Monday, January 27, 2014

7-Layer Dessert Dip with Nutella "Refried Beans" and Coconut "Cheese"

While some of us attend Super Bowl parties to watch the actual game, most of us know why we’re really there: the commercials and the food. Wings, beer, and lots of yummy dips are staples at every event. Certainly, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it, but if you can make it better, well, you better. So this year, blow your friends’ minds and taste buds by showing up on game day with a seven layer dip that is nothing but dessert. 


Seven Layer Dessert Dip with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

If you want to be the MVP of your Super Bowl party, check out the recipe for the dip and cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips on Foodbeast.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Milky Way Midnight Brownies

One of my favorite candy bars is a Milky Way Midnight. It's like a Milky Way, but the nougat is vanilla, the chocolate is dark, and the results are phenomenal. So I put together everything I like about this candy bar into brownies, ooey-gooey marshmallow and caramel dark chocolate brownies to be exact. Boom.


Milky Way Midnight Brownies

Ingredients

  • Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix (family size!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3c oil
  • 1/3 water
  • 1c dulce de leche
  • 1c marshmallow creme

Directions

  1. Grease 9x13 pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In medium bowl, combine brownie mix, egg, oil, and water, and stir (about 50 strokes) until just combined.
  3. Spread brownie batter in greased pan.
  4. Spoon and spread 1 cup marshmallow creme atop the brownie mix. Then top THAT with 1 cup dulce de leche and spread it all around. (I got mine from a can, but if you feel you must, you can make it from scratch).
  5. Bake as directed (21-23 minutes) and then bake some more if it's not done. (I went for another 10 minutes; it's probably all that goop on top).
  6. Let cool completely before slicing or else it will be a complete disaster... or if you want to eat it warm, skip the slicing and just dig it out of the pan with a spoon. No judgment.
Yum, yum, and yum. What's not to like? If you are a fan of the candy bar, you'll be a fan of these brownies. Make them now and thank me later.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cheetos Haystack Cookies

Did you ever get to “cook” in pre-school? I did, and it was awesome. I really felt like I was a master chef when I shook that jar of cream until it turned to butter and coated those crispy chow mein noodles with chocolate. I was feeling nostalgic for those days this weekend, so I thought I’d whip up a batch of chocolate chow mein treats, also known as Haystack Cookies. Turns out, I didn’t have any chow mein noodles in my pantry, but what did I have instead? Cheetos. Perfect substitute, I thought. Thus, Butterscotch Cheetos Haystack Cookies were born.


Cheetos Haystack Cookies

You want the details? Foodbeast has 'em.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

General Mills Cereal Breakfast Pack Marshmallow Treats

Can't decide which kind of cereal marshmallow treats you want to make today? Good-for-you Cheerios or fun and fruity Trix? Cocoa-y Puffs or Cinnamon-y Toast Crunch? Why not grab a General Mills Cereal Breakfast Pack and create one treat to rule them all. With eight different cereals in each square—you get the fun flavors of all the sugary cereals you love, but, hey, there are THREE bags of Cheerios in it, so it's totally maybe good for you.

General Mills Cereal Breakfast Pack Marshmallow Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 package (all 8 cereals) General Mills Cereal Breakfast Pack
  • 1 bag (10.5oz) min marshmallow
  • 4T butter

Directions

  1. Prep 9x13 pan with shortening for easy removal after cooling.
  2. Open and combine all eight bags of cereal into one giant bowl. 
  3. Restrain yourself from pouring a gallon of milk over it and eating the entire bowl right here and now.
  4. Melt butter over medium heat in a large pot on the stove.
  5. Add marshmallows to melted butter and stir occasionally until the mallows are fully melted.
  6. Remove pot from heat and immediately add cereal, stirring until cereal is evenly and fully coated.
  7. Spread cereal-mallow mix into prepped pan and leave on counter to cool.
  8. Cut into 6x4 "squares" to get 23 (that's 24 minus the one that "fell on the floor") servings.

Pros: Quick, easy, Cheerios lower your cholesterol.
Cons: Harder to eat with milk and a spoon. (Although they are still completely dunkable.)

The verdict: If awesome were a crime, these octo-cereal treats would be guilty as charged.