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Have a Treat! August 9, 2011

Filed under: Appetizers,Dessert,Fruit — Luv What You Do @ 9:45 pm
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Every Tuesday in my office is Treat Day.  We all take turns throughout the year which means biannually, it is your job to bring snacks for everyone.  We have a table set up in the back (that is usually used for paperwork), but is transformed into a picnic on Tuesdays.  Everyone has a different way of doing things…some people buy their snacks while others (like me) like to make and bake things.  Some days are themed depending on the time of year.  This week for treat day, I made some different dips and summertime sweets.  Check them out…

 

Edamame Hummus

I found this recipe in Shape Magazine back in 2010.  Whenever I make it, someone always asks me for the recipe. It is super easy…the food processor does all the work.  I bought shelled edamame and steamed them briefly before adding them to the chickpeas.  I used the fresh garlic from the CSA.  The cloves are huge and so flavorful.

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I served the hummus and black bean dip with two of my Trader Joe’s favorites!

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Black Bean Dip

I doubled the black beans and added some fresh corn from my CSA to increase the size of this recipe (it was a big hit last time).  I also added some extra lime juice and cumin.

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Fruit Salsa

Adapted From Annie’s Fruit Salsa

This recipe is always a hit!  When I have time, I like to make the cinnamon tortilla chips, but if not, then I buy the Trader Joe’s with Cinnamon and Sugar pita chips.  I use my salsa maker to slice up all of the fruit and then stir it together.  You can add any fresh seasonal fruits (I used blueberries, peaches and plums) but always keep the apple for some crunch.  AND, the recipe is sweet enough…no sugar or fruit preserves needed!

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Cake Batter Blondies

I found this recipe on the Girl Meets Life blog.  I love anything cake batter so I made them right away.  I had a Rainbow Chip cake mix, so I used that and added extra sprinkles and of course white chocolate chips.

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Chocolate Chip Cheese Cake Dip

Adapted From How Sweet It Is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip 

I was looking for a sweet dip to make and found this Cookie Dough Recipe.  I followed the instructions, but my dip tasted just like cream cheese.  I added in some extra chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and Hershey’s chocolate syrup and the result was pure cheesecake perfection!  This dip was a HUGE hit with my coworkers!  I served it with graham cracker sticks.

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Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

From Iowa Girl Eats

I have been looking for a reason to make this recipe.  Although my pictures are not as pretty, the PB cups turned out delish! Next time, I will use more chocolate chips on the bottom and leave them in the oven a few extra minutes to fully melt.

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One Response to “Have a Treat!”

  1. [...] It would be hard to have a holiday without a festive red, white, and blue dessert.  So with a quick bit of time after this morning’s race and before this afternoon’s nap, I whipped up a holiday treat.  I found this holiday cake mix during our recent trip to Woodman’s, and I knew immediately that I would make 4th of July Cake Batter Blondies! [...]


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