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S’Mores Krispy Treats

Need a quick and delicious treat to make for your next group hangout, Friday night girl’s night, or as a surprise sweet treat for your boy toy? Whip up a…

Need a quick and delicious treat to make for your next group hangout, Friday night girl’s night, or as a surprise sweet treat for your boy toy? Whip up a batch of these babies. Here is how!

Ingredients:

  • 3 TBS unsalted butter
  • Dash of salt
  • 5 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 – 7 cups Graham cereal piecesSmoresRiceKrispies4
  • 3 – 1.55 oz. Hershey’s® Milk chocolate bars, broken into squares

 

Grease a 9″ x 13″ pan with cooking spray. In a large pot, melt the butter and salt over medium heat. Once the mixture is melted, add 4 cups of the mini marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted. Take the pot off of the burner and add the cereal. Stir, add the extra cup of marshmallows, and then stir again. Quickly pour half of the mixture onto the pan, then press down until it is spread out, then place the Hershey’s bar pieces on it. Pour the rest of the mixture on top and press it down until it is all spread out. Top it with the rest of the chocolate pieces. Allow it to sit at room temp for a few hours and then cut it into bars.

Yum yum YUM!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: reneeskitchenadventures.com

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Fudgesicles Featuring Nutella

Although summer is coming to a close that doesn’t mean that the warm weather is done with its smothering assault on us. It stays warm where I live wellll into…

Although summer is coming to a close that doesn’t mean that the warm weather is done with its smothering assault on us. It stays warm where I live wellll into September, so I am going to take advantage of it as long as I can, and that means whipping up sweet cold treats. Here is one of my fav cold recipes: Nutella fudgesicles! Fudgesicles are fudge popsicles. Here is how to whip yourself up a batch!

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  • 1 ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • ¼ cup & 2 tbsp Nutella
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coca powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Put the milk and corn starch in a saucepan and stir until the starch is dissolved. Place the mixture over medium heat and add the Nutella and cocoa powder. Stir it frequently so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom. Heat it for about 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens and then take it off of the heat. Stir in the vanilla and let the mixture cool for 5 minutes while stirring frequently. Once it has cooled pour the mixture into the molds and freeze it for 6 hours or more. When you are ready to devour them, hold the mold under warm water to help the fudsicles come loose.

These sound like heaven! Woud YOU try these fudgy pops?

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: thewholesomedish.com

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Cookie Dough Brownies

Cookie dough and brownies is a lethal combo. Like, so good it could kill ya! What if I told you that you could combine the two…! Here is a delicious…

Cookie dough and brownies is a lethal combo. Like, so good it could kill ya! What if I told you that you could combine the two…! Here is a delicious recipe for just that; cookie dough brownies!

Ingredients for brownies:

  • 1 box of brownie mixChocolate-Chip-Cookie-Dough-Brownies-3

Ingredients for cookie dough:

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Ingredients for toppings:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter

 

First, prepare the brownies as the instructions on the box tell you. Next, create the cookie dough layer by creaming the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with a mixer and then add in milk and flower a bit at a time. Stir in chocolate chips with a spoon and then spread the cookie mixture over the cooled brownies. To make the topping bring heavy cream and butter to a boil, then pour it over chocolate chips and let it sit for 4 minutes. Stir until it is combined and then pour it over the cookie dough layer. Let it cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate it to firm it up.

Mmmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about these! Is YOURS?

XOXO, Chels

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S’Mores Sushi

I just recently went out for sushi with the chelseacrockett.com team, and let me tell you, it was delicious! When I found this recipe for s’mores “sushi” I could not…

I just recently went out for sushi with the chelseacrockett.com team, and let me tell you, it was delicious! When I found this recipe for s’mores “sushi” I could not resist sharing it with you guys!

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  • 10 oz mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup butter, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 5 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 7 oz jar marshmallow creme
  • 6 bars of Hershey’s chocolate

 

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a 10×15 jellyroll pan with waxed paper. Butter the waxed paper and set aside. Combine the marshmallows and one fourth cup of butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and heat on high for 30 seconds, stir. Repeat until completely blended. Stir in Rice Krispies cereal and graham cracker crumbs. Press mixture into the buttered pan. Spread marshmallow creme on top using a rubber scraper. Lay the Hershey’s bars on top of the marshmallow creme. Place in oven for two minutes. Use a spatula to spread the softened chocolate. Let it cool for 10 minutes, and then roll it up like a roll of sushi (or like a cinnamon roll), starting at the long side and peeling the wax paper as you go. Pinch the seams together and place it seam side down, refrigerating for about 30 minutes. Slice it like suchi, and serve!

 

What a sweet, fun summer treat!

XOXO, Chels

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Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna

When I think of lasagna I think of red sauce and noodles, not peanut butter cookies! But, who says lasagna can’t be crazy? Here is a fun, sweet, sugary recipe…

When I think of lasagna I think of red sauce and noodles, not peanut butter cookies! But, who says lasagna can’t be crazy? Here is a fun, sweet, sugary recipe for peanut butter cookie lasagna.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Nutter Butter Cookies
  • Cool Whipnutterbutters
  • Chopped up peanut butter cups
  • ½ cup melted peanut butter
  • 1 box instant or regular vanilla pudding, prepared according to package

Line the bottom of an 8×8 pan with Nutter Butter Cookies and then drizzle them with the melted peanut butter. Layer on half of the pudding and then add half of the Cool Whip. Next add on the chopped peanut butter cups and then repeat all of the layers again! Sprinkle crushed Nutter Butter cookies and chopped peanut butter cookies on the top and then sprinkle the rest of the peanut butter. Cool this sweet dish in the fridge overnight to allow the cookies to soften and the Cool Whip to firm up! This recipe is great because it requires no cooking and it is simple to make!

The next step? Dig in to your layered lasagna!

XOXO, Chels

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Apple Pie Stuffed Apples

I found the most AMAZING fall recipe on the Sally’s Baking Addiction blog! It is for apples that are filled with apple pie. Holy smokes, I think I am in…

I found the most AMAZING fall recipe on the Sally’s Baking Addiction blog! It is for apples that are filled with apple pie. Holy smokes, I think I am in love! With a touch of vanilla ice cream on the side, these mini apple pies may just knock your socks off. Here is how to whip yourself up a batch!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a homemade pie crustmedium
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp warm water
  • 5 large, round, firm Granny Smith apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp milk

 

Make the pie crust and then allow it to chill for 2 hours. In a small bowl mix the cornstarch and warm water until it is creamy and the cornstarch has dissolved. Put it to the side and then peel and dice 1 of the apples. Cook the apple pieces, cornstarch mixture, cinnamon and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir regularly for 5 minutes and then let it simmer for 5 more minutes. After removing the pot from heat, add in the vanilla and let it cool for 20 minutes. Sprinkle flour onto your counter and then roll out the pie dough until you have a circle that is 10 inches wide. Cut the dough into fourths with a pizza cutter, and then cut each quarter into .25 inch wide strips. After preheating the oven at 375F degrees slice the tops off of the last 4 apples. Use a spoon to dig out the core and then spoon the apple filling you made on the stove into the apples. Lay 3 strips of the cut pie dough across the top of the apples, and then weave 3 more strips across the dough the other way. Trim the extra dough off and then place the apples on a baking pan. In a small bowl whisk the egg and milk together and brush the mixture on top of the dough on the apples. Sprinkle the tops with cinnamon, then bake them for 25-30 minutes. If you and your friends/family don’t scarf all of the apples down, store them in the fridge!

My mouth is watering just writing this. Apple pie apples are calling my name!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe from: sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/09/12/apple-pie-baked-apples/

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Milkey Way Brownies

Raise your hand if you love Milkey Way bars. Okay, I am just going to imagine a lot of your hands are raised! I loooove Milkey Way candy bars. They…

Raise your hand if you love Milkey Way bars. Okay, I am just going to imagine a lot of your hands are raised! I loooove Milkey Way candy bars. They are the perfect balance of chocolate, caramel, and fluff! Here is how to make the most marvelous Milkey Way brownies you will ever have!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of brownie mixScreen Shot 2013-07-15 at 8.36.44 AM2
  • For the chocolate fluff layer:
    • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup marshmallow crème
    • 1 ½ tbsp. heavy cream
  • Caramel layer:
    • 8 ounces of caramels
    • 1 ½ tbsp. cream

Preheat your oven to 350°. Line an 8 x 8 pan with foil and then make the brownie mix as the box instructs. Bake 25-30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Let them cool completely while making the fluff. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave with the cream. Once it is smooth, stir in the marshmallow crème until it is well combined and then spread it over the cooled brownies. Next make the caramel layer by melting the caramels with the cream in the microwave and then spread it over the fluff layer. Make the chocolate topping by melting chocolate chips with oil in the microwave until it is smooth and then spread it over the caramel layer.  Chill the brownies for about 2 hours, and then use a knife that has been heated with hot water to cut the frozen brownies.

Okay so how delicious do these sound?! I am making them asap.

XOXO, Chels

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Funnel Cake Fries

As most of you know, I live in a small town in Illinois. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to go to all of the…

As most of you know, I live in a small town in Illinois. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to go to all of the homecoming fairs and parades in my town and all of the small towns surrounding mine. My friends and I love to go together and ride the rides and eat all of the delicious food, especially funnel cakes! Funnel cakes are the ultimate summer fair snack. Here is how to make your very own funnel cake fries at home! These treats are a bite size twist on your everyday funnel cake.

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  • Funnel cake mix
  • 3-4 cups canola oil
  • Marshmallow crème for dipping

Make the funnel cake mix per the directions on the box. Once you have a smooth batter, pour it into an empty catchup bottle for piping. Add an inch of oil to a large pot and heat it to 350 degrees. Pipe the batter in long straight lines into the oil and let it fry until it is golden, which should take around 30-60 seconds per side. Remove them from the oil and place them on a plate. Sprinkle them with powdered sugar while they are still hot. If you want, you can dip them in marshmallow crème! So yummy.

 

Enjoy this sweet summer treat with friends or whip up a batch for yourself! 😉

 

XOXO, Chels

recipe and pictures via kevinandamanda.com

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S’Mores Cookies

Unfortunately, ideal s’more weather is behind us. But that doesn’t mean we cannot enjoy s’mores in the summer! Here is how to make your very own summertime s’mores. Ingredients: 1…

Unfortunately, ideal s’more weather is behind us. But that doesn’t mean we cannot enjoy s’mores in the summer! Here is how to make your very own summertime s’mores.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • 3 Hershey’s bars broken into pieces
  • 1 or 2 packages of graham crackers broken into squares

 

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In the bowl of a mixer, cream the butter and both kinds of sugar together until it is fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and then combine it on the low speed of your mixer. Add in the chocolate chips and marshmallows. Chill the dough for an hour or more and then lay out your graham crackers on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place a tablespoon of dough on each graham cracker and press it down with your fingers. Bake them at 375 for 5 minutes and then remove them to place a Hershey’s piece on the top. Bake for another 5 to 7 minutes and then remove them and allow them to cool.

 

There you have it! Now you can enjoy s’mores even in the summer.

 

XOXO, Chels

 

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Spring Strawberry Treats & Snacks!

Food inspiration can come from a multitude of different things… and since it’s spring, fresh fruits will be sprouting up left and right. It’s time to think about some healthy…

Food inspiration can come from a multitude of different things… and since it’s spring, fresh fruits will be sprouting up left and right. It’s time to think about some healthy spring snacks and treats. Where I live, strawberries will be ripe for picking in about one month.  Whether you get to go and pick them or buy them at your local market, strawberries are a delicious treat!  They are low in calories and fats but rich in nutrients, minerals, and vitamins.  Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C which is a powerful natural antioxidant.Chelsea Crockett - Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Cake

Therefore, let’s talk about some awesome snacks made with this yummy fruit!  A mom of one of my friends makes a delicious truffle filled with layers of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding/whip cream mixture, and sliced strawberries.  It’s to die for!  Sometimes she just buys a store bought cake and crumbles it up to form the layers.  It’s one of my favorites!

Another snack that I love with strawberries may sound a bit weird… but don’t judge me until you’ve tried it :)! You take fresh strawberries and dip them in a little sour cream and then brown sugar… it’s divine!  It sounds gross at first but the combination of those ingredients is absolutely delicious.  You should give it a try!

Share your favorite treats with me in the comments below. I’d love to hear some of your favorite berry recipes for spring!

XOXO, Chelsea

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Kit Kat Cream Cheese Brownies

When I first read this recipe title, my mouth instantly began to water! What’s more delicious than a fresh batch of brownies? Brownies with Kit Kats covered in a layer…

When I first read this recipe title, my mouth instantly began to water! What’s more delicious than a fresh batch of brownies? Brownies with Kit Kats covered in a layer of cream cheese should be your answer! Pinterest recipes are always the way to go. Here’s one that’s definitely worth sharing.

If you don’t have the right iChelsea Crockett - Kit Kat Browniesngredients, you’re bound for failure! You’ll need these nine specific ingredients: ¾ cup of all purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon of salt, ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon of baking powder, 1 ½ cup of sugar, ¾ cup of butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, 3 eggs, and lastly, 4 full-size packages of Kit Kat bars. For the cream cheese topping, you’ll need a few more ingredients: 8 oz. package of cream cheese, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and a 16 oz. package of confectioners sugar.

All together, the recipe makes a total of 24 brownies. Don’t eat them all in one sitting :)! Alright, first things first… the homemade brownies. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your baking pan. Mix together your flour, salt, cocoa, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Melt your butter in the microwave then mix that in a separate bowl along with your sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Next, add the two mixtures together and stir until your batter is created. Pour it onto your pan and set the Kit Kat bars evenly spaced on your batter. As far as the topping goes, beat the cream cheese, beat in your eggs one at a time, then mix. Slowly add the confectioners sugar and vanilla, and pour it on top of your batter after it’s fully mixed. Bake it for one hour and let in cool overnight before serving!

Let me know how yours turn out! – Chels

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Unique Christmas Goodies

Nothings better than walking into the kitchen and smelling fresh pies, cookies, and everything sweet!  It’s the ultimate sign that Christmas is right around the corner.  While cookies are good…

Nothings better than walking into the kitchen and smelling fresh pies, cookies, and everything sweet!  It’s the ultimate sign that Christmas is right around the corner.  While cookies are good and all, there are a variety of fun Christmas goodies you can whip up with your friends and family to give away as a unique gift or enjoy yourself.  Check out a few of my favorite Christmas goodies!Chelsea Crockett- caramel hot chocolate fudge

Fudge and bark are two of my favorite chocolaty treats!  Fudge is typically a lot sweeter, while bark is more like a chocolate bar with candies added.  One of my favorite holiday barks is peppermint bark with white chocolate and candy canes.  A wonderful Christmas fudge is caramel hot chocolate fudge.  It’s just like the drink!

If you love salty and sweet combined, try pretzel M&M hugs (cute, right?).  All you need is a bag of square pretzels, Hersey kisses, and the Christmas red and green M&M’s.  Place a kiss on top of each pretzel, set them in the oven at 200 degrees for 4 minutes, and then top each kiss with an M&M.  Slide the cookie sheet in the fridge to cool and you’re ready to dig in!  It’s as simple as that!

Try looking up the recipes to my favorite goodies and making them yourself!  You’ll be the family favorite!

Merry Christmas!

Chelsea

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Peppermint Oreo Truffles

I have to admit, Oreos might be one of my favorite sweet treats of all time.  Once you’ve had one, it’s hard to quit!  Around the holiday times, I love…

I have to admit, Oreos might be one of my favorite sweet treats of all time.  Once you’ve had one, it’s hard to quit!  Around the holiday times, I love mixing together peppermint and Oreos to create peppermint Oreo truffles.  They’re the perfect Christmas treat that everyone will love!  Find out what you need to create your family’s new favorite dessert.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

  • 1 package of Oreos (36 cookies)
  • 8 oz. of softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. of peppermint extract
  • 16 oz. of vanilla almond bark or candy melts
  • ¼ cup of crushed candy canes
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie sheet

Begin by placing the Oreos in a large zip-lock bag and crushing them until they are fine.  You can do this by pounding them with your hands or using a rolling pin.  Next, mix together the softened cream cheese and peppermint extract, and then add that to the crushed Oreos in a large mixing bowl.  Mix together.  Once the mixture forms a dough, mold together 1 inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet with wax paper.  Place the balls in the freezer for 10 minutes.Chelsea Crockett- crushing Oreos

While the Oreo truffles are hardening, begin making the outside layer by melting the vanilla almond bark (see package for directions).  Once the 10 minutes is up, dip each ball into the almond bark and place them back on the wax paper cookie sheet.  Top each truffle off with some crushed candy canes, place in the fridge, and get prepared to dig in!

Enjoy!

Chelsea

 

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Pumpkin Spice… And Everything Nice!

Like I’ve said a million times before, fall is a wonderful time of year.  The changing colors of the leaves and the crisp temperatures make me yearn for the holidays…

Like I’ve said a million times before, fall is a wonderful time of year.  The changing colors of the leaves and the crisp temperatures make me yearn for the holidays and the recipes that go with them. Pumpkin spice is one of my fall favorites.  Any foods or drinks come in mind :)? Pumpkins are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.  They are one of nature’s richest sources of vitamin A which promotes healthy vision and immunities for good health. Here are a few pumpkin spice recipes!

Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin ParfaitHave you ever tried a pumpkin yogurt granola parfait? YUM! You only need a few ingredients such as plain low-fat yogurt, honey, a granola bar, pumpkin pie spice, and canned pumpkin. There are plenty of different recipes online on how to prepare it, just Google search it and watch how many pop up! Pick your favorite and enjoy your delicious treat. It’s not only a good, mouthwatering snack but a simple, quick recipe.

I know we all obsess over the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. They’re to die for! Well… now you can make your own at home! The recipes are actually almost as good as the ones you buy. Once again, just search for one of Google or Pinterest and go to town :).

With learning how good pumpkins are for our health, the possibilities are endless!  What are your favorites?

XOXO, Chels

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What to Do With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

Halloween is such a fun time of the year! For one night you get to dress up as someone or something else, hangout with all of your friends, and of…

Halloween is such a fun time of the year! For one night you get to dress up as someone or something else, hangout with all of your friends, and of course, get lots and lots of candy!  So what do you do with all of that left over Halloween candy?  Who knows, it could still be sitting there until Christmas!  I’ve got the perfect dessert dip to make with your loads of candy! Chelsea Crockett- monster cookie dough dip

Monster cookie dough dip is perfect for all of those M&M and Reese’s Pieces packets you got in your bag. Here’s what you’ll need:

8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
3 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup Oats (regular or quick)
1 Cup  Miniature Plain M&Ms and/or Reese’s Pieces
1 Cup Miniature Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

 

All you have to do is mix in all of the ingredients until smooth! (Hint: place it in the refrigerator to harden once it’s complete.)  Grab some graham crackers or pretzels and dig in!  Enjoy!

Happy Halloween!

Chelsea

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Banana Split Bites

Who doesn’t love a banana split? I sure do, but I don’t love the calories that come with it. What if I told you that there was a way to…

Who doesn’t love a banana split? I sure do, but I don’t love the calories that come with it. What if I told you that there was a way to get all of the great taste to a banana split, but with only a fraction of the calories? I introduce to you, banana split bites!

Ingredients:chelsea crockett

–       24 pieces of pineapple

–       2 bananas sliced into 24 slices

–       1 cup of dark chocolate chips

–       2 tsp coconut oil

–       12 strawberries sliced in half

Grab a cookie sheet and layer the pineapple slices on it. Then layer the bananas on top of the pineapple, then the strawberries. Stick a tooth pick through the layers of fruit and then stick them in the freezer for a few minutes. While they are in the freezer, melt your chocolate chips with your coconut oil on the stove. Dip your fruit into the chocolate and lay them on top of wax paper on a cookie sheet. Stick them in the freezer to cool the chocolate.

Now go enjoy your banana split bites!!

XOXO, Chels

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