Homemade Snack Mix


I’ve got an easy and convenient Homemade Snack Mix that is sure to please everyone!  #SnacktoSchool #LoveYourRaisins #CleverGirls

Homemade Snack Mix

Connor and I both come home from school hungry so I’m always looking for healthy snack ideas that will hold us over until dinner.  This snack mix is super easy to throw together and tastes great.  Plus, it’s healthier than other snacks and makes a great snack for homework time.

Are you looking for a healthier after school snack?  This snack mix includes clean products which means everything in the mix contains ingredients that I can read and understand.  My favorite thing about this recipe is that it’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty.  The addition of California raisins add just the right amount of sweetness and I love that they are all-natural, dried-by-the-sun fruit you can feel good about eating.

Did you know that raisins have ZERO fat, no cholesterol and no added sugar?  Convenient and portable, California Raisins are a great choice for wholesome, healthy, on-the-go snacking.  And they are a great value, too!  We love adding raisins to muffins, cookies, oatmeal – and, of course, this snack mix.

Homemade Snack Mix

And, the best part – Connor can help me make this homemade snack mix!

Homemade Snack Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 cup California raisins
  • 2 cups Kettle Corn (clean with no preservatives)
  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 1 cup Organic Pretzel Crisps

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a ziplock bag and seal. Gently shake bag until ingredients are mixed together.
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For more information about California raisins, visit www.loveyourraisins.com or follow them on Facebook where you can sign up to receive a California Raisins prize pack!  Limited supply; while quantities last.

What’s your favorite recipe that includes raisins?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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S’mores Brownies

I’m just gonna start by saying Oh My Goodness – these S’mores Brownies are delicious!!

And since Sunday was National S’mores Day, it was the perfect reason to make them.

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Now I’m not saying they’re better than toasting marshmallows and making s’mores while sitting around a bonfire but they’re pretty darn close.  The only thing I would do different next time is add more marshmallows.

I do have to admit that it was nice to eat a s’mores brownie this morning while drinking my coffee:)

Are you suddenly craving some?  Here’s how easy they are to make:

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First, print out these awesome Kraft coupons so you can save money on the graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate and head to Walmart for everything you need.

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Make your favorite brownie recipe.  I used a chewy fudge brownie mix from a box.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread half of the brownie batter in a greased pan.  Then add a layer of graham crackers, chocolate pieces and marshmallows.  I added about a cup of marshmallows but next time will probably add 2 cups.  Pour remaining brownie batter over marshmallows and bake.  Baking times will vary depending on the pan that you use.  Since I used an 8 x 8 pan, my brownies took about 30 minutes to bake.

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After they cool, it’s time to dig in!  I’m sorry to tell you but it’s going to be hard to eat just one so be prepared.

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Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups {Easy Appetizer using Kraft Printable Coupons}

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I’m all about easy recipes and today I have an easy appetizer recipe that is sure to be the hit of any party!

Football season has already started in our house.  My husband is a huge NY Giants fan and he never misses a game including preseason games.  Saturday night we had a few friends over to watch the Giants  play the Steelers and I made these delicious Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups.

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My husband is a HUGE fan of anything that includes Buffalo Chicken so I knew these were going to be a big hit with him.  Everybody loved them and I loved that they only required 6 ingredients.  Plus, I recently discovered that Walmart offers printable coupons on their website so I was able to save money when it came time to shop for most of the ingredients.

Who doesn’t love saving money?!  I have to admit that I’m not a fan of clipping coupons.  We don’t subscribe to the paper so I never have any coupons but Walmart makes it so easy to print and use their printable coupons.

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And I was so excited to see that Kraft is offering a lot of awesome coupons for products that I already buy on a regular basis which means I can stock up on things that I actually need.  Kraft’s printable coupons are only available for a limited time, so make sure you print them out soon to take advantage of these savings.

Now it’s time to show you how easy these Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups are to make.  I was a little nervous about using the wonton wrappers but they were easy to figure out and now I feel like I’m a pro at it.

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First, I printed out my coupons.  Way easier than clipping coupons!  Just select the coupons you want and print them out.  Then, I headed to Walmart to get everything I needed.

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Saturday evening, before the game, I assembled the Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups and they were ready when the game started.

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Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounces) package of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package of wonton wrappers

Instructions

  1. Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Step 2: Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray. Add one wonton wrapper to each muffin cup. Spray wrappers with cooking spray and bake for 5 minutes.
  3. Step 3: Add cream cheese, ranch dressing, buffalo wing sauce, chicken and 3/4 cup cheese to mixing bowl. Stir ingredients together.
  4. Step 4: Add a spoonful of chicken mixture to each wonton.
  5. Step 5: Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  6. Step 6: Bake for 15 minutes.
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Now are you suddenly craving Buffalo chicken?

Print out your Kraft Coupons so you can save money the time you shop at Walmart.

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Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs {with a 3 Ingredient Marinade}

I’ve got another delicious recipe for you today.

We love grilling in the summertime and I love kabobs.  I was looking everywhere for an easy marinade recipe and couldn’t find one so this is what I came up with.  The marinade only requires 3 ingredients which is what I love the best about this recipe.

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

These Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are perfect for warm summer nights and you’ll have plenty left over so go ahead and invite your neighbors for dinner.

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients

  • I can of Pineapple Chunks
  • 3-4 boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup less-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 squash
  • bamboo or metal skewers
  • brown rice cooked according to package
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. 1. Drain pineapple juice and reserve 3/4 cup of pineapple juice. Set pineapple aside.
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  3. 2. Mix pineapple juice, soy sauce, and brown sugar in bowl. Add chicken and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. 3. While the chicken is marinating, cut zucchini, squash into 1/2 inch chunks and cut green pepper and red pepper into 1 inch chunks. Also, soak skewers in water if you are using bamboo skewers.
  5. 4. Thread vegetables, pineapple and chicken on skewers. Pour left over marinade over kabobs and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. 5. Set your gas grill to medium-high heat and arrange kabobs on grill. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, turning often.
  7. 6. Serve with brown rice.
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hawaiian chicken kabobs

 

Happy grilling!

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Refreshing Lemonade Cocktail with Stoli

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Summer is the perfect time to relax on the deck with a delicious cocktail in hand.

Today I’m sharing a simple and refreshing summer cocktail with you.  This summer, Stoli® Vodka is celebrating a fresh twist on the classic summer cocktail.  The smooth grain taste of Stoli pairs perfectly with the tart and sweet notes of a crisp, cold lemonade and can be made with Stoli Premium Vodka or one of the Stoli flavors for an added twist.

Stoli lemonade

Stoli Lemonade is the perfect drink to make.  It’s easy and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients which means it’s my kind of drink.

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Stoli Vodka
  • 4 parts lemonade

Directions:

  • Build in an ice-filled Mason jar or highball glass and stir. Garnish with lemon wheels.

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I also made ice cubes using lemonade and fruit so my drink doesn’t get watered down.  Now when the ice melts, it leaves behind fresh fruit in my drink.  So refreshing and delicious!

 

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Squeeze out the most of your summer season by visiting Stoli-branded lemonade trucks and national Stoli Lemon-ade bar night events.  The trucks, deemed ‘limo-nades’, will head out across the country to sample Stoli Lemonade cocktails select accounts, serve refreshing flavored Lemonade ice pops, and daring consumers to take part in fun summer challenges to win Stoli prizes.

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Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Dip

Are you looking for a delicious dip to take to a cookout this weekend?  Then, I’ve got the perfect treat for you!

This Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Dip is delicious and sure to please everyone.

chocolate turtle cheesecake dip

How can you not love anything that combines chocolate, caramel, and pecans?!  Serve it with cookies and pretzels and you really can’t go wrong.

Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Dip

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup caramel
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dry chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet choc chips

Instructions

  1. 1. Cream together cream cheese & butter
  2. 2. Add caramel topping and continue to mix.
  3. 3. Add brown sugar, confectioners' sugar, vanilla & dry pudding mix. Continue to mix until combined.
  4. 4. Fold in chocolate chips & pecans.
  5. 5. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy with vanilla wafers, pretzels and even fresh fruit.
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This is one of my favorite things to take to a party or family get-together and there are never any leftovers.

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Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake #PuddingLove

I’ve got a yummy treat for you today!  This Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake is perfect when you need a chocolate fix.   It’s super easy to make and adding a little chocolate pudding makes this cake moist and delicious!!

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Start with making your mug cake mix:

  • 1 box of chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 box of Angel Food Cake Mix
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips (optional)
  • Mix the two cake mixes in a mason jar.

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Then, when you’re craving something sweet and need a little chocolate fix, all you need to do is add three tablespoons of cake mix and two tablespoons of water to your favorite mug.  Mix it together, add two tablespoons of chocolate pudding to the top and microwave for 1 minute.

Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

Hubby and I made these last night for dessert and we both went back for seconds.  And I bet adding a little vanilla ice cream would be AMAZING!

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Pudding Parfaits with Kozy Shack Pudding #PuddingLove

Thank you Kozy Shack® for sponsoring today’s post.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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I can honestly say that I’ve been a huge fan of Kozy Shack® Pudding for years.  We always have the snack packs in our fridge because they make the perfect afternoon snack and Connor can quickly grab it out of the fridge by himself.  Plus, they make the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth when you just need something sweet to eat.

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What’s not to love about Kozy Shack® Pudding?!

It’s made with simple, wholesome ingredients which means you can read and pronounce all the ingredient listed on the package.  All Kozy Shack® Puddings are gluten free and contain no artificial preservatives or hydrogenated oils.  And it’s available in a variety of flavors including chocolate, tapioca, and rice pudding.

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Now, I know pudding tastes great right out of the fridge but we love to add different toppings to our pudding and make fun treats together. With simple toppings and mix-ins, it’s fun to create pudding parfaits.

pudding parfait #puddinglove Kozy Shack Pudding My favorite is adding chocolate chip cookies to Kozy Shack® Pudding.  My healthy eater, Connor, loves to add strawberries and blueberries to his Kozy Shack® Tapioca pudding and my hubby is all about adding peanut butter cups to his chocolate pudding.  You really can’t go wrong when you add toppings to Kozy Shack® Puddings!

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And here are a few more fun combinations that we can’t wait to try:

  • Bananas & Cinnamon Rice Pudding:  Spoon Kozy Shack® Rice Pudding into a small dish. Top with sliced bananas and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
  • S’more’s Pudding:  Spoon Kozy Shack® Chocolate pudding into a small dish. Add marshmallows and broken pieces of graham crackers.
  • Chocolate Drizzled Strawberries and Tapioca Pudding:  Drizzle strawberries with melted dark chocolate and allow to set. Layer chopped strawberries and Kozy Shack® Tapioca Pudding in a small dish.  Top with a chocolate-drizzled strawberry.
  • Banana Split Chocolate Pudding:  Spoon Kozy Shack® Chocolate Pudding into a small dish. Top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, strawberries, a banana spear and a maraschino cherry.

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Are you suddenly craving pudding?  I know I am.

How do you enjoy your pudding?  Do you like it plain or do you like to add fun toppings?

Make sure to connect with Kozy Shack on Facebook and Twitter and visit their website for more information about their products.

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggies Recipe

Who doesn’t love a great tasting slow cooker recipe?  I know I do!

This easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggies recipe is one of the easiest meals to make and one of my favorites.

Slow Cooker Chicken Veggie Slow Cooker Recipe

It really doesn’t get any better than this!

Just throw the chicken, cream of chicken soup and carrots in the slow cooker and you are good to go.  Then all you have to do when you get home is add the broccoli, make the rice and dinner is ready.  This is my favorite way to cook – quick and easy meals.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggies

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 cups broccoli (I use frozen)
  • Brown rice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add chicken, soup, and milk to slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours
  2. Add broccoli to slow cooker about an hour before you want to serve dinner. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook rice according to package.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
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Banana Split Milkshakes

This post brought to you by TruMoo. All opinions are 100% mine.

There is nothing better than a delicious milkshake and these Banana Split Milkshakes are sure to put a smile on your face!

Growing up my mom made us milkshakes all the time for dessert and now it is a little tradition that Connor and I do together.  We love to experiement with different flavors and ingredients.

The other night Connor was asking for a Banana Split and I was craving a milkshake so I decided it would be more fun to make Banana Split Milkshakes.

To make this shake, I used TruMoo Chocolate Milk and it was the perfect addition to this delicious shake.  Connor and I are both huge fans of TruMoo.  Connor loves the way it tastes and I love that it is made with fresh low fat milk and contains 8 essential nutrients with no artificial growth hormones and no high fructose corn syrup.

Banana Split Milkshakes

Ingredients

  • 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/2 cups TruMoo Chocolate Milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry syrup
  • 1 banana

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour and enjoy!
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Such a fun treat!!  We will definitely be making these again soon.

Want to See more great ways to enjoy TruMoo?  Follow TruMoo on Facebook and visit TruMoo for more information about their products.  TruMoo is available is in Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla.  They even have a coffee creamer that I can’t wait to try.

And since I love giving things away, I’ve got 4 TruMoo Coupons to give away..  Just leave a comment telling which TruMoo flavor you are most excited to try.  (Giveaway ends May 26th)

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