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Jiffy Mix

Once in a while, I get in a baking mood, and I have to make something. Last week, while I was off, I decided on making some muffins for breakfast. I always keep on hand, a couple different varieties of Jiffy Mix. Not only do they make yummy mixes which are 58 cents a box (crazy!), it’s a Michigan based company. I remember touring the production plant when I was in the fourth grade, donned with a paper “chef’s hat”, shoe protectors (like doctors wear in the OR) and a hair net!

I decided on baking Raspberry muffins, mmm…
muffin

Muffins are fairly easy to make in general, but the mix is fool proof!
Even if you lack skill in the baking department, these are easy to make. I couldn’t wait until they cooled down to eat them.
muffinsdone

Also, with every box of Jiffy Mix, they include another recipe on the box for another use for the mix. The muffin mix had a recipe for Raspberry Bars, which I made for an Easter brunch with my family, and they were AWESOME! Here is the recipe:

1 package Jiffy Raspberry Muffin Mix
5 Tbsp. margarine or butter, softened
1/4 cup of quick oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup of raspberry jam or preserves (filling)
Makes 12-16 bars

Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8 inch square pan. Combine first four ingredients. Mix with a fork until crumbly. Reserve and set aside 1/4 cup of crumb mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture on bottom of pan. Spread 1/2 cup of filling on top of crumb mixture to 1/2 inch from the edge of the pan. Bake 24-28 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool and cut.

I used almost an entire pint sized jar of my mom’s homemade raspberry jam in mine (more than a 1/2 cup), and baked mine for 22 minutes.

Yum! Hope you give the recipe a try.

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Chocolate Pretzel Buttons

Valentines Day is only a few days away…do you have a special treat for your sweetie yet?Here is an easy treat anyone will love to make or receive!

Here’s what you will need:
-Cookie sheet
-Parchment paper
-Oven (200 degrees)
-Round Pretzels
-Hershey’s Kisses (any flavor)
-M & M’s 

supplies

Step 1: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Line up the round pretzels in rows on the cookie sheet, try and fit as many as you can, but make sure the pretzels are all on the parchment and no pan is “peeking through”.

pretzels

Step 2: Unwrap the kisses. I used regular milk chocolate, hugs, and dark chocolate raspberry for mine. Place a kiss on top of each pretzel.

kiss

Step 3: Place the cookie sheet in a 200 degree oven for about 5 to 10 minutes. Once the chocolate has melted, you can take them out.

Step 4: Take an M&M and press lightly in the center of the kiss on each pretzel. This allows the chocolate to completely fill out the pretzel. The M&M’s purpose is to ensure the chocolate stays attached to the pretzel once they have cooled.

mmm

Step 5: Let cool completely before removing from the parchment. Enjoy!

done

Happy Valentines Day everyone! 

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