Chocolate Crepes

Chocolate Crepes |Sweet Treats and More

We make crepes at least once a week at our house. My kids love them.  They’ve kind of become our go-to Sunday morning breakfast.  We save these Chocolate Crepes though for special occasions.  Like Mother’s Day :)  I think any momma would love a plate of warm chocolate crepes filled with fruit and whipped cream. 

Chocolate Crepes |Sweet Treats and More

I’ve been working with The Hershey Company over the last year, learning about and using different products in my kitchen.  So of course I used HERSHEY’S Cocoa in these Chocolate Crepes.  HERSHEY’S Cocoa powder is one of my pantry staples!

Chocolate Crepes |Sweet Treats and More

 I love this video that tells the story of HERSHEY’S Cocoa and learning about where and how the cocoa beans are sourced.  There is just something really cool about knowing where our food comes from. One woman from the video says “everyone who consumes chocolate should be happy and proud to know that cocoa is produced in a sustainable manner.”  I’m a consumer of chocolate and I completely agree :) 

The Hershey Company sources the best cocoa beans from small farms in West Africa, where they also implement programs to teach farmers how to grow better quality products. I love their dedication to their farmers and their consumers! And I really do love their chocolate. Like, a lot. 

Chocolate Crepes |Sweet Treats and More

Now go make some chocolate crepes!

Chocolate Crepes
Serves 6
the perfectly light and sweet chocolatey breakfast.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 3 cups milk
  3. 1 tsp vanilla
  4. 2 1/2 cups flour
  5. 1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa powder
  6. 1/2 cups sugar
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Blend everything together in a blender. Chill for 30 minutes to an hour. (I've also whisked everything in a large bowl with a fork and this works too)
  2. Lightly grease a crepe pan (or other small frying pan) and heat over medium-high heat. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into the pan and swirl to evenly coat the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until golden, flip and cook for another 20-30 seconds.
  3. Flip onto a plate. Continue with the rest of the batter.
  4. Serve with jam, fresh fruit, and whipped cream.
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 This post is sponsored by The Hershey Company.  All opinions are my own. 

Carrot Cake Pancakes

Carrot Cake Pancakes | Sweet Treats and More

 

 

These Carrot Cake Pancakes are perfect for Easter breakfast or brunch! Since my kids wake up at the crack of dawn every.single.day. it’ll be Easter breakfast for us.  Love my early risers 😉  

My boys are back on a pancake kick so I whipped these up last week and we all devoured them.  The boys didn’t even know they were eating carrots! I love it when that happens. Because lately, getting them to eat ANY vegetables has been a struggle.  Even though they’re hiding in sweet, sugary pancakes I consider it a win.  

Carrot Cake Pancakes | Sweet Treats and More

My mom always melted a little bit of butter in our maple syrup, it just made the pancakes taste so much better.  I still usually do the same thing, but for these made a simple Brown Butter Maple Syrup for these pancakes.  It was divine.  And all you have to do is  just brown a little butter over the stovetop, then whisk in some maple syrup.  You can thank me later;)

Carrot Cake Pancakes with Brown Butter Maple Syrup
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 cups flour
  2. 2 tsp baking powder
  3. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  6. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  7. 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  8. 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  9. 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  10. 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  11. 2 cups finely grated carrots
  12. 1/2 cup maple syrup
  13. 3 tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. First, brown the 3 tbsp of butter by melting a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk occasionally, continuing to cook until brown specks start to appear and it smells nutty. Once browned slowly stir in maple syrup. Set aside
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and pumpkin pie spice together in a large bowl.
  3. Combine brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla extract together in another bowl.
  4. Slowly stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined. Stir in shredded carrots.
  5. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray, then pour batter onto the skillet 1/4 cup at a time. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until bubbles appear on the tops. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with brown butter maple syrup.
Notes
  1. just slightly adapted from Cooking Light.
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Loaded Cookies and Cream Cookie Bars

Loaded Cookies and Cream Cookie Bars

If you like classic chocolate chip cookie bars, I promise you’ll love this version loaded with crushed Oreo cookies, white chocolate and and milk chocolate chips.  Ooey gooey, oober chocolatey cookie bars.  Just the treat you’ll want this weekend! 

Loaded Cookies and Cream Cookie Bars

I sprinkled some White Chocolate Cadbury Mini Eggs on top for a fun Easter twist.  The bars may seem undercooked when you pull them out of the oven, but let them cool in the pan to cook a little bit more.  Remember, gooey = good.  At least in my book.  Once cooled, dish up and enjoy! Loaded Cookies and Cream Cookie Bars

Loaded Cookies and Cream Cookie Bars
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup butter, soft
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 cup + 3 tbsp flour
  7. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/4 tsp salt
  9. 10 Oreos, crushed
  10. 1/2 cup chocolate chips + extra for sprinkling on top
  11. 1/2 cup white chocolate chips + extra for sprinkling on top (or White Chocolate Mini Cadbury Eggs)
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars together. Add egg and vanilla and beat until creamy.
  2. Whisk flour, soda, and salt together in a separate bowl. Slowly beat flour mixture into the butter mixture.
  3. Gently stir in 1/2 of the crushed Oreos, the white chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips. Spread batter into a greased 8x8 inch baking dish. Sprinkle remaining crushed Oreos, additional white and milk chocolate chips over the top.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes at 350. (until edges are golden). Bars will be slightly gooey and seem un-done, but let cool completely in the pan and they will cook a little bit more! Gooey = good!
Notes
  1. *recipe is adapted from Chocolate Chip Pan Cookie Recipe from my Grandma's church cookbook members put together
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Lucky Charms Ice Cream Bars

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Good Morning! I’m Emily from Layers of Happiness – food blog where I share easy, drool-worthy recipes with my mom. I’m so happy to be here with you this morning to share one of our family’s new favorite recipes. Lucky Charms Ice Cream Bars. These are such a fun spin off a ice cream sandwiches but let me assure you… they’re so much more yummy and magical!

I love Lucky Charms.

My favorite breakfast when I was little was either mini pancakes, brown sugar cinnamon poptarts, or a HUGE bowl of Lucky Charms. I know. So. much. sugar!! I used to eat my Lucky Charms by eating all the plain cereal first, dodging all the marshmallows so then I am left with spoonful after spoonful of marshmallow goodness! Aka heaven. :)

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Breakfast looks a little different these days for me, but there is one thing that will never change: I will always love me Lucky Charms! And it was only a matter of time until I made dessert with them. You will adore these ice cream bars!

They are Ice Cream Sandwiches with a colorful little Lucky Charms makeover. These start with vanilla ice cream, then a whole bunch of Lucky Charms cereal gets mixed in, then the ice cream mixture gets sandwiched between a crushed graham cracker coating. Perfection I tell you!

These easy, yummy, fun, colorful, and delicious Lucky Charms Ice Cream Bars are always a kid favorite! They come together in 10 minutes and they are perfect for birthday parties, St. Patrick’s Day, or as an everyday treat! All you need is three ingredients and you’ll be ready to go!

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Lucky Charms Ice Cream Bars
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These easy, yummy, fun, colorful, and delicious Lucky Charms Ice Cream Bars are always a kid favorite! They come together in 10 minutes and they are perfect for birthday parties, St. Patrick’s Day, or as an everyday treat! All you need is three ingredients and you’ll be ready to go!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 pints vanilla Ice Cream
  2. 2 cups Lucky Charms cereal (or more depending on preference)
  3. 16 graham crackers, crushed
  4. Caramel and Hot Fudge Topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Spread half the crushed graham crackers on the bottom of the pan. Add the ice cream mixture and spread out until smooth and even thickness. Sprinkle the remaining graham crackers on top of ice cream and lightly press into ice cream. Top with hot fudge and caramel, if desired.
  3. Place in freezer for at least 2 hours, until ice cream is firm. Cut into 9 squares and serve immediately or place back in freezer for later.
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