Caramel Butterscotch Rice Krispy Treat Bars

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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 😉

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Annie’s Giveaway–What’s your favorite Annie’s Product?

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We have another fun giveaway all thanks to Annie’s Homegrown! You may have been familair with Annie’s Homegrown products the same way I was…by the little bunny/rabbit shapped Mac N Cheese, crackers, and even fruit snacks! As I became more familiar with healthy eating, I started buying Annie’s salad dressing (I think I may have tried every flavor by now!). Annie’s Homegrown products are all natural, wholeseome, and organic. They are also launching all kinds of new and exciting products such as: new salad dressing flavors, frozen pizzas, entrée meals, and mini snack size treats! You will all have to and try at least one of these products out, so be sure to look for the little bunny logo the next trip you make to the grocery store!

One lucky winner will be receiving the following:

• 1 box each of mac + cheese (white cheddar, aged cheddar, GF pasta)
• 1 box of cheddar squares
• 1 box of fruit snacks
• Chino Bag (so cool!)
• Annie’s Homegrown Coupon
• Spork

HOW TO ENTER: enter the Giveaway Widget on the right side of my blog and be sure to let us know what your favorite Anne’s product is! 1 random winner will chosen next Monday August 11th. Go enter!

Below is one of my favorite Annie’s recipes to make:
Asain Sesame Kale, Mushroom, and Aspargus Quinoa Salad:
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Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 bunch of aspargus, sliced into 1 inch pieces
1 bunch of kale; coarsley chopped
1 cup mushrooms; sliced
1 tsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Tbsp Annie’s Homegrown Asain Sesame dressing

Steps:
1. In a medium sauce pan bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add quinoa and let simmer for 15-20 minutes until water is absorbs and quinoa is fully cooked.

2. In a medium frying pan add in olive oil asparagus, kale, mushrooms, and sprinkle salt and pepper. Saute for 7-10 minutes and then add to cooked quinoa. Pour dressing onto salad and mix until everything is combined to perfection. Optional: top with avocado! Easy peasey! 🙂

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