Showing posts with label Snacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snacks. Show all posts

Friday, May 19, 2017

Monster Trail Mix Hobo Sack / #15 Minute Friday

Welcome To 
15 Minute Friday!


When my son was younger, we celebrated every birthday with his friends. One year we held his party in the mountains, where we hiked, rode dirt bikes and 4 wheelers, and munched on this Monster trail mix! Everyone who came to the party had a great time, and each partier took home a Monster Trail Mix Hobo Sack! It's simply a bandanna tied on a stick for easy carrying while hiking!
Monster Trail Mix
(printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 1 sack)

1/4 cup lightly salted Peanuts
1/4 cup Red, White and Blue M+M's
1/4 cup Golden Raisins
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Peanut Butter Chips 
1 small ziplock bag
1 bandanna
1 long stick

Mix together all of the ingredients.
Go looking for sticks.
Mia was helping me find sticks, but she lost interest when I wouldn't throw them for her to chase!
Zip up the trail mix in a bag, then fold bandanna over the trail mix and tie to stick. Go for a hike, and have fun!
 Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this 15 Minute Snack! Drop by anytime! 
Next weeks 15 Minute Friday  is all about chocolate! See you then!


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Monster Trail Mix Hobo Sack

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup lightly salted Peanuts
  • 1/4 cup Red, White and Blue M+M's
  • 1/4 cup Golden Raisins
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter Chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Mix together all of the ingredients.
  2. Go looking for sticks.
  3. Zip up the trail mix in a bag, then fold bandanna over the trail mix and tie to stick. Go for a hike, and have fun!
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Fruit and Graham Cracker Snacks~15 Minute Friday!

Welcome to 
15 Minute Friday!



(printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 4 snacks)
4 slices of Cream Cheese
2 Chocolate Graham Crackers (cut in half)
12 Fresh Blueberries
2 slices of Fresh Strawberries
1/2 Banana
Sprinkle of Confectioners Sugar


This is a very simple recipe, and you can easily change it to make it your own. I used a block of cream cheese, but I am sure that whipped cream cheese can be used just as easily. This recipe uses strawberries, blueberries and bananas, but any combination would work. I can see using pineapple chunks, orange segments, and mango for a tropical touch! I sprinkled the top of the crackers with a light dusting of confectioners sugar, but a drizzle of honey, or a sprinkle of coconut flakes would be awesome.
These tasty snacks came together so quickly! I cut the banana slices and strawberries into smaller pieces and used the blueberries whole. I covered each graham cracker with cream cheese, topped it with the fruit, and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.  I made all four of these pieces in about 8 minutes, well within the 15 minute time limit!  

 How 15 Minute Friday works~ 

Every Friday I plan to post a simple and quick recipe that can be made in 15 minutes or less. It might be a morning bite, or maybe an
afternoon snack, or evening treat to enjoy. The only rules I have set for myself is that the recipe has to be able to be made within 15 minutes. That time does not include getting the ingredients out of the pantry or fridge, but once they are gathered together, the clock begins! The point is to present to you, a quick, tasty, recipe that you will enjoy and won't take you all day to cook.

Thank you for joining me for the inaugural issue of 15 Minute  Friday! I hope you enjoyed it!
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Fruit and Graham Cracker Snacks

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 slices of Cream Cheese
  • 2 Chocolate Graham Crackers (cut in half)
  • 12 Fresh Blueberries
  • 2 slices of Fresh Strawberries
  • 1/2 Banana
  • Sprinkle of Confectioners Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. These tasty snacks came together so quickly! I cut the banana slices and strawberries into smaller pieces and used the blueberries whole. I made all four of these pieces in about 8 minutes, well within the 15 minute time limit!
  2. These tasty snacks came together so quickly! I cut the banana slices and strawberries into smaller pieces and used the blueberries whole. I covered each graham cracker with cream cheese, topped it with the fruit, and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Gourmet Gifter's Cinnamon Sugar Sensation

Last month I wrote a post about a new company I am working with called, GOURMET GIFTER. I hope you had a chance to check them out! I absolutely am in love with their Salty Sweet Addiction popcorn, and recently I tried another of their popcorn flavors, Cinnamon Sugar Sensation! Oh my, is it yummy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chocolate Toffee Mini Bars

These Chocolate Toffee Mini Bars are perfect when you just want a little something sweet. They are simple and quick to make and they are so tasty with a buttery shortbread crust and a topping of melted chocolate and toffee chips. A little treat to make you smile!

Chocolate Toffee Mini Bars
Chocolate Toffee Mini Bars

Monday, March 16, 2015

Triple Chocolate Shamrock Cupcakes

I love St. Patrick's Day, don't you? I thought it would be fun to celebrate with some Triple Chocolate Shamrock Cupcakes. They are made with milk, dark, and bittersweet chocolate and topped with thin mint frosting for a festive, fun, and tasty St. Patrick's Day celebration!

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Thursday, March 5, 2015

St. Paddy's Day Popcorn

St Patrick's Day is always a special day around our house. We indulge in Irish food, always wear something green, and some of us have been know to dance a jig or two! This year when we are dancing and celebrating, we will also be enjoying this yummy, festive St. Paddy's Day Popcorn!
It is so easy and quick to make, you will be munching on it faster than you can say,
"Top 'o the morning to ya"!

St Patrick's Day Treat

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chrysanthemum Cake Pops

These cake pops remind me of chrysanthemums, kind of. Only the pops are not as pretty. But they are edible and yummy, so it works! These pops are chocolate, mixed with some chopped smoked nuts, for added flavor, and vanilla frosting. Dip them in chocolate and add the popcorn!

Chrysanthemum Cake Pops

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Oreo Rice Krispie Balls





I picked up a bag of Marshmallow Crispy Oreos the other day. I was intrigued as to what to do with them. They sat on the kitchen counter for a while so I could look at them as I was thinking about the best way to use them (other than sitting down and eating the entire package!). That is how I usually do things. So I decided to make these Rice Krispie Balls on a stick, but with a little twist. The inside ball is pure rice krispie, but the outside is covered with a mixture of marshmallow flavored candy melts and the inside cream of the oreos. The crumble on the top is the outside of the oreo, but crushed. The result is a rice krispie palooza!
Oreo Rice Krispie Balls

Pan Spray
7 ounce jar Marshmallow Cream
3 tablespoons Butter
6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
10 ounce bag Mini Marshmallows
1 package of Oreo Marshmallow Crispy Cookies
1 package of Marshmallow flavored Candy Melts
Cookie/Candy Sticks
 These are the cookies, if you haven't seen them yet.
Separate the tops and bottoms from the cream of the cookies.
Crush the cookie tops and bottoms in your food processor. 
If you don't have one available to you, place the cookies
in a zip lock bag, and crush them by rolling 
over them with a rolling pin.
Whenever I make these I spray vegetable spray on
the utensils I will be using. This helps with clean up.
I started with the basic rice krispie recipe, except I used 
a jar of marshmallow creme in place of the marshmallows.
I have been told that the marshmallow creme made the treats
moister and softer. Melt the butter in a large pot on medium low. 
Add the marshmallow creme, stirring until it is smooth.
Take your pan off the heat.
 Add your rice krispies. At this point, the marshmallow cream 
was not enough to even cover the cereal, so I melted butter and a 
bag of mini marshmallows in another pan, and then
poured the melted marshmallows into the pot and mixed.
It covered beautifully.
Make small balls of cereal and place a stick in each one.

Using a double boiler, place the marshmallow flavored
 candy melts on the stove on low. Add the creme filling 
that you removed from the cookies. Mix together.
I found that the candy melts got slightly thick when 
mixed with the filling. I put a few drops of vegetable oil
into the mix and it thinned up a little. To coat the
balls, use a small spreading knife and cover the balls
with the melted mix. It goes quickly.
Don't allow your coating to get too hot. If it does, it will 
go on fine, but it will begin too heat up the rice krispie ball,
and it will start to break apart, melting the marshmallow in the ball.
As each ball is covered, sprinkle the crushed
cookie over the ball.
You have to have somewhere to go with the pops
so they can set up. They can be frozen or refrigerated.
This is what I rigged up in my fridge. This is 2 cooling racks
on top of a baking pan. It worked great. 
I also tried freezing some. That also worked.
These were a big hit. The inside of the marshmallow balls 
were moist and easy to eat. The outside with the 
cream filling mixed with the candy melts and topped with 
the crushed cookie added a great flavor. 

Thanks for joining me today!! 

Here are some other Rice Krispie recipes you might enjoy:

Rice Krispie Cake Batter Pops



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Monday, February 3, 2014

Cranberry Orange Cookies

While I was cleaning and organizing my pantry the other day, I came across a can of sweetened condensed milk that was due to expire at the end of February. I set in on the counter, thinking I would figure out what to do with it, because I would be reminded of it each time I passed by, throughout the day. Well, that really didn't work out that great, but as I was inspecting the can, (looking for inspiration, I'm sure :)) I saw this recipe for Cranberry Orange cookies on the back of the can. It just so happened that I had everything I needed in the pantry, and so here they are. I made these in the evening, and they need to sit overnight after baking. That allows time for the flavors to meld together, and they are definitely worth the wait!
Cranberry Orange Cookies
(essentialeveryday.com)
2 cups Quick Oats
1 cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 cup Flour
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
1-14 ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup White Chocolate Chips
1 tablespoon Orange Zest
1 tablespoon Orange Juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
There is no need for an electric mixer when you
 make these cookies. It's so easy to mix by hand, and
you won't break up your ingredients. Add the oats, cranberries, flour, 
cinnamon and salt to a bowl.
Mix everything really well. so all your ingredients 
are well distibuted.
Add your sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips,
orange zest, and orange juice. Mix well.
Use a cookie scoop to place the cookies on a greased
or parchment cover cookie sheet. Once your cookies
are on the sheet, go through and flatten them just a little.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
 Mine took 11 minutes every time.
Let cookies sit on the baking sheet for a minute,
 then place on a cooling rack to cool.
After they are cooled, cover to keep fresh, but try to 
wait a few hours or overnight to eat them.
Enjoy!

Thanks for joining The Freshman Cook today!

If you like these cookies, you might also enjoy these:
Oatmeal Caramel Cookies
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

S'mores Popcorn!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Today is the Improv Cooking Challenge reveal day! This month's two ingredients~fish and chips! Being a non fish lover, I decided to put a little fun twist on the traditional, and go with graham cracker fish and melted chocolate chips! What I came up with is a S'mores Popcorn, perfect for summer celebrations and campfires!
S'mores Popcorn
1 bag popped Popcorn
16.5 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips
1 cup Graham Cracker Goldfish
1 cup mini Marshmallows
Pop your popcorn.....
and spread your popcorn in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Melt your chocolate chips in a double boiler, 
or in the microwave.
Drizzle your chocolate over the popcorn.
Place your graham cracker fish on top of the chocolate 
drizzle throughout the baking sheet.
I got my graham cracker gold fish by buying a bag of
S'mores goldfish and picking out the graham cracker fish to use.
Then drizzle more chocolate over the popcorn
 and graham cracker fish in the opposite direction 
that you drizzled the first time.
Add mini marshmallows on top of the drizzled chocolate,
just as you did the graham cracker fish.
Drizzle more chocolate over the mini marshmallows,
drizzling every which way, making sure there is plenty
of drizzled chocolate over all of the popcorn.
Let the chocolate set up and dry.
Enjoy your S'mores Popcorn!

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