I actually really enjoy making homemade bagels. It is really quite simple and they come out very delicious. I have made rainbow bagels and even pumpkin spice bagels(recipes on my blog). I wanted to make some green bagels for St. Patrick's Day, This is such a fun breakfast that you can make for the kids.
-1 1/2 cups of water
-green food coloring
-4 cups of bread flour
-1 tbs of instant yeast
-tbs of brown sugar
-2 tsp of salt
In measuring cup mix the water and green food coloring. In a large bowl mix all of your dry ingredients and then add your green water. Mix well and add flour as you knead the dough until it forms into a large ball. Grab another bowl and coat the inside with non-stick cooking spray and then place the dough in that bowl, cover and allow the dough to rise for an hour.
Pull apart about 8 pieces of dough and roll into balls. Cut a hole through the center of the dough ball and spread it out so that it looks like a ring. Next preheat your oven to 425 degrees. While the oven is warming up, boil the bagels in water for just 1 minute or so. Then place the bagels on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake the bagels for about 20-25 minutes in the oven.
Every March I really look forward to sipping on a McDonald's Shamrock Shake. So i decided to make Shamrock Shake Cupcakes!
-1 box of white cake mix
-2 tsp of Mint extract
-Green Food coloring
-white frosting(store bought more homemade)
-Red and white paper straws(trimmed to size)
Combine the necessary ingredients according to the box of your cake mix. Then add the mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring to get it to the green color you desire. Line a cupcake pan with green cupcake liners, pour in batter and bake according to instructions. I baked mine at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes.
Once the cupcakes are cool, use a pipette bag to frost with white frosting. Top with a maraschino cherry and cut a piece of a red and white paper straw to accent the cupcake to look like a shake.
Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Who doesn't love chocolate covered pretzels? These Shamrock Pops is an easy idea for a tasty St. Patrick's Day treat!
-Cake Pop Sticks
-Mini Pretzels (3 per pop)
-Green Chocolate Melts
-Green Sugar Sprinkles
-Melt the green chocolate in the microwave(follow instructions of package).
-On a sheet of wax paper lay down your stick. Dip a pretzel in the chocolate(covering both sides)then place on the wax paper flat on one side of the stick at the top. Cover some of the stick with chocolate. This is one "leaf" of the shamrock. Follow these steps with two more pretzels to make a 3 leaf shamrock. Be sure to have enough chocolate to cover the top of the stick so it stays on well and to fill in any gaps in the pretzel "leaves".
-Before it hardens add green sprinkles.
If you are looking for a fun beverage for the kids to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day, then this recipe is for you!
-Lime Sherbet Ice Cream
-Green Food coloring (optional)
In a glass put a scoop or two of lime sherbet ice cream. Then pour some lime soda on top. For a deeper green color I added a drop of green food coloring. Enjoy!
Yummm I love Peanut Butter! These festive green Peanut Butter truffles make for a tasty St. Patrick's Day treat!
2 cups of peanut butter
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
green melting chocolate
green sugar sprinkles
In a bowl microwave the peanut butter and butter for about 30 seconds. Mix well and blend in the vanilla and the confectioners sugar. Then create small balls and place on wax paper. Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Next melt the green melting chocolate as directed in the microwave. Then dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate and place on wax paper. Then top with the green sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet. Allow the peanut butter truffles to set and enjoy!
This is such a colorful and healthy snack that is great for St, Patrick"s Day. To create this Rainbow Fruit snack you will need to select fruits that are the colors of the rainbow and simply arrange them in the rainbow pattern.
Here is a quick St. Patrick's Day snack using popcorn.
You will need:
a bag of popcorn popped
3 tbs of butter
1 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows
4 tbs of green Jello
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
In a medium sauce pan on low heat melt the butter and marshmallows. Once melted add the green jello mix and stir well. Pour the already popped popcorn into a pan. Then pour and fully coat the popcorn with the green marshmallow mixture. Bake for just 3-5 minutes. This helps to make it less sticky. Take out of the oven and coat with the green sprinkles. Yummy!
One thing I always look forward to for St. Patrick's Day is McDonald's Shamrock Shake! Well it is super easy to make yourself.
2 cups of vanilla ice cream
1 1/4 cup of milk
1/4 tsp of mint extract
green food coloring
whip cream and a cherry
Blend the ice cream, milk, mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring in a blender. Pour into a glass and top with ice cream and a cherry. Enjoy!
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