Monday, February 17, 2014

Funfetti Popcorn

If you know me, you know I'm obsessed with Funfetti   There's something about those exploding sprinkles that turns any cake into such a fun party!  Every birthday, my request is to have a homemade Funfetti cake.  A few years ago, I tried out Funfettcookies and they were an amazing success.  And today, I took my obsession to a whole new level and made Funfetti Popcorn!  

The Funfetti Popcorn was phenomenal.  It was chocolatey, crunchy, salty, buttery, colorful, and sweet.  The clumps of Funfetti tasted like cookie dough and cake batter mixed all in one.  Eating this made me feel like I was at the movies, mixing my popcorn with cookie dough bites all at the same time and enjoying every minute of it.  It was amazing, and I'll give you the recipe so you can see for yourself!

Yields 2-3 servings

1 package Popcorn
3/4 cup White Chocolate Chips
 3/4 cup Funfetti Cake mix
3 Tbsp. sprinkles
2 Tbsp. olive oil

1. Pop bag of popcorn.
2. In microwavable safe bowl, melt white chocolate chips in 30 second increments until completely melted.
3.  Add olive oil to chocolate and stir until the consistency is smooth.
4. Add the cake mix and continue to stir until everything is mixed in.
5. Pour popcorn into a large bowl and remove the excess kernels.
6. Add white chocolate cake mix on top of the popcorn and sprinkles.
7.  Toss the mixture with your clean hands for at least three minutes until the popcorn is coated the best that it can be with the chocolate mix. 
8.  Put in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to harden the chocolate.

When that 10 minutes is up, you'll be in for the biggest treat ever!  If you want more, just double or triple the recipe.  This delicious popcorn is perfect for parties or a movie night in on the couch.  Soon, you'll be as obsessed with Funfetti as I am!  Enjoy sweeties!

Friday, February 14, 2014

3 years old!

It's my blog-iversary!  Today, The Sweetest Temptations turns 3!  So much can happen in three years.  In three years, you could be more than halfway through high school, you could have three babies, you could fall in love and get married, you could travel the world three times, or you could create 155 blog posts about candy.  

Can you guess one thing I've accomplished in the last three years?  That's right.  Today marks my 155th blog post in three years.  The two photos on this post were taken the day that I started my blog where I created my very first post 3 years ago, and were Valentine's treats I got from my parents and my boyfriend. 

I remember when I started my blog people didn't get it why I would start a blog and made jokes about it and thought I was crazy, and told me I'd run out of things to write very quickly.  Now, three years later, I have over 219,000 total views on my blog, over 50 subscribers to my blog, over 600 followers on my @ChelleyCandy Twitter, tons of samples of candy from companies who wanted me to try their product and review them, and once again 155 successful blog posts!  I sure proved them wrong! 

I'm so happy I decided to start this blog and stuck with it.  It makes me really happy to blog about the sweetest temptations in the world and I'm happy I bring joy to so many people.  Everyone I know now knows me as the candy girl, and I'm extremely okay with that!

Thanks to all of my fans for your support, and Happy Valentine's Day! Stay sweet!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine's Caramel Kiss flags

It's officially Valentine's week!  Do you know what you're getting your lover? Anything pink & candy related absolutely will work!  Today, I'm going to show you how to make a super easy and yummy Valentine's Caramel Kiss flags!

Here's what you need:

Caramel Hershey Kisses
Heart stickers

Stick toothpick on the back of the heart stickers.
Take the sticker toothpick and stick it into the Hershey Kiss wrapper, and enjoy!

This activity takes less than 5 minutes to complete and gets you into the spirit of love, real fast!  These kisses are perfect decorations for a Valentine's day party, your office desk, or a fun way to dress up the dinner table!  You can also give them as last minute gifts to students or teachers.  Happy Valentine's Day!!!