Fun Recipe

Quick and Easy Naturally Colorful Pasta

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Make naturally colorful pasta and transform your favorite dish into a colorful delight. Whether it be unicorn noodles or unicorn pasta, macaroni and cheese or pasta salad, you’ll have fun making and eating it too!

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Ingredients:
1 bag of your favorite pasta (regular or gluten-free)
1 or more ColorKitchen Food Colors

Directions:
1. Cook and rinse pasta.

2. Use 1 ColorKitchen Food Color packet per 2-3 cups cooked pasta (8 cups per bag) for deep colors, or 1 color packet per entire bag of pasta or a light pastel shade.

3. Put color powder in ziplock bag and add strained pasta. Mixed thoroughly, tossing pasta in bag until all the color is dissolved and pasta is completely covered.

4. Let sit for 10 minutes for color to soak in. Rinse each color separately.

5. Add sauce or topping of your choice and enjoy!

Spooky Monster Brownies

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Brownies:

284 g. organic sugar
½ tsp. organic vanilla bean
57 g. organic Dutch cocoa
57 g. organic dark chocolate chunks
½ cup boiling water
½ cup organic canola oil
1 organic large egg
1 organic large egg yolk
255 g. organic flour
¾ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. sea salt

Frosting:

2 stick organic butter, softened
454 g. (1 lb.) organic powdered sugar, sifted
1 organic vanilla extract
1 tsp. water
ColorKitchen Blue, Pink, Yellow, Green and Orange Dyes

Extras:

Surf Sweets Sour Gummy Worms (find here)
Piping Bags
Decorating Tips #2, 8, 32, 21, 133, 26, 48

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder and sea salt and whisk together. Set aside.

In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, add the sugar, cocoa, chocolate chips, vanilla bean and water. Mix on low until combined and all the chocolate has melted.

Add the egg, egg yolk, canola oil and the flour mixture.

Mix on low until all ingredients are combined. Do not over mix.

Pour batter into baking pan and spread evenly.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Once the brownies have cooled, remove from baking pan. Cut them into squares, rectangles or triangles. It’s fun to make them all different.

Next, start the frosting. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and water. Mix on low until all ingredients are combined then speed mixer up to high for 1 minute or until light and fluffy.

Separate the frosting into eight small dishes. Add the below colors to create different colors, and leave one dish uncolored for the eyes.

Blue – ½ tsp. ColorKitchen Blue Dye
Green – ½ tsp. ColorKitchen Green Dye
Orange – ½ tsp. ColorKitchen Orange Dye
Pink – ½ tsp. ColorKitche Pink Dye
Purple – ¼ tsp. ColorKitchen Blue Dye + ¼ tsp. ColorKitchen Pink Dye
Yellow – 1 tsp. ColorKItchen Yellow Dye
Chocolate – 5 g. organic Dutch cocoa

Add each of the frostings into piping bags. Use tip #2 for the chocolate, tip #8 for the white, tip #32 for purple, tip #21 for pink, tip #133 for blue, tip #26 for orange, tip #48 for yellow and for green I just spread with a knife.

Once all the frosting is in piping bags, just pipe different designs on each brownie to create different kinds of monsters! This part is so fun because you can do anything!

Once all the monsters are colored, add eyes by piping white circles onto each one. Then add a small chocolate dot in the center.

Create mouths with the chocolate or with gummy worms, and add hair with any of the colors!

Store in an airtight container.

Baker’s Note: To make these brownies gluten free, just substitute the organic flour for an organic gluten free flour blend.

Recipe by Mimi's Cookie Bar

Treat yourself to Blue Moon Milkshakes using blue food coloring from nature

Blue Moon Milkshake | Makes 2 Milkshakes

Milkshake:
510 g. (18 oz.) organic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (Straus Family Creamery is my favorite)
¾ cup organic milk
2 tsp. organic lemon flavor
1 tsp. organic orange flavor
1 tsp. all natural cherry flavor
2 tsp. ColorKitchen Blue Dye 

Whipped Cream:
½ cup organic heavy whipping cream
7 g. organic sugar
½ tsp. organic vanilla extract
ColorKitchen Rainbow Sprinkles 

Directions:
First, make the whipped cream. Using your stand mixer with whisk attachment, or with a hand mixer, add the heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl.

Whisk slowly at first, then gradually turning up the speed as the whipped cream thickens until you are at full speed. Whisk until the whipped cream is thick and doesn’t fall off the whisk.

Put whipped cream in a piping bag with decorating tip #846.

In a blender, add the ice cream, milk, lemon flavor, orange flavor, cherry flavor and blue dye. Blend until you have a smooth and creamy milkshake.

Pour into milkshake glasses and top with whipped cream.

Sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles!

Baker's Note: To make this vegan, just use organic vanilla vegan ice cream (like Coconut Bliss) and use organic coconut milk instead of milk! 

Recipe by Mimi's Cookie Bar