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Valentine’s Oreo Truffles

The way to a boy’s heart is through food. Okay, the way to MY heart is through food, who am I kidding. If you are looking for a totally adorable…

The way to a boy’s heart is through food. Okay, the way to MY heart is through food, who am I kidding. If you are looking for a totally adorable yet delicious homemade Valentine’s Day gift for the people you love, make them these sweet Oreo heart truffles!

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  • 24 Oreos, finely crushed
  • 5 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 12-14 oz. white chocolate or vanilla almond bark
  • Heart shaped sprinkles (optional but highly recommended ;))

Line a cookie tray with baking paper. Crush the Oreos until they are fine crumbs and mix them in with the softened cream cheese. Do this with your hands or the back of a spoon. When it is all well combined transfer it to the baking paper and spread it in an even layer, about ½ inch thick. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer for 45 minutes or more and then use a heart shaped cookie cutter, then freeze them for about 25 minutes. Line another baking sheet with baking paper, then place the hearts from the freezer and dip them in the white chocolate using a fork. Tap off the extra chocolate, then lay them on the baking tray and sprinkle them with the sprinkles. Work in small batches so the hearts don’t thaw! Store these in the fridge until you give them away! That is, if you don’t eat them all yourself. 😉

XOXO, Chels

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S’Mores Bark

S’mores are fall’s favorite treat. Not only do you get to cozy up to a fire while you make them, but they are so ooey and gooey and delicious. Not…

S’mores are fall’s favorite treat. Not only do you get to cozy up to a fire while you make them, but they are so ooey and gooey and delicious. Not all of us have access to a bonfire whenever we feel the urge to enjoy a s’more, so that is where s’mores bark comes in. You can make this inside and enjoy it from the comfort of your kitchen! Plus, it is easily share-able.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ½ cups milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 3 sheets of graham crackers

Melt 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips and spread it over a pan covered in wax paper. Make sure the chocolate is layered thick. Refrigerate this for about an hour. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Then add in the marshmallow fluff and microwave it for about 30 seconds. Quickly spread the marshmallow and white chocolate layer over the hardened first chocolate layer. Crumble the graham crackers and press them into the marshmallow/chocolate layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, meanwhile melting 2 cups of chocolate chips. Spread this over the graham cracker layer and put it in the fridge for 2 hours. Take it out and break it apart. Store it in the fridge if you want a solid bark, and if you want it squishy leave it out in a covered container.

Yum!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: www.wineandglue.com/smores-bark/

 

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of Thanksgiving and with Thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie….

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of Thanksgiving and with Thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie. This smoothie is not only delicious, but it is also good for you! It is packed with fiber and protein. Much better for you than for than an actual slice of pie. Here is how to whip up one for yourself.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened soymilk or coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 ice cubesTop of Form

Combine all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until it is smooth. This makes 2 servings, so share it with a friend! This would be a delicious after school snack or after dinner desert.

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

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Pumpkin S’Mores Bars

Two things come to mind when I think about fall snacks: Pumpkins and s’mores. Why not combine the two for a sweet, festive goodie! I think these are great bonfire…

Two things come to mind when I think about fall snacks: Pumpkins and s’mores. Why not combine the two for a sweet, festive goodie! I think these are great bonfire snacks, or something cute to make for your bf as a random treat!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can pure pumpkin
  • ½ cup butter, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 12 graham cracker squares
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows (separated)
  • 1 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking dish with foil. Next, heat the pumpkin, butter, milk and cinnamon in a small saucepan over low heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is heated. Stir in graham cracker crumbs. Remove from heat.

Lay out the graham cracker squares on the bottom of the baking dish. Spread half of the pumpkin mixture on top of graham crackers. Sprinkle 1 cup of marshmallows and 2/3 cup of chocolate chips over pumpkin mixtures. Spread remaining pumpkin mixture over marshmallows and chocolate chips. Sprinkle the rest of the marshmallows and chocolate chips. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden. Let it cool, refrigerate for an hour, then enjoy!

Deeeeelish.

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: verybestbaking.com

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Caramel Apple Slice Popsicles

Happy (almost) fall y’all! The weather where I live is starting to change and get cooler, and I love it. You can smell fall in the air! Pumpkin spiced everything…

Happy (almost) fall y’all! The weather where I live is starting to change and get cooler, and I love it. You can smell fall in the air! Pumpkin spiced everything is back, the leaves are starting to change, fall is just the best! Caramel apples are another deliciously wonderful thing about autumn. The only problem with them is that they are so messy and hard to eat. Here is an easy way to enjoy caramel apples in a bite-sized

way!

Ingredients:

  • 2 very large Fuji apples
  • 3 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup caramels, melted
  • Chopped pecans
  • Popsicle sticks

Slice the apples into half inch slices. Remove the seeds. Melt chocolate in microwave for 2 minutes, then stir in coconut oil until smooth. Dip the apple slices in chocolate and place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Place the caramels in a glass bowl and microwave for 40-60 seconds. Stir until smooth, and drizzle the melted caramel over the apples and sprinkle with nuts. Refrigerate them for an hour, then enjoy!

 

This is perfect for when you have a sweet tooth but don’t want to make the commitment to a whole desert.

XOXO, Chels

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Crescent S’Mores

What is your favorite summer treat? Mine would have to be s’mores. They are just so gooey and irresistible. Here is a new version of s’mores for the perfect summer…

What is your favorite summer treat? Mine would have to be s’mores. They are just so gooey and irresistible. Here is a new version of s’mores for the perfect summer evening snack if you don’t want to start a fire and do all of the work!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls (8 count)
  • ¼ cup Nutella
  • 64 mini marshmallows
  • 40 chocolate chops
  • 2 graham crackers

Unroll the crescent rolls into triangles. Top each with 1 teaspoon of Nutella, 8 marshmallows, 5 chocolate chips, and ¼ of a graham cracker. Carefully roll the dough into a crescent shape, starting at the wide end and working your way to the end. Bake them at 375 for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Grab a glass of milk and enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

Recipe: http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2014/05/smores-crescent-rolls.html

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Puppy Chow Rice Krispies

This recipe combines two of my favorite sweet treats into one… Introducing puppy chow rice krispie treats! These treats are ooey, gooey, chocolaty and completely delicious. Here is the recipe!…

This recipe combines two of my favorite sweet treats into one… Introducing puppy chow rice krispie treats! These treats are ooey, gooey, chocolaty and completely delicious. Here is the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 bag marshmallows
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • Powdered sugar for dipping

Take a 9×13 pan and line it with foil and spray it with non-stick spray. Place butter, peanut butter, marshmallows, and chocolate in a large bowl. Heat it in 30 second increments, and stir it between each time. Do this until the mixture is melted, then stir in the rice cereal. Pour this mixture into the 9×13 pan, pressing it in. Let it cool, then cut into squares. Place 1 cup of powdered sugar into a bowl and coat each square with powdered sugar.  Then enjoy!

I love this treat because it is quick and has no baking required. Also because it is totally YUM.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2016/09/muddy-buddy-krispie-treats-recipe/

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Rice Krispie Easter Eggs

What is your favorite Easter treat? Is it Robin’s Eggs? Jello salad? Peeps? Mine would have to be Rice Krispies Easter Eggs. They are easy to snack on and a…

What is your favorite Easter treat? Is it Robin’s Eggs? Jello salad? Peeps? Mine would have to be Rice Krispies Easter Eggs. They are easy to snack on and a big hit at my family’s Easter gatherings. Here is how to make my favorite Easter indulgence!

Ingredients:

  • Rice Krispies cereal
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Butter
  • Food coloring

To make your eggs different colors you will need to make 4 different batches of Rice Krispie mixture. For each separate batch, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 cups of mini marshmallows in a medium sized pan over medium heat. Stir it constantly until the marshmallows are completely melted, then add a few drops of food coloring and mix it in well. Turn the stove off, then add 2 cups of Rice Krispies cereal, mixing it in well. Let it sit for 4-5 minutes, then slather your hands in butter. Make sure they are nice and greasy to keep the marshmallow from sticking to you, then grab a handful of the treat mixture and form it into an Easter egg shape. Let the eggs cool on wax paper, then serve or store in an airtight container until you are ready to serve them.

I love this easy, yummy Easter treat. What is your favorite Easter sweet?

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.twosisterscrafting.com/rice-krispie-easter-eggs/

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Energy Bites – Lemon Poppy Seed Edition

I have had a serious sweet tooth recently. One of my favorite sweet treats is a warm muffin and a glass of milk! A great way to enjoy the yummy…

I have had a serious sweet tooth recently. One of my favorite sweet treats is a warm muffin and a glass of milk! A great way to enjoy the yummy muffin taste but not all of the not-so-sweet calories is to make energy bites that taste like muffins. The fact that I can eat a snack that both gives me healthy energy plus tastes like lemon poppy seed muffins is too sweet for words.

Ingredients:

  • 3 scoops plant-based vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • ½ tablespoon granulated sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons water

In a large bowl, combine the lemon zest, sweetener, poppy seeds, oats, and protein powder. Add in the lemon juice and water and stir until it is mixed well. Use your hands to make balls out of the dough, it will make about 28 small balls. Place them into a plastic container with a lid and seal and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to chow down.

These are a great post-workout sweet treat or a perfect snack to take on the go! Just pop a few into a baggie and stick them in your purse for later. These are so yummy and easy!

XOXO, Chels

 

recipe via: amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/03/30/lemon-poppy-seed-energy-bites/

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Cake Batter Cookies

Are you on the lookout for a yummy late night snack or sweet treat recipe? I’ve got you covered. Here is the delicious recipe for cake batter cookies! They will…

Are you on the lookout for a yummy late night snack or sweet treat recipe? I’ve got you covered. Here is the delicious recipe for cake batter cookies! They will have you smiling from ear to ear and will have your taste buds wanting more.

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  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cup vanilla boxed cake mix
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup unsalted, softened butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sprinkles

In a big bowl, sift the flour, cake mix, and baking soda together. Set that aside. Then, use a mixer to cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium until it is smooth. Then add in the egg and mix it on high for 1 minute. Scrape the sides down and add the vanilla, then beat it on high until combined. Add the flour mixture and mix on low-medium speed until combined. Add the chocolate chips and sprinkles and mix together. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Preheat the oven to 350 and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Scoop rounded balls of the cold dough onto the baking sheet and press a few chocolate chops into the tops.  Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 4 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

Grab a cold glass of milk and enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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Rice Crispy Treats- Protein Edition

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. That feeling 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. That feeling 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.

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Mix the protein powder and water until it is smooth. Add the butterscotch and marshmallow flavors, then mix well. Fold in the marshmallow fluff, then fold in the cereal. Make sure they are mixed well, then press the mixture 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. They satisfy your sweet tooth and your protein intake, all at once!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Thanksgiving Inspired Milkshake: Candy Corn Edition

Candy corn. It’s EVERYWHERE! Luckily, I am a lover of the sweet stuff, so it doesn’t bother me one bit. In fact, I embrace it, and try to make everything…

Candy corn. It’s EVERYWHERE! Luckily, I am a lover of the sweet stuff, so it doesn’t bother me one bit. In fact, I embrace it, and try to make everything I can with it! Here is a candy corn inspired milk shake that is sure to rock your world.

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  •  1 quart orange sherbet
  •  Whipped cream or Cool White
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • Black yellow & orange sprinklescandy-corn2-jpg

Let the vanilla ice cream soften for about 25 minutes outside of the freezer. After it is softened take 1/3 of the ice cream and put it into a bowl. Put the ice cream back in the freezer. Add yellow food coloring to the ice cream in the bowl until you have the color you want. Mix it well. Take your orange sherbet out of the freezer to allow it to start softening. Get out the glasses you will be serving your milk shakes in, whether it is mason jars or glass drinking glasses, and spoon yellow ice cream into the bottoms, filling the cups about 1/3 full. After smoothing out the top as evenly as you can, wipe down the inside of the cups with a paper towel to remove ice cream streaks. Place your cups in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes to let the layer harden a little. Take your vanilla ice cream out of the freezer again to allow it to start softening. Remove the cups from the freezer and carefully spoon in the orange sherbet, layering it on top of the yellow and filling the cups about 2/3 full. Again, smooth out the top. Wipe the excess on the inside of the cups with a paper towel. Place the cups back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Remove the cups from the freezer and add the last layer of vanilla ice cream, filling the cups with 1/2 inch left at the top of the cup. Smooth out the tops again. If you want you can top them off with some whipped cream and sprinkles! Keep them in the freezer until you serve them.

They’re sure to be a hit at every Thanksgiving party on the block!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.karaspartyideas.com/2013/09/candy-corn-milkshakes-for-halloween.html

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Ultimate Movie Night Snack: Snickers Popcorn

What is your favorite candy bar? One of my absolute favorites is Snickers The best way to watch a movie is with a bucket of popcorn, so at your next…

What is your favorite candy bar? One of my absolute favorites is Snickers The best way to watch a movie is with a bucket of popcorn, so at your next movie marathon or dorm room movie night, make your friends some Snickers popcorn!

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  • 8 quarts of popped corn
  • 1 cup of salted butter
  • 2 cups of packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup of light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup of salted peanuts
  • 30 “fun size” Snickers bars, chopped
  • 3 ounces melted semi-sweet chocolate

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. In a saucepan over medium heat, boil the butter, brown sugar, salt and corn syrup for 5 minutes. Remove the mixture from heat and stir in the baking soda. Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir it so that it covers all of the corn. Spread some wax paper onto the counter and then pour the coated corn onto the wax paper. Sprinkle the peanuts on top and then transfer it into a roasting pan and bake for 1 hour, stirring it every 15 minutes. When you remove it from the oven, stir in the chopped Snickers and put it back in the oven for about 3 minutes. Remove the popcorn from the pan and then spread it onto the wax paper to cool. Drizzle melted chocolate on top of it, and then store it in a container until you and your friends are ready to devour it!

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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Popsicles Featuring Funfetti

Is there a food more fun than Funfetti? Doubtful. Is there a food more fun than cake batter Funfetti Popsicles? WAY doubtful. If you are in the summer snack spirit,…

Is there a food more fun than Funfetti? Doubtful. Is there a food more fun than cake batter Funfetti Popsicles? WAY doubtful. If you are in the summer snack spirit, take a swing at these sweet treats!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy creamFunfettiCakeBatterPopsicles_2
  • ½ cup, plus 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp powdered milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk.
  • ¼ cup sprinkles

In the bowl of your mixer, add in the heavy cream and powdered sugar. Whip until light and fluffy, which should take about 2 minutes. Next, add in the milk powder and vanilla and beat for another minute. Pour in the milk and mix it in until it is all well combined. Grab a popsicle mold and fill each compartment up about ¼ of the way full. Add some sprinkles to each, then fill up the molds ½ way, add sprinkles, and repeat the process until the molds are full. Insert the popsicle sticks into each, then stick them in the freezer until frozen completely. After they are frozen solid (about 6 hours), remove them from the molds and gobble them up!

On a warm spring/summer day, these hit the spot!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe and photos via: http://acozykitchen.com/funfetti-cake-batter-popsicles/

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Coffee Fudge Brownies

Coffee and fudge, in brownie form?! Goodness gracious, it doesn’t get any better! Here is the recipe for the most delicious java-inspired brownies you’ll ever taste. Ingredients: 2 sticks unsalted…

Coffee and fudge, in brownie form?! Goodness gracious, it doesn’t get any better! Here is the recipe for the most delicious java-inspired brownies you’ll ever taste.

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks unsalted buttercoffee fudge brownies
  • 5 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tbsp instant-espresso powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 13- by 9-inch baking pan. Melt the butter and chocolate with espresso powder in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk it until it is smooth. Remove the mixture from heat and let it cool until it is lukewarm. Whisk in the sugar and vanilla. Next, whisk in eggs 1 at a time until the mixture is glossy and smooth. Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, and salt, and then whisk into the chocolate mixture. Pour the batter into the pan and spread, then bake on the middle rack for 25 to 30 minutes. Let the brownies cool completely before cutting them. DEEEE-licous! I cannot wait to make these, how good would they taste with a cold glass of milk. MMMMM…

XOXO, Chels

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