Thursday, April 17, 2008

Yummy Treats

Coincidentally, Reagan and I have very similar posts this week. Maybe it's because we're both moving, and we both like treats!!

Rick and I are currently creatively consuming everything in our pantry and food storage (alliteration not intended). The fruit snacks and granola bars were easy and enjoyable to get rid of, but try choking down 3 bags of marshmallows and 2 pounds of powdered sugar.

We recently had to bring treats to 2 different events (a mission reunion, and Rick's public speaking class), and the ingredients were successfully used up.

The cupcake idea was easy: I had 2 cake mixes and tons of powdered sugar.

For the other, I used the famous, wonderful, amazing Allrecipes.com feature of typing in the desired ingredients to get a recipe. I had marshmallows, cocoa, chocolate chips, and Rice Krispies cereal. These chocolatey bars are GOOD. Rick's class devoured them in seconds. I'll put the recipe in as a comment.
...and a random Thank You card I made recently, for the Sullivans. Gotta love those people. They provided us with a wonderful service opportunity and took us to a Jazz game.

3 comments:

Rich and Kate Mackay said...

The treats look AMAZING Page! We're going to miss you guys! Let us know what we can do to help with the move!

Page said...

oops, almost forgot the recipe:

Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

INGREDIENTS

* 3/4 cup butter
* 1 1/2 cups white sugar
* 3 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
* 4 cups miniature marshmallows
* 1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 1 cup peanut butter
* 2 cups crisp rice cereal

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a mixing bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter or margarine and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy.
3. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa; add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts if desired. Spread in a greased jelly roll pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
4. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over cake; return to oven for 2-3 minutes. Using a knife dipped in water, spread the melted marshmallows evenly over cake. Cool.
5. For topping, combine chocolate chips, 3 T. butter or margarine and peanut butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well blended. Remove from heat; stir in cereal. Spread over bars. Chill.

JenSwen said...

Those cupcakes are really, really pretty.