Friday, May 15, 2015
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!
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 & Chocolate Pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6-7 pancakes
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
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
1 package of Chocolate Chunk Muffin Mix
½ cup of strong brewed coffee
⅓ cup vegetable oil
½ cup chocolate covered espresso beans, finely chopped
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!
Mini Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 Minutes
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.