Friday, July 10, 2015

Healthy Rice Krispy Treats

Rice Crispy treats
These peanut butter, honey rice treats are healthy!  They are really really healthy!  I think I deserve a pat on the back for this one.  I have to be the first to admit that when I make treats "healthy"  isn't always my first consideration.  I needed to teach a women's group about some healthy treats they could make for their children this summer and so the search was on!  What I loved about these treats is that they are simple to make and taste great.  So what's not to love??  

Do you have a great recipe you would share with me for a healthy treat?  Please let me know I really need to have more to choose from! 
 
Healthy Rice KrispyTreats

by Scrumptilicious 4 You!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: no cook snack
Ingredients (9 - 12 treats)
  • 4 cups rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper
2. Heat the honey, peanut butter, vanilla and salt in a pan over low heat until it all melts together.
3. Pour the rice cereal into a large bowl and pour the melted honey and peanut butter over it. Stir together.
4. Press into the baking pan HARD using either a rubber spatula or your hand with wax or parchment paper.
5. Let cool and cut into squares.
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Recipe Source:  happilyunprocessed.com
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Chewy Granola Chip Bars - 5 Ingredients!

5 Ingredient Granola Bars
     I know I have been saying on many recipes that they are fast and easy, but it needs to be said again for these bars. With only 5 ingredients and a no bake recipe you know they have to be quick!

      I was asked to find some fast and healthy snack for a women's meeting in my church.  I have tried several recipes and a few just weren't what I would call tasty,(of course I am the sugar queen)  but when I found this recipe I knew I had hit the mark!  Wow!  They are soooo good and have healthy ingredients too!   (I am not sure about the peanut butter chips but you can cut down on them or leave them out entirely if you choose.)  

     They are especially easy to make because you can buy granola (in any degree of healthy you desire) and just add it to the mix, pour into a pan, cool and eat!  This makes a great snack for kids who are home for the summer.




Bring the butter, sugar, and honey in a pan to a boil and simmer over medium low heat about 2 minutes.

Add granola and rice cereal and stir until it is well coated.  
Press the mixture in a 11 x 7 inch parchment lined pan.  Sprinkle both flavors of chips over the granola bars and let mixture cool.  Lift the bars out of the pan and cut into long granola bar shapes. enjoy!
This recipe was adapted from Back to the Cutting Board


Chewy Granola Chip Bars

by Scrumptilicious 4 You!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (8- 10 Bars)
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups purchased granola (I like cinnamon raisin)
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
Instructions
Line an 11 x 7 baking pan with parchment and spray with cooking spray.
Put 1st 3 ingredients in a pan and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar is dissolved. About 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add granola and rice cereal and stir until coated.
Spread the mixture into the pan and press into the corners.
Let cool and then lift from pan and cut into bars. Place in fridge if they are too soft to stick together.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Italian Beef Dip

Quick and easy meal

     This is an especially easy dinner. It takes only 5 purchased ingredients and a couple of spices you should already have in you cupboard. Dinner can be on the table in about 15 minutes.  You can use fancy Hoagie Buns or toasted Hamburger buns you have on hand.  Be prepared for a busy day by buying the sliced deli meat and cheese ahead of time and freeze the meat to be pulled out in a pinch.

     So full of flavor your family won't believe you haven't been slaving in the kitchen for hours!

Simmer the first 5 ingredients together in a skillet for about 5 minutes. 


      Remove pepper strips and add beef to heat through.  Butter the top of the buns and place them next to the bottom buns on a cookie sheet. Divide beef between bottom buns and top with cooked pepper and cheese. Place cookie sheet filled with sandwiches under the broiler for a short time until the cheese melts and the tops are toasted.  Serve remaining juice in a small bowl with sandwiches as a dip. 



    Do you have any great quick recipes you could share with us?  I would love to hear from you!!



Italian Beef Dip

by Scrumptilicious 4 You!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: entree Italian
Ingredients (6 sandwiches)
  • 2- 10 oz cans Campbells beef broth
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium green or red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 lb. thinly sliced deli roast beef
  • 6 thinly sliced Swiss cheese slices
  • 6 Hoagie Buns
Instructions
Simmer the first 5 ingredients together in a uncovered skillet for about 5 minutes until peppers are tender.
Remove pepper strips and cover to keep warm.
Bring broth to a boil again.
Add beef, cover pan, and remove from heat.
Leave to heat meat through for about 2 minutes.
Butter the top of the buns and place them next to the bottom buns on a cookie sheet.
Divide beef between bottom buns and top with cooked pepper and cheese.
Place cookie sheet filled with sandwiches under the broiler for a short time until the
cheese melts and the tops are toasted.
Serve remaining juice in a small bowl as a dip for the sandwiches.