Sunday, July 24, 2016

Trash Treats

3 tbsp. butter
1 (16) oz. bag marshmallows
2 tbsp. peanut butter
4 c. potato chips, crushed
2 c. Pretzels, crushed
1/4 c. M&M's
1/2 c. chocolate chips, melted

Grease a 9" x 9" pan with cooking spray.
In a large pot over low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir until smooth. Add peanut butter and stir to combine. Turn off the heat and quickly stir in crushed chips and pretzels.
Using a spatula or wax paper, press mixture into pan. Sprinkle with M&M's. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Let chocolate cool and harden before serving, about 30 minutes.

These bars were a perfect combination of sweet and salty. The only thing I would change is to mix the M&Ms in to the mixture before pressing in the pan.  They tend to fall off the top after you cut them.  I also had a small amount of Reeses Pieces in the kitchen so I added those too.  Yum! 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jalapeno Popper Pull-Apart Bread

1 tube of biscuits (8 rolls)
16 slices of bacon, cut in half
6 medium sized jalapeños
14 oz. cream cheese
14 oz. diced cheddar cheese (I used shredded)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder

Cut jalapeños.  Mix cream cheese with 2/3 of cheddar, jalapeños, salt, garlic and pepper.
Cut dough in half and wrap in bacon.

Oven directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray pan with non-stick spray. Place bacon wrapped dough around outside perimeter of the pan.  Place cream cheese mixture in the middle and add the rest of the cheddar on top. Bake for 15 minutes or until biscuits and cheese turn golden brown. 

Grill directions:
Place in cast iron pan.
Place cream cheese mixture in the middle and add the rest of the cheddar on top.
Grill on indirect heat at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.

Hottest day of the year so far and I chose to make this last night.  Great idea, turn on the oven.  Ooh, eat something spicy.  But it was totally worth it.  Delicious recipe.  Next time I will try it on the grill just to see the difference.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix

6 oz. package pretzels
6 oz. package Bugles (plain or cheese flavored)
1/2 box miniature club crackers
6 oz. package goldfish crackers (cheese flavored)
1 can mixed nuts
1 envelope dry ranch mix
8 oz. butter flavored popcorn oil 

Mix crackers, pretzels, nuts in bowl.  In separate bowl mix ranch and popcorn oil.  Pour ranch and popcorn oil over crackers, pretzels and nuts.  Shake so everything is covered well.  Spread on two cookie sheets.  Bake 250 for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  Cool completely before storing.  Makes a large batch!

This snack mix is totally addicting! How can you go wrong with cheese, ranch and salty goodness? Great for parties or to take along on a road trip.