Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Scotcheroo Muddy Buddies

Recently I became a little obsessed with Scotcheroos. There are so many flavors in one little treat, butterscotch, peanut butter, and chocolate. And what a better way to eat all of those delicious flavors than in my favorite snack! Sweet, crunchy, a mouthful of deliciousness.

Scotcheroo Muddy Buddies
Recipe Adapted from: CompleteRecipes.com

8 cups Corn or Rice Chex
1/2 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Butterscotch Chips
1/3 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
1/4 cup Butter
1/4 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 cups Powdered Sugar

1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter, corn syrup & butter, stirring constantly until the all of the chips are melted. Then stir in the vanilla.

2. In a very large bowl put in the chex. Pour the chocolate mixture over and mix until completely and evenly coated.

3. Pour the coated cereal into ziploc bags and add in the powdered sugar close and shake until coated.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Strawberry Ice Cream, Eggless

I was trying to think of what to do with my strawberries next and I started thinking about ice cream. I already have a recipe on here for Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream(which you should definitely go check out), but there is something so delicious about simple strawberry ice cream.

Its sweet, creamy, and has a pure strawberry flavor helped out just a bit by the vanilla. The next time you are in the mood to make ice cream, try this one!

Strawberry Ice Cream, Eggless
Recipe Source: AllRecipes.com

2 cups Heavy Cream
1 cup Whole Milk
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract 
2 cups Pureed Strawberries

In a large bowl mix together the milk, cream, and sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add in the salt, vanilla, and pureed strawberries. Mix until well combined. Pour into your ice cream maker and follow the directions that came with it.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberries are finally starting to go down in price and I am so excited to start making more strawberry things! I have a long list of strawberry treats and dessert recipes ready. So get excited cause I am!!

This strawberry lemonade, its the perfect balance of sweet strawberries and tart lemons. Perfect for a hot summer day or in my case a warmish spring day cause I cant wait for summer.

Strawberry Lemonade
Recipe Adapted from: AlaskaFromScratch.com

Simple Syrup
2 cups Water
2 cups Sugar

Strawberry Puree
2 cups Strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 cup Cold Water

Zest of 1 Lemon
1 1/2 cups Lemon Juice, about 6 lemons freshly squeezed
1 1/2 cups Cold Water
2 cups Ice
Lemons and Strawberries for garnish

1. In a medium saucepan combine the water and sugar over high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Remove from the heat and set aside. Place the strawberries and 1 cup of cold water in a blender and puree.

2. In a pitcher, add the lemon zest, lemon juice, 1 cup cold water, ice. Stir in the strawberry puree and the simple syrup. Taste and add more cold water if needed. Refrigerate until cold.

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