Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DIY Fall Treats! (snacks, dessert & drink)

I have been waiting to do this post ever since I finished my Summer Treats post! I love finding seasonal recipes and trying them out. I really loved every single recipe I'm sharing in this post! I found all of these recipes online and can't take credit for any of them! I'm featuring Caramel Apple Bites, Apple Pie Dip, Pumpkin Spice Latte and a Warm Cheese Dip. Enjoy!

Caramel Apple Bites 

These Caramel Apple Bites are fun to make with friends and are much easier to eat than traditional caramel apples!

Serves: As many as 1 apple can feed! ;)

1 apple
Caramel dip or sauce
Toppings of choice such as sprinkles, coconut & chocolate!

Slice your apple into equal slices and insert a toothpick into each slice. Dip each slice halfway into the caramel dip then top with desired toppings.

Apple Pie Salsa with Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips

This snack is perfect for a rainy day! The tortilla chips perfectly balance out the sweetness from the dip!
Adapted from The Peach Kitchen

Serves: 2-4

2 cups diced apples (about 3 medium apples)
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp water
1-2 tbsp caramel sauce ~ OPTIONAL

3 large whole wheat torillas
2-3 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp sugar

1. Combine apples, lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium pot
2. Cook for a few minutes until the apple juices are boiling
3. Mix cornstarch and water then add to apple mixture
4. Bring to a boil and let the mixture thicken
5. Add caramel sauce if desired then serve warm or cold with tortilla chips!

 Tortilla chips

1. Cut tortillas into wedges and brush with butter on both sides
2. Lay wedges flat on a lined baking sheet
3. Mix cinnamon and sugar together
4. Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon & sugar mixture.
5. Bake at 410 F 5-8 minutes or until golden brown, turning the pan halfway through.
Serve with Apple Pie Salsa!

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Delicious warm drink with the perfect amount of spice!
Adapted from multiple online recipes

Serves: 1

1 cup milk
1 1/2 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 tsp white sugar
1 tsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
2 shots espresso or 1/2 cup strong coffee
whipped cream ~ OPTIONAL

In a small saucepan, add milk, pumpkin and sugars. Stir until it starts to simmer. Take off of heat and whisk in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk or use blender to create foam. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream and additional pumpkin pie spice.

Warm cheese dip

 This warm dip is perfect for sharing and takes less than 10 minutes to make!
Adapted from Ricardo

Serves: 8

1 250g package of cream cheese, room temp
1 cup grated cheese (I used cheddar and mozzarella)
1/4 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 green onion, chopped

salt & pepper to taste 

Mash all ingredient until smooth in a bowl. Transfer to microwave safe dish and microwave for 1 minute. Serve with crackers and/or veggies
You can also freeze this dip and microwave from frozen for 2 minutes.

Those are all of the recipes! I hope you enjoy and try them out!

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