Independence Nutella Rice Crispy Treats

The Fourth of July is all about desserts! I know some people think it’s about Independence, parades, picnics, fireworks and baseball. But that’s going to change after you read this recipe for Nutella Rice Crispy Treats! Talk about a winning combination! Rice crispy treats and Nutella all rolled up into one delicious, crunchy snack. Add some seasonal red, white and blue sprinkles and you’re all set. … Continue reading →

Valentine Brownies

Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand in hand. I’m not sure whoever came up with the idea that love is expressed with chocolate, but I’m not arguing with that tradition! This is a nice treat to make for the school Valentine’s party or to just share with your family. Of course, if you’re taking these tothe school party, you’ll probably want to double the recipe. I’ve never met any group who can eat like elementary school students! (aren’t you just ready to reach into that picture and grab a brownie?!) If you really want to impress your Valentine, cut the brownies with a heart cookie cutter before icing. Then serve the brownie on top of their favorite ice cream! Valentine Brownies Recipe Ingredients: 1 15 oz Brownie Mix 2 Eggs 3 TB Water ¼ c Oil 2 TB Butter ¼ c Milk 1 c Powdered Sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the brownie mix with the eggs, water and oil or as described on the package. Place a layer of wax paper in the bottom of 9×13 baking dish. Spread brownie mix over waxed paper and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Allow brownies to cool … Continue reading →

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

Oatmeal raisin cookies are at the top of the all time favorite cookie list. In fact, in recent surveys of home made cookie favorites, the chocolate chip cookie was first, peanut butter second and oatmeal raisin third. I would agree that chocolate chip is my favorite, but I’m at a loss to pick a clear second or third place … peanut butter and oatmeal raisin are tied at second place. My husband is definitely a peanut butter cookie fan, and when I make a batch of those, I just plan on leaving the eating to him! At least when I make oatmeal raisin cookies, I have a chance of eating some of them! I’ve found that bar cookies last just a little longer than cookies made in the traditional “drop” manner. They’re also easier to bake, since it’s just one trip through the oven for the pan full!  Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bar Recipe Ingredients 1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp cinnamon 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 3 cups oatmeal 1/2 cup raisins Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a … Continue reading →