Tag: SNACK

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers are perfect bites to serve over joyous holidays. However, in my humble opinion, these are divine perfection all year round. Sometimes, instead of these rather gourmet crackers, I would serve it with toasted bruschetta. It is just so fancy, yet […]

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite Autumn treats. It warms your heart and soul, and the pleasant aroma is just enchanting. I did not grow up with sweet potatoes. The first time I tried sweet potatoes I was 18 or 19 years old. […]

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

This post is sponsored by RITZ Crackers. All opinions are entirely my own.

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter RITZ Bars are easy, tasty and fantastic to serve over the holiday season.

I have made this type of no-bake bar many times. What I love about this recipe is how versatile it is.

You can switch the nut butter you use, of course, to satisfy your taste buds, and use crushed pretzels instead of raw almonds.

It is all about creating your own tasty holiday RITZ bar and using your imagination to the fullest extent. 

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

I partnered with RITZ Crackers to create a recipe that would be excellent for the holidays. I realized that I have never posted this rather charming dessert that my family and friends surely love.

Since I have three teenagers, RITZ Crackers are always in my pantry. Thankfully we have family size crackers in stores these days, so it is like buying in bulk, which I favor.

To be honest, I really like it because I can create quick bites, pack them in my kid’s lunch box, add an addition for a charcuterie board, or make a dessert using RITZ Crackers.

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

These No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter RITZ Bars are perfect for holiday entertaining. Not too sweet, swift to make, packed with great quality ingredients, and if I may add very delicious.

I urge all you, moms and dads, or grandparents to grab a box or two over the holiday season. Create mindful memories by making your own RITZ recipe with your beautiful kids and grandkids.

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Holiday recipes

I have always included my children in preparing tasty meals and sweet treats, especially over the holidays.

There is nothing more special. It has become a sort of tradition in my household so we cannot wait until the season is here.

Recipe

You can find RITZ Family Size and Large Snack Crackers such as Wheat Thins 16oz, Chicken in a Biskit 12 oz, Triscuit 12.5 oz, in-store at Walmart and via Walmart online grocery.

Rollback offer at Walmart Family Size RITZ crackers on Rollback for $2,98.

What a great way to save during the holiday season?!

Rollback offer at Walmart Family Size RITZ crackers

Hey, if you make something tasty using RITZ Family Size Crackers and get inspired by my sweet treat please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking as well as #RITZCrackers

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No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars
Yield: 8 SERVINGS

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

These tasty bars are incredibly easy and tasty sweet treats.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz (143g) RITZ Crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup (45 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (113g) raw almonds, crush with a food processor
  • 3 oz (60g) granulated sugar
  • 6 oz (170g) almond butter
  • Topping:

Topping

  • 12-16 oz chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp almond butter

GARNISH:

  • Shaved chocolate
  • Almonds

Instructions

  1. Using the back of the fork crush crackers then mix with melted butter.P
  2. lace raw almond in the food processor or a blender and crush until you get grainy grounded almonds; add to the crushed crackers and butter mixture.
  3. Add sugar and almond butter. Combine it well.
  4. Line your baking down with wax paper or parchment paper. The best way is to brush the bottom and sides of the baking pan with butter or oil and line the paper over it so it sticks.
  5. Now transfer the crust mixture to the baking pan.
  6. Oil your hands and press the crust mixture evenly. Pack it very well to the bottom and a bit to the side.
  7. Begin making the chocolate topping; Melt chocolate chips according to the product instructions. When the chocolate is completely melted mix in almond butter.
  8. 7Spread evenly on top of the crust. I oil my took or a wider knife to spread it evenly and effectually.
  9. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Slice however you desire and enjoy!
  10. You may garnish with shaved chocolate and almonds.

Notes

  • You may use peanut-butter if you wish.
  • Use crushed pretzels instead of the ground almonds in the crust.
  • You may use any type of chocolate as well as sweeteners that are zero sugar.
  • Also, you may drizzle some extra almond butter on the top and swirl it before refrigerating.

  • Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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    Gluten-Free Banana Cocoa Muffins

    Gluten-Free Banana Cocoa Muffins

    These tasty, moist and beautiful Gluten-Free Banana Cocoa Muffins are absolutely amazing for breakfast, brunch or dessert. We were quite impressed by the gluten-free all-purpose flour and the way these muffins turned out. Yes, my family tried to eat gluten-free most of the time if […]

    Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Danish

    Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Danish

    This post is sponsored by General Mills. All opinions are entirely my own.

    Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Danish

    What better way to start your morning than with a cup of coffee or tea and a nice, delectable Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Danish.

    Warm, sweet, delicious and most definitely an easy breakfast, brunch or dare I say dessert.

    Before school starts, we always make plans for preparing clothes and the weekly menu. These NEW General Mills Pillsbury Blueberry Biscuits with icing will be on our table quite often considering they are a family favorite already.

    Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Danish

    Why would not they be?! Just look how amazing they look.

    They are fluffy and delightful and are not just limited to one dish they can be baked into. We had fun creating blueberry biscuit pizzas, rolls stuffed with cream cheese and fresh blueberries as well as these amazing Danishes.

    With that being said, you could really just bake them and spread a bit of butter on top for a classic sweet biscuit breakfast.

    My kids enjoyed these very much. We are just about to create an amazing weekend breakfast using their new chocolate chip biscuits, which are must-try.

    Needless to say, my 12-year-old is having a great time prepping these with me. Please do include your children and grand-babies when you’re baking.

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    Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Danish Recipe

    Nothing beats any bonding activity you do with your children, especially baking, which will always make them smile all the way through the process and after when tasting the finished product. It’s fun and you make memories that will truly last a lifetime.

    You can purchase the New Pillsbury Sweet Biscuits with Icing – Chocolate Chip and Blueberry at Publix.

    I got them on aisle 16, where you would usually find other Pillsbury goodies just ready for you to bake them.

    Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Danish

    I got themon aisle 16, where you would usually find other Pillsbury goodies just ready foryou to bake them.

    If you make these tasty Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Danish, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking. I would love to share your creation with everyone. Thank you!!!

    Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Danish
    Yield: Serve 8

    Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuit Danish

    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 12 minutes
    Total Time: 22 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 Pillsbury New Blueberry Biscuits, 8 CT
    • 1/2 block cream cheese, room temperature
    • 2 tablespoons Sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    • You may serve them with fresh blueberries and a lemon zest

    Instructions

    1. Press the middle of each biscuit with your fingers and create a little bowl.
    2. Add about 1/2 teaspoon of blueberry jam in each biscuit.
    3. Using a hand mixer, combine together room temperature cream cheese & sugar.
    4. Add a splash of vanilla extract and mix again.
    5. Add cream cheese filling on the top and spread a bit. The best way is to use two teaspoons.
    6. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
    7. Drizzle each with frosting. Add a bit of lemon zest and fresh blueberries for the perfect breakfast or brunch.

    Notes

    You may use other jams as well such as blackberries, strawberries or apricots

    Brownies and Yogurt Summer Parfait

    Brownies and Yogurt Summer Parfait

    This post is sponsored by General Mills. All opinions are entirely my own. Brownies — a scrumptious, mouthwatering, enticing dessert that leaves all with nothing but a smile. The chocolaty goodness bestowed by this sweet treat is definitely a personal favorite in my family! Not […]

    Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

    Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

    I have been playing with some really easy recipes lately just like this tasty creamy spinach puff pastry. I don’t think that we need to spend hours in the kitchen unless it is Thanksgiving, of course. However, even then I do not cook all day. […]

    Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

    Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

    Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

    Easy and tasty fruit salad with citrus infused citrus maple dressing recipe.

    There is nothing more refreshing during hot summer days than colorful and delightful fruit salad. I made this tasty fruit salad with citrus maple dressing, which gave this salad a nice taste lift.

    Also, if you want to bring this to a potluck or any other gathering you can make this in 10 minutes from start to finish.

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    Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

    I am not a big fan of cold fruit. I am not sure why, but I actually liked it when I make this mixed fruit salad.

    The sweetness of the fruit thoroughly blends together when it is coated with this amazingly delicious citrus maple dressing.

    I am almost certain that you guys going to love this one because it is a keeper.

    If you do not like maple syrup then use pure organic honey. I used sugar-free version but you may use any that you prefer.

    Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

    My family always go bananas over this fruit salad. I do mix it up using different kinds of fruit. You may use whatever s in a season like luscious peaches, nectarines, plums or cherries.

    If you try this recipe or any other recipe from my blog, please tag me @sandraseasycooking on Instagram and use hashtag #sandraseasycooking so I can find you and reshare your creations. Thank you for your continuous support!

    Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing
    Yield: 8 Servings

    Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes

    Easy and tasty fruit salad with citrus infused citrus maple dressing recipe.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup Blueberry
    • 1 cup Strawberry, sliced
    • 1 cup Grapes, seedless, sliced
    • 1 medium size Pomegranate
    • 1 smaller Pineapple, peeled and cubed
    • 1 Mango pitted and cubed
    • 2 Kiwi, sliced
    • 5-6 Mint leaves
    • Lemon Thyme, optional
    • Citrus-Maple Dressing:
    • Juice from 1 Ripe Lime + zest
    • Juice from 1/2 Lemon + zest
    • 1/8-1/4 cup Maple Syrup (or honey)

    Instructions

    1. Wash and prep all the fruit. You may keep everything in the fridge to keep the fruit cold. It will be easier to slice and it tastes better.
    2. Mix everything for the dressing in the glass jar.
    3. Once all the fruit is tossed together drizzle dressing a bit at the time and toss to coat.
    4. Store in the airtight container, large glass jar or glass bowl, then place the container in the fridge.
    5. I keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

    Notes

    You may use any any fruit that you prefer and more or less. I just added how much we added to our fruit salad but you can add more fruit especially if you omit. So, if you do not add Pomegranate please ad more grapes or strawberries or blueberries.

    For the best taste keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

    I used Sugar Free Maple syrup to support my diet, you may use any that you prefer.

    Taco Style Cream Cheese Dip

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