Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cake Batter Puppy Chow

I love cake batter anything. So of course I flipped out when I saw this. It is super easy and super addictive if you're a cake batter lover like myself. Here's what you need
Chex, yellow cake mix, powdered sugar, vanilla almond bark, sprinkles :) Melt bark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds; let cool about a minute, but not too long because the chocolate will harden up. In a big ole bowl combine all your ingredients, except sprinkles
Gently stir together and decorate with sprinkles
ta-da, simple as that.

Cake Batter Puppy Chow

5 cups chex
10 oz (5 squares) vanilla almond bark, melted and slightly cooled
1 1/4 cups yellow cake mix
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Colorful sprinkles

Gently combine all ingredients, except sprinkles in a large bowl. Once chex is well coated, decorate with sprinkles! Serve :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

 Um... these are delicious. I just had myself a little baking night with my friend, Ellen Griffin and she decided to make these. I'm so glad she did because this recipe is a keeper for sure. It's a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe, but we replaced chocolate chips with white chocolate chips and craisins. You use whatever you please, because this recipe is just good no matter what you put in it. I wasn't expecting these to be worth blogging because I already have a few basic cookie recipes on here, but I was wrong. So that means I didn't take step-by-step pictures. I apologize. I took pictures of the finished cookies, and the pictures don't do these justice, just trust.

White Chocolate Craisin Cookies
1 cup butter, soft
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature if possible
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups craisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together butter, vanilla, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs; mix well. Add in flour, baking soda and salt. Beat until well combined. Stir in white chocolate chips and craisins by hand. Drop about a 1/2 tablespoon (or whatever your desired cookie size is) onto the baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. The cookies do not really brown, so don’t over bake them!