Showing posts with label craisins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craisins. Show all posts

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sierra Nevada Mountain Trail Mix

This week our side dish is a Trail Mix that just seemed like the perfect accompaniment to our roasted turkey picnic sandwiches. We had a few handfuls with the sandwiches, and then took the rest in our backpack as we hiked a few trails. What a beautiful day, and a welcome relief from the heat in the valley. I can see this Trail Mix being perfect as a after school snack or as a part of a buffet at a football party.

 Sierra Nevada Trail Mix
3 cups Unsalted Roasted Cashews
2 cups M & M's
2 cups Craisins
1 cup Golden Raisins
2 cups mini Marshmallows
1 cup Banana Chips

Put it in a bowl and mix it up!! That's it.
I put some in these little bags for our hike.
Thanks for joining me today!

Tomorrow we will be making a dessert for our picnic and hike,
a S'mores Rice Krispie Treat!
It had to be S'Mores!! What could be more fitting?!

Stop by, and grab a bite!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

White Chocolate Popcorn - Dessert in A Bowl!!

This weeks dessert is the perfect casual and fun treat for family movie night, neighborhood BBQ's, slumber parties, or even football parties. It's super easy to make, and slightly addicting!
White Chocolate Popcorn
2 (3.3oz) bags Microwave Popcorn
2 cups salted Peanuts
2 cups Craisins
2 (11oz) bags White Chocolate Chips
1 teaspoons Cinnamon
Microwave both bags of popcorn according 
to the bag directions.
We need a double boiler to melt the chocolate chips. 
Using a double boiler assures you that the chips
won't burn while they melt, because they are melting by 
indirect heat. Because I don't have a double boiler, I made my own. 
Fill a bottom pan with about 2-3 cups of water. 
Place a saucepan on top of the pan with the water.
The top pan should sit securely on the bottom pan.
It can lean, but it cannot touch the water in the pan.
It must stay up on the rim. Heat the water on medium high,
but do not let it boil.
Pour in 1 bag of chips to start melting.
Spray a spatula with pan spray.
Use the sprayed spatula to stir the melting white chocolate.
The spray will help the chocolate not stick to the spatula.
Add the second bag of chips to the pot
and melt them all together.
Put the popcorn in a large pot.
Add the peanuts.
Add the craisins.
Add the cinnamon.
Spray 2 cookie sheets with pan spray.
Pour the melted chocolate into the bowl with the
popcorn ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
Pour the mixed popcorn onto the 2 cookie sheets.
Distribute evenly between the two.
Allow the chocolate popcorn to set up for about 
an hour.
Once the popcorn is set (you can tell by
just touching it to see if it is dry), use a spatula
to transfer it to whatever you want to
put it in, whether it is .....
a bowl...
or these cute little popcorn boxes.
Doesn't that look great?

Thanks for joining me today!

Please join me tomorrow!

See you then!