Funfetti Sprinkle Cookies dipped in White Chocolate

image

Sprinkles just make me happy. There’s just something about them…If I could I would put sprinkles on everything 🙂 Heres a quick recipe that I always make when I need to make treats in a short amount of time. You should always have a box of funfetti mix in your cupboard at all times so you can bake these. I love using white chocolate for these cookies because of the little extra crunch when you bite into it.. just wait and try it yourself!

Ingredients:
1 box of funfetti cake mix
1 egg, 1 egg yolk
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup melted butter
Sprinkles
Melting white chocolate

Steps:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs, vanilla, and butter until it becomes a cookie dough consistency. Add in as many sprinkles as you like..I added about ½ cup.

2. Bake cookies for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 15 minutes. Melt chocolate and dip cookies and scrape off extra chocolate with a butter knife. Top with more sprinkles and repeat until done! You can really do this any way you likeJ. You can even drizzle the chocolate over the cookies if you wanted to do it quickly. Whatever way you decided to frost your cookies, they will still taste delicious I can tell you that!
image
image

Caramel Butterscotch Rice Krispy Treat Bars

image

For some reason I really enjoy making rice krispy treats because they are so easy to make and the possibilities are literally endless I feel like! Butterscotch isn’t an ingredient that I cook/bake with too often but butterscotch chips sure sounded and looked delicious when I was at the grocery store as they were laying  right by all the yummy chocolate chips.. So I thought, why not give it a whirl and add them to my rice krispy treats?! And boy was I sure happy I did! I highly recommend cutting these delicious pieces of heaven into bite sized pieces because they are way too good! Also, feel free to add more or less of one of the chocolate chips of your choice if you like! ENJOY AND BE CAREFUL (they’re addicting) 🙂

Ingredients:
6 cups of Rice Krispy cereal
4 cups of mini marshmallows (for extra gooey delicious-ness!)
2 ½ Tbsp butter
½ cup of caramel candy bits (you can find these by the chocolate chips in the grocery store)
¾ cup butterscotch chips (plus extra for the topping)
½ cup melting candy milk chocolate
½ cup white chocolate chips
½ cup milk chocolate chips

Steps:
1. In a microwavable bowl, melt together the marshmallows and butter for 1 minute.

2. In a large bowl, add the cereal and stir in the marshmallow mixture. ***spray spatula with non-stick cooking spray so the mixture doesn’t become too sticky. Stir in the caramel and butterscotch chips until slightly melted.

3. Spray a baking dish (I used a 9x13inch baking dish) with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the rice krispy treats and spread evenly with a sprayed spatula. (You can even spray your hands as well if you wanted to use your hands instead).

4. Melt the melting candy chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until melted and spread with spatula until it evenly coats the treats! Sprinkle white chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel, and butterscotch chips all over bars and let cool for 20 minutes. I like to put mine in the refrigerator if I am in a hurry..Cut the bars into any size you want and enjoy!
CAUTION: these are ridiculously good 😉

image

image

image

Overnight Peanut Butter & Nutella Oats

image

These overnight oats have recently become my new favorite breakfast. If you’ve never tried them before you definitely must give them a try! I make all kinds of different overnight oats and I am excited to post more about them. They are quick and easy to make. They also come in handy on mornings when I’m running late for work because I can take them on the go. These oats are so good they taste like candy…and they are healthy!

Yield: 1

Ingredients:
1 cup almond milk; unsweetend vanilla
1/2 cup oats
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1/2 Tbsp Nutella
1 tsp honey (optional)
1 Tbsp mini dark chocolate chips

Steps:
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, cover, and let sit overnight. EASY and top with your favorite fruit when ready to eat.

image

Chocolate Chip Cookie Rice Krispy Treats

image

Well if you couldn’t already tell…I like trying new things when I make rice krispy treats because why not?! Plus, who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? Not only are these amazing, these only took me less than 15 minutes to make. So easy anybody could do it. I highly recommend trying new things in the kitchen because that is the best way to come up with new ideas and there is nothing better than perfecting you own idea! 🙂 So have fun with it and enjoy!

Yield: 12

Ingredients:
4 cups rice krispy cereal
2 cups crushed chocolate chip cookies(I used mini cookies because it was easier to crush)
10 oz mini marshmallows
1 Tbsp butter
For the topping
1 cup melted chocolate
1/2 cup crushed chocolate chip cookies

Steps:
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cereal and cookies. Mix and set aside.
image
image
2. In a microwavable safe bowl, melt marshmallows and butter for 1 1/2 minutes. Add to cereal mixture and mix until cereal and cookies are coated evenly.

3. Lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish and add mixture and spread evenly with a spatula (spray spatular with nonstick spray to prevent mixture from sticking.
image
image
4. Pour melting chocolate on top and spread smoothly until rice krispy treats are completely covered. Sprinkle chocolate chip cookies on top, let set for at least an hour to cool. Then cut, serve, and enjoy!
image
image
image

Chocolate Chia Berry Protein Smoothie

image

What better way to start your morning by drinking this antioxidant packed smoothie! This morning after my workout I wasn’t all that hungry and wanted something to drink like a Jamba Juice. Instead, I looked in my fridge and saw all kinds of fruit to make a smoothie and for protein I just added a scoop of protein powder. It was delicious and the combination of the berries and chocolate tasted like a dessert..too good to be healthy, but it is 🙂

Yield: 1

Ingredients:
1 cup blueberries
1/2 banana; sliced
1/2 cup fresh spinach
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/3 cup vanilla almond milk; unsweetened
4 ice cubes
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder

Steps:
1. Blend all ingredients until combined and enjoy!