Sunday, August 25, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies


Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies (Makes 12 Squares)
Time: 45mins

I had been craving these treats for months and when I finally brought all the ingredients home I noticed the cereal had expired 6 months prior. What a let down! Has that ever happened to you? After getting a new box the following day I decided to make a chocolate peanut butter version and it didn't disappoint. Hope you enjoy these treats, feel free to share links to your favorite versions!

Ingredients:
- 5 1/2-6c Rice Krispies
- 10 oz Bag of Marshmallows
- 4.5tbsp Salted Butter
- 1 1/2c Chocolate Chips 
- 2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Peanut Butter Powder (Just Great Stuff)

Frosting:
- 1tbsp Peanut Butter Powder
- 1 1/2c Chocolate Chips
  1. Melt the butter on medium heat. Make sure to watch the pan to keep the butter from burning.
  2. Add marshmallows to the pan. Once melted, add 1/2c PB Powder and 2tbsp Cocoa Powder to the marshmallow mixture.
  3. Remove pan from heat and add the cereal. You can play with the amount depending on the consistency you want.
  4. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper and pour in the cereal mixture. Use a spatula to pack down the treats. 
  5. Melt 1 1/2c Chocolate chips and PB Powder in the microwave (90 seconds - I stir every 30 seconds). 
  6. Frost the cooled treats and enjoy!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Local Spotlight - Zeke's


It has been a while since I've done a restaurant spotlight, but I think this new local spot deserves one!
After two months of wanting to try out this spot, I went to Zeke's twice today. They serve fresh Poke bowls, juices, smoothies, and coffee. I love that healthier local options like Zeke's and Fruitive have been popping up around town!

Lunch Stop:
Watermelon Juice
The Keali'i Special

Dinner Stop:
Iced Intelligentsia Costa Rican Blend
O.G. Poke

I appreciated the attention they gave to each cup of coffee. They serve both cold brew and hot/iced coffee made with the precise technique pictured above. Against their will, the guys had to travel all the way to NYC for the brewing workshops, tough right? It's a good thing they did because the coffee was great! The only thing that I would say could be better is the rice, I personally prefer the stickier sushi style rice with poke, but it definitely isn't a deal breaker. Overall we had great poke, good drinks, and friendly service! The guys were cool and in my opinion successfully created a friendly and laid back atmosphere to hang out in. They will definitely be seeing us again soon! If you're in the area make sure you pop in and say hello to our new friends at Zeke's Beans and Bowls!