Today I’m posting now because I skipped the gym (gasp!). I knew it was going to happen because I felt like a bag of bones yesterday after a 5-mile run on Monday night and getting up Tuesday morning at 5:30 for cardio and strength training at my gym (I also managed to pack in two days of lunchtime walking).
To be honest, a good hour-long yoga session sounds like heaven right about now. On Wednesdays, my gym offers a 7 pm class. I’ve never gone at this time before (probably because it’s weird and I don’t know when to eat dinner). Maybe I should break it up and have a snack before and after? Advice!?
Memorial Day Dessert
This weekend we are heading to Brittney’s house to grill out for Memorial Day. Brenton and I are bringing a dessert, side and, of course, some booze. Since I’ve been thinking a ton about recipes, I thought I would share one that would be perfect for a picnic or party. It’s easy-peasy and includes all of my favorite things – like peanut butter, marshmallows, chocolate and rice krispies.
I found the recipe on Avery’s blog and adapted it based on what I had in my own pantry. love those decadent bar recipes I always see from other bloggers, but I hardly ever take the time to make them (I usually just admire the photos!)
My secret ingredient:
Step 2: Add marshmallows
Peanut Butter Chocolate S’mores Rice Krispie Treats
Adapted from Avery Cooks
Makes 16 bars
5 graham cracker sheets
2 cups marshmallows (I cut the big ones in half)
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1 3/4 chocolate bunnies, chopped (or 1 cup chocolate chips)
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 7×11-inch pan with tin foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Lay graham crackers down to fit (you’ll have to break one to get in all the crevices). Sprinkle with marshmallows and bake for 6 to 7 minutes, or until marshmallows start to lightly brown.
Sprinkle with white chocolate chips and bake for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from oven.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate bunny. Microwave for a minute, stirring halfway through. Once melted, stir in the Rice Krispies. Layer PB/chocolate mixture evenly in the pan. Place in the fridge for about an hour, or in the freezer for 20 minutes. Once cold, serve.
Question: What are your go-to party desserts or side dishes? I’d love some links for ideas!