Try It Tuesday

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You would assume that, seeing as how this is the first Try It Tuesday of the year that you are about to read an uber-healthy post about something delicious and nutritious, sure to help you stay on track with your resolutions, right?

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HA! NOT TODAY!

Today I’m going to share one of my favorite sweet treats (that I actually learned from my sister) and I took to my family’s New Year’s Eve get together! Its called Tiger Butter and its amazing!

Here’s what you need:

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  • 1 bag vanilla chips (11 oz)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

First, line a 9×13 glass pan with parchment paper or foil. I had to use tape to get the parchment paper to stay in place (which was super annoying) but I thought it would work better than foil.
Pour the semi-sweet chocolate chips into a small, glass bowl. Microwave for about a minute and stir gently until smooth. You may need to add a few extra seconds if it didn’t melt all the way. Then, set it aside.

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Next, pour the vanilla chips into a medium-sized glass bowl. Microwave for about a minute and a half. Stir gently until smooth. Add the peanut butter and stir until the mixtures is well combined and there are no lumps.

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Pour the vanilla-peanut butter mixture into the lined pan. It probably won’t reach the edges of the pan–don’t panic! Its totally fine. Once the mixture has settled, pour in the melted semi-sweet chocolate in lines.

After that, take a knife and run it the opposite direction of the chocolate lines you created to achieve a swirl pattern. Swipe your knife through the mixture however many times you want until you achieve the look you prefer!

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Let it cool either on the countertop or in the fridge. When its cooled and firm, cut it into small squares and store in an airtight containerIMG_7415

 

You guys, I could LEGIT eat this whole recipe if I did not exercise EXTREME self-control. Like, for reals. Its just sooooo good! Definitely “Cheat Day”-worthy!

Have you ever tried this before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

 

 

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Every once in a while, a product will catch my eye and I’ll just have to buy it and try it! And today’s Try It Tuesday is a “twofer” of two new products!

The first one is Campbell’s Oven Sauces®! I’ve been wanting to try their crockpot and skillet sauces, but none of them really looked that appetizing to me. Until I saw the sauces made for the oven. More specifically, the roast chicken sauce.

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This was super easy! All I had to do was thaw chicken and cut some potatoes and carrots. The sauce did the rest! I put the chicken and veggies in the casserole dish, poured the sauce on top and 45 minutes later we had dinner:

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This was REALLY good! They have other flavors too! We tried the creamy garlic and I think I liked it better than the roast. I HIGHLY recommend this!

 

Next up,  is Nestle’s Delightfulls® Filled Morsels. Nestle has four flavors of milk chocolate morsels: cherry-filled, mint-filled, peanut butter-filled, and caramel-filled. When I saw that bag on the baking aisle, I snatched them up! I was so excited!

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We made chocolate chip cookies with these! And, sadly, we ate all of the cookies before I could snap a picture of them–ha! But trust me when I say they are DELISH! I think I’m going to make a trail mix with a tablespoon of these!

 

Have you tried these products? Do you like them? Are there any new products out there you’ve tried? What do you think of them?

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Hello fellow Tryers!

Today’s post is, thank goodness, edible! *Mini wave*

Lately I’ve been craving cookies: Oreos, chocolate chip, Snickerdoodle; you name it, this preggo wants it. So when I saw this on Pinterest, I squealed with glee:

A little difficult to dunk in milk, but still looks yummy!

A little difficult to dunk in milk, but still looks yummy!

 

I gathered my ingredients (which, thankfully, I had on hand! High five for a well-stocked pantry!)

Looks more intimidating than it is.

Looks more intimidating than it is.

I followed the instructions and mixed up the batter in a small, single-serve casserole dish (I forgot to take a pic! Oops!).

Then I popped it in a microwave for about 55 seconds. Let me tell ya, it was hard to not just eat the batter. But, preggos can’t eat anything made with raw eggs because it could contain listeria. Did you know that? Me either!

less than a minute later I had this:

Nom, nom, nom.

Nom, nom, nom.

It was pretty good. It satisfied my “sweet tooth” craving, but, to be honest; if I could choose between this and some chocolate chip cookies….I’m taking the cookies. it was a little crumbly and I wasn’t really expecting that. It was still a pretty good dessert though!