Peanut Butter Banana Bars

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These bars are a combination of two great flavors (chocolate chip & peanut butter) rolled into one great bar and topped off with a much loved chocolate-hazelnut spread!

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How can you beat the combination of chocolate chip and peanut butter cookie dough rolled into one? These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars are the kind of bar you can make ANY day of the week. Don’t you just love that?

I used homemade cookie dough for these bars only because I prefer the taste, however you can use homemade cookie dough or refrigerated cookie dough. The bars will turn out great either way!

It’s always nice to have a few easy to whip together recipes you can count when you are pressed for time. This is one of those recipes.

Have fun and play around with the recipe, lots of possibilities here!

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Ready for a Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter bar? Hope so. :)

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Chocolate Mint Poke Cake

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My Chocolate Mint Poke Cake is so delicious and so moist – it has just the right balance of chocolate and mint! You will love making it because it’s so simple. :)

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Poke cakes are great for taking to picnics and such during the warm months. They travel well, they keep well and the flavor combos are endless. Playing with different flavors is always so much fun.

This Chocolate Mint Poke Cake is sure to please! With a few short steps you can take a boxed cake mix and make it really, really good!

Put this Chocolate Mint Poke in front of your family/friends and I guarantee you they will love it!

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The chocolate mint pudding you see poking out is absolutely delicious with just the right amount of chocolate and mint flavor in each bite!

I like to use 1 cup of coffee creamer (girl scout thin mints flavor) and 1 cup of milk. But if you don’t want to use coffee creamer you can always add a little mint extract your milk instead.

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Chocolate-Dipped Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

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My Chocolate-Dipped Honey Peanut Butter Cookies make the perfect cookie for any occasion! Honey peanut butter and chocolate..so yummy!

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These cookies may look a little out of season but I guarantee you I was thinking SPRING all the way! I was so happy to see the sun the other day I got kind of caught up in the yellows and oranges that you see with a nice sunny sky! :)

So hopefully that explains the yellow and orange. Use any color of nonpareils (the little ball sprinkles) you like. Use whatever color makes you happy!

The flavor of the honey peanut butter really adds a nice touch to the cookies. Think of the cookies as being honey kissed. There’s just enough wonderful honey flavor to make these cookies extra tasty and extra special for Spring!

Today my friends, I have for you my Chocolate-Dipped Honey Peanut Butter Cookies! Enjoy!

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Vanilla & Chocolate Rice Krispie Bon Bons

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My Rice Krispie Bon Bons are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy for any occasion! Vanilla and chocolate yumminess!

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There are just times you just want to go back to the classic treats…and today was one of those days. Putting together a twist on this classic treat was so much fun! The boys were absolutely thrilled when they saw I was doing something new with kripsie treats! Kids are so funny sometimes.

Not only are these fun treats super delicious, they are also pretty easy to put together.

If you want to serve something a little different to your family and friends after a great meal, these bon bons are the ticket! Besides it’s not too often when all the work is done ahead of time and there’s no real clean up when dessert is actually served! Don’t you just love that? :)

Hope you enjoy your bon bons!

2015-04-12-4587 The center of the bon bons is exactly as you would expect. I suppose I could’ve packed them a little tighter, maybe next time.

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A line up of the major ingredients used. Just like to share what I use with you – first the white chocolate is Choceur brand and it comes from Germany. Don’t be fooled, I buy it at ALDI. I use it often because I love the flavor! That’s it, end of statement. :)

Next up we have Frosted Rice Krispies and Vanilla & Chocolate Swirl Marshmallows. For the final touch I used chocolate jimmies and pearl jimmies. Whether you use these products is up to you!

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This is what the bons bons look like undressed, or before you coat them in chocolate. If you’re looking for a bright white chocolate feel free to use candy melts. They always work well.

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Rice Krsipe Bon Bons

Ingredients:

6 cups Frosted Rice Krispies, or your favorite rice krispies

1 – 8 ounce bag Vanilla & Chocolate Marshmallows, or any marshmallows you prefer

4 tablespoons butter

12 ounces Milk Chocolate Candy Melts

12 ounces White Chocolate melts, or 7.05 ounce bar Choceur White Chocolate (not quite as much as the candy melts, just use until gone)

Chocolate jimmies

Pearl/white jimmies

Directions:

1. Line two cookie sheets with wax paper or parchment paper. Meausew out rice krispies and place in a large bowl; set aside.

2. Melt the butter and marshmallows in large saucepan over LOW, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat; stir in rice krsipies.

3. Stir until well coated using a rubber spatula or large spoon sprayed with cooking spray. Once the mixture has cooled a bit, start scooping balls with a small cookie scoop or regular spoon. When rolling the balls in your hands be sure to press the balls together just a bit to form a tight ball. The balls should be about 1-inch on diameter. Place rice krispie balls on cookie sheets lined with wax paper. Allow balls to sit until cooled.

4. Melt chocolate melts according to package directions. Using your fingers or with a spoon, or even toothpicks, dunk the rice krispie balls into one of the melted chocolates. Working with 3 or 4 at a time seems to work best.

Place the balls you’re working with on one of the wax paper lined cookie sheets. Immediately top with sprinkles. Allow the ball to set up until chocolate is firm and bon bons can easily be moved. If you want to place them in the fridge for a few minutes that’s fine. Just be sure to take them out again. Serve at room temperature.

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Dipped Vanilla Wafer Cookies

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My Dipped Vanilla Wafer Cookies make a great after anytime snack or dessert for your family and friends! They are surprisingly delicious!

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For the first time ever I made Dipped Vanilla Wafer Cookies! Everyone and their brother has made these things other than me, until now. So I thought I would give it a whirl. You guys know I always tell you truth so here it goes. I really wasn’t expecting much.

People dunk these wafers in all kinds of good stuff and I always just kind of thought…whatevs. You know?

After the chocolate dried I decided I had to finally try one. Then I tried another one. They were SO good! I kid you not, I think I ate about 10 or 12 of these things! The flavors are simple yet delicious and keep you coming back for more!

My kids had the same kind of so, so reaction at first then it happened. I knew they loved them when they started fighting over who was eating more cookies! If you have kids you know that means – YES!!

So friends I share with you today my version of Dipped Vanilla Wafer Cookies! Enjoy!

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FYI – I didn’t use the brand everyone has heard of, I used Market Pantry brand Vanilla Wafer Cookies. Use whatever brand you want to. I’m just letting you know what I used.

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Lucky Mint Chocolate Pie

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My Lucky Mint Chocolate Pie is simple, delicious and perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or not, it’s always a great day to make this pie!

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St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away so I wanted to give you guys a simple yet tasty dessert you can make for the occasion, if you want to. It seems like there are a lot of people out there who really go all out for St. Patrick’s Day. So here you go!

Why is this Lucky Mint Chocolate Pie? Because once people taste it you will be lucky to get a piece! People of all ages love this pie!

The flavors and ingredients are so simple and yet so incredibly scrumptious together you will be amazed.

So here you have my Lucky Mint Chocolate Chip Pie that is wonderful for any occasion! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Love that the pie has a wonderful and delicious chocolate base. You can keep it in the freezer (the way I like it), or you can keep it in the fridge. Don’t worry, this pie does not freeze rock hard because it has a chocolate cream base.

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In case you’re not sure, the chopped cookies are Girl Scout Thin Mints. Sorry I don’t have a box for you. I was lucky to get my hands on any, the boys went through them so fast!!

If you can’t find these marshmallows, no big deal. Regular marshmallows will work just fine. These marshmallows are fun when they’re half price, like mine were.

Seriously they have a faint chocolate mint flavor so you’re not really missing out on anything. You will still be getting the mint chocolate flavor from the Thin Mint Cookies and the Andes crème de menthe baking pieces.

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There’s a lot of flexibility with this pie! It makes things SO easy! You don’t need to drag a fork through the whip cream, unless you want to. I did it strictly to give the appearance of texture. Either way the pie is going to be delicious. :)

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Then of course you finish off the pie with chopped Thin Mint cookies (or Cool Mint Oreos) and the rest of the chopped Andes mint baking chips. The combination of the two is minty and chocolaty and so very WONDERFUL without being too much!

Chocolate and mint how can you go wrong?

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Lucky Mint Chocolate Pie

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1/2 cup whole milk, or any other milk

24 chocolate mint marshmallows, or regular marshmallows

1 cup Andes crème de menthe baking chips, divided

8 Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies or Cool Mint Oreos, chopped

1 – 8 ounce container frozen whipped topping. thawed and divided

9 – inch pie crust, baked

Directions:

1. Heat milk and marshmallows on LOW, or in a double boiler until marshmallows melt; stir in Andes baking chips until melted completely.

2. Remove from heat; cool. Add one cup whipped topping; stir and pour into baked pie crust.

3. Refrigerate overnight to set. Spread with remaining whipped topping, sprinkle top with remaining 1/4 cup of Andes and chopped thin mint cookies. Slice, serve and ENJOY!

Makes 8 servings. 

 

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Chocolate Lucky Charms Treats with White Chocolate

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My Chocolate Lucky Charms Treats with White Chocolate are the perfect sweet treat for St. Patrick’s Day or any time at all! 2015-02-25-4731 Chocolate Lucky Charms Treats with White Chocolate Do your kids love Lucky Charms for breakfast? My kids absolutely LOVE Lucky Charms! I must admit every so often I have a bowl and I am reminded how much I LOVE Lucky Charms too!

So when I saw Chocolate Lucky Charms at the store I knew I had to get some. Around here they’re on the shelves at different times of the year, but not all the time.

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner I wanted to do something FUN, but easy for the upcoming holiday. Something that you can make with your kids, friends, or family without too much hassle!

So here you have Chocolate Lucky Charms, extra marshmallow and white chocolate combined to make my very delicious Chocolate Lucky Charms Treats with White Chocolate!

ENJOY!!

2015-02-25-4736 As you can see I like a little extra marshmallow in these treats, that’s why I use 5 cups of cereal instead of your standard 6 cups. If you don’t like extra marshmallow simply add 1 more cup of cereal to the mixture.

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Mint Oreo Truffles (good anytime of the year)

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You simply must try my Mint Oreo Truffles for your family, friends and co-workers! Everyone will LOVE these! 2015-03-04-4771 Mint Oreo Truffles

I’ve made these Mint Oreo Truffles for my boys a number of times and just have to share them! This is one of those recipes that everyone seems to have a favorite version of, so I’m sharing my simple take on this delicious treat with you guys.

The funny thing about this Mint Oreo Truffle is people will try one, and then one more, and one more…then pretty soon they will be gone as fast as you put them out!

Today I share with you my Mint Oreo Truffles, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or anytime you want the great taste of chocolate and mint together!

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These truffles are a great treat during the colder months because I think they just plain old taste better when it’s cold out.

Not only that, have you ever watched a child hold a chocolate anything during the warmer months? Um yeah, not a pretty sight. It’s kind of a meltdown in slow motion as they get frustrated and the chocolate goes everywhere! :)

These Mint Oreo Truffles are great for Easter too!

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Salted Caramel Banana Cake

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My Salted Caramel Banana Cake makes the perfect simple and delicious treat for any day of the week…oh my goodness the salted caramel sauce! Just you wait and see.

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Warm buttery cake with the wonderful flavors of banana, chocolate and salted caramel perfectly balanced! Sound good?

This cake is perfect for when you want to impress but you don’t want to be fussing over dessert. There are only so many hours in the day! Right? :)

If you have bananas around the house that have browned, this is the cake to make. Enjoy my friends!

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The chocolate morsels may look a bit larger than usual because they are. They’re chocolate caramel Delightfulls. In case you haven’t used them yet they are a slightly larger morsel, because they have a filled center. So they pretty much have to be a little bigger. For this cake I used chocolate-caramel morsels.

They’re kind of fun to work with because it’s an easy way to get two flavors a the same time.

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S’mores Chocolate Krave Cake

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My S’mores Chocolate Krave Cake makes a wonderful dessert, or snack to share with your family and friends. Delicious graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallow in one!2015_02_21_312Usually I don’t say too much about the cold, but it has been really cold in lots of places lately!

I know many of you are experiencing cold like you’ve never experienced before! Being from Minnesota I know how hard it can be, the cold gets really old really fast. Trust me I know!

Cold or not we are going to start out the week on a happy note! Today we are going to talk about my S’mores Chocolate Krave Cake. :)

You guys, this cereal cake is SO good! This is one of those desserts you can’t take just one bite of. I know, the marshmallow goodness sucked me right in. Then you taste the yummy cereal combo and you get that nice graham cracker texture, and don’t forget the chocolate drizzle on top!

I can’t wait for you guys to make this one! Today I have made for you S’mores Chocolate Krave Cake.

ENJOY! 2015-02-21-308 The flavors in my S’mores Chocolate Crave cake are SO delicious and SO comforting you’re going to want more! There’s no walking away from this one. :)

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Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes

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My Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes make the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert! Moist, dense and of course chocolaty delicious. :)

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You guys…these donut holes are crazy delicious and they are baked not fried, so nothing to feel guilty about right? Lol!

These donut holes really are so easy to prepare! Don’t worry about needing a donut hole pan, just make them in a mini muffin pan.

Truth be told, the only reason I used a donut hole pan is because I got a couple as a gift last year. These donut holes are so easy to make in a regular mini muffin pan, that’s how I usually do it at home. Today I just felt like changing it up a bit.

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The center of these donut holes is moist, dense and wonderful! If you look close enough you can almost see the mini chocolate chips baked into the donut hole.

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Red Velvet Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies

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My Red Velvet Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies make the perfect cookie to share with anyone at all on Valentine’s Day! The flavor combo of these cookies is wonderful.

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Yes, I just had to make one more Red Velvet recipe for your Valentine’s Day, BUT I doubt you’ve made this delicious treat before!

This cookie is all about the right combination of flavors for a fun and yummy twist on a cookie classic. The secret to this cookie is the balance! For this cookie I have added almond and cherry to the sugar cookie dough, and it makes the dough pretty fantastic!

So today I share with you my Red Velvet Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies.

Hope you enjoy! :)

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Oh my, this cookie has all the right flavors going on – a buttery homemade sugar cookie base kissed with almond and cherry flavor then dipped in a milk chocolate and red velvet swirl melted chocolate! Oh my goodness!

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