I am so excited that summer is here! I love every thing about it: camping, campfires, flip flops, summer food such as watermelon, burgers, popsicles, and of course lounging around on the beach reading a good book!
This week our family had our first dose of everything summer has to offer! We swam in the lake for the first time, had 30 degree days and got to try some really fun and unique new summer-themed products from the PC Insiders Summer Collection!
We’re big fans of convenience when it comes to food for road trips and camping. Snacks and food that is easy to pack make the best choices for people who like to be on the go!
The PC® Smokies™ Poutine Flavour Fully Cooked Smoked Pork Sausages are INCREDIBLE. Seriously. Just try them. They have fries and cheese in them, which sounds weird but is really delicious. We are definitely going to roast these over a fire while camping this summer. The Smoky bacon and BBQ sauce are pretty awesome too but the sausages were my favourites, because they’re so easy to take on the road.
You can’t go camping and not try the new PC® Lemonade Radler De-Alcoholized Lager Beer with Lemonade. I am NOT a big beer fan and I loved these drinks. Best part? They actually taste great cold or warm so when the ice melts in your cooler you’re still good to go!
The PC® Cold Brew Single Origin Black Coffee is perfect for a grab and go iced coffee in the morning and would be great for camping. Imagine, no coffee grinds going everywhere! Plus it’s really delicious.
My kids loved the PC® Berry Flavour Herbal Hibiscus Tea Iced Tea. They thought it tasted like a fancy Starbucks drink. (And momma loves that it costs a lot less!)
My husband really loved the PC® Coconut Dairy-Free Coconut Milk Frozen Dessert, because he’s allergic to milk and it was actually delicious. (Unlike some other dairy free frozen desserts.)
And we popped the PC® Chicken, Bacon & Caramelized Onion Flatbread in the oven for the girls to take for lunch on their last few days of school. It was too easy and would also be fantastic for cooking over a campfire on a toasting tray.
Speaking of camping, when I saw the new PC® Maple Flavour Marshmallows I had an idea for a recipe I knew my kids would love! You should also check out the Maple Pecan Smores Dip for your at home summer party!
Maple Marshmallow, Honey O’s & Chocolate Squares
Too sweet? I wondered if all that sugar was going to be too much in one recipe but it wasn’t! These squares were delicious and gobbled up by my family instantly!
7 C of PC Honey Nut Oat O’s cereal
1 Bag of PC Maple Flavour Marshmallows
2 Tbsp of Coconut Oil (Or butter/marjarine)
1/2 bag of PC Decadent Chocolate Chips
Approx. 6×10 baking dish (we used glass) Size is flexible, your squares will just be bigger in a smaller dish.
Our entire bag of maple marshmallows into a large microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time until the marshmallows have expanded and started to melt.
Add coconut oil and stir mixture. Add cereal one cup at a time, stirring, until mixture is thick and hard to stir.
Tip: coat the spoon with coconut oil to prevent mixture from sticking to it.
Coat baking dish bottom and sides with a very thin layer of coconut oil or other oil/butter to prevent sticking. Spoon mixture into dish. Tip: coat your hands with coconut oil and push the mixture down into the dish to even it out. This is easier than trying to use a spoon. Mixture will be very sticky!
Melt 1/2 bag of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for approximately 30 seconds. (Your microwave may be different.) Use a spoon or tool of your choice to spread the melted chocolate onto the squares. Spread evenly or make a design like we did. You can’t mess this up! It will still taste delicious!
Chill in refridgerator for 1-2 hours, cut into squares and store in a container in the fridge or cooler until it’s time to snack! You can also store these outside of the refrigerator but they’ll get softer. I like my squares hard. It’s a personal preference!
On Wednesday, June 21st at 9PM AST ECM Media will be hosting a Summer #PCInsidersCollection Twitter Party! The East Coast Moms…Colleen O’Dea (@curtainsareopen), Laura Snow (@mylifeinthesunn) and Erin Trafford-Basquill (@DIY_Passion)…along with our friends at President’s Choice, want to show you a few of the wonderful products that are currently part of the PC Insiders Collection.
We’ll also be giving away $1,000 in President’s Choice gift cards at the end of the party!
Please RSVP (click on the “Add your Link” button at the end of the table) to be eligible to win at the #PCInsidersParty. When the Linky asks for your URL, please enter the URL to your Twitter account, for example, @mylifeinthesunn’s URL is. Your name will be your twitter handle. (Mine is @mylifeinthesunn)
- Date: Wednesday, June 21st
- Time: 9 pm Atlantic
- Hashtag: #PCInsidersCollection
- Hosts: @eastcoastmoms (@curtainsareopen, @mylifeinthesunn and @DIY_passion) and @preschoice
- Eligibility: Open to Canada