This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated for participating. However, all opinions about the product or it’s company are completely mine. I wish someone had told me how little time you get to yourself once you become a mom. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my kids, but seriously? I could use some ME time every once in a while. I have teens at home, so it seems we are always shuttling from one activity to another. There are some days, I will take the kids to 3-4 different activities. I am exhausted!
Getting Some “ME” Time Can Be Sweet
When I have a little window of time when the kids are at their designated place, I take full advantage of it! One of my favorite things to do is to have a cup of coffee and catch up on a chapter in a book I am ready or go through the stack of magazines I have waiting for me. Along with my coffee, I love to have a little some sweet to indulge in. If you prefer a cold drink during these hot summer months, you will love my Cranberry Raspberry Iced Tea! I was super excited when I found out about the new Café Breaks puddings available at my local Ingles.
The Café Breaks are an upscale pudding cup (the perfect size for me!) that comes in a variety of coffee flavors. The perfect snack! The Café Breaks are available in Vanilla Latte, Chai Tea Latte, Caramel Latte and Mocha Latte. Because they come in a convenient 4-pack, I can toss one in my bag and have it while waiting for the kids, at the pool, or in my favorite chair, reading that magazine that’s calling my name!
A Snack That Is Simply Good
Because I am making healthier choices on what I eat, I am picky about my snacks. I love that the new Café Breaks Pudding has milk as their #1 ingredient and they are Gluten Free. There are also no preservatives, which I feel great about. Each cup has only 100 Calories or less per cup and no trans fat. I know! They are just simply good!
Currently, there is a fantastic offer from Ibotta where you can get $0.50 cash back on Café Breaks Pudding. I went ahead and stocked up and got all four flavors! I mean, why make a girl choose just one deliciously indulgent flavor, right? When you are looking for the Café Breaks Pudding, they are located in the snack aisle near other pudding products.
Your New Favorite Cookie Recipe
The kids had a mid-summer party for one of their school clubs. I was on the dessert committee and I had no ideas what to make. I wanted to bring something different. And then the light bulb went on! I have a Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that uses sour cream.
I thought it would be creative to substitute half of the sour cream with one of the Café Breaks Pudding. I chose the Caramel Latte and boy did they turn out great! Trust me when I tell you…I made two batches…one for the school and one for me! I mean, no one needs to know about my secret stash, do they?
Here is the recipe:
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup Cafe Breaks Caramel Latte Pudding
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp.baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Combine your butter, sour cream and pudding for about 1 minute. Add granulated and brown sugars and continue to mix on medium speed. Add your egg and vanilla and continue to mix for about 6 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add in half of you flour. When combined well, add the remaining flour and dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips. Cover and chill in fridge for at least 2 hours or until you can form a ball without it being sticky.
- When you are ready to make your cookies, preheat oven to 350
- On a cookie sheet or baking mat, place balls of dough, using your cookie scoop. Place about 2" apart. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Remove from oven and press down slightly to flatten. Allow to cool before transfer to baking rack.
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Which of the Café Breaks Pudding flavors are you most excited to try? Tell me in the comments below!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) saysJuly 11, 2016 at 3:29 pm
Those cookies are right up my alley! They sound SO good.
Melissa Lawler saysJuly 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm
You had me at cookies! I am on the lookout for cafe breaks!
Meagan saysJuly 11, 2016 at 4:06 pm
I bet those cookies are super delicious! I love the idea of using pudding in the recipe!
Audrey McClelland saysJuly 11, 2016 at 4:54 pm
Those cookies look so good! I’ve never thought of making cookies with pudding before.
Cathi Crismon saysJuly 11, 2016 at 5:27 pm
Boy oh boy do these cookies look heavenly! Sometimes we just need a moment alone. And some alone time with cookies is a WinWin!
Tara saysJuly 11, 2016 at 6:17 pm
Oh my gosh! These look absolutely delish and with the added caramel latte flavor, yum! I wonder if I can get these puddings here in Canada?
Jeanette saysJuly 11, 2016 at 8:21 pm
Those would be perfect for my hubby! He loves pudding, cookies and coffee! What a great idea for a mix! I wish I would have thought of this!
Kathy saysJuly 11, 2016 at 8:35 pm
All of those puddings sound really good. I do love your cookie recipe as well. I bet those taste great!
Amy Desrosiers saysJuly 11, 2016 at 8:58 pm
These look way too tasty for their own good. I would love to try the caramel one first!
Becca Z saysJuly 11, 2016 at 9:47 pm
I love caramel everything so I am most excited to try the Caramel Latte first.
Melissa saysJuly 11, 2016 at 10:14 pm
These cookies look so moist and delicious! Plus you said pudding…. I am a huge fan of pudding
Lisa Collins saysJuly 11, 2016 at 10:20 pm
Oh now that sounds heavenly! Perfect thing to pair with milk in the morning!
Ann Bacciaglia saysJuly 11, 2016 at 10:39 pm
I would love to try this recipe. It looks delicious and easy to make.
Stacie V saysJuly 11, 2016 at 10:40 pm
This is a great giveaway. I would love to win a $250 Ingles giftcard. I would start with the Caramel Latte first.
Winona Rogers saysJuly 11, 2016 at 10:41 pm
Cafe Breaks look like a delicious snack. I will have to look for some on my next shopping trip. These cookies look so good I wish I could try one now.
Sarah saysJuly 12, 2016 at 1:34 am
Mmmmmm, it looks so sweet. I’m sure my family would love if I tried it!
kimberly s saysJuly 12, 2016 at 7:51 am
I’m grocery shopping today and I’m getting the caramel latte. I looked on Ibotta and didn’t see the coupon but I’ll be getting it anyways. Thanks for the recipe.
Alicia saysJuly 12, 2016 at 11:55 am
These puddings look delicious! I never thought to add pudding in cookies but that’s a great idea.
Liz Mays saysJuly 12, 2016 at 4:11 pm
Those pudding flavors sound amazing. I have to try some. I’d love to make some of those cookies too.
Anne Marie Carter saysJuly 14, 2016 at 8:11 pm
This is a wonderful snack for the afternoon, and the cookie recipe sounds delicious.
nidhi chauhan saysJuly 14, 2016 at 11:41 pm
I love those pudding flavors. I bet it taste as delicious as those are looking. .
Niki P. saysJuly 18, 2016 at 9:07 am
This recipe sounds amazing. I would never think to add pudding to cookies. I have tried the pudding and it is a perfect snack.
Ellen Casper saysJuly 19, 2016 at 9:08 am
These puddings look delicious!
Ellen Casper saysJuly 19, 2016 at 9:10 am
I’d love to try the mocha latte puddings.
joel. timmons saysJuly 24, 2016 at 4:46 am