Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

I’m excited to share my final recipe of #Choctoberfest 2020! I’ve been picking up grab and go lunches for my kids and that means we have way more milk than we can drink. I decided to look for a recipe for pudding and stumbled on this recipe. It’s basically a big peanut butter cup – creamy chocolate peanut butter pudding with a graham cracker crust and chopped peanuts on top.

Unfortunately, I’m not able to eat it since dairy and I are not friends … but I have three taste-testers in my house. My family gave it 2.5 thumbs up. My son was the only one who was iffy on it – he’s not a big sweet eater. I’m not putting much weight into his vote. I will say it smells amazing!

If you haven’t entered the giveaway yet, be sure to check out this post!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie
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Frozen Hot Chocolate

When I started planning for this year’s #Choctoberfest, my kids were very interested in what I was going to make. I mentioned frozen hot chocolate and they’ve been begging me to make it for over a week.

My kids loved these drinks and are now begging me to make them every night. They gave me a rave review of them as I can’t drink regular milk. It was also a great way to use up some of the pints of milk I’ve been getting from our school district’s grab and go lunch program. I will need to make myself one the next time with non-dairy milk.

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Rocky Road Bars

I’m excited to kick off #Choctoberfest 2020 with this recipe for Rocky Road Bars. This is my 5th year participating in this fun blogger event. I love chocolate and this is the perfect event for me.

These bars were so good. They are packed with marshmallows, peanut butter and chocolate. They’re also no-bake bars … simple and easy! My family devoured them in now time at all. I’ll definitely be making them again.

Don’t forget to check out the kick-off #Choctoberfest post for a giveaway!

Rocky Road Bars packed full of marshmallows, peanut butter, rice cereal and chocolate.
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#Choctoberfest 2020

It’s the best time of year: #Choctoberfest! I think we can all agree on one thing this year… 2020 needs more chocolate.

#Choctoberfest is our annual celebration of chocolate recipes, now in its 6th year. I’ve teamed up with some talented food bloggers to share dozens of milk, dark, and white chocolate dishes for this year’s virtual event. Plus, we’ve pooled our resources to bring you an exciting giveaway you don’t want to miss!

The Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a KitchenAid mixer – or if you already have a mixer you can instead opt to receive a KitchenAid gift card to purchase your choice of attachments or other kitchen tools. To enter, simply follow the directions here:

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The fine print: Open worldwide to entrants who are 18+ (except where prohibited). Winner will receive a KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer or the equivalent in a gift card. Giveaway ends on October 16 at 11:59 PM Eastern. This giveaway is not sponsored by KitchenAid, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, or any other third party sites. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. See terms & conditions for more information.

Participating Bloggers

Check any of these blogs throughout the week for delicious chocolate recipes!

Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

Shortly after the temperatures start to drop and there’s a chill in the air, I want to make every type of soup I can. This is the first recipe of 2020 … I have at least 4 other recipes on the dock to make.

Using the Instant Pot, this soup was ready in a short amount of time – it’s perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. I enjoyed the delicious broth – it’s a slight tomato base with beef stock. I used frozen vegetables, but you easily use any fresh veggies you have on hand. The recipe made enough for us to have another dinner one night, plus I frozen a quart for lunches later this fall.

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French Bread Rolls

There’s nothing better than homemade bread. I made a new soup recipe and of course we needed to have fresh baked bread with it. I’m working on portion sizes and knew if I made a loaf of bread, I would eat way more than I should.

This recipe for rolls was easy and they were delicious. They were crusty on the outside and soft on the inside – just the way rolls should be!

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Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowls

My kids are back to playing fall sports and that means I’m on the hunt for quick and healthy recipes for dinner. Ones that can be made in 30 minutes or less, so we eat something substantial … and not grilled cheese or quesadillas.

My husband and I enjoyed these Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowls. My kids were so-so on them. The homemade teriyaki sauce is delicious and so much better for you because you can control the amount of sugar used in it. I added a can of baby corn pieces in addition the broccoli and carrots, but you could substitute whatever vegetables you have available in your bowls. Cooked edamame would be really good!

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Maple Almond Granola

It’s starting to feel like fall here in PA and that means all things maple, pumpkin and apple. I bought a big pack of yogurt cups over the weekend and now I need homemade granola to go on top of it.

I love making my own granola. It’s easy, delicious and you can control what goes into it. This batch is made with almond butter, Vermont maple syrup, a touch of cinnamon and three varieties of nuts. It’s perfect to eat along, as a bowl of “cereal” or topping a cup of granola.

Maple Almond Granola
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Berry Crumble Bars

I had some blueberries and strawberries that needed to be used up and what better way to do that than make some delicious dessert bars. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before that my kids go in spurts with eating fresh fruit. Sometimes it’s gone in days and other times, I’m looking for ways to use it before it goes back. They’re in one of their “not really liking fresh fruit” phases.

These bars are delicious! Not only are the packed full of strawberries and blueberries (you could use any berries you like), they have a crumbly oat topping. So good!

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Broccoli Cheddar Rice

Does anyone else struggle with side dishes? I always seem to make the same four things. My goal this fall is to reduce pre-packaged food in our house and eat cleanier. My family is a not huge fans of rice, but I thought I’d give this recipe a try.

It was easy to make and pair great with roasted chicken quarters. You could easily switch out the broccoli for another veggie or reduce the amount in half and add peas or carrots. It’s a great versatile recipe!

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