Sunday, January 15, 2012

. Sunday Funday .

It's Sunday, and in these parts, that means Baking Day.

My goal today was to recreate a recipe I use all the time in a new way, and then to use up all of the multi-grain Cheerios that we just can't seem to get rid of.

Step one: Remake of chocolate chip cookies. 

I always use the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip recipe - why ruin a good thing, people? I just add a little more flour than it calls for, and I'm always sure to use cold butter. They turn out fantastic every. single. time.

BFF Suzy got me some cute little baking dishes for Christmas - they're probably 2x3? I love them. I love chocolate chip cookies. Why not love them together?

Here was my result:

Beautiful, no? Yummy? Of course. I wrapped them in wax paper, tied them with a pretty red ribbon and left them on my neighbor's doorstep.

How about those Cheerios?

This recipe is super easy and super old school.

You'll need: 

- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 6 cups Cheerios
- Greased 9x13 baking dish

What to do: 

1. Heat the corn syrup and sugar together over medium heat until boiling. Shut off the heat.
2. Add the peanut butter and stir until combined. (I used the reduced fat peanut butter!)
3. Stir in the six cups of Cheerios until coated.
4. Press mixture into a 9x13 dish with a spatula.

Let 'em cool a little and then cut one for yourself. I think they taste like Scotcharoos (minus the chocolate frosting) and The Husband thinks they'd be sooooo yummy with chocolate Cheerios. He's probably right.

Need a pointer? Spray your spatula with Pam (or whatever cooking spray you usually use) before you start the process. That way, when you're pushing the sticky Cheerios mixture into the pan, the cereal doesn't stick to every. single. thing.

Over and out.

xo Bec

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