Quick Peanut Butter Treat

WARNING:
You may not want to make these as they could significantly increase the size of your midsection.

I found these little goodies on Pinterest and thought I would give them a whirl.  They are a good summer recipe because you do not need to turn on the oven!!

Mix:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 TB softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar

I confess, I didn’t really measure all of these specifically.  I mean we are not baking here so it isn’t that big of a deal.  You are looking for a consistency to roll into balls.

Take about a teaspoon of peanut butter goodness and roll into a ball.  Sandwich this in between two pretzels.  Once you get them all done, pop them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. 

 At this step you are supposed to remove them from the freezer and dip in melted chocolate.  I had some colored chocolate handy so I thought I would use that.  I started dipping but then thought I would just spread the chocolate over one side of the treat.  I put sprinkles on half of them but this isn’t necessary.  After this, back to the freezer they go.

These are a bit dangerous to have in the house. They look innocent.  Be warned, they are not.  It is relatively impossible to eat only one.  I prefer them cold from the freezer, as did everyone else.

While I was making dinner and these treats, my INCREDIBLY talented daughters were making a Fathers Day dessert.  Simple stuff you know……a wave pool with all of us represented on chocolate donut inner tubes.  They did such a fabulous job!  I’m sure you can identify who all of us are.

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Every girl deserves pretty shoes…that she can eat!

Recently it was my daughters birthday and we were trying to think of a fun dessert to make for her.  There are many things she loves but I would say shoes and cupcakes rate pretty high on her list.  With that said, I just had to make her some high heeled cupcakes!

I decided to make the batter with the koolaid recipe again because they were so nummy and fun.  I choose strawberry koolaid this time.  I preferred the grape but they both were good.

While these are baking you can assemble your shoe arches and heels.  We cut the arches from graham crackers and the heels were simply pretzel rods.  You could use pirouette cookies as well but they were pretty spendy and salty and sweet = mmmm.

*Note: cutting pretzels is not exactly easy.  However, don’t worry too much about exact measurements, your heels will probably be different heights becuase of the weight of the decorations.

  • Melt colored chocolates, I just put the chips in a mini crockpot and leave it plugged in.
  • Spread chocolate on arch/graham cracker and put on tray to cool – either on the counter or in the fridge.

Frost your cupcakes and decorate them in pairs or individually.  This is the fun part, don’t think too hard just be creative.

  • Decide which shoe you are going to work on and pipe matching frosting on the edge of the arch and put sprinkles on if you like.
  • Take a spoon and poke into the side of the cupcake to insert your arch.  After arch is inserted, dip the pretzel rod in melted chocolate and adhere to bottom of the arch.

***Make sure you are doing this where you are going to leave the shoes for a while.  It takes some time for the chocolate on the heel to set against the arch of the shoe. 

Now add more decorations and there you have it!

Aren’t they fun?  Girls just gotta have fun, right?

A very Happy Pinterest Birthday!

We have fun celebrating birthdays in my family.  It isn’t about presents, we focus on what the birthday person wants for dinner and what kind of dessert they would like to celebrate.

Recently it was my daughters birthday and she is a Pinterest girl.  She can get lost for hours on Pinterest getting distracted with a million things.  If you have been on the site, you can probably understand.  With that in mind this is what she selected for dinner….

Pizza Quessidillas:

*Extremely filling and quite delicious!



Red Potatoes with onions and garlic cooked on the grill:

*Not exactly from Pinterest but it is a favorite for sure!



Asparagus wrapped in bacon, cooked on grill and then drizzled with maple syrup:

*These were unbelievable….I could just eat them for dinner – NUM

Everything was super delicious and you would think we wouldn’t have room for dessert.  However, when you make high heel cupcakes, one simply MUST make room.

My next post will be on the step by step of how to make these beauties.  Stay tuned!