Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Hot Cocoa Cookies

I don't know about you but I love baking throughout the holidays! I already participated in a cookie exchange this year and just made a fresh batch of Hot Cocoa cookies.  I wanted to try a new recipe that would delight others' taste buds and put them into the Christmas spirit.  Sitting by the tree and drinking hot cocoa is a fun tradition and pastime so why not make hot cocoa cookies and eat them tree side!?

There are quite a few ingredients and these aren't the type of cookies that require zero prep time but they're worth it, pinky swear!  This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies.

1 Cup Marshmallows
1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1 1/4 Baking Soda
1 Cup White Sugar
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1 1/4 Cup Butter
2 Eggs
1 Tsp. Vanilla
3 1/4 Cup Flour
4 Packs of Instant Hot Cocoa

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Melt butter in sauce pan
Once melted, mix sugar and butter into a bowl and stir until well mixed
In a separate bowl, mix hot cocoa mix, flour, baking powder, and baking soda until well mixed
Pour sugar and butter mixture into the flour mixture bowl and mix well
Add marshmallows and chocolate chips and continue to mix
Scoop tablespoon size mixture onto wax paper
Bake for 10 minutes
Cool and enjoy!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Krispy Cookies

Ho Ho Ho!  Tis the season for hot cocoa, wrapping presents, Christmas music, and cookie exchanges!  I went to a cookie exchange last weekend and made these Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Krispy Cookies and boy were they a hit!  

First of all, let me tell you that these are NO BAKE and are probably one of the most delicious cookies you have ever tasted.  Who doesn't love chocolate and peanut butter together!  

These cookies are the perfect mix of salty, crunchy, and sweet.  The chocolate and peanut butter are very smooth and rich, the marshmallows are fluffy, and mixing that with crunchy peanuts and Rice Krispies is an all in one delicious bite!  There's only 5 ingredients and all you have to do is melt the chocolate and stir in the rest of the ingredients and you're all set! 


2 containers of Chocolate Candy Dips (Found in the baking section of grocery stores)

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup Dry Roasted Peanuts

1.25 Cups Marshmallows

2 Cups Rice Krispies


1. Heat chocolate candy dips and stir on stove until completely melted

2. Add Peanut Butter, Peanuts, Marshmallows, and Rice Krispies after the chocolate has melted
3.  Stir until everything is mixed extremely well
4.  Scoop up mix with a TBSP and drop small ball shape cookies onto wax paper
5. Put cookies in refrigerator to harden
6.  Enjoy!

Wow your friends at your cookie exchange with these super easy no bake cookies that taste divine!  Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Grinch Kabobs

Merry Grinchmas and Happy Who-Lidays!  Even though he's a mean one, I'll always love the Grinch because in the end, we learn that his heart is full of love, joy, and happiness!  So in his honor, it's time to make Grinch Kabobs!  

They're sweet, fruity, festive, and couldn't be easier to prepare!  I showed up at an ugly sweater party with these and they were such a big hit.  Make sure you add this to your list for your upcoming Christmas parties and you'll be the most popular Who in Whoville!

Ok, now it's time to get down to the basics.



Green grapes





1.  Take the grapes off to stem and wash them

2. Wash strawberries and cut off the stem

3.  Make sure the strawberry is no bigger than 1.5 inches high (sized to fit on a toothpick with the rest of my the ingredients) so cut additional slices off until you've reached the right size 

4. Slice bananas into small slices

5. Take the toothpick and stack in this order: grape, banana, strawberry (and marshmallow on top!)

6. Repeat step 5 over and over again until you have a whole community of Grinch kabobs 

7.  Enjoy and share with all of your fellow Whos!

I had so much fun making and eating these with my Who friends.  Yahoo Dorray!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Candy Cornucopia

Happy Turkey Day everyone!  Hope you're enjoying your special time with your family and friends!  If you're looking for a last minute easy and fun candy craft to do while you're watching reruns of the parade or a football game, take time to make some Candy Cornucopias!  They're so festive, adorable, and they'll soon be your new fave horns!



Reese's Pieces



 Candy Corn

1. Put frosting on wide end of the Bugles

 2.  Dip the frosting side in sprinkles, Reese's Pieces, and Candy Corn

3.  Have a blast!

These will be the tastiest cornucopias you've ever had!  Wishing each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!  

Here is me and my niece and nephew enjoying our festive treats!  We loved making them!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey Pops

Gobble Gobble!  Who's ready for Thanksgiving!?  Thanksgiving is such a fun holiday to celebrate and give thanks for everything you've been blessed with in your life.  It's a day to stuff your face, say grace, and spend time with your loved ones.  You can also do some fun crafts while watching the parade, so why not make some Thanksgiving Turkey Pops?  Keep reading to find out how to make them!



Candy Corn


Chocolate coins

Vanilla Yogurt covered Raisins

Cake Pop Sticks

Food Coloring Pen


1.  Twist Oreo open into two halves

2.  Line up Candy Corn around the edges of the cookie to resemble feathers and insert the cake pop stick in the middle of the cream filling.  Put a few dabs of frosting in the center to secure the Candy Corn, cake pop stick, and the top of the Oreo.

3.  Place top half of the Oreo on top of the frosting and Candy Corns

4.  Unwrap chocolate coin and place a dab of frosting on the bottom of the coin, and stick it on top of the Oreo, near the bottom.

5.  Find circular shaped Yogurt covered Raisins for the eyes, and draw an eyeball and eyelashes in the center to resemble an eye.  Secure bottom of the raisin with frosting and stick on top of the chocolate coin.

6  Take one more piece of Candy Corn, put some frosting on the bottom of it and place the piece of Candy Corn narrow part facing down next to the eyes to resemble a beak.

Repeat steps 1-6 as many times as you'd like to create a whole swarm of turkeys!  Then voila, you're all set to gobble up this Thanksgiving Turkey Pop!

This candy craft takes just a few minutes to create and kids love joining in on the fun!

Gobble Gobble, Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Batty Halloween Oreos

I don't know about you but I've been having so much fun doing all of these Halloween candy crafts all month long!  My latest creation that I'm dying to share with you is the one and only Batty Halloween Oreos!  Bats are big into Halloween and you should be too.  Honor those bats by making some edible batty Oreos!



Candy Corn



Food coloring pen

Cake pop sticks (optional)


1.  Carefully twist the Oreos in half to separate both sides of the cookie (cream side wins!)

2.  Once Oreos are separated, use a knife to cut two edges of the Oreos to create the bat wings.  If they don't come out perfect, don't worry, you can bite off a piece to maintain the half moon shape.  

3.  Place the two wings on the cream side of the Oreo

4.  Squeeze about a quarter size of frosting into the middle of the cookie, between the wings 

5.  Place other half of Oreo on top of the frosting and wings

6.  Take two mini marshmallows, draw a dot for the eyeball with the food coloring pen, and then put a dab of frosting on the bottom of the marshmallow so they will stick to the top of the cookie

7. Once eyes are secured, dab a bit of frosting on a piece of Candy Corn and place pointy side downwards to create the nose

8.  If you'd like to make these cookies into cookie pops, insert cake pop stick into the bottom of the bat face, but this is totally optional!

I hope you enjoy making these Batty Halloween Oreos as much as I did!  And eating them too!  They're a fun and easy sweet treat to bring to a Halloween party and make with children.  Get batty!  Happy Halloween!