quick & easy whole wheat waffle pizzas

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Easy Whole Wheat Waffle Pizzas | Sweet Anna's

Today, we are talking about easy after school (or anytime!) snacks.

I am having a bit of a hard time getting back into the swing of school year eating.  Lunches to pack, snacks to prepare, starving kids to hold off until dinner time…  I am always looking for new ideas when it comes to lunch and snack time.

I know quesadillas are always a crowd please, but seriously…  I get a little sick of making them. every. single. day.

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easy, homemade microwave sweet potato chips

Microwave sweet potato chips?  Really?!

 

That’s exactly what I thought when I first heard of this!  I have been ignoring the concept, until I started intensely craving sweet potato chips today and decided to do something about it.

Usually I make sweet potato fries, in the oven.  They are delicious, but always lack the ‘crunch’ I crave.

I was so skeptical of using the microwave, as I’m not a huge microwave user in general, but the more I thought about it, the more it started to make sense.

Have you ever tried to microwave something soft and moist, like bread, cake or cookies?  And you know how hard and dried out they get if they stay in there even a few seconds too long?

Well, use that drying-out to your advantage for some homemade chips!

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fall & halloween pretzel buttons

You may have seen these on the blog here before in my classic Christmas Pretzel Buttons recipe, but I thought it would be fun to dress them up a bit for fall.

If you’ve never tasted anything like these before, they are the perfect blend of crunchy, soft, salty, sweet, and just plain cute and delicious!

I can’t make these very often, because my entire family has absolutely no self-control when it comes to these sweet little pretzel buttons.

I’m willing to bet your family/friends/self will have the same problem.  :o)

fall & halloween pretzel buttons

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

25 minutes

Yield: ummm... 2 servings? :o)

Ingredients

  • 1 bag small pretzels
  • 1 large bag Hershey's Hugs (or Kisses), unwrapped
  • 1 bag candy corn or fall m&ms (or both!)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 200ºF. Spread the pretzels out in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Top each pretzel with a Hershey's Kiss and bake for 10 minutes.

Remove and immediately press an m&m or candy corn into the top of each kiss.

Let cool completely for best taste, in my opinion!

http://sweetannas.com/2012/10/fall-halloween-pretzel-buttons.html

(By the way…  in the world of my OCD family, the saltier side of the pretzel needs to face down, so that you get the salt on your tongue when you eat them.  Yes, we’ve taken it that far.)