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Double Reese’s Cereal Bars

15 Nov

Hi again!

I made cereal bars!!

Double Reese’s Cereal Bars!!!

My daughter has been asking for Reese’s Puffs Cereal, and I finally caved.  Of course, she isn’t going be breakfasting on it; because I made cereal treats with the whole box!  Yup……the WHOLE, entire 13 ounce box.  🙂

To be honest……I love love love Reese’s Puffs Cereal.  It is a super tasty snack!   So, my girl gets her craving for it honestly.  In my opinion, chocolate and peanut butter should be a major food group……just sayin!

These treats are pretty festive……yellow, orange, and white!  Totally Thanksgiving-y!!  You make them just like a traditional Rice Krispie Treat, which is super simple……SCORE!  And, then you add extra Reese’s goodness……DOUBLE SCORE!!

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Double Reese’s Cereal Bars

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • (1) 10 oz. package of miniature marshmallows
  • (1) 13 oz. box of Reese’s Puffs Cereal (It’s about 7 cups)
  • 1 cup Reese’s mini Pieces

–  In a large saucepan,  melt the butter over medium heat.

–  Pour in the marshmallows, and stir constantly until they are completely melted.

–  Remove from heat and add the cereal.  Stir until it is covered in the melted marshmallows. (It is VERY sticky.)

–  Using a rubber spatula, press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan.  (I sprayed the bottom of my pan and also the back of the spatula with non-stick spray.)

–  Immediately pour the cup of mini Pieces evenly over the top and lightly press them down.

–  Cool, and cut into squares.

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They are like an ocean of Yummy!  All I can say is……WILL POWER!!  I wanted to eat the entire pan!

I love to make cereal bars and treats.  These were a hit!  My kids hovered over them……another SCORE!

They are total winners!

I’m actually looking forward to making them again!

Enjoy!!

Love, Lara

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Easy Candy Dipped Treats

13 Oct

Hi again!

I made candy dipped treats today!

I was playing with my new Wilton Chocolate Pro.  I used a half-off coupon, and I am so glad I did.  Totally worth it!

You don’t need a melter to make these treats though.  All you need is your favorite brand of candy coating wafers.  They sell them at all craft stores in the candy/ cake decorating aisles.  I used Merkens Orange wafers to make these, but you can pick any color you’d like. 

I grabbed all kinds of things out of my pantry.

Don’t forget the sprinkles!

  

First, melt your candy wafers.  Put half of a cup (or more, depending on what you are coating) in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat them according to the directions on the bag.

And DIP! 

Oatmeal Cream Pies!

Oreos!!

Marshmallows!!

Pretzel sticks!!

The possibilities are endless!!

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Easy Candy Dipped Treats

  • 1 bag of Candy wafers for melting
  • food for dipping (ex. pretzels, cookies, wafers, cream pies,etc….)

– Melt wafers according to directions on bag.

– Dip snacks until coated.  (I put my treats on a fork and dip them and then I tap the fork on the side of the bowl/melter to shake off excess.)

– Top with sprinkles while the melts are still liquid.

– Dry on wax paper.

*It’s a learning process.  Figure out the method that works best for you and stick with it. 

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 Definitely take a lap around the decorating aisle of the craft store. There is some really awesome stuff!

With the Holidays fast approaching, keep these ideas in mind.  You can take some pretty normal things, and make them festive and fun!  Easy!

And it’s so much fun doing these with kids.  It’s the best kind of art project…..edible!!

Have a great weekend!

Enjoy!

Love, Lara

Candy Corn White Trash

5 Oct

Hi again!

I made white trash for you!!!

I’m sure that doesn’t sound very exciting, but just wait…..you’ll see!

I’ve made white trash for years and years.  I’m not sure where I found the original recipe….probably in a magazine, but I’ve always thought the name sounded awfully derogatory, so I started referring to it as Dub-tee. (White starts with w, w = dub. Trash starts with t…..you get it!) And the name stuck.

I make dub-tee a few times a year…..for girls weekends and holidays. It looks awesome wrapped up in bags and tied with seasonal ribbons.

I also passed the recipe onto my sister, who shared it with her Tri-Delta sorority sisters.  And now it’s a big hit at an annual charity event called  Crop for a Cure. They raise lots and lots of money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , and that’s a good thing.  A really good thing.

Anyway, people go crazy for the stuff!

So I thought I’d make a festive version! I know, I know….”if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” and all that,  but I got all caught up in the candy corn Halloween business going on.  I just couldn’t resist!

Normally, I am not a candy corn person.

I think at one point in my life, I must have eaten so much of it that I put myself into a sugar coma. One or two pieces is enough to make me feel like I joined in the candy corn festivities.

BUT……I love the way it looks, and I love all of the Halloween treats that are candy corn inspired.

This is a really quick and easy treat that can be thrown together and tastes amazing.  I love salt and sugar together, and this has both.

  

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Candy Corn White Trash (aka Halloween Dub-Tee)

  • 1 and 1/2 cups Cheerios
  • 3 cups Chex cereal (I used rice, but any flavor is fine)
  • (1) 9 oz. bag of Candy Corn M&M’s candy
  • 1 cup peanuts (almonds work great too.)
  • 1 cup small pretzels or pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • (1) 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips

– Mix the cereals, M&M’s, peanuts, candy corn and pretzels in a large bowl.

– In a separate bowl, melt white chips 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.

– Pour over dry mix and stir with a rubber spatula until everything is coated in white chocolate.

– Spread it all out on wax paper until dry.

– Store in an airtight container.

*Double or triple it….it will work. The recipe is pretty close to Alton Brown’s white trash recipe, adaptations were made.

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It is called trash…..so you can throw in anything your heart (or tummy) desires!

Enjoy!!

Love, Lara

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