August 23, 2013

EASY Toffee Pretzel Bark Recipe ~ WARNING Included

  • 8 ounces Snyder's Snaps Pretzels
  • 1 C Butter
  • 1 C Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 C Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Sea Salt (optional)
Time: 20 min. + time to cool and set
Yield: 1 large cookie sheet full
Recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe


1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

2. Lay aluminum foil on a baking sheet

3. Line with pretzels (see above).

4. Toss 1 cup butter and 1 cup packed brown sugar into a medium-sized sauce pan. Bring it to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to make sure everything is blending together nicely. 

5. Once you have a rolling boil going, keep the heat at medium and stop stirring. Let it bubble away for 3 minutes.

If it looks like the steps in the picture below, you're on the right track!

6. Pour over pretzels right away and spread.

7. Bake for 5 minutes.  It should look like the picture to the right after it's done! :)

8. Take out of the oven, immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Let sit for 3 minutes.

9.  Spread chocolate over entire surface.  Add sea salt if you so desire! :) 

10. Cool.  I let mine sit in the refrigerator for at least a few hours, or overnight.  

Look at those yummy layers!


**What I changed in the Recipe:
In the original recipe they used regular pretzel-shaped pretzels and crushed them down.  Me (wanting to save time and not have to deal with crumbs) went with Snyder's Snaps Pretzels instead.  No need to crush and they fit evenly in rows on the pan.  I also used Milk Chocolate Chips instead of Semi-sweet.

Alright, now that you have this recipe, be careful!  
Don't say I didn't warn you! :)

Many blessings to you sweet friends,

~ Chelsea

August 9, 2013

3 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe ~ Super Easy!!


This is a quick, delicious side for any Mexican dish.

Honestly, for's a delicious side for ANY dish.   

The Ingredients: 

The Steps:

~ Cut your avocados and take out the pit.  You can use as many as you'd like, for our family of six, I use 3 whole avocados.  

~ Scoop the avocado out with a spoon and place into a medium size bowl.

~ Smash with a fork. (This is the fun part!) 

~ Add Tony's seasoning (you can find it at any grocery store) and mix together.  Now...I'm not good with measurements.  I eyeball it.  Below is how much I put in this time, I just sprinkle a little all over.  But, it was a bit spicy.  I'd suggest starting with the minimum amount you think will work and go from there!

~ Squeeze about a teaspoon of lemon juice on top and mix that in.  This really helps to keep it from browning.  

Whenever you make guacamole, plan on eating it soon after!  (I never have a problem with that...) Hehe. :)

~ Grab some tortilla chips or whatever else you want to dip in it and you're set!  You can also add tomatoes or onion if you'd like.

Enjoying it on my back porch :) Yum!
I have to give a very special thanks to Marci over at Thankful Homemaker for introducing me to Tony's Seasoning.  It is so good and verrrry versatile for adding flavor to any dish.  

Come back and see us again here at Hearts for Home!

I hope you're having a beautiful day!

~ Chelsea :)

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