Peanut Butter Rice Crispies with Chocolate Topping

This is a family favorite that I’ve been making and enjoy for many years.

Many, many years.

But, a month ago I probably wouldn’t have posted them, because they aren’t exactly “healthy,” whatever that means. But, as you know, I’m so over that. Don’t get me wrong, I have not thrown nutritious eating out the window. In fact, yesterday, I had a big ol’ bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, a lovely salad with lots of spinach for lunch, and whole wheat pasta with avocado cream sauce with lots of zucchini and yellow squash on the side for dinner. And then, I had one of these for dessert. Balance is a beautiful thing.

And, it took me forever to find the corn syrup in the grocery store. It’s something I almost never use, so I had no idea where it would be located. But, fortunately, I found it. Just so you know, it’s by the pancake syrup.

Peanut Butter Rice with Chocolate Topping

These delicious treats are very quick to make and can be kept in the fridge for several days.

1 cup sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1 1/2 cups peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

6 cups rice crispies

12 oz chocolate chips

6 oz butterscotch chips

1/2 cup butter.

Please rice crispies in a large bowl. Heat sugar and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat until they come to a boil. Boil for one minute, stirring regularly. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Pour sugar/pb mixture over rice crispies. Press mixture into a 9×13 pan (a larger jelly roll pan may also be used, the result will just be slightly thinner). Melt chocolate, butterscotch, and butter in a small saucepan over low heat. When everything it melted, pour the mixture over the rice crispies. Spread evenly. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens. Serve and enjoy! 

 

No shame in using the same saucepan to melt the chocolate as you did to heat the sugar/corn syrup. No shame at all.

 

 

Chocolate + peanut butter + sweetness + chewiness + crunchiness + sweetness =perfection

Grilled Avocado and Apple Waffle Sammie

I wanted something yummy for dinner

as opposed to the evenings when I want something gross

Oh wait, I always something delicious.

But, I don’t always get it

Actually often I do

Enough rambling,

It’s amazing how complicated I can say “Tonight’s  dinner was tasty”

You what was even more remarkable?

This tasty dish I’m talking about  was a sandwich.

I generally don’t like sandwiches.

But, this was a waffle sandwich.

Spraying the pan wasn't enough....butter to the rescue!

The interior is smooth and creamy, yet crisp and crunchy; Sweet yet savory. The exterior resembles a waffle. I’ve never met anything remotely waffle-ish that I don’t love.

Grilled Avocado and Apple Waffle Sammie

2 slices bread (I used seeded Ezekiel)

1/2 a small avocado mashed

1/4 of an apple sliced thinly (eat the remaining 3/4 alongside the sandwich)

Turkey (omit if you’re not of the meat eating variety)

A slice of cheese (optional, I didn’t use)

Butter/oil

Spread the avocado mixture on both slices of bread and top one slice with apples, turkey and cheese (if using) and remaining piece of bread. Butter the bread and put the sandwich into a waffle iron (or panini press or just a pan on the stove). If using a waffle iron, you may want to but something heavy on top of it. Cook until lightly browned. Enjoy!

I may have shed a few tears when I realized it was almost gone.

Moral of the story: You should make this sandwich.

At least then I’ll have someone to cry with.

Or we can just make each other more sandwiches.

That would probably be better.

Random Ramblings

1. Thanks for your incredibly kind comments regarding my prom pictures. I don’t post pictures of myself that often but y’all made me feel great! Seriously, with super sweet comments like that, who needs sugar in their life? Not me! (at least not for 4 more days!)

2. I haven’t posted a recipe in forever. Mostly because either a) I follow a recipe pretty closely and while I may share a link to it or whatever, I don’t feel like it’s mine to take credit for. Or 2) I don’t follow a recipe whatsoever and it’s kind of hard to share something without any measurements or anything. Hopefully that will be changing soon though!

3. I’m considering making The Flourishing Foodie twitter. But, I’m afraid no one will follow me and what fun is a twitter with like 2 followers? Lame.

4. I’m super excited to make Peanut Butter Stuffed Hot Fudge Cupcakes for Easter. With a title like that, how can they not be delicious?

5. I would really love to go gluten, dairy, and sugar-free for a week. I can’t seem to find the motivation to actually do so. I actually think gluten may be the cause of my perpetual headaches. If it is the cause I may cry. I love bread way too much.

7. If you have any comments or suggestions for my blog or things you’d like to see me post about in the future, please let me know :)

8. I have a half day of school tomorrow, no school Friday or Monday and am missing school Tuesday for tennis. Long weekend  much? Life is good.

Anything random you’d like to ramble about? I’m all ears!