Friday, January 12, 2018

Ritz Cracker Muddy Buddy Cookies

This shopper has been compensated by SheSpeaks, Inc. and the Coca-Cola Company
and Mondelez Intrnational group. All opinions are mine alone.

It's game time and we all know what that means! Bring on the football food and drinks!

We are huge sports fans and my family loves game day. Sure it's fun to watch and cheer
on our favorite teams, but hanging out with friends and family, enjoying delicious snacks
and refreshing beverages is even more fun!

A few days before game time I make a list of the food, snacks and drinks we'll need for
the game.  Our local Walmart is less than a mile from our house, which is super
convenient for shopping! Everyone loves soda and crackers are a must, so Coca-Cola
and Ritz Crackers are almost always on my Walmart shopping list!

Sometimes I'll make a large cheese and cracker board, but this time I opted for small
plates of cheese, Ritz Crackers, pepperoni, fruit & vegetables, which are easy to
grab and hold while watching the game. Bottles of ice cold Coca-Cola were readily
available, as well as cute little straws for sipping. So refreshing!

A game day spread isn't complete without some type of sweet treat, so I whipped up
a batch of Ritz Cracker Muddy Buddy Cookies. This recipe could not be any easier
and you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry!
Ritz Crackers, peanut butter, vanilla extract, chocolate chips and powdered sugar are
all you need to make these delicious cookies! I took leftovers to my office and
everyone loved them!

Ritz Crackers and Coca-Cola are convenient snacking solutions for game time and the
snacking possibilities are endless! I can't wait to come up with even more
recipe ideas for these rich, buttery classic crackers!

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Ritz Cracker Muddy Buddy Cookies

32 Ritz Crackers
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
2 cups powdered sugar

Place peanut butter and vanilla into a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
Spread a little of the peanut butter mixture onto a Ritz Cracker and sandwich together
with another cracker. Repeat until all of the crackers have been used.

Place the filled crackers on a parchment lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer
for about 10 minutes.

Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and
smooth. Place powdered sugar into a wide bowl.

Using a fork, dip the chilled sandwiched cookies into the melted chocolate until
completely covered. Place the chocolate covered cookies directly into the bowl of
powdered sugar, tossing to coat. Place the cookies back onto the cookie sheet and
repeat until all of the cookies are covered in chocolate and sugar coated.

Store cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature.
Makes 16 sandwich cookies.



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cozy Steel Cut Oatmeal

Breakfast Meal Prep, Steel Cut Oats

Hello friends! Happy New Year!
I took a little blogging break to unplug and enjoy the holidays with my family, but now
I'm ready to dive right back in. I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season with
those you love.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mini Strawberry Bread Loaves for Holiday Gifting

This post is in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions and text are my own.

I love surprising neighbors, friends, my favorite Sheetz Convenience Store girls and
our mailman with special treats from time to time. Baking is my love language and
there's nothing better than sharing that love with others. I've been known to leave treats
inside of our mailbox, at my neighbors front door and inside of their vehicles for them
to find the next morning. I'm sneaky like that!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Family that Runs Together

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno.
The opinions and text are all mine.

Early last spring my daughter and I were discussing our upcoming summer vacation to
Hilton Head Island and we decided it would be fun to run the HHI 4th of July Firecracker 5k
together as a family. We had never done anything like that before and I had not run forever,
but I agreed it would be fun, so I started training in March.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

UnCommonGoods Holiday Gift Guide

This post is in partnership with UncommonGoods. All opinions and text are my own.

Well the count down is on. Only 12 more days until Christmas! Are you ready?

I'm actually pretty proud of myself this year. I'm 80% done with my shopping, what
I have purchased is wrapped and under the tree and all of my decorating is complete.
Who am I?? 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Light and Crisp Buttermilk Waffles

This post is in partnership with LaGrange. All opinions are my own.

DIY Waffle Bar

After a long work week and quick breakfast foods like smoothies, overnight oats and
breakfast cookies, we like to take it slow and easy on the weekend. A waffle bar is just
the thing for fun family time and easing into a Saturday or Sunday morning.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Peanut Butter and Jelly Yogurt Parfaits

This post is in partnership with Purely Elizabeth. All opinions are my own.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Yogurt Parfaits

Ready or not the holidays are here. Family and friends will be stopping by and maybe
even spending a night or two. Don't leave your guests wondering what's to eat, prepare
some yogurt parfaits to have on hand or to display on your holiday brunch buffet.

Peanut butter and jelly yogurt parfaits with Purely Elizabeth chocolate sea salt + peanut
butter granola are easy to assemble and perfect to serve for breakfast, brunch or even
a healthy snack for out of town guests.