Beachy snacks

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  1. kcjo13

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    Along about this time in the summer, I'm out of new ideas for beachy snacks. We are going tanking this weekend, and I am looking for new, fun, kinda waterproof but at least heatproof snacks. Here's my list so far:

    Spicy pretzels
    Asparagus wrapped with ham
    Pickles wrapped with salami (these have cream cheese, but we'll eat them first so they don't have time to spoil, plus we have coolers)
    Watermelon (booooring)

    I'm out of ideas. What's your favorite beach/water snack?
     
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    My sis sent me a recipe for smore bars...think rice crispie treats but golden grahams instead.
     
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    Oooh, Diz, those sound good! Share?
     
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    S'mores Graham Krispie Treats
    Yield: 12 Bars
    Prep Time: 15 Minutes
    Cook Time: 10 Minutes
    Total Time: 25 Minutes
    A twist on a campfire classic treat
    Ingredients:
    1 bag (10 oz) Mini Marshmallows
    1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips + 1 for topping
    1 box (12 0z) Golden Grahams Cereal
    6 Tbsp Butter
    1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
    Non-Stick Cooking Spray
    Directions:
    In a 9x9 inch baking pan, spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
    In a large non-stick pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add in marshmallows and stir together with butter until marshmallows have melted and become creamy. Stir in vanilla extract.
    Fold in grahams cereal until all marshmallows and grahams are evenly mixed together. Mix in 1 cup of chocolate chips. Spread treats into sprayed baking pan. Press into pan and sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on top of the treats, lightly press into top of treats to make sure they stick. Place into fridge for 10 minutes to cool.
    Slice into bars and serve. Devour.


    You know even the peanut butter rice krispie treats are yummy. What about like banana bread or something like that.
    Nothing you make but the munchies are good snack...doritos, pretzels, sun chips...we have them with sandwiches.
     
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    Banana PB Cookies
    -1/2 cup margarine
    -1 cup sugar (I don’t always do quite a cup, but close)
    -1/2 cup Peanut Butter (we’ve used chocolate PB…they are yummy too)
    ½ over ripe banana
    2 cups flour
    3/4tsp baking soda
    ¼ tsp. salt
    3 tsp. water

    Preheat 350. In a medium bowl cream margarine, peanut butter, sugar, banana & water until smooth. Add flour baking soda & salt…stir together well. Add more water if dough is too dry. Roll into ball, place on cookie sheet & flatten with fork (the criss cross like reg pb cookie). Bake 8-10 mins (we like ours a little softer so I do about 8min). Let cool before removing from cookie sheet. The recipe says about 16 cookies… but I think we did a few more than that. Like I said I usually double it…
     
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    RIPE BANANA CAKE
    3 c. sifted flour
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice
    2 c. diced ripe bananas
    2 c. sugar
    1 1/2 c. oil
    3 eggs
    1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

    Mix all dry ingredients, then sift them together. Add bananas, oil, pineapple with juice, vanilla, and eggs. Stir all together. Do not beat - just blend. Bake in a greased and floured tube pan (I use a bunt pan) at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Cool on rack before removing from pan.
     
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    These are some of our faves we make that don't require being kept cool... They are all yummy.
    Banana cake because I used a bunt pan...can be cut into slices and easily eaten without a fork.
     
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    Thanks! I'm thinking those smores bars are going to have to happen.
     
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    They are pretty good. The banana pb cookies are yummy!!! We have made them and ate them for bfast...I mean bananas fruit & pb protein...yay!!! LOL!!!
     
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    I can't do pb...it's just nasty to me!
     
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    Ok...
     
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    We take apples quite often - they can sit directly on ice and aren't too messy.

    How about cold cut pinwheels?
     
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    I think I will do pinwheels che. I saw that on some blog last night-then I can make a variety of flavors. Thanks!
     
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    Mangos (always a pain to cut, so I would cut them up first)
    Grapes
    Why don´t you make a chicken salad? Keep it in a container and bring a bag of tostadas. Then each person can pile the chicken salad on individual tostadas.
     
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    That sounds good Tami! I could throw a chicken into the smoker...loved smoked chicken salad. Yummy!
     
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    Food snacks- I usually do tortilla chips and salsa.

    For drinks my favorite is a "tinto verano" which is cold red wine mixed with lemon soda (I do about 50-50, sometimes more wine). I fill up my nalgene with that stuff, throw in a few ice cubes, and I'm good to go! It's freaking delicious on the beach :)
     
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    That sounds yummy.
     
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    That´s actually on my dinner menu this week, lol. However, we do that a lot at the beach, or even if we are just going to the pool. Plus it´s pretty easy to transport, and easy to eat.
     
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    Yes it does!

    We always make mint julep. Sorry, southerners, but I think our version of mint julep would make you cringe:

    Rub mint leaves on the inside of a large tin coffee can. Add a can of lemonade concentrate, a can of either rum or vodka (I prefer rum), a can of water (or not-maybe another can of rum instead), enough ice to fill it up and enough powdered sugar to make it palatable. Put the lid on and shake.
     

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