Mint Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

Mint Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

Mint Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

I do not know about you, but one of m all time favorite snacks is a Rice Krispies treat! However, I have found something that is even better! It is this recipe for Mint Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats. If you love mint and chocolate, this is one of those MUST try recipes. I do not know if I will ever make the plain ones again because these just taste so wonderful!

When making this Mint Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats recipe, it is pretty much like you would make the normal ones with just a few things different. I think it is a pretty nice mix of the mint and chocolate, however, feel free to add more or less of the mint if you like. I used chocolate Rice Krispies in this, but if you do not have any, you can use plain and add some cocoa powder in.

This is one of those recipes you will want to make when you have to take a dish somewhere or if you will have a lot of kids in the house to help. It is not a diet friendly recipe, and if you are anything like me, you can not be left alone with these….lol.

Mint Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Mint Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 3 TBS Butter
  • 6 cups Chocolate Rice Krispies
  • 6 cups Marshmallows
  • ½ tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 1 cup Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips
  • Topping;
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In large sauce pan, melt butter on low heat. Once melted, stir in marshmallows and continue to stir. When marshmallows are melted, turn off heat and stir in chocolate rice Krispies. Once thoroughly mixed, stir in Andes baking chips. Scoop mixture into baking dish, making sure to spread evenly and press into corners. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a double boiler, or in the microwave, melt chocolate chips. Once completely melted, spread across top of rice Krispies. Spread evenly and to the edges. Sprinkle the remaining Andes baking chips across the top. Let cool for a couple of hours, or put in the refrigerator. Cut into desired size and serve!

 

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

If you are anything like me, you love a good sandwich. One of my favorites has to me a grilled cheese. But did you know there are so many ways to vary a grilled cheese sandwich? The possibilities really are endless! If you are looking for a new grilled cheese recipe to try, check this out.

We have put together a yummy and fast recipe for the Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It only takes a few minutes to make and abut five to eight minutes to cook depending on your stove or grill. The key to making this sandwich is cooking it really low. When cooked to fast, the bread will darken before the sandwich and cheese is heated all the way through.

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Recipe type: Sandwich
Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • Two ½ inch Slices Of Good Bread (I Used Ciabatta)
  • 1 Slice Havarti Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Freshly Grated Parmesan
  • 2-3 Leaves of Basil, Washed and Torn
  • 2 Tablespoons Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil for Brushing
Instructions
  1. Brush the outside of each slice of bread with olive oil.
  2. To build your sandwich, top one piece of bread with the Parmesan, followed by the tomatoes, basil and Havarti.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium heat and lightly brush with olive oil to prevent sticking.
  4. Place the sandwich in the middle of the pan and grill it for 3-4 minutes. You want to cook this low and slow. Too high of a heat will result in a sandwich that isn't warm on the inside.
  5. When the sandwich is golden brown on one side, carefully flip it and cook on the other until it's golden brown and the cheese is melted.

 

 

Bimbimbap Recipe, Vegetarian Too! Also Very Easy To Turn Gluten Free

Bimbimbap Recipe

Bimbimbap Recipe

There is nothing like having a meal with fresh produce! If you have a garden and are looking for new ideas to use all your fresh goodies on, then you might want to give this mouth watering Bimbimbap recipe a try!

I have the list of ingredients that was used to make the Bimbimbap recipe you see in the picture. However this is a recipe that is very easy to change to your liking. Simply use the veggies that you like most or have the most of from your garden. You really can not go wrong when it comes to using fresh produce. If you do not have fresh produce available, it can be made with frozen. The taste is not as good, but not bad.

This Bimbimbap recipe is also a vegetarian dish. Plus I am sure if you get gluten free soy sauce, it can be gluten free as well! Really is just one of those recipes that is all around good for just about everyone!

Bimbimbap Recipe
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Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch Spinach,
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 cups of bean sprouts
  • 2 cups of mushrooms
  • 2 yellow squash (or zucchini)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce and Sesame oil
  • Salt
  • Sesame seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook each vegetable separately, in low heat, with a Tbsp of olive oil and a little of the garlic, until it's cooked.
  2. Make sure you save enough garlic for each vegetable you cook.
  3. Once you've cooked them all, drizzle about 2 Tbsp of sesame oil over the vegetables and season to your liking.
  4. In a deep bowl add your white rice (sushi rice is best), then arrange your vegetables over the rice.
  5. Add 1 Tbsp of soy sauce over your dish and serve.
  6. You may also top it off with a sunny side up egg, for protein.
  7. Note that you can really adjust this recipe and select any vegetables you wish.

S’more Cupcake Recipe

S'more Cupcake Recipe

S’more Cupcake Recipe

What do you think of when you think of summer? I think of pools, iced tea, lemonade and S’MORES!! Well if you are like me and love S’mores, then you are going to love this cupcake recipe!

Now not only can you have S’mores in the summer time, you can have them all year round with the super yummy S’mores cupcake recipe! It is even pretty easy to make too! If you can make a normal S’more, then you can make this recipe too. However you will need a oven, so no making them while camping. Well, you could if you RV camp like me…lol.

S'more Cupcake Recipe Steps

S'more Cupcake Recipe
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Recipe type: Cupcake
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Ingredients
  • ½ C Vegetable Oil
  • ¾ C Cocoa
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1¾th C All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs room temp.
  • 1½ t Baking Soda
  • 1½ tea Baking Powder
  • ½ bag of Graham Crackers
  • 1½ tea Salt
  • ½ C small Marshmallows
  • 1 C Milk
  • Frosting Ingredients
  • ⅓ C milk
  • 1 C Sweet Cream Butter
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 1 TBSP Marshmallow extract
  • ⅔ C Cocoa
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. Add your eggs, milk, and oil. Beat with a mixer for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Break Graham crackers in half and place in ziplock bag. Pound with cookie roller until finely crushed.
  4. Scoop 1 Tablespoon of graham cracker into cupcake tin and then scoop chocolate cake batter onto graham cracker. Push in 3 small marshmallows in center.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Let cupcakes cool. Once cooled, put on wire rack.
  7. Directions for frosting:
  8. Place softened butter in mixing bowl and add in the cocoa and powder sugar. Mix on low until combined. Scrap sides and add in the extract.
  9. Add in heavy cream and scrap down the sides.
  10. Garnish with graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows and a hershey.

 

Raspberry Bars Recipe

Raspberry Bars Recipe

Raspberry Bars Recipe

Do you have some fresh raspberries that you are looking to use up? Here is a delightful recipe for you to try. After you make these, you will be wanting to make them ALL the time as they taste AMAZING!

We used a brownie maker pan to make perfect bars. But you could use any pan and just cute the bars if you don’t have a brownie pan.

Raspberry Bars Recipe Steps

Raspberry Bars
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 18
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Pinch Of Salt
  • 1 Pinch Of Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Shortening
  • 1 13 oz Jar of Raspberry Preserves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 375 degrees
  2. -Spray a 9X13 pan with a non-spray cooking spray ( I used a smaller one to get a thicker bar)
  3. -Combine the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon.
  4. -Mix the dry ingredients together.
  5. -Add the shortening and egg.
  6. - Hand mix until crumbly.
  7. -Divide the dough into half.
  8. - Take the first half of dough and pat it into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  9. -Spread the preserve mixture onto the top of the first half of dough.
  10. -Gently add the other half of the dough as a crumble to the top.
  11. -Bake at the 375 degrees.
  12. -Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top is slightly brown.

 

Asparagus With Butter Garlic Sauce

Asparagus With Butter Garlic Sauce

Asparagus With Butter Garlic Sauce

Do you have asparagus planted in your garden? If so the days to harvest it are just around the corner. You may be looking for new recipes to use this year. Even if you don’t have a garden, it will be in season soon and on sale at the grocery stores. I have come up with a recipe and sauce that is more healthy then most normal sauces that you normally would have with asparagus.

This recipe is low fat and low in points if you do Weight Watchers. This is because I used no cheese and I used spray butter and not normal butter. By doing that, it cuts the fat down by a lot! But don’t worry, this still has amazing flavor that is pleasing to the taste buds!

Asparagus With Butter Garlic Sauce

Asparagus With Butter Garlic Sauce
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Recipe type: Vegetable
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 30 Sprays Of Spray Butter (I used I Can't Believe It's Not Butter)
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Head Fresh Garlic Head/Bulb
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 4 Tsp Corn Starch
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus
Instructions
  1. Run the asparagus under cold water to rinse off any dirt and cute the hard ends off.
  2. Remove the garlic peel then finely chop the garlic or use garlic press.
  3. Add the salt, garlic, asparagus and water in deep fry pan or pot and cover with lid.
  4. On medium to low heat cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove asparagus from pan leaving the water in the pan.
  6. Turn the heat up to high and slowly add in the corn starch being sure to mix well.
  7. Spray the butter into the water corn starch mixture and continue stirring until thickened (about 5 minutes).
  8. Pour sauce over asparagus and serve.