Lucky Charms Munch Treat Recipe

LuckyCharms cereal Munch treats recipe

My obsession with easy treats for the kids to make for friends and neighbors is continuing!

Again, go through the pantry and see what you have that would make a good mix. We had peanuts that we are adding this time, pretzels, M&M’s and Lucky Charms cereal.

Add them all together with the popped popcorn. Melt the almond bark in the microwave.

Take some wax paper and line a pan or lay it on the counter, you just need somewhere to spread the mix out on while it cools.

For this recipe you need:

  • 3/4 block white chocolate
  • 2 cups M&M
  • 2 cups Lucky Charms Cereal
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 8 cups popped corn
I always use air popped, but I am sure you could use plain microwave as well. Pop popcorn and melt white chocolate in the microwave. When melted pour over popcorn and use a big spatula to mix all together quickly. Add M&M’s and other topping while the white chocolate has not started setting up. Fold all together.

The kids wrapped some bags up for the neighbors. They ate the rest! I know we will have to be making some more this week!

 

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Strudel Topping

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This is my favorite Pumpkin Bread Recipe for this time of year. Making pumpkin bread always signals football, stew, and changing leaves for me. It is comforting, and smells the house up better then anything else.

We made a double batch yesterday and it didn’t last long. My kids favorite way to eat pumkin bread is with some cream cheese on the side. Well, or spoons full’s of cream cheese and a little pumpkin bread to go with it!

Pumpkin Bread Recipe Rush

 

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Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe

I made desert last night and it was such an Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe, I wanted to share it with you! I have made this maybe 10 times since I have been married and each time it has turned out perfectly.

I have heard friends mention that they are scared to make them and I wanted to show you how easy it was, and how pretty they are when they are done. Not to mention that they taste AMAZING!

Pumpkin Rolls

First, make the cake according to directions. Bake for the correct time and make sure to not let it get too done. Mine was a little on the brown side. But didn’t seem to affect the taste at all.

* One tip is that you HAVE to use a jelly roll pan.I just don’t think you will get the same results from a 9×13 or something with high sides. It is a thin cake, and the jelly roll pan is perfect. This is the one I have and I love it! I also use it for cookies and a ton of other things!

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Once the pumpkin roll comes out of the oven, let it cool just a little and then you will take a thin tea towel and cover it with powdered sugar.

Tale a knife and run it around the cake and make sure it isn’t sticking. Then you will take the entire pan and flip it over onto the towel. I gently shake it and peek under to make sure it is loosening up and falling out in one piece onto the tea towel.

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Now you are actually going to start slowly and roll up the cake. Weird, I know. But it works.

pumpkin roll tea towel

Once you have rolled it all the way up, you are going to let it cool just like this for about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Pumpkin roll filling

Once it is completely cool and has sat for a while, during this time make the filling. You will carefully unroll the cake.

Frost the cake, staying about 1/2 inch from the edges. Some will squeeze out when you roll it back up so you can leave a little space.

After you have frosted the layer. Roll it up again very carefully and tightly. Then you are done! Cut off the ends to make it look pretty, and keep in the fridge. You made a beautiful dessert!

Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe

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Taco Salad In A Bag! – Perfect for camping and kids!

taco in a bag ingredients This has long been a fun snack/dinner for my kids camping and after school. You can see my Taco Salad recipe HERE for a bigger dish with catalina dressing. Making this for groups, camping or teens is an awesome way to feed a crowd easily. ground beef for tacos First brown some ground beef with taco seasoning. I often have this on hand frozen in my freezer anyway. Next cut up or pull out your toppings, which can include the following:

  • Onions
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatos
Whatever you like, and if you are camping can travel easily. My kids like to eat theirs with Doritos, but you can also use Fritos.

Taco in a bag Tucker Now find a kid who will gladly demonstrate how to eat this with perfection! Lucky me I had one walk in the door from school and he was STARVING! Taco in a bag Take the bag and break up the chips a bit. Open the bag. Add toppings and meat. Enjoy!

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Infused Water Tips & Measurements

Infused Water

Infused water is not only a huge trend right now, it’s easy to prepare, inexpensive to make, and an extremely healthy alternative to high sugar juices and soda. It only requires a short prep time, but needs several hours to set, infuse, and cool.

Infused Water

There are really no hard and fast rules to it either. You can use items from your garden, sale produce, leftover fruit tray items, or really anything you have on hand that you like the flavor of and will mix with other items.

Typically these amounts work well for one jar plus one refill of flavor. If you are doing larger amounts your conversion amount is one quart = 32 ounces, then just figure out how much to need for smaller or larger amounts. Most recipes use two to three different ingredients, you may want a little more of something if only doing two flavors, or a little less if doing four or more. If you are doing single flavors (ie: only strawberries), use about three portions of the measurement before.

Here are measurements of items that work well for a quart size serving:

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Fruits

  • 1 Orange (remove rind to avoid bitterness)
  • 1 Lemon (remove rind to avoid bitterness)
  • 1 Lime (remove rind to avoid bitterness)
  • 1 Apple (peeled & sliced)
  • 3-4 Strawberries (sliced)
  • 6-7 Raspberries (infuses best when crushed)
  • 6-7 Blueberries (infuses best when crushed)
  • 1 Mango (sliced)
  • 2 Pineapple Slices (fresh is best, canned doesn’t have as much flavor)
  • 4 Watermelon Chunks
  • 5 Honeydew Chunks
  • 2 Starfruit Slices
  • 8 Blackberries (infuses best when crushed)
  • 15-20 Pomegranate Seeds

Vegetables:

  • 6-7 Cucumber Slices

Herbs/Spices:

  • 1 Tea Bag (pick your flavor!)
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Herbs (may vary with strength of the herb!)
  • 4-5 Basil Leaves (ripped)
  • 2-3 Sprigs of Thyme
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Dill Sprigs
  • 1 Rosemary Sprig
  • 6-8 Mint Leaves
  • 3-4 Cilantro Leaves (ripped)
  • 4 Sage Leaves (ripped)
  • 2 Fennel Top Pieces

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Infused Water Tips

Glass mason jars work great, and glass pitchers and water bottles are best to avoid possible chemical leaching.

Warm water and/or allowing the mixture to sit in the sun for about an hour will help release flavor and speed up the infusion process.

Chill for 4-6 hours before serving. Or, you can make it a little strong and add ice to chill – you want it strong if adding ice because as the ice melts it will dilute the flavor.

Any time the flavor is too strong, you can add cold water to dilute until you find the taste you like.

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Easy No Fry Buffalo Wings Recipe

No Fry Buffalo Wings

I just posted an easy No Fry Buffalo Wings recipe over on Eat This Up. It would be a good one for the upcoming Tailgating Season!

Go HERE to check it out!

 

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Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

Bang Bang Shrimp

I posted this Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe over on Eat This Up and wanted to make sure that you guys saw it! This is an appetizer that we eat as a meal! Go HERE to take a look!

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Fifteen Red, White & Blue Summer Treats

It’s almost the 4th of July, so gather up your Red, White & Blue and whip up something sweet with these Summer Treats. 4th of July Candy Kabobs

Berry Cheesecake Trifle Berry American Flag

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Fruit Crumb Bars - Use Strawberries AND Blueberries 2 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 cups flour 1 cup cold butter 1 egg 1/4 teaspoon salt Zest and juice of one lemon 4 cups fresh fruit ( I used strawberries) 4 teaspoons cornstarch.

Red Velvet Cake Bites - add a little blue dye to the frosting!

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Cherry Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) cherry chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme

Very Berry Breakfast Smoothie

Berry Slab Pie

Cherry Pie Filling Fruit Salad

Hershey’s Fruit Pizza

Strawberry Dream Cake – dye the frosting blue!

Sparkler Cupcakes

Red, White & Blue Poke Cake

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Gooey S’mores Snack Mix

S'mores Snack Mix

S’mores are such a favorite treat for all of us.  I think no matter how old you are, you become a kid again when there are s’mores to make and enjoy.  Sometimes you really want all the flavor of a s’more without the fuss of a campfire to roast marshmallows.  This Gooey S’mores Snack is perfect for that craving!

Gooey S’mores Snack Mix

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cup Golden Grahams Cereal
  • 2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 2 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)

S'mores snack mix ingredientsDIRECTIONS:

Set oven on low broil.

Line a baking sheet with silicon mat or parchment paper.

Spread marshmallows on prepared sheet. Place under broiler just until marshmallows begin to brown.

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Remove silicone mat or parchment paper immediately from pan and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes.

The marshamallows may still be too sticky for you to handle so you can optionally dust them with powder sugar to reduce stickiness.

Combine marshmallows, chocolate and cereal in bowl 1 handful at a time to mix well.

S’mores aren’t just a treat for camping or sitting by the fire.  This Gooey S’mores Snack Mix is great anytime of year!

Gooey S'mores Snack Mix
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
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Gooey S'mores Snack mix combines toasted marshmallows, chocolate and Golden Grahams for the perfect s'mores snack.
Ingredients
  • 2 cup Golden Grahams Cereal
  • 2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 2 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)
Instructions
  1. Set oven on low broil.
  2. Line a baking sheet with silicon mat or parchment paper.
  3. Spread marshmallows on prepared sheet. Place under broiler just until marshmallows begin to brown.
  4. Remove silicone mat or parchment paper immediately from pan and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. The marshamallows may still be too sticky for you to handle so you can optionally dust them with powder sugar to reduce stickiness.
  6. Combine marshmallows, chocolate and cereal in bowl 1 handful at a time to mix well.

 

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Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Homemade Microwave Popcorn?  Sign me up!  We love popcorn and it’s such a great option for a fairly healthy snack.  Like most other things though, I hate feeding my family things with tons of added ingredients and preservatives.  Making homemade popcorn on the stove top isn’t terribly hard and it is delicious but it does take some time.  Since we don’t always have that kind of time and the kids often want to make popcorn themselves, I came up with this great recipe for DIY Microwave Popcorn.

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Homemade Microwave Popcorn

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup Popcorn Kernels
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Brown Lunch Bag
  • Salt to taste

diy microwave popcorn suppliesDIRECTIONS:

Place ingredients in bag. Fold top over and place on side in microwave. Cook times vary by microwave, mine took 2 minutes.

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That’s it!  This seriously could not be simpler to make.  Not to mention, it tastes amazing!  Who needs an expensive popcorn popper when you can make homemade popcorn this easily?!?  You may want to stock up on brown paper bags and popping corn because this is going to become a family favorite.

You can use a butter substitute if you’re looking for a healthier option (although when butter is so much better than so many substitutes).

Homemade Microwave Popcorn
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2-3
 
Homemade Microwave Popcorn
Ingredients
  • • ⅓ cup Popcorn Kernels
  • • 3 tbsp Butter
  • • 1 Brown Lunch Bag
  • • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Place ingredients in bag. Fold top over and place on side in microwave. Cook times vary by microwave, mine took 2 minutes.
  2. That’s it! This seriously could not be simpler to make. Not to mention, it tastes amazing! Who needs an expensive popcorn popper when you can make homemade popcorn this easily?!?
  3. You can use a butter substitute if you’re looking for a healthier option (although when butter is so much better than so many substitutes).

 

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