Baked Egg in Avocado

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Avocado makes everything better. It’s a staple for me I love finding new and easy ways to incorporate them! Speaking of easy, it doesn’t get much easier than these 4 steps.

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1. Cut avocado in half
2. Remove pit and use spoon to scoot out a bit to make more room for egg
3. Crack eggs in bowl and place yolk and some of the egg whites into the avocado
4. If necessary, use aluminum foil to support avocado. (Mine were a little wobbly and the egg can easily spill out)

Bake at 425 for 12-14 minutes but keep an eye on them, remove when the egg looks done.

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Finish with salt and pepper to taste.

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St. Patrick’s Day Treat… a few months late!

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I made these  are a few months back to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at a shindig that a friend was hosting.  Even though I missed the boat on posting them for the holiday, these bite size treats could be made year round for a variety of festivities using the other M & M colors.  Many of the pins I saw on Pinterest showed these snacks with an icing stem to make them look more like shamrocks.  In the end I chose not to using the icing because it didn’t harden and would make transport difficult.

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What you’ll need:

  • Pretzels
  • M&M’s
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Parchment Paper
  • Writing Icing (optional)

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

IMG_1941If you are looking for one specific color to work with, you have to dig through the bag first.

IMG_1943Lay out your pretzels on parchment paper.  We still do not have cooking gas, almost 9 MONTHS later, so I am still working with what I have and using my toaster oven for all cooking endeavors.

IMG_1944Place a Hershey Kiss in the center of each pretzel.  Bake at 200 for about 7 minutes.  You want the chocolate to be soft so you can easily put the M&M’s in place but you don’t want it to be melted.  As all ovens are different, keep an eye on your first batch.

IMG_1948After they cooled, I put them on a tray in the fridge to harden until I was ready to pack them up for the party.  I also used the mint M&M’s as another flavor option.

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