Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

I seem to be getting all my new recipes to try from pinterest these days. These were great! My kids loved them, and they were easy. What more can you ask for?! To make them even easier you could use a box of Jiffy cornbread mix (but that might make a few less). They make a fun meal for kids, and would be a good man snack too.

Mini Corn Dog Muffins
adapted from
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cups corn meal
1/3 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup if you want it sweeter)
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten

5 beef hot dogs, cut into 1 inch pieces

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a mini muffin pan.
2. Combine ingredients just until dry ingredients are moistened. Don't over beat.
3. Spoon 1 TBSP of batter into each muffin cup. Then press a  hot dog piece into the batter.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

Makes about 30 mini muffins

Friday, May 4, 2012

Trix Crispy Treats

I saw something like this on pinterest and it looked so colorful and fun, I had to try it. It's a little fruity spin on Rice Krispie Treats. My kids have taken it in their lunches the last 2 days and received many oohs and aahs. It only takes 3 ingredients and a microwave!

Trix Crispy Treats
adapted from
1/4 cup butter
1 (10.5 oz) bag miniature marshmallows
12 cups Trix cereal
Cooking spray

1. Place butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes; then stir. If marshmallows are not completely melted, then microwave for 1 more minute.
2. Add Trix cereal and stir to coat, (you need a fairly large bowl bowl for this).
3. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray, and scoop cereal mixture into the pan. Press cereal mixture down to level it out. The easiest way to do this is to spray a spatula with cooking spray and press down on the top of the mixture. If you don't spray it with cooking spray it ends up looking stringy and the pieces stick to the spatula.
4. Let sit 15 minutes to cool and firm. Cut into squares. Store in airtight container. Best if eaten the same day.

I used a 14.8 ounce box of Great Value brand (Walmart) Fruit Puffs cereal. I measured it out, and there are about 13 cups in the box, so you can just take one cup out of the box, and dump the rest in.