150.8...No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
Last night we hosted a barbecue for my husband’s company. I made some old favorite recipes but a few new ones as well. I made two new desserts, the first of which was No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cereal Bars. They are Rice Krispies Treats on a whole new level!
No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine, September 2015
1/2 stick butter
10-ounce bag mini marshmallows
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
6 cups chocolate crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
2. Melt butter with mini marshmallows and peanut butter in a large pot, stirring, until smooth.
3. Stir in cereal, then mini chocolate chips. Press into the prepared pan and let cool.
Wednesday night was our annual “My Favorite Things” party at Cathi’s house. The premise for the party is that you bring a favorite item of your ($10 or under) for each person attending the party. It could be anything: food, beauty, clothes, etc. You explain why you love it and go home with everyone’s favorites!
Cathi had out some delicious appetizers. I brought Goat Cheese with Fig Butter.
I sampled a bit of everything.
Cathi even made us yummy desserts!
And we all got to go home with tons of fun stuff!
I met my trainer at the gym, then went to my dentist appointment. For lunch I tried Fish District. I had the Spicy Poke Bowl and it was delicious!
That evening I went with my husband and some friends to our club for their golf tournament dinner. The evening started out with appetizers and cocktails. I enjoyed some sushi to start.
Dinner was served buffet style and had an Asian theme. The food was really good!
We hung out for a bit then called it a night.
I took my husband’s car in to get repaired. I came home to get stuff done around the house. Lunch was a turkey sandwich with pretzel thins, Bitchin Sauce and pickles:
For dinner my husband and I went to the Pony Room at Rancho Valencia. We shared the Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad and Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Bites to start.
I had the New Zealand Lamb Lollipops.
We had the Pony Warm Chocolate Cake for dessert.
The food is seriously delicious there. Funny that the dessert was actually my least favorite of them all!
I cleaned out the garage and it looks awesome.
Lunch was a repeat of the day before.
My husband and I went to Costco to get stuff for the barbecue that was yesterday.
We had the final dinner for the golf tournament that evening. There was another delicious buffet.
Everything was awesome!!
Sunday’s breakfast missed the camera somehow. We went to Rancho Santa Fe Food Company which I had never been to. My husband had been recently for dinner and enjoyed it. I was boring and ordered an egg white omelet which was good but nothing special. They had some yummy different eggs Benedict that I would try next time!
I went grocery shopping for the barbecue and came home to make several of the recipes including my version of Baja Fresh Salsa:
Our friend Jessy came home and we went back to the Pony Room for dinner. We shared so much goodness.
Brandt Farm Beef Sliders (My favorite thing there):
Buttermilk Calamari & Shishito Peppers:
Crispy Brussels & Bacon:
Hamachi & Jalapeños:
Ridiculous. Everything was awesome!
I cooked/prepped all day. I had a quick lunch of cheddar cheese, pretzel things and Bitchin Sauce. I wanted to save room for all the good stuff I made for the barbecue.
I got all the appetizers out and then it was go time!
That disappeared the fastest.
Homemade Margaritas (recipe to come):
Then it was time for the main event: Pollo Asado & Carne Asada Tacos.
Besides the No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cereal Bars, I made Triple-Decker Bars (recipe to come) which were fabulous!
Great success! And barely any leftovers! Yes!
I went to Orange Theory with Alicia. I hadn’t been in awhile. Fortunately I survived.
I got my nails done and stopped for lunch at Marketplace Grill.
Tonight’s plan is to clean off my desk a bit and maybe grab some sushi!
Side note: This was supposed to post yesterday but I was having trouble posting.
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