Spicy sweet potato chips with a kick

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I have a healthier and low calorie alternative to potato chips and the fancy veggie chips available because these are not fried! I made these chips on my own, because we where tired of paying for those "other" expensive chips! And they taste sooo much better! These Sweet potato chips with a kick chips make a wonderful healthy snack. Good for lunch, serving at parties or just munching on.
5 large Covington sweet potatoes, sliced thin about 1/8 thick
2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4 cup canola oil
Preheat oven to 400°F.
I use a mandoline slicer to get the perfect cut.
Combine all seasonings with oil in a bowl.
Add sliced sweet potatoes. Toss to coat the potatoes well.
On ungreased baking sheets lay sweet potato slices in a single layer.
On lower rack, bake for 10-12 minutes, and then turn all potato slices over.
Continue baking until golden brown, about 10 more minutes. (Watch these carefully to make sure the Sweet potatoes don’t burn. Depending on your oven, you may need to cut baking time short or add a few more minutes to desired crispness.)
Your family is sure to love these!

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Covered Pretzel rods

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Super bowl everyone! Are you ready for some football? I have the perfect new spin on an old favorite, for you to try. It's ideal your Super Bowl party.
What you'll need . . .
Pretzel rods (about 15)
1- 10 oz bag good quality chocolate chips (we used simi sweet, but please feel free to experiment)
1- 10 oz bag Reese's peanut butter chips
  toppings like sprinkles, or chopped nuts.

Method . . .
In a shallow microwave safe bowl/dish, heat the chocolate chips, then in another microwave safe bowl heat the peanut butter chips and stir until smooth. Microwave 15 seconds at a time, you don't want to burn the peanut butter chips or the chocolate chips!
  1. Lay out a cookie sheet topped with wax paper. Set aside.
  2. Using a fork or spatula to help spread, dip the pretzel rod in the melted peanut butter chips. Coat about 3/4 of the way on the pretzel rods. Allow to cool, then dip the pretzel rod in the melted chocolate chips
  3. Roll the pretzel -- relatively fast -- in the toppings. Just one good roll should do to coat evenly.
  4. Set rod on wax paper and continue until all ingredients are used.
  5. Place in your fridge until firm. Store in an air-tight container.
  6.  Maybe even use some white chocolate to drizzle on top of the pretzel rods
These treats satisfy my family's cravings for sweet/salty. I hope you enjoy this!

This is what the pretzels should look like after you 1st dip them in
the melted peanut butter chips.

The finished product!

Go Giants!!

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