Peanut butter Oat bitesย 


A quick and easy treat to keep handy ๐Ÿ™‚ I do these up and keep them in a container in the freezer. Healthy and a great grab for a zap of energy ๐Ÿ™‚ 

2 cups of oats 

1 mashed banana

1/2 cup of peanut butter 

1/3 cup of honey

1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

Mix it all up good and chill for 10-15 min then form into 1 inch balls ( it makes anywheres from 30-40 balls ) It’s very sticky so they don’t have to roll perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and put the pan in the freezer. Freeze for 30 min or so and then put in a container ( put parchment paper in between layers of them so they don’t stick ) and place back in freezer – take them out as ya “need” them ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Christmas treats

”Tis the season for baking ๐Ÿ™‚ We are having fun making treats and giving them away ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Candied Almonds 


1/2 cup water

1 cup sugar

1 TBsp cinnamon 

2 cups almonds 

Mix water, sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat. Add almonds and stir. Keep stirring until all of the water has evaporated – the pour the candied nuts onto a cookie sheet to cool.


They make great gifts – unless a 13 year old boy in your house, eats them all! 

Chocolate toffee candy 


I have been making this for over 15 years ๐Ÿ™‚ simple and yummy! 

1 1/2 cups butter

1 1/2 cups sugar 

1/2 tsp vanilla 

Cook in a sauce pan on medium heat. Stir continuously until it reaches 295 on a candy thermometer ( not any longer or it will scorch. ) 

Pour into a greased pan and top with 2 cups of chocolate chips. Let the chocolate melt and spread it. Sprinkle sea salt 

Cool and break up ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Bits and Bytes, Christmas candy and strawberry iceย 

Treats treats and more treats! 

It’s that time of year and although I have been going hard core gluten and dairy free… I do have 4 and sometimes 5 (Jaclyn qualifies as a family member ) who need treats for Christmas…. and with two snow days in a row…. we have had lots of time to get er done! So here are 3 great treats for the holidays ๐Ÿ™‚ (I’ll probably have to make more lol )

Bits and Bytes 


1 bag of pretzel sticks 

2 boxes of cheese sticks or nibs ( I used one of both )

1 box of shreddies

1 box of honey nut cheerios 

Mix that all up in a bigggggg roasting pan 

Melt 1 pound of butter ( I know right? It’s a lot – but it’s a big pan!! )

Add

1 TBsp  garlic powder

2 TBsp worchestire sauce 

2 heaping tsp onion salt

2 heaping tsp. celery salt 

Mixer up and pour over the bites ๐Ÿ™‚ toss around and then bake at 250F for an hour and a half – mix up every 1/2 hour ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Strawberry Ice ( this is the kids absolute favourite dessert! ) 


Base 

2 cups of graham crumbs

2 TBsp brown sugar 

1/2 cup of melted Butter 

Mix it up and press it into the bottom of a 9×13 pan – bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes

Topping

1 big brick of cream cheese 

2 cups of white sugar 

Blend with a hand mixer 

Blend in 1 big tub of cool whip 

Fold in 1-2 cups of frozen strawberries ( really any frozen fruit will do but my kids prefer strawberries 

Christmas Candy

This is the candy from my childhood. My mother always bought a bag of this at Christmas time ๐Ÿ™‚ a very sentimental taste lol


We called them Barley candy – I have no idea why lol 

I got the tin candy molds at Scoop and Save… do NOT use chocolate molds! 

2 cups of white sugar 

2/3 cup of white corn syrup

3/4 cup of water 

1-2 drops of food colouring ( I have red and green paste and it rocks ) 

Mix the sugar, syrup and water in a sauce pan at high heat and keep stirring until mixture reaches 300F on a candy thermometer. Take off the stove and let it settle a bit till the bubbles stop. Mix in your colour to your desired shade and then pour into the moulds. 

Let things cool and pop those yummys out! 
Enjoy!!! 

Healthy chocolate peanut butter cups

For when you have that crazy urg ya just can’t fight


1/2 cup coconut oil ( got mine at Costco )


1/2 cup cacao powder ( got this online but you could use unsweetened cocoa powder


2-3 TBsp maple syrup ( Briggs is from Moncton ) 


Melt and pour 1 TBsp into each of 12 mini muffin tins – lined with papers ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Chill in the freezer for 10 min

Top with 1 TBsp of melted natural peanut butter (1/3 cup should be enough)

I got this kind at the Superstore 


Top with another TBsp of the chocolate mixture and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt 

Chill in freezer and keep cool ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Granola Cups

  
What a great treat! 

1/4 banana mashed

1/4 cup honey

1/2 tsp. Almond extract

Wisk together till smooth then add

1 1/4 cup of oats – I use spearville as it is locally sourced

1/2 tsp. Cinnimon 

1/4 tsp salt

Press into 6 muffin tins ( I spray with coconut oil)

Refrigerate for 1-2 hours

Pre heat the oven to 350.

Bake for 10-12 mins push down with a spoon and let cool for 20 mins.

Fill with Greek yogurt and top with berries…. I drizzle with maple syrup…. Mmmmm

Kid and Mike approved ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

Baked peaches and Pecans

I’m actually not a big dessert lover but when the mood strikes – look out! 

Peaches are cheap right now – I got a big basket of Ontario peaches for 2.97!!! So I needed to figure out something yummy to do with them other than eating them with the juice dripping off my chin- frig I love peaches…

So this got invented!!! OMG yum!!!!!

So this is for two servings which I baked in little mini soufflรฉ dishes ( that I got from the dollar store! )

In each dish slice up a peach…… Yes one in each dish…. Geesh! 

For the topping mix together

1/4 cup of maple sugar

2 TBSP of oat flour

1/3 cup of crushed pecans

1 tsp vanilla extract

divide it on top of each dessert

Bake for 30 min at 350…. It’s that easy peeps