Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saturday, May 21: Cookies! For Kids with Cancer

This Saturday I'm participating in the Cookies for Kids with Cancer Bake Sale & Silent Auction.

I like kids.

I hate cancer.

I love baking.

So bam, there you have it.

You can find more info about the event here. I highly recommend you attend!

I'll be helping to raise money for a cause other than Team Challenge, but it's a good one so I encourage you to attend.

Purchasers of my baked goods will be delighted to also receive a little card of encouragement from yours truly, including information about my Team Challenge participation. See? Two birds...

In an effort to keep things healthy, what with my half marathon training and all, I will be making the following recipes.

Whole Foods Flourless Brownies*
1 (15 oz) can no-salt black beans, drained and rinsed
3 large eggs
1/3 cup melted butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. Splenda
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 F
Butter an 8-inch baking pan. Place black beans, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and Splenda in food processor and blend until smooth. Gently stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Transfer mixture to pan, and bake for 30-35 minutes or until set it center. Cool before cutting into squares.

*Image from Whole Foods Market

Dashing Dish Single-Serve Money Bread
2 cans reduced fat Pillsbury cresent rolls
1/2 cup sugar free maple syrup
1 tbsp light butter
3 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup Splenda

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Spray 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick sspray. Open cans of crescent dough and cut each triangle into 3 equal-sized pieces. Roll each piece of dough into small ball, just a little smaller than a golf ball.

Combine splenda and cinnamon in bowl, and toss each ball in mix until coated. Place 4 balls in each prepared muffin cup.

Melt butter in microwave-safe bowl and add syrup and 1 tbsp cinnamon. Stir to combine. Pour over each muffin cup until dough is almost covered.

Bake 15-20 minutes or until carmelized crust forms on top of each monkey bread. Remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes. Use knife to loosen edges and remove.

*Image from Dashing Dish

If you'd like to attend, here are the deets:

Bake Sale & Silent Auction for Kids' Cancer
Saturday, May 21, 2011

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Best Place - in the Historic Pabst Brewery
901 W. Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI
__________________________________________________________________ Mandi

Current Couch Potato | Aspiring Runner:

Completing my first half marathon to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America will be a community endeavor. Won't you help me change lives?

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