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Halloween Bloody Brownies

It’s so fun to make Halloween treats for the kids, to get them all excited for the big day! Actually, it seems like a week of festivities with our church Fall Festival, the pre school library party, and then the 31st BIG DAY, I love that my kids get multiple chances to wear their costumes. Today I’m sharing a fun recipe for some Halloween Bloody Brownies. It’s really so simple, and just a fun way to enjoy halloween treats. With just a few ingredients, the red velvet cake mix is what makes the brownie red (and Betty Crocker was more red than Duncan Hines–just saying I tried both).

Bloody Brownies for Halloween

There are really a few different ways to try these brownies. Plain, with frosting, add a few bloody bones treat toppers candy (I found mine at World Market), and lastly drizzling some cherry pie filling on top to make them even more BLOODY!… Continue Reading

Triple Honeycomb Crunch

It’s the time again! Welcome to the blog hop featuring 10 creative bloggers. This month’s theme is all things HONEYCOMB.  I decided to make a fun little snack mix, and named it Triple Honeycomb Crunch because it has THREE types of honeycomb in the mix. I’ll share modifications for a single and double honeycomb, too.  It’s a delightful little treat perfect for an outing with the family in individual bags, or in a big bowl over a silly movie.

Triple Honeycomb Crunch

But first, all 10 projects! There are so many fun projects to choose from- recipes, decor, Halloween related and more! We’d love for you to pin the collage below, check out the rest of my post about the Triple Halloween Crunch, and then go see all the other fabulous projects created by some of our friends. It’s a fun party on the 10th each month!

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Triple Berry White Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I love that overly ripe banana’s can be celebrated, because they are perfect for banana bread! I don’t generally LOVE banana bread unless it’s chalk full of textured goodness. I like nuts, but my kids don’t. Since I’m pretty much obsessed with all things white chocolate, I thought I’d throw them into the banana bread mix, along with all of the delicious berries hanging out in my fridge. Thus was born the Triple Berry White Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in our home.

Triple Berry White Chocolate Chip Banana BreadBanana Bread

You can certainly use frozen berries, but I used fresh. The juices in the berries make the banana bread SUPER moist, which is the only way I will eat banana bread! It’s often much too dry for me. I need to SEE the moisture!

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Triple Berry White Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
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Recipe type: dessert, breakfast
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Serves: 25
 
Fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries make this banana bread delicious and moist, and the white chocolate chips give a yummy texture.
Ingredients
  • 6 ripe bananas, smashed
  • ⅔ cup melted butter
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Pinches of salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1.5 cups white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. ) Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. ) In a large bowl, mix mashed bananas and melted butter.
  3. ) Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  4. ) Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
  5. ) Add the flour last, mix just enough to blend the ingredients; do not over-mix
  6. ) Add white chocolate chips and mix
  7. ) Add chopped strawberries, raspberries, and whole blueberries to the batter and mix them in to distribute evenly through the batter.
  8. ) Spray a few loaf pans or muffin tins.
  9. ) Bake a large loaf pan for 1 hour or muffin tins for 25 minutes.
  10. ) I made 3 mini loaves and 18 muffins with this mixture. Half the recipe for less.

When I bake, I like to makes lots so I can eat a generous portion, and then share with others. Let me say to my delight and chagrin…that I did eat a generous portion of this triple berry bread. I LOOOOOVED the berries oozing out into every moist bite. Berries are still in season for a little while longer, so whip yourself up a batch (or grab frozen all year long)!

Strawberry Blueberry Raspberry Bread

Do you love banana bread? What are your favorite mix ins? I’d never tried making it with berries before and I LOVED it so much, I think I’ll do it every time now!

You might also like my Moist Pumpkin Muffins with Craisins and Chocolate Chips

Cinnamon Chip Cake Batter Cookies

The other day was my friends birthday, and I wanted to bake her a little treat. I thought I had all the ingredients to the simple (and my favorite) Andes Mint Cookies, but I didn’t have the Devils cake mix. I love how easy it is to make them with a cake mix. I thought….I can do that with another mix and some type of chips. I had a yellow cake mix, looked in my chip selection (I actually have quite a few options) and the cinnamon chips jumped out at me….yellow cake flavor with cinnamon….YUM! Thus was born the Cinnamon Chip Cake Batter Cookies.
cinnamon chip cake batter cookies

I’m sure I’m not the first person to think of this idea, but I discovered it for myself, and it was very exciting! I felt like a true baker experimenting with ingredients and it worked out! I’d be REALLY annoyed if it didn’t work out.  They were super chewy–just how I like my cookies!

cinnamon chips

I love looking at these pictures and seeing a few nicely shaped cookies and a few totally crazily shaped cookies–it’s just life around here. So here is the simple 4 ingredient recipe:

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Cinnamon Chip Cake Batter Cookies
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Serves: 18
 
Use a yellow cake mix and cinnamon chips and you are on your way to delicious ness!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips
Instructions
  1. Mix together oil, eggs, and cake mix, then dump in the cinnamon chips. Bake on 350 for 7 minutes.

 

cake batter cookies

All of these ingredients were on hand, you can do this with any cake mix and chips!