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DIY Rocky Road Fudge

Fudge. Just the word makes me happy. If you a chocolate lover like me, then you probably go bananas over a good slice of fudge. Want some good news? You…

Fudge. Just the word makes me happy. If you a chocolate lover like me, then you probably go bananas over a good slice of fudge. Want some good news? You can make delicious fudge at home with only 5 ingredients! If you love rocky road ice cream then you are going to love today’s recipe.fudge 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 11 1/2 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts, or almonds

Take an 8-inch square baking dish and line it with parchment paper. Pour 1 cup marshmallows into the bottom of it. In a large glass bowl, combine the chocolates and peanut butter. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds, stir and then microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Continue stirring until smooth and continue to microwave until it is all melted. Stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows and peanuts. You’re your chocolate mixture over the marshmallows in your baking dish. Refrigerate the dish until the fudge is firm, which will take several hours. Cut your creation into bite sized pieces and eat up!

This fudge has the perfect mixture of crunchy and gooey. If you are looking for a cute gift idea, put a few fudge squares in a cute baggie, tie with a ribbon, and write a cute card to go with it!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe and photos via shugarysweets.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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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

What if I told you that I could put everything you love about hot chocolate into a cupcake? Even the delicious marshmallows? Well, I can, and I am going to…

What if I told you that I could put everything you love about hot chocolate into a cupcake? Even the delicious marshmallows? Well, I can, and I am going to share with you just how to do it! These cupcakes will make you want to curl up next to the fire with a blanket and a book, just like a cup of hot chocolate makes you feel. The homemade marshmallow frosting on these is to die for, and it only takes minutes to make! Here is how.

Cupcake ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 4-1/2 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 cups granulated sugarhot chocolate
  • 3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs at room temp
  • ¾ cup room temp buttermilk
  • 2 Tbs. vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt

Ingredients for the frosting

  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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Directions for the cupcakes

Heat your oven to 350°F. Place cupcake liners into your cupcake pans. In a large saucepan, add the butter, oil, 1 cup of water, and chopped chocolate. Heat over medium heat until combined, melted and fully. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, and sugar. Pour the hot chocolate mixture into the sugar mixture and whisk until combined. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, and keep mixing so they do not scramble. Next whisk in the buttermilk, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Fill each cupcake liner about two-thirds full. Bake the cupcakes for 17-22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when stuck into the center. Cool on racks for about 10 minutes.

 

Directions For the frosting

In the bowl of an electric mixer set over a saucepan of simmering water, combine sugar, corn syrup, ¼ cup water, and egg whites. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Whisk the mixture on high speed using the electric mixer until it is glossy and voluminous, or about 5 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, and then top your cupcakes with the frosting.

 

I cannot wait to try these chocolatey, marshmallowey goodies!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via

http://www.bakerita.com/hot-chocolate-cupcakes/

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Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Cookies are my kryptonite. They are so crazy addicting…unfortunately. If you have ever wished cookies were good for you so you could eat a boatload of them, your wish is…

Cookies are my kryptonite. They are so crazy addicting…unfortunately. If you have ever wished cookies were good for you so you could eat a boatload of them, your wish is granted! Here is a recipe for delicious protein cookies.

Ingredients:

– 2 scoops vanilla protein powdercookies 1

– 1 scoop peanut butter

– 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Add the vanilla protein powder, peanut butter, and chocolate chips into a large mixing bowl. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray and drop 1 ½ tbsp sized drops onto the baking sheet. Spread the cookies out into circles and flatten them, they will not rise once they’re baked. Bake the cookies 7-9 minutes, let cool, then eat up! They’re even a great pre-workout or post-workout snack with their protein punch.

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe Via: http://undressedskeleton.tumblr.com/post/38097445655#disqus_thread

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Grinch Themed Popcorn is Here!

Christmas time is here! I repeat, CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE! And with Christmas come delicious treats. Today’s delicious Christmas-themed sweet is holiday popcorn that will remind you of the Grinch…

Christmas time is here! I repeat, CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE! And with Christmas come delicious treats. Today’s delicious Christmas-themed sweet is holiday popcorn that will remind you of the Grinch himself!

Ingredients:grinch-popcorn2

  • Microwave popcorn
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • Blue and yellow food coloring
  • Another 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • Red M&Ms

Pop your microwave popcorn, and once it is done pull out all of the un-popped kernels. Next we make the marshmallow mixture. Melt ¼ cup of butter in a saucepan, and once it is melted add the 3 cups of marshmallows. Stir together until they are melted, and turn the heat off. Add 2 drops of yellow food coloring, mix until it is bright yellow, and then add a small drop of blue. Stir it until it turns green, then pour this mixture over the popcorn. Gently mix it in slowly until the popcorn is mostly covered. Cover a cookie sheet with foil, then pour the popcorn mixture onto it. Drizzle some of the marshmallow mixture over it so the M&Ms and marshmallows have something to stick to, then sprinkle ½ cup of mini marshmallows and M&Ms onto the popcorn. Allow it to cool, then eat up!

Your friends will love this festive treat fit for a Christmas movie night.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via:http://www.twosisterscrafting.com/grinch-popcorn/

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Easy Graham Cracker Cookie Bars

Today’s recipe is for a dessert that is so easy even a guy can make it! 😉 I know some pretty talented dudes who can bake, but this one is…

Today’s recipe is for a dessert that is so easy even a guy can make it! 😉 I know some pretty talented dudes who can bake, but this one is for the guys who have trouble just making boxed mac ‘n cheese. Plus, it is pretty delish! So, if you are not the best baker, have no fear, this recipe is just for you!man bars 3 pn

Ingredients:

  • 1 box graham crackers (14 ounce box)
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 ounce bag)
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounce cans)
  • 5 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2-3 cups of powdered sugar

In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips, condensed milk, vanilla, nuts, and salt. Mix it well until it is combined into a batter. Take a 9×13 baking pan and line it with parchment paper or greased aluminum foil. Spread the batter into the pans and bake it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. After it is done baking, let it cool completely and cut it into squares. Pour the powdered sugar into a bowl and add the squares to the sugar. Gently toss them in the bowl to coat them with sugar, and then store them in an air-tight container.

See, what did I tell you! These are so easy to make, even a caveman could do it! 😉

XOXO, Chels

 

recipe via: southyourmouth.com

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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 bananaPumpkin-Pie-Smoothie-31
  • 1 cup unsweetened soymilk or coconut milk beverage
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 ice cubes

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 yummy afterschool snack or a delicious sleep over treat!

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

Photos via: galonamission.com

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Majorly Delish Marshmallow Peanut Butter Bars

Looking for a quick, easy, sweet snack that only requires 4 ingredients? If you love marshmallows and peanut butter then you are in for a total treat with this next…

Looking for a quick, easy, sweet snack that only requires 4 ingredients? If you love marshmallows and peanut butter then you are in for a total treat with this next recipe! Today I am introducing y’all to marshmallow peanut butter bars. They have a light texture and have a sweet candy-like coating. Want the deets? Stay tuned!

Ingredients:

  • 11 ounce bag of butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup of creamy peanut butterIMG_3535-1-corrected600px
  • 7 TBSP salted butter
  • 5 cups mini marshmallows

Start with an 8×8 pan lined with foil. Spray it with nonstick cooking spray and then set it aside. You’re your marshmallows in a large, wide bowl and set them aside. In a medium saucepan, melt the peanut butter, butter, and butterscotch chips over medium heat, stirring frequently. Once the mixture is smooth and melted, remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, stirring often. Pour the sticky mixture over the marshmallows, stirring until marshmallows are completely coated. Pour this marshmallow mixture into the pan you prepared. Refrigerate until chilled and set, which should be a couple of hours. Slice them into bars and gobble up!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: www.confessionsofacookbookqueen.com/bake-peanut-butter-marshmallow-bars/

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Milkey Way Brownies

Raise your hand if you love Milkey Way bars. Okay, I am just going to imagine a lot of your hands are raised! I loooove Milkey Way candy bars. They…

Raise your hand if you love Milkey Way bars. Okay, I am just going to imagine a lot of your hands are raised! I loooove Milkey Way candy bars. They are the perfect balance of chocolate, caramel, and fluff! Here is how to make the most marvelous Milkey Way brownies you will ever have!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of brownie mixScreen Shot 2013-07-15 at 8.36.44 AM2
  • For the chocolate fluff layer:
    • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup marshmallow crème
    • 1 ½ tbsp. heavy cream
  • Caramel layer:
    • 8 ounces of caramels
    • 1 ½ tbsp. cream

Preheat your oven to 350°. Line an 8 x 8 pan with foil and then make the brownie mix as the box instructs. Bake 25-30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Let them cool completely while making the fluff. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave with the cream. Once it is smooth, stir in the marshmallow crème until it is well combined and then spread it over the cooled brownies. Next make the caramel layer by melting the caramels with the cream in the microwave and then spread it over the fluff layer. Make the chocolate topping by melting chocolate chips with oil in the microwave until it is smooth and then spread it over the caramel layer.  Chill the brownies for about 2 hours, and then use a knife that has been heated with hot water to cut the frozen brownies.

Okay so how delicious do these sound?! I am making them asap.

XOXO, Chels

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Swimming Peeps Jello Cups

Peeps are the staple Easter food. They are little chicks of marshmallowy heaven! There are so many cute recipes for them, but here is one of my favorites! Ingredients: 2…

Peeps are the staple Easter food. They are little chicks of marshmallowy heaven! There are so many cute recipes for them, but here is one of my favorites!Swimming-Peeps-Jello-Cups-3D

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes blue jello mix
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 container cool whip
  • Blue food coloring
  • Chick Peeps

Empty 2 boxes of blue jello mix into a mixing bowl. Heat up 2 cups of water to a boil. Once it boils measure out 2 cups of water and pour it into the jello bowl. Mix the powder with the water and stir it for 2 minutes. Add 2 cups of cold water to the bowl and stir until it is combined. Set out clear plastic cups and divide the jello among the cups. Put them in the fridge for 4 hours. Before serving the dessert add a few drops of blue food coloring to the Cool Whip and mix it in. Top each jello cup with a dollop of Cool Whip and a Peep.

 

So simple, so easy, so yummy!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Pictures via thefirstyearblog.com

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Chocolate Chip Cookies Feat. Cookies and Cream

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Mine is definitely cookies and cream. There is just something about the combination of those delicious Oreo cookies and that creamy ice…

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Mine is definitely cookies and cream. There is just something about the combination of those delicious Oreo cookies and that creamy ice cream…My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Today’s Chelsea creation is cookies and cream chocolate chip cookies, found on the blog “Inside BruCrew Life.”

Ingredients:

  • 1 vanilla cake miximages (1)
  • 8 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 cups Oreo cookie chunks
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Combine the cake mix, butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat until a soft dough forms, then add the cream cheese and beat again. Stir in the Oreo chunks and chips by hand.
  2. Refrigerate the dough for about a half an hour. Roll the dough into 36 balls. Place the balls on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes. The cookies will seem a bit gooey, but they will firm up as they cool. Let them cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack.

Now, grab a glass of cold milk and enjoy your delicious creations!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal is my weakness. I could eat that stuff by the handful! Here is a recipe for cupcakes that incorporate those toasty treats. Here is how to…

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal is my weakness. I could eat that stuff by the handful! Here is a recipe for cupcakes that incorporate those toasty treats. Here is how to whip up a batch!

For the batter:IMG_1203-1-682x1024

  • 1 French Vanilla cake mix
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Brown sugar to top cupcakes

Pour your batter into cupcake liners and bake it for 13-15 minutes at 350ºF. Once a tooth pick comes out clean, take the cupcakes out and let them cool before you put your icing on them, and while they are cooling make the icing.

 

For the icing:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cup cinnamon toast crunch cereal crumbs
  • 5 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp butter flavoring
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp condensed milk
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Whip all the ingredients together until you get a desired consistency, then ice your cupcakes! After icing them, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and top with a Cinnamon Toast Crunch square. Then, munch away!

 

XOXO, Chels

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Homemade Reese’s Eggs

My favorite part of Spring is all of the fun Easter candy that comes with it! Especially delicious chocolately peanutbuttery Reese’s Eggs! Here is how to make these heavenly goodies…

My favorite part of Spring is all of the fun Easter candy that comes with it! Especially delicious chocolately peanutbuttery Reese’s Eggs! Here is how to make these heavenly goodies all by yourself!reeses-eggs_thumb

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces dark coca melting chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar

 

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. In a saucepan, combine your peanut butter, vanilla, and 1 cup of powder sugar over medium heat and stir until it is all melted and bubbling a little.
  2. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the rest of the powdered sugar and stir until it is all completely combined. Set it aside and let it cool until it is room temperature. You need to chill the mixture in the fridge because it will make it easier to roll into the shape of eggs.
  3. Shape the dough into flat oval shapes and place them on the baking sheet. Freeze them for an hour or so. Melt the chocolate in the microwave until it is completely smooth and melted. Using forks, roll each egg in the chocolate and then place them in the freezer to let the chocolate harden.

 

Store them in the fridge and then get them out when you want to serve them! They make great Easter party goodies or awesome additions to any Easter basket.

 

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

 

Pictures via chocolatecoveredkatie.com

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Christmas Toffee

I have a new sweet & salty addiction and it is called Christmas toffee. I could pop this stuff in my pie hole all day and never tire of it,…

I have a new sweet & salty addiction and it is called Christmas toffee. I could pop this stuff in my pie hole all day and never tire of it, and I guarantee your friends and family will feel the same! Here is how to make this addicting delicacy.

Ingredients:

  • 30 to 40 saltine crackerspile 1
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9 x 13 pan or similar with aluminum foil and spray it very well with cooking spray. Place the saltine crackers in a single layer on the bottom of the pan.
  2. In a saucepan, combine butter and sugar and bring to a boil while stirring constantly.  Once a boil is reached, reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture has thickened. Stir the mixture often while it simmers to avoid bubbling over or scorching.
  3. After mixture has thickened a bit, remove it from the heat, wait 30 seconds, add the vanilla extract and stir. Pour mixture over the prepared pan with the saltine crackers. Bake in for 5- 7 minutes, or until toffee/liquid becomes bubbly.
  4. After removing the pan from the oven, let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips and wait for 3 to 5 minutes, letting them soften and melt a bit, and then spread and smooth them into an even layer with a spatula. After they have cooled a bit stick the pan in the fridge or freezer to firm them up. My family actually stores the toffee in the fridge to keep it fresh, and it tastes great cold.

Enjoy, and have a Merry Christmas!

XOXO, Chels

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Homemade Doughnuts

Doughnuts are so incredible. But you know what is totally un-incredible about them? Their ingredients! I found a recipe for baked- not fried- cinnamon and sugar doughnuts that is ah-mazing!…

Doughnuts are so incredible. But you know what is totally un-incredible about them? Their ingredients! I found a recipe for baked- not fried- cinnamon and sugar doughnuts that is ah-mazing! The best part? You don’t have to feel totally guilty after downing a few of them!

Ingredients

1 egg

¼ cup granulated sugar553123b

1 cup milk, heated to about 115 degrees

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2½ to 3½ cups unbleached flour, divided, plus more for kneading

1 stick butter cut into cubes

For the cinnamon-sugar coating:

1 stick butter, melted

1 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons cinnamon, mixed together

Instructions

1. In the bowl of your mixer, beat the egg and sugar on medium speed for about 1 minute. Add in the milk, yeast, salt, and vanilla. Turn the mixer to low, and then add in the 2 cups of flour. Attach the dough hook of your mixer and then on medium speed, add the butter one piece at a time until smooth. Reduce the speed to low, and then add the rest of the flour until the dough sticks to the hook and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The dough should be soft and moist, but not sticky.

2. Lay the dough out on to a floured surface and knead until smooth. Place in a mixing bowl coated with cooking spray and cover with a damp towel. Let the dough rise until it has doubled in volume, or about 1 hour.

3. Punch down the dough and roll it out to about ½ inch thickness. With biscuit cutters, cut out 3″ circles with 1″ holes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place the doughnuts 1 inch apart. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit on top of the preheating oven until almost doubled in size, or about 25 minutes.

4. Bake until light golden in color, 5-8 minutes. Dip the hot doughnuts in the melted butter and then coat with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Serve your delicious doughnuts immediately, because they are best eaten the same day they are made!

XOXO, Chels

 

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