Seven Clown Circus http://sevenclowncircus.com Easy party, recipe, printable, craft, and beauty ideas from a fun California Mom Blogger. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:00:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Captain America and M&M’s® Hero Bites & Blizzards {recipe} http://sevenclowncircus.com/captain-america-mms-hero-bites-blizzards-recipe/ http://sevenclowncircus.com/captain-america-mms-hero-bites-blizzards-recipe/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://sevenclowncircus.com/?p=17342 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBias #HeroesEatMMs Are you as excited about the release of Captain America: The Winter Solider DVD on September 9 as we are?  We decided to take the release to a whole new level and have a viewing party complete with M&M® Hero Bites and […]

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Are you as excited about the release of Captain America: The Winter Solider DVD on September 9 as we are?  We decided to take the release to a whole new level and have a viewing party complete with M&M® Hero Bites and Blizzards.  What better way to celebrate getting back into the swing of school than with a  viewing party complete with a great movie, fun theme based snacks {Hero Bites & Blizzards} and Superheroes?   #HeroesEatMMs

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Throwing a Captain America: The Winter Solider viewing party is pretty darn simple.  All you need to do is pick up some M&M’s® at Walmart, the ingredients to make M&M® Blizzards and the Captain America: Winter Soldier DVD.  Be sure to download this coupon to save $5.00 for the DVD and M&M’s! The decorations are optional.  {{smiling}}

Your Captain America:  The Winter Soldier Viewing Party

Run to Walmart and pick up your supplies.  You’ll find the M&M’s in the candy aisle, and the DVD with the movies.  The other ingredients needed for the recipes are in aisles near the M&M’s so you don’t need to travel far.  {smiling}  Once you’ve purchased your items, prepare your treats and have a fun night or afternoon in with the kiddos!  {{fabulous}}

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Hero Bites Recipe

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  • about 60 M&M’s {I used the birthday package because it has lots of blue and red M&M’s}
  • about 60 square pretzels
  • cookies and cream drops {or any other white chocolate candy}

Directions for Making Hero Bites

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  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Arrange pretzels on cookie sheet in a single layer then top with one cookies & cream chocolate.
  4. Bake for 4 minutes.  You want the chocolate soft, but not melted.
  5. Remove cookie sheet from oven and place one M&M in the center of each cookies & cream chocolate and gently press down on M&M.
  6. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes, or place in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
  7. Enjoy!

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Blizzard Recipe

A blizzard is that fun and fabulous thicker than a shake concoction that I’m sure you’ve all had at Dairy Queen.  The great thing about it is that it has the candy of your choosing swirled in it and it’s so thick that you can tip the cup upside down and it won’t drip out.  My kids LOVE them.

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  • 1 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream {or about 3-4 heaping scoops depending on your scoop size}
  • 1/8 cup of milk
  • handful of mini M&M’s
  • chocolate syrup to taste

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Directions for Making a Blizzard

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  1. Combine the ice cream and milk in a blender or blending device and blend until well mixed.
  2. Add in candy and mix on low until combined.
  3. Pour into single serving cup.
  4.  Enjoy.
  5. Tip:  If it’s as HOT in your area as it is in mine, serve the Blizzard ASAP! {{smiling}}

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FoodNetwork.com knows How to Make Delicious Healthy Easy Snack Recipes for Kids!  These three recipes are fabulous for kids, especially for after school because they are easy and they can help make them.  They include Roasted Turkey and Basil Cream Cheese Pin Wheel Sandwiches, a Quesadilla Bar, and Oatmeal Cookie Smoothies.   Happy Snacking, y’all!

turkey pinwheel sandwichesKids Can Make: Roasted Turkey and Basil Cream Cheese Pinwheel Sandwiches - These fun and colorful pinwheels can be made in the morning and kept chilled for an easy lunch or afternoon snack. Let the little kids wash and spin dry the lettuce. Big kids can layer the ingredients and roll up the sandwiches.

 

Roasted Turkey and Basil Cream Cheese Pinwheel Sandwiches
Author: 
Recipe type: snack
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
These colorful pinwheels can be made in the morning and kept chilled for an easy lunch or afternoon snack.
Ingredients
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce
  • 4 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves, loosely packed
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Four 10-inch flour tortillas
  • 8 slices oven-roasted deli turkey (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 whole roasted pepper from a jar, sliced into ¼-inch strips (about ½ cup)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
Instructions
  1. Special equipment: toothpicks
  2. Pull the largest four romaine leaves from the outside of the bunch and wash and dry carefully, trying not to tear the leaves. Cut the leaves at the base where they were connected to the root; the pieces should be about 9-inches long. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the center rib so the leaves roll up more easily. Set aside.
  3. Combine the cream cheese, spinach and basil in a food processor and puree until smooth. Season with ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and a few grinds of pepper.
  4. Lay one of the tortillas on a clean work surface and add one of the romaine leaves to fit neatly on top. Place 2 slices of turkey next to each other, covering the lettuce. Spread 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture over the surface of the turkey and line up a quarter of the roasted pepper strips along one edge. Line up ¼ cup of the shredded carrot just above the peppers. Roll up the wrap tightly starting from the edge with the peppers and carrots, so the wrap holds together with the peppers and carrots in the middle. Place the wrap seam-side down. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, vegetables, turkey and cream cheese spread. Cut the wraps into 1-inch pieces, then pierce each segment with a toothpick or skewer from the outside of the tortilla through the seam on the bottom.
  5. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/kids-can-make-roasted-turkey-and-basil-cream-cheese-pinwheel-sandwiches.html?oc=linkback
Notes
KIDS WARNING: Note to parents: Never leave a child unattended in the kitchen. These recipes are appropriate for children of various ages, 4 to 10. When a recipe calls for cooking on the stove or using a paring knife, an adult should do those activities and let the child assist, if age appropriate.

 

Quesadilla BarQuesadilla BarThis self-serve meal lets kids load up open-face quesadillas with their choice of toppings. Little kids can assemble the quesadillas before baking. Big kids can add the seasonings to the beef and help cut up the vegetables for the toppings.
Oatmeal Cookie SmoothieOatmeal Cookie SmoothieThis all-in-one milk-and-cookies smoothie makes a nice change of pace for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack. 


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Best Homemade Popcorn http://sevenclowncircus.com/best-homemade-popcorn/ http://sevenclowncircus.com/best-homemade-popcorn/#respond Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://sevenclowncircus.com/?p=17311 How to make homemade popcorn is easier than you make think with this recipe.  Now, it IS a little more work to make homemade popcorn than the microwave popcorn, but well worth it.  It’s not full of preservatives and artificial ingredients and it’s low in fat.  Plus, my kids love it way more than even […]

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How to make homemade popcorn is easier than you make think with this recipe.  Now, it IS a little more work to make homemade popcorn than the microwave popcorn, but well worth it.  It’s not full of preservatives and artificial ingredients and it’s low in fat.  Plus, my kids love it way more than even movie theater popcorn!

Homemade Popcorn

Popcorn Ingredients:

  • Popcorn Kernels (Orville Redenbacher or Jiffy)
  • Vegetable Oil or Popcorn Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Butter

Instructions:

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1.  On medium to high heat add 1-2 tablespoons of oil to bottom of pot (enough to almost cover the bottom).  Add 4-5 kernels to the pot.  Cover with lid.  Once the kernels have popped you know your oil is hot enough to add the remaining kernels.

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2.  Add approximately 1/3 to 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels to the oil (enough to cover the oil).  Make sure they are in a single layer.  You can shake the pot to evenly distribute.  Cover with lid.

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3.  A few minutes is all it takes for the popcorn to pop.  Shake the pan every so often so it doesn’t burn on the bottom.  Your popcorn will end up light and fluffy.

4.  Lightly salt with sea salt (or regular table salt) and drizzle approximately 1/2-1 tablespoon of melted butter.

5.  Enjoy!

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Monster Cookies Oatmeal Peanut Butter http://sevenclowncircus.com/monster-cookies-oatmeal-peanut-butter/ http://sevenclowncircus.com/monster-cookies-oatmeal-peanut-butter/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://sevenclowncircus.com/?p=17309 How to Make this Monster Cookies Recipe is easy if you have a mixer.  Otherwise your arm will get very, very tired.  Monster cookies are  cookies with a bunch of good “stuff” in them like peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, and M&M’s.  You can even add other fun ingredients like pecans, toffee bits and coconut.  The nice thing […]

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How to Make this Monster Cookies Recipe is easy if you have a mixer.  Otherwise your arm will get very, very tired.  Monster cookies are  cookies with a bunch of good “stuff” in them like peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, and M&M’s.  You can even add other fun ingredients like pecans, toffee bits and coconut.  The nice thing about this recipe is that I’ve yet to meet a person that doesn’t like them.  They are just so full of goodness that I don’t know how anyone could resist.

Monster  Cookies Oatmeal  Peanut Butter

Monster Cookies Oatmeal Peanut Butter Ingredients:

Monster Cookies

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1 1/2 c. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread {the one I used is by Skippy}
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 1/2 c. quick oats
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 bag of white chocolate candy corn M&M’s
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips

Instructions:

Monster Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

1.  Combine wet ingredients and sugars and beat until well blended.  Add dry ingredients except M&M’s and chocolate chips and mix until combined.   Don’t over mix!

2.  Add in M&M’s and white chocolate chips.

3.  Scoop by heaping tablespoon on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 375.  Let cool on baking sheet.  Makes about 60 cookies.

4.  ENJOY!

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies Oatmeal Peanut Butter
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 60
 
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ c. shortening
  • 1½ c. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread {the one I used is by Skippy}
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3½ c. quick oats
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 bag of white chocolate candy corn M&M's
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Combine wet ingredients and sugars and beat until well blended. Add dry ingredients except M&M's and chocolate chips and mix until combined. Don't over mix!
  2. Add in M&M's and white chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop by heaping tablespoon on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 375. Let cool on baking sheet.

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Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe http://sevenclowncircus.com/strawberry-pretzel-dessert-recipe/ http://sevenclowncircus.com/strawberry-pretzel-dessert-recipe/#respond Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://sevenclowncircus.com/?p=17310 How to Make this Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe is a little time consuming, but well worth the effort!  It’s three layers of sweet and salty goodness.  A pretzel crust, cream cheese filling and topped with strawberry jell-o.  The nice thing about this recipe is that you can drop the calories by using sugar free jell-o and fat free […]

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How to Make this Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe is a little time consuming, but well worth the effort!  It’s three layers of sweet and salty goodness.  A pretzel crust, cream cheese filling and topped with strawberry jell-o.  The nice thing about this recipe is that you can drop the calories by using sugar free jell-o and fat free cool whip and cream cheese.  I’ve yet to meet a person that doesn’t like it. 

Strawberry  Pretzel Dessert Recipe

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Ingredients:

  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted buttter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 (8oz) packages of cream cheese
  • 1 (8oz) whipped topping
  • 1 (6-8oz) package strawberry jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (16oz) package sliced frozen strawberries (you can substitute with fresh)
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 c. crushed pretzels
  • 2½ tbls. white sugar
  • ½ c. melted butter
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 2 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
  • 1 (8oz) tub whipped topping
  • 1 (6-8oz) box strawberry jello
  • 2 c. boiling water
  • 1 (16oz) pkg frozen strawberries, sliced (or substitute with fresh)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together pretzels, 2½ tbls sugar and melted butter. Press firmly into bottom of 9x13 pan. Baked for 10 minutes, or lightly toasted. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. In medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread evenly over the cooled crust. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the gelatin and boiling water. Mix in frozen strawberries and stir until strawberries are thawed. Pour over cream cheese mixture in pan. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least one hour.

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Easy After School Snack Idea {Kid’s Snacks} http://sevenclowncircus.com/easy-school-snack-idea/ http://sevenclowncircus.com/easy-school-snack-idea/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://sevenclowncircus.com/?p=17231 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBias #AfterSchoolSnacks Now that we are heading back to school, it’s time to start thinking after school snacks.  My kiddos come home starving, and especially during the first week of school, I’ve decided to up my game and […]

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Now that we are heading back to school, it’s time to start thinking after school snacks.  My kiddos come home starving, and especially during the first week of school, I’ve decided to up my game and plan some fun snacks served in exciting ways that they’ll look forward too.  Hey, it’s hard heading back to school after a summer spent swimming and hanging around.  {smiling}

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After School Snack Table scape

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Preparing an After School Snack that looks like a party can be super simple.  One that is easy and fun for the kids that hits the spot served on a great table setting {{all ready for homework}} is easier than than you’d think, too.   It makes a huge difference in how much they enjoy the quick snack and get ready to tackle their homework.  {{smiling}}

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Items needed to Table scape

  • lined paper
  • wrapping paper for mat
  • pencils
  • napkins
  • glue sticks
  • erasers
  • or other school supplies
  • paper plates

To arrange table, simply place mats and plates at each setting and add school supplies needed for homework.  Easy peasy!

Preparing After School Snack

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My kids like their snacks best if they get to help prepare them like they like ‘em, so using plain cheese Bagel Bites and letting them pick their own toppings is a great way to let them customize their after school snacks.   Every party needs pizza, right?  As a note, it’s nice to know that Bagel Bites are made with real cheese and homemade sauce with 0g of trans fat.  If your kiddos add some protein and veggies to their Bagel Bites they’ve made themselves a pretty balanced snack.  {big smile}  Pop them in the microwave and they are ready in just over 2 minutes!

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Topping Ideas

  • Pepperoni
  • Canadian Bacon / ham
  • Pineapple
  • olives
  • bell pepper
  • tomatoes

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If your kids are like mine, they’ll probably need a sweet treat that is easy to eat before they get going on their homework.  We love the apple taquitos by Delimex.  Add a squirt or dollop of whipped cream, and a sprinkle of cinnamon and you have a quick and yummy apple dessert that your kids will love.  There’s no excuse for not doing homework after a treat like that.  The best part is that it only takes a minute.

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Here’s coupons for both the Bagel Bites and the Delimex, so that you can plan an after school party of your own and save money while doing it!  {{score}}  You can also find more great and super creative Bagel Bites Recipes here!

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Taking Keurig® Back to School {discount code} http://sevenclowncircus.com/taking-keurig-back-school-discount-code/ http://sevenclowncircus.com/taking-keurig-back-school-discount-code/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://sevenclowncircus.com/?p=17233 This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Keurig®.  All opinions are 100% mine. It’s back to school time, and I can hardly believe that so many of those itty bitty kiddos from just yesterday are heading off to college.  I found the perfect back to school gift for the college student, ever.  I […]

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It’s back to school time, and I can hardly believe that so many of those itty bitty kiddos from just yesterday are heading off to college.  I found the perfect back to school gift for the college student, ever.  I know I may sound a little bit over enthusiastic, but it’s hard finding a gift for a college student that they can use and enjoy {{besides cold hard cash}}, and the Keurig® MINI Plus Brewer is it.  It’s useful, colorful, compact, and a great price point, too.  DISCOUNT CODE BELOW!

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Taking Keurig® Back to School

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Now, here’s why I think it’s the perfect gift.  First of all, I’ve asked around, and the college kids I’ve asked LOVE the idea, whether or not they are coffee drinkers. In fact, I first got the idea this summer when I took my car in to be serviced.  I couldn’t figure out why my boys wanted to go with me {{boring}} until we arrived and they headed straight to the Keurig® machine and started to make themselves a hot chocolate.  I realized that the Keurig® machines make more than just coffee and a light went on.  This is something I can give to my college kiddos (they’ll always be kiddos to me) whether or not they drink coffee.

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They can have herbal tea, cider, or hot chocolate if coffee isn’t their thing, and giving this gift saves TONS of money.  I just read that the average college student spends $25 a week on warm beverages at coffee houses.  That’s MORE than a grand a year.   The  Keurig® MINI Plus Brewer saves most of that money.  It’s mind boggling!  Plus, I think it would be great for their social life.  People are going to want to hang with the kid with the Keurig® MINI Plus Brewer.  It’s just obvious science.  Additionally, it’s affordable (with the discount code you can get it for $80), it comes in tons of fun colors and it’s compact.  It’s just an easy choice, you know?

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About the Keurig® Mini Plus Brewer

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Here are my top reasons to love the Keurig® Mini Plus Brewer.

  • It makes hot chocolate, tea, coffee and other hot beverages in under 2 minutes.
  • Keurig cups come in over 250 varieties including more than 40 brands, so there are tons of beverages to choose from.  This is good.
  • You can brew beverages over ice!  Excellent for warm days!
  • You can choose between 3 cup sizes. {6 oz., 8 oz., or 10 oz.}
  • It comes in 11 colors.  I can’t even tell you how much I love this.
  • It’s BPA free, which means that all the parts that come into contact with water, including the K-Cup pack contents are safe.
  • Has a removable drip tray.  Important for people who care about that sort of thing.
  • There is hidden cord storage in the back of the unit.  Again, a good feature for people that like things clean and tidy.

DISCOUNT CODE!

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I’ve managed to score you a discount code if you’re interested in getting your college student a Keurig® MINI Plus Brewer.  Don’t worry, no one will know if you buy it for yourself or as a gift for someone that’s not going to college.  {{smiling}}  it’s perfect for your vacation or motor home or office, too.  Basically, it’s just great for any space appropriate for a brewer where the space is limited.

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White Chocolate Mocha Donuts {recipe} http://sevenclowncircus.com/white-chocolate-mocha-donuts-recipe/ http://sevenclowncircus.com/white-chocolate-mocha-donuts-recipe/#respond Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 http://sevenclowncircus.com/?p=17210 It’s back to school time and this year I decided to try a little something new and exciting to make the end of summer a little less painful for my crew. Heading back to school can be fun, but the end of summer is always made easier with something good to eat. So, this year […]

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It’s back to school time and this year I decided to try a little something new and exciting to make the end of summer a little less painful for my crew. Heading back to school can be fun, but the end of summer is always made easier with something good to eat. So, this year we are heading back to school with homemade donuts. These cake donuts are great because they are baked, not fried and they are super moist and delicious. Since they are made with International Delight White Chocolate Mocha Creamer they have a really fabulous, rich flavor that is perfect for an early morning.

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White Chocolate Mocha Donut Ingredients

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For the Donut Batter

  • 6 TBS butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate mocha creamer by International Delight
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

crumb topping

For the Crumb Topping

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 TBS. ovaltine or other powdered chocolate mix
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 3/4 cups flour

White Chocolate Mocha Donut Instructions

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To make the donut batter:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients, except the white chocolate chips. Add in the butter and beat until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla extract and creamer. Mix until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until the batter smooth. Add the chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon the batter into the donut molds. Make sure each donut mold is about 1/2 full as you still have to add the crumble.

To make crumble:

  1. Add dry ingredients except flour and then pour the melted butter over the mixture and stir. Add flour gradually and mix.
  2. Spoon the crumb mixture over the top of each donut.
  3. Bake for about 13 minutes – longer if you have a deep donut pan.
  4. Be sure to let cool before removing from pan. Enjoy!

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White Chocolate Mocha Donuts
Recipe type: Donuts
Cuisine: Breakfast/snack
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Serves: 15
 
A yummy baked donut recipe using White Chocolate Mocha creamer by International Delight.
Ingredients
  • For the Donut Batter
  • 6 TBS butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup white chocolate mocha creamer by International Delight
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup of white chocolate chips
  • For the Crumb Topping
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 TBS. ovaltine or other powdered chocolate mix
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1¾ cups flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips. Add in the butter and beat until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla extract and creamer. Mix until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until the batter is smooth. Add the chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon the batter into the donut molds. Make sure each donut mold is about ½ full as you still have to add the crumble.
  6. To make crumble: Add dry ingredients except flour and then pour the melted butter over the mixture and stir. Add flour gradually and mix.
  7. Spoon the crumb mixture over the top of each donut.
  8. Bake for about 13 minutes.
  9. Be sure to let cool before removing from pan. Enjoy!

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If you’re like me and planted way too much squash this summer then you’ll be looking for delicious ways to use them up.  I’ve roasted them, baked them and even barbecued them in addition to giving them away.  I thought I’d share with you one of my family favorites, Butternut Squash Au Gratin Recipe.  It’s so quick and easy you’ll be surprised in a really good way. Seriously!

Butternut Squash Au Gratin

Butternut Squash Au Gratin Ingredients

  • 2 butternut squash OR 1 butternut and 1 acorn squash
  • 1 tbls olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 tbls flour
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • salt & pepper
  • 3/4 c. panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbls butter, divided
  • 1/4 c. parmessan cheese, freshly grated
  • Optional: fresh basil, chopped

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Butternut Squash Au Gratin {recipe}
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Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 butternut squash OR 1 Butternut and 1 acorn squash
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbls flour
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 tbls butter, divided
  • Optional: fresh basil, chopped
Instructions
  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise, remove seeds and slice. Chop onion.
  2. Over medium heat, heat 1 tbls of olive oil, add squash, onion and garlic. Saute until squash is tender. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove from heat and place in casserole dish.
  4. In a small saucepan heat 1½ tbls butter and whisk in 2 tbls flour. Once blended slowly add 1½ cups milk. Whisk until thickened.
  5. Pour over squash in casserole dish. You can gently stir it if necessary.
  6. In microwave, melt ½ tbls butter, stir in panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle on top of casserole.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle chopped basil on top. Enjoy!

 

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Confidence and Self Improvement is Great! http://sevenclowncircus.com/confidence-self-improvement-great/ http://sevenclowncircus.com/confidence-self-improvement-great/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://sevenclowncircus.com/?p=17194 This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Great Grains Cereal for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I've maintained for almost a decade that my thirties have been my best years, but you know what?  As I head into my forties, I think I might change my mind.  I think […]

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