Easy Energy Granola Bars

Today I am going to give you the recipe for the easiest granola bars ever! They are so easy to whip up and are so versatile. You can add literally ANY ingredients you want to these! And they can be a bar, a ball, you can make them in any shape you choose!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup quick cook oats

1/2 cup peanut butter

3 tablespoons honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup raisins (or chocolate chips, or nuts, possibilities are endless here…)

1/4 cup chia seed

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DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, until well incorporated. Form into bars or shape of choice and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

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Mom’s AH-mazing Sausage Balls

My mom makes the absolute best sausage balls! Every time she makes them I want to eat the entire pan of them! I am sharing the recipe below. You should seriously make these today! They are so delicious!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound Jimmy Dean Hot ground sausage (or any brand)
  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • 4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (I use Cabot)
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 3 TBSP milk
  • Lawry’s Seasoned Salt (use at the very end)

 




INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a cookie (baking) sheet with parchment paper
  3. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT for the milk in a large glass bowl and mix well with your fingers.
  4. Add milk 1 TBSP at a time until moist but not too soggy.
  5. Form into balls, squeezing the mixture so it holds together, then rolling into palm of hands to form balls.
  6. Place on the baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. If desired, sprinkle lightly with Lawry’s seasoning salt (believe me, you want to do this!)

-This recipe makes approximately 5 dozen sausage balls

That’s it! Pretty easy and the most amazing sausage ball you will ever taste!

 

Health(ier) Blueberry Muffins

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good muffin! Here is a yummy blueberry muffin recipe I have been making a lot lately that I really like. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

-1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

-3/4 cup Coconut Sugar

-1/2 tsp salt

-2 tsp baking powder

-1/3 cup vegetable oil (you can opt to use applesauce instead of oil)

-1 egg

-1/3 cup milk

-1 cup fresh blueberries

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease your muffin tin or line with muffin liners
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder
  3. In a measuring cup, place the oil, egg, and milk. Pour this into the dry mixture
  4. Fold in blueberries
  5. Fill muffin tins right to the top and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes
  6. Let cool, then enjoy!

That’s all! It is such an easy recipe and is a delicious muffin!

Do you have any favorite muffin recipes! Comment below to share yours!

DIY Coat Hanger

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I made this awesome coat hanger the other day to sell in my Etsy shop. If you are like me, these are really good to have because it seems like coats, hats, and gloves get thrown all over the house in the winter time! These coat hangers are perfect to hang right next to the door so it’s super easy to hang up all your winter gear right when you walk in!

SUPPLIES you will need:

-one piece of reclaimed pallet wood (or any piece of wood of your choice. Mine was 28 inches long and 4 inches high)

-Stain color of your choice ( I used a dark Minwax stain)

-4 hooks of your choice

-one set of Keyhole Hangers

TOOLS:

-sander or just some fine sandpaper

-lint free cloth for stain

-damp lint free cloth

-8 screws for the hooks (if your hooks did not come with screws)

-tape measure

-pencil

-cordless drill

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Sand the entire piece of wood very smoothly, including edges if they are very rough.
  2. Wipe the sawdust away with the damp lint free cloth.
  3. Apply your stain of choice with a lint free cloth. Make sure to apply stain in all directions to get the stain in all of the wood grains. Allow this to dry for several hours.
  4. Using the tape measure, center and square up all of your hooks in the desired location on the plank.
  5. Mark with a pencil inside the holes where the screws will go on the wood.
  6. Using your cordless drill and screws, screw all of the hooks onto the wood plank. (optional here: I painted my screws black with craft paint since my hooks were black)
  7. On the back of the plank, center and square your keyhole hangers and screw those in using your drill.
  8. You’re Done!

You will want to hang this on the wall one of two ways: With at least one of the screws for the keyhole hanger in a stud, or use the anchors that screw into the drywall that hold a large amount of weight, such as 100 lbs (just to be safe).

You can even mix it up and choose some funky, odd, or mismatched hooks as well! This is very customizable to anyone’s style and is such a fun craft to make!

Here is a close up of the hooks I used (I got mine on sale at Hobby Lobby):

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Here is a side view of my finished project:

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That’s all for this project and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!