Why am I showing you a picture of my porch (with my corgi Finn for added cuteness)? Because I want to share with you something that I started doing last month during quarantine, I call them “Penny’s Porch Treats”. Once a week I make treats, bag them all individually, and then put them on a tray on a little table on my porch. I then go onto my neighborhood Facebook pages and let everyone know that the porch treats are out and then I sit back and watch all the happy faces come to my porch for a treat. It makes me happy, pretty sure my love language is feeding people. Since I view my blog as my own personal food diary, I decided to blog about it.
Porch treats kicked off on May the 4th aka Star Wars Day with these Chewbacca Oreos, directions here. I made these for fun but then realized that there were far too many for my family to eat so porch treats were born and the response was great so I decided to keep going.
The following week I made these Funfetti Cake Pops because I had a couple of layers of Funfetti cake in my freezer which weren’t good enough for the wedding cake I made but were great for cake pops, recipe here. Who doesn’t love cake pops?
The week after that I made these Reeses Peanut Butter Brownie Cups, recipe here. Everyone always loves these treats and the porch treat kids were no different, plus one box of brownie mix makes a lot of these guys.
The following week I made something similar called Chocolate Filled Sugar Cookie Cups, only they were sugar cookie cups with one of four different candies in the middle – Rolos, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, half a mini Kit Kat or half a mini Hershey Bar. You can find a similar recipe here, just sub the candies for the truffle filling or you can use the brownie cup recipe and just sub a sugar cookie mix for the brownie mix.
And the week after that there were some bananas laying around which were perfect for banana bread or banana muffins so I made these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins, recipe here.
And now we are caught up to last week when I made these Chocolate Rolo Cookies which were insanely good and which I will make again for us at some point, recipe here.
This week I made M&M Cookie Bars from this recipe here. The recipe is very easy and very adaptable to whatever flavor cake mix you want to use and whatever kind of mix in you like and everyone loves them!
This week I made these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins for the porch treats, recipe here because it’s zucchini season and my garden has exploded with zucchini! They were really good and chocolatey and if you don’t tell people there is zucchini in them, they will never know!
I’ve been working again so haven’t had a lot of time to do porch treats but yesterday I had the time so I made these Reese’s Pieces Blondies, recipe here and put them out for porch treats. Some kids came running, literally!
I’m going to update this post every time I make porch treats so if you are curious, you can check back!