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Suppertime: #Breadsticks #Cheesesnacks

Easy Cheese Garlic Breadsticks

Ingredients

1 (10 ounce) can prepared pizza crust
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dried basil
salt & pepper to taste

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. Mix butter and garlic in a small bowl and set aside.
3. Unroll pizza dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and brush with butter and garlic mixture.

4. Sprinkle cheeses and spices evenly over the dough.
5. Use a pizza cutter and cut dough into stick shapes (Lengthwise into 7 long strips and crosswise into 3 strips). Do not seperate strips.
Easy Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown

7. cut along each strip and serve with marinara sauce

Attribution to :  SugarApronSugarApron

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NoBake #Cookies: #Peanutbutter

This recipe from Karen’s Korner, says she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes so she adapted this recipe accordingly. She gives you both regular and lighter amounts of ingredients. Enjoy.

 

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

 

Ingredients:


1 1/2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
3 1/2 tbsp. peanut butter  ( I use a natural one that only has 4 grams of sugar)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup brown sugar (1 used 1 cup of Splenda/Stevia sugar replacement)
1/4 cup milk (I used skim)
1/8 cup butter (I used fake margarine)

Directions:

Spread a sheet of wax paper onto your counter to cool cookies on.
In a large bowl mix together oatmeal, peanut butter and vanilla, set aside.
In a medium saucepan combine sugar, milk and butter and cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Boil mixture for a full minute.
Remove from heat and pour over oatmeal mixture and stir until oatmeal is completely coated.
Spoon out cookie sized scoops onto the waxed paper and allow to cool until set and firm. Store in an airtight container.  Bon Appetite!

 Attribution to: Karen’s Korner
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Sweet Bread #AppleFritter # Dessert

awesome country apple fritter bread

Serves 8

Bread Loaf

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk or almond milk
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped (any kind), mixed with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Old-Fashioned Creme Glaze

  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1-3 tablespoons of milk or cream- (depending on thickness of glaze wanted)

 

Instructions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a 9×5-inch loaf pan and spray with non-stick spray or line with foil and spray with non-stick spray to get out easily for slicing.
  • 2
    Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside.
  • 3
    In another medium-sized bowl, beat white sugar and butter together using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • 4
    Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended in; add in vanilla extract.
  • 5
    Combine & whisk flour and baking powder together in another bowl and add into creamed butter mixture and stir until blended.
  • 6
    Mix milk into batter until smooth.
  • 7
    Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half the apple mixture, then half the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • 8
    Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.
  • 9
    Pour the remaining batter over apple layer and top with remaining apple mixture, then the remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • 10
    Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using knife or spoon.
  • 11
    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, approximately 50-60 minutes.
  • 12
    To make glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk or cream together until well mixed.
  • 13
    Let cool for about 15 minutes before drizzling with glaze.

 

Optional

  • Next time I think I would add in walnuts. You can always use other fruit, or you could add in chocolate chips too! (Of course!)
  • Substitutions: I’ve also substituted this with 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, 1/3 cup milk and add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda instead of 1/2 cup milk as called out in the bread loaf ingredients.
  • Baking options: Bake 30-40 min. for 2 loaf recipe, 15-20 minutes for muffins or 50 -60 minutes for one full loaf recipe or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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3 Ingredient Bars #Snacks #Healthy

Ingredients (9 bars]

  • 1/2 cup crunchy natural peanut butter, well-stirred
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 cups toasted whole grain oats cereal

Instructions

Line an 8 x 8 inch square pan with parchment.

Combine peanut butter & honey in a large saucepan and set over medium heat. Heat until mixture just starts to simmer, about 2-3 minutes, stirring. Remove from heat and stir until mixture is well-combined.

Stir in cereal until evenly coated. Pour mixture into prepared pan, cover with parchment, and press firmly. (Edited to add: A pastry roller will help to firmly and evenly pack down the mixture so the bars hold their shape). Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Cut into bars. Store individually wrapped in the refrigerator.

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Snack Time #Halloween #CandyTreats

HALLOWEEN POPCORN

 
Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
5 mins
Total time
10 mins
Author: Butter With A Side of Bread
Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 packages microwave popcorn, popped (about 9 cups popcorn)/ ⅓ cup unpopped kernels
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 or 4 different types of Halloween themed candy

Instructions

  1. Pop your popcorn and remove any un-popped kernels. Put popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine the butter, sugar and whipping cream in a medium saucepan.** Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Pour over popcorn and stir to combine. Add in Halloween candy- our favorites were candy corn and M&M’s- and stir to combine. It’s best when served immediately.
  4. **I’ve also made this in the microwave. Combine butter, sugar & whipping cream in a large glass bowl. Microwave for 2.5 minutes, stir, then for an additional 2 minutes. Pour over popcorn.

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Apple Pie Bars: #Applesnacks #Snackbars

 

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Print Recipe

Apple pie is my favorite dessert, but baking it as bars is so much easier! Load these apple pie bars with cinnamon brown sugar streusel and lots of salted caramel on top for a crowd-pleasing treat.

Yield: 12-16 bars

Ingredients:

Shortbread Crust

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour (measured correctly)

Apple Filling

  • 2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced (1/4 inch thick)1
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Streusel

  • 1/2 cup (40g) old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup (70g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • homemade salted caramel sauce (step-by-step photos included)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (149°C). Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, leaving enough overhang on all sides. Set aside.
  2. Make the crust: Stir the melted butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add the flour and stir until everything is combined. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes while you prepare the filling and streusel.
  3. Make the apple filling: Combine the sliced apples, flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl until all of the apples are evenly coated. Set aside.
  4. Make the streusel: Whisk the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour together in a medium bowl. Cut in the chilled butter with a pastry blender or two forks (or even with your hands) until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  5. Remove the crust from the oven, and turn the oven up to 350°F (177°C). Evenly layer the apples on top of the warm crust. It will look like there are too many apple slices, so layer them tightly and press them down to fit. Sprinkle the apple layer with streusel and bake for 30–35 minutes or until the streusel is golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes at room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (or overnight). Lift the foil or parchment out of the pan using the overhang on the sides and cut into bars. I usually cut them into 16 smaller bars, but you can cut them into 12 larger bars. Once cut, drizzle some salted caramel sauce on top of each. These apple pie bars can be enjoyed warm, at room temperature, or even cold.
  7. Make ahead tip: The bars will stay fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. You can freeze the bars for up to 3 months. Then, thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving and drizzling with caramel.

Apple Pie BarsAdditional Notes:

  1. I like to use two different kinds of apples for a more complex flavor. I typically use 1 tart apple variety such as Granny Smith, and 1 sweeter apple variety such as Pink Lady. You’ll end up with about 3-4 cups. A little more or less is OK, based on your preference of filling.

Larger batch: Recipe can easily be doubled and baked in a 9×13 pan. Bake for 45 minutes and cool completely as directed in this recipe.

 

From : Sally’s Baking Addiction

 

 

 

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Chocolate Snacks: #EasyRecipe #SummerTreats

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No Bake Chocolate Cheerios

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  2. 3/4 cups peanut butter
  3. 3 cups Cheerios™
Instructions
  1. Place the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a large microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave the chocolate and peanut butter on high by 30 second intervals stirring after each time until the chocolate is melted and creamy. Microwaves vary and I started with frozen chocolate chips, but it took us two minutes to melt the chocolate.
  3. Pour the Cheerios™ into the chocolate mixture and mix until the Cheerios™ are completely coated.
  4. Spread the chocolate yumminess into a pre-buttered 9 inch square pan. Refrigerate until chilled and cut into bars.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Attribution to: Laugh With Us Blog