Archive for Sweet Treats

Crunchy Cake Batter

Everyone knows that one of the best parts about baking is being able to lick the leftover batter off of the beater.  As a little girl, I remember helping my Mom bake in the kitchen and loved that fact that my sister Allie and I each got a beater to lick.  Of course my Mom would always try to take off as much batter as possible, but she still left plenty on it for each of us to have a little treat.  As an adult, I know that I am not alone I still look forward to the leftover batter on the beater.  So when my sister told me about Funfetti Cake Batter Chex, I didn’t waste any time.

 

In addition to this treat being completely delicious, it is super simple to make.  It only contains 5 ingredients, and I am sure, like myself, you have most of these items in your pantry.  It takes no time at all to whip up a batch of Cake Batter Chex.  It is the perfect treat to take to a party, and believe me you will NOT have any leftovers to take home.  Honestly, when you eat this snack, you will not believe how much it tastes like you are eating cake batter settled in the nooks and crannies of the Chex cereal.  It’s a sweet and crunchy snack that will not disappoint!

Here is the super simple recipe according to the blog: Six Sisters’ Stuff  that I found on Pintrest.

Let your Funfetti Cake Batter Chex addiction begin!

 

Funfetti Cake Batter Chex

Ingredients:

5 cups Chex cereal (I used Rice Chex, but Corn Chex would work great!)

10 oz (5 squares) vanilla flavored Almond Bark

1 1/2 cups Funfetti cake mix (any kind of cake mix would work)

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vegetable shortening

 

Directions:

1. Melt Almond Bark according to the package directions, adding vegetable shortening to thin (I heard that you can make it without the shortening, but it worked great for me to use it).

2. Pour the cereal into a large bowl and drizzle the melted Almond Bark over the cereal. Mix gently with a large spoon or spatula.

3. Dump the cake mix and powdered sugar onto the cereal and mix gently with large spoon until all the cereal is evenly coated.

4. Enjoy!! It’s so good!

 

 

Sweet, Caramel, Gooey Puffcorn

Grandmas are some of the best bakers in the world.  They seem to know how to make everything, and no matter how hard you try, nothing you make tastes exactly the way grandma makes it.  My grandmothers are two of the best bakers known to mankind.  My Grandma Bernice makes one of my all time favorite snacks, caramel puffcorn. It is a delicious layer of caramel draped over puffcorn, which turns it into a sweet and gooey snack.   Carmel puffcorn is a treat she makes whenever the whole gang is at her house.  My husband loves it so much that she even shipped some to us last fall! J   As a child, I remember Grandma Bernice always having a huge white metal bowl sitting on her counter holding this delicious treat.  It is so addicting that every time you walk past this bowl, you have to snag a handful of it.  Grandma Bernice also has a massive batch of this sitting on the table at what she calls lunch, the “snack time” after dinner, before you leave for home.  A person will never leave her house hungry.

puffcorn

While in Iowa this summer I saw puffcorn in the store and I had to buy a bag to take home with me to Texas.  Believe it or not, in the 6 years I have been in Houston, I have NEVER seen a bag of puffcom in any store here.  If you know where I can buy it here, please share the wealth!

Caramel Puffcorn

1 package puffcorn (I used Old Dutch)

1 cup butter

1 ¼ cups brown sugar

2/3 cup light corn syrup

1 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Combine butter, brown sugar, and light corn syrup in a 2 qt sauce pan, cook on medium heat until mixture has melted.  Once mixture has melted, add the baking soda.  The baking soda will cause the mixture to foam and rise up in your pan.

Pour puffcorn into large roaster pan.  Pour caramel mixture over the puffcorn and stir until mixed.

Place in oven at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring at least every 10-15 minutes.

Remove from oven, pour on wax paper and break apart. Let cool and enjoy!

** I lined my roasting pan with parchment paper.  This made for a super easy clean up.