I think we’ve had an action-packed Outdoor Grilling and Summer Entertaining month on In the Kitchen with David
, don’t you? We celebrated Independence Day, farmers’ markets, county fairs, and picnics. And this Sunday’s final ode to July is…camping! Grab your tents, sleeping bags, and marshmallow sticks. We’re off to have some outdoor fun!
Speaking of fun, my recipe
for this Sunday is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. Have the kids help you make these before you go!
Chocolate Hazelnut No-Bake Cookies
This recipe is prepared with the Lock & Lock 3-Piece Color Bowl Set (K36479).
1/2 cup toasted chopped hazelnuts
2-1/3 cups quick oatmeal
1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1-1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
1 tsp vanilla extract
Line baking sheets with waxed or parchment paper. Place the oats and chopped toasted hazelnuts in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
Combine the condensed milk and chocolate chips in a saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is completely melted. Remove the pan from the heat, add the chocolate hazelnut spread and vanilla, and stir until completely incorporated. Add the oats and chopped hazelnuts to the chocolate mixture and mix until the oats are fully coated with chocolate.
Drop the mixture (2 Tbsp for each cookie) onto the lined baking sheets. Let the cookies set until cooled and hardened.
While these cookies are certainly sweet (travel-friendly) treats, they do offer some nutritional benefits thanks to all those oats and the hazelnuts. Before the kids go off fishing, kayaking, or hiking, have them eat a few cookies. They’ll be happy to! My only word of caution is watch how you pack these. Instead of piling them up in a big container like your average cookie, you’ll need to arrange these cookies in layers. In fact, I never take the cookies off the parchment paper (where you place them to set). I layer the cookies (on the paper) on top of each other, and that prevents them from sticking to one another…which is bound to happen in the summer!
If you like sweets, you’ll LOVE Sunday’s brand-new Cookbook Corner
selection…You Be Sweet
by Patsy Caldwell & Amy Lyles Wilson (F09830). There are 181 recipes—all sweet!—in this title including the recipes below. I’m doing a happy dance now just reading through them! I can’t wait for Sunday.
Okay, foodies, you saw my blog question in the title and you’ve had some time to think about it. Now tell me…what are your favorite campfire foods? Do you love s’mores, mountain pies, or hot dogs? Or, do you have a special campfire recipe that you’re willing to share? I’m sure your fellow-foodies would love it…as would I! See you Sunday at Noon ET.
Keep it flavorful!