White Chocolate Cherry Cashew Cereal Bars

Dried cherries, cashews, white chocolate, coconut flakes and multi-grain Cheerios come together to make these chewy bars that are held together with honey and egg whites. You can use any kind of cereal you like and swap out the white chocolate for any type of chocolate your heart desires. Dark chocolate would work nicely too.

This is the result of cupboards overflowing with dried fruit and nuts stock-piled for Christmas baking that went unused. And teenage nephews who leave half eaten boxes of cereal behind in their wake. I can’t stand to see them abandoned that way. … 

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Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Homemade Marshmallow Cream

Marshmallow fluff is a spreadable marshmallow cream that closely resembles a whipped and sweetened cloud. Food for angels.

Marshmallow fluff is most famous for being half of the duo that makes up the beloved fluffernutters. Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches. You can also use it to make moon pies, broiler s’mores or to frost a cake since it’s almost identical to Italian meringue…. 

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Chocolate Sour Cream Snack Cake

A chocolate snack cake that boasts of cocoa powder and sour cream inside the cake batter and the frosting. Rich with chocolate flavor and moist from sour cream, it’s a dense cake that you will find irresistible.

Maybe, like me, you’re wondering what makes a ‘snack’ cake different from regular cake?!… 

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Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is a special treat for breakfast and perfectly acceptable to eat at any and all hours of the day including for dessert!

Cubes of apple laced with peanut butter dominate every bite of this thick and creamy oatmeal with crunchy walnuts and warm notes of brown sugar and cinnamon…. 

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Toasted Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

I have a whole shelf in my kitchen stocked entirely with nuts, seeds and dried fruits. At times they threaten to overtake the entire pantry. To say I get a little carried away might be an understatement. I hate running out of any one thing…what if I need it to bake and there isn’t any!? You see my point?

To use up some of the abundance I like to throw together a trail mix. Eating trail mix is more exciting and enticing than simply eating handfuls of individual nuts or fruit…. 

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