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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chewy Granola Bars

I found this recipe on a calender and thought it would be fun to try. We enjoy granola bars around here, so this one would be fun to mix and match ingredients. I will have to try out different dried fruits, cereals and nuts. And perhaps a drizzle of chocolate...

Chewy Granola Bars
2 C crushed Chex cereal (I used cinnamon flavored Chex)
2 C dry oats
1/2 C raisins
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C light corn syrup
1/2 C peanut butter (have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE peanut butter?)
1 tsp vanilla
Cooking spray

In a large bowl mix the cereal, oats and raisins. In a small sauce pan, mix brown sugar and corn syrup. Heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture and mix well. Press firmly into 9x13 pan that has been sprayed well with cooking spray. Cook and cut into 16 bars.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

St. Patrick's Day-Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

I made sugar cookies this afternoon for Travis' potluck tomorrow. Since it is so close to St. Patrick's day, I decided to go festive. I hope people can tell they are little green clovers on them and not just some random green flower!

Of course I didn't throw out the centers, they are still yummy too!

They're magically delicious!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Yummy! I ripped this recipe out of a magazine recently and made it this weekend. I didn't know what to expect because the process is different than other cakes I've made, but I knew it would be rich and moist and it was. I especially loved the crispy top and I actually dusted it with powdered sugar before I served it, but it didn't cut out very pretty so I didn't bother taking pictures of that.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
7 oz semisweet chocolate
3/4 C butter
1 C sugar
4 eggs, with yolks and whites separated

1. Preheat over to 300. Melt chocolate and butter in medium saucepan (doubler broiler would work best but I don't have one). Stir together half the sugar and the egg yolks, then add to melted chocolate and butter.

2. Beat egg whites and slowly add the other half of the sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture. Pour into greased 9 inch cake pan.

3. Bake 40 minutes (mine needed a bit longer), or until toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs on it. Cool 30 minutes at least, and dust with powdered sugar.