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We just finished the longest winter break ever. Or at least it felt that way. Just when the wee ones were supposed to go back to school, we had school canceled due to extreme cold. Three days in a row. Between the extra long (20 days? Yikes!) break, prepping for and celebrating Christmas, my husband being gone for six days in Vegas leaving me home with the kids, traveling to visit my in-laws for a delayed Christmas celebration, and the usual activities, I’m frazzled.
When everyone is home, I never seem to get everything done that I want and need to, whether that’s heading to the gym or even just getting laundry done. Have you seen my laundry pile lately? Sadly, this is just my son’s laundry and it’s after I’ve already run a few loads.
Needless to say, I was happy when my family finally went back to school and I could get back to balance. To me that means taking the time to enjoy myself and breathe, but not until I get done what needs to get done. Well… most of the time.
My first task once everyone returned to their usual schedules was to get grocery shopping because that is just not a fun task when bringing children along. Not only does it take twice as long as I expect it to, but I inevitably forget something on my list because they distract me. Granted, I sometimes manage to distract myself, but it’s all to the good. This trip to Walmart, I discovered some amazing SKINNY COW® products that fit right in with my goal of getting back to balance.
You know I went for the candy aisle, of course. The SKINNY COW® Divine Caramel Filled Chocolatey Candy is a perfect rich, bite-sized milk chocolate filled with sweet caramel. They’re 130 calories, which is a perfect way for me to balance flavor and indulgence.
When I finish my daily chores, I can sit down with a good book and my SKINNY COW® chocolatey candies and spend fifteen minutes relaxing, which allows me to be a better mom when it’s time to head to school for pickup and start activities and homework.
Because I gotta say, taking a bite and letting these decadent chocolatey candies melt on my tongue is exactly what I need some days.
And I’m not the only one who feels that way. Since I finally have a bit of time to myself, I finally got my hair cut. Chopped, really. I cut eleven inches off my hair (more to come on that later) to donate, and I gave my stylist permission to do whatever he wanted to my hair, so long as I was still able to put it into a ponytail for when I’m at the gym. That takes a lot of trust and faith, and I may or may not have bribed him into an even better mood by bringing along a box of the SKINNY COW® Divine Caramel Filled Chocolatey Candy. I love that it’s small enough to fit into my purse, which meant I was truly able to surprise him.
And my faith was rewarded. I didn’t see anything but wisps of hair falling all around me until he finished. Apparently SKINNY COW® provides him with good inspiration!
SKINNY COW® has been fulfilling dessert fantasies with frozen treats that coolly satisfy and decadent chocolatey candies that melt on your tongue for a long time. And now, I found their new Creamy Iced Coffee Drink, the perfect fulfillment of coffeehouse fantasies, too. The iced coffee drinks are perfect for my daily routine. When I haven’t slept well and did as much as I could to avoid getting out of bed until I realize that I’m going to be late for my gym class, I love being able to grab one of these iced coffee drinks and stick it in the cupholder of my car.
The SKINNY COW® iced coffee drinks come in three flavors – Mocha Latte, Vanilla Latte, and Creamy Cappuccino. Each bottle is just 120 calories, and they’re perfectly portable! You can find these in the chilled aisle and also in the coolers at the front of Walmart stores. If you want to try them out for yourself, some of the SKINNY COW® products are being demoed at Walmart January 22-25. Check your local store to see if they’re having one because… yum!
I have to admit that the SKINNY COW® iced coffee drinks are delicious, which means that I had to find a way to bake with them, too. So this morning when the wee ones headed out the door to school, I decided to rebalance and take time for myself before I got to work and make mocha scones. After all, scones are a breakfast food, right? Especially mocha scones.
SKINNY COW® Mocha Scones
These scones come together quickly, less than a half hour from start to finish. The melted butter and SKINNY COW® Mocha Iced Coffee Drink provide a rich and delicious flavor to the scones, and the glaze, also made with the iced coffee drink adds the perfect, decadent finish to them.
They’re pretty, and a perfect complement to my morning SKINNY COW® Mocha Iced Coffee Drink. I make ten at a time, and half this batch is being frozen for future mornings when I want something special but didn’t give myself the time to make it that day. The mocha scones I haven’t eaten are being gifted to a friend who so generously is helping with carpooling. After all, when someone’s helping me get back to balance, I can’t keep all my secrets to myself, can I?
You’ll want to start out by melting the butter. While it’s warming up, mix together your dry ingredients. The oats provide a great bit of texture in these scones, and I love adding them. Once the butter is heated, add the SKINNY COW® Mocha Iced Coffee Drink to a liquid measuring cup, along with your egg. Whisk to combine and add the melted butter and whisk again.
Pour the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir until just combined.
Turn the mocha scones dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a circle. Pat gently until it is a little less than an inch thick and uniform thickness.
Use a board scraper to cut into 10 equal pieces.
Place the pieces onto a cookie sheet covered by a sil pat, alternating directions to ensure the mocha scones don’t rise into each other. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes, until lightly browned and just cracking on the tops.
While the mocha scones are cooling, mix up your glaze. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa to a small bowl, then add the SKINNY COW® Mocha Iced Coffee Drink.
Use a fork to stir it.
If it is too thick, add just a splash to thin it slightly. And I really mean just a splash. No more than this. Adding just a tiny bit of liquid makes a huge difference with powdered sugar. It never fails to amaze me how little liquid it takes to make it too thin.
Once your mocha scones have cooled, use that same fork to drizzle the glaze over your scones. Do your best to wait for the glaze to harden for just a few minutes, but if you can’t wait… I can’t say that I blame you.
They’ll stay fresh in a sealed container on your counter for two to three days, or freeze them, tightly sealed, for up to a month.
- 1 3/4 c flour
- 1 1/2 c oats
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 T baking powder
- 12 T unsalted butter, melted
- 1/3 c SKINNY COW® Mocha Iced Coffee Drink
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c powdered sugar
- 1 t cocoa powder
- 1 T SKINNY COW® Mocha Iced Coffee Drink
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Melt your butter gently on the stove over medium low heat.
- While the butter is melting, mix together your dry ingredients in a large bowl - flour, oats (not instant!), sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add your SKINNY COW® Mocha Iced Coffee Drink to a liquid measuring cup, along with the egg. Whisk to combine thoroughly. Once the butter is melted, add it to the measuring cup and whisk, then add to your dry ingredients.
- Stir gently with a spatula until just combined, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat your mocha scone dough into a circle about an inch thick. Using a board scraper, cut your dough into 10 evenly sized triangle shaped scones, just like you're cutting a pizza.
- Lay the scones onto a cookie sheet covered by a sil pat or parchment paper. Lay them in opposite directions so that there is room for the scones to grow as they bake.
- Bake in your 450 degree oven for 12-14 minutes until lightly golden and cracked on top.
- While your scone are cooling, mix up the glaze. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl and add the iced coffee drink. Use a fork to stir until fully mixed. If it is too thick, add just a tiny splash of the iced coffee drink to thin it. A little goes a long way.
- Once your scone are cooled, use your fork to drizzle the glaze over the scones and give them a few minutes to harden before enjoying.
These will keep on your counter in a sealed container for 2-3 days or freeze, well sealed, for up to a month.
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How do you enjoy your SKINNY COW® treats? Have you ever made mocha scones?