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Tuesday Treats December 11, 2012

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So I didn’t mention this yet, but today was my TREAT DAY!

The timing couldn’t get any better with this weekend’s Bake-a-Thon.  I had plenty of cookies, but wanted a few other snacks to round out my spread.


I stared with a few old favorites…




Garlic Hummus




Roasted Red Pepper Hummus




Spinach Dip


And tried a new White Bean Dip



This recipe didn’t turn out as good as I had expected.  It was a little watery.  So I added in a few pinto beans, some garlic, and dill.  I’m not so sure about it, but we shall see. 




Upon further inspection, it seems that I thought the recipe called for 2 cups not 2 cans of white beans. Oops!  The recipe looks promising, so I am sharing it as written (although these pictures don’t do it any justice).  I will definitely give it another try, and see what my coworkers think of my mish mash version.



White Bean Dip

From EveryDay Food April 2010



    2 cans (15.5 ounces each) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

    1 to 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

    1/4 cup water

    2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary

    Coarse salt and ground pepper



      In a food processor, combine 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) rinsed and drained, 3 tablespoons 1 to 2 tablespoons and cup water. Process until smooth, adding more water if necessary. Add 2 teaspoons finely chopped and pulse until combined. Season with and Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with a little oil.


      But Wait…There’s More!

      The BOY and I loved this Pumpkin Dip when I made it this fall, so I was excited to make it again.  Except this time, I spiced it up with the seasonal pumpkin pudding…sooo good!




      I served it with graham and animal crackers.  Here is the recipe




      Along with this unbelievably sweet and rich Peanut Butter Cookie Dip.  I have been wanting to make Sugar Cookie Dip from Little Bitty BakesBut, the store was sold out of sugar cookie mix…twice!




      So I decided to go with peanut butter instead!




      All I can say is…good decision!  This recipe takes just a few minutes, and only includes three four ingredients.




      I added in some chocolate chips!





      Peanut Butter Cookie Dip

      Adapted from Little Bitty Bakes



      3 cups (1 package) peanut butter cookie mix

      2 cups plain Greek yogurt

      1 cup Cool Whip

      1 cup chocolate chips



      In a large mixing bowl, stir the cookie mix, yogurt, and Cool Whip with a wire whisk until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.

      Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving.


      Warning: Add this to your addictingly good list!


      Yes….There’s More


      For a healthier option, I made a batch of my favorite Date and Fig Bars with extra coconut.




      They make the perfect 4:00pm afternoon snack, which I look forward to each day.




      The full recipe is HERE, but you can add up to a cup of coconut.





      And, Just When You Think You Can’t Eat Any More…






      You’ll just have to be patient for the rest of these recipes!

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      12 Responses to “Tuesday Treats”

      1. You sure have been a busy bee in the kitchen! Everything looks and sounds delicious. I think the PB cookie dip is really calling my name!

        • I wish I could share it with you. It is awesome and I have some left that I probably should not eat before going to bed. I have been only in the kitchen for a few straight days and I am exhausted. ha ha!

      2. ChgoJohn Says:

        Treat day is right! That’s some assortment of goodies that you threw together. I could devour each one of ‘em!

      3. Peanut Butter Cookie Dip–good one! I can’t wait to see the recipes for the last two pictures . . . I’m so curious about the 2nd to last one especially!

      4. Megan Says:

        You are nuts!! SO MUCH FOOD. I swear you amaze me with staying so itty bitty with all this yummy food around!

        • You are sp sweet! I am not so itty bitty but working on it. Luckily, all the dips are so easy to make which is why they are great for entertaining : ) There weren’t a lot of leftovers and I have my cookies packed away in tins for my friends and family in the freezer. Out of sight…

      5. I love treat day :) I could use a cookie right now :)

      6. [...] right now, I would be in a total Sugar Coma!  As it stands, I have baked tons of cookies and made a bunch of dips, and we are fully stocked up with the good [...]

      7. erin Says:

        So many delicious cookies! You’re inspiring me to want to start baking again :) And, I really need to make those date + fig bars!

        • The date fig bars are seriously the BEST! I had one today after my run : ) Baking is really fun and relaxing. I love trying new recipes. The hardest part is forgetting that they are stacked in my freezer so I don’t eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner…ha ha!

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