PPK Ginger Chocolate Chunk Scones

Okay, I lied. I have something for you after all. Apparently giving myself permission not to post again until the new year (and maybe an unexpected day off from work) was all it took to get myself in the mood to post something.

Have you read Isa’s recipe for these Ginger Chocolate Chunk Scones yet? It’s hilarious! I know it’s a few years old, but I just rediscovered it and I wanted to share.

I just finished making these, in preparation of Christmas brunch with the family tomorrow, and I’m in love! They were very quick and easy to throw together and turned out fantastic! I think the ginger flavour could be a little stronger, but they do taste great as they are. Some crystallized ginger would be awesome!

Collage, Ginger Chocolate Scones

The only modification I made to Isa’s recipe was to use half whole wheat flour and half brown rice flour. I chose to use sucanat for the sugar and Enjoy Life Mega Chunks. And I’m a little sad I forgot to sprinkle them with sugar, because the large sucanat crystals would have looked so pretty.

I can’t wait to share these at brunch tomorrow. I think this just might become my go to scone recipe!

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Also, you should watch this music video. I love She & Him, have always loved this song (in almost any incarnation), and this video makes me smile each time!

Merry Christmas!

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Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme Review

One of the item’s I received in the September Vegan Food Swap, was a tub of Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme. I finally bought some Nature’s Path Crispy Rice Cereal so I could make crispy rice squares. I decided to make add in some crunchy peanut butter and mini chocolate chips to make them a really special treat!

I just warmed 1/3 cup crunchy unsalted natural peanut butter, stirred in 1 cup of the Ricemellow Creme, then stirred in 3 cups Crispy Rice and 1/3 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chips until all of the Crispy Rice was coated. Then I pressed it into a lightly greased pan and let it set.

While these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Crispy Rice Treats tasted really great, they fell apart very easily, and so were quite difficult and messy to eat. They were a little better once I put them in the fridge, but still started falling apart almost as soon as I started eating a piece. I’m guessing this is because the Ricemellow Creme is not a solid to begin with, like marshmallows, so it couldn’t harden up as it cooled, like regular marshmallows would. This stuff made for tasty treats, and I will use the rest of the tub, but I don’t think this is something I would ever purchase again. I’d prefer for my marshmallow treats to not fall apart as I eat them, and not have to be refrigerated.

I also got a package of Dandies Marshmallows from October’s Food Swap and I will let you know how they compare.

Questions:
Have you tried any vegan marshmallow products? What did you think?

Do you have any great recipes, other than crispy rice treats, for using marshmallows or marshmallow creme?