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Milano Cookie cake ~ copycat recipe
If you are looking for gluten free recipes, or gluten free snack ideas for your kids lunches. You night want to give this recipe a try. You can add or delete things from this recipe to fit your families needs or likes.
What you will need for this recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease an 8″x8″ pan and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix well.
In a large mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients together, making sure to incorporate well. With a a slotted spoon, slowly mix egg mixture into dry ingredients. Make sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
Pour granola mixture into greased 8″x8″ pan. Using the back of the spoon, firmly press into pan. Mixture will be on the sticky side.
Place pan into preheated oven and cook for 20 minutes, until edges begin to brown.
When done, let cool for about 6-7 minutes, then cut with a sharp knife. Let cool for another 10-15 minutes.
While bars are cooling, melt chocolate chips in a microwave save bowl or cup using 30 second intervals, stirring inbetween.
Using a spoon, scoop out some melted chocolate and drizzle across bars until gone. Let bars and chocolate cool completely. I like to place mine in the refrigerator for about an hour.
Remove from pan and enjoy!
Chocolate Caramel Dessert: by Tiffany
Homemade caramel is the best! It’s very very simple and really doesn’t take that long to make. You will reap the taste rewards for sure by making it yourself. That being said, this recipe calls for homemade caramel. I promise, it’s not hard to make and takes only about ten minutes from start to finish. You’ll be so happy you made it yourself. Let me ask you…. Do you have a chocolate cake mix, nuts and chocolate chips in your pantry? Butter and milk in the fridge? Oh and light corn syrup in the cupboard? I bet you do, because you’re rockin’ couponers. :) With just a little bit of work you’ll have an ooey gooey dessert that screams chocolate fix. A little goes a long way with this decadent dessert. Make sure to serve it hot with vanilla ice cream on top, just sayin’. The warm chocolate and gooey caramel combination, topped with vanilla ice cream that is slightly starting to melt into the crevasse of this cake, is a little piece of tasty heaven here on earth. You’ll be emailing wanting to send me flowers. I can’t take all the credit though. I found this recipe and adapted it from one of my older books. But you can still send flowers.
PS… I’d rather have chocolate instead of the flowers. hehehehe
For The Caramel
For The Cake
Notes: This is just as good served at room temp., It tastes like a chewy caramel brownie. But for me, there’s something about an ooey gooey chocolate caramel dessert topped with vanilla ice cream. Also you will have approx. 1 1/2 cups of homemade caramel left over. Suggestions for use – Wrap individual caramels in waxed paper sheets for a later treat in kids’ lunches or serve the adults the Ooey Gooey Chocolate Caramel Dessert and cut up some apples for the kids to dip in the remainder caramel.
Additional Notes: This can be made the day before. Make as directed. Let cool in baking dish on a wire rack. Once cooled completely, cover with foil. Leave dessert at room temp. When ready to serve, preheat oven to 200 degrees F. remove foil and warm dessert in the oven for approx. 8-10 minutes or until chocolate and caramel start to get gooey. Remove and serve.
Or to reheat single pieces, you can reheat individual pieces in the microwave. Start at 10 second intervals.
Original recipe for Caramel Bars from Blue Ribbon Recipes pg. 323
Adapted recipe/photos by: Tiffany
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My kids just started school. We are back to busy mornings and trying to get 4 kids ready and out the door with a healthy breakfast in their stomach. This oatmeal is a great “make ahead” meal idea. You can mix it up to suit your families needs by adding different ingredients or flavor combos.
Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal Directions
1. Add the oatmeal, Greek yogurt, honey and milk to the 8 oz. jelly jar. Put the lid on and shake well to mix all the ingredients. When you’re done shaking, remove the lid and add the fresh blueberries. Replace the lid and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy in the morning. You eat it chilled. If your in a rush just grab a jar out of the refrigerator and eat it as an on the go breakfast.
1 8oz. jelly jar = 1 serving.