Friday, November 29, 2013

Candy Christmas Tree Pinecones

'Tis the season to deck the halls, trim the trees, and make cute candy Christmas crafts!  I hope you're all enjoying the holiday season as much as I am.  To get you in the mood, I have a fun candy Christmas craft for you.  Introducing, Candy Christmas Tree Pinecones! I promise, this will be one of the easiest Christmas crafts around, and they look super adorable!  Kids will also love it!

Here's what you need:

Mike and Ike's (or jelly beans)

Pine cones (I ended up buying mine from the store, but if you can find your own from nature, that's perfect!)

Yellow construction paper


Take Mike and Ike's out of the box and put them on a plate for easy access

Pick your pinecone of choice 

Start placing the Mike and Ike's into the small crevasses of the pine cones to look like ornaments until filled
Use the yellow construction paper to cut out a star shape
Put the star at the top of the tree

And voila, you have this:

Feel free to use glue to make sure the candy is secure, if not, the candy will fall out easily.  But then again, if you want an ongoing project for kids, forget the glue so they can keep repeating the process and enjoying the fun all month long!  

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Acorn Candy

Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  I'm thankful for all of the amazing people in my life, my health, and fun candy crafts!  That's why I'm happy I found this recipe while perusing Pinterest from eASYbAKED and just had to blog about it.

You have one week to get your act together and make these Acorn Candies for all of your guests on Thanksgiving.  So let's get started!


1 bag of Hershey Kisses
1 bag of mini Nutter Butter cookies
1/4 c. of milk chocolate chips
1 bag of peanut butter baking chips


Unwrap Hershey Kisses
Melt milk chocolate chips in the microwave until they are completely melted, about 1 minute.
Dip bottom of Hershey Kiss in the chocolate and place a Nutter Butter on top of that
Make sure the chocolate hardens before moving onto the next step, dipping peanut butter chip in milk chocolate and placing on top of the Nutter Butter
Harden some more, then repeat, repeat, repeat until you have enough for everyone!

I'm so looking forward to making these next week.  They look delicious, are so festively fun, and easy!  Thanks for the idea and fabulous photos eASYbAKED!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sour Patch Chillerz

If you are a Sweetest Temptations regular, you know that I love everything sour and Sour Patch Kids are my favorite!  Everything about them are just divine.  The sugar coated outside, the sourness, the chewiness, and then, the sweetness.  I could eat them for days!

I was visiting a fellow candy connoisseur's blog, the Candy Critic,  and stumbled upon his post about Sour Patch Chillerz, and I couldn't believe my eyes!  I totally new Sour Patch Kids product that I've never even seen or heard of.  From what he says, they sound delicious and seem to be worth a try.  Can't wait to try them and be chilled, sweetened, and sour-ed! Yum!  Have you tried them?!?  

Thanks for the suggestion Candy Critic!  Check out his blog for hundreds of tasty reviews!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Whirl-Ease-Honey Hot Beverage Sweetener

Every time I drink tea, I always add some honey.  Sometimes, the honey bear gets sticky and messy, but I don't care. It makes my tea a tad sweeter and I love it.  Recently, an alternative was brought to my attention.  It was the Whirl-Ease-Honey hot beverage sweeteners from Strawberry Hill Candy and that changed my whole tea party experience!

First of all, they're adorable.  They're honey pots on a stick.  Anyone that has a honey pot on a stick will automatically be in a good mood.  The fact that you can use it in a hot beverage, swivel it around, and make your beverage sweeter with just one easy motion, is just amazing!  I always think of Winnie the Pooh when I see honey pots (which is not very often).  This swivel stick is shaped like a pot and even says honey on it.  Totally cute.

When I first brewed up my tea, it the water couldn't heat up fast enough, I was excited to use my swivel stick.  Once it was ready, I threw in a tea bag, then used the swivel stick.  As soon as I put it in, the honey pot made a cracking noise and the pot became cracked on the inside, because the water was so hot.  I stirred and stirred for a few moments until the honey pot completely dissolved off the stick and sweetened my tea!  

It was a good amount of honey to add to my big tea cup.  It was not too sweet and was just the right amount.  I do like my beverages sweet though, so you could maybe use one stick for two cups of tea.  You can also add these adorable honey pots in your chai or cider.  They're made with real wildflower honey and are gluten free!  

If you want to spice up your tea party experience, share some Whirl-Ease-Honey stirrers with your friends, kids, whoever, and they'll be bound to enjoy them as much as I!  Cheers!