Friday, May 15, 2015

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day with Krusteaz!

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While there is no shortage of slightly obscure holidays that pass by without as much as a mention each week (you missed Go For Broke Day, Draw a Picture of a Bird Day, and National Jelly Bean Day last month, sorry!), there are also those that I find that are worth celebrating.

Namely that today, May 15th, is National Chocolate Chip Day! Yes, please!

Although grabbing a package of tasty chocolate chips to whip up a standard cookie (or, ahem, eat them straight out of the bag) works, you can instead indulge your sweet tooth by providing a variety of even more delectable, delicious treats throughout the day by turning to Krusteaz!

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Delighting families for generations, Krusteaz began back in 1932 with an easy-to-make pie crust and has since expanded to include pancakes, biscuits, muffins, brownies, breads, desserts and much more.

Whether you reach for one of their classic favorites or one of the new additions to their premium product line, you can be confident that they have included only the finest and freshest ingredients and that the result will be a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Even better, I adore the way that Krusteaz baking mixes can be used as-is or can be incorporated into any number of great recipes for even more easy and delicious options. Case in point, go grab these three Krusteaz mixes immediately so that you can get in on celebrating National Chocolate Chip Day in style!

Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix

Start the morning off with chocolate chip pancakes or take it to the next level with Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pancakes.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pancakes

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6-7 pancakes

Directions

Prepare Krusteaz Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix as directed for 1 cup mix, adding ¼ cup peanut butter chips to batter (see below).

Heat pancake griddle to 375°F (medium heat). Lightly grease griddle.

Add 1 cup pancake mix and ⅔ cup water together with a wire whisk. Add ¼ cup peanut butter chips to batter. Batter will be slightly lumpy, do not overmix. Let batter stand 2 minutes. Pour slightly less than ¼ cup batter per pancake onto griddle.

Cook pancakes 1-1¼ minutes per side, or until golden brown, turning only once.

Chocolate Chunk Muffin Mix

Combat the afternoon lull with fresh chopped espresso beans on top of Chocolate Espresso Muffins!

Chocolate Espresso Muffins

Chocolate Espresso Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients

1 package of Chocolate Chunk Muffin Mix
½ cup of strong brewed coffee
⅓ cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
½ cup chocolate covered espresso beans, finely chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a bowl, stir together muffin mix, coffee, oil and eggs until well blended. Fill lightly greased to paper-lined muffin cups, filling ⅔ full. Top muffin batter with chopped espresso beans. Bake 17-19 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix

Bake chewy and delicious cookies for recipes like Mini Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, perfect for the warmer weather!

homemade ice cream sandwiches

Mini Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 Minutes
Servings: 12

Directions

Prepare Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix as directed (see below).

Heat oven to 350°F, stir together 1 egg, 1 stick of butter, and cookie mix until dough forms. Scoop dough into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until light golden brown around the edges

Allow cookies to cool completely. For each ice cream sandwich, add slightly softened ice cream between two cookies. Return to freezer until frozen.

Now we're talking, right?

With everything from classic cookies to Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix, there's a Krusteaz mix for everything. Whether you're like me and follow the recipe or you're more of a creative baker — it's very easy to take any Krusteaz mix and whip up your own creation — the end result is something that will always wow family and friends, whether for an important holiday like today or simply for a sweet treat!

Be sure to head over to Krusteaz.com to find out more about all of their incredible products, while also connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

I was provided product from Krusteaz in exchange for writing this post, however, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

19 comments:

Leela said...

That looks delicious!

hope_exists said...

I love Krusteaz!!!!

Courtney B said...

I love eating chocolate chip cookies just by themselves, but they are even better in things like cookies, pancakes.. I need to celebrate this day! xoxox

slehan said...

Celebrate! Love chocolate chips any day, but I'll make sure to have some today.

slehan at juno dot com

Sandra Watts said...

I love chocolate chip cookies any time, especially hot out of the oven.

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I've used their pancake mix before, but never tried any of the other products. They look yummy!

Anne said...

Oh dear, I missed Chocolate Chip Day! But those Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pancakes look so good, I think they might just show up on our plates soon. Better late than never, right?

Sarah Matos said...

I love anything with chocolate chips! Krusteaz is a great brand.

Heidi Salisbury said...

I did not know until now that the 15th was national chocolate chip day but hey that worked beautifully. I made cookies that day lol. I just finished the last one today. Sigh

David Fultner said...

I love Krusteaz Thanks for the he;p.

tisonly143 said...

We are a huge fan of this brand, I love all there products they have so far :) and these chocolate chip, is so yummy! Thanks for share

Rose-Marie said...

I love chocolate chips I don't know how this "holiday" got past me!!! I have a hard time using them in a recipe b/c I gobble up the whole bag before I can make it, but I want to try some of these the pancakes and ice cream sandwiches - I need to buy at least 3 bags and hope I don't manage to finish them off first.

tat2gurlzrock said...

How did I miss this?I love chocolate chips! Those Mini Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches would be perfect on this hot day!

char41356 said...

I would love to have an excuse to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day with Krusteaz! The Chocolate Chunk Muffin and the Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie to make Ice Cream Sandwiches are my favorites.

Amy Deeter said...

oh my goodness. yummy !!! i am making these for sure like asap lol .thanks for sharing

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

You just can't go wrong with chocolate chips--these all look so yummy!

Jerry Marquardt said...

These cookies with the chocolate and ice cream look absolutely wonderful for a nice and hot summer day.

Mary Czerczyk said...

The Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe looks delicious. I am going to make some for my grandkids.

Brandon Sparks said...

Looks so so good. Thanks for all the great ideas..