Sunday, May 26, 2013

Chex Caramel Chocolate Drizzles

How can you say no to these girls just begging to try a recipe on the back of the Chex cereal box.  This one is yummy and quick to make!

3cups Corn Chex cereal
3cups Rice Chex cereal
1/2bag (14-oz size) caramels (about 25)
2tablespoons butter or margarine
2tablespoons milk
1/4cup semisweet chocolate chips
1.In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals.
2.In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels, butter and milk uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring after each minute, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over cereals; gently stir until evenly coated.
3.Microwave on High 3 to 4 minutes, stirring after each minute, until just beginning to brown. Spread on waxed paper to cool.
4.In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High about 1 minute or until chocolate can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over snack. Refrigerate until set. Store in airtight container.

Quinoa Pizza Bites

I wasn't expecting this to be such a hit but we all seemed to love it!  This is definitely a healthy alternative to getting that yummy pizza flavor.  We will be adding this to our dinner rotation but I will most likely need to double the recipe to have plenty for my family of six. 

1 cup uncooked quinoa  
2 large eggs  
1/2 cup chopped onion  
1 cup shredded mozzarella  
2 cloves minced garlic  
1 Tbsp dried basil  
1 Tbsp dried oregano  
1 tsp salt  
1 cup chopped pepperoni  
1/8 tsp red pepper flake  
1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook the quinoa and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low.  Let is simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Combine all other ingredients (except marinara sauce) in a mixing bowl and stir.  Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.  Drop a heaping tablespoon into each tin.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Serve with warm marinara for dipping.