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Nachos: Caramel Apples Edition

October is here, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! Fall is in the air, and with that comes changing leaves, cooler weather, and of course “fall themed” food!…

October is here, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! Fall is in the air, and with that comes changing leaves, cooler weather, and of course “fall themed” food! Today on the blog we are going to give nachos a fun little spin. If you like caramel apples, then you’re going to love this new take on nachossalted-caramel-apple-nachos-1024x885

Ingredients:

  • 4 large green apples
  • ½ package unwrapped caramels or caramel bits
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • ½ package white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 crushed Heath bar

Clean and dry the apples. Slice them, then arrange them on whatever you are serving the nachos on. I recommend a large serving platter. Next, place the caramels in a glass bowl with 1 tablespoon of water and microwave for 25 seconds at a time until they are melted. Drizzle this over the apples, then place the white chocolate chips in a separate glass bowl and microwave just like you did with the caramels. Drizzle this over the apples as well. Then sprinkle the mini chocolate chips and crumbled Heath bar over the apples. Serve right away or refrigerate until you want to eat it.

This is the perfect treat to bring to a Halloween party or fall get-together!

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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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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Healthy Blueberry Popsicles

Summer is HERE! I am out of my mind excited! School is out, the weather is warm, and life is good. You know what else is good? A cold popsicle…

Summer is HERE! I am out of my mind excited! School is out, the weather is warm, and life is good. You know what else is good? A cold popsicle on a hot summer day. You know what isn’t so good? All of the sugars and preservatives in those popsicles. If you want a healthy, guilt free alternative that actually provides you with your daily dose of fruits, then look no further! Here is a recipe for blueberry pineapple popsicles. MMMMMMMmmmmm.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of blueberries91afc057d7ecc7d77adcfdd9725d60bc
  • 1 cup pineapple slices
  • 1 tbsp honey to sweeten
  • 1 cup of water
  • Popsicle molds, or Ziplock reusable popsicle bags

Combine all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend until they are liquefied, and then pour the mixture into your popsicle molds until they are ¾ of the way full. Freeze them overnight, then enjoy! If you are trying to make healthy choices this summer, replacing your store bought popsicles with these delicious dudes is a great way to start!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe from: http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2015/06/healthy-3-ingredient-popsicle-pineapple-blueberry.html#_a5y_p=3859439

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Hot Cocoa Breakfast Smoothie

Chocolate for breakfast. How heavenly does that sound? If it is done right, it can actually be a great healthy start to your day! One way is to make this…

Chocolate for breakfast. How heavenly does that sound? If it is done right, it can actually be a great healthy start to your day! One way is to make this deliciously creamy hot cocoa breakfast smoothie. It combines fiber, plant based protein, and wholesome ingredients to give you a sweet start to your day, Here is how to have chocolate for breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butterHot-chocolate-Smoothie-tall
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon extract

The night before, add all ingredients to your blender and then stick your blender in the fridge overnight. In the morning, blend your ingredients on high until the oats are shredded and you have a smooth, creamy consistency. If you want to drink it cold, go for it! If you want it to be like hot chocolate, pour your smoothie into a small saucepan and cook it over medium heat. Add some chocolate chips if you want, and allow it to warm up. Once it is at the heat you desire, pour it into a heat safe glass and enjoy!

Who knew chocolate for breakfast could actually be good for you?

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.runningwithspoons.com/2015/11/07/hot-chocolate-breakfast-smoothie/#_a5y_p=4739088

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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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DIY Snow Ice Cream

Last week I got a day off of school because of snow and it was awesome! Snow days are the best days, am I right? If you have ever had…

Last week I got a day off of school because of snow and it was awesome! Snow days are the best days, am I right? If you have ever had a snow day, then you probably know about snow ice cream. If not, you’ve been missing out! When life gives you snow, make snow ice cream! It literally takes 5 minutes and is super delish!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milkice-cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 8 cups clean snow
  • Sprinkles are optional but highly recommended 🙂

In a big bowl, whisk the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt together until they are will combined. Go outside and scoop some fresh, clean snow. Immediately stir the snow into the milk mixture until you get your desired consistency. Top it off with sprinkles or any other ice cream toppings! Eat it up quickly because it will melt pretty fast!

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

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Protein Rice Crispy Treats

After workouts, I usually have the serious munchies. Like, I could probably eat half a pizza and polish off a box of Girl Scout cookies. But that is totally normal…

After workouts, I usually have the serious munchies. Like, I could probably eat half a pizza and polish off a box of Girl Scout cookies. But that is totally normal after working out! You just worked off calories and energy, so now your body is craving more! Here is a healthy take on a yummy snack: protein rice crispy treats! They are a great easy snack to take with you and eat on your way home from the gym to keep you from grabbing the first morsel of food you see when you get home.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup vanilla protein powderIMG_1731-1024x790
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 drop butterscotch flavor
  • 2 drops marshmallow root extract
  • 1 cup protein marshmallow fluff (recipe here)
  • 1-2 cups crispy brown rice cereal

Mix the protein powder and water until it is smooth. Add the butterscotch and marshmallow root flavors, then mix well. Fold in the marshmallow fluff, then fold in the cereal. Make sure they are mixed well, then press into a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze them for about an hour to make them harden,  then cut into pieces and eat up! Store them in the freezer in a Ziploc bag for easy snacking.

These treats are so much better for you than regular rice crispy treats. Satisfy your sweet tooth and your protein intake, all at once!

XOXO, Chels

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Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie

What do you usually have for an after school snack? After a long day at school I tend to crave something sweet. Something like…cookies! There is a few problems with…

What do you usually have for an after school snack? After a long day at school I tend to crave something sweet. Something like…cookies! There is a few problems with this. One is that cookies are time consuming to make, and I want a snack right when I get home, and the other is that they aren’t the best for you! Today I am introducing cookies that are not only good for you, but they only take 5 minutes to make! They are packed with protein and sugar free, so that means they are totally guilt free, too. This recipe makes a giant yummy cookie for one.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rolled oatshealthy-no-bake-giant-cookie-for-one2
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp peanut or almond butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • Chocolate chips of choice

Line a plate with parchment paper and set it aside. In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, salt, coconut flour protein powder, and cinnamon and mix well. Stir the peanut or almond butter and honey in until the mixture is crumbly. Add the milk a tablespoon at a time until the batter is very thick. Use your hands to form a cookie shape and eat up!

Best back to school snack everrrr!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://thebigmansworld.com/2015/10/25/healthy-no-bake-giant-cookie-for-one/

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

I am a sucker for any food with the word “chocolate” in it. That being said, chocolate chip cookies are a particular weakness of mine. Here is a recipe for…

I am a sucker for any food with the word “chocolate” in it. That being said, chocolate chip cookies are a particular weakness of mine. Here is a recipe for a bigger take on your average chocolate chip cookie…made in a skillet!

Ingredients:

  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter, divided and softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar9843402706_b19092a1ca
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • (optional) vanilla ice cream

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then use 2 tablespoons of butter to grease the bottom and sides of a 9 inch cast iron skillet. Add the other 8 tablespoons of butter and sugars to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat them together until it is light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla, then beat well until combined. Next add the baking soda, flour, and salt to a large bowl and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix on low. Pour in the chocolate chips and mix on low. Press the cookie dough into the skillet and bake for 20 minutes until the edges are crisp and the cookie is golden. Take it from the oven and let it cool, then eat it with some vanilla ice cream!

This is a great sleepover or “girls night” treat. You can literally eat a giant cookie out of a pan! How great is that?!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/skillet-chocolate-chip-cookie/

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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, chocolatey 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, chocolatey goodness of Nutella, in hot liquid form. Mouth=watering. Here is how to make yourself a batch. Excuse me while I do so myself!

Ingredients:Nutella-Hot-Chocolate1

  • 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 recipe is fun and easy to make with friends!

Eat up 🙂

XOXO, Chels

Recipe by: cafedelites.com

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Funfetti Cake Batter for One

One of the best parts of baking is getting to sneak bites of cake batter when mom isn’t looking. Now, that isn’t the best for you because of the raw…

One of the best parts of baking is getting to sneak bites of cake batter when mom isn’t looking. Now, that isn’t the best for you because of the raw eggs and crazy amounts of sugar, but we’ve all done it a time or two. Today I am going to give you an alternative to sneaking batter behind mom’s back! Here is a recipe for HEALTHY cake batter for one! It is just enough for one person to enjoy, and it only takes a few minutes to make! You can even eat it for breakfast. That’s how good it is! It is naturally gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. Read on!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium overripe mashed bananafunfetti
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1-2 tbsp sweetener
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp gluten free cake flour
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash of almond or soy milk
  • Sprinkles

Combine the mashed banana, protein powder, flours, sweetener, sea salt, and sprinkles in a mixing bowl. In a microwave safe bowl melt your butter and maple syrup together until they are well combined. Add in the vanilla extract, stir, and pour it into the dry ingredients. Mix well, and if the batter is too crumbly, add a tablespoon of almond milk.  Plop your batter into your favorite bowl and dig in! You can even dip fruit or animal crackers in your batter for a yummy snack. DEEE-licious!

Who says you have to wait for your birthday to enjoy cake batter? 😉

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://thebigmansworld.com/2015/10/15/healthy-cake-batter-dip-for-one/

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Fluffy S’Mores Dip

S’mores have been the theme of multiple blogs here on chelseacrockett.com lately, so why stop the trend? Today’s recipe is for a delicious dip for graham crackers, fruit, or just…

S’mores have been the theme of multiple blogs here on chelseacrockett.com lately, so why stop the trend? Today’s recipe is for a delicious dip for graham crackers, fruit, or just to scoop up with your finger if you are feeling brave! It is called “s’mores fluff” and I think you are going to fall in love the second you try it.20530292261_fab2f5aa49_c

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup marshmallow crème
  • 1 cup chocolate pudding
  • 1 8 ounce package Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup chopped Hershey’s chocolate bars
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • Graham crackers and fresh fruit for dipping

In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat together the marshmallow crème and chocolate pudding until the mixture is smooth. Mix in the Cool Whip, chopped Hershey’s, and mini marshmallows. Store in your fridge until you are ready to scarf it all down! My friends are going to love me when I make this for them at our next bonfire.  😉

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe and photos via: http://fakeginger.com/2015/08/13/smores-fluff/

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DIY Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte

Save yourself a trip to Starbucks and make your own pumpkin spice latte! This recipe is uber easy, made from all real ingredients, can be made in a big batch…

Save yourself a trip to Starbucks and make your own pumpkin spice latte! This recipe is uber easy, made from all real ingredients, can be made in a big batch for all of your gal pals to share, and makes your house smell amazing when you make it. J Oh, and it tastes heavenly!

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 cups of strongly brewed coffeeslow-cooker-pumpkin-spice-latte_02
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 3 cinnamon sticks

Grab your crock pot and combine the milk and coffee in it. In a large bowl whip together the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon. Pour it into the crock pot and mix it together well. Throw in 3 to 4 cinnamon sticks and cover the crock pot up. Cook on high for two hours. This recipe serves 15 people, so if you don’t have that many people over to enjoy your creation, just cut the recipe in half!

 

This would be a great bonfire treat to keep your tummy warm, or a great hay ride refreshment. MMMM!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: thrivinghomeblog.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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