Thursday, May 31, 2012

Caramel Apple Jello Shots

Happy Thirsty Thursday! We're doing shots tonight!  Caramel Apple Jello Shots anyone? This delicious idea is made with real apples and tastes like real caramel apples. I was perusing through Pinterest and found this perfect recipe from That's so Michelle. Yes, this is so me and this is so The Sweetest Temptation! Yum! Let's do this!

Here's what you need:

10 Small Granny Smith Apples
1 Packet of Knox Gelatin
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
2 Drops Yellow Food Coloring
1 Packet of Land O Lakes Caramel Hot Chocolate
1/4 Cup Butterscotch Schnapps
Lemon Juice

Here's what you need to do:

Cut apples in half and then scoop out the inside to make it hollow with melon baller
Squeeze lemon juice on top
Arrange halves on a cookie sheet
Mix 1/2 cup water with packet of hot chocolate in a medium sized sauce pan and whisk, whisk, whisk!
Add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and whisk, whisk, whisk!
Sprinkle gelatin on top and let sit for a 3 minutes
Turn on low heat and mix the gelatin until you can't mix anymore
Add 1/4 cup sugar and simmer for 1-3 minutes
Add drops of food coloring until the color is a caramel brown
Let mixture cool and then add the 1/2 cup of butterscotch schnapps
Pour mixture into the apple halves
Refrigerate overnight
Cut halves into quarters and cut the quarters into halves again
Serve immediately and enjoy!

Thanks Michelle for this delicious recipe and photos! Happy Thirsty Thursday!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Vodka Gummy Bears

First of all, I know it's Thirsty Thursday and you are all excited, but what I'M excited about is that this is my 100th blog post!! That means 100 articles about 100 sweet temptations! It's a big milestone for me and I thank all of my fans for reading and molding The Sweetest Temptations into what it is today.

To celebrate this big milestone and Thirsty Thursday, we're making Drunken Gummy Bears! Forget about mixed drinks and buying all different chasers.  Our new motto this week is to Dunk and get Drunk

Just follow these easy steps:

Pour a bag of gummy bears in a bowl that you can seal tight
Pour vodka into the bowl and cover
Soak for 3-5 days
After these gummy bears are dunked, eat and get drunk!

Within the 3-5 day time period, you'll see these gummy bears grow up from baby to age 21 in no time.  Join them to celebrate their ability to legally drink at their ripe, mature, and wholesome age of 21.

Any party that features drunken gummy bears automatically goes down in history as the best party ever! Now go and throw a party. A drunken gummy bear party!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunshine Cupcakes

Spring's here and summer's just around the corner so of course that means, sweet summer treats are on their way!  Gotta put on those pastel skinny jeans and get ready to bake a some Sweet Sunshine Cupcakes

These are the cutest little cupcakes and are a perfect project to do with your kids. And your kids should also be wearing bright pastel skinny jeans as well when making these.  

Here's what you need:

Yellow cake mix
Vanilla frosting
Yellow dye
Candy Corn
Mini Chocolate Chips
Red Licorice

Here's what you do with those lovely ingredients:

-Follow directions on the yellow cake mix box to make cupcakes.  
-Put a couple drops of yellow dye in the vanilla frosting and mix.
-Cool the mini cakes and frost in yellow
-Add two mini chocolate chips to each cupcake for the eyes
-Add a little piece of red licorice in the shape of a smile
-Add 9 pieces of candy corn to the edge of the cupcake to create sun rays
-Take a photo, eat, and enjoy!

Now go and brighten up someone's day and surprise them with the cutest and sweetest sun around! Great idea from Taste of Home!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Oreo Martini

Happy Thirsty Thursday! Who's up for some Oreo Martinis? Everyone loves the stacked cookies with cream filling so mine as well make it into a drink!

Here's what you need:

1 1/2 oz Vodka
1 1/2 oz Kahlua
1 1/2 oz White Creme de Cacao
1 1/2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
2 Oreos

Here's how you make it:

Pour ice cubes into martini shaker.  Add all liquid ingredients on top of the ice and shake, shake, shake! Pour into 2 martini glasses, one for you and one for your mate. Enjoy!

Have a happy, happy Thirsty Thursday! Cheers to it being almost Friday, but in the meantime, thank goodness it's Thirsty Thursday!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lemon Meringue Pie Martini

Happy Thirsty Thursday!  On the menu this week is Lemon Meringue Pie Martinis! I was first introduced to Lemon Meringue Pie as a little girl when my grandma gave me a little slice of heaven.  

I love lemon everything and definitely love the taste of LMP! Ever since that first bite at my grandma's house, I always think of her when I hear or see LMP.  Now I can cheers to my grandma in heaven while drinking that slice of heaven I was introduced to by her at a very young age. This one's for you Gram! 

Here's what you need:

1/2 oz Vanilla Vodka
2 oz Triple Sec
3 oz Half and Half cream
1/2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
Whipped Cream 
Slice o' Lemon 

Here's how you make it:

Pour all liquid ingredients int0 a martini shaker with ice and shake, shake, shake!  Strain into martini glass.  Top concoction with whipped cream and lemon slice. Enjoy!!

Time to get off the computer and start making your own LMP martini! Happy Thirsty Thursday!! Thanks to for the delicious recipe!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sprinkles High Heels

Got that perfect LBD but don't know what shoes to wear?  How about some Sprinkles high heels!? They are the perfect POP of rainbow that is bound to spice up any outfit!

I found these on Etsy and immediately fell in love.  The seller states that they are made out of 100% real candy but are 100% inedible.  Each piece is glued on and sealed so you will not be a bug magnet all night long.  

Such a unique idea that will get tons of compliments.  I'd love to own a pair of these and so should you!  Everything tastes better when it's candy, and everything looks better when it's candy. There's nothing wrong with wearing what you love!

Check them out here!