Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Flourless Fudge Cups

Not the prettiest picture, but nevertheless, they fulfill that 9pm chocolate craving!  These are quick and easy and anyone can make them - no flour required!  My husband and I can eat forever, so this recipe is perfect for us because it doesn't make a lot - perfect for the 2 of us.  I do have 5 kids but it seems like it is always at night when they are in bed that I whip these up.  For normal people, it would serve 4-6.
Flourless Fudge Cups
3 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 T. oil
1/3 c. cocoa
4 egg whites
½ c. brown sugar

Microwave chocolate and oil 1-2 min. or until completely melted.  Stir in cocoa, let stand 5 min. 
Beat egg whites and sugar on high for 3 min. or until tripled in size.  Reduce to medium and blend in chocolate mixture.  Spoon batter into 6-8  greased muffin cups.  They don't rise a lot so you can fill them pretty full.  Bake 18 min. at 350, or until puffed and center is set.  Let stand in pan 5 min.  Serve warm.  Great with a scoop of cream, cool whip, or ice cream on top.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Oh Henry's - Healthy Make-Over

I'm sure most of you have had these delicious morsels of heaven, if you haven't you have been deprived! This is hands down my family's favorite treat and it truly satisfies my chocolate/peanut butter addiction.  These are easy to make gluten free and we are blessed to have wonderful friends who go out of their way to make these at events they know we are attending.  I will give you the version that I make, it is healthier, and then I will give you the original recipe and you can do what works for you!
Oh Henry Bars

In sauce pan, mix:  1/3 c. sugar
                             2/3 c. agave
When sugar is dissolved and it reaches a boil, remove from heat and
stir in:  2/3 c. peanut butter

Add:      6-7 c. GF rice krispies, (We love the Erewhon Brand-Crispy Brown Rice). 
Spread into greased 9 x 13. Pat gently but don't firmly press them in.

Meanwhile, combine:  1 c. chocolate chips
                                 1 c. butterscotch chips(Guittard & Hershey are GF, make sure to check the package)
Microwave until melted- 1 minute increments, stirring in between.

Spread melted chocolate over the mixture.  Let chocolate set up and enjoy!  If you can't wait the fridge will help speed up the process!

For those of you who can't do dairy or soy, just melt 2 c. chocolate chips and don't use the butterscotch chips.
*Regular recipe:  use 1 c. sugar, 1 c. corn syrup, 1 c. peanut butter - everything else stays the same

This is linked back to Linda's Gluten free Wednesdays - check it out for lots of great recipes.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dill Dip

I am the worst at eating raw vegetables.  So in an attempt to do better, I made this great dip from my friend Lexi.  It is simple, fast, easy to make low fat, and tastes great.  It also tastes great with chips.  I have used low fat everything, but feel free to do full fat or fat free.  This definitely makes the vegies go down!
Dill Dip
1 c. sour cream
2/3 c. mayonnaise
1 t. seasoning salt
1 t. dried dill weed, or 1 T. fresh
2 t. dried parsley, or 2 T. fresh
Mix and keep refrigerated.