So my brother decided to help me with my Easter blog post. And he also decided we needed to do something with the pink Peeps he got in his Easter basket, create something sweet, but different – Peep Fruit Kebabs.
So following three mini Easter egg hunts, a game of catch, and lounging in the spring sun, we tackled the fruit and Peep pile in the kitchen. A few slices here, arrange them in a pretty order, top with a Peep, and there you go! Side dish!
Kinda cute, not going to lie.
Peep Fruit Kebabs
Sliced orange pieces
Slice fruit into bite-sized pieces, but keep grapes whole. Example, take a peeled orange, separate slices, then quarter each slice. Fill a kebab skewer with fruit, alternating variety, then top with a Peep. Simple, easy, fun for the kids. And you can totally swap out the fruit for others you like, perhaps kiwi?
So I promised you pink treats for Valentine’s Day, which means I trekked to the store for you all to get ingredients for Strawberry Rice Krispies Treats, packed with love and berries.
I was pleasantly surprised to find bags of freeze dried strawberries. And I’m not talking gummy-like dried strawberries, I mean the ones where you can crush them into powder. Most people don’t even know they exist, but stores, like Target, are starting to carry them. A bag will cost you almost $5, but they’re worth it for a special occasion.
If you want to be more creative, cut the treats with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Just remember to spray the cookie cutter with cooking spray or else the marshmallow will get stuck to the treats.
I’m hoping my co-workers will like them, because there’s no way I’m leaving them at home. I’d eat every last one of them by myself, that’s how good they are.
3 Tablespoons butter
1 10-oz bag of large marshmallows
6 cups of Rice Krispy cereal
1 1-oz bag of freeze dried Strawberries, crushed into partially powdered, but with some chunks still (You can find dried strawberries at Target by the trail mix)
Red food dye
In a large pot, melt butter. Add entire bag of marshmallows. Stir on medium to low heat until all marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Add 3/4 of the dried strawberries, previously crushed. Add four drops of red food dye and stir until the mixture is pink.
Fold in cereal until marshmallow is evenly coating the Rice Krispies Treats. Pour into a wax paper-lined or cooking spray-ed rectangular pan and press down so top is flat and mixture is evenly in the pan. Pour remaining strawberries on the top and press into Rice Krispies. Let set for 30 minutes, covered or until marshmallows cool.
Cut into your Rice Krispies Treats into squares. Serve or keep in air-tight containers.
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Who ever said pink is only for Valentine’s Day? It’s recently been brought to my attention that the color pink is taking over my life. For a not so girly-girl, I laughed it off. Then I looked at my wardrobe, cell phone case, the nail polish I had on (my toes are almost always painted pink), my gym bag, and the fleece I wear when it’s warm out. All pink! Oh geez, guess I better stop saying I don’t like girly things. When I start seeing glitter on all my things, then I’ll really start to worry. Until then, I make Rice Krispies Treats.
3 tablespoons butter
1 package of marshmallows (10 ounce bag)
1/4 cup of dried strawberries, crushed (leave some big bits though)
Red food coloring
6 cups of Rice Krispies
1/4 cup of white chocolate chips
In a large sauce pan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows until completely melted. Remove from heat and fold in 1/4 cup of dried strawberries and two to four drops of red food coloring to make it pink.
Add in Rice Krispies, stir until completely mixed in evenly. Press mixture into a buttered pan.
In a small bowl, melt white chocolate in microwave. Heat in 20 second intervals until you can stir it smooth. Add a few drops of red food coloring to make it pink. spread it over the Rice Krispies Treats. When cool, cut and serve. Keep in airtight container and best eaten the same day.
Oh, wow. I just found this place in New York City that has cookies I’m craving. No, I’ve never had them, but I really, really want to try them. Their “compost cookie” is filled with pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, butterscotch, chocolate chips. I mean, it can’t be bad, right? The place is called momofuku milkbar and the cookies are $12 a tin. Tempting to buy…. tempting.
And then they have these blueberry and cream cookies that I’m drooling over.
Blueberry and Cream Cookie