Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cheeto Brittle

Because the BEST kind of brittle... has CHEETOS!!

Whiny willowy skinny people should avert their eyes (Not that I haven't tried to be willowy on many occasions).... go visit or something.. I LOVE hungry girl by the way.. but I wanted to eat some food that reminded me of childhood... so here we go!

Cheeto Brittle!

Serves 2-3:


1/2 bag (or 4oz) of crunchy cheetos (more or less depending on how coated you want them to be)/
1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp baking soda

Thiss is howw we dooo ittt..

- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F
-Spray baking sheet, line with aluminum foil or parchment paper, and then spray again
- Cut up the butter into at least 4 smaller pieces (I cut it into 8 smaller pieces)
-Add cut up butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and honey  to a sauce pan and bring to a boil
-Continue to stir and stir as it boils for at least 5 minutes
-Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and baking soda, continue to stir until combined
-Add cheetos, and stir until combined
-Add mixture to the baking sheet and place in oven
-Bake for 45 minutes (It may take longer), stir at 15 minute intervals
-Once the brittle is done, allow to cool.
-Once it has cooled enough, break it up into small pieces.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Low Calorie Frothy Green Tea Frappuccino

So easy and refreshing... and from looking at the calories at Starbucks, who knew that green tea matcha powder is 0 calories?!


-Japanese Matcha green tea powder.  Make sure that it is powder, not bags or leaves.  I bought mine from Whole Foods.  I use Matcha stone ground green tea powder from the Republic of Tea.  It is pricey but worth it because it is very high quality.
-Fat free milk (or any kind of milk if you aren't watching calories)
-Splenda (Again, if you aren't watching calories, feel free to use sugar)
-Ice (optional, only if you are using a blender which is highly recommended)
-If you aren't watching calories, I've heard that Torani Vanilla Syrup is a great addition

-In a blender*, combine ice (depending on the desired consistency.. a few cubes makes more of a latte consistency, more cubes turns it into a frappuccino), As many cups as you want (1 cup= 12 oz, I used 2 cups) of milk (I used fat free for this recipe), 1 tbsp of matcha powder per every cup (12 oz), and as much splenda as you want.

-Blend together until the ice no longer makes noise.

-Taste and add more of something if you aren't satisfied.

* If you do not have a blender, you can mix or shake all of the ingredients, minus the ice, in a cup.

-The latte/frappuccino will be delicious and frothy if you put the ingredients in a blender.. just sayin! ;)

Calorie Count:

Fat free milk= 90 calories/ cup * 2 cups= 180 calories
Matcha powder= 0 calories
Ice= 0 calories
Splenda= 0 calories

180 calories for a 24 oz "starbucks" drink that is also GOOD for you?? Awesome!