Though I'm a grown-up woman with four little tots to call my own, I still can’t help but feel like a kid again when I see a bowl full of rainbow chips. Last week I bought a bag of these colorful candy-coated chocolate chips and tucked them into my cupboard. I found myself sneaking into the kitchen hours later so I could toss handfuls of rainbow chips into my mouth. It was midnight. I am not proud.
If you’re as big a fan of pretty little rainbow chips as I am, you should know we’re not limited to midnight bouts of chip-sneaking. No way. Rainbow chips deserve to sit at the center of your table for breakfast, too. I know you agree! And so, I made us a recipe.
Grab a bag of Bisquick® Ultimate Mix (you know, the sort that can be made with a quick whisk-in of water), some butter, rainbow chips and Betty Crocker® Rainbow Chip frosting.
See where we’re going with this?
Mix the batter until smooth, then fold in a mighty handful of rainbow chips.
Now listen to me carefully: Mix the batter first. THEN fold in the rainbow chippies. If you try to shortcut and stir it all together from the get-go, you’ll have a mushy brown looking mound of batter.
Don’t ask me how I know.
With the batter prepped, bake those pancakes immediately. Again, mushing with the candy chip colors can happen. So you don’t want this batter sitting around unbaked.
While your pancakes slowly sit cooking on the stovetop, you’re going to make a killer rainbow chip butter slather.
We probably didn’t need the word “slather” in there, but it sounds so enticing. Stick with me here.
Stir together some softened butter and rainbow chip frosting. You’ll get this slightly sweet butter, kissed with colorful candy chips. Perfect for slathering on top of your pancakes, because it’s not over-the-top sweet.
Now, with pancakes prepped, slather that butta on top of your pancakes. Or, if you’re like me, just ice-cream-scoop a heap of the stuff on top.
A quick drizzle of pure maple syrup. And one more sprinkle of rainbow chips…
And this plate of pancakes is ready for loving. And hugging. And tossing. Except without the tossing part. And probably without the hugging part.
Just grab a fork and enjoy. You deserve.
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!