peanut butter pretzel bites « Two Tiny Kitchens Salty and sweet. Crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth. Peanut butter and chocolate. Dangerous and delicious (you know what I mean). One little bite, so much to experience. Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites recipe courtesy Foodaphilia.com Calorie estimate: 4,000 – 5,000 for complete recipe (depending upon dipping chocolate and pretzels used, etc.) Yield 60 – 80 pretzel bites Ingredients 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp softened butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more) 3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more) Pretzels 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl with a fork or whisk, or in a stand mixer. Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted.
Watermelon Lime Sorbet Slices A sweet and tangy watermelon lime sorbet is a great way to cool off in the summer. As a bonus, this recipe is frozen back in the watermelon rind and cut off into slices. It’s hot. The type of heat where when you step outside the door and your skin is wet before the door swings shut behind you. It’s a hot that hangs in the air, letting you breathe it in, that is cured only by two things: being completely immersed in water or hiding indoors, the air conditioning cranked as far as it will go.I find that the heat makes me very unmotivated to do things like take a walk, water and weed the garden (though I have forced that one on myself) and prepare food and eat it. However, when the promise of cooking provides ice cold watermelon sorbet, I just may be convinced. When your simple syrup is cool and watermelon chunked, blend them together in a food processor or blender until smooth. Cool the liquid completely in the refrigerator for a few hours. This then goes into the freezer. Truly, nothing.
Fried Ice Cream I'm sure you are thinking about Cinco de Mayo this very minute. You should be because it's in two days. We look for any excuse to celebrate. We look for any excuse to celebrate with food. This year I thought I'd share a recipe for deep fried ice cream. This would be considered one of my "BIGS". You will need a good quality Vanilla ice cream, corn flakes, flaked coconut and cinnamon. I just happen to find New Simply Cinnamon Corn Flakes. You can, of course, use regular corn flakes. You will need to make 5 scoops of ice cream from a quart size container. Drop the scoops of ice cream onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Let me tell you what you don't have time for...PICTURES. The ice cream melts too fast. Put the corn flakes in a plastic bag. Pound the corn flakes with a rolling pin or crush the corn flakes anyway you'd like...just crush them. Put the crushed corn flakes into a shallow bowl. Add 1 cup coconut. Add one tablespoon cinnamon. In shallow bowl add 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon milk.
How to Make Chocolate Mousse This is a serious dessert mousse, friends. A chocolate experience so rich, velvety and decadent, a few tablespoons is really all that any one person needs. I usually chuckle when I watch Mrs. Pastry eat chocolate bars, because she nibbles them like a mouse, savoring every tiny morsel. However even I — a man known to wolf chocolate bars down by the handful — eat this only incrementally, off the tip of a spoon. With a little pâte à bombe on hand, chocolate mousse is a ridiculously easy thing to make. 4 ounces pâte à bombe 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate 8 ounces (1 cup) heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks Begin by whipping the cream just about to the soft peak stage (or less), you want it a little loose and runny. Stir it until it’s uniform… The mixture will firm up here and look a little rough. No matter, I just add in about a third of the whipped cream… …and whisk it in until it’s all smooth: I then do the same with the remaining cream… …and that’s pretty much it!
I’m rich, I’m rich! Thousand Dollar Bars Have you ever baked something that made you do the Daffy Duck? You know, the cartoon scene where Daffy runs about yelling, “I’m rich, I’m rich, whoop, whoop, yippee, I’m rich!” He’s bouncing around on his head, feet, hands, and rump in a spastic outpouring of sheer joy. Yep, the Daffy Duck. Not everything we bake here in the kitchen gets us to do the Daffy Duck. On a bad day, we do the wine taster (small taste and a spit) or the Emily Post (napkin over mouth, remove offending food, weak smile). But on a really really good day, we do the Happy Dance (personal taste rules here;mine includes foot stomping and mmm mmm noises); and the Daffy Duck. These Thousand Dollar Bars did just that for us here at KAF. These bars definitely remind people of Twix® bars, both in shape and taste, but OH, so much better when top-end caramel and chocolate is used. So, break out your happy dancin’ shoes, and let’s make Thousand Dollar Bars. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Prick the dough all over with a fork.
Homemade Pop-Tarts When I was a kid, I loved Pop-Tarts. My mom rarely bought them for us because of how unhealthy they are, but when I saw those babies in the pantry, I was pretty excited! My favorite was always strawberry, which is why I decided to make that version of these myself. I’m no health nut, but that might be because I don’t buy a lot of pre-packaged foods. The only things of that nature that I stock my pantry with on a regular basis are low-fat popcorn, rice cakes, pretzels, the occasional tortilla chips, and every once in a while, I’ll buy ice cream. I definitely get my calories in other ways, but it’s always through food that I’ve made myself. I wanted to make something kind of special for dessert a few weeks ago, and I remembered that I had seen other food bloggers making their own homemade Pop-Tarts. Your ingredients. Roll the dough out on a floured surface and cut into strips with a pizza cutter, about 3 inches wide and 5 or 6 inches long. Serve and enjoy! Homemade Pop-Tarts Cook time:
A Tasty Recipe: That’s the Best Frosting I’ve Ever Had – Tasty Kitchen Blog I’ve been intrigued with this frosting recipe for months, not just because of its alluring title, but also because if its ingredients. Five tablespoons of flour? In frosting? Let’s just say my interest was piqued. I finally got around to making it yesterday evening; Marlboro Man’s grandmother has some old friends staying at The Lodge and I wanted to take them a treat. You owe it to yourself to make this frosting sometime in your life. You’ll just have to trust me on this. Here’s how you make it: First things first: I made chocolate sheet cake cupcakes. Here’s the recipe: The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake (or Cupcakes!) Let your cupcakes (or cake) cool completely. Begin by pouring 5 tablespoons of flour into 1 cup of milk. After adding the flour, whisk it together until combined, then place the saucepan over medium heat. Cool the mixture completely. The mixture will be very, very thick. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the cooled flour/milk mixture. Stir it around to combine. I’m bossy.
Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine July is National Ice Cream month, and I’m so excited to show you how making your own homemade ice cream is easier than you may think! No ice cream maker? No problem. Out of rock salt? And let me just get one thing straight. Homemade Ice Cream without the machine couldn’t be easier! Basically, you start with 2 cups of heavy cream and 1 can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk. Whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks… Add your flavors, toppings, and mix-ins to the sweetened condensed milk… Then fold in the whipped cream. That’s it! So what can you add to the cream & milk?? How about butter, cinnamon, and vanilla for… Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream! Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream Recipe Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream 2 cups heavy cream 1 (14 oz.) Whip heavy cream to stiff peaks in large bowl. Pour into a 2-quart container and cover. Print Recipe What about Nutella & Peanut Butter?? Nutella Peanut Butter Chip Ice Cream Recipe Nutella Peanut Butter Chip Ice Cream 2 cups heavy cream 1 (14 oz.) Krispy Kreme Ice Cream Recipe