Creative cooks everywhere still have time to enter the Hungry Jack Use Up the Box Recipe Contest through October 23, 2012 at www.useupthebox.com. You can submit original recipes in the Breakfast for Dinner, Appetizers and Sweet Treats categories that use pantry staples such as Hungry Jack pancake mix, syrup, and/or potatoes as ingredients. The grand prize is a year’s worth of groceries (ARV: $8,000).
To give you an idea of what they're looking for, Hungry Jack has developed some recipes such as this one for Chocolate Waffles with Bacon Caramel Syrup.
Chocolate Waffles with Caramel Syrup and Bacon
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 (7 oz.) packet Hungry Jack® Easy Pack™ Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix
or 1 (7 oz.) packet Hungry Jack® Easy Pack™ Pillsbury® Funfetti® Buttermilk Pancake Mix
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbsps. sugar
Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1/4 cup Hungry Jack® Original Syrup
3/4 cup Smucker's® Sundae Syrup™ Caramel Flavored Syrup
1/4 cup diced cooked bacon
For Waffles: HEAT waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.
WHISK water, oil, egg and vanilla in large bowl. Stir in pancake mix, cocoa and sugar until evenly moistened. Allow to stand 1 minute.
COAT waffle iron with no-stick cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup batter for each waffle into waffle iron. Bake 4 to 5 minutes or until done. Repeat to make a total of 10 4-inch waffles.
For Caramel Syrup: WHISK together original syrup and caramel syrup in small bowl. Drizzle 1 tablespoon on serving plates. Cut 2 waffles in half diagonally to make 4 triangles. Arrange on top of syrup. Top with additional caramel syrup, whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon and bacon pieces. Repeat to make additional servings.
CARAMEL DE LECHE CHOCOLATE WAFFLES
TOP waffles with a scoop of caramel de leche ice cream. Omit bacon.