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Cake Batter Krispy Cakes

25 Mar

A couple of weeks ago my roller derby team had a bake sale. Everyone signed up for the things I know how to bake-chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies…so I decided to find a new recipe. I searched the blog, How Sweet It Is, and found a recipe for Cake Batter Crispy Treats. The pics on her blog looked yummy, the comments confirmed that they were yummy, ad the recipe was pretty simple so I went for it!

 

Ingredients-3 tablespoons butter, 1 10-ounce bag of mini marshmallows, 1/4 cup yellow cake mix, 6 cups rice krispies cereal, 1 1.75-ounce container of sprinkles

 

1.Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows.

 

 

2. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in cake mix one spoonful at a time so its combined.

 

3. Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix.

4. Press into a baking dish (any size will do) and top with remaining sprinkles. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting. I find spraying a knife with nonstick spray helps to cut them.

I made 2 batches with 2 different types of sprinkles. After they cooled I individually bagged all of them. They look all awesome, right?

 

I wish they tasted as good as they looked. The bf scarfed these things down, but I was not a fan. I found them hard and the cake batter too, raw? I know cake batter can’t be raw, but it tasted like straight up mix instead of blending well with the marshmallows. I’m sure  I did something wrong. Ah, well. I can’t always win with recipes. ^_^ For my next cooking adventure, I’d like to make a quiche! Anyone have a recipe?

pecan pie

28 Feb

My boyfriend’s faaaaaavorite dessert is pecan pie. He loves it. In the summer when our local ice cream shop is open, he always gets pecan pie infused ice cream and anytime  there’s pecan pie on a menu, you better believe he orders it. For Valentine’s Day, I decided to make him a pecan pie! I went back and forth about  making the crust from scratch and finally decided on just buying a frozen crust. Making my first pie is already enough stress! I followed a recipe on the box of the Karo Syrup bottle.

 

Ingredients– 1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup, 3 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons (butter), melted, 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract, 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans, 1 (9-inch) unbaked or frozen** deep-dish pie crust

 

1.Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. ( I stirred forever, but couldn’t get the butter to melt into the mixture :/)

3. Pour filling into pie crust. Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for doneness, below). Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving. (butter still in chunks, but it’s going to melt in the oven anyway!)

Pie is done when center reaches 200°F. Tap center surface of pie lightly – it should spring back when done. For easy clean up, spray pie pan with cooking spray before placing pie crust in pan. If pie crust is overbrowning, cover edges with foil.

 

 

TADA!

    The pie was yummy and really easy to make. It was a bit gooey in the middle, but I think that’s because we(he) didn’t wait long enough for it to cool before cutting into it. Next time I will actually try my hand at making my own crust.