Thank you SO much for your support on Friday for my sweet pup. I read every comment and wrote down every suggestion of food or change in habit that you made. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the help! I haven’t decided which food to go with yet (I’m still researching), but I haven’t given her Zantac. I have been giving her Benedryl still, and she hasn’t thrown up at all… however the rash is still there. I can’t tell if it is getting better or not, but I’m keeping an eye on it. Anyways… from the bottom on my and Koda’s heart, Thank You! I <3 my goofy little nugget. ah-roo? Sluuuuuuuuurrrrrrrp
(in order to correctly read the above caption, please employ the Scooby Doo accent 😉 )
Ok, ok… moving on! In order to say thanks for your support and suggestions, I wanted to share a couple delicious treats I whipped up last week. Although I really enjoy making and baking treats, I don’t do it too often because I don’t care too much for sweets. However, it was one of Hubb’s surgeon’s birthdays and I wanted to whip up a little something for the occasion.
Enter… Mini Oreo Cheesecakes. Oh yes, you read that right! I wish I could claim ownership of these little delights, but alas, it’s Martha Stewart original.
You can find the recipe here, and the good news is… they are easy! (yet impressive… just the way I like ‘em!)
the mini cheesecake crust? an entire Oreo. Brilliant!
By the way… these little gems were my first-ever attempt at cheesecake. Who knew it was so easy to make? And of course, what’s not to like about any dessert containing cream cheese and sugar?
After baking and cooling, the minis have to be refrigerated over night. I let one last about 4 hours before I had to try it. Hubbs and I split one and both applauded my success. YUM! And I love that they are pre-portioned 🙂
Although the mini cheesecakes were a hit, I wasn’t ready to clean up the kitchen just yet. I ran across a recipe I wanted to try on Spabettie’s blog and have kept it booked marked ever since. Finally, the time had come! Let me tell you… it doesn’t get any easier than this…
Mini Chocolaty Pretzel Delights
(ummm… I totally made up that name, and although accurate, it’s a pretty sucky name. Suggestions welcome :))
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Take mini pretzels.(I used squares, but you could use circle or whatever little shape your heart desires!). Spread them out on a pan covered with tin foil and get to work on unwrapping Hershey’s chocolate kisses. I used original kisses, but you could use any flavor you like!
Once a kiss is on top of each pretzel, put the tray in the oven so they can ‘bake’ and the chocolate will soften.
After about 10 minutes, pull them out and have your topping ready to go. I chose peanut butter M&Ms (I can assure you, they were an excellent choice). However, you could use almonds, or another pretzel or anything else that sounds delicious.
One by one, I topped each pretzel with my peanut buttery treat…
I highly recommend sampling one (or 12) of the goodies while they are still warm… yummmmm. But afterwards, let them cool for a while (over 1 hour for the chocolate to harden). Aren’t they such a colorful little finger food treat?? I love them. They got rave reviews. I can’t wait to try them with red and green toppers for Christmas!
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday, and thanks again for all the support.
Disclaimer: A Healthy Slice of Life generally showcases healthy recipes… but part of healthy living involves some balance… in the form of chocolate. 😀 Enjoy!