Mint Chocolate Cake Batter Buddies

Green Hummus just wasn’t enough GREEN for this year’s St. Patty’s Day Celebration at Donny’s in Baltimore.  I had to make something sweet and have been dying to try out this Six Sisters’ Stuff recipe since I saw it in Pinterest!  My Mom and Melissa actually tried it out this weekend while I was away :(

I wanted to do a Mint-Chocolate Chip version of the recipe.  It turned out awesome.  The mint-chocolate flavor is perfect and although I wish it were a little more green, it still looks pretty cool.

Mint Chocolate Cake Batter Buddies

Adapted from:  Six Sisters’ Stuff Funfetti Cake Batter Buddies

Ingredients:

6 cups Assorted Chex Cereal (Rice, Corn, and Wheat)

1 lb (or less) Mint flavored chocolate

Green Food Dye

3/4 cup Chocolate Cake Mix

1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar

 

Directions:

1.  Melt the chocolate using the microwave on MEDIUM/LOW, stopping after every minute to stir.  You don’t want to burn it!

2.  Once the chocolate is melted, stir in a few drops of color at a time until it reaches the desired green.

3.  Measure out the cake mix and sugar because you’ll want to do this fast as the chocolate will begin to harden.

4.  Pour the melted chocolate over the chex in a giant bowl.  Stir carefully to combine until it is well incorporated.

5.  Once the chocolate almost covers all of the chex, dump the sugar/cake mix and stir.

6.  Refrigerate for best results!

 

We tried to use mini chocolate chips but they didn’t stick well.  They tasted amazing without it though.  Yay!!

I liked using all 3 types, they all have different textures and flavors.

Just a few drops of green will do the trick.

Mix well so all of the chex are coated.

Mint Chocolate Muddy Buddies!  Voila!

 

 

Green Hummus (2 Ways)

It so happens that St. Patty’s Day is the same week as my friend Donny’s Birthday.  What a perfect time for a party :)  Donny is a friend of ours that we met on our trip to Israel and also happens to be a MAJOR foodie.  Dare I even say more than I am?  Let me just tell you that the last time we visited, he sliced his own slab of bacon to cook up for us in the morning.  MMM!

Us hanging out at Donny's amazing townhouse in Baltimore last spring!

Needless to say, I felt like Donny’s birthday would be the perfect event to try out a few new recipes.  Donny suggested I try to make some kind of GREEN hummus for St. Patty’s holiday.  I found two completely different recipes that I had to test.  And so should you… they are delish!  If the green hummus is intimidating, try to start out with my basic hummus recipe.  It’s so easy and you’ll never buy it at the store again!

Four Herb Hummus

Ingredients:

1 handful Fresh Cilantro Leaves (1)

1 Tablespoon Dill (2)

1 teaspoon Parsley (3)

1 Tablespoon Basil (4, I used the fresh basil in a tube… sounds gross but its GREAT.  You can get it at the grocery store… or use fresh  leaves!)

Juice from 1/2 of a Lemon

2 teaspoons Minced Garlic

2 teaspoons Tahini Paste

1 can Chickpeas (save the liquid to use to make the right consistency if necessary)

1 teaspoon Olive Oil

1 teaspoon Salt

sprinkle or to taste Cayenne Pepper

Directions:


Blend everything together in a food processor.  Let it blend until all of the herbs are finely chopped and the chickpeas are no longer chunky.  Taste and season if necessary.  I garnished mine with a few cilantro leaves and a sprinkle of dill.  YUM!

Four Herb Hummus

Edamame Hummus

Inspired by Trader Joe’s Edamame Hummus

Ingredients:

2 cups Frozen Shelled Edamame Beans (I used Trader Joe’s)

1.5 Tablespoons Tahini Paste

1 Tablespoon EVOO

1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic

Juice from almost a whole Lemon

1 teaspoon Salt

sprinkle Cayenne Pepper

Directions:

1.  Put the edamame in a pot and cover with water.  Bring to a boil.  Cook for about 5 minutes or until beans are tender.  Drain and rinse under cold water to preserve the bright green color.

2.  Put everything in a food processor except a few edamame beans (save them for garnish).  Process until smooth and adjust seasoning if necessary.

3.  Serve chilled and garnish with a few edamame beans if you want.

Stelly wanted a taste! She didn't like that I was trying to use our hardwood floor as background for my pic lol

Edamame Hummus

HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY EVERYONE!  

HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE!