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St. Patrick’s Rice Krispie Treats March 15, 2013

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St. Pats Rice Krispie Treats

These St. Patrick’s Rice Krispie treats were a hit at daycare this week.  The idea came from none other than Pintrest.

I made the regular recipe for Rice Krispie Bars.  I put them in a deep cake pan, but maybe should have made a double batch to get the thicker bars like shown in the Pintrest picture.  These turned out nice, too.

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I bought some cake pop sticks at Wal-Mart.  I punched out squares from green cardstock and stamped on them.  I punched a hole at the top and bottom middle of the square.  I then put the paper on the stick by threading the stick through the holes.  I guess this was the kids’ favorite part of the treat.

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I pushed a stick into each cut Rice Krispie square.  Then I dipped it in chocolate (light cocoa candy melts).  I just dipped the bottom and sides in the chocolate.

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I immediately shook green sprinkles over the melted chocolate.  First, I was going to dip the bar into the sprinkles, but then thought that would coat them too much.  It worked better to just shake the sprinkles on.  I set them on waxed paper in a cake pan for easy transport to daycare.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!


Monster Bars May 9, 2012

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Who doesn’t love Monster Cookies?  Well, when I saw the recipe for these Monster Bars, I had to try them.  They are very similar to the cookies, although the bars don’t have any peanut butter in them.  I may try to add some next time I make these delicious, sweet things!

I found the recipe on Something Swanky: desserts & design

Monster Bars

  • 9 full graham crackers
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • approximately 3/4 c. oats
  • approximately 3/4 c. M&Ms
  • approximately 3/4 c. chocolate chips


Place nine full-sized graham crackers in a ziplock bag and use a rolling-pin to crush them up for the crust.  Add the 4 T. of butter to the bag, seal and place it in the microwave for about 30 seconds to melt the butter.  Remove from the microwave and make sure to let the air out of the bag.  Smoosh the butter and graham cracker crumbs together to make the crust.

 Press the graham cracker crust into a well-greased 9 x 13 pan.

Pour the whole can of sweet condensed milk evenly over the graham cracker crust (this is the good stuff!).

Next, layer the oats, semi-sweet chocolate chips and M&Ms.  I used the M&M minis for fun.

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until browned and slightly pulling away at the edges.

ENJOY!!!!  This is a yummy treat you won’t be able to leave alone or keep in the house long.  I took them to serve for dessert Saturday night to my family.  We had two left over and those two didn’t last any longer than the next day.


Valentine’s Day Tasty Bouquet February 9, 2012

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Last week Will was asking to take treats to daycare.  He just loves bringing treats, mostly because he gets to pass them out to the kids, I think.  Here is another Pintrest recipe I found that was fun to try. 

First, Will and I worked together to make a 9 x 13 pan of Rice Krispie bars. 

Melt a bag of mini marshmallows with 3 Tbsp. butter.

Pour melted mixture over 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal and mix.  Press the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan.

I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the heart shapes.  I had to piece a few together, but I got 22 hearts out of one pan of Rice Krispie bars.

I melted some semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave and then dipped half of each heart in the chocolate.

Immediately afterwards I sprinkled them with Valentine’s sprinkles (I found in the $1 section at Target!)


Last, I inserted a skewer into the end of each heart to make them into heart pops! 

I think the kids enjoyed them as well as my co-workers who got the extras 😉 


Fritos Bars July 27, 2011

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Try a little bit of this yumminess!

I think I got this recipe from a gal I used to work with.  If you love Special K bars, you will love Fritos Bars.  They are super easy and quick to make.  I served them for Book Club last night.

Fritos Bars

1 cup sugar

1 cup corn syrup

1 cup peanut butter

1 pkg Fritos chips

1 pkg chocolate chips



Empty the bag of Fritos into a cookie sheet/jelly roll pan and spread them out evenly. 

Mix the sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan and heat it to a boil (one or two bubbles). 

Remove from the heat and add the peanut butter and mix.  Pour this over the Fritos.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the top and let them set up. 

Cut into squares to serve the ooey, gooey, yummy goodness!




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