Bunny Spinach Dip

I love spinach so of course I love spinach dip! What I love even more is this cute Bunny I made out of it. This app is perfect for Easter and everyone will be sure to enjoy it. You can use your favorite vegetables and crackers to dip—the possibilities are endless!

I doubled this recipe because I made it for my work’s potluck so you can still make this by making one batch: just use 1 cup of mayo, 1 cup of sour cream, 1 bag of spinach and 1 packet of Knorr® mix. You can assemble it the same—just don’t take as much bread out of the bread bowl. Easy peasy! 🙂

Bunny Spinach Dip

Bunny Spinach Dip

This dip is almost too cute to eat!

Ingredients

3 bags of spinach

2 tsp. olive oil

Garlic powder, salt and pepper for extra seasoning

2 cups of mayonnaise

2 cups light sour cream

2 packs of Knorr® vegetable dip mix

1 bread bowl

1 baguette

1 cucumber; sliced

Celery sticks

1 bag of carrot sticks

Pita Chips; optional for dipping

Instructions

  1. Bring a medium/large pan to medium heat and add olive oil and spinach. Sautee for about 5 minutes until spinach is cooked.
  2. Drain all the excess water out of spinach in a colander and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  3. Chop cooled spinach and place in a medium bowl. Add mayonnaise, sour cream and Knorr® dip mix. Stir until combined.
  4. For the Bunny’s belly: cut the center of your bread bowl in the shape of an oval or circle (I used an olive loaf because that’s all Nob Hill had at the time). Make sure to SAVE the top you cut because you need this for the Bunny’s face! Take out extra bread and to make a bowl out of it. Place spinach dip in bread bowl and place in the refrigerator.
  5. For the Bunny’s ears: cut the ends off of the baguette; about 4 inches long. Slice the remaining baguette to dip! For the Bunny’s face: use the round piece from the bread bowl and use sliced carrot sticks for the eyes and nose and a piece of sliced celery for the mouth. For the whiskers, slice a stick of celery diagonally and cut in half.
  6. Assemble Bunny on a cookie sheet lined with foil—place the belly, face and ears. Place cucumber slices on the bottom (for the grass), then place slices of baguettes, more cucumbers and carrots. Enjoy this cute app!
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2017/04/bunny-spinach-dip/

 

9 Sweet Halloween Treat Ideas!

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Halloween is right around the corner and that means treats, sweets, and more sweets! Check out some of these cute sweet treats I stumbled upon! Don’t worry..I also found some cute ‘healthy’ treats that look too good 🙂

 

1. Easy witches broom that take seconds to make with Reeses peanut butter cups. Recipe from: One Hundred Dollars a Month
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2. Cute little pretzel chocolate pumpkin bites. Recipe from: After the After
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3. Homemade chocolate chip cookies with a spooky spider twist!  Recipe from: I am Baker
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4. Creepy spider deviled eggs. Recipe from: Family Corner
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5. Candy Corn Fudge.  Recipe from: Tip Junkie
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6. Healthy banana chocolate ghosts and pumpkin oranges. Recipe from: The Green Divas
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7. Candy dipped pretzel rods with sprinkles. Recipe from: A Thrifty Mom
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8. Cute little pumpkin rice krispy treats. Recipe from: Urban Bush Babes
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9. Healthy orange and pineapple candy corn parfait. Recipe from: Love It So Much
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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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Gingerbread Biscotti Cookies

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If you have ever wondered what the italian word “biscotti” means, it means “cooked twice”. Once you read my recipe you will understand. The cookie gets its crunchy perfection by the way its baked. My Christmas baking definitely isn’t complete until I bake a batch of biscotti cookies! This year I decided to make some gingerbread flavored biscottis because I love gingerbread! I also had some leftover crushed gingerbread cookies and almonds from my chocolate candy recipe.

Yield: 10

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cup flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup roasted almonds; crushed
1/2 cup gingerbread cookies; crushed
1/2 cup butter (1 stick); cubed
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 large eggs;

Frosting:
1/2 cup white melting chocolate
Sprinkles

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, mix flour, sugars, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda. Add in eggs, butter, and syrup until dough is formed. With a wooden spoon add in crushed almonds and gingerbread cookies.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and form a 12-14 inch by 4 inch log. Bake for 20 minutes.

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3. Bake until top of dough is cracked and light brown. Let cool for 5 minutes and then with a serrated knife, slice on an angle and arrange cookies back on sheet and back for another 5 minutes. Then turn cookies on other side (to get a crunch) and bake for another 5 minutes. Put on cooling rack and let cool for 15 minutes.

4. In the meantime, melt chocolate in microwave for 2 minutes in a large bowl (so you can place cookie in it). Once cookies are cooled, dunk one of the bottoms in the bowl of frosting and with a butter knife, scrape the extra drippings of frosting off–this will make it look neater and it will prevent sloppy drippings. Top chocolate with sprinkles and let cool until dry!

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