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Seasonal Eats: Spring Krispies Treats

SpringKrispies

Bring spring into your dessert menu all season long with this Spring Krispies Treats recipe. Using only three simple ingredients, this fun, easy-to-make dessert is a colorful twist on classic Rice Krispies Treats. However, because this adaptation uses Peeps instead of regular marshmallows, the finished product is noticeably sweeter (and more colorful).

Use these fabulous Spring Krispies Treats to catch the eyes of your diners on the dessert menu. Wrap the treats individually and tie with festive ribbons for added presentation value. Plus, keeping these spring treats by the front register can help increase your impulse buys all season long.

Follow the simple directions below to add Spring Krispies Treats to your dessert menu today:

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 35 Peeps
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Directions

  1. In large pot, melt butter over low heat. Add Peeps and stir until completely melted. If using different colors, melt in separate color sections within the pot and avoid mixing the colors together.
  2. Once the butter is melted, remove pot from heat.
  3. Add Rice Krispies cereal to the marshmallow mixture.
  4. Stir until well coated, mixing different colors if applicable.
  5. Coat a 13 x 9 x 1-1/2-inch pan with cooking spray and evenly press the marshmallow mixture into the pan.
  6. Cool completely before cutting into desired shapes. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe: Orange-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Muffins

Muffins are a beloved breakfast staple across the country. But did you know these tasty treats have the power to grow a bigger bottom line for your business?

In the past few years, guests have been willing to spend more to experience upscale menu items, featuring premium ingredients. Since muffins are made with simple core base ingredients, these classic treats are prime targets for menu experimentation. Bakers can easily add in premium ingredients, like dark chocolate, lavender, currants, nut butter, and more.

Whether served for breakfast or dessert, muffins allow your establishment to bake up a bigger personality. Try featuring this easy orange-chocolate chip muffin recipe on your menu today.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line twelve 2 ½-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in chocolate pieces. Make a well in the center of flour mixture then set aside. In a medium bowl combine eggs, sugar, milk, orange peel, orange juice, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened and batter appears lumpy. Spoon ¼ cup of the batter into each prepared muffin cup. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm.

Find Your Passion for Peanut Butter

PeanutButter

With the New Year in full swing, health-conscious diners are looking for the latest fit menu options to help maintain their healthy lifestyles. Made from locally-sourced peanuts and non-GMO verified ingredients, the specialty and gourmet peanut butter blends from Peanut Butter & Co. make it easy to expand your healthy menu options and satisfy your diners. Plus, save 15% on all Peanut Butter & Co. products before this special offer ends on 2/1/18.

Treat your guests to gourmet nut butters and healthy menu options, including:

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Ice Pops – 309 Calories Per Serving

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
  • 1 cup almond milk

Instructions:

  1. Combine bananas, brown sugar, peanut butter and milk in a blender and blend until smooth, approximately 1 minute.
  2. Pour smoothie mixture into 4, ½ cup-capacity pop molds.
  3. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours. Store for up to 2 weeks in freezer.