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Candy Cane Puppy Chow

The holidays are a great time to snack to your heart’s content. Puppy chow is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I can never put it down once I start!…

The holidays are a great time to snack to your heart’s content. Puppy chow is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I can never put it down once I start! Here is a way to put a Christmas spin on puppy chow. It is so addicting!

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups Rice Chex cerealed9f54a3d36b5d361f0d70597c306389
  • 10 ounces vanilla almond bark or melting vanilla white chocolate
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Pour the Chex cereal into a large bowl. Melt the white chocolate or almond bark according to the directions on the package. Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal and stir until it is completely covered. Next, add in the crushed candy canes. Dump the powdered sugar into a Zip Lock bag and then pour the chocolate/candy cane coated cereal into the bag. Seal up the bag, then shake until the cereal is covered by powdered sugar. Pour the puppy chow into a plastic container that has a tight fitting lid. This stuff doesn’t last long, trust me! It will be gone before you know it.  It is great as a little gift if you pour it into a goodie bag and tie a bow on it!

XOXO, Chels

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Brownie Batter Dip

Brownie batter dip, where have you been all my life? If you are looking to be the life of the party, bring this bad boy with you to your next…

Brownie batter dip, where have you been all my life? If you are looking to be the life of the party, bring this bad boy with you to your next holiday party this season. Brownie batter dip pretty much sums up my life motto: chocolate makes anything better. This dip is great on anything, from strawberries to pretzels to apples and animal crackers! Here is how to make this deliciously chocolaty dip.

Ingredients:img_1162

  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk
  • Chocolate chips for topping
  • Pretzels, strawberries, graham crackers, apples, animal crackers for dipping

In the bowl of a mixer, whip together the cream cheese and butter until it is light and fluffy for 1-2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar and mix well. Add the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix until fluffy and smooth. Add additional powdered sugar and/or milk if you want to change the consistency of the dip. The dip should be soft enough to dip a pretzel in but not so soft that it is more of a liquid.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://www.melskitchencafe.com/brownie-batter-dip/

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Chocolate Lover’s Dream: Nutella Hot Chocolate

Is there anything better than a hot cup of hot chocolate on a chilly winter day? I think I found it…Nutella hot chocolate! Imagine the creamy, chocolaty goodness of Nutella…

Is there anything better than a hot cup of hot chocolate on a chilly winter day? I think I found it…Nutella hot chocolate! Imagine the creamy, chocolaty goodness of Nutella in hot liquid form. Mouth = watering. Here is how to make yourself a batch. Excuse me while I do so myself!

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  • 4 cups skim milk
  • 2 tbsp Nutella
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar

This recipe is so easy, even my dogs could make it. Heat the milk in a medium saucepan on medium/high heat until it begins to warm and steam. Add the Nutella, sugar, and cocoa powder, then whisk until it is well combined and dissolved. Simmer it, stir it, then take it off of the heat. Pour yourself a glass, let it cool, and then top with your choice of toppings! My favorite is marshmallows and chocolate chips.

This is a great sleepover food, am I right? Or a great Christmas movie-watching treat.

Eat up 🙂

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe by: cafedelites.com

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

While this smoothie isn’t exactly like taking a big bite of pie, it is pretty darn close! And, it is way better for you, and is nice and filling to…

While this smoothie isn’t exactly like taking a big bite of pie, it is pretty darn close! And, it is way better for you, and is nice and filling to keep you fuller longer. So, do you want pumpkin pie for breakfast? Keep on reading.

Ingredients:pumpkin-pie-smoothie

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large banana
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  • 6 oz vanilla yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Scoop of vanilla protein powder

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until they are all smooth. Then you are done! What I love about this smoothie is how delicious AND nutritious it is. I can drink it after a workout or to start my day off with a pumpkin-y protein punch.

Eating healthy and fueling your body the right way can taste downright delicious!

XOXO, Chels

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Fall 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 cinnamon1473888485-yummy-pumpkin-spice-puppy-chow
  • 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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S’Mores Brownies

What could be better than brownies? S’mores brownies! Now you don’t need a campfire to enjoy s’mores. These treats are great to bring to Halloween parties, fall gatherings, or just…

What could be better than brownies? S’mores brownies! Now you don’t need a campfire to enjoy s’mores. These treats are greatsmores-brownies-1-550 to bring to Halloween parties, fall gatherings, or just to enjoy with friends!

Ingredients:

  • Brownie mix, including ingredients required on box
  • 8 cinnamon graham crackers, broken into pieces
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • Three large Hershey’s bars, broken into equal pieces

Prepare the brownies according to the package directions and bake them in a 9×13 baking dish. Take the brownies out of the oven after they are done and set the oven to broil. Top the brownies with the broken graham crackers and marshmallows. Place the brownies in the oven and broil until the marshmallows start to brown. Take them out and top them with the chocolate pieces. Once the chocolate has slightly melted, cut the brownies into squares. Then enjoy!!

These brownies just scream “fall.” 🙂

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://www.pipandebby.com/pip-ebby/2012/12/8/smores-brownies.html

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DIY Apple Face Mask Recipe

One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance of apple flavored treats, scented candles, etc.  Even better than buying it in the store, you can create your own…

One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance of apple flavored treats, scented candles, etc.  Even better than buying it in the store, you can create your own DIY apple face mask!  Not only do you get an amazing fall face mask out of it but a fun DIY craft, as well!  Here’s how to make your own. 🙂

Because of apple’s hard texture, you’ll need a blender to make this mask into a paste that you can apply to your skin.  Chelsea Crockett - Apple Face Mask MixChop up half an apple into small pieces and blend them together in the blender.  Heat up a small amount of milk and add a tablespoon of warm milk to the blender.  You’ll then take an egg and add the yolk to the mixture, as well!  Before blending in the yolk, I suggest stirring it to evenly distribute it.  You can even add in a tablespoon of oatmeal to thicken up the mixture and make it more spreadable!  Spread the mask on your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.  Rinse with warm water and enjoy your new soft skin!

I hope you like this apple scented face mask as much as I do!  Not only does it smell good, but it leaves your face feeling clean and hydrated!

Love, Chelsea

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5 Easy Mug Meals

Do you live in a dorm or a super small apartment? Or, are you the type of person that loves snacks that are super easy to make because you don’t…

Do you live in a dorm or a super small apartment? Or, are you the type of person that loves snacks that are super easy to make because you don’t want to put too much effort into them? A coffee mug is all you will need for today’s blog! Heading off to college has me on a search for easy meals I can make in my dorm room when I want to munch but don’t want to walk to the dining hall. I totally go for easy snacks, but just because they are quick and easy doesn’t mean they can’t be tasty! Here are a few yummy treats that you can make in a coffee mug.download (1)

  1. Coffee Cup Quiche: I love me some quiche! It is the perfect breakfast goodie. Click HERE to find out how to make your own personal coffee cup quiche.
  2. French Toast In A Cup: Who doesn’t love French toast?! HERE is how you make it in your mug.
  3.  Cinnamon Roll In A Cup: Wait…you are saying I can make myself a cinnamon roll….in a mug?! Check it out HERE. Talk about the perfect midnight or movie night snack!
  4.  Nutella Mug Cake: Say no more….just click HERE.
  5. Cookie In A Mug: Who doesn’t love a warm chocolate cookie to comfort you after a long day? This treat only takes a minute to make it! Here is how. Just a warning, you may need a big glass of milk to wash it down!

See? All you need is a microwave and a mug (and a few ingredients) to make some pretty delicious goodies!

Snack on!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Summertime Vitamin Water

During the summer, I am a fruit snacker. I love having fresh fruit around! If you want to work fresh fruits into your daily summer diet, try making this delicious,…

During the summer, I am a fruit snacker. I love having fresh fruit around! If you want to work fresh fruits into your daily summer diet, try making this delicious, nourishing, homemade vitamin water! Unlike store-bought vitamin water, it has no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Ingredients:vitamin-water-1-0813

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 sliced lime
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • ½ sliced and quartered red grape fruit
  • 1 sliced medium cucumber
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 quarts water
  • ice

Combine the fruit, cucumber, mint and water in a large pitcher. Stick the pitcher in the fridge and let it infuse overnight. The next day, pour yourself a large glass over ice and enjoy! This simple and easy vitamin water is great to make just for you, or for a summertime party! It has a tons of nutrients and vitamins in it, so you can feel great while you treat yourself to this tasty drink.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://soupaddict.com/2013/08/vitamin-water/

 

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Protein Shake Featuring Cinnamon Roll

My favorite post-workout snack is a protein shake. Not only do they taste good, they help me to replenish my energy and give my muscles the protein they need to…

My favorite post-workout snack is a protein shake. Not only do they taste good, they help me to replenish my energy and give my muscles the protein they need to help them become stronger. There are tons and tons of different protein shake recipes out there, but this one is my fav when I do a morning workout. It is a cinnamon roll protein shake! Who knew you could treat your body to some protein AND treat your taste buds to a cinnamon roll!Cinnamon-Swirl-Protein-Smoothie-41

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp butter extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Ice
  • Sweetener to taste

Put all of your ingredients to the blender and blend it all up.

How good does this sound!? I love how creative you can get with protein smoothies. Working out isn’t such a hassle when you know you get a sweet, protein packed reward after!

XOXO, Chels

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Sour Gummy Worm Popsicles

I love candy. That’s a fun fact about me. My favorite kind of candy, though, is sour candy. I have a weakness for everything sour, from gummy worms and beyond….

I love candy. That’s a fun fact about me. My favorite kind of candy, though, is sour candy. I have a weakness for everything sour, from gummy worms and beyond. I found a way to mix my love for soNational-Gummy-Worm-Day-2014ur candy with a refreshing way to stay cool this summer. Introducing sour gummy worm popsicles!

Ingredients:

  • Your favorite fruit juice
  • Sour gummy worms

Grab your favorite popsicle molds and get to work. Add worms to the molds and press them towards the bottom and sides of the molds. Freeze the molds ahead of time to help the worms stick better. Next, pour in your fruit juice of choice. Freeze these pops overnight, then take out and enjoy! Every bite is filled with fruity, sour goodness!

Ready to try the most fun popsicles you will taste all summer? Give this recipe a whirl!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Sweet Summer Treats: Cake Batter Popsicles

In Illinois, where I live, summers are H.O.T. The best and most enjoyable way to cool yourself down and beat the heat is to grab a cold treat! Here is…

In Illinois, where I live, summers are H.O.T. The best and most enjoyable way to cool yourself down and beat the heat is to grab a cold treat! Here is one of my favorite sweet summer indulgences that cools me down when the Illinois inferno gets the best of me…Popsicles that taste like cake!FunfettiCakeBatterPopsicles_2

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cup yellow cake mix
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

In a blender, combine the ice cream, vanilla extract, cake mix, and milk. Blend on medium until it is smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl and mix in the sprinkles. Next, pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for four hours or more. When you are ready to gobble these sweet treats, run the mold under warm water for about 30 seconds to loosen the popsicles out of the molds.

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://just-add-sprinkles.com/2015/07/27/cake-batter-popsicles/

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Strawberry Pineapple Salsa

When I think about summer snacks, fruit always seems to come to mind. A juicy, sweet piece of fruit always seems to hit the spot in the sweltering heat. If…

When I think about summer snacks, fruit always seems to come to mind. A juicy, sweet piece of fruit always seems to hit the spot in the sweltering heat. If you are a fruit lover, and a snacker, then you will love this totally snack-worthy fruit salsa recipe! Plus, you can make cinnamon tortilla chips to dip into your sweet salsa. Delish!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pineapple chunksstrawberrypineapplesalsa2_bakedbyrachel
  • 2 cups chopped strawberry
  • 8 tortillas, 8 inches wide
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted, melted butter
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and set it aside. Cut your tortillas into chip-sized pieces. Cut them like you would a pizza. Brush the pieces with melted butter and then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on them. Bake them for 10-15 minutes, then transfer them to a plate to cool. In a big bowl, toss the pineapple and strawberry chunks. If you want, you can add a dash of sugar to this to sweeten it up a bit. Now all that is left to do is gobble this fresh treat up with your cinnamon sugar chips!

So yummy and so fresh!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe and photos via bakedbyrachel.com

 

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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

As summer (and college) approach, I am actively seeking easy breakfast ideas that take a very short time to prep and are way delicious. This recipe I am showing you…

As summer (and college) approach, I am actively seeking easy breakfast ideas that take a very short time to prep and are way delicious. This recipe I am showing you today knocks those two attributes out of the park! Here is a yummy, easy recipe for peanut butter overnight oats that is packed with protein and totally satisfying.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • ¾ tbsp. chia seedsOvernight-Oats
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 tbsp maple sugar or your preferred sweetener
  • ½ cup rolled oats

In a small bowl or a mason jar, add the almond milk, peanut or almond butter, chia seeds, and sweetener. Stir to combine, then add the oats and stir a bit more. Cover the jar or bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and then store in the fridge for 6 hours or more (preferably overnight). The next day, open up the lid to your delicious oats and add toppings like sliced banana or strawberries to top it off.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://minimalistbaker.com/peanut-butter-overnight-oats/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+MinimalistBaker+(Minimalist+Baker)

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One Minute Rice Krispies

If you ever have a craving for something ooey, gooey, sweet and delicious, then these Rice Krispies are just what you need! They take one minute to make, you make…

If you ever have a craving for something ooey, gooey, sweet and delicious, then these Rice Krispies are just what you need! They take one minute to make, you make them in the microwave, and they are just the right size for easy snacking. Here is how to make them!

Ingredients:

  • ½ tbsp. unsalted butterdownload
  • 4 large or ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup of Rice Krispies cereal

In a coffee mug, microwave the butter on high until it is melted, then add in the marshmallows. Microwave them for 20 more seconds, make sure they don’t overflow! Remove from the microwave and stir until smooth, then stir in the cereal. Once it is well blended, you can enjoy your very own rice crispy in a mug! This recipe will be a hit when I’m in college and don’t have an oven at my disposal!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2015/02/1-minute-microwave-rice-krispies-treats-in-a-mug.html

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DIY Churro Waffles

Have you had churros before? If not, your taste buds have never experienced pure joy. Churros are golden twisted rods of deliciousness that are rolled in cinnamon and sugar right…

Have you had churros before? If not, your taste buds have never experienced pure joy. Churros are golden twisted rods of deliciousness that are rolled in cinnamon and sugar right after being fried. If you HAD had churros, you will vouch for me when I say they are a treat indeed. If you want to bring dessert to the breakfast table, try this take on churros for breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • Waffle mixCinnamon-Roll-Waffles-060-1-625x814
  • A dash of cinnamon (to put in the waffle mix)
  • 1 cup white sugar (for topping)
  • ¼ cup cinnamon (to use in topping)
  • ½ cup melted butter (for topping)

                                                                                                    

In a large bowl, mix up your waffle mix to the specifications on the box, then add in a few dashes of cinnamon. Set that aside, then grab a saucer and mix the sugar and ¼ cup of cinnamon together on it. This is your topping for the waffles! Heat up your waffle iron and spray it with non-stick spray. Cook the waffles until they are golden and crisp, and immediately pour the melted butter on each side of them and dip each side in the cinnamon/sugar mixture on the saucer.

This recipe id a deliciously sweet take on breakfast!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://chicachocolatina.blogspot.com/2013/01/churro-waffles.html


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