Friday, April 25, 2014

Manwich Blondies

Pop quiz, Hot Shot: You want to bake something, but you really don’t feel like going to the store to get supplies. What do you do? If you’re me, you take a look in your pantry and see Manwich (yes, tangy, tomato-y Sloppy Joe sauce) and you think, “Huh, I could make dessert with that.” So tonight at my house, we had Manwich Blondies. The original recipe I started with calls for one can of Hershey’s syrup, so the substitution was easy, and the results were a crave-worthy, sweet and savory “dessert.”
Manwich Blondies

You don't have to be a man or a witch to visit Foodbeast and find out how it's done. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats

I was worried about losing my namesake, so I thought I'd show you guys what cereal baking is all about by combing all four flavors of Cinnamon Toast Crunch into one mega mallow treat. Backtracking a bit, yes, there are four distinct flavors of Toast Crunch currently on the market: OG Cinnamon (my personal fav), Chocolate (a close second), Frosted, and Peanut Butter. The great thing about making a recipe with all four cereals is that you only use two cups of each for a full batch, so you've got breakfast for the next couple of weeks. (Don't judge, Kyle eats CTC for breakfast every day).

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats

  • 2c each Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Peanut Butter Toast Crunch, Chocolate Toast Crunch, and Frosted Toast Crunch
  • 10oz (one regular-sized bag) Miniature Marshmallows
  • 1/4c (half stick) butter


  1. Grease 9x13 pan with shortening.
  2. In large bowl, toss together cereal until mixed.
  3. In large pot, melt butter on medium heat on stove, add in mallows and stir occasionally until melted.
  4. Pour cereal into pot, remove from heat and stir until cereal is evenly coated with mallow goo.
  5. Working quickly, transfer cereal mallow mixture to 9x13 pan and press down evenly. 
  6. Let cool and slice into 24 to 32 squares.

I think the other iterations of Cinnamon Toast Crunch would be majorly elevated with the addition of "Cinnamon" in front of their names, so mixing them all together like this gets a thumbs up from me.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Elvis Hors d’Oeuvres with Bacon-Flavored Ritz

As Foodbeast reported last week, Nabisco finally got on board with the answer to “What makes everything better?” and recently released bacon-flavored Ritz crackers. While they are good in their own right, I too would have preferred there to be actual bacon in the cracker rather than just a bacon flavor. Luckily, I solved that this weekend by using Bacon Ritz as a base to a tasty, bacon-topped dish: Elvis crackers.

Elvis Crackers

For all the details on how it's done, visit Foodbeast.