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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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Fruit and Yogurt Bark

Cool treats are always a welcome sight in my neck of the woods. Any kind of snack that is healthy, delicious, and can cool me down gets an A+ in…

Cool treats are always a welcome sight in my neck of the woods. Any kind of snack that is healthy, delicious, and can cool me down gets an A+ in my book! That is exactly what this next recipe entails. It is super easy to make and is a great chilly treat to both nourish and cool down your body.

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey12c6d9a83053071b3c31d84670e5d213
  • 1 tbsp cranberries
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 5 fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • Assorted nuts (optional)

 

Mix the yogurt and honey together until they are well combined. Add the cranberries and raisins and stir again. Line a baking sheet with foil and pour the yogurt mixture on top. Spread it so it is about ½ inch thick. Sprinkle the strawberries, chocolate chips, nuts, and any other additional toppings on top and place in the freezer for 1 hour or until it is completely frozen. Remove from the freezer and use a knife to break the bark into pieces. Store it in the freezer in a plastic container or a freezer bag.

Next time your sweet tooth gives you a nudge, reach for one of these sweet, cool treats! They are a great healthy alternative to a candy bar or cookie. 😉

XOXO, Chels

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Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

Nutella and peanut butter: the world’s best combination now in cookie form! When I heard about these cookies I knew I had to try them for myself. Thank goodness I…

Nutella and peanut butter: the world’s best combination now in cookie form! When I heard about these cookies I knew I had to try them for myself. Thank goodness I did! They are delicious and all my friends looooove them. Here is how to make these chocolatey bits of joy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 -3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon saltdownload
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 room temperature egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Nutella

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set it aside. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the butter, peanut butter and both sugars. Beat on medium speed for about 5 minutes, until it is creamy and smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if you need to. Turn the mixer down to low speed and then slowly add the dry ingredients. Beat until just combined. Use a large wooden spoon to gently stir in the Nutella. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Measure out a tablespoon of dough for each cookie. Use a fork to make a criss-cross pattern on each and bake for 8-9 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the sheets for about 2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

These sound like the perfect late night munchy, or a great way to satisfy my sweet tooth!

XOXO, Chels

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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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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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Almond Joy Cookies

One of my favorite candy bars is Almond Joy. I love the yummy mix of coconut with milk chocolate and then that little hint of nut flavor…mmmmm! Did you know…

One of my favorite candy bars is Almond Joy. I love the yummy mix of coconut with milk chocolate and then that little hint of nut flavor…mmmmm! Did you know there is such a thing as Almond Joy oatmeal cookies?! Here is how to make these mouthwatering morsels. 

  • 1cup softened butter
  • 1 12cups white sugardsc07701__sharpshot_active_version1
  • 1 12cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 5 cups chocolate chips 
  • 2 cups sweetened coconut 
  • 2 cups chopped toasted almonds
Pre-heat your oven to 375°F  and lightly grease cookie sheets. Combine all of the dry ingredients and set them aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Beat in the eggs one at a time and stir in the vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients until they are well mixed then stir in the chocolate chips, coconut and almonds. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the cookie sheets. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and let them cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
 
 
All of my Almond Joy lovers are sure to love this concoction!
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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S’Mores on the GO

I have posted a bunch of s’mores recipes lately…but can you blame me? They are just so good! There are so many awesome variations! This one might be my fav…

I have posted a bunch of s’mores recipes lately…but can you blame me? They are just so good! There are so many awesome variations! This one might be my fav because it is the least messy of the recipes! Here is how to make your very own s’mores in a bag.

Ingredients:

  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Bagged cookies, like Teddy Grahams or animal crackersfun-camping-idea-and-snack

Pick out your preferred cookies. Then pour the chocolate chips in the bag and roast your marshmallow. I am a “slightly burned” kinda gal. After you have roasted the marshmallow to perfection, smush the marshmallow into the bag and mix it all up with the cookies and chocolate! I eat my portable s’mores with a fork, it is the easiest/cleanest way to enjoy them!

These are the perfect bonfire/summer night snack!

XOXO,Chels

 

 

recipe and photos via thirtyhandmadedays.com

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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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DIY Cookie Cups

Okay so I think everyone will agree with me when I say that warm cookies and milk is the most delicious combination on the planet. The warm gooey chocolate, the…

Okay so I think everyone will agree with me when I say that warm cookies and milk is the most delicious combination on the planet. The warm gooey chocolate, the cool creamy milk, mmmmmm I am getting hungry just thinking about it! Here is a genius way to get your cookies and milk fix..Make cookie cups! 

Ingredients: 
1 cup shortening
1/3 cup granulated sugarMilk-Cookie-Shots-Recipe
1/2 cup light-brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips

– Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the molds of a popover pan. In a big bowl, cream together the shortening and brown and granulated sugars. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract, and mix until completely incorporated. Slowly add the flour and salt, and mix until completely incorporated. Add the mini chocolate chips, and mix together until evenly distributed. The dough will be a little crumbly! 

– Form the cookie cups inside the molds, making the walls of the cookie cups about 1/4 inch thick. Cool for 20 to 30 minutes before baking. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cookies just start to brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely.

– After they have cooled, pour some milk into them and get ready to enjoy a totally tantalizing treat! These are a perfect girls night/cook dinner for your boyfriend night desserts! 

XOXO, Chels 

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Sweet & Sour Treat: Candied Grapes

How many of you have to have a snack in hand when you are watching a movie? I am going to guess that a lot of hands went up! I…

How many of you have to have a snack in hand when you are watching a movie? I am going to guess that a lot of hands went up! I love to have some popcorn or candy to munch on, but my absolute favorite movie time candy is sour patch kids. Those sweetly sour little devils are my kryptonite. Here is a healthy alternative to sour patch kids…Candied-Grapes-from-Rachel-Schultz

Ingredients:

  • Grapes
  • 1 box of melon fusion Jello

Remove the grapes from their stems and rinse them with water. Strain them in a colander. Pour the gelatin onto a plate and coat the grapes in gelatin by rolling them or by using a spoon to sift the powder onto them. Refrigerate them for 1 hour to allow the gelatin to set, and then enjoy your tangy treat!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Photos and recipe via: rachelschultz.com

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Crock Pot S’Mores Cake

Are you looking for something to make for your Super Bowl party Sunday? Or, are you just looking for a tasty treat to warm your tummy in this cold weather?…

Are you looking for something to make for your Super Bowl party Sunday? Or, are you just looking for a tasty treat to warm your tummy in this cold weather? Then this crock pot s’mores cake is just what you need!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of chocolate cake mixcps2-900x675
  • 1 ½ cup of mini marshmallows
  • 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips
  • 6 graham crackers

The first thing you need to do is make the cake mix according to the directions on the box. Spray the bottom of your crock pot with non-stick spray or add some foil to the bottom. Add half of the cake batter to the crock pot and then add 1 cup of marshmallows and 1 cup of chocolate chips. Layer the graham crackers on the top. Break those bad boys up to make them into a nice layer. Save one cracker for later. Pour the rest of the batter on top of the graham layer. Cook this mixture on low for 1 ½- 2 hours. If it starts to burn around the edges, add some crackers to prevent burning. Add the rest of the marshmallows and chocolate chips and then top it off with the crumbles of the remaining graham cracker. Cook it for another 30 minutes and then serve it with ice cream!…Or just eat it by itself!

Totes delish! Get the delicious taste of s’mores without having to start up a fire!

XOXO, Chels

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2 Minute Cheesecake in a Mug

Life just got a little sweeter. Cheese cake for one? In a mug? And it only takes TWO minutes?! Where do I sign up! The recipe I am about to…

Life just got a little sweeter. Cheese cake for one? In a mug? And it only takes TWO minutes?! Where do I sign up! The recipe I am about to share with you really does taste like cheesecake, plus there are endless ways to make it by adding chocolate chips or strawberries, the possibilities are endless! Want to know something even better? This recipe is so much healthier than normal cheesecake. It is low cal, low fat, I love it!

Ingredients:mug-cake-gateau-fromage

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons low fat cream cheese
  • ⅛ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ egg, beaten fluffy (egg substitute works too)
  • Fun things to mix in (this is optional things like chocolate chips)
  • 1 vanilla wafer

In a small bowl mix together sugar, sour cream, cream cheese, lemon juice and egg everything is well combined. If you want to mix in goodies, now is the time. If you want just plain cheesecake, then don’t mix anything in! Microwave the mixture on high for 1 minute. Open the microwave door for 20 seconds to let the mixture cool a bit, then close the door and microwave it again for 50 seconds. Take it out of the microwave, let it cool, and then stick it in the fridge for a couple of hours to let it firm up. The next step? Enjoy!!

Now, if you will excuse me, I think I will go downstairs and make myself my own personal cheesecake.

XOXO, Chels

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