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S’Mores Bark

S’mores are fall’s favorite treat. Not only do you get to cozy up to a fire while you make them, but they are so ooey and gooey and delicious. Not…

S’mores are fall’s favorite treat. Not only do you get to cozy up to a fire while you make them, but they are so ooey and gooey and delicious. Not all of us have access to a bonfire whenever we feel the urge to enjoy a s’more, so that is where s’mores bark comes in. You can make this inside and enjoy it from the comfort of your kitchen! Plus, it is easily share-able.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ½ cups milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 3 sheets of graham crackers

Melt 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips and spread it over a pan covered in wax paper. Make sure the chocolate is layered thick. Refrigerate this for about an hour. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Then add in the marshmallow fluff and microwave it for about 30 seconds. Quickly spread the marshmallow and white chocolate layer over the hardened first chocolate layer. Crumble the graham crackers and press them into the marshmallow/chocolate layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, meanwhile melting 2 cups of chocolate chips. Spread this over the graham cracker layer and put it in the fridge for 2 hours. Take it out and break it apart. Store it in the fridge if you want a solid bark, and if you want it squishy leave it out in a covered container.

Yum!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: www.wineandglue.com/smores-bark/

 

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of Thanksgiving and with Thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie….

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of Thanksgiving and with Thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie. This smoothie is not only delicious, but it is also good for you! It is packed with fiber and protein. Much better for you than for than an actual slice of pie. Here is how to whip up one for yourself.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened soymilk or coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 ice cubesTop of Form

Combine all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until it is smooth. This makes 2 servings, so share it with a friend! This would be a delicious after school snack or after dinner desert.

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

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Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

Puppy chow is probably on my list of top 10 favorite foods. Not even kidding. I cannot stop myself when there is a bowl of it in front of me….

Puppy chow is probably on my list of top 10 favorite foods. Not even kidding. I cannot stop myself when there is a bowl of it in front of me. It just magically disappears. Since fall is upon us and everything is now pumpkin flavored, what sounds better than pumpkin flavored puppy chow? Not much. Not much at all. Here is how to make pumpkin spice puppy chow!

Ingredients:

  • 7-8 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal
  • 12 ounces orange candy melts
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 cups candy pumpkins

Pour the Chex cereal into a bowl and put to the side. Melt the candy melts for 20 seconds, stir, melt, and stir until they are melted. Stir 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, the cloves, allspice and nutmeg in to the candy melts until it is combined. Pour this mixture onto the cereal and stir gently to coat all of the squares. Be super gentle! Pour the powdered sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon into a large Ziploc baggie. Pour in the coated squares and shake until they are all coated in sugar. Pour in the pumpkins and toss some more. Store it in an air tight container, or just eat them all right then and there! No judgments here.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Pumpkin S’Mores Bars

Two things come to mind when I think about fall snacks: Pumpkins and s’mores. Why not combine the two for a sweet, festive goodie! I think these are great bonfire…

Two things come to mind when I think about fall snacks: Pumpkins and s’mores. Why not combine the two for a sweet, festive goodie! I think these are great bonfire snacks, or something cute to make for your bf as a random treat!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can pure pumpkin
  • ½ cup butter, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 12 graham cracker squares
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows (separated)
  • 1 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking dish with foil. Next, heat the pumpkin, butter, milk and cinnamon in a small saucepan over low heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is heated. Stir in graham cracker crumbs. Remove from heat.

Lay out the graham cracker squares on the bottom of the baking dish. Spread half of the pumpkin mixture on top of graham crackers. Sprinkle 1 cup of marshmallows and 2/3 cup of chocolate chips over pumpkin mixtures. Spread remaining pumpkin mixture over marshmallows and chocolate chips. Sprinkle the rest of the marshmallows and chocolate chips. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden. Let it cool, refrigerate for an hour, then enjoy!

Deeeeelish.

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: verybestbaking.com

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Thanksgiving Inspired Milkshake: Candy Corn Edition

Candy corn. It’s EVERYWHERE! Luckily, I am a lover of the sweet stuff, so it doesn’t bother me one bit. In fact, I embrace it, and try to make everything…

Candy corn. It’s EVERYWHERE! Luckily, I am a lover of the sweet stuff, so it doesn’t bother me one bit. In fact, I embrace it, and try to make everything I can with it! Here is a candy corn inspired milk shake that is sure to rock your world.

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  •  1 quart orange sherbet
  •  Whipped cream or Cool White
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • Black yellow & orange sprinklescandy-corn2-jpg

Let the vanilla ice cream soften for about 25 minutes outside of the freezer. After it is softened take 1/3 of the ice cream and put it into a bowl. Put the ice cream back in the freezer. Add yellow food coloring to the ice cream in the bowl until you have the color you want. Mix it well. Take your orange sherbet out of the freezer to allow it to start softening. Get out the glasses you will be serving your milk shakes in, whether it is mason jars or glass drinking glasses, and spoon yellow ice cream into the bottoms, filling the cups about 1/3 full. After smoothing out the top as evenly as you can, wipe down the inside of the cups with a paper towel to remove ice cream streaks. Place your cups in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes to let the layer harden a little. Take your vanilla ice cream out of the freezer again to allow it to start softening. Remove the cups from the freezer and carefully spoon in the orange sherbet, layering it on top of the yellow and filling the cups about 2/3 full. Again, smooth out the top. Wipe the excess on the inside of the cups with a paper towel. Place the cups back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Remove the cups from the freezer and add the last layer of vanilla ice cream, filling the cups with 1/2 inch left at the top of the cup. Smooth out the tops again. If you want you can top them off with some whipped cream and sprinkles! Keep them in the freezer until you serve them.

They’re sure to be a hit at every Thanksgiving party on the block!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.karaspartyideas.com/2013/09/candy-corn-milkshakes-for-halloween.html

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Pumpkin and Chocolate Energy Balls

Cue pumpkin flavored everything – its October! Do you need an energy boost but aren’t a fan of pumpkin spiced lattes? Whip up a batch of these pumpkin chocolate chip…

Cue pumpkin flavored everything – its October! Do you need an energy boost but aren’t a fan of pumpkin spiced lattes? Whip up a batch of these pumpkin chocolate chip energy balls! They will give you the energy you need, and they will get you in the “fall” spirit. They’re also great for a pre-workout boost.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups dry, uncooked oatmeal7b5ffa3ca467a808dd47bc66bdff0e91
  • 1 cup all-natural Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup all-natural Peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4-6 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup chopped almonds, peanuts, or coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips

 

Combine all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl until they are very thoroughly mixed. Roll the mixture into balls of about 1inch in diameter. Place the balls on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper & freeze one hour. Store them in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

 

These are the best tasting energy boost around!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via:http://cleanfoodcrush.com/pumpkin-energy-balls/

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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

What if I told you that I could put everything you love about hot chocolate into a cupcake? Even the delicious marshmallows? Well, I can, and I am going to…

What if I told you that I could put everything you love about hot chocolate into a cupcake? Even the delicious marshmallows? Well, I can, and I am going to share with you just how to do it! These cupcakes will make you want to curl up next to the fire with a blanket and a book, just like a cup of hot chocolate makes you feel. The homemade marshmallow frosting on these is to die for, and it only takes minutes to make! Here is how.

Cupcake ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 4-1/2 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 cups granulated sugarhot chocolate
  • 3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs at room temp
  • ¾ cup room temp buttermilk
  • 2 Tbs. vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt

Ingredients for the frosting

  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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Directions for the cupcakes

Heat your oven to 350°F. Place cupcake liners into your cupcake pans. In a large saucepan, add the butter, oil, 1 cup of water, and chopped chocolate. Heat over medium heat until combined, melted and fully. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, and sugar. Pour the hot chocolate mixture into the sugar mixture and whisk until combined. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, and keep mixing so they do not scramble. Next whisk in the buttermilk, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Fill each cupcake liner about two-thirds full. Bake the cupcakes for 17-22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when stuck into the center. Cool on racks for about 10 minutes.

 

Directions For the frosting

In the bowl of an electric mixer set over a saucepan of simmering water, combine sugar, corn syrup, ¼ cup water, and egg whites. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Whisk the mixture on high speed using the electric mixer until it is glossy and voluminous, or about 5 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, and then top your cupcakes with the frosting.

 

I cannot wait to try these chocolatey, marshmallowey goodies!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via

http://www.bakerita.com/hot-chocolate-cupcakes/

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Caramel Apple Nachos

These aren’t your average nachos…they are caramel apple nachos! I cannot decide if I like these or regular nachos better, so I guess I will just have to keep on…

These aren’t your average nachos…they are caramel apple nachos! I cannot decide if I like these or regular nachos better, so I guess I will just have to keep on eating both! 😉

These nachos are a fun fall themed treat. Caramel apples make me think of autumn, would you agree? You can even go apple picking with a bunch of friends (or a hot date!) to collect a few of your necessary ingredients. Here is the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 gala apples
  • 3-4 granny smith applescaramelapplenachosbutterwithasideofbread4
  • Caramel ice cream topping
  • White chocolate candy coating
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Heath toffee bits

Pour the Heath bits and mini chips into 2 separate bowls. Cut a ziploc bag at the corner for the white chocolate drizzle. Cut your apples into slices and place them on the dish you want to serve them. Melt the white chocolate by placing the white chocolate candy coating in a small sauce pan on low heat. Stir it constantly until it is melted and smooth. Pour it into the cut Ziploc bag and drizzle it onto your apples. Next, drizzle the caramel ice cream topping onto them, then sprinkle the toffee bits and mini chocolate chips.

This recipe is super quick to make. Caramel apple nachos + a Halloween movie= the perfect autumn evening!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: lilluna.com/caramel-apple-nachos

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Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow? Yes Pleases!

Puppy chow is probably on my list of top 10 favorite foods. Not even kidding. I cannot stop myself when there is a bowl of it in front of me….

Puppy chow is probably on my list of top 10 favorite foods. Not even kidding. I cannot stop myself when there is a bowl of it in front of me. It just magically disappears. Anyway, what sounds better than fall flavored puppy chow? Not much. Not much at all. Here is how to make pumpkin spice puppy chow!

Ingredients:

  • 7-8 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal30a38f6be09a02a8e7fe762ffc8fad4f
  • 12 ounces orange candy melts
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 cups candy pumpkins

Pour the Chex cereal into a bowl and put to the side. Melt the candy melts for 20 seconds, stir, melt, and stir until they are melted. Stir 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, the cloves, allspice and nutmeg in to the candy melts until it is combined. Pour this mixture onto the cereal and stir gently to coat all of the squares. Be gentle! Pour the powdered sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon into a large Ziploc baggie. Pour in the coated squares and shake until they are all coated in sugar. Pour in the pumpkins and toss some more. Store it in an air tight container, or just eat them all right then and there! No judgments here.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Festive Fall Pretzel Bark

I get so pumped when stores start putting out candy corn because that means FALL IS HERE. Plus I just love candy corn. Today’s fall inspired recipe combines all of…

I get so pumped when stores start putting out candy corn because that means FALL IS HERE. Plus I just love candy corn. Today’s fall inspired recipe combines all of my fall favorites; cranberries, candy corn, pretzels, and white chocolate! I’ll tell you how to whip all of these yummy bits into a mouthwatering mixture.

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  • ½ pound chopped white chocolate
  • 1 cup mini pretzels
  • ½ cup candy corn
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Leave an overhang on 2 sides of the pan. Melt the chocolate, and then spread it on the prepared pan. Sprinkle it with pretzels, candy corn, and cranberries. Allow it to cool in the fridge for a few hours, then remove the bark from the pan. Break it into pieces, eat a few yourself, and then give the rest away to friends, family, and possibly your favorite teacher. 😉

I feel like this dish is so festive! Thoughts?

XOXO, Chels

Recipe: realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/candy-corn-pretzel-bark

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of thanksgiving and with thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie!…

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of thanksgiving and with thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie! This smoothie is not only delicious, but it is also good for you! It is packed with fiber and protein. Much better for you than for than an actual slice of pie! Here is how to whip up one for yourself.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 large ripe bananaPumpkin-Pie-Smoothie-31
  • 1 cup unsweetened soymilk or coconut milk beverage
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 ice cubes

Combine all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until it is smooth. This makes 2 servings, so share it with a friend! This would be a yummy afterschool snack or a delicious sleep over treat!

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

Photos via: galonamission.com

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Pumpkin Rice Krispy Treats

Rice Krispy treats are such a classic. Add in a little pumpkin and you are ready to party! Here is how to make your very own perfect pumpkin Rice Krispy…

Rice Krispy treats are such a classic. Add in a little pumpkin and you are ready to party! Here is how to make your very own perfect pumpkin Rice Krispy treats!

  • 4 cups marshmallowspumpkin
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispy cereal

1.Place your butter into a large pan on medium low heat and let it melt

  1. Add in the marshmallows. When your marshmallows have melted, add in the pumpkin and the spices and stir. Toss in your Rice Krispies and mix them with the marshmallow goo.
  2. Pour your yummy mixture into a 9×13 baking pan that has been greased with butter. Flatten out your treats. I like to cover the bottom of a wooden spoon in butter and then use it to flatten the treats. The butter helps the treats not stick to the spoon!
  3. Wait a few minutes for them to cool, then slice them up.

The last step is to gobble them up! These treats are fun to make with friends or bring to parties. They are a crowd favorite!

Make them and then comment below and tell me how they turn out!

XOXO, Chels

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Pretzel Pumpkins

Halloween is almost upon us, which means you need an arsenal of Halloween treats at your disposal! Here is an easy yummy fall treat to make for your Halloween parties!…

Halloween is almost upon us, which means you need an arsenal of Halloween treats at your disposal! Here is an easy yummy fall treat to make for your Halloween parties!

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  • 1 bag of mini pretzels
  • 1 bag of M&Ms (you will only need the green ones, so feel free to snack on the other colors )
  • Orange food coloring
  • 1 bag white chocolate chops melted slowly
  • Shortening to thin out the chocolate

The first step is to melt the chocolate. Add 1 tablespoon of shortening to the bowl of white chocolate chips before you warm them in the microwave. Warm the chips a little at a time and stir them frequently. Then, add in your orange coloring and stir gently until it is smooth. Take out a cookie sheet and line it with wax paper. Dip your pretzels into the white chocolate and then lay them onto the cookie sheet. While the chocolate is still wet, take a green M&M and set it in the crook of the pretzel on its side. Now you have a sweet little stem on your pumpkin! Allow the pretzels to cool and then place them on a cute serving platter! Now you have a sweet and salty snack that everyone will love.

Try these treats out and comment below with how they turn out!

XOXO, Chels

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle

As you know, I love fall, and I love everything pumpkin flavored! Snickerdoodle cookies are one of my favorite fall time treats. They make me feel all warm and cozy….

As you know, I love fall, and I love everything pumpkin flavored! Snickerdoodle cookies are one of my favorite fall time treats. They make me feel all warm and cozy. Here is a delicious recipe for pumpkin skickerdoodles that is to die for!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugardsc_0128
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the coating:

  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash of allspice

In an electric mixer bowl, beat together the butter and sugars on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in the pumpkin puree and then beat in the egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flower, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir them all together until they are mixed well. Cover the bowl and chill the dough for about an hour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix the coating ingredients in a small bowl. Make small balls out of the dough and roll them into the sugar mixture. Set them on a cookie sheet about two inches apart. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes or until they are thoroughly baked. Let them cool for about 5 minutes. Then enjoy!!

 

Comment below if you make these delicious treats and tell me what you think!

XOXO,Chels

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