Dec 24, 2012

Breakfast, Treats and Giggles

I wanted to make something yummy for breakfast this morning so I thought, nice sweet, scones would be lovely.  These sound yummy and the chocolate ensures it will be a hit with everyone.  And the best part is, it is a small batch so that it will be gone leaving room for the rest of the Christmas goodies like the yummy chocolate, marshmallow, peanut butter loveliness below.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Scones


3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp plus 1 tsp granulated sugar, divided (or sweetener of preference)
1/4 cup chilled, chopped Shortening or Earth Balance Margarine
1 cup Nondairy milk (I actually used about 1 1/2 cups, it felt dry to me)
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut


    Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Grease baking sheet or 12-inch pizza pan.

    In large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt, and 3 tbsp sugar. Add chilled butter and work butter into the flour mixture with your fingers until the mix resembles fine crumbs. Add milk, chocolate chips, and coconut. Mix to form a sticky dough. Turn dough out onto lightly floured board and knead for about 30 seconds. Form dough into ball and pat into a circle, about 3/4-inch thick. Place dough on greased pan and cut into 8 wedges using a knife or pizza cutter. Gently separate wedges on pan, giving each about 1/4-inch space. Brush tops with a little water to dampen and sprinkle with 1 tsp sugar. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 18 minutes or until baked all the way through. Let cool on rack. Serve warm or cold with your favorite jam.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Marshmallows

2 cups marshmallows, small ones (to make it vegan you can use Dandies, Air-Puffed Marshmallows)
225 g chocolate chips, 1 package
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon Earth Balance margarine


Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine for about 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave.
Add marshmallows and mix.
Pour in a greased 8inch pan and put in fridge for about 2 hours.
If you need this quick, put in freezer for about 45 minutes.

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