No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

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I feel kind of bad calling this a recipe, but these no bake cookies are too good to not share with you! These cookies came about as a result of many hot, humid days without something peanut-buttery to eat. And in this house, no peanut butter is a bad thing! I’m sure most of you have experienced or are experiencing a period of hot weather that makes baking become the last thing on your mind.

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These no bake peanut butter crunch cookies are just what you need! Peanut butter and honey are melted with some vanilla to hold the cookie together. Crisp rice cereal and flour make up the crunch and bulk of the cookie. Stir it all together and scoop it out onto a cookie sheet. That’s it.

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Oh, and then there’s the chocolate and sprinkles. Because let’s face it, peanut butter and crisp rice cereal aren’t the best looking ingredients! And, can you really go wrong adding chocolate and sprinkles?! Once the cookies have set, spread chocolate over the top for a chocolaty, peanut buttery cookie that can be enjoyed even in the hottest of weather!

5.0 from 1 reviews
No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 C no-stir natural creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 C crisp rice cereal
  • 2 tbsp flour
For the Optional Topping
  • ½ C chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp cream peanut butter
  • sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, stir together peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract. Microwave for 15-20 seconds or until peanut butter is melted and mixture is runny.
  2. Stir in cereal and flour until completely coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. (You can start forming the cookies right away, but mixture will be very sticky.)
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  4. With a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop out dough pressing against the side of the bowl as you scoop. Drop onto prepared baking sheet. Press down with the bottom of measuring cup or with your hand.
  5. If you want to cover with chocolate, refrigerate for another 15-20 minutes.
  6. Melt chocolate according to manufacturer’s instructions. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Spoon chocolate over half of each cookie. Top with sprinkles.
  7. Allow chocolate to harden before serving.
  8. Best stored in the refrigerator if house is warm.

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Blueberry Peach Streusel Bars



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I know this isn’t true for a lot of people, but one of my favorite things to do after a long week is get in the kitchen and bake something. It’s relaxing. I love the process of baking with fresh, seasonal fruits and the smells that come from the oven as the food bakes. I especially like pulling the food from the oven and digging in! For me, life is good in the kitchen.

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While you wait to see if you won, make a batch of these blueberry peach streusel bars. A layer of streusel is pressed into the bottom of a pan, topped with a mixture of fresh blueberries and peaches, and then topped with another layer of streusel. You won’t regret having a buttery, oat bar filled with sweet, fresh fruit!

Blueberry Peach Streusel Bars
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1½ C fresh peaches, sliced
  • 1 C fresh blueberries
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¾ C white whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • ¾ C quick oats
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, gently stir together peaches, blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and ginger. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Whisk together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Press half of oat mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish. Spread fruit over the top. Top with remaining oat mixture.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until streusel just starts to turn golden brown.
  6. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm.

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Peaches and Cream Crostata

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I’ve said it before, but I love the simplicity of crostatas. They are so easy to make and super versatile to match whatever you have on hand. Since my latest fruit obsession is peaches, I’ve had an abundance of them to use up. When I saw the brown sack of them sitting on the counter the other day, I knew that I needed to make another crostata.

Peaches and Cream Crostata Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Fresh peaches are tossed with a bit of lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, and ginger for a lightly spiced fruit filling. A lightly sweetened layer of cream cheese sits right below the peaches to elevate the sweetness of them without overpowering them and to add a bit of creaminess to the crostata.

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The crust is made with a mixture of whole wheat and white whole wheat flours. But don’t worry, you can’t tell. Olive oil is used in place of butter and adds just a hint of flavor that complements the peaches perfectly. If your summer is all about baking with fresh fruit, you’ll want to add this crostata to your menu soon!

4.5 from 2 reviews

Peaches and Cream Crostata
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the Filling
  • 2½ C fresh peaches, sliced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp flour
For the Cream Cheese Layer
  • 4 oz ⅓ of the fat cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Crust
  • ½ C white whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • ½ C whole wheat flour
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ C olive oil
  • ¼ C non-fat milk + 1 tbsp for brushing crust
  • 1 tbsp coarse sugar for sprinkling on crust
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, gently stir together peach slices, sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. Stir in lemon juice and flour. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract.
  3. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together flours, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add in olive oil and milk. Stir until a soft dough forms.
  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead dough 1 or 2 times for dough to come together. Roll out into a 12 inch circle. Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet.
  6. Spread cream cheese mixture over the top, leaving at least a 1-inch margin from the edge. Arrange peach slices over the top of the cream cheese mixture. Pour remaining liquid over the top of the peaches.
  7. Fold dough up over the edge of the peaches and pat down. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.
  9. Remove to a wire rack to cool slightly before cutting into pieces and serving warm.

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Homemade Peach Salsa

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I was just looking over my recipes for this week and realized that I’ll be having an unofficial peach week! Fresh peaches have obviously been on my mind. They have been so sweet and juicy that we have been eating loads of them lately. Well, peaches and blueberries and strawberries. . .and well, you get the picture. We’re taking advantage of summer’s fresh produce! Since we usually eat fresh fruit plain or in something sweet, I thought it was about time that I made a savory recipe.

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We’ve had a few different variations of peach salsa, and I thought it was about time that I tried making our own homemade peach salsa. This was the result. A fresh, flavorful salsa that is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Heat from the chilies and jalapeno pepper evens out the sweetness of the peaches and lime juice.

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My husband loves spicy food and thought the salsa could have been a little spicier. So, if you’re a fan of spice, feel free to add more chilies or jalapeno peppers. Serve it with your favorite tortilla chips or grilled meat for a fresh summer side!

5.0 from 3 reviews

Homemade Peach Salsa
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 C ripe peaches, chopped
  • 1 C tomato, chopped
  • ½ C red onion, diced
  • ½ C cilantro, chopped
  • 1 (4 oz) can green chilies, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Gently mix together all ingredients until combined.
  2. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

 Homemade Peach Salsa Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Grilled Honey Lime Chicken and Corn Salsa #WhatAGrillWants

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There is just something about grilling that has summer written all over it. I don’t know if it’s the warm weather that finally allows us to spend hours at a time outside or all of the fresh produce that tastes so good grilled. Either way, summer is filled with grilling at our house!

OXO Meat Tenderizer

OXO Salad Dressing Shaker

We love to grill simple meals that are full of flavor and this grilled honey lime chicken and corn salsa is exactly that. Recently OXO challenged bloggers to create a grilled meal using some of their summer grilling tools. We decided to give the tools a try with this recipe. Some simple prep work and a bit of grilling is all it takes to put this delicious meal on the table for your family and friends!

OXO Tongs and Basting BrushA couple of our favorite tools were the long 16″ tongs and the corn stripper. The tongs made it easy to access all sides of the grill without worrying about your hand getting too hot and the corn stripper made removing corn kernels from the cob a breeze. Plus, it kept the work area mess-free because it collects the kernels in the container!

removing corn from cob

To make this meal, all you have to do is make a marinade and a simple salsa, and do a bit of grilling.  The marinade is made of lime juice, honey, and soy sauce and provides a burst of flavor for the chicken. Corn salsa is filled with fresh grilled corn, tomatoes, jalapeno, and cilantro. A splash of lime juice ties the flavors of the salsa and chicken together.

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Serve the chicken on a bed of brown rice and top generously with the salsa. Then sit back and enjoy the bright, fresh flavors summer grilling has to offer!

5.0 from 3 reviews

Grilled Honey Lime Chicken and Corn Salsa #WhatAGrillWants
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the Chicken
  • 4 (6-8 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast, excess fat trimmed
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
For the Salsa
  • 2 large or 3 small ears of corn
  • 1 C tomato, chopped
  • ⅓ C fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ⅓ C red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste (start with about ⅛ tsp each)
Instructions
  1. In a salad dressing shaker or small bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, soy sauce, honey, salt, pepper, and garlic. Coat chicken with half of the marinade and let sit for 20-30 minutes.
  2. While chicken is marinating, bring grill to medium to medium-high heat. Brush grate with oil. Place corn, in husks, on grill. Grill for about 7 minutes, getting a nice char on all sides. Carefully remove husks and silks (corn will be hot!), and place back on the grill for another 2-3 minutes or until lightly charred.
  3. Remove from grill to cool. Slice corn off the corn into a large bowl. Stir in tomato, cilantro, onion, and jalapeno.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over the top of the corn mixture. Gently stir to combine. Cover and place salsa in refrigerator to allow flavors to blend while grilling the chicken.
  5. Remove chicken from marinade and place on grill. Grill for about 6-7 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Halfway through the cooking time, brush chicken with remaining marinade.
  6. Remove chicken from heat and allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing into pieces.
  7. Serve chicken by itself or over a bed of brown rice. Top with corn salsa.

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Disclaimer: I received product to help with recipe development. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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