Showing posts with label Super Bowl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Super Bowl. Show all posts

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Touchdown Shooters

I know there are a gazillion different types of sandwiches, dips, desserts, and treats for the Super Bowl~and I love all of them! But, I was looking to make something a little different, a "guy treat" if there is such a thing. So, I created these Touchdown Shooters, and I tested them on the 2 guys I live with, my son and my husband.  And they liked them a lot. These shooters are full of peanut butter, chocolate, and salty pretzels! That's guy food, right? Let me know what you think!

Touchdown Shooters
2 cups Creamy Jif Peanut Butter
2 tablespoons Butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 to 1 cup Confectioners Sugar
1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
3-4 tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
Snyders Old Fashioned Dipping Sticks
Whipped Cream
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 cup Confectioners Sugar
Mix your peanut butter, butter, and vanilla together.
Add Your confectioners sugar, and mix well.

The mix may be a bit stiff at this point, so add a little
bit of the heavy whipping cream at a time until it
has a smooth consistency. You need it smooth, but not runny.
Start melting your chocolate chips in a double boiler.
When your chips are almost melted, turn the heat off
of your chocolate. Take your 4 tablespoons of cream and
heat them up. The microwave is perfect for this.
You don't want it hot, just lukewarm. If you add the
cream when it is cold the chocolate may seize up,
or become very thick. Add your warmed heavy whipping
cream to your chocolate, a tablespoon at a time.
You want it to look smooth and.......
drizzle off of a spoon.
Put a handful of pretzel sticks in a plastic bag,
and roll over them with a rolling pin to crush them.
Take your crushed pretzels and place some in each
 of your shooter glasses. Use just enough to cover the bottom
of the glass. Take a couple tablespoons and set them aside.
You will use them to top the whipped cream.
Take the rest of your crushed pretzels, and mix them
into the peanut butter mixture. I found the best
way to really mix it together is with your hands.
Take a small scoop, or use a spoon, and form the
peanut butter mix into a ball. Place it in the bottom of
the shooter glass. Drizzle the chocolate over the
peanut butter to cover.
Do it again with another ball of peanut butter and....

top with chocolate again.
Place your whipping cream in the mixer.
Whip about 3-4 minutes, then add the sugar,
and whip on high until the cream becomes whipped cream.
Pipe the whipped cream onto the top of the chocolate.
I used a Wilton M1 tip.
Sprinkle a few pieces of pretzels pieces on the top
of the whipped cream.
Add your dipping stick pretzel to
 the side of the whipped cream.

The dipping stick does work to eat the shooters.
Of course, so does a spoon!
I tried several ways of refrigerating these, and I found
that it is best not to. You can, but then you have to wait
until they softened to enjoy them. Make sure to add the whipped
cream right before serving, and have fun with these
Touchdown Shooters!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Super Bowl Linky Party!

The stage has been set! It's the Seahawks and the Broncos for Super Bowl XLVII on February 2!! I think that Super Bowl Sunday can be considered one of the bigger party days of the year, so let's get ready!! Here at The Freshman Cook, we are having an Eats and Treats Linky Party so we can see what everyone is making, baking, decorating, and munching down on! I know I always love to see how everyone else parties!! So get your party hats on, because we are having a party to celebrate the big party!!

Every entry will be pinned, tweeted, and posted on google+!! 
Everyone should see your Super Bowl Eats and Treats!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's That Time of Year!!

I know. I should hang my head in shame. To even bring up the fact of the holidays coming up in a few months is horrible. To admit that I have honestly put some thought into them. Well. I should live in the moment and all that stuff.  But,I can't. I am a planner. I have to know what I am doing. I am not a fly by the seat of your pants type of person. I have tried this. I does not work for me. It has had very, very bad results.  So, here I am. Planning, (just a little) for the holidays. Here's what I do: During the holidays, (by which I mean Halloween through New Years) I bake a lot. I seem to become possessed by the spirit, and everyone I know must have something baked by me! I can't explain. Then there is my husband. He doesn't admit anything like this, but I can not count how many times he has said to me, "Can you make up a basket of cookies for (insert the many names here)?" This is usually done with little to no notice.( Meaning he is walking out the door in the next three minutes, and wants the goodies with him) He is not a planner. But the last few years I have wised up. I start stockpiling baskets, tins, trays, plates, ribbons, boxes, cello paper and anything else that is cute and holidayish(yes, it's a word, it's just new). I only pick up things that I think are a good deal, or when I have a coupon, like at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. So anyway, this is what I have so far this year.
It's not much yet. But I will let you know when I find a good deal I think you might be interested in.

 These colors are perfect for fall. They were at Walmart
discounted to 75 cents. A tray of cookies will look 
great on these.
This black tray and the black bowl and orange trays
are perfect for Halloween parties or gifts. The tray and the 
bowl were a little high ($1.99 each at Target) but I think they
are probably more usable for party service than gifts.
I seem to have a hard time finding black when I need it,
so I scooped it up. But, a bunch of Halloween pumpkin 
cookies would look great on the black tray! I can see the 
orange tray being used for black cauldron cookies,
or maybe green frankensteins.
 I also bought some red and green trays for Christmas
when I was at Walmart. I wanted more, but they were out.
I bought this pack of 4 plates at Walmart for 75 cents.
These will make great bases for smaller Christmas
plates of cookies or breads.
I love these 2 buckets I got at the Dollar store.
They are light weight and will be perfect for little gift baskets.
Although I love baskets, I mail a lot of things, and the handle 
on the baskets just makes it too difficult for mailing.

Isn't this tray cute? I got this at Big Lots for $5.00.
Last year for the SuperBowl, I made an entire tray of
chocolate covered strawberries decorated like footballs.
This would have been the perfect way to display them.

So there you have it.
I will let you know when I have more deals that you can get.

See you later for our Menu and grocery list for next week.

Thanks for joining me.