10 Creative Uses for Coffee Filters!

10 creative uses for Coffe Filters

 

10 Creative Uses for Coffee Filters

Jamie here, being frugal often means being creative – making do with less, and making it into more!  I told my husband that if I could get a gold medal for only one thing – it would probably be the ability to “Make Do” when I don’t have something that I need. :)

Case in point – the Tinfoil Heart Pancake Molds I showed you recently!

Coffee Filters are one of those handy things that have lots of different uses – here are 10 of my favorite creative uses for coffee filters!

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Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Today we finally (FINALLY) got a real, honest-to-goodness snow day, and the kids have been in and out all morning playing.   I wanted to make a special treat to surprise them after lunch, and that box of carrot cake in the pantry was calling my name… where there’s a cake mix, there’s a batch of blondies not far away!
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Here’s an uncommonly easy recipe for Carrot Cake Blondies that will take you 10 minutes of prep time and half an hour in the oven.  So you’ve got about 40 minutes until you can stuff these in your face with a glass of milk.
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You’ll need a boxed carrot cake mix, any kind should do, and a couple eggs and butter.  If you have that, you’re ready to roll on basic blondies.
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Now, I added in a White Chocolate Chips to balance out the word carrot – but my scant 1/2 cup wasn’t really enough.  Go with a full cup if you know what’s good for you.   Not done tampering, I also added a couple tablespoons of applesauce to my recipe to see if they would turn out a bit more moist – but I found that it didn’t affect the finished product in a noticeable way.  Still – if you have applesauce to hand, might as well go ahead and toss in a little.  That way you can say that this counts as eating your vegetables AND fruits. ;)
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Put the eggs, melted butter, applesauce and cake mix in a bowl and  blend it all together with a hand mixer until it’s a thick pasty consistency.  Then hand-stir in the white chocolate chips.
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Here’s what it looks like after you squish it down in the pan and spread it evenly with the back of your spoon….

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And here’s what it looks like 25 – 30 minutes later….

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And here’s what it looks like once you drizzle some white chocolate over the top….

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And here’s what it looks like when you sit down with a glass of milk and call all the kids in for a yummy treat, just because you are the best mom ever.

These went over so well, I’m thinking I’ll make them for Easter as well, except I’ll probably put cute little icing carrots on top.  :)  Let us know how they turn out for you!

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Boxed Carrot Cake Mix
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 5 Tablespoons of Melted Butter (that's just a spoonful more than 1/2 stick)
  • 1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 3 Tablespoons of Applesauce
  • Extra white chocolate chips for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.  
  2. Spray a 9 x 13" glass baking dish or cake pan with cooking spray.  
  3. In a mixing bowl, blend cake mix, eggs, melted butter and applesauce on medium until fully incorporated.  
  4. Stir in white chocolate chips and spread into greased pan.  
  5. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  
  6. Melt 1/4 cup of white chocolate and a 1/4 tsp of shortening in the microwave for 20 seconds, stir until smooth.  
  7. Drizzle across the blondies and let cool on a baking rack for 30 minutes.
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