Monday, February 4, 2013

Pinteresting Pins: Energy Bites & Pull-apart Cinnamon Bread

Are you on Pinterest?  If so, leave me a comment with your Pinterest name and I'd love to follow you.

I tried two new Pinterest recipes this week and they both turned out very well.  Both kids liked both recipes, which is not only amazing in my house, it makes both recipes winners in my book.

I have to admit, I did not read this recipe carefully enough before I went to the store.  I thought it only had 4 ingredients: honey, peanut butter, chips and oatmeal.  Apparently, there were really 7 ingredients.  The recipe also included flaxseed, vanilla and coconut flakes.  Didn't get those at the store.  Oops.  We don't like coconut so I wouldn't have added it anyway.  I've never bought flaxseed in my life so I wouldn't even know where to look for that in a store.  Vanilla would have been good, but, oh well.

The moral of the story is: apparently, you can make these with just about anything and without just about anything and they will still taste good.

We made ours using only peanut butter, honey, cinnamon chips (yum!) and oatmeal and they were delish!  Almost like eating cookie dough.  In fact, I called them "cookie dough balls" for the kids benefit and had to limit them to just eating one a day (I may have had 2 a day myself, but who's counting).  I'm not sure if I got extra energy from the "energy bites" or not, but they tasted good.  (Maybe that's what the flaxseed was for?)

We had this lovely little dish for dessert last night.  Julie and I made it together and it was super easy (super easy is the only way I bake).  In short, you roll pieces of canned biscuit dough in cinnamon and sugar.  Stick them in a pan.  Cover it all with brown sugar mixed with melted butter (that's the glaze stuff you see on top),  then bake for about 30 minutes.

David, my very picky eater, was the first to try this and said "I'm so glad I was brave and tried this." Um, yeah, if only that idea would carry over when vegetables were involved.

I've already decided that this will make a great dish for my next party.  You can eat it "pull apart style" or you can cut it more like a cake, which is what we did.  We had some for breakfast today too and it made a great breakfast bread as well.

These turned out so well, that I'm convinced to try more of the recipes on my Pinterest board.  Maybe something a little bit healthier and more dinner-like next time.  Maybe :).

I'd love to know if you try these recipes as well.  Leave me a comment here or on my new Facebook page and let me know how they work for you.  Happy pinning!


  1. I am on Pintrest and my name is Gadgetgirl53. I have a board called Food and out of the my pins I have made the Zucchini Parmesan Crisps-and the Tye-died cake which came out great. I also made the Chicken dumpling casserole which tasted great but needed about twice the amount of Bisquick as stated in the recipe otherwise you will just have soup. Also, since I think bouillon cubes are too salty I skipped them
    I am going to try the Taco Pie and The spaghetti and hot dogs next !
    Love, Aunt Val

  2. Aunt Val, I'm now your Pinterest follower and I repinned tons of your recipes. I'm always excited to find zucchini recipes because my parents grow it every year in their garden and we have tons to eat. The spaghetti and hotdogs are super cute!

  3. Around here we call the pull-apart bread monkey bread. It is always hugely popular.

  4. Leeann - Yes, I've heard it called Monkey bread too. I think that's a much better, catchier name. My kids would like calling it that too.