It’s not quite winter, but it’s not quite spring either.
March is a mixed-up month where not only the weather is concerned, but the holidays are mixed-up too! Sometimes we celebrate Easter, and sometimes we don’t. We do celebrate St. Patty’s Day, St. Joseph’s Day, and we do have some other fun food days to celebrate. Here are some quick and easy treats that are perfect all month long. Let’s start off with some more no-bake ideas.
Best Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies ( Cause Everyone Loves Peanut Butter!)
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
(1 stick) butter, cut into cubes
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup smooth peanut butter ( Skippy is my favorite!)
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugars, butter, and milk. Bring mixture to a boil and boil 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, vanilla, and salt until combined, then stir in oats.
- Drop tablespoonfuls of mixture onto prepared baking sheet and let set until cooled and hardened, about 30 minutes. Eat and Enjoy!
Chocolate-Covered Oranges (Yes, not Strawberries!)
½ cup chocolate melting wafers ( Milk or Dark)
5 Clementines oranges, peeled and divided into segments
- Melt your chocolate wafers in the microwave. ( 30 second intervals)
- Dip each clementine segment into melted chocolate and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Garnish with flaky sea salt.
- Refrigerate until firm, for about 40 minutes.
Strawberry Shortcake Truffles
1 package Golden Oreos, crushed
1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup crushed dehydrated strawberries, plus more for garnish
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Pinch of kosher salt
I package of white chocolate melting wafers
- Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine crushed Oreos, cream cheese, strawberries, vanilla, and salt. Stir until mixture is smooth.
- Using a small cookie scoop, form Oreo mixture into small balls and place on the cooking sheet. Repeat until all of the Oreo mixture is used and place baking sheet in freezer for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a microwaveable safe bowl, melt the white chocolate wafers. Microwave on medium heat for 30 seconds at a time until melted. When the balls are chilled, dip them in the chocolate and place back on baking sheet.
- Sprinkle balls with crushed dehydrated strawberries and return to the freezer to harden, 15 more minutes, then serve.
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