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Posted by on Dec 22, 2009 in Recipes & Ideas |

Rice Crispy Treats w/ Cookie Dough Bites and Candy Cane

The folks here at Cookie Dough Bites LOVE sweets (if you hadn’t guessed that already). We especially love no hassle, quick and easy recipes and it doesn’t get any more quick, easy, and no-hassle than rice crispy treats. We made a few personal touches to this familiar recipe to not only reflect our love of Cookie Dough Bites, but to also prepare ourselves for Christmas in a few days! Try this recipe for our delicious Rice Crispy Treats with Cookie Dough Bites and candy cane! It is absolutely delicious!

The ingredients are as follows:

1 box Cookie Dough Bites, crushed
3 tablespoons of butter
10 oz. marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
5 peppermint candy canes, crushed
6 cups crispy rice cereal

Rice Crispy Treats w/ Cookie Dough Bites and Candy Cane Directions:

  1. Spray a 13 x 9 pan and a rubber spatula with cooking spray.
  2. In a 3-quart saucepan, melt butter and marshmallows over medium heat .
  3. Remove from heat, and immediately stir in the cereal.
  4. Sprinkle Cookie Dough Bites and candy canes into cereal and mix completely.
  5. Spread into pan. Flatten gently and evenly into pan. Let it cool and harden. Cut into squares.

In only 15 minutes, your treats will be ready to eat! We love how the candy canes add a crunchy dimension to the chewy rice crispy treats – and we always love Cookie Dough Bites! We hope you enjoy this recipe!

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2009 in Recipes & Ideas |

Cookie Dough Bites and Praline Ice Cream Sandwiches

A-ma-zing. That’s all we can say about this recipe. The lethal combination of Cookie Dough Bites, praline, ice cream, and cookies is our ultimate guilty pleasure of the week. This is the recipe that we followed, but of course, you can substitute ingredients for ones of your liking!

The ingredients are as follows:

For praline:
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup sugar

For sandwich layers:
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

For sandwich filling:
1 box Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites, finely chopped
2 pt store-bought premium vanilla ice cream, softened

Cookie Dough Bite and Praline Ice Cream Sandwiches Directions:

For Pralines:
1. Mix pecans and salt together in mixing bowl
2. Cook sugar under moderate heat until melted. Stir occasionally until melts into caramel
3. Add pecans and salt mix into pan with caramel, making sure they are well coated
4. Spread praline onto a foiled baking pan and allow time to harden (about 15 minutes)
5. Peel praline off pan and chop into fine pieces

For Sandwich Layers
1. Preheat oven to 375°F
2. Coat 2 baking pans with butter and place parchment paper on top
3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
4. In a different bowl, combine brown sugar and butter and beat with electric mixer on medium-high until mixture is fluffy
5. Add eggs, one at a time, add vanilla, and continue beating
6. Reduce speed to low and include flour mixture
7. Separate batter into two even parts and spread into even layers onto both baking pans
8. Sprinkle in praline atop batter and bake for about 10 minutes or until layers are golden brown

Assembly:
1. Remove one sandwich layer and turn upside down
2. Include chopped Cookie Dough Bites to softened ice cream
3. Spread a thick, even layer of ice cream on top of upside down sandwich layer
4. Place other sandwich layer on top, praline side up, and press gently so sandwich sticks together
5. Wrap baking pan with plastic wrap and place in freezer for at least one hour
6. Take ice cream sandwich out of freezer and cut into 24 sandwiches

Cookie Dough Bites and praline ice cream sandwiches are the perfect combination of sweet and salty, chewy and crunchy, and is sure to run out as soon as you take it out of the freezer. We hope you try this delicious concoction. Let us know what you think of it! Bon Apetit!

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Posted by on Dec 9, 2009 in Recipes & Ideas |

Cookie Dough Bites Ice Cream Pie

If it’s not apparent already, we LOVE desserts. We have an entire page devoted to recipes that include Cookie Dough Bites! We have been busy at Taste of Nature creating our new line of delicious candy, so we haven’t had much time to devote to baking. When we have a sweet tooth for something homey yet quick, we turn to our no-bake, no hassle Cookie Dough Bites ice cream pie. We’re sure it’ll be a great hit with our Cookie Dough Bites lovers — we’re already hooked!

The ingredients are as follows:

2 cup Cookie Dough Bites, crushed
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
8 oz whipped topping
1 graham cracker pie crust

Cookie Dough Bite Ice Cream Pie Directions:

1. Mix together the ice cream and whipped topping until well-blended.
2. Stir in 1 cup of the crushed Cookie Dough Bites.
3. Spoon mixture into the graham cracker pie crust.
4. Sprinkle top with the remaining crushed Cookie Dough Bites.
5. Place in freezer.

Now, we recommend letting the pie sit in the freezer for at least 4 hours, but how can we pass up dessert?? Our pie was devoured within 15 minutes. It was a little soft, but still delicious! We hope you enjoy your Cookie Dough Bites Ice Cream Pie. It’s perfect to enjoy at home or to bring to your next holiday party. Bon Apetit!

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Posted by on Dec 4, 2009 in Recipes & Ideas |

Gingerbread Cookies Topped with Cookie Dough Bites

Okay… so maybe we’re a little too enthusiastic about the upcoming holiday, but with Thanksgiving out of the way and Christmas lights and decorations everywhere, it’s hard NOT to have the holiday spirit! Here at the Cookie Dough Bites headquarters, we’re always trying to find new and creative ways to enjoy our favorite candy, and our gingerbread cookies topped with Cookie Dough Bites is the perfect way to kickstart the holiday season!

The ingredients are as follows:

1 box Cookie Dough Bites
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
¼ cup molasses
2 tablespoons white sugar

Cookie Dough Bite Milkshake Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  4. Slice Cookie Dough Bites into small pieces and top each cookie before they cool.

In just a few minutes, you’ll have delicious gingerbread cookies with your favorite Cookie Dough Bites topping! We hope you enjoy our recipe. Have a great day!

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2009 in Recipes & Ideas |

Cookie Dough Bites Milkshake Recipe

We recently experimented with a recipe that we just can’t resist, and we’d like to share it with all of you!

Who doesn’t like a thick, creamy milkshake? The taste and texture always leaves us wanting more. We’ve added a twist to one of the best desserts ever by adding one more ingredient: Cookie Dough Bites! It’s the perfect way to top off an already awesome beverage, and it’s amazingly quick and easy to make.

The ingredients are as follows:

1/4 box of Cookie Dough Bites
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup of chocolate syrup
2 cups of milk

Cookie Dough Bite Milkshake Directions:

  1. Combine ice cream, Cookie Dough Bites, milk, and chocolate syrup in a blender
  2. Blend until thick and frothy

The recipe makes for two servings, but if you’re like us, you’ll be back for more! We used the original Chocolate Chip variety for our Cookie Dough Bite milkshake, but you can try any or all of our 5 varieties: Original Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Chip, and Fudge Brownie! If you love milkshakes and want to add a little something different, we highly suggest grabbing a couple boxes of your favorite Cookie Dough Bites flavor and adding them into the recipe. It’s a new and delicious way to enjoy your favorite snacks. Enjoy!

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Posted by on Nov 1, 2009 in Recipes & Ideas |

Frozen Yogurt Topped with Cookie Dough Bites

Hello, everybody!

We have to admit; we got into the latest yogurt craze. You can see countless yogurt establishments everywhere you go, and it’s hard to resist going in and fulfilling your sweet tooth. Yogurt is full of probiotics (good bacteria) and is a good source of calcium, so you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it. If you want to enjoy the same delicious frozen yogurt without hurting your wallet, we have the perfect solution: make it at home! Scroll below for an easy recipe for vanilla frozen yogurt with a delicious Cookie Dough Bite topping!

The ingredients are as follows:

1 box of Cookie Dough Bites
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup of sugar
1 pouch of unsweetened gelatin
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
1/4 cup of corn syrup

Cookie Dough Bite Milkshake Directions:

  1. Combine milk, sugar, gelatin, and salt. Let it stand for 1 minute
  2. Cook the mixture under low heat for 5 minutes, or until gelatin is completely dissolved
  3. Let mixture cool completely, and then add vanilla extract, yogurt, and corn syrup
  4. Pour mixture into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it chill for at least 8 hours
  5. Pour into ice cream machine and freeze according to directions
  6. Top with your favorite Cookie Dough Bites flavor… or all five!

Even though winter has crept up on us, we still can’t resist a nice cold cup of frozen yogurt. Topping it off with Cookie Dough Bites is our way of making an already great dessert even better! We hope you enjoy!

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Posted by on Oct 9, 2009 in Recipes & Ideas |

Cookie Dough Bites Ants on a Log Recipe

Happy Friday, everybody! Once again, we’ve added a new twist to an old favorite. We remember from our elementary school days about making this simple and delicious snack, and we’ve incorporated our mouthwatering Cookie Dough Bites. Scroll down to recreate your favorite childhood snack!

The ingredients are as follows:

1 box of Cookie Dough Bites
1 stalk of celery,washed, ends trimmed
2 tablespoons creamy or chunky peanut butter

Cookie Dough Bite Ants on a Log Directions:

  1. Cut celery into 3 inch sections
  2. Fill celery with peanut butter
  3. Press your Cookie Dough Bite “ants” into the peanut butter

It’s that simple! You can use simple ingredients from your kitchen or pantry and make these delicious snacks in less than five minutes! We hope you enjoy them!

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Posted by on Sep 25, 2009 in Recipes & Ideas |

Cookie Dough Bites Movie Mix

Happy Friday, everybody! We hope you enjoy the nice weekend. If you’re thinking about staying in and watching a movie, we suggest you try one of how quick fix favorites – Cookie Dough Bites® Movie Mix!

The ingredients are as follows:
1 box of Cookie Dough Bites®
1 bag of microwave popcorn (we suggest lightly salted)
1 3oz bag of pretzels
1 3oz bag of honey roasted peanuts
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Cookie Dough Bites® Movie Mix Directions:

  1. Pop the popcorn according to the instructions on the bag
  2. Mix all your ingredients together

Now you have a quick and easy snack while you’re watching a movie, or whenever you’re craving something sweet and salty. We hope you enjoy your Cookie Dough Bites® Movie Mix!

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Posted by on Sep 21, 2009 in Recipes & Ideas |

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Cake

How are you guys doing? Here is a simple recipe to make a great Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites cake with every day items from your grocery store! Now, we know it sounds a bit peculiar, but we guarantee you it’s delicious!

The ingredients are as follows:
1 box of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
1 box of cake mix
1 egg
Water and oil quantities according to instructions on the box
1 cup chocolate chips

Cookie Dough Bites Cake Directions:

  1. Mix your cake mix with your egg, water, and oil thoroughly
  2. Sprinkle in your chocolate chips and box of Cookie Dough Bites into your batter
  3. Bake your cake according to the instructions on the box

That’s it! It’s definitely a recipe that is different from your ordinary cake. We hope you enjoy your creation!

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2009 in Recipes & Ideas |

Frozen Cookie Dough Bites

Hey, everyone! We hope you’re enjoying those Cookie Dough Bites! Here’s a suggestion if you haven’t tried it already: throw a box of Cookie Dough Bites in the freezer and enjoy them frozen! They’re the perfect treat for those warm days, or when you’re craving something cold! Keep checking our blogs for new ideas and updates on what’s going on!

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in Recipes & Ideas |

Deep Fried Cookie Dough Bites Recipe

Over in California, the LA County Fair has arrived, and here at Taste of Nature, we’re all still kids at heart. As with other fairs and carnivals, you go there to enjoy the rides, the sights, and, of course, the greasiest food ever. Our favorites are the deep fried candy bars and we’ve replicated the recipe so now you can enjoy deep fried Cookie Dough Bites within the comfort of your own home!

The ingredients are as follows:
1 box of Cookie Dough Bites
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt

Deep Fried Cookie Dough Bites Directions:

  1. Chill or freeze your Cookie Dough Bites, depending on preference.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Combine egg, milk, and vegetable oil with your dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cover bowl and place in refrigerator to chill.
  5. Heat 4 cups of oil or shortening to 375 degrees F.
  6. Dip your Cookie Dough Bites into the batter and gently place into oil. Cook only until the outside is golden brown.
  7. Remove from oil and place them on brown paper to allow the oil to drain.
  8. Allow a few minutes for Cookie Dough Bites to cool.

That’s it! It’s easy and quick enough to make when you have a craving. We hope you enjoy this new twist to an old favorite!

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