Chelsea Crockett

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How to: Make Your Own Acai Bowl

Acai bowls, or smoothie bowls, are the newest rave. Although they’re super healthy, they’re not only for the health nuts.  They’re a low-calorie, delicious snack that gives you lots of…

Acai bowls, or smoothie bowls, are the newest rave. Although they’re super healthy, they’re not only for the health nuts.  They’re a low-calorie, delicious snack that gives you lots of necessary vitamins and satisfies your fruit serving for the day! Chelsea Crockett - Acai Bowl Here’s how you can make your own right at home.

There are tons of different bowls you can make from Hawaiian, with lots of tropical fruits, or more of a sweet one with peanut butter and granola!  But for this recipe, I’ll just start with something simple and delicious!  You’ll first need a few ingredients: 1/2 a banana, 1 tbsp of cocoa powder, 1 1/2 tsp of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries, half cup of almond milk, and 1 3.5oz pack of frozen acai berries or acai berry pulp.

As far as preparation goes, you’ll need to put all of these ingredients in a blender to make an acai puree.  Then add your toppings! I suggest adding sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, granola, and some peanut butter drizzle on top to finish it off.  Then, simply enjoy!

Are you going to try and create one for yourself?  Let me know how yummy yours turns out! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Mac ‘N Cheese In a Mug

The weather where I live is pretty unpredictable. One day it will be a gorgeous warm day, and the next it is freezing and rainy. And when the weather is…

The weather where I live is pretty unpredictable. One day it will be a gorgeous warm day, and the next it is freezing and rainy. And when the weather is cold, there is nothing better than a nice hot snack to warm your tummy right up. If you are looking for an easy, 5 minute meal for one, then look no further! Here is mac n cheese in a mug.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup elbow noodles
  • ½ cup milk or water (milk if you want creamy noodles)
  • ½ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Add the milk/water and noodles to an oversized mug and place it on a large plate just in case you have spillage while it is in the microwave. Microwave the mug on the plate for 1 minute, then stir, and microwave another minute. Stir it again, then check your noodles. If they aren’t quite done, microwave them an additional 3o seconds. After the noodles are cooked, if you are using water, pour out the water that is left, and if you are using milk don’t pour it out. Add in the cheese and stir well. Now you are ready to dig in!

So, if you want some yummy comfort food but don’t want to make the whole box, make your own mug!

XOXO, Chels

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Samoa Rice Crispy Treats

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season!! I see girls selling them everywhere, and the temptation to buy one of every flavor of cookie is real! My favorite Girl Scout Cookie has…

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season!! I see girls selling them everywhere, and the temptation to buy one of every flavor of cookie is real! My favorite Girl Scout Cookie has to be the Samoa. They are so gooey and crunchy at the same time. Today I am sharing a recipe for Samoa inspired rice crispy treats that are to die for!

Ingredients:
– 1/3 cup butter
– 5 cups mini marshmallows
11 oz. bag of caramels
– 2 tbs heavy whipping cream
– 1 1/2 cups coconut
– 3 cups milk chocolate chips

Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add in the marshmallows and stir it all together until the marshmallows are completely melted. Pour in the cereal and stir until it is completely coated. Pour this mixture into a 9×13 pan and press down evenly. In a medium sauce pan combine the caramels and cream over medium heat. Stir them until the caramel is melted and smooth. Stir the coconut into the melted caramel and pour evenly over the top of the rice crispy treats. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring until they are smooth and melted. Slice the crispy treats into bars and remove from the pan. Dip the bottom of each treat into the chocolate. Then drizzle the rest of the chocolate over the top of the bars. Let the chocolate cool and then serve!

Delish, am I right?

XOXO, Chels
Recipe via: www.thehellohoneyblog.com/funwiththefullwoods/2017/2/22/kpw6z0vfybgd5j7y4e0b9q0stfzzc6

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Cupid’s Crunch Popcorn Mix

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Whether you have a fun date night planned or a night in with the girls, there are so many fun treats and snacks…

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Whether you have a fun date night planned or a night in with the girls, there are so many fun treats and snacks to make and enjoy!  One of the easiest and most festive recipes that I stumbled upon is called Cupid’s Crunch popcorn mix.  If you want to make a yummy treat for you to enjoy this holiday, I recommend this one! 🙂

First comes first, you’ll need a few ingredients: 2 bags of microwave popcorn, 2 cups of pretzels, 1 ½ cups of M&M’s, a 12-oz. bag of pink Wilton candy melts, and other festive decorations such as sprinkles and heart shaped candies.  Chelsea Crockett - Cupid Crunch Popcorn MixNext comes the fun part!  Follow the instructions and pop the two bags of popcorn.  Pick out any unpopped kernels so you don’t bite into them later on!  Then, take the candy melts and place them in a microwaveable bowl (you may have to do this in shifts!).  Microwave them until all of your candies are melted.  Before pouring in your melted candies, crunch up the pretzels into pieces and pour them into a bowl with the popcorn and M&M’s.  Then, pour in half of your melted candies.  Using a rubber spatula, stir the mixture together and pour it onto a piece of wax paper.  Finish it off by pouring the rest of the melted candies on top!  Sprinkle on any extra heart candies or sprinkles that you have.  Let it sit until it dries then break it up into smaller pieces.  That’s all there is to it!       

How yummy is that?  Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think!

XOXO – Chelsea

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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.

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  • 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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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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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 French Toast in a Mug

Making meals in a mug is one of my new specialties. One I think will come in handy in college when I don’t have an oven at my disposal! Today’s…

Making meals in a mug is one of my new specialties. One I think will come in handy in college when I don’t have an oven at my disposal! Today’s mug recipe is a deliciously easy take on French toast! It is super quick and super delish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 piece of buttered bread635775343617184105-853577182_216x216_Easy-French-Toast-Egg-Mug-Scrambler
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBSP of syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 TBSP of chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar and cinnamon sugar (totally optional, but totally recommended!)

In a microwaveable mug, mix the egg, milk, syrup, cinnamon and salt until well combined. Cut the bread into squares that are bite sixed. Add the bread to the mug and press the pieced down so they are covered with the liquid. Add the chocolate chips to the mug and stir them into the bread mixture. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top and then microwave the mug for 2 minutes, stopping every 30 seconds so it doesn’t spill over the mug. Let the mug cool about 1-2 minutes, then sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Enjoy your easy peasy mug French toast!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://princesspinkygirl.com/french-toast-mug/2/

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Sour Patch Grapes

If you haven’t eaten a whole 1 pound bag of Sour Patch kids on a road trip and then not been able to feel your mouth for a solid 3…

If you haven’t eaten a whole 1 pound bag of Sour Patch kids on a road trip and then not been able to feel your mouth for a solid 3 hours afterwards, you have never really lived. Just kidding, but all jokes aside, I could put away a pretty hefty amount of those sour dudes. If you are like me and love sour candy but don’t love all of the bad-for-you sugar in them, check out these “Sour Patch” grapes!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 box Jolly Rancher Watermelon Jello mixSour-Patch-Grapes-432a299b0a46f29d9a1298e9727ec2b718001a44
  • 1/3 box Jolly Rancher Green Apple Jello mix
  • 1/3 box lemon Jello mix
  • 1/3 box orange Jello mix
  • 3 pounds green grapes
  • 1 cup of water

Pour 1/3 of each box of Jello into small separate bowls. Have your grapes sitting in a bowl of water. Take a grape out of the bowl and poke a toothpick through it in the spot where the stem was, and hold on to the grape using the toothpick while rolling the grape in the Jello mix. Set them on a baking sheet covered in wax paper. After alternating dipping flavors for each grape and all of the grapes are rolled, place them in the fridge until they are chilled. Done!

My friends love these. They are great movie night snacks when you really want to stuff your face with candy but you know prom and summer are coming up so you have to keep your hot bod maintained. Ya feel?

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://dinnerthendessert.com/sour-patch-grapes-healthier-than-the-candy/

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Mac ‘N Cheese in a Mug

The weather where I live is pretty chilly, and by pretty chilly I mean downright freezing. And when the weather is cold, there is nothing better than a nice hot…

The weather where I live is pretty chilly, and by pretty chilly I mean downright freezing. And when the weather is cold, there is nothing better than a nice hot snack to warm your tummy right up. If you are looking for an easy, 5 minute meal for one, then look no further! Here is mac n cheese in a mug.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup elbow noodles9176570759_d6f2fb9f81_b1
  • ½ cup milk or water (milk if you want creamy noodles)
  • ½ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Add the milk/water and noodles to an oversized mug and place it on a large plate just incase you have spillage while it is in the microwave. Microwave the mug on the plate for 1 minute, then stir, and microwave another minute. Stir it again, then check your noodles. If they aren’t quite done, microwave them an additional 3o seconds. After the noodles are cooked, if you are using water, pour out the water that is left, and if you are using milk don’t pour it out. Add in the cheese and stir well. Now you are ready to dig in!

So, if you want some yummy comfort food but don’t want to make the whole box, make your own mug!

XOXO, Chels

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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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Homemade Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Snacking feels so much better when you are munching on something healthy, am I right? I mean, a Snickers bar tastes reaaaaaally good while you are eating it, but afterwards,…

Snacking feels so much better when you are munching on something healthy, am I right? I mean, a Snickers bar tastes reaaaaaally good while you are eating it, but afterwards, if you’re like me, you feel totally guilty and like you need to eat a carrot to make up for it. Save yourself the guilt and make some of these cookie dough protein bars to snack on instead!

Ingredients:

 

  • 6 tbsp coconut flour
  • 6 tbsp soy protein powderbars-main
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil
  • 9 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Truvia sweetener
  • 1 ½ tsp Stevia powder sweetener
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Line a 9×5” bread pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl whisk together the coconut flour, salt, and protein powder. In another bowl whisk the coconut oil, milk and vanilla together. Stir in the sweeteners and then add the flour mixture, making sure it is all mixed together. Mix in the chocolate chips. The dough will be crumbly. Pour it into the pan and press it across the bottom using a spatula. Chill for 2 hours, slice into bars, and eat up! This recipe is low fat, low calorie, high protein and sugar free!

Protein never tasted so good!

XOXO, Chels

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Buffalo Wings, Pretzel Edition!

Football season is here! I can BARELY contain my excitement!! High school football is more my forte, but I also enjoy watching the occasional NFL game or two with my…

Football season is here! I can BARELY contain my excitement!! High school football is more my forte, but I also enjoy watching the occasional NFL game or two with my friends and family. I have a question for you. What food screams “football snack HERE!”? If you answered any food with the word “buffalo” in it I would have to agree. Buffalo chicken dip is one of my weaknesses, but now I have found another! It is buffalo wing pretzel sticks. All the goodness of buffalo dip in crunchy form! If you want you can even dip them in ranch. These would even be a good school snack to toss in a Ziploc baggie. Here is how to make them!

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  • ½ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 16 oz bag pretzel sticks
  • Ranch dressing for dipping

After preheating your oven to 300F line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a saucepan melt butter, wing sauce and Worcestershire sauce and cook for about 5 minutes. Pour the pretzels into a bowl and then drizzle the wing sauce over them. Stir them to coat and then spread them out on the baking sheet, baking them for 30 minutes and then stirring them around every 10 minutes.

Now grab some ranch or bleu cheese dip and go to town!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via:momontimeout.com

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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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S’Mores Dip

It has been raining non-stop where I live, so I really haven’t been able to do anything fun outdoors for a while. Instead of sitting around and pouting about the…

It has been raining non-stop where I live, so I really haven’t been able to do anything fun outdoors for a while. Instead of sitting around and pouting about the rain, I decided to figure out fun things my friends and I could do indoors. I can remember making blanket forts when I was little and having a blast, so we decided to make tons of forts and then watch movies under them. Here is a perfect rainy day tent snack…S’mores dip!enhanced-9943-1435096761-7

  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 15 jumbo marshmallows, halved
  • Graham cracker squares

Place an 8 inch skillet on the center rack and preheat the oven to 450 with the skillet inside.  Once oven is preheated, use a pot holder to remove hot skillet from the oven. Put the butter in the skillet and use a pot holder to hold the handle and swirl the skillet so that the melted butter coats the bottom and sides. Layer the chocolate chips in an even layer into the bottom of the skillet. Arrange marshmallow halves over the surface of the chocolate chips, covering the chocolate completely. Bake the skillet for 5 to 7 minutes or until marshmallows are nice and toasty. Use an oven mitt to remove the skillet from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Now devour!

What a sweet rainy day treat!

XOXO, Chels

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Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bites

If you are like me, then you are always on the go during the summer. Just because it is summer vacation doesn’t mean the work stops for me! Because I…

If you are like me, then you are always on the go during the summer. Just because it is summer vacation doesn’t mean the work stops for me! Because I am always running around, I need nutritious, delicious, bite size snacks that are healthy and tasty AND convenient! If you love dark chocolate and trail mix, keep on readin!

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  • 1/4 Cup Trail Mix
  • 3 Tbsp Organic Dark Chocolate Chips

In a bowl, melt the dark chocolate chips in the microwave, making sure they don’t overheat and burn. Microwave them for 20 seconds, then stir, and then microwave them more if they are not completely melted. On some wax paper, spoon out dollops of dark chocolate the size of a quarter. Drop some trail mix into the chocolate and then press it down lightly. Place it in the fridge to help them firm up faster!

These make the best pre/post workout energy bites, road trip munchies, or cute gifts! Dark chocolate has antioxidants that are good for your heart, so these bites not only keep your appetite at bay, but they also help your ticker!

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