Nutella Puff Pastry Treat

6Simple cut down puff pastry to a six by six or four by four (depending on end result size) add a spoonful of Nutella and marshmallows or some crushed nut. Fold into triangle and crease with the tip of fork. Bake according to pastry directions. Sprinkle with powdered sugar for nice presentation.

Nutella Three Ingredient Cookies

1525373_660448023997895_701709433_nTried this recipe and it is so very good. If you love Nutella you have got to try this. Try peanut butter chips/ mint chips/ butterscotch chips or white chocolate chips in them as well – and for Christmas don’t forget the crushed candy canes.

Banana Ice Cream – Yum

943611_326776824120524_1807379374_nThis looks so good I just had to try it……. and let me tell you this is so good! I have actually dabbled with different add ins like:

~ 1 cup frozen strawberry yogurt/1 cup banana flavored yogurt

~1/2 cup Nutella

~I cup frozen strawberries

~1 cup nuts (I have tried 1 cup mixed, 1 cup almonds and 1 cup peanuts to 2 bananas – and these were chilled)

Of course this was not all at once. So far everything was really good and I really liked it. It was a very good for you snack that I did not have to feel like I was being bad while eating it. All ingredients were frozen or chilled to keep the “ice cream” cold. For the nuts I added nuts from the baking section – these are what you eat when you are eating healthy because they are unsalted – the type made to put into cookies and desserts and not the ones you buy they are sugared or salted because they are really unhealthy for you.

What type of ingredients do you think you would want to add to this?

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter / Nutella Healthy Snack

bananna chocolate peanut butter frozen snack healthyI saw these and my mouth watered. I often find that I want a nice tasty not overly sweet (and in the summer cold) snack. I have tried these and they are sooooo goood! They are rather simple to make and there are some variations. I will talk to you about the basic creation like is pictured and then give you some dynamite options to switch them up.

Slice bananas into 1/2 inch slices. Keep them consistent. Wipe a dollop (you can judge amount of a lot or a little based on preference but don’t make it too thick) of peanut butter (no preservatives and no sugar added – get as organic as you can) on one side and sandwich with the other slice of banana. You will need to freeze these to get them cold. While they are getting cold use a chocolate melting pot (if you are lucky enough to have one – I want one) or use a double broiler (two pots one smaller than the other with the big one having water to boil that you will set the small pot down into to melt chocolate in) to melt chocolate. If you are tight on a budget use candy melts but I often can find dark chocolate chip bags at a dollar store and that is your best bet. Take out the bananas/peanut butter treats from the freezer (you don’t want these frozen hard as a rock because the chocolate will drip right off). If it takes you a long time to get chocolate melted instead of freezer use the fridge. Now roll the banana/peanut butter treats in the melted chocolate and put them on wax paper lined COLD cookie sheets. When you get a tray of them made stick them in the freezer.

OPTIONS:

-Instead of peanut butter use a hazelnut spread from Jiffy or Nutella

-After placing dollop of peanut butter/hazelnut spread on one slice of banana stick slices of nuts (almonds, peanuts, walnut) into spread and seal with the other slice of banana.

-I used dark chocolate but by all means use white, milk or one of the flavored chocolates like mint, peppermint etc.

-After placing dollop of peanut butter/hazelnut spread on one slice of banana stick crushed candies (peppermints, red hots) into spread and seal with the other slice of banana.

-Decorate the outside with a drizzle of a different type of chocolate or melted candies to go along with a party theme or special occasion.

-Keep in the fridge or in the freezer after preparation – delicious both ways.

I hope you enjoy these delicious scrumptious (can be made in a healthy way) treats as much as I do. I enjoy going to the freezer when I get the munchies and pull one of these guys out and enjoy it knowing that they are really not that bad for me.

Rice Crispie Treat Hollow Egg For Easter

11385_449897131750099_1159314075_nThis is a great little treat to make for Easter and you can even get your kiddies in on  this one. Make the recipe as usual. Coat the inside of several plastic eggs with butter to prevent sticking. Push a small amount into each side of the egg making sure to cover the inside completely. Level with your fingers as close as you can. Now here you have an option – put the jelly beans inside now (and they may get stuck) or let the 2 halves dry and then put the jelly beans or other surprise inside. If you let it dry you need to use melted chocolate or  gently heat the flat area where the egg halves need to attach in a pan and quickly place surprise inside and seal to other side.

SOME IDEAS

~Use food coloring to dye the treat

~Coat the inside with Nutella or chocolate

~Add Easter festive candy sprinkles to the treat mixture

~Decorate the outside with royal icing designs – use coloring to make more festive – or attach candies while icing is still unhardened

~Melt candy bars (milky way, snickers, mounds) in a pan and place a spoonful into each half before closing

~Use flavored marshmallows to make the treat recipe – I have seen mint, strawberry, chocolate

~Spoon into each half a recipe like no bake cookie or squish in a soft cookie to mold into the inside of the treat of each half

~Tie around the “attached” area  a small “plastic” ribbon

This would make a great little desert that can be made cheap for a party, or classroom treat for Easter.I think this would also make a great party favor for a bridal shower or baby shower. Opening the egg could unveil a small plastic baby.