Last night I tried two new recipes, so of course I'll share them with you. Both so very easy!
#1 – CARAMEL APPLE BARS
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup caramel-flavored ice cream topping
3 tbsp. packed brown sugar
3 cups apple – cinnamon flavored round toasted oat cereal (Cheerios)
1 cup coarsely chopped dried apples
1/2 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
1. Line 8x8x2 baking pan with foil, extending foil up over edges of pan. Butter the foil. In a large saucepan combine 3/4 cup of the PB, 1/2 cup of the ice cream topping, and the brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat just until mixture starts to bubble. Remove from heat. Add cereal and apples; stir gently to coat. Transfer to prepared pan; press firmly into pan.
2. In a small bowl stir together remaining 1/4 cup PB and 1/4 cup ice cream topping. Spread evenly over bars and sprinkle with peanuts, pressing lightly. Let bars stand for 1 hour to set. Use foil to life from pan. Cut into bars.
Makes 16 bars
*** my apples were not exactly what they were asking for and that could make mine not as good.
*** I used a larger pan, so mine will end up being thinner.
TORTELLINI SPINACH SOUP
Heat 6-8 cups of a tomato-based vegetable soup in a large saucepan. Add about 2 cups spinach and cheese tortellini and 4 cups chopped baby spinach. Top with parmesan.
*** I used Cambell's veggie soup (4 cans – 2 cups each) & a whole case of tortellini