Seriously! How cute are these little guys! ADORABLE! It just amazes me the cute things you can find on pinterest.
WOW!!! These look AMAZING! and I am sooooo in the mood for caramel apples. I don't know this might have to happen this weekend. And see it would be good for you because you wouldn't be eating the whole caramel apple, but just a few bites of it. Sooooo healthy right??? Pinterest is killing me lately with all the amazing goody's on it
Yes! I will absolutely be making this SOON!!! Thank you Pinterest for the Dark chocolate salted caramel oreo pie recipe!
I needed some quick yummy things to bring over to a friends house last Saturday. Since the Thanksgiving cooking may lay had just finished I wanted something fun to make so I wasn't stuck in the kitchen again. Also, it was requested that I bring something both chocolaty and peanut buttery, and I have to admit those two combinations are not in my cooking arsenal. But I do have a very close friend who is also into this so I hit pinterest hard to find such an amazing concoction, and found this Reese's peanut butter cookie creation, and it was a HUGE hit even with me. I am not super into peanut butter, especially in desserts, but I will be making this one again for sure. And super easy is an absolute bonus! I did do one tiny thing different and that it put them in larger cupcake liners and a muffin tin so there would be more cookie around the peanut butter cup which I was very happy with. Remember to heat them up in the microwave for 20 seconds if you aren't serving them right out of the oven to make them extra gooey.
Can you believe I have never made rice crispy treats before! Nope never did so I had to change that. I can see now why everyone in high school made them for events. They are SUPER easy. And SOOOOO much better when they are fresh. Of course I tweaked the recipe a little bit. When the marshmallows are melting I ground in a few turns of sea salt, and about a cap full of vanilla extract into the mixture. It really made a difference when they were done. Oh and the real key is spray everything down with cooking spray so that clean up is easier. The recipe listed is half of the servings of the original recipe so that it will fit in my muffin tin. And the toothpicks on top were made by wrapping washi tape around a toothpick and cutting out the flag ends with scissors. This weekend I'm probably going to make these again when we go to a friends house for dinner. But I think I will get some chocolate to melt down to drizzle on top. YUMMMMMMMMM!!!!!
As with most of the things I make it all starts with me craving something. And for some reason I had been craving S'mores all week. This happens usually only once or twice a year. It had happened back in January already, and I had appeased that craving with figuring out how to make indoor s'mores in the oven or microwave. So I wanted to figure out a different way to make them this time. And maybe a way that was a little more labor intensive so that if the craving hit me when I had all the ingredients handy I would think twice about making them at 3 a.m. I didn't really want a s'more cupcake, but an actual s'more in a cup so they would be easy to eat finger food.
So I had been kicking around this idea all week in my head. Not really wanting to buy the ingredients, or look for a recipe. I knew if I did then I would make them, and then they would sit there staring at me. And if my boyfriend didn't get to them first then I would just eat them all. I just couldn't have that on my trying to eat healthy conscience, but then a beautiful thing happened. Some friends of ours invited us to dinner at their house. And what kind of friend would I be if I didn't bring something for dessert to repay their hospitality sooooo MAKING S'MORE CUPS WAS ON! I found a great recipe for them on texascottageblog.com I changed up the recipe a little bit. The way I made the recipe with the changes is what is listed below (I removed some of the extra sugar and butter, the crust holds together just fine without them), but click the link if you want the original recipe.
7 whole graham crackers (1 cup finely crushed)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 bars milk chocolate candy, divided
12 large marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place graham crackers in large plastic bag and crush with your hands or a fork. Combine graham cracker crumbs, and butter in a small bowl.
Line muffin pan with cupcake liners. Place 1 tablespoon of crumb mixture in each cup of a mini muffin pan. Firmly press crumbs to form shallow cups. Bake 4-5 minutes or until edges are bubbling. Meanwhile, break two of the candy bars into rectangles. Remove pan from oven; place one rectangle into each cup.
Cut marshmallows in half crosswise using knife dipped in cold water. Place one marshmallow half, cut-side down, into each cup. Return to oven 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows are slightly softened. Remove pans from oven to cooling rack; cool 15 minutes. Keep them in oven longer if you want marshmallows more of a golden brown color. But watch closely because they go from white to crispy fast. Cool completely. Makes 24 cups.
I have been having the most horrendous craving for s'mores! But my lifestyle is such that I am never around an open campfire. I've been eyeballing my fireplace lighter. Thinking if I put a marshmallow on a bamboo skewer then maybe I could just char it using that. But it would end up tasting awful. So thank God for the internet and Google. For with these tools at my disposal day and night my fanciful whims can be acted upon with just a moments worth of searching. My quest for this delicious treat was at an end when I found the "Anytime Indoor S'mores" post on unsophisticatedcook.com. And you know what? They turn out better than if I made them outside. Thank you so much unsophisticatedcook.com you made my night. By the way isn't this graphic adorable! I got it from mycutegraphics.com. She has some great clip art.
Anytime Indoor S’mores
6 graham crackers
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