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Posted by on Jun. 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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 It's getting warm outside.  Many of us are ending our school year for the summer fun.  But we can keep our kids learning in the kitchen with some great recipes that won't overheat your house!

S'more Truffles:

To make the truffles, you’ll need 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips, 2/3 cup heavy cream, 1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, and about 30 mini marshmallows. Begin by heating the heavy cream in a sauce pan. You want it to be scalded, but not boiling. Right before it starts boiling, remove it from the heat and pour it into a large bowl. To the cream, add in the bittersweet chocolate chips and allow it to sit for a few minutes.

Using a whisk, combine the heavy cream with the chocolate. Whisk until the chocolate and cream are incorporated. At this point, place the mixture in the refrigerator for about an hour and a half to two hours. Eventually it will firm up and have almost like a pudding consistency. Use a melon baller or a cookie dough scoop to form balls with about 1 tablespoon of the mixture. It’ll really help if you have a melon baller or a cookie dough scoop. Press a marshmallow down into the center of the truffle. Use your hands to help cover the marshmallow with chocolate and form it into a round shape. Warning: this is a VERY messy process!

Plop the truffle into the graham cracker crumbs, and use your hands to coat the entire truffle. Press the crumbs gently into the truffle. Once you have made and coated all of the truffles, give the truffles a second coat of graham cracker crumbs. Allow the truffles to firm up in the fridge for another 30 minutes or so before serving.

 get about 30-35 truffles from one batch using 1 tablespoon of the mixture for each truffle

 

 

by on Jun. 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 9:34 AM

 Strawberry-Lemonade Ice Pops

Puree a pint of strawberries, mix with a pint of lemonade (store bought or homemade).  Freeze in popsicle molds or in your ice tray.

bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 9:35 AM

 Apple Smiles

  • 1 medium red apple, cored and sliced
  • 3-4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 32 miniature marshmallows
  • Directions: Remember to Wash Your Hands!

    1. Wash, core, and cut apple in half. Cut each half into 8 slices.
    2. Spread peanut butter on one side of each apple slice.
    3. Place 3 or 4 mini-marshmallows on top of peanut butter on one apple slice. Top with another and press together to make one “smile.”
    4. Continue assembling remaining apple slices
    bluerooffarm
    by Gold Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 9:36 AM

     Pretzel butterflies

    1 celery stick

  • 1 tbs cream cheese
  • 5 pretzels
  • 6 raisins
  •  

    Cut celery stick into 2 x 10cm lengths. Fill each piece with cream cheese. Place 2 pretzels in the cream cheese to make butterfly wings. Place 3 raisins along the length of the celery underneath the wings. Break 2 small pieces off 1 extra pretzel and place above the whole pretzels to make antennae. Serve immediately.

    kmath
    by Silver Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    Too cool, thanks for the ideas.

    lil_mama06
    by Debbie on Jun. 11, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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    Yumm, thank you for the recipes..Sarah and Valerie love to cook.. 

    usmom3
    by BJ on Jun. 11, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    OH we might have to try some of those.

    We have been making homemade milkshakes & smoothies.

    bluerooffarm
    by Gold Member on Jun. 11, 2013 at 1:17 PM

     

    Quoting usmom3:

    OH we might have to try some of those.

    We have been making homemade milkshakes & smoothies.

     Mmmm... my boys love yogurt smoothies.  We made ice cream sandwiches on Sunday.  Chocolate chip cookies and softened vanilla ice cream, then we rolled them in chocolate shots.

    TidewaterClan
    by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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    Thank you! The strawberry lemonade pops sounds awesome for a hot day like this one. :)
    oredeb
    by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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     good post blue!!!

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