Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Totally Baked Recipes

Confession...... I don't cook. 

Yep, my husband does all of the cooking in the house. 

Not only does he actually enjoy cooking, but he is also doing a service to the rest of the family by not making them eat my cooking, which would be straight out of a box. 

He can make anything. Thai, Chinese.. anything! And thank goodness because we eat really healthy and eat food BETTER than what you can buy in restaurants. 

I do, however, LOVE to bake!!! 

Here I will share my baking adventures, which are usually with my daughter Abigail. :) 


Gooey-Good Rice Crispy Treats

Yes I know... Rice Crispy Treats do not get baked, but still! 
It's easy, quick and fun to make, especially with your little one. 

I'm sure making these is probably one of the most easiest recipes to make, but here's a step-by-step of what we did to make these delicious treats anyways. 

6.5 cups mini-marshmallows
6 cups rice crispy
3 tbsp butter
Greased 9x9 inch pan

Melt butter in medium size pot. 
Then add the marshmallows; stir until melted.

Once melted, add the rice crispy cereal and stir until completely mixed.

Spoon into your 9x9 inch pan, let cool and serve! 
Abigail and I personally prefer them while they are still warm. :) 


Perfect No-bake Cookies

Once upon a time it was just a typical weekend and my daughter Abigail and I want to bake something when we discovered we were out of eggs.... 

"OH NO, Mom!!!" 

"No worries!", I said. 
And this is when Abigail learned that we can actually make cookies WITHOUT using the oven. 

She was happy to hear that. :)

You MUST try these!

You will need...

                          1 1/2 cup sugar            4 tbsp coco powder
                             1/2 cup milk              1 cup peanut butter
                             1/2 cup butter            3 cups oats
                                            1 tbsp vanilla

Before you get started, go ahead and set out your wax paper to put your cookies on because once you get started, there won't be much time left to prep!

If you do not have wax paper on hand (that would be me!), spread  out a piece of tin foil and spray with cooking spray. It works just as well.

Mix the sugar, milk, butter and coco powder in a saucepan and heat to a boil.

Once mixture is at a full, rolling boil, like this...

...set your timer to 1.5 minutes. It is best to set a timer to be sure your mixture does not boil too long because the cookies may not set well and you will end up with crumbly cookies. 

After timer goes off, remove from heat and add vanilla, oats and peanut butter. 

Do this quickly so the mixture is still hot enough to completely soften the peanut butter
to be sure it gets spread evenly! 

Take a spoon and make even dollops of your cookie mixture onto your wax paper, let it cool for an hour to allow the cookies to set and ENJOY!


1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious and fun! I will try it out, thanks for sharing!