Red velvet ice cream sandwiches made with trefoil girl-scout cookies!

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This recipe is easy peasy! 3 ingredients. And a happy mouth!

Girl scout cookie season is upon us!

Perfect for a valentines or galentines day treat!

Yield: 12 ice-cream sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of trefoil girl scout cookies (blue box)
  • 2 cartons of red-velvet halo top ice cream
  • Any type of sprinkles that you want

Procedure:

  • Place some foil or wax paper on a sheet pan
  • Layout 24 cookies on the sheet pan
  • Place the carton of ice-cream horizontally on a cutting board
  • Slice it 4 times
  • Use a cookie cutter to cutout 12 mini circles of ice cream
  • Place on top of one cookie, place the other cookie on top
  • Pour sprinkles on a plate or sheet pan
  • Hold the ice-cream sandwich between your thumb and pointer finger
  • Gently roll in sprinkles
  • Place in freezer until ready to serve
  • Enjoy these tasty ‘not so bad’ for you treats!
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Chai-Masala Peach paletas!

Snack or Dessert

 

Summer! Is that you?

This recipe is refreshingly creamy and sweet.  It’s a Chai-masala paleta with fresh Georgia peaches.

Paletas- Frozen fruit bars (water or milk base). A popular item sold in the streets of Mexico. Also an amazing part of Mexican culture that has been brought to America!

If you ever visit Nashville, make sure you checkout ‘The Peach Truck’! They truck in fresh Georgia peaches from Pearson Farm in Ft.Valley Georgia. Just imagine, that peachy fragrance and those sweet peach juices dripping down your arm when you take a bite. It is worth it, get to Nashville asap!

Ingredients: Yield- 8 paletas

  • 3 fresh ‘The Peach Truck’ peaches or ripe ones available in your area
  • 2 1/2 cups of plain greek yogurt
  • 4 Tablespoons of honey (can be adjusted to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 packet of chai-masala powder
  • Popsicle mold
  • Pinch of salt

Procedure:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cut each peach in half and then into slices
  • Place on a sheet pan, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of honey and sprinkle with a pinch of salt
  • Roast peaches for 35 mins or until peaches are soft
  • Let cool (refrigeration helps the process)
  • Add yogurt, honey,vanilla extract and chai-masala powder to a large bowl
  • Stir thoroughly
  • After peaches are cool, gently fold into the yogurt mixture
  • Pour into popsicle molds
  • Freeze for 4-6 hrs
  • Enjoy!

Chocolate covered marshmallows!

Snack or Dessert

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  • This is such a fun treat! Great for parties and easy to make with kids! They can be changed to match any holiday time. Just in time for Halloween!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 10-15 Marshmallows
  • An assortment of sprinkles
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter (not melted)
  • Toothpicks or lollipop sticks

Procedure:

  • Prepare a double boiler
  • Place parchment on a sheet pan
  • Melt the chocolate and add butter to make it silly smooth
  • Place toothpick or lollipop sticks in each marshmallow
  • Dip marshmallow in the chocolate, let excess drip off
  • Sprinkle with your choice of sprinkles ( mixed nuts, crushed pretzels) so many options!
  • Place on parchment
  • When you are done with the batch, place in refrigerator to harden
  • Take out and take to a party or cookout and wow the crowds!

Mexican hot chocolate pretzels!

Snack or Dessert

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These pretzels are a perfect sweet and spicy snack or a tasty treat for a holiday party, because what? It’s October!

Ingredients: About 50 pretzels

  • 2 cups of ‘grid’ pretzels
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon of cayenne
  • 1 Tablespoon of nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter

Procedure:

  • Cut parchment paper or waxed paper and place on a sheet pan
  • Place two cups of water into a saucepan and then place a glass bowl on top of that, this is called a double broiler. It will melt your chocolate slowly. The water should be at a simmer.
  • Place the chocolate and butter into the glass bowl
  • Stir constantly until chocolate is silky and melted
  • Mix spices together, cinnamon nutmeg and cayenne
  • Place spices into a sifter, set aside
  • Using tongs or chopsticks, dip the pretzels in the chocolate allowing excess to drip off
  • Place on the parchment or wax paper
  • Sprinkle with spices, while the pretzels are still freshly dipped, so that the spices will stick.
  • Continue until all of the pretzels are finished
  • Place in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens
  • Enjoy this sweet spicy snack, try not to eat the whole bowl!

Sweet peach and blueberry spring rolls with a honey-mint sauce!

Snack or Dessert

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Yields: 4 whole sweet spring rolls OR 8 mini spring rolls

Ingredients:

For spring rolls-

– 1 fresh peach

– Handful of blueberries

– Sprig of mint

– 4 oz of lime juice

– 1 package of rice noodles

– 1 package of rice paper – 8 1/2 inch or ‘small’

– 1 Tablespoon of honey

For sauce-

– 1 Tablespoon of honey

– 4 oz of lime juice

– Spring of mint – 3 to 4 leaves of mint

– Tsp of sugar

Procedure: Sauce

– Chiffonade the mint (roll the leaves together and then chop horizontally)

– Add mint to a bowl with lime juice, honey and sugar.

– Stir and done. Taste test for adjustments.

Procedure: Spring rolls

– Cut peach in half, avoiding the pit. Then cut peach into slices.

– Tear the mint, set aside

– Cook rice noodles, about 5 minutes in medium-high temperature water.

– Drain and rinse rice noodles.

– Pour honey and lime juice on top of the noodles and mix well.

– Place a damp paper towel or kitchen towel on a cutting board.

– Place warm water in a wide and flat container. So the rice paper is able to lay flat under the warm water.

–  Place 1 sheet of rice paper in warm water, let sit for 1 minute or until silky and flexible.

– Place rice paper on the damp paper towel/ kitchen towel

–  Lay 3 slices of peaches, horizontally in the middle of the rice paper.

– Grab a small amount of noodles (you be the judge) and lay them horizontally on top of the sliced peaches.

– Place 3  more pieces of sliced peach on top of the rice noodles.

– Nestle blueberries around the peaches.

– Sprinkle the pieces of mint over your creation.

– LET’S ROLL!

–  Roll the bottom away from you over the tasty treat. Tighten it by pulling back towards you.

– Fold the left side towards the right and then the right side toward the left.

– And then roll until the ingredients are nice and snug in the beautiful and tasty spring roll that you just made!

– Slice and dip in the honey-mint sauce!

– MMMM so Fresh!