Healthy Valentine’s Day Trail Mix

Surprise your sweet Valentine with this healthy treat! I was at Target aka one of my favorite stores and I couldn’t help but go down the Valentine’s Day aisle. As usual, Target had so many cute things! I wanted to make my boyfriend something this weekend and instead of baking a sweet dessert (like heart shaped Valentines Day cookies that I really wanted to make), I made this healthy trail mix! It’s perfect for any any-time snack, breakfast or a sweet treat. There is a ton of crunchy, chewy and sweet in this mix!

Healthy Valentine’s Day Trail Mix

Healthy Valentine’s Day Trail Mix

Ingredients

2 cups of Kashi® Warm Cinnamon Oat cereal

1 cup of raw almonds

1 cup of strawberry or plain yogurt covered raisins

1/2 cup less sugar dried cranberries

1 cup freeze dried raspberries

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1 cup of Natures Path® Mixed Berries Granola Bites

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and enjoy with love!
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2017/02/healthy-valentines-day-trail-mix/

 

Cupcake Muddy Buddies

I loooooove Muddy Buddies and I love cupcakes, so why not combine the two? Muddy Buddies have always been a favorite of mine because its so easy to make, it’s delicious, and it reminds me of being in college when I wanted a sweet snack. It doesn’t get much easier by basically just throwing all of the ingredients in a large plastic bag, shake, and that’s it! These crispy bites resemble a sweet sprinkled vanilla cupcake and they are extremely addicting so beware!

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Cupcake Muddy Buddies

Cupcake Muddy Buddies

If you love sprinkled cupcakes just as much as I do, you will love these crunchy bites of sweetness!

Ingredients

6 cups of Rice Chex cereal

12 ounces of white chocolate candy melts

1 tsp butter extract

1 cup of french vanilla cake mix

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup of sprinkles; use as much as desired 🙂

Instructions

  1. Pour cereal into a large gallon zip-lock bag. In a microwavable bag, melt chocolate and butter extract for 1 minute, then stir until melted.
  2. Pour melted chocolate into bag and shake until cereal is covered in chocolate mixture. Add sprinkles and shake.
  3. Add in cake mix and powdered sugar and shake until completely coated. Add more sprinkles if you would like! In my option, you can never have too many sprinkles in/on anything.
  4. Transfer covered muddy buddies into cookie sheet and discard the excess powder. *An easier way to discard powder is to place a cooling rack on the cookie sheet before placing muddy buddies on them. Enjoy!
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2016/05/cupcake-muddy-buddies/

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Easter Peeps Rice Krispy Treats

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Rice krispy treats are so easy to make and take almost no time at all! Everyone loves peeps especially during the spring time so what a cute and fun way to add a festive Easter twist!

Yield: 20

6 cups of rice cereal
5 cups of mini marshmallows
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup sprinkles
1/4 cup white chocolate
20 marshmallow peeps

Steps:
1. In a large bowl add cereal and set aside. In a microwavable safe bowl melt together the marshmallows and butter until slightly melted, usually about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour marshmallow mixture into large bowl and stir with a spatula until combined.

2. Add in sprinkles until they are mixed in evenly. Then lightly***grease baking sheet with cooking spray and pour rice krispys into pan pressing down with a spatula to make it even.

3. Melt white chocolate and with a butter knife or teaspoon, dab about 1/2 tsp of white chocolate onto each peeps and place on top of rice krispy treats.

*You can place the peeps any way you like on treats. I like and recommend placing them about an inch apart from each other so when you cut them, each rice krispy square will have a peeps. SO cute 🙂

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