Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies & A Sweet Giveaway

Man I’ve been so excited for today to get here. Why? One word, cookies. I LOVE cookies. Today I’ve teamed up with 7 other bloggers to have a cookie hop. Just think of it as an online cookie exchange that is going to save you hundreds of calories. Unless you bake all of these recipes that is, and might be tempted to do just that. 

For my recipe I chose…

Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies. with Maple frosting. The perfect fall cookie

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S’more Blog Hop: S’more Cookie Bars

Happy National S’mores Day!

If you’ve been following us along you’ve probably seen the reminders and warnings I’ve been posting that today was coming.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I think s’more is the new pumpkin spice. You don’t have to look long or hard to find s’more flavored everything. It is a fantastically wonderful problem friends. Today I have teamed up with some of my best blogging pals to share some of our favorite s’more inspired recipes.

Smores-Roundup

Foxy’s Domestic Side S’mores brownies
Work it Mommy S’mores popcorn
byBMG peanut butter S’mores bars
Living on Cloud Nine S’mores Cheesecake cups
Chasin’ Mason frozen S’mores cups 
Our Pretty Little Girls S’mores Bars
Sweet Turtle Soup S’mores shake
X-tremely V S’mores martini and S’mores pretzel bars

Looks pretty amazing right?!
I have been looking forward to this day and these recipes for months now!

For my recipe I chose to go with a s’more cookie bar. Beth fact: I love cookies. They are my favorite go-to dessert for any and all occasions. These cookie bars have a graham cracker crust, a chocolate chip cookie dough batter and plenty of marshmallows and chocolate. They are easy and quick to make and kid approved too!

S'more cookie bars and other great s'more recipes too!

S'more Cookie Bars
A simple s'more inspired chocolate chip cookie bar.
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4352 calories
573 g
601 g
214 g
45 g
129 g
946 g
2422 g
401 g
6 g
68 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
946g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4352
Calories from Fat 1892
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 214g
329%
Saturated Fat 129g
647%
Trans Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 56g
Cholesterol 601mg
200%
Sodium 2422mg
101%
Total Carbohydrates 573g
191%
Dietary Fiber 13g
53%
Sugars 401g
Protein 45g
Vitamin A
99%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
60%
Iron
61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  2. 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  5. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  11. 1 cup chocolate chips
  12. 1/2 cup mini marshmallows plus a few extra for the top
  13. 1 regular sized milk chocolate Hershey Bar
Instructions
  1. 1) Spray a square baking pan (I would use a 9x9 or an 8x11). If you want to guarantee no sticking, line with parchment paper.
  2. 2) Combine graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and press into the bottom of the pan to form the crust.
  3. 3) Cream softened butter, add in sugars and cream again until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix again.
  4. 4) Combine flour, baking soda and salt and pour into the mixture. Stir until combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips and marshmallows.
  5. 5) Spoon mixture evenly over the prepared crust. Spread as evenly as possible but don't obsess over making it perfect.
  6. 6) Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes
  7. 7) About 8 minutes before the bars are done, sprinkle a handful of marshmallows on top and return to finish baking.
  8. 8) When finished remove from the oven and use the broken candy bar pieces to decorate. *TIP if you want them to stay perfect and not melt while decorating try freezing the candy pieces while baking the bars .
  9. 9) Cool completely before cutting if you want them to look extra pretty. If not, dig on in. I waited as long as I could.
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S'more cookie bars and other great s'more recipes too! S'more cookie bars and other great s'more recipes too!
S'more cookie bars and other great s'more recipes too!They are so good friends!
This may not be the prettiest recipe, but I promise you the taste makes up for what it lacks in looks. You definitely won’t be disappointed. 

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How do you plan to celebrate National S’more Day?!

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Po Power Crunch Cereal Cookies {Recipe}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CerealAnytime #CollectiveBias

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If there is one thing that we love to eat at all times of the day in this house, it is cereal. For breakfast, on yogurt, dry, as a bed time snack. We just can’t seem to get enough. There are simply no limits to when this treat may pop up. Today I want to introduce a new product from Post Cereal, Kung Fu Panda Po Power Crunch, and share a fun creative way to make your cereal into something out of the ordinary, a cookie.

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These tasty cereal cookies are crunch & sweet with nuts, coconut and fruit in them too. They are a great cereal anytime snack and put a fun and unique spin on a family favorite.

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Recently while shopping at Wal-Mart I stocked up on our cereal supply. I grabbed something new, Kung Fu Panda Po Power Crunch, and family favorite Berry Colossal Crunch. I knew the girls would be thrilled when I arrived home and I couldn’t have been more correct. Emily was begging me to let her dig into the Berry Colossal Crunch before I had even made it in the house. “I’m gonna eat that whole bag all by myself mama!”

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I love bringing home treats for my family that give them great big smiling faces. Sometimes achieving that can be tricky since everyone seems to love something different. But Post Cereals make things so easy. With their large variety of flavors, you are sure to find something for every member of your family. Our mornings are always happier when we can gather around the table together, everyone with their favorite box of cereal.

Right now you can also save .50 on any Post product at Wal-Mart with Ibotta.

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Kung Fu Panda Po Power Crunch is a new product available at Wal-Mart. The chocolate puffs with the fun marshmallow shapes made it an instant favorite of the girls… and me. There is just something about this cereal that I can’t stay away from. “Sorry kids, mom ate all of your cereal.” They’ll forgive me, right?!

Since we ended up loving the cereal so much I thought why not turn it into a fun treat for the girls. I had an idea that I thought just might work so I got busy in the kitchen with lots of “help” from Emily.

Po Power Crunch Cookies
A delicious and easy cereal cookie featuring Kung Fu Panda Po Power Crunch Cereal
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980 calories
142 g
41 g
48 g
10 g
24 g
272 g
32 g
129 g
1 g
21 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
272g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 980
Calories from Fat 411
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g
74%
Saturated Fat 24g
122%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 41mg
14%
Sodium 32mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 142g
47%
Dietary Fiber 9g
36%
Sugars 129g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
39%
Calcium
16%
Iron
18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 Heaping Cups Kung Fu Panda Po Power Crunch
  2. 4 T Unsalted Butter
  3. 1/4 Cup Honey
  4. 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  5. 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut
  6. 1/4 Cup Slivered Almonds
  7. 1/4 Cup Dried Mixed Berries
Instructions
  1. 1) In a pan on the stove over medium heat mix the brown sugar, butter, and honey until the butter is melted. Allow to lightly simmer for 2 minutes then set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. 2) Mix the cereal, unsweetened coconut, almonds & mixed berries in a bowl.
  3. 3) Pour the syrup mixture over the cereal mixture and gently stir.
  4. 4) Press into the bottom of a greased 8x8 pan and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.
  5. 5) Cut into bar shapes and enjoy
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So how did they turn out?
AMAZING!

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I expected them to be good, but they turned out even better than I had hoped they would. The chocolatey crunch with the coconut flavor, sweet chewy berries and crispy almonds equal out to be a treat that the parents and the kids will both love… just like the Kung Fu Panda Cereal.

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I have a feeling that these treats would be equally tasty if I had made them with the Colossal Berry Crunch too. We’ll have to put that on our short to-do list this week. After all, our first batch of Po Power Crunch Cereal Cookies didn’t last long.

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When is your favorite time to sit down with a bowl of cereal?

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