Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Munchies

Sunday is Valentines Day! We don't have anything special planned, other than a 14 hour car drive to my grandparents, but hey, who's counting! 
Valentines Day is such a great excuse to make something extra special for those loved ones around you.  I love to use these smaller holidays as times for baking with my students.  It's important to be exposed to cooking and learning the terms, but I'm limited in what I can do because I have no real cooking/baking vehicle other than a microwave!  
So, that brings me to my Monday Munchies! 

Valentine Rice Krispies Treats:
Microwave Rice Krispy Treats 
1 box of Rice Krispy cereal
1 container of Marshmallow Fluff 
mini marshmallows 
Valentines Day sprinkles 

Microwave the container of fluff until you see if expanding above the container.  Watch as it expands, as it's not supposed to actually overflow, rather over expand I guess you could say!

Pour your Rice Krispies into a large mixing bowl, and add the fluff once it's heated.  Stir until the krispies are evenly coated and then incorporate the mini marshmallows.  

Press the batter into a 9x13 pan/tray/ I'm going to double the recipe so I can put the treats into a cookie sheet sized pan.  Add on the sprinkles and use a heart cookie cutter to cut the treats into hearts!


If you want to change it up from your old school rice krispy treat, put them on a stick, or dip it in melted chocolate.  

DIY Wedding Favors: Rice Krispies Treat Hearts:    So cute!  Can't wait to try these!  Getting some good ideas for Valentine's Day treats for my kids school class and my class for the girls at church!:   Heart-Shaped Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispies Treats. Easy to make, and great for both kid and adult Valentine's Day parties!:

 Now this is the Valentines Day treat I want to try!

I came across this recipe in People magazine this week.  Chocolate that you can eat with a spoon-yes please.  And if you don't want to use a spoon, just add an extra cup of milk.

Wicked Hot Chocolate 
2 cups whole or 2% milk
1 cup 60% dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup milk powder
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch 
pinch of chipotle powder
pinch of ancho chili powder
1/8 teaspoon allspice 
1 cup heavy cream

Boil milk over medium-high heat. Then, lower the heat and add in the chocolate and whisk until chocolate is melted completely.  Add in the milk powder and cornstarch and whisk until dissolved and the chocolate is thick and smooth.  Add the chili and ancho powder and the allspice.  Continue whisking....

The whipped cream is meant to be the topping: freeze the cream for 5 minutes before whipping, then whip until soft peaks form.  

Divide the chocolate into four mugs and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with chili powder should you desire.  

Yum...I might just have to make this fit my macros!  I'm curious to try the Fairlife whole milk instead of actual whole milk...if you haven't heard or tried the Fairlife milk, it's a game changer-especially their chocolate milk.  I have withdraw if I go a morning without my chocolate milk!

Previous Valentines Day cooking HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE 

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