Easy Cheese Garlic Breadsticks
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
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.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown
7. cut along each strip and serve with marinara sauce
Attribution to : SugarApronSugarApron
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
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)
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!
Author: Butter With A Side of Bread
- 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
- Pop your popcorn and remove any un-popped kernels. Put popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- **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.
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
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
- 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)
- 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
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
No Bake Chocolate Cheerios
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cups peanut butter
- 3 cups Cheerios™
- Place the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a large microwave safe bowl.
- 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.
- Pour the Cheerios™ into the chocolate mixture and mix until the Cheerios™ are completely coated.
- Spread the chocolate yumminess into a pre-buttered 9 inch square pan. Refrigerate until chilled and cut into bars.
- Serve and enjoy!
Attribution to: Laugh With Us Blog