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Summer Berry and Marshmallow Cereal Bar

Summer Berry And Marshmallow Bars

Summer evenings at our house typically consist of an easy dinner outside with drinks and activities lasting well into the sunset hours. We might as well live on the back patio. We like to keep our meals simple, and follow them with something light and sweet. One of my favorite ways to end a meal is with a summery take on the marshmallow cereal bar. Our entire household loves Rice Krispy Treats, for their simplicity, nostalgia and, they are so good!  I thought it would be a fun idea to try a few different versions of an old favorite. We bought a bunch or cereal one day and began experimenting, I bought come Cap’n Crunch (the plain variety) and immediately had an idea. I went over to the dried fruit section at the store and purchased a bag of mixed freeze-dried berries. I made my cereal treats as usual, which at out house means lots of vanilla and mixed in the entire bag (even the fine powder at the bottom) of freeze-dried berries into the cap’n crunch marshmallow mixture. I poured it out onto waxed paper, shaped and let it cool. The kitchen was filled with the really concentrated berry smell that was so wonderful and summery – I could hardly wait to cut into those bars. When they finally cooled enough to cut, I did so and took a bite…WOW! So much berry flavor in a bite, so summery and somehow nostalgic. They are a delicious treat to take down to the beach when you’re in Rosemary Beach, or pack them as a snack when wandering through the woods in Seabrook. Better yet, bring these festive red and blue berry goods to your Memorial Day cookout and watch them disappear.

Summer Berry And Marshmallow Bars Perfect Grab and Go Snack for the Beach or Hike

Summer Berry And Marshmallow Bars

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 20oz box of Cap’n Crunch
  • 1 3.5oz or so bag of freeze dried berries
  • 2 10oz packages of mini marshmallows
  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • Waxed paper or parchment (greased)

Summer Berry And Marshmallow Bars

DIRECTIONS

In a stockpot carefully melt and slightly brown the butter over medium heat. Add both bags of mini marshmallows and stir until they are almost completely melted. Carefully add the vanilla, stir once more and remove from heat. Add the box of Capn’ Crunch and the freeze dried berries and stir. Quickly pour onto a greased sheet of waxed paper or parchment and pat down to shape into a rectangle. Allow to cool about 5 minutes and cut into pieces. I like to cute the ragged edge off so you have really nice square pieces. Eat the edges you cutoff when no one is looking.

Sweet Tea with Lime and Rosewater

Sweet Tea with Lime and Rosewater

You can’t get much more summer classic and refreshing than a tall glass of iced tea.  Whether you add a touch of sugar, a slice of lemon or absolutely nothing at all, it’s a pretty perfect drink that nearly everyone can enjoy on a warm day.  When my wife and I were dating and early into our marriage, we used to frequent an Indian restaurant in the town we attended college. They had really fresh and unique indian food and their iced tea was no exception. It soon became one of our favorites and we sometimes found ourselves going just for a glass of iced tea. Just let me tell you that this was no typical glass of iced tea. It was perfectly sweetened with a generous amount of fresh lime and a beautiful floral flavor that, at the time I couldn’t quite put my finger on, but later realized was rose water. The first time I tried a sip I immediately emptied the glass and was brought another. Since moving on from our old college town and our favorite Indian cafe we have worked to recreate that perfect glass of iced tea we used to enjoy so often. This recipe is our version of an old favorite. It has become our go to summer time beverage to cool us off after a day spent swimming, exploring or just spending time in the backyard grilling with friends. Enjoy!

Sweet Tea with Lime and Rosewater

Ingredients

  • •6 individual tea bags
  • •1 quart of filtered water (don’t use tap)
  • •3/4 cup granulated sugar,  or to taste
  • •Juice of 2 limes
  • •2 capfuls of rosewater (can be found in the international section of most supermarkets or in most international/mediterranean markets)

Sweet Tea with Lime and Rosewater

We’re bringing the Deep South the the Pacific Northwest and stirring up this sweet tea in the kitchen of Togadera, one of our luxury vacation homes in Seabrook, WA.

Instructions

Boil the half gallon of water to a full rolling boil then turn off heat. Steep the tea for about 9 minutes. Squeeze bags to remove the excess water and discard them. Whisk in sugar until dissolved and set aside. Carefully pour the hot tea mixture into a pitcher full of ice. Stir in the lime juice and rosewater. Makes 2 quarts

Sweet Tea with Lime and Rosewater

 

See Guide: Seaside

Best Leisure Shopping: Perspicasity
Meander through the open air bazaar of Perspicasity. Once exclusively a fruit and veggie stand, the beachy, open market style transcends to colorful clothing and accessories made from natural fibers. It’s open year round, weather permitting, and only steps from Sea Sabella.

Best Nighttime Family Fun: Central Square Cinema
Bring out the blankets and lawn chairs for a movie night under the stars with the family. On various Fridays throughout the year, you can catch a flick suitable for all ages on the lawn of the Seaside Amphitheater!

 

 

Best Spot to Enjoy the Emerald Coast Sunset: Bud & Alley’s
Bud & Alley’s rooftop bar is a locals’ favorite to literally ring in the setting sun. The tradition of sounding the 1888 cast-iron bell lets everyone know that it’s time to honor the end of another perfect day in Seaside Beach Pavilions
The pavilions are a beacon leading to the fun that awaits you on the white beaches. Each one is a unique landmark and was designed by a visionary architect. They mark the end of every street & beckon beach-goers to play in the surf and sand or relax in the sun.