Jet-Puffed Marshmallow “Truffles”

 

I found these cute little treats on the Kraft Recipes as well.  These were super easy and so fun to make.  I knew the kids would love to have these around for a snack after school.  Or now, since school is almost out, an after daycare treat in our case!!

The kids at home here don’t really look forward to summer as much as I did as a kid.  Of course I don’t remember life as they have it now either!!!  Cell phones, iPad, iPods, laptops, 3D TVs to watch.   Anyways, they don’t really look forward to daycare, so this will be a good snack for them to help make a few times this summer.

Oh who doesn’t love chocolate and marshmallows mixed together with a bit of candy on top.  Just another fun way of making my favorite candy…”truffles”!!

what you need

1 tub (7 oz.) BAKER’S Dark Semi-Sweet Dipping Chocolate
20 JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
1/4 cup multi-colored sprinkles

make it

MICROWAVE chocolate as directed on package.

DIP marshmallows, 1 at a time, in chocolate, turning to evenly coat each marshmallow. Gently shake off excess chocolate.

PLACE in single layer on sheet of waxed paper; top with sprinkles Refrigerate 20 min. or until chocolate is firm.

kraft kitchens tips

SUBSTITUTE
Substitute finely chopped PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts or Pecans for the sprinkles.
SUBSTITUTE
Prepare using 1 pkg. (8 squares) BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate.
As I sit here watching the Boston/Miami basketball game, I’m waiting for the chocolate to harden so I can try one.  Ok, maybe I’ll see if one is done prior to the 20 minutes!!
(nope not done – need to wait longer ugh).  They sure do taste good though!!  I may have to wait until tomorrow to see how they turn out…gonna have to make you all wait.  It’s getting late!

Have fun in the kitchen with your kids or heck just yourself.  I love to make fun things too sometimes even when the kids are away….which isn’t often..but I don’t have to share as much!!

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking  ; )

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Foil-Pack Chicken & Broccoli Dinner

It’s mid March.  We’ve hardly had any snow this winter.  It’s March.  It was in the 60s today.  In Minnesota.  In March.  So what do we do here in Minnesota when it’s near 60 degrees?  We put away our winter clothes, we grab our spring jackets, (and according to the news – this past weekend a woman was laying on the beach in a bikini)!.  And if you’re Brooklyn, you come home from school, put on your tank top, shorts and dress shoes and go ride your bike!!

If you’re Nana, you fire up the grill and cook your dinner on that instead heating up the house with the oven!!

It’s not the first time that we’ve grilled, but today was a perfect day to try a new recipe and see how it turns out!  And this was pretty good!

what you need

1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken

1-1/2 cups water

6 (I used 4) small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 lb.), 1/2 inch thick

4 cups broccoli florets

1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese (I used fat free)

1/4 cup OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits

1/2 cup KRAFT Ranch Dressing

make it

FIRE and bring it to 400 degrees (if you don’t have a thermostat on your grill – just get it hot!!)

COMBINE stuffing mix and water; spoon onto centers of 4 large sheets heavy-duty foil. Top with remaining ingredients.  I sprayed mine with Olive Oil Cooking spray so the stuffing wouldn’t stick.

BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and both ends to seal each packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Place in 15x10x1-inch pan.

Grill 30 to 35 min. or until chicken is done (165°F). Remove packets from oven; let stand 5 min. Cut slits in foil to release steam before opening packets.

kraft kitchens tips

VARIATION

Prepare using KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese and KRAFT Light Ranch Dressing.

COOKING KNOW-HOW

To prevent stuffing from sticking to foil, spray foil with cooking spray or use nonstick foil.

COOKING KNOW-HOW

If the chicken breast halves in your market are larger than 4 oz. each, they will take longer to cook. Be sure to cook them long enough so that they are no longer pink in the centers and the juices run clear (165°F).

When I took the chicken out today my intent was to make the Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, but because it was so nice again, I couldn’t pass this up.  Glad I did.  This was a “will do” again.  I thought about slicing potatoes and putting that on the bottom of the foil pack with some cauliflower or fresh green beans!

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