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Crispie marshmallow treats get the patriotic treatment! Easy and quick enough for a spur-of-the-minute snack.MORE+LESS-

Betty Crocker™ cookie icing in red, white and blue colors (optional)

1

bag regular-size (10 oz) marshmallows (about 40)

3

tablespoons butter (not margarine or spread)

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    Prepare 9x13 glass pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a large pan over low heat, melt butter and marshmallows, stirring constantly until creamy and smooth. Stir in cereal by hand and mix well.

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    ALTERNATE MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In large microwave-safe bowl, cook butter and marshmallows on high for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir, then return to micro to cook another minute. Remove from micro and stir until creamy and smooth. Stir in cereal and mix well.

  • 3

    Pour cereal mixture into prepared pan. Using a spatula sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, gently press the mixture until even and flat. Allow to cool 10 minutes.

  • 4

    Line a large cutting board with parchment or wax paper. Flip the pan over onto the paper, releasing the cereal mixture in a single block. Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut bars into star shapes.

Expert Tips

  • Drizzle bars with red, white and blue cookie icing and immediately dust with sprinkles. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in an air-tight container no more than a day.
  • Press cookie-pop sticks into bottom of bars and serve pop-style.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
65g
22%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
37g
Protein
2g
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:

1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Fruity rainbow-colored Trix make their way into star-spangled crispie bars just in time for the 4th of July!

    These marshmallow bars made with Trix cereal and a few special effects make the classic version look and taste anemic! But -- you guessed it -- they're just as easy as ever to make.

    So if you haven't planned a 4th of July yummy yet, fret not patriotic pal, for we've got a real rescue recipe for you. And here it is...

    Start with the 3 essentials -- Trix cereal, mallows 'n buttah.

    So...you know this drill, yah? Melt the butter and mallows over low heat (nuker works too) until they're totally melted smooth. I know you know this but I'm gonna say it anyway: stir it constantly if it's over the stove. You know why.

    Pour that goop into a 9x13" glass pan sprayed with (are you listening?) non-stick cooking spray.

    Let that set up about 10 minutes, then flip it out upside down onto a large cutting board covered with parchment or wax paper.

    I love my pretty star cookie cutter. It makes me happy to use it. It looks really happy to be used, too.

    Jsyk, I used my wooly-mammoth-sized cutter. You'll get tons more bars if you use a smaller one. But these big ones look like something Hollywood should have on a sidewalk somewhere. Starlet worthy? I think SO.

    I could've smunched the leftovers together to make more, but they had somewhere else to go. (*gulp*)

    These are delishalicious just like this. So if it's not the 4th, you could stop right here. But it is the 4th, so let's pump 'em up a bit with the special FX: red, white and blue Betty Crocker Cookie Icing, followed by sprinkles that stick to the icing like sand on your beachy feet.

    Check it.

    Start the Star Spangled Banner on my iPod. NOW.

    Star light, star bright.

    If you need to stack them, put parchment or wax paper between them or you'll have the Leaning Tower of Stuck-together Stars.

    Let the fireworks begin!


This Candy Bar Is 75 Percent Peanut Butter, So Of Course I’m Obsessed

In my mind, there are only two types of candies: those with chocolate-peanut butter, and everything else. As a kid, I swapped Jolly Ranchers, Snickers, and the rest of my trick o’ treat spoils for all the Reese’s in my sister’s pillowcase. Now that I’m an adult who can buy my own damn candy, I have a new peanut butter-laced fixation: Lake Champlain’s Peanut Five Star Bars.

If you happily subsist on daily PB&J sandwiches and inhale jars of nut butter by the spoonful, you need this bar in your life. The magic lies in its ratio of peanut butter to chocolate, which is absurdly high in favor of gooey peanut butter—about 75 percent! While this guess is wholly unscientific, it’s been tested over many late-night snacks. and I can say with confidence, it feels right.) The nut butter is studded with crispy rice and salted peanuts, creating contrasting textures to ward off that sticky mouth feel that comes from eating too much nut butter. (Don’t lie, you know the feeling.) And while I usually prefer dark chocolate, the sweet milk chocolate coating here ties each component together.

To state the obvious, this is one rich candy bar. It’s reminiscent of the thick slabs of peanut butter fudge sold at charmingly kitschy roadside attractions, and that’s exactly what I want anytime I need something sweet.

I don’t even pretend to have willpower when I have one of these bars in my clutches, which is why I stuff them in my freezer to stretch out the experience as long as possible. Instead of chomping down with reckless abandon, I slice frozen bars into delicate shards, then slowly, luxuriously pop each piece into my mouth like a Roman emperor. Or at least, things start out that way. Inevitably, my nut butter-addled brain short-circuits, and the last few slices disappear in a blur of chocolate-smeared fingers. It’s messy, peanut-buttery bliss.


Check out These Star Wars Food Ideas!

1. StormTrooper Star Wars Treats

These picture-worthy Star Wars marshmallows are both fun and easy to create, all you need are jumbo marshmallows and black food markers! Because this recipe is so easy to make, you can whip up a big batch in a short amount of time.

Catch My Party did an awesome version of this dessert where she used lollipop sticks to prop the Storm Troopers up. Make sure to take selfies with these cute treats and post the May 4 hashtag while you’re at it!

2. Princess Leia Star Wars Food Truffles

These adorable Princess Leia Star Wars truffles would definitely be the star of your May the 4th party. Chocolate melting wafers and some Oreos are most of what you need to make the resistance leader come to life on your Star Wars party table.

The Cookie Rookie did an amazing job with her version of this recipe. Take it a step further by arranging these sweet treats on a 3-tier cupcake stand and let your loved ones pick their own Leia chocolate truffles!

3. Star Wars Party Food Balls

If you’re celebrating with kids and with kids at heart, these Star Wars food dessert balls will surely be a hit! All you need for this recipe are marshmallows, popcorn, butter, and a whole lot of imagination.

The Seaman Mom opted to use pastel colors on hers, but you can put black food coloring to make it resemble a Death Star, or add some edible glitters to make your own galaxy-themed balls!

4. Star Wars Rice Krispies Treats

Speaking of easy desserts, these Star Wars snacks definitely pack a punch with their cute Yoda and Darth Vader silhouettes. Special cookie cutters are needed for this recipe, but if you don’t have Star Wars-themed food cutters on-hand like Mom Endeavors, you can always sharpen your knife skills and opt for some good-old freehand cookie-cutting!

5. Star Wars Cookies

The guys from The Crepes of Wrath baked sugar cookies from scratch and decorated them with Star Wars characters. You can follow their recipe or choose to go simple by putting faces onto Star Crunch cookies using frosting and creating Wookie cookies!

6. Ewok Granola Bars

Ewoks are included in the list of the most-loved characters in the Star Wars franchise, so it would make sense to include them on your menu!

This Star Wars-themed dessert food item will surely be a hit with your family as it features granola bars as its main ingredient. Redefined Mom created these sweet and healthy treats that would appeal to both children and adults!

7. Tie Fighter Cheese Chips

Speaking of cheese, you can never go wrong with these tie fighter-inspired chips from The Starving Chef. With just chips and cheese as the main ingredients, these snacks will definitely make your celebration a little more extra.

Munch on these while doing a Star Wars marathon with your family and make sure you prepare enough for seconds, thirds, or even fourths!

8. Star Wars Porg Potatoes

As if Porgs aren’t already enough reason for you to make this Star Wars party food, this recipe only calls for basically one ingredient–potatoes! These adorable Star Wars snacks inspired by one of the newer characters from the franchise will definitely pique your kids’ interests with their adorable looks and delicious taste.

9. Resistance And First Order Pizzas

Another savory snack that you and your loved ones will surely devour quickly are these Star Wars pizzas. Pepperoni slices cut into Resistance and First Order insignias are what makes this recipe stand out in your May 4 party.

You can make your family members choose their allegiance with their picks of solo pizzas, and have a fun debacle all day long for which team is better.

10. Crunchy Chewbacca Hot Dogs

The Rebellion’s greatest friend, Chewy, is the star of this easy recipe. Bacon-wrapped hotdogs are what makes this sandwich interesting, but the toasted Panko crumbs take it a step further. Have this as one of your main Star Wars food for your May the 4th party and expect numerous compliments from your loved ones!


34 retro chocolate bars that need to be brought back IMMEDIATELY

Credit: Getty

If you're a chocolate fan and still cling onto the memories of your favourite back in the day, you're going to love this round up. See if your favourite has made the list!

Ah retro chocolate bars, they bring back the sweet smell of childhood. From the bubbly honeycomb of a Crunchie to the caramel peanut fusion of delight that is a Snickers, everyone’s got a favourite chocolate bar. But what happens when your best loved treat gets discontinued? Some cry, some start angry Facebook campaigns – but here at GoodtoKnow, we compile a furious article about it, of course!

While they might not be bringing back the beloved Nuts About Caramel bar, or reviving their Marble bar, Cadbury have delighted fans recently by launching a selection box containing four retro bars.

Big congrats @CadburyUK for releasing this wonderful limited edition set of retro packaged bars. Makes the chocolate taste even better! pic.twitter.com/XSER01HoJc

&mdash James Max (@thejamesmax) October 23, 2017

For £5.95 you can now buy Dairy Milk, Dairy Milk Whole Nut, Dairy Milk Caramel, and Fruit & Nut, all in retro packaging. Chocolate bars with a blast from the past? Yes please!

But, it still doesn’t quite compare to the reality of actual retro chocolates and flavours being brought back to shop shelves.

So, here are 34 retro chocolate bars we demand to see back on our shelves as soon as possible. We hope you’re listening, chocolate makers!

1. Mars Delight

Mars Delight, the lighter and fluffier sibling of the standard Mars bar, entered stores in 2004, but was sadly discontinued in 2008. However, fans are trying to rally up signatures with a petition to bring back the beloved treat.

‘I’ve been craving a mars delight for about 5 years,’ wrote someone on the petition, which has reached over 4,000 signatures. Sadly, a spokesperson for Mars has stated: ‘It’s nice to hear that there are still some fans of Mars Delight out there. We regularly review our product ranges and we will pass the feedback on to our Marketing team, but at the moment, we have no immediate plans to bring Mars Delight back.’ We still have hope!

2. Mars’ White Maltesers

These little balls of malty white chocolate were loved by many. But clearly, not by that many because Mars stopped selling them a few years ago. Since then, petitions have been launched on Change.org (with little success, unfortunately). Luckily for all those Malteser fans out there, it doesn’t look like the classic version is going anywhere soon! And if you believe the rumours, there might be a new flavour of Maltesers launching soon – mint! Chocolate or breath freshener? You decide.

3. Quality Street Toffee Deluxe

We’ve got some seriously sad news for Quality Street fans, especially those who favour a Toffee Deluxe. After 80 years Nestle have decided to swap the beloved Toffee Deluxe for a Honeycomb Crunch in the run up to Christmas 2016. We’re certainly going to miss our toffee favourite. Nestle released the following statement to back up why they’ve removed this popular chocolate ‘We wanted to celebrate Quality Street’s 80th birthday by introducing the first new sweet for nearly a decade,’ says Nestle. ‘We did extensive research and found that the Honeycomb Crunch was the most popular option.’ We’re GUTTED.

4. Cadbury’s Tiffin

Credit: Flickr/Hazel Nicholson

Yes, we’ve got great news for Tiffin fans. This delicious chocolate bar will be returning to supermarket shelves in a ‘Special Edition’ form in 2016 in the UK. The Tiffin chocolate bar was first sold back in 1937 but has been scrapped twice due to poor sales. We’re sure this generation are going to love it!

Credit: Cadbury Gifts Direct

In March 2016, news broke that Cadburys had been slowly removing the Time Out that we know and love from our shelves. When one loyal fan tweeted the brand to ask what had happened, the brand said that they had ‘combined the two original slim fingers into one delicious, wafery bar for only 35p that now contains 111 calories’, and that it was now known as the Time Out Wafer. The new incarnation is delicious, of course, but couldn’t we have had both?!

Much like a chocolate Pringle, these thin and crisp chocolate delights came in five amazing flavours – Milk Chocolate, Hazelnut, Caramel Crunch, Mint and Orange. Eating a whole pack in one sitting was way too easy – but we’d do it all over again if we could get our hands on them.

Credit: Treasure Island Sweets

Okay, so these aren’t strictly a chocolate, but we definitely wish we could see this tube of chewy toffees on the sweetshop shelves now! These glue-your-teeth-together treats have been gone since 2008, but we still miss them every single day (especially the mint ones).

We’re pretty sure these biscuit and chocolate balls were aimed at the kids, but we still ate more than our fair share of them when they launched in 1997. You can’t get them in the UK anymore, but apparently they’re still sold in South Africa – anyone fancy a chocolate cruise?

Nougat + toffee + chocolate = a match made in chocolate bar heaven. Texan bars were one of our absolute FAVES, as was crying “Sure is a mighty chew!” before consuming them. Nestle did re-release Texans in a wave of 2005 nostalgia, but then cruelly took them back out of our lives again. What a tease.

10. Milk Tray Bar

We don’t know why this fusion of ALL of the chocolates from a Milk Tray chocolate box worked, but the point is, it did. Strawberry cream, fudge, Turkish delight, hazelnut – and that elusive lime barrel that you can’t get for love nor money nowadays. Rest in peace, zesty old friend.

We’d really like to shake the hand of whoever thought of putting nuts, raisins, fudge and cereal pieces in a chocolate bar – and have swift words with whoever pulled Fuses out of production! The mini versions in the tubs of Cadbury Heroes were always the first to go in our house – was it really 2006 when we last unwrapped one of these beauties?!

12. Kit Kat Senses

Oh Cheryl Cole, how your career has changed. You might be an X-Factor judge and solo chart topper now, but we still fondly remember your Girls Aloud days – and more specifically, the ad for the beyond yummy Kit Kat Senses bars, which were basically a Kinder Bueno by any other name.(Here is it, for old times sake…)

13. Kit Kat Caramac

On the subject of Kit Kat-related deliciousness, where the flipping heck did the Kit Kat Caramac go? These crispy wafers coated in creamy caramel chocolate were one of the best bars EVER – the only problem being the snappable finger format, because people always expected you to share.

70s children will definitely remember the Aztec! One look at that iconic purple wrapper and we can almost taste the caramel-nougat centre. Nowadays, we have to make do with Mars Bars, which are probably the closest modern chocolate bar you can buy, but if we’re honest, it just isn’t the same!

We don’t know what they had to do with the musical instrument, but we do know that we could never decide between the coconut or roast nut bars (and always ended up eating both anyway). Want to see Banjos revived? Someone’s created a Facebook campaign to get them back on the shelves!

16. Wispa Mint

Wispa (and Wispa Gold) have been brought back into Cadbury’s current range – but what about our beloved Wispa Mint? Tucked inside that shiny green wrapper was every mint chocolate lover’s dream – sweet, bubbly chocolate with a hint of peppermint goodness. If they bring these back we’re buying in bulk, just in case the worst should happen again.

17. Mint Crunchie

Now that we’re on our minty-fresh high horse about the Wispas, we’re going to kick up a fuss about Mint Crunchies too. These crunchy bars of gold were all of the things we love in one delicious package, and it’s an absolute travesty that they’re not being made anymore.

18. Orange Crunchie

Whilst we’re at it, we’ll have the orange ones back too. Thanks in advance, Mr Cadbury.

If you’re a fan of tropical chocolate, you were probably as obsessed with Cabana bars as we were. To this day, there’s nothing quite like that caramel, cherry and coconut centre (and no, before you say it, a Bounty bar doesn’t count). If we try really hard, we can just about picture ourselves in the slightly sinister jungle from the advert…

20. Snow Flakes

The crumbliest flakiest chocolate did taste like chocolate never tasted before, when the geniuses at Cadbury decided to put their white ‘Dream’ chocolate inside a standard flake and blow our tiny chocolate-loving minds. Sadly, these fabulous creations are no longer available – and come to think of it, has anyone seen a Dream bar recently?

21. Taz
Image: Facebook
When we were kids, Freddos cost 10p – and you could pick up a Taz at the same time. With the Looney Toons Tasmanian Devil in pride of place on the front, we thought these were the best things you could buy with spare change from your pocket – but the early frog clearly had more fans, as Taz was discontinued and replaced with the caramel Freddo instead.


22. Treets

Image: Simply Eighties
It makes us sad that our kids will never know the joy of a bag of Treets. Whether you went for peanut, toffee or mint, you know that when you opened that packet, you’d be greeted with the chocolatey nuggets of pure, crispy-shelled joy that no one has managed to replicate since. All together now, “they melt in your mouth, not your hand”…

23. Echo
Image: Amazon
Fox’s Echo bars were classic lunchbox biscuits – just the right size to be stashed away next to the sandwiches and apples – although we must confess that we were partial to dipping these bubbly bars into a cup of tea too. The milk and white chocolate ones were obviously the best, but we’d never say no to a mint one either.

24. Five Centres
Image: Flickr
It seems impossible to us that Fry’s stopped making these in 1992 – it feels like just yesterday that we were guessing whether it’d be raspberry, coffee, blackcurrant, orange or lime in our dark chocolate coated square. Considering they launched in 1924, they had a pretty good run, but we’d love to see them back and reinvented – especially as they were dairy free and vegan, so everyone could enjoy them!

25. Amazin Raisin
Image: Collecting Candy
Well, there’d be no missing this bar in a line up! The bright and beautiful packaging reflects the bar inside, which was simply bursting with goodies like nougat, caramel and raisins. It’s basically rum and raisin ice cream in sweet form – how could we not want to see these in the shops again?

26. Terry’s Pyramint

The shape, the filling, the gloriously moody green and brown packaging – there’s nothing about Terry’s Pyramint we don’t miss, but they haven’t been in stores since the 90s. If your love for the Pyramint runs as deep as ours, we’d suggest trying this homemade version from one of the geniuses at Pimp That Snack – it’s not for the fainthearted, but it’s probably the closest thing you’ll find these days.

27. Cadbury Spira

The joy of the Spira was that you got not one but two swirly bars of delicious Cadbury choc. There were no bells, no whistles, no nuts, no fudge – just pure, unadulterated chocolate heaven – which is precisely why we wish we could have them in our shops (and bellies) again.

28. Cadbury Marble

Seriously, Cadbury, you’ve got a lot to answer for – giving us milk chocolate, white chocolate AND praline in a bar, and then taking it away? Cruel, just cruel!

Ahh, Secret – our guiltiest 80s pleasure. With its fluffy, moussey, marshmallow-esque centre and thick coating of Nestle chocolate, it was one of our all-time favourite treats – apparently it was withdrawn due to low sales volume, but we were so obsessed with them we’re pretty sure we were buying enough to keep them in business ourselves!

30. Nuts about Caramel

Yes, you can get these in ice cream form. Yes, they are delicious. But no, they are not a replacement for the bar.

31. Applause

Applause bars were made with a wholemeal biscuit AND they had raisins in them, so they’re basically healthy, right? We reckon Holland and Barrett would put in a massive order – if only they’d bring these 90s wonders back…

32. Treasures

Oh gosh, we’re going back to the 70s now, which makes us feel old, and more to the point, hungry. Treasures were a little like the 5 Centre in that they had different flavours in every square, but when someone invents a time machine, these are the first thing we’re bringing back.


Marshmallow Star Bars

A twist on traditional crispy marshmallow treats. Cut out with a star cookie cutter and decorate in red, white & blue sprinkles.

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal (like Rice Krispies®)
  • 5 ½ cups mini marshmallows or 40 large marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Red & blue sugar sprinkles
  • Medium sized star-shaped cookie cutter

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Microwave 3 tablespoons butter or margarine in large microwave safe bowl on high for approximately 45 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows, coat with melted butter and then microwave 45 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until marshmallows are melted (approx. total time 1 minute 30 seconds).

Add cereal to the marshmallow mixture and stir until coated. Spray bottom and sides of 13 x 9 pan with non-stick cooking spray and then press cereal mixture evenly into pan.

Decorate with rows of red and blue sprinkles, leaving some areas without sprinkles as well.

Let cool for 30 minutes and then use your star shaped cookie cutter to cut out stars.


Discontinued Chocolate Bars That You Can't Buy In The UK Anymore

22 chocolate bars you can't buy in the shops anymore.

The world can be a cruel, cruel place. Like, why would anyone discontinue any kind of chocolate bar? Surely, all chocolate bars deserve to be sold in the UK until the end of time, seeing that at least one person still likes them? Admittedly, that's not how you do business, but I never claimed to be a businesswoman.

So we've trawled through the archives (Google and Instagram) to find some chocolate bars from the past you can't get hold of anymore.

Sit back, relax, grab a boring chocolate bar you can still buy in the shops, and enjoy remembering these 22 discontinued chocolate bars.

Oh, and you might get a kick out of this list of discontinued Quality Street chocolate too.

The Aztec was basically an early version of a Mars bar, as it was made up of a similar mix of chocolate, caramel and nougat.


Patriotic Sweets & Treats

Celebrate the USA with these easy-to-make patriotic treats! Whether you are throwing a 4 th of July bash or bringing a dish to a neighborhood barbecue, there&rsquos always room on the dessert table for some simply, sweet treats.

Fireworks Popcorn
This sweet treat is an explosion of happiness for your 4th of July party or any summer celebration.

Patriotic Pretzels
Show your spirit with Patriotic Pretzels! These chocolate-topped pretzels will be poppin' off the table in no time!

Star Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches
The coolest (and easiest!) dessert around for your summer celebration complete with seasonal sprinkles.

Red, White & Blueberries
Quite possibly the easiest patriotic snack you can create! Put a variety of red & blue berries like cherries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries in patriotic bowls to give your guests a healthy and refreshing option at your treat table.

USA S&rsquomores
USA S'mores are a fun twist on the summer classic &ndash no campfire needed!

Sparkler Pops
Add some sparkle to your 4th of July with these easy-to-make Sparkler Pops!

Marshmallow Star Bars
A twist on traditional crispy marshmallow treats. Cut out with a star cookie cutter and decorate in red, white & blue sprinkles.

USA Snack Mix
A super easy snack mix to get you in the USA spirit. You can add any red, white and blue ingredients of your choice.

Star Spangled Sugar Cookie Cake
Shine like a star at your next Memorial Day or Fourth of July celebration! This sugar cookie cake will have your guests begging for more!

Summer Dipped Strawberries
Just add white chocolate and some blue sprinkles to make these favorite treats festive for the 4th of July!

Star Spangled Soda
This recipe doubles as a refreshing drink and a great science experiment!

USA Parfait
Hooray for the USA! These kid-friendly desserts are a treat all summer long.

Berry Patriotic Cake
A great treat to bring to Fourth of July celebration or your next summer block party!

Red & Blueberry Kabobs
A colorful and simple addition to any brunch, party or summer meal.

Patriotic Picture Frame
Go USA! Show kids how to be patriotic with this spirited picture frame craft perfect for Fourth of July!


Recipe Summary

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup toffee bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, with a bit of an overhang on two sides. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and salt. With mixer on low speed, add flour, and beat until combined. Stir in toffee bits by hand.

Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake cake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven cool completely in pan.

Grasping foil, lift cake from pan. Peel off foil. Using a serrated knife, cut into 16 squares. Store blondies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days.


Popcorn

This Sunday at 9pm I’ll be parked in front of the telly box with a large bowl of home popped popcorn for the season 2 première of Downton Abbey, can’t wait!
Home made popcorn is a great source of Fibre, Folate (important for pregnant- and planning to get pregnant ladies) and Iron, among other nutrients.
But they have to be home-popped!
I stay well clear of micro bags. Microwaving can cause toxic chemicals in the lining of the bag to leak into the popcorn and the ingredient that provides the butter flavour, diacetyl have been linked to health issues among popcorn workers, it even has a disease named after it, “Popcorn worker lung”.
Movie popcorn is also best avoided, cooked in unhealthy oils, artificial colourings and preservatives are added and again that butter flavour aint reel butter.
It’s so easy and cheap to pop your own and the kids love it when they explode all over the kitchen!
This is how I like mine:
1. Pour coconut oil in a large pan.
2. Add 3-4 kernels, when they pop the oil is hot enough.
3. Add the rest of the kernels, I use organic kernels.
4. Take off the heat, when it’s 2-3 seconds between pops.
5. In a pan melt 1 part butter and 1 part virgin coconut oil (beyond delish!)
6. Pour over the popcorn and season with healthy salt, Himalayan crystal salt, comes with 84 minerals.
If you fancy a naughtier sugary choc- version:
Add 1 part high quality choc powder (use a sieve to get rid of lumps) to 3 parts sugar, mix and sprinkle over.
A third version I like is to just add salt and Tabasco! Low in calories and needless to say I don’t have to share this one.


1980s Candy

Put on your Walkman headphones and pad your shoulders, because you are strutting through the 1980’s. A time when Germany became one, cable networks popped up as people demanded their MTV, the world discovered the art that is the Cosby Sweater, and we tasted the rainbow with Skittles.

The nature of quick communication was forever changed with Motorola’s release of the first cellular phone to work on a large American network, weighing in at a whopping 2.5 pounds! Maybe you remember watching Cal Ripken Jr. knock away one of his 431 homeruns with a cheek full of Big League Chew. Or when you spent most of your allowance trying to beat the top score on Pac Man. But of course you made sure you still had enough change left to buy an Airhead.

You learned how to Walk Like an Egyptian from The Bangles and the dance of the undead from the King of pop, Michael Jackson. Sour Patch Kids were just as addictive as watching the A-Team. You might have eaten a crazy amount of Smarties in hopes that “you are what you eat” is true. But your stomachache the next day proved that it does not work that way.

Do you have a memory about your favorite 1980’s candy? Submit it to us on that candy’s page and you might see it on your next visit.


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