No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares

Peanut Butter Oat SquaresThere has been little to no action here at Our Eating Habits. What I have shared has been delectable desserts. We seriously do eat healthy food, honestly. Most of the time too. I just enjoy sharing the desserts because honestly, they are the most enjoyable to eat. I have a bit of a healthier treat for you today. Plus, they have the added bonus that they are super-duper easy. Our kids loved them. They felt like they were getting dessert, and had the added bonus of being able to eat them whenever they liked. I am pretty sure this recipe is going to become one of the rare often cooked family favourites.

Recipe from Cookies and Cups

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 3 cups rolled oats – I used Quick Oats
  1. Melt peanut butter with honey. Remove from heat and stir in oats until completely covered.
  2. Line a square baking dish with foil, and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Scoop in oat mixture and level with spatula. Place in fridge until set. Cut into squares.
  4. Eat and enjoy!

Cinnamon Sugar & Pecan Popcorn

Sweet PopcornGuys! Today, I have some sad news. This will be the last post of the Secret Recipe Club. After many years, this group has decided to close up shop. We get this one last post to say good-bye. I must say, it has been fun. Definitely one of the blogging highlights for me. For this last post I was assigned Casa Costello, a blog all the way from Northwest United Kingdom! I chose one of my favourite foods, popcorn, with a sweet twist. When I have a favourite I usually tend to stay away from changing anything about it, but this was a nice sweet twist. Way easier than caramel corn, it is an easy way to sweeten up that popcorn. This would be a wonderful and easy addition to any holiday time eats!

  • 1/3 cup Popcorn Kernels
    2 tbsp Cooking Oil
    1/4 cup melted butter
    3 tsp granulated sugar
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    Pecans – roughly chopped/broken into pieces
  1. Pop popcorn in your popcorn maker with oil. Toss with melted butter.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon, toss to coat.
  3. Add pecans (or any other nut of choice)
  4. Eat and enjoy!

Snickers Wads

Popcorn BallsA fun treat that the kids will love? I have found it for you. Over at Making Memories with Your Kids, Erin is always coming up with super fun recipes. Popcorn, covered in melty gooey marshmallow, with some chopped up chocolate bars throw in, these are sure to impress your little ones. They are super easy, just make sure to butter your hands frequently as you make these bad boys, they get super sticky.

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for buttering hands
  • 1 package miniature marshmallows (10 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 quarts popped popcorn (about 12 cups)
  • Chopped Snickers candy bars, I used 10 Fun-size Snickers
  1. In large pot melt butter. Stir in marshmallows and brown sugar. Stir often until marshmallows are completely gooey. Stir in popcorn and snickers until well coated.
  2. Butter your hands. Shape into balls. Continue. (We got 18 balls of delight)
  3. Eat and enjoy!

Irish Soda Farls

Irish FarlThis is simply one of the best recipes of all time, seriously! We all loved them, and with about a cook time of less than 20 minutes start to finish they were a great add to the dinner table. Much like another favourite recipe of ours Buttermilk Scones, but you cook them like pancakes. They are like a panscone. Slathered with melted butter, and then again with Raspberry Jam, my family is already anxious for me to whip up a quick batch of these again. Don’t you just love finding a recipe you know will be a family favourite. What can I say, we love our buttermilk baked goods!

Recipe from Allrecipes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • butter and raspberry jam for serving – optional but highly recommended
  1. Mix together dry ingredients. Stir in buttermilk until just moistened. Press into round disk about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with pizza cutter into 4 equal triangles.
  2. Pre heat skillet or griddle. Lightly grease. Cook for about 6 minutes on each side, until browned, and cooked through.
  3. Serve warm with butter and jam.
  4. Eat and enjoy!