Friday, August 28, 2015

Bacon Baked Beans

Easy Baked Beans

     I attended a church get together a few months ago and a friend (I didn't know this person then but anyone who cooks this good is my immediate bff!) was heating these wonderful beans on an outdoor grill.  Although they are simple and easy to make the chunks of bacon and peppers really make this something special!  Here's the recipe!

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Bacon Baked Beans

by Scrumptilicious 4 You!
Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 20 Min
Keywords: side beans
Ingredients (Serves 10)
  • 1 lb. thick bacon
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 large green pepper, diced
  • 1 28 oz can Van De Camps pork and beans
  • 1 28 oz Bushes Boston Style Beans
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
Cut bacon slices into 1 inches pieces and fry until almost crisp.
Remove bacon and saute onion and green pepper in bacon drippings until tender.
Add bacon back into pan.
Add brown sugar and molasses to mixture
Add both cans of beans and combine well.
Place all ingredients into an 8 x 11 1/2 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until heated through.
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Healthy Rice Krispy 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
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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Friday, June 12, 2015

Chewy Granola Chip Bars - 5 Ingredients!

     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.
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
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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