Friday, February 17, 2012

Clorox Clean Up Sweepstakes & Recipes For Fun Launch!

Hey all, remember how just a couple weeks ago I asked if you'd enjoy seeing some recipes on my blog, as well as the normal reviews and giveaways? It just so happens that SocialMoms has an opportunity that I'm participating in, and in addition to sharing some really great information with you all, I also get to share a fun recipe! What great timing! 


First of all, let me share the awesome announcement. Clorox just launched a really sweet website called Recipes For Fun. This is the perfect place to find creative crafts, wacky science project ideas, and -you guessed it- recipes for your and your kids! I just heard about the website and checked it out, and it definitely looks like something I will be using regularly, not just for the recipes, but also the other fun projects. The best part is that to announce the launching of this site, Clorox is having a Mess It Up-Clean It Up sweepstakes! The grand prize is $10,000 toawrds an Ultimate Mess Party! It's easy to enter, and just by registering, you're also eligible to win one of the $100.00 gift cards they're giving away daily! For more details, check out the Clorox Clean It Up Recipes For Fun website.


Now, on to the Kiddie Cooking recipe. This Peanut Butter Muffin recipe is one that I found a while back, and made some adjustments to. Of course when M heard what I was baking, she asked to help, and jumped right in. I turned these into PB & J Muffins (not a new idea I know, but I like this PB muffin recipe better than others I've tried). So, in case you'd like to try them with your children, here's the recipe. (Note: Be ready for the muffins to disappear! I doubled the recipe, and they were still gone in 1 day!).
Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
Ingredients:
6 tablespoons Butter, softened
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
2/3 cup Brown Sugar
2/3 cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1 tablespoon Vanilla
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
3 cups Flour
1 cup Milk


1/2 cup Jelly


Frosting Ingredients:
1 cup Confectioners Sugar
2 tablespoons Peanut Butter
2 tablespoons Milk


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin cups, or line muffin pan with paper cups.


In a large bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs, beat well. Add vanilla, baking powder and salt; mix. Add in flour 1 cup at a time, alternating with milk (1/3 cup at a time).


Fill cupcake cups about 2/3 full. Using a decorating bag and tip, insert about 1 teaspoon of jelly into the middle of each muffin. Be sure that the batter covers the jelly! Bake for 15-20 minutes. While baking, mix all frosting ingredients together. Cool the muffins, then frost. Store leftovers (if you have any) in the refrigerator. These can be reheated in the microwave if desired.
The muffins cooling

Frosted muffins

A shot of the inside!
So there you have it. Our family's newest favorite breakfast (and snack) muffin recipe! It's very easy, and the kids love to get involved, from the mixing and measuring, to the jelly-filling and frosting! It can get messy if you don't oversee the jelly step especially, so be sure to have plenty of Clorox cleaning supplies on hand for clean-up!


Check out the Clorox Recipes For Fun website, and tell me what you think. While you're there, make sure to enter the Ultimate Mess Party Contest! You can also stay updated on any news by liking Clorox on Facebook.





 I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox Clean-Up Recipes for Fun blogging program, for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. For more information on this program, click here and see the Terms link.

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