Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Recipe Junction

Recipe Junction: swapping recipes for weekly highlighted stockpilable items.

CEREAL. Its not just for breakfast!!!

I'm sure that many of you savvy consumer have alternative uses for cereal other than simply dousing it with milk!

Yep, Rice Krispy Treats are classic (although I sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top- and I've even been asked for my recipe!!!).
So what else do YOU do with cereal? Trail mixes? Crumbled toppings?

As a side note, I was significantly impressed by the awesome recipes shared on Sunday... my friends, YOU rock!



I dont have the recipe but I love puppy chow! I believe its just chex cereal, melted chocolate and powdered sugar.


And of course Corn Flakes make a great fried chicken breading.

Laura Webber

Great ideas!!! Thanks!


Raisin Bran Muffins are my favorite. Hmmm... I need a Raisin Bran sale now. This is a BIG recipe!

5c. flour
3c. sugar
5 t baking soda
1 1/2 t salt
7 1/2 c Raisin Bran (slightly crushed)
1 qt (4c) buttermilk
1c vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten

Mix first 4 ingredients. Stir in Raisin Bran. Add remaining ingredients and mix just until moistened and do not stir again.

Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.

** Batter can be stored in a non-metal, covered container in the fridge for up to 6 weeks.

** These freeze well, too! Great to pull out for a breakfast on the move!


Special K Candy

(This is adapted from an internet version... I haven't copied my mom's yet, but this is a big family favorite!)

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup white sugar
1 small jar (18 oz) smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups Special K cereal
1 (12-14 oz) package semi sweet chocolate chips
2 small (8-10 oz) packages butterscotch chips

In a large saucepan, over medium/high heat, bring to a bubbling boil but don't overcook corn syrup and sugar. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Stir in cereal. Pour into a 13x9 inch pan and pat enough to even out the cereal mixture. In microwave, melt chocolate and butterscotch chips. Stir them until they are well mixed and spread this over your cereal mixture, cool, and cut into bars.

(The original recipe says to cut them before they cool... I find that if I can cut a piece out, remove them from the pan and cut them on a cutting board, it is much easier.)