Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Random Recipes...

Sweet Chicken & Bacon Wraps
I made these little guys for a Christmas party and everyone loved them (good thing since this was a first time recipe for me). Anyhow, they are SO easy and SO SO yummy, just pop 'em in your mouth.... sorry, I dont have a pic...i know, bad blogger...

1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (about 4 breasts)
1 (1-pound) package sliced bacon
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes. Cut each bacon slice into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a wooden pick. Stir together brown sugar and chili powder. Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture. Coat a rack and broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken wrap on rack in broiler pan. Bake 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

Note: if you do not have a broiler pan, use a wire "cooling rack" placed on a cookie sheet (with sides, as the coating with get carmelized and make a drippy mess)

Puttin on the Ritz
You may have seen these, or something similar, but they are such a crowd pleaser and a great midnight snack I might add..

Spread creamy peanut butter onto a Ritz cracker and top with another Ritz (making a Ritz PB sandwich) and place them on a cookie sheet.

Place them in the fridge for about 20 min (helps the PB get firm for dipping)

While they are firming up, melt your Almond Bark Milk Chocolate (you shouldnt have to add anything, as it normally has the perfect consistency for dipping). How many Ritz you are making will depend how much chocolate to melt...I guess guesstimate...I melt mine in the microwave or you could use a double broiler on the stove.

Dip one side of the Ritz in the chocolate Almond Bark and place on another baking sheet lined with wax paper. Place in fridge when done.

While that is drying, melt your white chocolate.

Give the little guys a good 45 min or so to dry, then dip the other half in the white chocolate almond bark. I dip about 5, then stop and sprinkle to make them festive with whatever makes you happy!

The finished product..... Enjoy!!

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