Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Almond Bark Puffcorn

I just had to share this quick recipe so that everyone can enjoy it over the upcoming holiday. I first tried this yummy snack last Christmas when it was brought to one of the schools where I work. I was fascinated by the delicious blend of salty and sweet. It is even more amazing when you learn how easy and simple the ingredients are for this addicting treat! If you are looking for a unique homemade gift for a friend or a tasty contribution for a family get together......this is it!
Almond Bark Puffcorn

1 (24 oz.) package Almond Bark
1 (3 1/2 oz) regular sized bag of Puffcorn
sprinkles (optional)

In a medium size microwaveable bowl, put the entire block of almond bark. Microwave for 90 seconds and then stir until completely melted. Empty the bag of puffcorn into a large bowl. Pour the melted almond bark on top of the puffcorn and stir until it is completely coated.  Spread out onto wax or aluminum foil. Shake sprinkles across the top (if desired). Allow to dry and then place into ziploc bags or a plastic container. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

This is one of those stand by recipes that you know will turn out delicious even if it is super easy!!! Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are the perfect treat for a Christmas party, cookie exchange or neighbor gifts. You can change the flavor of the cookie by using different cake mixes...but my favorite will always be red velvet. The recipe only requires a few ingredients but delivers big on taste!!!
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

1 box of Red Velvet Cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup or more of powdered sugar 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together red velvet cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil in a large bowl (batter will be thick). Put powdered sugar in a separate small bowl.Use a cookie scoop to form dough into balls and then roll each ball in the powdered sugar until covered. Place on a Pam sprayed cookie sheet.....leaving about 2 inches between cookies. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the cookies brown slightly on the edges. 
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.