We have had so much fun reviewing the different Gooseberry Patch cookbooks this year. 303 Simple and Satisfying Recipes (Last time I looked at the site, this book is on sale for $6!! That is a great deal!) is actually three books wrapped up into one. It has the recipes from 101 Easy Everyday Recipes, 101 Slow-Cooker Recipes, and 101 Cupcake, Cookie, and Brownie Recipes.
Over 300 recipes in one book! Sometimes, when I look through a recipe book, I have a hard time coming up with a handful of recipes that I want to try. With this book, I bookmarked just about every other page! Soups to stew all day long, cookies that are prefect for the upcoming cookie exchanges, pasta dishes for those cold winter nights and more.
In true Gooseberry Patch form, the recipes are easy to follow and you likely have most of the ingredients in your pantry.
The first recipe I tried was for Salted Nut Roll Bars from the third book in the collection. They are delicious and were a nice change from my children’s favorite treat – marshmallowy crispy treats.
- 18-1/2 oz package yellow cake mix
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 c butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 3 c mini marshmallows
- 10 oz package peanut butter chips
- 1/2 c light corn syrup
- 1/2 c butter, softened
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 2 c. salted peanuts
- 2 c. crispy rice cereal
- Combine dry cake mix, egg, and melted butter; press into a greased 13x9 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows over baked crust; return to oven and bake for 3 additional minutes, or until marshmallows are melted. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt peanut butter chips, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla. Stir in nuts and cereal. Spread mixture over marshmallow layer. Chill briefly until firm; cut into squares. Makes 2.5 dozen.
- I left out the nuts because my kids don't like them...these bars still tasted delicious.
- Make sure that you don't cut into them until they are completely cool. You will get a crumbly mess. Trust me!
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