Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Edible Easter Baskets

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its way! This year, instead of buying an Easter basket, make an Edible Easter Basket!  Good Housekeeping knows what's up, and this was their lovely idea.  


Ice cream cones
Jelly Beans
Green Apple Twizzlers


Cut two small holes on the side of the ice cream cones, but be careful so you don't crack the whole cone!
Sort jelly beans by color, or don't, and fill the cone with jelly beans
Take a green apple Twizzler, cut it to the appropriate size, and stick each end into the holes on the side of the cone

Use as a decoration or give to your loved ones right away to enjoy.  It's definitely an easy edible craft that kids will enjoy making and eating!

Happy Hoppy Easter!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Chocolate Crema Eggs

Move over Cadbury Eggs, because this year, the Easter bunny will be delivering Chocolate Crema Eggs instead from Truffle Truffle!  And lucky for me, the Easter Bunny sent some of these eggs over for me to try before they end up in Easter baskets all over the world next week!  The package arrived in this cute, dainty box:

There were four different types of truffle eggs for me to divulge into.  The first was passion fruit covered in a milk chocolate shell.  As you can imagine, this egg was fruity, and super sweet.  I tend to like super sweet, fruity, and tart flavors so this was my second favorite.   

The next was raspberry flavored.  This eggshell was made out of dark chocolate but once you bit into it, you tasted burst of raspberry.  The flavor was strong and tart.  This egg is good for those who love sweet and fruity flavors.

Thirdly, I bit into the fresh mint.  Once I cracked open the dark chocolate shell, the spearmint and super minty flavor engulfed my taste buds.  It was like I was a girl scout again eating my thin mint cookies.  I'm a mint fan in general so I enjoyed this egg, and green is also my favorite color.  You can just look at the photo below and your mouth will water!

And last but not least, there was the triple chocolate.  This was my favorite!  It's rich and creamy milk chocolate egg shell mixed with the milk chocolate and cream inside, plus the shortbread taste and is what put the icing on top of the cake.  Any chocolate lover will love this!  It was sweet and included the perfect amount of chocolate.

Each egg had the perfect balance of smooth and crunchy.  There was a buttery shortbread crust at the bottom that resembled a graham cracker crust.  All in all, all four flavors were delicious and I'd eat them out of my Easter basket any day!  

Thanks to the Truffle Truffle Easter Bunny for letting me sample these right before Easter!  These are approved by The Sweetest Temptations and if you're lucky, they'll be arriving in your Easter baskets next week!

Happy Easter Everyone!  Enjoy your Chocolate Creama Eggs!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Peeps love the Pope

Today 3/13/13, as the white smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel, the new Pope was elected. Congrats to the new Pope, Pope Francis! He was elected at the perfect time, right before Easter.  I saw this adorable picture on Peeps' Facebook page and just had to blog about it!  So cute. Time to throw a welcome party for Pope Francis with me and all of my PEEPS! ;)

God Bless Pope Francis!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Candy Bark

St. Patrick's Day is just a few weeks away and it's time to start thinking about rainbows, green, and pots of gold.  To help you get in the green mood, I'm sharing this delicious recipe I came across from Diana Rambles, St. Patty's Day Candy Bark! I have to admit, I haven't tried this yet, but it definitely made my mouth water and I can't wait to try it!  


2 sticks of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
12 oz bag chocolate chips
Green M&Ms
Green Jelly Beans
Lucky Charms Marshmallows
Rainbow sour punch straws


Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cover cookie sheet with cooking spray
Place saltines over the cookie sheet
Melt butter and brown sugar and boil for 3 minutes
Pour over the saltines and bake for 5 minutes
Pour chocolate chips on top
Let melt for a few minutes, then spread thin over the saltines
Sprinkle the rest of your toppings all over
Drizzle green icing on top
Let cool and harden in refrigerator
Once cooled, break into small pieces and enjoy!

This recipe looks so amazing so you and I both should try it and I know by the looks of it that this will be a crowd pleaser! Thanks again Diana for the delicious recipe!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Candy Shamrocks

March is here! To me, March means green, and green means St. Patrick's Day! Green was always my favorite color growing up and a day based around the color green was always exciting for me.  If only I knew how to make Candy Shamrocks back then, like I do now, St. Patrick's Day celebrations would have been that much better!  On that note, let's make them together so your kids will not be missing out on this yummy treat!




Sprinkle some sugar onto the countertop 
Use your hand or spoon to flatten out the gum drops
Once flattened, use a heart shaped cookie cutter to create hearts
Then use a knife to make a stem
Use three heart shapes to create a shamrock and place the stem at the bottom

And voila! You've got yourself another easy and tasty treat!  These can be used as decoration on top of cupcakes, cakes, or cookies, or eaten by itself!  It only takes a few minutes to make and right away, you'll feel the Irish coming out of you while you enjoy these sugary shamrocks.

Happy month of Green!