by Sharon | Nov 4, 2016
Snack recipes are always welcome for Thanksgiving . . . Or between Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Here are my suggestions for making this delicious snack for your family and friends.
Harvest Chex Mix
- 1 box Rice Chex Cereal
- 1 bag Bugles
- 4 cups Pretzels
- 1 cup Candy Corn
- 1 cyo Candy Corn Pumpkins
- 1 bag Reese’s Pieces
- Feel free to add pieces of your favorite left-over Halloween candy
Yes, there is a buttery brown sugar sauce that goes over the mixture before popping it in the oven.
- 3/4 cup melted Butter
- 3/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 275°F
- Melt the butter in the microwave
- Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract to the melted butter and whisk until combined and dissolved
- In a large bowl, add the Chex, bugles and pretzels
- Pour the sauce over this mixture and toss gently until evenly coated
- Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper
- Divide the mixture on the two baking sheets, spreading in an even layer on each baking sheet
- Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Put the cooled mixture into a large bowl
- Add the candy
- Toss to combine evenly
- Store any left-overs in an air-tight container
Well, there you go! It’s a great treat that will give you a fun Fall taste.
Thanks for stopping by!
by Sharon | Oct 11, 2016
That witch in the Wizard of Oz never could get a break . . . now you’ll have a delicious treat in her melted honor.
Halloween is fun . . . and the food can be, too.
Witch Puddles doesn’t sound all that appealing . . . but with Oreo Cookies and Hershey Kisses . . . It’s a chocolate feast in a puddle.
Here’s the recipe:
Ingredients make about 3 dozen Puddle Witches
- 1 teaspoon water
- 4 drops yellow food coloring
- 1 and 1/2 cups of flaked coconut
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 6 tablespoons shortening, divided
- 36 Oreo cookies
- 36 Hershey Kisses
- 4 cups vanilla or white chocolate chips
- 36 pretzel sticks
- Place water and food coloring in a large resealable plastic bag.
- Add coconut to the bag.
- Seal and shake to tint the coconut.
- In the microwave, melt chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons shortening. Stir until smooth.
- Let’s make the witches’ hats! Place 1/3 cup of the chocolate mixture in a resealable plastic bag. Cut a small hole in a corner of the bag.
- Pipe a small amount of chocolate on a cookie.
- Dip the Kiss in the chocolate on the Oreo.
- Set on waxed paper to dry. Repeat for the remaining cookies.
- For the puddles, melt the vanilla or white chocolate chips with the remaining shortening. Stir until smooth.
- Place the mixture in a large resealable plastic bag, cut a small hole in a corner of the bag.
- Pipe the mixture into the shape of a puddle onto a waxed paper lined baking sheet.
- Place a witch’s hat on the puddle.
- Place a pretzel stick alongside the hat; sprinkle with tinted coconut at the end of the pretzel stick to look like a broom.
- Repeat with remaining puddles, hats and brooms.
- Chill for 15 minutes or until set.
- Store in an airtight container.
If you’d like, you may want to tint the white chocolate with green food coloring . . . but I think the white works fine . . .
This is a fun project your friends and family will enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by!
by Sharon | Jun 30, 2016
I love apple pie however I can get that delicious taste.
A cookie would hit the spot just about now.
Especially one with all the ingredients of an apple pie with walnuts and raisins and diced apples to give it a satisfying crunch. These would be great for breakfast, as a snack for the kids or just any time a cold glass of milk would be welcome . . . or with coffee or hot chocolate. These would be excellent all year round.
I’m not a walnut fan, but I do like almonds. Or you can forget the nuts . . . and the raisins . . .
Fix these however you like . . . That’s the fun of making things yourself.
Apple Pie Cookies
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 cup diced apple pieces
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or a nut of your choice — or not nuts at all
- 1/2 cup raisins — or not
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a large bowl stir together the oats, salt and spices.
- In a small bowl whisk the eggs, apple sauce, sugar and oil. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
- Fold in the diced apples, nuts and raisins.
- Drop 1/4 cup size portions of batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Flatten the cookies a bit.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until set.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet before transferring them to an airtight container.
This recipe makes about a dozen cookies.
Have fun and enjoy!