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Yogurt Buttons

24 Jul

Yogurt buttons are a cool and refreshing treat during the hot summer months. I like this recipe because it is versatile, quick, and easy.

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Ingredients

1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup Fresh Fruit (I used mango)

1 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice

Method

1. Puree yogurt, fruit, and lime juice using a blender, food processor, or an immersion blender.

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2. Pour mixture in to a ziplock bag and cut off the corner. The yogurt mixture will begin to pour out once you cut the corner, have your cookie sheet ready.

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3. Squeeze quarter sized dots on to a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.

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4. Freeze until ready to eat.

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Other Considerations

  • Use any fruit you like
  • For more fruit flavor use 3/4 cups of fruit
  • For more sweetness use orange juice instead of lime juice
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Sweet Tooth

13 Aug

Months ago I came across a recipe for Lemon Ginger Crispy Treats. Lately I have been craving sweets and finally made them, with a few modifications.

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Ingredients

1-1/2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Zest

1/3 cup Candied Ginger, chopped

4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

3/4 cup Agave Syrup

7 cups Puffed Rice Cereal

8 oz Dark Baking Chocolate

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20130806-145748.jpg1. Zest lemon and chop ginger. Set ginger aside.

20130806-150020.jpg2. Melt butter and add agave syrup, lemon zest, and puffed rice cereal. Mix until cereal is well coated.

20130806-150804.jpg3. Pack cereal mixture in a greased 9 x 13 pan, Because agave syrup is not as sticky as marshmallows you need to really pack the cereal mixture in to the pan. I laid a sheet of parchment paper over cereal mixture and pressed it as tightly as possible. This will ensure your crispy treats stay together and won’t fall apart on you.

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5. Sprinkle chopped ginger over the top and place in the refrigerator to set.

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6. Run a spatula or knife around the edges of pan and cut in to squares.