Honey s’mores party mix!

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Don’t you just love it when an accident actually becomes a success?

So I was helping my little girl with a project and really wanted to help her make something fantastic and simple. Years ago I would make the mixes that they had on-line, but could not find anything that came close to this. I have also become a little too cautious when it comes to chemicals in our diet; the less chemicals the better. I had found a cereal, at a health food store, called wheat waffles and was hoping that there would not be too much of a taste difference. Being a chef I am used to thinking on my toes, but I had never done this type of thinking! When we first began I thought I totally messed it up, but I was surprised when we finished that it had actually turned out great. I am proud to say this recipe is perfect for parties!

Ingredients                      

7 cups of wheat waffles

1 cup of chocolate chips

1 ½ cup of mini marshmallows

1 cup of cashews

1 cup of mini pretzels

5 Graham crackers broken up into bite sized pieces

3 Tbsp. of honey

1/3 cup of Honeyville caramel whipped honey sauce

1/3 cup butter

Directions

Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Take the wheat waffles, and graham crackers and place them in a microwave safe bowl. Warm the butter and the caramel honey sauce, in a separate bowl, for 30 seconds in the microwave, mix well and pour over the wheat waffles cashews, pretzels, and graham crackers. Mix together until nicely coated. Place the mixture in the microwave for a minute. Add the chocolate chips, marshmallows and the honey on top. Microwave for one minute, then mix together thoroughly, last pour the mixture onto the baking pan. Let this set for an hour and now you have honey s’mores party mix!

From our hive to yours,

Bee Queen

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Honey Hot Chocolate!!

 

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Baby it is COLD outside and what better way to celebrate the cold then with a cup of hot chocolate. Here at The Honey Cottage we are not big fans of sugary hot chocolate! So here is my favorite recipe for honey hot chocolate!

-Four ounces of baker’s chocolate unsweetened

-about a 1/4 cup of honey

-5-6 cups of milk.

Take the baker’s chocolate and heat on low until it is melted; then add honey and mix until smooth. Slowly stir in a cup of milk at a time; this will keep the chocolate mixture from becoming chunky. I don’t let the mixture get to hot, just warm to keep the honey from cooking too much. I like 5 cups to this ratio, but you can add a cup more or less; depends on how chocolatey you want the hot chocolate to be. The best part is adding honey marshmallows or homemade honey whip cream on top. We like to pop some popcorn and watch movies. ENJOY AND STAY WARM!!!

From our bee hive to yours,

Queen Bee