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Summer Snacks

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I think it is time for some more recipes! As summer is approaching, I felt it was time for some fun and easy summer recipes, as the best thing to do to escape the heat is eat! In the summer I like to eat something cold (because of the heat obviously) and something sweet (not just a summer thing, more like an all-the-time craving).

Anyway, I have decided to share with you some of my favorite summer treats! They both are delicious and have very few ingredients and steps (and no actual cooking!) I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

 

Home-made mini popsicles

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Ingredients/Ingredients:

-Your juice of choice (I like pink lemonade or orange juice, but any will do! You can even use a smoothie!)

-Ice-cube trays (or real popsicle makers if you’re not as cool)

-Toothpicks/mini popsicle sticks

-Foil

 

Instructions:

1. Fill the tray most of the way full

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2. Cover with foil, pressing down to outline each section (this should keep the toothpicks in place)

3. Stick toothpicks into each section (try to not let it hit they bottom of the try)

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4. Wait until fully frozen (overnight should do it), remove foil and enjoy!

 

Oreo Truffles

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Ingredients/Supplies: makes about 25

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-16 Oreos (crushed)

-4oz Cream Cheese

-about 6oz (its hard to say, just keep extra around to melt more if you run out) Chocolate to melt (I used Hershey’s Special Dark chips, but semi-sweet is most common)

-Wax paper

-Ziploc bag

-Baking sheet/plate

-Refrigerator

-Food Processor (optional)

 

Instructions:

Try not to lick your fingers until you finished all the truffles, but it’s ok if you do…I won’t tell 🙂

1. Place wax paper on plate

2. Crush Oreos-best in a food processor, but I don’t have one of those, so I put them in a Ziploc bag and went to town! If you do this, I would recommend double bagging them and finding a jar or something to roll on the bag in order to finely crush the pieces. *You want pieces very small, like powder

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3. Mix most of your Oreo crumbs and the cream cheese until blended. This is difficult and feels weird at first, but it gets better!

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4. Roll into balls (I like them really because they’re really rich)

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5. Dip in the melted chocolate. Try rolling the ball in the chocolate and getting it out with a fork or holding it on a fork and pouring chocolate over it with a spoon

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6. Set on tray and sprinkle with remaining Oreo crumbs

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7. Refrigerate until firm (about 1 hour)

8. Enjoy!

 

What are your favorite summer recipes?

I hope you have a great summer and good luck beating the heat!

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Lazy Cake

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Ok, so now that it’s officially spring break and I’ve gotten the cleaning out of the way, it’s time to kick back, relax, and do nothing all week! What more could you ask for? People always seem to want and go do a bunch of stuff over break, but I am just happy to have nothing to do, as it is a are occasion for me.

This week I have embraced my laziness to the fullest. I have enjoyed sleeping late, reading books for pleasure rather than assignments, and binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix.

Also, my sweet tooth is kicking in, not that it isn’t always there, but now I have fewer distractions. However, because I have vowed to not get out of my pajamas all week, I am running out of food and refuse to go to the grocery store.

I did some surfing online, and found this great (and VERY easy) recipe for a flour-less chocolate mug cake. My sister is dairy and gluten-free, so I am always looking for recipes to try for her, and this one is definitely a winner! Not only is it delicious, but also is made in the microwave and only needs five ingredients-all of which are basic for baking so I happen to have them in my house! No real pants for me!

Flour-less Chocolate Mug Cake

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Ingredients

3 Tbsp. Sugar

2 Tbsp. Cocoa

1 egg

Dash of vanilla extract

Sprinkle of salt

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Directions:

1. Add all ingredients into mug

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2. Mix until smooth

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3. Bake in microwave for 1 minute

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The cake might puff up a bit while it’s baking, but it should come right back down once it’s done. Although it might seem a little spongey, this cake is surprisingly tasty given the limited ingredients.

A quick suggestion from my friend Yajaira, if you’re really lazy, don’t bother cleaning, just throw the cup away!

This cake is the perfect thing to solve that chocolate craving with just a few common ingredients so you never have to get out of your pajamas every again…my dream come true!

How will you be spending your Spring Break? I hope you are having a more exciting vacation than my TV marathon and setting the record for amount of time without leaving the house!