Category Archives: Sweets

Cherry Pie Heart Pops

Feb. 13th, 2015

Cherry pie on a stick? Yes, please. Cherry pie on a stick in the shape of a heart? I die.

I think this is one of the cuter things I’ve made on BWG and it’s also really tasty. Give these out as valentine’s day gifts OR as party favors at a wedding. How adorable would that be? And cost effective!

Ingredients:
Ready made pie dough or homemade
Heart shape cookie cutter
Some fine grain sugar
Cherry Preserves
Fork
Lollipop sticks
1 egg

Instructions:
1. Roll out pie dough to 1/4″ thick
2. Cut dough hearts. You can be done now, it’s already cute. But let’s continue!
3. Lay half the dough hearts down and add a spoonful of cherry preserves
4. Put lollipop stick starting from the bottom of the preserves so that it sticks out of the bottom of the heart
5. Add egg mixture to the edge of the hearts, lay other dough piece on top and lightly press it down
6. Squish edges together using a fork (also makes them pretty)
7. Egg wash one side of each heart and lightly sprinkle with sugar
8. Bake for 15-25 minutes (checking at 10 minute mark) at 350 degrees
9. Share love on a stick!

Superbowl Rice Krispie Treats

Jan. 27th, 2015

I made these last year and they were a hit. How can you go wrong with delicious rice krispies in the shape of footballs? I made them early this year to show you guys how to make ’em, so I hosted a game night with friends (we are champions of all nerdy board games) and ate these fellas right up.

Ingredients:
Cocoa Krispies (duh)
10 oz. marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
Optional: Green foam board, white tape

Directions:
1. Melt butter completely and then add marshmallows
2. Stirring continuously, melt marshmellows over low heat
3. Turn heat off and stir in cocoa krispies
4. While the mixture is still warm, wet hands and take a fistful of krispies; mold into a football shape
5. Repeat with entire mixture
6. Pop in the fridge until cool (Note: You may need to remold them if they start to lose their shape)
7. Add white icing to the balls per the directions on the video
8. Optional step: using white tape line the green foam board to look like a field. Line balls on the field and voila! Cutest game food of all time.

Thanks to La Jolla Mom for the idea!

Chocolate covered bananas almond bites

Aug. 5th, 2014

A delicious treat packed with protein and fiber – all under 150 calories per serving! You can enjoy these post-workout or just enjoy them. No need to workout to eat these bad boys. They are tasty!

Ingredients:
1 Medium-sized banana
1/4 cup Bitter sweet chocolate chips
1/4 tsp Olive oil
Palmful of chopped almonds

Directions:
1. Slice banana into six pieces
2. Add chocolate and olive oil into microwave-safe bowl
3. Microwave chocolate in 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted
4. Line plate with parchment paper
5. Quickly dip bananas into chocolate coating completely and place on parchment paper
6. Sprinkle nuts on top of banana slices
7. Freeze for about 2 hours and enjoy!

Makes three servings

July 4th Red, White and Blue Popsicles

Jun. 30th, 2014

Watch to see how I make easy 4th of July red, white and blue popsicles. They’re yummy AND healthy AND no artificial ingredients!

Ingredients
2 cups nearly thawed frozen strawberries and/or raspberries
2 cups nearly thawed frozen blueberries
Lemonade
12 Popsicle holders
12 Popsicle sticks

Instructions
1. Blend two cups of nearly thawed frozen strawberries and/or raspberries with a ½ cup lemonade (or enough to make a puree)
2. Fill up popsicle holders slightly less than 1/3 of the way up and put in freezer for 30 minutes
3. Remove popsicles from freezer and add slightly less than 2/3 of the way up with lemonade
4. Put in freezer for 1 ½ hours
5. Blend two cups of nearly thawed frozen blueberries with ½ cup of lemonade (or as enough to make a puree)
6. Remove popsicles from freezer and fill up slightly less than full with blueberry puree
7. Put a popsicle stick in each popsicle, pushing it all the way into the strawberry/raspberry puree
8. Freeze popsicles for 4 hours
9. Enjoy those bad boys and happy 4th of July!

Healthy baking with applesauce

Jan. 7th, 2013

Baked treats can be heavy on the calories.  I have a neat trick to health-it-up, while still maintaining the delish factor.  Watch as I substitute applesauce for oil and make some yummy chocolate zucchini cupcakes!

Recipe:

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups grated zucchini
Couple shakes of salt
1 cup applesauce
3 eggs
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 3/4 cups brown sugar (Or 1 1/2)

1. Melt unsweetened chocolate in microwave for 30 seconds to a minute
2. Beat 3 eggs with 1 3/4 cups brown sugar until it’s a pale mixture
3. Add applesauce and melted chocolate to egg mixture and incorporate
4. Don’t lick the chocolate off your fingers! It aint so good
5. Set aside wet ingredients
6. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
7. Slowly incorporate dry mixture into wet mixture
8. Set aside mixture.
9. Grate or shred 2 cups of zucchini
10. Fold in zucchini into mixture
11. Fill cupcake tin 2/3 of the way full
12. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.  NOTE: In video I say 20 minutes, but I made a second batch and they were the perfect consistency at 25 minutes. (I think the applesauce adds some time to the baking)
Cupcakes!