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peanut butter and chocolate bars

Peanut Butter Bars

peanut butter and chocolate bars

Sweeten up your day with these delicious peanut butter bars.⠀

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup peanut butter

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup flour

1 cup oats

Instructions:

Cream butter and sugars together. Add vanilla and peanut butter. Mix all dry ingredients together. Spread on greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes (very lightly browned). Let cool for a few minutes, then spread with a thin layer of peanut butter (let the peanut butter melt before spreading). Frost with chocolate icing when cool.⠀

Chocolate Frosting:

1/4 cup margarine (softened)

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup milk

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups powdered sugar

2-3 tbsp cocoa

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

strawberry shortcake slice on a plate with a cake stand in the back

Layered Strawberry Shortcake

strawberry shortcake slice on a plate with a cake stand in the back

It’s National Strawberry Shortcake Day! Celebrate with this deluxe layered recipe that is nothing short of amazing. Sweetened strawberries and a warm rich dough come together for the perfect summer bite.

Filling Ingredients:

2 pints strawberries (rinsed, hulled, sliced)

1/3 cup sugar

Shortcake Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour

Optional: 3 tablespoons sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons butter (cold)

5 tablespoons shortening (or use all butter)

1 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter (melted)

Garnish: whipped cream (sweetened with a little confectioners’ sugar if desired)

Instructions:

Prep strawberries in a large bowl by sprinkling them with 1/3 cup sugar. Cover and let stand for 1 hour before serving.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Use a medium sized mixing bowl and combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

Add in shortening and the 6 tbsp of butter until the mixture reaches a fine crumb consistency. Then add milk and stir with a fork until the flour mixture is moistened.

Knead the dough on a floured surface until just soft enough. 3 to 5 times should do the trick.

Divide the dough into two portions. Place each in a 8 or 9 inch round cake pan and roll them out to fit. Brush the dough with melted butter.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until browned. Then brush each layer with more butter while it sits there warm.

Place one layer and top with sweetened bowl of strawberries and juice from sitting. Place the second layer and add more remaining strawberries. Top with whipped cream, and slice into your piece of heaven!

strawberry crisp in a mini skillet with oats and fresh strawberries

Strawberry Crisp

strawberry crisp in a mini skillet with oats and fresh strawberries

It’s the season for perfectly sweet strawberries and there’s no better way to use them than in dessert. This recipe is a single serving, but don’t feel like you can’t double, triple, or even quadruple the recipe to share with your friends and family.

Ingredients:

1 cub strawberries

2 tbs. sugar

1 tbs. lemon juice

1 cup oats

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tbs. butter, softened

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Over medium high heat, mix strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes until the strawberries have reduced and thickened.

While the strawberries are reducing, mix oats, butter, and brown sugar until well combined.

Pour the strawberries into a seasoned cast iron pan and top with oat mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes until oat topping has browned. We personally recommend enjoying with ice cream.

Apple Dips

Dip it real good with these candy inspired apple dips.

Peanut Butter Cup Apple Dip

Peanut Butter Apple Dip with Peanut Butter Candies and Apple Slices

Ingredients

8 oz cream cheese, softened

½ cup butter, softened

¼ cup brown sugar, packed

½ cup peanut butter

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup peanut butter cups, chopped

Sliced apples for dipping

Directions

In large bowl, mix butter and cream cheese until smooth and well combined

Add in brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla extract

Fold in chopped peanut butter cups

Serve dip right away or keep in refrigerator. Allow dip to soften at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving if refrigerated.

Caramel Apple Candy Dip

Apple Dip with Chocolate and Peanut Candy and Apple Slices

Ingredients

8 oz cream cheese, softened

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 tablespoons caramel syrup, divided

6 fun size caramel, nougat, and peanut candies, chopped

Sliced apples for dipping

Directions

In large bowl, mix cream cheese, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons caramel syrup until well combined

Fold in half of the chopped Snickers.

Top with remaining Snicker pieces and drizzle on the remaining 2 tablespoons of caramel syrup.

Serve dip right away or refrigerate.

Caramel Apple Toffee Dip

Caramel Apple Dip with Toffee Crumbles and Apple Slices

Ingredients

8 oz cream cheese, softened

½ cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon milk

½ tablespoon vanilla extract

3 toffee candy bars, crushed

3 tablespoons caramel sauce

Sliced apples for dipping

Directions

In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, add in powdered sugar and beat until well combined.

Mix in milk and vanilla.

Fold in crushed toffee candy bars and then drizzle caramel sauce on top.

Serve right away or refrigerate.

blueberry mango crisp

Blueberry Mango Crisp

blueberry mango crisp with a spoon on the side on a light wood table setting

Dig in to the taste of summer with this blueberry mango crisp. With blueberries on sale this week there’s no better time to give this recipe a try! Visit our full Weekly Ad to make the most of your shopping list.

Watch the recipe video here!

Ingredients:

Nonstick baking spray

¾ cup lightly packed brown sugar

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

¾ cup rolled oats

½ cup cold unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into small pieces

1 large ripe mango, peeled and sliced

16 ounces fresh blueberries (about 2-2/3 cups)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish with nonstick baking spray.

In large bowl, whisk together ½ cup sugar, ½ cup flour, cinnamon and ginger; stir in oats. With fingertips or pastry blender, work in butter until pea-sized crumbs form.

In medium bowl, toss mango, blueberries, and remaining ¼ cup sugar and 2 tablespoons flour. Spread blueberry mixture evenly in prepared dish; sprinkle oat mixture evenly over blueberry mixture.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until most berries burst, sides are bubbling and top is golden brown; loosely cover with foil if top is browning too quickly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 301 Calories, 12g Fat (8g Saturated), 30mg Cholesterol, 6mg Sodium, 47g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 3g Protein

Chef Tip

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

blueberry mango crisp

Blueberry Mango Crisp

blueberry mango crisp with a spoon on the side on a light wood table setting

Dig in to the taste of summer with this blueberry mango crisp. With blueberries on sale this week there’s no better time to give this recipe a try! Visit our full Weekly Ad to make the most of your shopping list.

Watch the recipe video here!

Ingredients:

Nonstick baking spray

¾ cup lightly packed brown sugar

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

¾ cup rolled oats

½ cup cold unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into small pieces

1 large ripe mango, peeled and sliced

16 ounces fresh blueberries (about 2-2/3 cups)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish with nonstick baking spray.

In large bowl, whisk together ½ cup sugar, ½ cup flour, cinnamon and ginger; stir in oats. With fingertips or pastry blender, work in butter until pea-sized crumbs form.

In medium bowl, toss mango, blueberries, and remaining ¼ cup sugar and 2 tablespoons flour. Spread blueberry mixture evenly in prepared dish; sprinkle oat mixture evenly over blueberry mixture.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until most berries burst, sides are bubbling and top is golden brown; loosely cover with foil if top is browning too quickly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 301 Calories, 12g Fat (8g Saturated), 30mg Cholesterol, 6mg Sodium, 47g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 3g Protein

Chef Tip

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

sugar cookies with chocolate candy eggs on top

Food Club® Bird’s Nest Sugar Cookies

sugar cookies with chocolate candy eggs on top

These bird’s nest sugar cookies are sure to be the hit of your Easter themed treats. They’re easy to make, and even easier to eat. Happy baking!

Ingredients:

Food Club® Sugar Cookie Chub

Candy Coated Chocolate Eggs

Instructions:

Follow the Food Club® sugar cookie instructions and preheat your oven to required degree.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice and shape the cookie dough to create the nest.

Bake for 5-7 minutes until cooked about halfway through. Take them out of the oven and carefully press the chocolate eggs into each cookie.

Bake for remaining 3-5 minutes until golden brown. When finished, let them cool before eating.

Serve, and enjoy!

Food Club Chocolate Chips Bag and Bowl of Pretzels with Marshmallow Bottoms that look like bunnies

Cotton Tails

Food Club Chocolate Chips Bag and Bowl of Pretzels with Marshmallow Bottoms that look like bunnies

It’s a Hoppy Easter with these marshmallow cotton tails. What’s better than a tasty and adorable treat?

Ingredients:

Food Club® Pretzels

Marshmallows

Food Club® White Chocolate Chips

Pink Food Coloring

Instructions:

Start by grabbing a baking sheet and lining it with wax/parchment paper. Lay out desired amounts of pretzels and place marshmallows on top.

Broil for 2-3 minutes or until marshmallows are cooked to your liking. Set aside.

Separate a 1/4 of the white chocolate chips out. Put both portions into microwave safe bowls and heat until melted. Color the smaller portion with pink food coloring. Add your melted chocolate into a plastic baggie. Cut the corner off for piping.

Lay out a separate piece of wax paper and pipe the shape of the bunny feet with the white chocolate. Let it dry and then follow with the pink colored chocolate to create the pads of the feet.

Take a piece of the large marshmallow and make into a small ball for the tail (you could also use mini marshmallows for this).

Plate your cotton tails and enjoy your adorable treat!

Orange soda and vanilla ice cream floats with red button vintage creamery carton in the back

Orange Soda Ice Cream Float

Orange Soda Ice Cream Floats with Red Button Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Carton in the back

Float your way into the perfect treat. These orange floats are full of flavorful, refreshing, fun!

Ingredients:

1 liter of orange soda

1 carton of Red Button Vintage Creamery Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions:

Add 2-4 scoops of ice cream to your cup. Then pour in orange soda until you reach the rim.

Add in your referee striped straws, sit back relax, and enjoy the game!

Sesame Seed Benne Wafers tied in Twine

Benne Wafers

Sesame Seed Benne Wafers tied in Twine

Celebrate Kwanzaa with these popular sesame style Benne wafers. A toasted sesame taste mixed with salty sweetness creates a crunchy bite that will leave you craving for more!

Ingredients:

1 cup sesame seeds

3/4 cup melted butter

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Start by browning the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat. Avoid burning by stirring occasionally, and only cooking for a few minutes. OR place sesame seeds on an ungreased baking sheet and toast them for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.

In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, baking powder egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, salt and sesame seeds together. Mix together until it is well combined.

Lightly grease a baking sheet. Use a 1/2 teaspoon to measure your wafer size. Place the dough at least 1 to 2 inches apart as they will expand into one another.

Place baking sheet into heated oven, and cook for about 4-6 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Let the wafers cool for a few minutes before removing them from the baking sheet. Then place them on a cooling rack to completely cool them.

Be sure to store you Benne wafers in an airtight container to ensure freshness and avoid an overly crisp bite.

Serve your wafers as a snack, dessert, or gift to friends or family. Happy eating!