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Taste Test Tuesday ‘Snack Time’

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Come on in the kitchen and grab a seat at the counter. Today we’re going to talk about snacks for kids. As you know the kids have started to go back to school and they will need some great snacks for their lunchboxes and even after school. Check out a few of the snacks we have found for the kids in your life.

Mott’s Snack & Go Applesauce Pouch

Natural Applesauce Pouch
Photo Credit: Mott’s

We’re all so used to the applesauce coming in the small plastic containers with the foil tops. Those are still around and Mott’s has added a new way for us to enjoy our applesauce. They now come in pouches. Same great applesauce flavor, with no sugar added. Makes for a convenient snack on the go. The applesauce also comes in strawberry as well.

Quaker Chewy Smashbars


Photo Credit: Quaker

It’s a granola bar with some added goodness in it. A combination of pretzels, cereal, chocolate, cranberries and graham crackers. A sweet and salty snack for you and your kids to snack on at anytime. The kids really enjoyed these, we think it was the chocolate lol.

Teddy Grahams Soft Paws


Photo Credit: Kraft Foods

Most kids love Teddy Grahams, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Honey and Chocolate Chip. Well Teddy Grahams are now bigger and softer with Soft Paws. Moist, soft and full of flavor. They come in Oatmeal Raisin and Apple Cinnamon. Grab a pouch and put it in their lunch box.

Thank you so much for stopping by the kitchen today. Be sure to grab one of these snacks for yourself. As always we love to hear your feedback.

Until Next Time….


Day 19: ‘Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

It’s Christmas time and you have to use the cranberries, they just make everything better. Here is another recipe with them. Who doesn’t love oatmeal cookies? I just added walnut and cranberries.

 Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies


INGREDIENTS:

No-Stick Cooking Spray
3/4 cup Butter Shortening (Crisco Sticks work too)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped walnuts

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. HEAT oven to 350ºF. Coat baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray.

  2. BEAT shortening, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Beat into shortening mixture until smooth. Stir in oats, dried cranberries and walnuts. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheets.

  3. BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.

Day 11: ‘Cranberry Orange Cookies’

It’s the holidays so you have to add cranberries in the cookies. Cranberries just seem to make things more festive, then add in the citrus of the oranges and you have a wonderful tart cookie.

Cranberry Orange Cookies 
Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
 Glaze
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended. Mix in 1 teaspoon orange zest and 2 tablespoons orange juice. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the orange mixture. Mix in cranberries and if using, walnuts, until evenly distributed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced at least 2 inches apart.
  1. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
  1. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 3 tablespoons orange juice and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread over the tops of cooled cookies. Let stand until set.

Happy Baking!