theboxexperiment

Attempting to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

S’mores Graham Treats (similar to Rice Krispie Treats but different!) October 21, 2012

Filed under: Dessert,Snack — theboxexperiment @ 6:56 pm
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I know its been a very long time, almost a year. But it’s been a crazy year full of new roles at work and year 1 of grad school. On the grad school note, I am posting tonight instead of working on a paper. It currently seems like a good use of my time  🙂

I found this recipe on Pinterest and expect it to a big hit with my students. It was originally from the Country Cleaver blog- check her out!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag (10 oz) Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips + 1 handful  for topping (this seemed like a lot of chocolate chips, next time I’ll probably use less)
  • 1 box (12 0z) Golden Grahams Cereal
  • 6 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Cooking Spray

Directions:

  1. Spray a  9×9 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large non-stick pot over medium heat, melt butter.
  3. Add in marshmallows and stir together with butter until marshmallows have melted and become creamy.
  4. Stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Gently stir in Golden Grahams until everything is evenly coated.
  6. Mix in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  7. Spread and press mixture into sprayed baking pan.
  8. Sprinkle remaining handful of chocolate chips on top of the treats, lightly press into top of treats to make sure they stick. Place into fridge for 10 minutes to cool.

Slice into bars and enjoy.

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Cake Pops June 22, 2011

Filed under: Dessert,Snack — theboxexperiment @ 11:29 am
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JEM read an article about cake pops and became pretty excited about making them. So, I told AbEm about them and she got also got excited. What’s a woman to do when 2 people in your house are excited about a desert? Get them the means to make them and then put them to work. That is exactly what I did, helped them prep, found a recipe, and then directed 🙂 Cake pops are somewhat time-consuming and definitely messy. But well worth it, JEM and AbEm had fun making them and had fun eating them (so did I!).

Ingredients

  • 1 box of cake any flavor you like (we used chocolate- I have heard it is denser so the balls hold better to the stick…it was also what we had in the house at the time)
  • 1 can of frosting (or if your more skilled at baking have the time, make your own. We used cream cheese frosting but you can use any flavor you like.)
  • chocolate for melting
  • popsicle sticks
  • sprinkles
Steps
  1. Make a 13Ă—9 cake.
  2. Let it cool. Crumble the cake and mix in 1 can of frosting.
  3. Throw it into the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  4. After refrigerating, roll the mixture into balls.
  5. Place a sucker stick into the top of each cake ball. (If you have a styrofoam block, you can hold this step until after you dip them in chocolate. See step 10)
  6. Put them back into the refrigerator for another 15 mins-24 hours.
  7. Once your ready to finish making them, start melting your chocolate. (We used a microwavable variety- Baker’s.)
  8. Dip and swirl each pop into your candy melt.
  9. Once you’ve got an even coating on the cake pop, roll them in sprinkles or sprinkle on top.
  10. Place upside down on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper (for easy cleanup). If you have a styrofoam block- you could stick the pops in there and there avoid the flat top they’ll get from sitting on a cookie sheet.
  11. Put back into the fridge until the chocolate hardens.
  12. ENJOY