Chocolate covered peanut butter balls are an easy delicious addition to any holiday dessert platter. These buckeye balls are full of deliciously creamy peanut butter and chocolate. This no bake dessert recipe will be a hit with anyone who loves peanut butter and chocolate!
If there’s one thing Elvis was known for as much as his music, it’s his love of the peanut butter banana sandwich. Love it or hate it, this Slow Cooker Elvis Pudding Cake takes his idea and turns it into a sweet treat that’s easy enough for anyone to make & enjoy. It doesn’t hurt that we’ve added a chocolate drizzle and topped it with a crisp scoop of vanilla ice cream.
New starts are always a time to celebrate. Send your student back to school with a fun, festive packed lunch with these quick & easy Fairy Sandwiches.
A quick and easy dessert, these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars showcase a classic combo in a fun new way.
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If you thought ice cream was a beautiful sight to behold scooped into a bowl, or even a cone– prepare to be amazed. This PB Ice Cream Waffle Taco is as easy on the eyes as your tastebuds, and every bite is like a little bit of magic in an otherwise ordinary day.
Is it breakfast? Dessert? A snack? This quick and easy Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Bread is all of the above, and it’s amazing. Featuring a classic flavor combination, it’s an epic treat for you and your kids. Banana bread will never be boring again.
Are you in need of a decadent dessert? These Butterfinger Trifles are just the ticket. Layers of rich chocolate ganache are paired with layers of fluffy peanut butter mousse. Topped with a sprinkle of crushed candies- it’s a delicious dessert fit for any crowd.
While I could go on and on about these perfect little pastries, I’ll get straight to the point for you guys. Today the sons and I are bringing you peanut butter, cinnamon, and sugar wrapped up in crescent rolls for an easy breakfast, snack, or even dessert. Be sure to sit down with a glass of milk, then pile up a gorgeous Snickerdoodle mountain of them. Eat your way to the top one crescent at a time!
Snickerdoodle Crescent Rolls
1 tube Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
4 teaspoons peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and sugar.
3. Unroll the crescent dough and carefully seperate into individual triangles along the perforated lines. Spread 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter onto the top side of the crescents, starting at the wide end and leaving a little space along the edges. Sprinkle each with a pinch of cinnamon sugar. Roll into crescents.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, until golden brown. While still hot carefully roll them in the cinnamon and sugar. Roll again after they’ve cooled.
5. These can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Can also be frozen for up to one month. Then you’ve got a quick, on-the-go breakfast or snack for busy days!
Gah, kids grow so fast! I look at the sons at least ten different times on any given day and find myself taken aback. They look so… grown. When did that happen? Wasn’t it just yesterday even son # 1 still need his tears wiped away and boo boos kissed by Mom? I’m always surprised by how fast they grow. I’m thinking that won’t ever change, no matter how old they get or how much they eventually tower over their Dad & I. That being said, feeding said growing boys has proved quite the challenge over the past few years. When they enter the ‘hungry phase’ (although it’s really not a stage since the hubs hasn’t left it behind yet) it strike immediately. One day they will have been eating a nice normal portion of food, and the next, next, next, and so on after that…they’ve become walking, talking garbage disposals eating us out of house and home and peppering the rest of my days with hungry pleas for more. The only feasible solution that we’ve found is protein. Protein, protein, protein. The fuel my 5 hungry guys need to stay full and, incidentally, focused. I’ve gotten pretty creative at finding affordable ways to incorporate more of it into their meals snacks, and even desserts, to help keep their bellies and my bank account as full as possible.
Knowing the struggle, as I’m sure every other parent has juggled before, I knew this little ditty was going to be taking a test run. Packed with a whopping 28 grams of protein (yes, you read that right) I was fairly confident they’d guzzle it down without a second thought since all that protein was hidden under layers of chocolate and peanut butter. Two things the sons never turn down. And why would they when they combine so beautifully here. An easy, healthy peanut butter chocolate smoothie tasting just like a peanut butter cup. What’s a Mom, or anyone really, not to love about that?!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
1 large banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
3 Tablespoons sweetened cocoa powder
6 oz Chobani 0% Greek Yogurt (or 2%, flavored or unflavored)
3/4 cup skim milk (or your favorite kind of nondairy or dairy milk)
1-2 tbsp honey, maple syrup, or agave
1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
1. Put all of the ingredients into the blender, in the order listed, and blend on high until thick and smooth. I would start with only 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, blend, and then add 1 more for a stronger chocolate taste.
2. You may need to stop and stir/scrape down the sides of the blender a few times. Drizzle glass with 1 tsp of chocolate syrup (optional), hold the glass up and let it swirl around inside for a bit, pour your shake in, and enjoy!
3. If you prefer a less sweet smoothie, you may leave out the honey. Add more peanut butter for a stronger peanut butter taste. Add more milk to make the smoothie thinner, if desired. Add 1 cup of your favorite greens for added nutrition.
A quick & easy pasta dinner, don’t shy away at this seemingly odd combination of pasta & peanut butter. These loosely Asian Peanut Butter ‘Lo Mein’ Noodles are a fun food you can serve for lunch or supper, that’ll have the approval of both the kids and the adults.