4 Fast Treats!

Usually, when I need a quick dessert or treat, I’m most likely to forget the easy ideas. If the kids tell me at the last minute that they need something yummy that evening for friends, my mind wanders to complex treats that I don’t have time to make. Here are a few simple ones that I’ve recently reminded myself about… rolls1. Chocolate Dessert Rolls

1 can crescent rolls and Chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Open can of rolls and pull apart dough at perforations.  Place a small handful of chocolate chips in the middle of your dough pieces and roll dough (with chocolate chips at the center) into any fun shape of your choice. Bake for 12 minutes.

Graham2. Chocolate Covered Anything

Chocolate wafers (any color – think of school colors for kids events)

Pretzel Rods        Strawberries         Oreos           Graham Crackers

My go-to items to cover in chocolate? Pretzel rods, strawberries, graham crackers and Oreos. Lay out waxed paper on counter. Melt chocolate wafers in 30 second increments until smooth. Dip items and place on waxed paper. While wet, if desired add sprinkles to pretzel rods. After strawberries, grahams, and Oreos are dry, add icing to decorate.

flavored marshmallows

3. Fruit Kabobs with Marshmallows

Skewers

Assorted cut strawberries, grapes, bananas, blueberries, etc.

Plain white, decorative shaped, or flavored marshmallows

Alternate adding fruit and marshmallows onto skewers.

kiss4. Indoor Smores with Hershey Kisses

Graham Crackers, broken into squares

Large Marshmallows

Hershey kisses

Preheat oven to 350. Cut marshmallows in half across center. Lay one marshmallow on each graham cracker square on ungreased cookie sheet. Place a cookie sheet full of prepared grahams with marshmallows in the oven until the tops of the marshmallows are light brown. Take out of the oven, push Hershey kisses into the softened marshmallows and serve.

Delicious Blueberry Muffins

My daughter picked blueberries last week and I made the muffins! This is our favorite fruit muffin recipe!

Muffin Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 eggs

1 & 1/2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup milk

2 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

2 cups flour

2 & 1/2 cups blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Topping Ingredients:

1/2 cup melted butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup oats (I use Old Fashioned Quaker Oats)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375. Use paper baking cups (regular or large muffin size) or spray and flour a cupcake pan. 

Beat butter, eggs and sugar.  Add remaining ingredients, using milk little by little to keep batter moist.  Fold in blueberries.  This batter is thick, the consistency like cake batter. 

Spoon into muffin cups & sprinkle the topping on each muffin.  Don’t overfill the cups.  Bake 15-20 minutes.

Tip:  If you use frozen blueberries, be sure they are defrosted.

4th of July Festive Snacks!

I wish you a Happy Independence Day this Thursday!  For Tummy Tuesday this week, these festive ideas are so easy! 
(Click on the photos for more great ideas and/or the recipes!)
Strawberry, Blueberry & Banana Kabobs courtesy of Jalet Farrell
better one Patriotic Watermelon & Feta Flag courtesy of Wenderlywatermelon flagPatriotic Chocolate Fruit Cones courtesy of seevanessacraft4th-of-JulyRed, White & Blue Parfait courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens