No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Square recipe is from Kraft Canada. I had everything I needed in my pantry so that made this very  easy. It  only took a few minutes to put together. The chilling time was the longest part of this recipe.

I printed out this recipe in 2008 & on the paper I have written in a bright colours sharpie {this is the peanut butter squares everyone likes!) I like to make it for company on any dessert platter & also just to have for a snack! 

The ingredients are easy…nothing special, but when combines!! They are delish! Butter, graham wafer crumbs, icing sugar & peanut butter…then chocolate chips! So good 

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Square takes minutes to make & has to chill a bit to firm up 

Here is the recipe  from Kraft Canada. note: I used chocolate chips instead of baking chocolate that was in the original recipe 

Ingredients 

1/2 cup butter

2 cups icing sugar 

1 1/2 cups graham wafer squares

1 cup peanut butter 

12 oz chocolate chips 

Method

Line a 13 x 9 baking dish with parchment paper with some overhang so you can pull the squares up out of the dish to cut

  1. Melt the butter, then add the icing sugar..sift it into the bowl to get rid of any lumps
  2. Add the graham wafer squares & peanut butter. Mix well until completely combined 
  3. Pat this evenly into the prepared 9 x 13 dish
  4. Melt the chocolate & let it cool briefly then spread it over the base
  5. Let this cool & then cut partially into squares.. the recipe recommends cutting this into 40 squares but of course you can cut the squares any size you want
  6. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour
  7. Lift the squares out of the pan & cut all the way through

Enjoy!!

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Tik Tok Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Cream

I really enjoy looking at food Tik Tok. Some of the things on there I would never make & some I love to try. This Tik Tok “recipe’ is one I thought we all might like! The ingredients are … store-bought cinnamon bun dough in a tube, 1 cup of heavy cream & then you need butter, brown sugar & cinnamon!

There were so many variations of this but I settled on one by the creator @kristie8153. She had amounts posted on her post so I thought that would be a good one to follow. I used less buns then she did, I wanted to try it before really committing & buying 2 tins of cinnamon rolls! As a result of using half the buns, I used half of the ingredients except the cream.

So simple & they turned out delicious! The Tik Tok Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns are very soft & tender! They soak cup the cream! I would make these again, though for the 5 buns I would use less cream, 1/2 cup would be perfect. I had to put them back in the oven for another 20 minutes so the cream dried up and also the buns were browner which I like.

*** These are very sweet! just warning you !!

Here is how to make them

you need

1 – 2 tins of Pillsbury Grande Cinnamon Rolls ( one tin has 5 buns. so depending on how many you want to make )

1/2 to 1 cup heavy cream *** I used 1 cup of cream for 4 buns & it was too wet after 30 minutes covered so I put them back in the oven to cover for another 15 minutes

1/4 or 1/2 cup melted butter

1/3 cup or 2/3 brown sugar

1 tbsp or 2 tbsp cinnamon

Method

Preheat your oven to 350f

  1. Separate the buns in the tub & put them into a large enough baking dish so there is room around them to expand during baking
  2. Pour the cream around the buns
  3. Mix the melted butter, brown sugar & cinnamon together & put on top of the buns
  4. Cover the pan with foil
  5. Bake for 35-30 minutes then uncover the buns & continue cooking until they are as brown as you like them!!
  6. When cooked let cool a but then spread the icing that came in the tub all over the baked cinnamon buns & that is it!!!

Enjoy!

Too much cream here… I used 1 cup… use 1/2 cup for 1 tube of cinnamon buns

Sweet & Sticky Chicken

Another random chicken recipe I have found in my mom’s old recipe box.. titled Chicken, excellent & sticky! Funny! So I decided to call it Sweet & Sticky Chicken

Truth is that sometimes simple recipes are just delicious! Quick to prepare, just mix up some bought ingredients & bake! That is exactly what this Sweet & Sticky Chicken is !

The original recipe calls for Peach jam, I could only find Apricot jam so I am putting both options in the recipe.

I served this chicken with crispy roast potatoes but rice would be an excellent choice too … the pan juices would be excellent on rice!

Also, I used legs & thighs but use any type of chicken you prefer & cook accordingly. The amount of sauce in this recipe is for 8 pieces of chicken.

Here is the recipe

1 cup peach or apricot jam

1/2 cup BBQ sauce

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 Tbsp soya sauce

8 pieces of chicken

Method

  1. In a saucepan mix the jam, BBQ sauce, chopped onion & soya sauce together. Heat on medium low heat until blended.
  2. Place your chicken pieces in a single layer in a 9 x 13 baking dish. You want the chicken pieces to be fairly close together
  3. Pour the prepared sauce evenly all over the chicken pieces
  4. Bake uncovered in a 325f oven. Baste after the first hour. Bake until the chicken is cooked through completely. I like to bake my chicken until the sauce has thickened & the chicken is crispy & browned, ( you will see in the picture.) It took about 1 1/2 hours but the time will depend on what chicken pieces you use!

Enjoy!

Greek Pasta Salad

I love pasta salad, but the problem is sometimes I find that the pasta is quite tasteless & worse for me is if it is undercooked…or overcooked I suppose!  I realize I don’t love the vegetables in there either…I am not being critical of other peoples pasta salads…I just wanted to make mine a bit different & see how it turned out.

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