Friday, January 28, 2011

Putting On the Ritz Meets St. Valentine

Putting on the Ritz Meets St. Valentine

Close Up
Looks so yummy!
Note the one to the right has so many hugs and kissses (Dusty) overloaded, lol!

They just look so pretty

Go Ritz!


My Little Chefs

Chocolate Chopping

Cooper pours in the chocolate

Cooper stirs after first warming in the microwave
Look at Dusty he is wishing it is his turn

Dusty stirs the chocolate after the second 30 second warming

This is a bonus tip you can add flavoring of your choice today the boys said they wanted
to add vanilla so the did
Depending on the flavoring such as the oils only add a drop, then if you add an extract add 1/4 tsp.

Dusty adds the peanut butter they wanted to add creamy today
but we have added chunky too
your choice

Cooper adds the peanut butter
Dusty is sampling

Cooper dips away they love this
those little fingers work so well and not only are they learning
they can even count
the crackers

Cooper sprinkles on the "Ritz"

Hi bloggers,
          Yesterday I received this awesome email from a man who is the social media for Kraft foods asking if I would like to enter my "Putting on the Ritz" recipe from December Recipes. Well I was so excited I could hardly think. Could you believe that.... was in! Had to let everyone know last night too. Thanks Ritz!! Well I did enter that is posted here, so stop by and rate it!!! I already know several of the bloggers made this sweet recipe back in December because they sent me the emails....thanks everyone.
He wanted to let all the bloggers know they could enter in the wonderful contest. The Ritz Cracker Facebook Page has all the details...and guess who is the "man" Guy Fieri..yeppers!! Love love love that guy...he has two wonderful cookbooks too and you know it, I have them. I also have the dvd's from the show. We have even been to several of the diners. Last night I even saw the advertisement for the about sweeeet!!! So today to promote the contest on Facebook, I added another way to make these fabulous "Putting on the Ritz" snacks. The prize packages are AWESOME~~~We make them all year not just for the winter holidays.
Wanted to include the recipe again...jic your new to the blog.....
Putting on the Ritz2 sleeves of Ritz cracker
1 cup of peanut butter no need to measure just spread on and sandwich
1 whole bark of chocolate (white or dark)
Wilton sprinkles or choice
Chop chocolate into small pieces using a knife and place in microwave safe dish, spread peanut butter onto crackers sandwich style, melt chocolate in microwave starting at 1 minute then 30 seconds then 15 second intervals stirring between each cycle of cooking. Once melted stir well at this stage you could even add flavoring oils if you chose to...I don't on these usually but have added  peanut butter oil flavoring but really no need.  You can use candy dipping tongs but trust me your fingers work just fine and the children will like that! Now lay on tray or Parchment paper sprinkle with sprinkles of choice. Can place in freezer to harden or just sit on counter until chocolate is firm. Package for gift giving or enjoy!! Super easy!!  
The boys certainly enjoyed today and I think Coop could have eat more, but I keep them to one and a small glass of milk for their snack...they love them. So now enter you recipe...and can't wait to hear about it. Take Care and have a sweet weekend. Cyber Hugs, Dawn Gallop


Anonymous said...

what a fun snack...I wish I had that thing inside me that wanted to be in the kitchen more. I guess just not my thing...maybe when they aren't all small and will eat more!! LOL!!
love all the photos, thanks for sharing Dawn!!!

hey, can you email me, mrsbealash AT aol DOT I have your email addy for the future, if you know what I mean! hehe!

Brenda said...

WOW Congrats Dawn!!!! love the pictures too!
I am going to go rate it and make sure to print the recipe up...thanks for sharing!

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