Unwrapped: Copycat Recipes

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  • Unwrapped: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (recipe) peanutcup12

    Hi! I hope you all had a great Easter yesterday! We had a glorious celebration at our church and I’m still basking in the afterglow of it -what a joyful day!  Today, I am kicking off a fun new series Unwrapped: Favorite Snack Recipes.  This is for all the junk food lovers out there!  But ...

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  • Unwrapped: Samoa / Caramel Delight Girl Scout Cookies (recipe) samoa81

    I must be living under a rock because somehow I totally missed Girl Scout cookie season this year!!  Faced with the prospect of no thin mints for the next year, I went to the Girl Scout cookie website and my fears were confirmed.  I typed in my area code and was greeted with this message:  ...

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  • Unwrapped: Goldfish crackers (recipe) goldfish9

    I couldn’t do a series on favorite snacks without attempting to make goldfish crackers.  If you work with kids like I have, you know that goldfish can work miracles.  Nothing soothes tear-filled eyes, scrapes and bruises like a little colorful dixie cup full of goldfish crackers.  It’s like the universal comfort food for toddlers. …and ...

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  • Unwrapped: Wheat Thins Crackers (recipe) wheatthins

    Continuing on with the Unwrapped: Your Favorite Snack Recipes this week. So far, I’ve covered Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Samoa Girl Scout cookies and goldfish crackers.  Forgive me, but today, I had to toss in something healthy: Growing up, my siblings and I rarely got to eat junk food. No candy, no cookies and no soda. ...

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  • Unwrapped: Twix Candybars (recipe) twix7

    Continuing on the junk food binge, I had to make Twix candybars!  Those are one of my favorite candybars so I had to try to recreate them.  It was pretty self-explanatory process so this tutorial is pretty basic. First thing I did was bake a block of shortbread for the base of the candybar.  You can ...

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  • Unwrapped: Thin Mints (recipe) thinmint7

    After I made Samoas last week, a number of people asked me to try making Thin Mints and who was I to deny them?  Thin Mints are the Girl Scouts’ best selling cookie (they make up a quarter of the yearly sales! Samoas come in second place) and they are this former brownie’s favorite cookie. Side ...

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  • Unwrapped: Twinkies (recipe) twinkie7

    There is no better way to close this  2 week Unwrapped series but with the ultimate snack: TWINKIES!!!  This beloved golden cream-filled sponge cake is like an American icon and has become the universal symbol of junk food.  And you can find them everywhere- supermarkets, vending machines and gas stations- they are are ubiquitous!  I ...

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  • Unwrapped: Trader Joe’s Cowboy Bark cowboybark_title

    Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s Cowboy Bark?  This stuff is ADDICTING!!!  It’s all my favorite foods combined into one SUPER SNACK:  dark chocolate, toffee, pretzels, almonds, peanuts, joe-joes and a little salt.  You can’t go wrong with that winning combination!   I can eat a whole bag in one night, no joke.  If you ...

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