Easy Recipes For Vacation Goodies!

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  1. tarheelmjfan

    tarheelmjfan <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue>

    May 10, 2001
    Now that we're on the subject of recipes, let's give this a try. :teeth:

    My family spends way too much money on food, while on vacation. We rarely eat out at home & more than make up for it on vacation. :blush: We like dining at nice places that unfortunately come with a nice size check at the end. :rolleyes1 I know we're not going to sacrifice nice dinners, so I've come up with a compromise. I've almost convinced my DH & DS that we should eat breakfast & lunch in the room on our upcoming USO/ beach trip. Our food budget can all go toward dinner, so it won't seem so bad. To keep everyone from feeling deprived, I want to make some homemade goodies for the room. Hopefully, this will also keep us out of the bakeries. :rolleyes: When my family thinks about goodies, we're talking about the ooey gooey, fattening kind. You know, fudge, brownies, cookies, etc. ;) No trail mix for us. :p

    Please, share your easy recipes for yummy snacks to take on vacation & keep in the room. TIA :)
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  3. mommiepoppins

    mommiepoppins <font color=red>I miss sitting in a bucket

    Feb 18, 2006
    strawberry short cake
    2 frozen or fresh containers of strawberrys throw in bowl
    add 1 pakage of strawberry jello ( just the powder)
    1 container of cool wip thrown in
    and 1 angle food cake cut up. Mix all and = yummy!!!!! :yay:
  4. LSUDis

    LSUDis DIS Veteran

    Jan 13, 2005
    Cream cheese brownies are always good.

    --Just mix up some Duncan Hines brownie mix, pour into the pan
    Next, in another bowl, mix 8 oz. cream cheese, 2 eggs, 1 box powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Pour on top of brownie mix.
    Bake at 350 for 45 mins. or so.

    Candy shop pizza

    1 roll cookie dough--sugar, choc. chip, etc.
    1 bag choc. chips-semi or milk
    1/2 c. peanut butter (if you like it)
    various candy bars, chopped--Snickers, Heath, Crunch, M&M's, malt balls, whatever you like

    Spread the roll of cookie dough on a pizza pan. Bake it per directions.
    While it's warm, sprinkle the choc. chips on and drop the peanut butter by spoonfuls. Let it become shiny (5 mins.); then, spread. Top with chopped candy bars. Eat!
  5. bevtoy

    bevtoy bevs_toy

    Feb 6, 2006
    Classic Rice Krispy treats never fail to please. We also like them made from Cocoa krispies with a few chocolate chips thrown in.
  6. daksmom11

    daksmom11 Earning My Ears

    Apr 26, 2005
    MMMmmm! Got to try the chocolate kind ! :thumbsup2
  7. AlaskaMOM

    AlaskaMOM <font color=blue>BL II - Blue Team<br><font color=

    Jul 16, 2005
    We love em also w/ fruity pebbles or fruit loops, they store well (as long as humidity is down)
    Another goodie is carmel corn; bagged in individual servings or in a big ziplock (or tupperware container) and its great for travel/vacations
    YUM!! popcorn::
  8. jstbcuz

    jstbcuz DIS Veteran

    Dec 27, 2004
    How about Cheerio treats?

    1 cup sugar
    1 cup corn syrup
    1 1/2 cups peanut butter
    5 cups cheerios

    Combine sugar and syryp in saucepan and bring to boil stirring often. Do not cook. Take off heat and add peanut butter. Stir in cheerios. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non stick spray. Put mixture in pan and pack down firmly. Cool. Cut into squares. ENJOY!!!!

    **Sometimes, I add just a touch more syrup and peanut butter for chewier treats. Or you could just do less cereal too.
  9. daemom

    daemom DIS Veteran

    Apr 13, 2005
    We like them with M&M's mixed in or melt some caramel on top! :thumbsup2
  10. tarheelmjfan

    tarheelmjfan <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue>

    May 10, 2001
    Thanks for the great suggestions. :) They all sound yummy.

    If we were going to WDW, I'd make the rice krispie treats in the shape of a Mickey icon & put some of the Magic Shell chocolate on them. They'd be just as good & much cheaper than you can get in the parks. :thumbsup2 I can still make them for UO. I'll probably just do boring squares though. ;)

    The strawberry shortcake will be a great dessert for home. I may make that this weekend. :sunny: I like to make low fat desserts for home.

    Cream cheese brownies are my fav. bakery item. I am so making those. :teeth:
  11. Shelly F - Ohio

    Shelly F - Ohio Disney Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2004
    Chex mix comes in so many varieties. Just be sure to pack a zip lock bag to put them in once they are opened to keep them fresh.
  12. kritter

    kritter <font color=deeppink>I need a Disney FIX!!<br><fon

    Jul 12, 2005
    ooh I love these ideas and perfect treats for the beach!!!!!
  13. barbmouse

    barbmouse <font color=navy>Thanks for your support!! I have

    Feb 7, 2006
    We like to make our own trail mix:

    almonds when the kids were little I always included cherrios

    Add whatever your family likes!!

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