Saturday, February 4, 2012

Baked Kale Chips

I have seen many articles and recipes recently about kale so I wanted to give kale chips a try. I have to admit Rob and I were both very skeptical. I'm not sure why we waited so long to try the recipe. We really enjoyed the kale chips. It is a great alternative to potato chips. We put them into a Ziploc container to store, but the chips got a little chewy. I took the lid off and they turned really crisp again. I think it was because of the oil. We just store them uncovered now. Give them a try!!


  • 1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt, for sprinkling


Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt. Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20 minutes. Serve as finger food.

 Recipe from food network

Easy Peanut Butter Cups

I made peanut butter cups this year for Christmas and they were much easier than I thought they would be. I used a peanut butter cup mold that I bought at the kitchen store close to my house. You could also use mini muffin cups and liners if you don't want to buy a mold. When I popped the cups out of the mold Rob told me they looked like I had just unwrapped them from a package. The taste was also very very good. I will defiantly be making these again. 


Peanut Butter Cups:

1/2 cup (125 grams) creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (55 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar

Chocolate Coating
Chocolate melting chips or Chocolate chips

Use a peanut butter cup chocolate mold or Line 36 miniature muffin cups with paper liners.
Place the peanut butter, unsalted butter, salt, and confectioners sugar in a medium bowl. Mix with a hand mixer until blended.
Melt the chocolates in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water or a double boiler.
Drop a teaspoon of the melted chocolate into the mold, push around the sides of the mold to make the sides and bottom of the cups. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. When the chocolate has hardened add a small amount of peanut butter to the center of each chocolate mold. Cover with melted chocolate. Refrigerate until cool. Pop out of the mold and enjoy.