Chelsea Crockett

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DIY Butterfinger Fudge

If you love Butterfinger candy bars, then you are going to flip over this fudge! It tastes just like a Butterfinger, but it is made out of candy corn, peanut…

If you love Butterfinger candy bars, then you are going to flip over this fudge! It tastes just like a Butterfinger, but it is made out of candy corn, peanut butter, and white chocolate! Deeeeelicous. It is great as a fall treat for friends or family, or to take to parties! Here is how to make a batch!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups candy cornbutterfinger
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 ¼ cup white chocolate chips

Take aluminum foil and line an 8×8 pan with it. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. In a medium pan, combine the candy corn and peanut butter. Melt the peanut butter and the candy corn. After they are almost completely melted add in the sweetened condensed milk and stir everything together. It will be pretty thick! Stir the white chocolate chips in until they are completely melted. It will also be very thick & hard to stir! Pour the fudge into the pan that you lined and spread it out with a plastic spatula. Chill your creation in the refrigerator for 2 hour, then cut it into squares and serve!

 

This creation is so good, you might eat the whole batch by yourself! 😉

 

XOXO, Chels

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Apple Cider Donut Recipe!

When you think of fall, what’s the first drink that comes to mind? Although yours may be pumpkin spice lattes, mine is apple cider! I always look forward to it…

When you think of fall, what’s the first drink that comes to mind? Although yours may be pumpkin spice lattes, mine is apple cider! I always look forward to it when the seasons start to change. When I found a recipe for apple cider donuts, I couldn’t resist! (Just when you thought donuts couldn’t get any better!) So… here it is! You’re welcome :).

For your ingredients, here’s what you’ll need: 1 and ¼ cups of apple cider, 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, ¾ teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, ½ cup of brown sugar, ½ cup of sugar, ½ cup of buttermilk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Chelsea Crockett - Apple Cider DonutsYou got all that? 🙂

Now for the directions. Preheat your oven to 375° F and spray a donut mold to set aside. Simmer the apple cider for 15-20 minutes then place it in the fridge. Toss the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar, brown sugar, and egg. Add in the buttermilk, a ½ cup of the simmered apple cider, and vanilla. Combine the ingredients from the two bowls and whisk them together. Pour your mixture into your donut pan and bake them for about ten minutes. To finish off your donuts, make a mixture by stirring together sugar and cinnamon. Dip the tops of your donuts in some melted butter then in your cinnamon-sugar. After completing this for all of your donuts, you’re ready to dig in!

Enjoy! – Chelsea

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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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Top 5 Instagram-Worthy Ice Cream Stops in the U.S.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Ice scream is one of my favorite desserts.  I can eat it at almost any time of the day!  I…

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Ice scream is one of my favorite desserts.  I can eat it at almost any time of the day!  I love finding cute ice cream stops around the country that are both delicious and Instagram-worthy.  What girl doesn’t love taking some artsy pics at a cute ice cream shop?  Here are the top 5 picture-worthy ice cream stops in the U.S.!

  • Garden Creamery in San Francisco, California. Chelsea Crockett - Ice Cream This simple, yet chic, creamery in the heart of San Francisco is a must-see for all ice cream lovers.  Their ice cream comes in all different bright flavors that look and taste amazing!
  • Soft Swerve in New York City, New York.  This place serves the cutest ice cream and has the best backgrounds to top off your Instagram pics!  You can get sprinkles, fruity pebbles, cocoa puffs, and other delicious toppings!
  • Datz Dough in Tampa, Florida.  Because this place’s main focus isn’t ice cream, they offer many sweet treats like donuts, cupcakes, and almost anything else to satisfy your needs!  That being said, their ice cream is delicious and can even be served in a donut cone!
  • Windy City Sweets in Chicago, Illinois.  This place is all things candy and ice cream!  They have a wall full of all different kinds of candies and treats.  Pair your delicious ice cream with a bag of your favorite candy and you’re set! 
  • Eb & Bean in Portland, Oregon.  If you’re more of a frozen yogurt kind of person, try out Eb & Bean in Portland!  They have the simplest but most delicious treats and awesome walls to take pics with as well! 🙂

Have you ever been to any of these places?  Let me know below and tell me what you think!

XO – Chelsea

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Sour Gummy Worm Popsicles

The weather is getting warmer, the trees are getting greener, and the sun is shining a bit brighter. That means summer must be on its way! It is time to…

The weather is getting warmer, the trees are getting greener, and the sun is shining a bit brighter. That means summer must be on its way! It is time to whip out those popsicle molds, wipe the dust off, and put them to good use. If you are looking for a fun fruity treat that will make you feel like a kid again, keep reading!

Ingredients:

  • Your favorite fruit juice
  • Sour gummy worms

Take your popsicle mold and stick the gummy worms to the insides of the molds. This keeps the worms from sinking to the bottom. Next, pour your juice into the molds. Stick them in the freezer for a few hours, or all night. Next time you are sweating up a storm outside, go grab one of these fun treats and enjoy cooling down in the sweetest way possible.

Don’t have popsicle molds? Just use mini paper cups and popsicle sticks!

XOXO, Chels

 

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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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Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

I recently had a crazy craving for blueberry muffins. I really didn’t want to go to my kitchen and slave over a hot oven to make a batch, so I…

I recently had a crazy craving for blueberry muffins. I really didn’t want to go to my kitchen and slave over a hot oven to make a batch, so I opted to make a smoothie inspired by my craving! This smoothie is sweet, thick, and tastes just like a blueberry muffin. Yes please!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4 – 6oz vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup raw oats
  • ¼ tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until very smooth (or about 2 minutes). Then enjoy! This is way easier than making actual muffins. Plus, it is so much healthier!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/07/09/blueberry-muffin-smoothie/

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Healthy 3 Ingredient Cookies

We all get the munchies, when we just need something sweet to sink our teeth into! I have been trying my best to eat healthy, as I am sure a…

We all get the munchies, when we just need something sweet to sink our teeth into! I have been trying my best to eat healthy, as I am sure a lot of us are. Lucky for us I found a delish recipe for healthy cookies that you can feel good about eating! And with only 3 ingredients they are so easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • Handfull of rasins (or chocolate chips)

Mash 2 ripe bananas in a bowl. Then mix in the oats and rasins or chocolate chips. Line a baking sheet with foil and place small balls of the batter on the sheet. Bake the cookies for 15 minute or so at 350 degrees.  These are so easy to make and you probably have these ingredients on hand!

If you want you can add a little bit of cinnamon or vanilla to sweeten them up before you bake them go for it! These are easy and fun to modify.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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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.

Ingredients:Cake-Batter-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-by-Sallys-Baking-Addiction-12

  • 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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Brownie Batter Dip

Brownie batter dip, where have you been all my life? If you are looking to be the life of the party, bring this bad boy with you to your next…

Brownie batter dip, where have you been all my life? If you are looking to be the life of the party, bring this bad boy with you to your next holiday party this season. Brownie batter dip pretty much sums up my life motto: chocolate makes anything better. This dip is great on anything, from strawberries to pretzels to apples and animal crackers! Here is how to make this deliciously chocolaty dip.

Ingredients:img_1162

  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk
  • Chocolate chips for topping
  • Pretzels, strawberries, graham crackers, apples, animal crackers for dipping

In the bowl of a mixer, whip together the cream cheese and butter until it is light and fluffy for 1-2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar and mix well. Add the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix until fluffy and smooth. Add additional powdered sugar and/or milk if you want to change the consistency of the dip. The dip should be soft enough to dip a pretzel in but not so soft that it is more of a liquid.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://www.melskitchencafe.com/brownie-batter-dip/

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A Few Things To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

On Halloween this year I sat on my porch and handed out candy to a ton of little cuties. Passing out all of that candy got me thinking, I wonder…

On Halloween this year I sat on my porch and handed out candy to a ton of little cuties. Passing out all of that candy got me thinking, I wonder what happens to all of that candy? Surely you can’t eat allll of it. Hello tummy ache! I looked up a few ways to put your leftover Halloween candy to good use.

  1. Freeze it: Freeze your candy to keep it good! Then, throughout the year, you will be able to use the candy in milkshakes, ice cream, and cookie dough!
  2. DIY trail mix: If your Halloween candy included m&m’s or other little candies, make your own trail mix by adding in pretzels, nuts and dried fruit!images-1
  3. In your coffee: Yes, in your coffee! If you have mini chocolate bars, add them to your coffee to make a quick and easy mocha.
  4. Keep some for snacking: Toss a couple of pieces into your purse or backpack for when you need a sugar fix.
  5. Donate it: There are organizations that take donations of candy and give them to those in need or even our troops overseas.

As for Halloween candy, eating it doesn’t have to be the only thing you can do with it!

XOXO, Chels

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S’Mores Brownies

What could be better than brownies? S’mores brownies! Now you don’t need a campfire to enjoy s’mores. These treats are great to bring to Halloween parties, fall gatherings, or just…

What could be better than brownies? S’mores brownies! Now you don’t need a campfire to enjoy s’mores. These treats are greatsmores-brownies-1-550 to bring to Halloween parties, fall gatherings, or just to enjoy with friends!

Ingredients:

  • Brownie mix, including ingredients required on box
  • 8 cinnamon graham crackers, broken into pieces
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • Three large Hershey’s bars, broken into equal pieces

Prepare the brownies according to the package directions and bake them in a 9×13 baking dish. Take the brownies out of the oven after they are done and set the oven to broil. Top the brownies with the broken graham crackers and marshmallows. Place the brownies in the oven and broil until the marshmallows start to brown. Take them out and top them with the chocolate pieces. Once the chocolate has slightly melted, cut the brownies into squares. Then enjoy!!

These brownies just scream “fall.” 🙂

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://www.pipandebby.com/pip-ebby/2012/12/8/smores-brownies.html

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Foods to Avoid if You’re Trying to Lose Weight

Are you trying to shed a few pounds before the school year starts getting crazy busy, or are you trying to keep weight off and maintain your summer bod? There…

Are you trying to shed a few pounds before the school year starts getting crazy busy, or are you trying to keep weight off and maintain your summer bod? There are a few foods that you need to steer clear from if you want to be successful. So, if you want to shed a few pesky pounds or keep your weight where it is, avoid THESE foods!

  1. Frosting: I know I know, it is just SO GOOD! But, it is actually so BAD. It is packed with trans fats, which raise bad cholesterol and can lead to belly fat! Plus, it can lead to inflammation and bloating, which is totally no bueno.LuckyCharms_Bowl
  2. Soda: We all know this one. Soda is something that should be out of your diet, whether you are trying to lose weight or not! One can of soda is like a can of water with 10 packs of sugar in it. For us gals, the recommended daily amount of sugar intake is 24 grams, and a soda has 39 grams! You go way over your daily sugar intake with just one soda.
  3. Sugary cereal: I will be the first to admit that I love me a big bowl of Lucky Charms in the morning, especially when I want a sweet, quick breakfast in college. But, sugary cereal can actually cause your skin to break out and become red because of the high gluten content! Yikes!

These are just a few of many not-so-good for you items that you need to nix if you are trying to melt away the pounds, but it is always good to start off small and work your way up! Good luck!

XOXO, Chels

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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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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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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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