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

Monday, August 21, 2017

Triple Chocolate Cookies / #DarkRecipes

Today we are making #DarkRecipes to celebrate the #SolarEclipse that is happening today. I thought it would be fun to make these Triple Chocolate Cookies to commemorate the occasion, and because they are triple chocolate! Triple Chocolate! For all my chocolate loving friends, there is no need to say more! 
Scroll down past this yummy recipe and see all the #DarkRecipes being made today! 
Triple Chocolate Cookies
(printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 20-25 cookies)
1 cup Butter
3/4 cup Sugar 
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
2 cups Flour
8 ounces Semisweet Chocolate Chips
6 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips


 Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease a cookie sheet or use parchment paper to cover it. In a large bowl beat together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and baking soda.
Add the 2 eggs and vanilla. Mix in. Add the unsweetened chocolate that is melted and cooled.
Add flour and mix. Dough may be getting a little thick now.  Continue to mix until all the flour is incorporated into the dough.
Add the semisweet chocolate chunks, and the milk chocolate chips. Mix in with a spoon. 
This was a little difficult to mix, so I put a glove on and used my hand to evenly distribute the chocolate chips. 
 Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on rack, and enjoy!


Dark Recipes For The Solar Eclipse
 

     

    Triple Chocolate Cookies

    INGREDIENTS:


    • 1 cup Butter
    • 3/4 cup Sugar
    • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
    • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
    • 2 cups Flour
    • 8 ounces Semisweet Chocolate Chips
    • 6 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips

    INSTRUCTIONS:


    1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease a cookie sheet or use parchment paper to cover it. In a large bowl beat together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and baking soda.
    2. Add the 2 eggs and vanilla. Mix in. Add the unsweetened chocolate that is melted and cooled.
    3. Add flour and mix. Dough may be getting a little thick now. Continue to mix until all the flour is incorporated into the dough.
    4. Add the semisweet chocolate chunks, and the milk chocolate chips. Mix in with a spoon.
    5. This was a little difficult to mix, so I put a glove on and used my hand to evenly distribute the chocolate chips.
    6. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on rack, and enjoy!
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Surprise Inside Brownie Bites / #SundaySupper

It's that time of year again! School is starting soon, or maybe it has already started at your house! Although my son has already graduated college, if I remember anything from him going to school, it was how hungry he was every day when he got home! Some kind of after school snack was a necessity. Lot of times I made it healthy and good for him, and other times I made something sweet that I knew he would like. That's what these Surprise Inside Brownie Bites are. A sweet after school snack with a little surprise inside!
Surprise Inside Brownie Bites 
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 25-30 )

6 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Butter
3/4 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 cup Flour
3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch of  Salt
Mini peanut butter cups (2 per brownie)

Frosting 
1 1/2 cups Confectionery Sugar, sifted
1/4 cup Butter, softened 
2-3 tablespoons Milk
1 ounce semi sweet Chocolate Square, melted
Chocolate Sprinkles




This is the pan I used, but you can use anything that will result in small, mini brownies. Grease the cups with spray, then wipe out any extra. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 Melt chocolate. butter and sugar in a saucepan over low heat. 
Pour into large bowl and add eggs and vanilla. Beat with mixer.
Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt to bowl. Mix together.
 Fill each cavity as shown.  Bake for 9 minutes, then remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
Immediately place 2 mini chocolate peanut butter cups in each brownie. Push down so they are even with the top of the brownie. I used Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Trader Joes. They come in a 12 ounce tub, and they are fabulous! (and addicting) You could also use some of the mini peanut butter cups I have seen around at the stores, or even just a single small one, instead of a mini!  Cool for 5 minutes.
Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on the cooling rack.
Make frosting by mixing together the confectioner's sugar, butter, milk, and melted chocolate square.
I used a Witon tip #31 to decorate some of the brownies, but not all. They taste good both ways! Sprinkle sprinkles on the ones with frosting and enjoy!

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Surprise Inside Brownie Bites

INGREDIENTS:

Brownies
  • 6 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 cup Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Mini Reese Cups (2 per brownie)
Frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups Confectionery Sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup Butter, softened
  • 2-3 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 ounce semi sweet Chocolate Square, melted
  • Chocolate Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

Brownies
  1. This is the pan I used, but you can use anything that will result in small, mini brownies. Grease the cups with spray, then wipe out any extra. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt chocolate. butter and sugar in a saucepan over low heat.
  3. Pour into large bowl and add eggs and vanilla. Beat with mixer.
  4. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt to bowl. Mix together.
  5. Fill each cavity as shown. Bake for 9 minutes, then remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
  6. Immediately place 2 mini chocolate peanut butter cups in each brownie. Push down so they are even with the top of the brownie. I used Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Trader Joes. They come in a 12 ounce tub, and they are fabulous! (and addicting) You could also use some of the mini peanut butter cups I have seen around at the stores, or even just a single small one, instead of a mini! Cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on the cooling rack.
Frosting
  1. Make frosting by mixing together the confectioner's sugar, butter, milk, and melted chocolate square.
  2. I used a Witon tip #31 to decorate some of the brownies, but not all. They taste good both ways! Sprinkle sprinkles on the ones with frosting and enjoy!
Created using The Recipes Generator

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

prep time: cook time: total time:

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.
Created using The Recipes Generator

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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