Thursday, November 18, 2010

Moose Munch

My sister introduced me to this delicious treat! She calls it Puppy Chow, I have heard monkey munch used as well. I prefer Moose munch because I love alliteration! =D This recipe has become a favorite and now I always make it when I travel. So I whipped up a batch for Michael and I tomorrow and some for Katie who is also flying out tomorrow!

Moose Munch
9 cups Chex Cereal (I use original, but you can mix it up with a different flavor)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar (just add as needed, I never measure)
1-2 tsp vanilla

1. Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a glass bowl int he microwave for 1 minute
2. Stir, if still lumpy, microwave in 30-second increments
3. Once completely melted, stir in vanilla
4. Pour chocolate mixture into large bowl with cereal and mix under well covered. Be gentle so you don't crush the chex.
5. Once covered, put chocolate covered cereal in a ziplock bag with powdered sugar and shake until covered.
6. Then layout on wax paper to dry. (I did it this time, but I've never done it before. You would be fine if you put it right into a Tupperware or plastic baggy).
mmm... enjoy!

Panel Score: 5 out of 5 stars! Winner!
Baker Notes: It's very quick to make, but it's pretty messy! I had a lot of dishes to clean up at the end, fully of sticky peanut butter and hardened chocolate. It's well worth it though!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lost Birthday Cookies

These cookies were made for Diana's birthday last December and I just now found them (the picture, not the cookies!).

Foundation for the Homeless Cookies

For over 20 years, Foundation for the Homeless, Inc. (FFH), has worked to organize resources from the faith communities to alleviate the suffering of homeless people in Austin, Texas.

FFH assists people in their work toward a self-sufficient lifestyle. FFH carries out its work by building relationships between thousands of volunteers from local faith communities and homeless families with children.

The cookies below were made for an event to help support this wonderful cause! Unfortunately I do not have a final picture of them packaged!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chocolate Birthday Cake

This is a devil food chocolate cake with ganache filling and covered in a rich chocolate butter cream frosting! Topped with dark chocolate ghirardelli squares and chocolate filled raspberries.
Do you think he likes chocolate?

Happy Birthday Dad!