Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Food and savings!!!

Hey everyone!!! 
As I said last night i would be back today with some food and savings.
While I was gone from from my blog I also found some great ideas for my kids lunches and snacks which in the end saved us money. No more boxed granola bars friends.  

Chewy Snack Bars

5 cups cornflakes
4 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup salted peanuts
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup light cream

In a large bowl, combine cereal, peanuts & coconut; set aside.  In a saucepan combine corn syrup, sugar, butter & cream; cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches soft ball stage, about 25 min.  Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat evenly.  Pat into a greased 9x13" baking pan.  Cut when cooled. Yield: 2-3 dozen.

Be careful when stirring mixtures together.  I was left with left over peanuts & coconut, a broken spatula, and a mess all over the table. The girls loved it as everything was flying out of the bowl.  LOL!
Make sure that you do not cook your mixture passed the softball stage or you will be left with Rock snacks.
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Chewy Chip Bars

4 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips

In a mixing bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well.  Stir in chips.  Press into greased 9x13" baking pan.  Bake @ 325* for 18-22 min. or until golden brown.  Cool and cut into bars.  Yield: 2-3 dozen.

Honeycomb Goodies

1 package (14-1/2 ounces) Honeycomb cereal
1 pound (16 ounces) white confectionery coating,  (white chocolate)
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter

Place cereal in a large bowl; set aside.  In a saucepan over low heat, stire confectionery coating & peanut butter until smooth, about 10 min.  Pour over cereal and stir until well coated.  Immediately spread on to parchment paper lined baking sheets.  Let cool and store in airtight container.

Everyone in our household enjoyed these goodies.  Also great for the lunch box, just Grab & Go.  It makes it alot easier for the girls to pack their own lunches.  Or when they come home from school and need a quick fix, Grad & see ya outside!

I hope that you all enjoy these yummy goodies.  Have a great day!!!

Untill Then, Kendall   oxox

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