This week at the weekly treat

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One of my favorite treats growing up was Rice Krispie treats. I loved how they were both sweet and salty, and didn’t have chocolate. I always ate my mom’s chocolate chip cookies, but I wasn’t in love with chocolate until I got pregnant. Then it was all over. So when I got onto Pinterest this morning and spotted a Rice Krispie treat recipe, I knew it was a sign. So here are some awesome Rice Krispie treat recipes!

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Chocolate dipped rice krispie treats, from Oh So Delicioso

Image belongs to Shugary Sweets

Image belongs to Shugary Sweets

Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats, from Shugary Sweets

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Nutella Rice Krispie Treats from Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy

You know I have to do a clean eating recipe…

Image belongs to The Gracious Pantry

Image belongs to The Gracious Pantry

Clean Eating Rice Krispie Treats from The Gracious Pantry

I love these recipes, they bring back such awesome memories of my childhood, and they add a little something new! These treats are awesome for parties, BBQs, or just to have around!

If you love baking or are just getting into it, check out our Weekly Treat group for some recipe inspiration. Share your lemon and blueberry treats in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #lemonblueberry You can find more of my lemon blueberry inspiration on Pinterest!

This week at the weekly treat

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Anyone who knows me knows my insane love for avocado. I’ve gone through the avocado on toast for every meal phase at various points of my life, and when times have gotten rough, I’ve been known to eat avocado with a fork and some black pepper. That being said, I still have yet to use it in any of my baking recipes. Silly, I know.

Here are some amazing looking treat recipes that use the beloved avocado:

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Avocado Cupcakes from Will Cook for Smiles – This is actually the picture that inspired this week’s treat. I love just about anything that comes in the form of a cupcake, and I love avocado more than cupcakes. So to me, this is the perfect pairing. I think the only problem I’ll have is the ability to keep an avocado long enough to bake with it.

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Image belongs with A Dash of Compassion

Gluten-free chocolate avocado cupcakes from A Dash of Compassion – I love myself a good vegan recipe. But sometimes, there are a bunch of ingredients that I’m starting to believe don’t actually exist, and it gets both exhausting and obnoxious. Luckily, this recipe has none of that. Now, I’m not a big fan of gluten free flour, so I’ll stick to my whole wheat flour for this recipe. But if you do enjoy the gluten free way of life, you can definitely follow the recipe for the flour at the bottom.

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Avocado Ice Cream from Some the Wiser – When I was pregnant last year, I was ADDICTED to frozen yogurt. It was insane. Whenever we passed by somewhere that had frozen yogurt – we had to stop. And when frozen yogurt wasn’t around, I happily settled for ice cream. My obsession got so deep that I bought an ice cream maker. Only thing is, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t work. So, once I get this whole frozen yogurt/ ice cream making thing under my belt, I’m making this. And then gaining a subsequent 20 lbs.

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homemade avocado nutella from the lone home ranger – I love chocolate so much, I would put it on everything if I could. Now, it can’t be that stinky ol milk chocolate, I will have none of that. Only dark chocolate for me. I can’t wait to make this spread and put it on my toast in the morning. Maybe I could use this spread and then top it with even more avocado? Hmm….

If you want to add to our weekly treat group, find us on Facebook. Share your favorite avocado treat recipe in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #avocadotreats. You can find more of my avocado inspiration on Pinterest.

Now go get some avocados! STAT!

This week at the weekly treat

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I still remember my trip to Italy. I remember all the museums, Cathedrals, cafes and shopping. I remember the gondola rides, the wine, the alleys lined with all the beautiful architecture and clothes drying on clotheslines, swaying in the wind. I remember my dad and I lugging around our laundry, trying to find a laundry mat and I remember dancing atop one of our hotels. I remember searching all around for a gelato shop until we finally found one, and I remember Nutella.

Just like we get little cream cheese packets with bagels at any continental breakfast at any hotel in America, Italians get Nutella packets with every breakfast they are served. Now, I have bought numerous jars of Nutella since I made that trip over five years ago, and every time I do, I think of Italy. I think of my family that I visited there and I think of the way I felt when I saw the David. And I smile.

When I was organizing the pantry (for what feels like the millionth time) today, I was a little shocked and saddened that I didn’t have any Nutella. So to give me the kick in the hiney that I need to restock, I thought I would dedicate this week’s weekly treat to all things Nutella. And I learned that I can also incorporate peanut butter and pumpkin into my recipes, so I am a happy girl.

DSC_043322Homemade Nutella, from The Eccentric Cook

061Frenchy’s Best Nutella Buns recipe, by Le Chateau des Fleurs

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IMG_0292-757x1024Easy Nutella & Caramel Brownies, from little kitchen, big bites

Have any Nutella recipes? Did you make any of the above recipes and want to share your experience? Please join our group The Weekly Treat on Facebook.