Chelsea Crockett

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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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Mini Caramel Apples Recipe

This recipe for mini caramel apples was too cute to resist! And with autumn right around the corner, why not share a fall-inspired recipe? It’s pretty simple and perfect for…

This recipe for mini caramel apples was too cute to resist! And with autumn right around the corner, why not share a fall-inspired recipe? It’s pretty simple and perfect for a bonfire or Halloween party! Here’s what you need to get started:

First and foremost, you’ll need these ingredients: about 5 of your favorite kind of apples (this can change depending on the amount of people you’ll be serving), caramel (this recipe calls for a pack of the Kraft caramels), and nuts, which are totally optional! You’ll also need a melon baller and some wax paper to lay the caramel apples on at the end.Chelsea Crockett - Mini Caramel Apples

Start by taking the melon baller and scooping out spheres of the apple. Side note: make sure the apples are room temperature. This will help the caramel stick at the end. Next, you have to make your caramel. There are several ways of doing this, just pick your favorite online recipe! Get your wax paper ready and spray it with cooking oil. Punch in sucker sticks into each ball and dip them into the caramel. Make sure the caramel is chilled so it’s slightly thick. This way it won’t slide off as soon as they start to cool.  (This is where you add the nuts if you would like!) Also, leave them sitting out to cool instead of putting them in the fridge. Lastly, enjoy!

Love, Chelsea

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Apple Pie Bites!

Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts, but whipping one up whenever I want isn’t so easy! First you have to get all of your ingredients, spend lots of…

Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts, but whipping one up whenever I want isn’t so easy! First you have to get all of your ingredients, spend lots of time making it, and wait for it to finish baking. Who’s got time for that? I wanted to share a quick Pinterest recipe that’ll cure your apple pie cravings in a few minutes!

Let’s start with ingredients. You’ll need Pillsbury crescent rolls, apples, brown sugar, pecans, and apple pie spice. Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F. Set out a pan lined with Chelsea Crockett - Apple Pie Bitesparchment paper and lay each triangle of dough on the paper. Take the brown sugar and the apple pie spice and spread it onto each crescent roll. Then, if you love pecans, sprinkle some chopped pecans on top of the sugar and spice! After that, you’ll need to cut up your apples like the picture above. Dip each slice in melted butter and follow by rolling it up inside the dough. Once all of your rolls are ready to be thrown in the oven, do so for only 10-12 minutes. How quick is that? Let them sit after baking for around 5 minutes and enjoy!

Let me know what you think of them!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Halloween Cake Pops!

Tis’ the season of Halloween treats and festivities! There’s nothing I love more than finding fun recipes to put my baking skills to use. Cake pops, in particular, are some…

Tis’ the season of Halloween treats and festivities! There’s nothing I love more than finding fun recipes to put my baking skills to use. Cake pops, in particular, are some of my favorite treats to make. Take a minute to Google image all of the different Halloween pop ideas. You can make ghosts, mummies, jack-o-lanterns, black cats, monsters, etc. The ideas are endless. Not only are they cute but they taste even better!Chelsea Crockett - Spider Cake Pops

If you’re creative in the kitchen, you may be able to come up with an idea or two on how to decorate your cake pops. My favorite ones, like the pops on the right, call for chocolate cake batter, black sprinkles, black icing, black licorice, and the edible hard sugar that acts as the eyes (you can even make them out of icing too!). How simple is that? Another recipe calls for white icing and Oreo cake batter decorated with googly eyes. It was the cutest tray of little white ghosts that tasted delicious as well!

So what are you waiting for? Grab some friends and ingredients and let the baking, icing, and eating begin!

XOXO, Chels

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S’mores Krispie Treats

Everyone knows the rule: don’t go on Pinterest when you’re hungry! Unfortunately, I’m now craving a chocolatey treat. I found a recipe for s’mores krispie treats and they look to…

Everyone knows the rule: don’t go on Pinterest when you’re hungry! Unfortunately, I’m now craving a chocolatey treat. I found a recipe for s’mores krispie treats and they look to die for! They’re simple to make and fun for a summer treat. Here’s what you need to know:

First comes first, ingredients… You’ll need 3 tablespoons of butter, a pinch salt, 5 cups of mini marshmallows, 6 cups of Graham cereal pieces, and 3 Hershey’s® chocolate bars. First off, melt the butter in a pot and stir in the salt. Chelsea Crockett - Smores Krispie TreatsStir in 4 cups of marshmallows in the melted butter until they’re completely melted as well. Take the pot off of heat and stir in the cereal and the extra cup of mini marshmallows. For the next part, make sure your Hershey’s® bars are broken into individual squares (it’s easiest to do this before you start the process to save time). Spray a pan with cooking spray and quickly pour in half of your mixture onto the pan. Add a layer of broken chocolate pieces on top of the mixture. Repeat this step again by adding the second half of the mixture followed by the rest of the chocolate pieces. Let it sit overnight or in the refrigerator for an hour.

Lastly, enjoy! YUM!

-Chelsea       

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Healthy Homemade Berry Popsicles

Summer is so close I can almost taste it… that is the endless amount of ice cream and popsicles I’m going to eat! Oops! I searched on Pinterest for a…

Summer is so close I can almost taste it… that is the endless amount of ice cream and popsicles I’m going to eat! Oops! I searched on Pinterest for a recipe that would give me a great tasting popsicle that wouldn’t make me feel guilty after eating it. Soooo… here is an amazing recipe that you can easily make at home!

First, you’ll need to purchase a popsicle mold for your treats to freeze in. Then, while you’re at the store, pick up your favorite kind of yogurt Chelsea Crockett - Berry Popsicles(it can even be Greek!). I suggest a simple vanilla, low-fat kind. It’s healthier and you won’t have to worry about the taste of your fruits clashing with it. Next, grab about three different types of fruits. The recipe on Pinterest calls for strawberries, kiwis, and blueberries, but you can substitute something out for any of them!

Lastly, slightly fill your molds with a little yogurt and slide down whatever fruits you want in each. Let them freeze for a few hours (I prefer overnight) and then you can dig in! You can even serve them with granola for some extra flavor!

Enjoy! – Chelsea

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Banana Split Bites

Banana splits are delicious. Now there’re banana split concretes, banana split pies, banana split everything! One of the yummiest (and not to forget easiest) recipes I’ve found on Pinterest is…

Banana splits are delicious. Now there’re banana split concretes, banana split pies, banana split everything! One of the yummiest (and not to forget easiest) recipes I’ve found on Pinterest is banana split bites. So… here’s what you need! You’re welcome :).

For the ingredients you’ll need:Chelsea Crockett - Banana Split Bites

  • Strawberries, bananas, pineapples
  • Dark or milk chocolate
  • Vegetable oil
  • Chopped nuts

Once you’ve picked up what you need, here are your next steps. First, you’ll need to make your chocolate sauce. Take a teaspoon of oil and melt it with 2.5 oz of chocolate on the stove. While it’s melting, cut the strawberries in half and the bananas in bite-size pieces. Do the same with the pineapple! Put one piece of each fruit on a skewer and dip one side into the chocolate sauce. Quickly dip the chocolate covered fruit into the nuts. Finally, set them out onto a sheet to harden! Your final treat should look similar to the one on the right :)!

YUM! Love, Chels

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Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

I am all about clean eating, so I love when I can find sweet treats that are low fat and low calorie. Boy did I hit the jackpot with these…

I am all about clean eating, so I love when I can find sweet treats that are low fat and low calorie. Boy did I hit the jackpot with these cookies! They have less than 100 calories each and they are the perfect mixture of sweet and tart. Here is how to make this refreshing spring snack!

Ingredients:  strawberry-oatmeal-cookies3-Ts

  • 1 c. instant oats
  • ¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 room temp egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ c. honey
  • 6 tbsp fresh diced raspberries

In a bowl, whisk the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In another bowl, whisk the coconut oil, egg and vanilla together. Stir in the honey and then add in the flour mixture. Stir until it is smooth, and then fold in the raspberries. Chill the mixture for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop the dough onto the sheet in 15 rounded scoops. Bake for 13-15 minutes and then let them cool for 15 minutes on the sheet.

I am so excited to make these cookies, they sound so fresh and tasty! Perfect for any Easter or spring gathering.

XOXO, Chels

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Patriotic Fruit for the Fourth of July

For our family, the Fourth of July means a BBQ picnic to celebrate our country with friends and family.  And a good old fashioned picnic means some yummy food!  This…

For our family, the Fourth of July means a BBQ picnic to celebrate our country with friends and family.  And a good old fashioned picnic means some yummy food!  This year, however, I’d like to keep the calories low instead of tons of tempting sweets and desserts.  It is swimsuit season :).  I’ve found some delicious treats that mainly involve red, white, and blue fruits, which means low calories are present!Chelsea Crockett - Patriotic Fruit

You really don’t need a recipe for most of these fruit snacks.  You just have to reenact some of the following pictures and voila, you have a USA fruit display.  It’s so simple to put some yogurt in a glass bowl.  Then add a thick layer of blueberries and top that with some watermelon cut into stars. You can easily use a star cookie cutter to do so!  How easy is that?

You can also make the USA flag with blueberries in the corner and rows of raspberries, white cheese cubes, and strawberries placed in order to represent the stripes.  If you need to add some sweetness, place a couple bowls of melted white chocolate and milk chocolate on the side of the dish.  Guests can dip the fresh fruit into the chocolate if they’d like.  Let me know your healthy ways to celebrate this July!

XOXO, Chels

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Spring Strawberry Treats & Snacks!

Food inspiration can come from a multitude of different things… and since it’s spring, fresh fruits will be sprouting up left and right. It’s time to think about some healthy…

Food inspiration can come from a multitude of different things… and since it’s spring, fresh fruits will be sprouting up left and right. It’s time to think about some healthy spring snacks and treats. Where I live, strawberries will be ripe for picking in about one month.  Whether you get to go and pick them or buy them at your local market, strawberries are a delicious treat!  They are low in calories and fats but rich in nutrients, minerals, and vitamins.  Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C which is a powerful natural antioxidant.Chelsea Crockett - Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Cake

Therefore, let’s talk about some awesome snacks made with this yummy fruit!  A mom of one of my friends makes a delicious truffle filled with layers of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding/whip cream mixture, and sliced strawberries.  It’s to die for!  Sometimes she just buys a store bought cake and crumbles it up to form the layers.  It’s one of my favorites!

Another snack that I love with strawberries may sound a bit weird… but don’t judge me until you’ve tried it :)! You take fresh strawberries and dip them in a little sour cream and then brown sugar… it’s divine!  It sounds gross at first but the combination of those ingredients is absolutely delicious.  You should give it a try!

Share your favorite treats with me in the comments below. I’d love to hear some of your favorite berry recipes for spring!

XOXO, Chelsea

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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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3 St. Patrick’s Day Snacks & Treats!

St. Patrick’s Day is just an excuse for lots of fun and good food! Whether you’re having a St. Patty’s class celebration or a party with your friends, you’ll need…

St. Patrick’s Day is just an excuse for lots of fun and good food! Whether you’re having a St. Patty’s class celebration or a party with your friends, you’ll need some themed, green treats to snack on. I’ve seen hundreds of ideas on Pinterest, but here are three that are not only delicious but simple as well!

  • Lucky Charm® Rice Krispie® Treats. These are so easy and fun to make! All you need is a recipe for homemade Rice Krispie® Treats. Then you can go one of two ways: either dye the butter green before mixing your ingredients or use green colored marshmallow (either way works!). After following your recipe but before separating them into squares, add in Lucky Charm® marshmallows! That’s all there is to it!Chelsea Crockett - Lime Sherbet Floats
  • Lime Sherbet Floats.  Since you’re going to have so many yummy treats, you’ll need something to quench your thirst. Lime sherbet floats will do the trick! All you need are a few cartons (or however many you need to serve your friends!) of lime, green ice cream. For the soda, pick whatever you like best! I prefer either 7-Up® or Sprite®. For tastiest results, use a lemon-lime flavored soda!
  • Rainbow Fruit Kabobs. Since I’m all for healthy treats, fruit kabobs are not only perfect for taste but decoration too! You’ll need these ingredients: purple grapes, blueberries, kiwis, pineapples, cantaloupe, and raspberries (or strawberries)! Stack them on wooden skewers in that exact order, like a rainbow (which is another St. Patrick’s Day theme!).

 

Let me know how your treats turn out :)!

-Chelsea

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Kit Kat Cream Cheese Brownies

When I first read this recipe title, my mouth instantly began to water! What’s more delicious than a fresh batch of brownies? Brownies with Kit Kats covered in a layer…

When I first read this recipe title, my mouth instantly began to water! What’s more delicious than a fresh batch of brownies? Brownies with Kit Kats covered in a layer of cream cheese should be your answer! Pinterest recipes are always the way to go. Here’s one that’s definitely worth sharing.

If you don’t have the right iChelsea Crockett - Kit Kat Browniesngredients, you’re bound for failure! You’ll need these nine specific ingredients: ¾ cup of all purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon of salt, ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon of baking powder, 1 ½ cup of sugar, ¾ cup of butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, 3 eggs, and lastly, 4 full-size packages of Kit Kat bars. For the cream cheese topping, you’ll need a few more ingredients: 8 oz. package of cream cheese, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and a 16 oz. package of confectioners sugar.

All together, the recipe makes a total of 24 brownies. Don’t eat them all in one sitting :)! Alright, first things first… the homemade brownies. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your baking pan. Mix together your flour, salt, cocoa, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Melt your butter in the microwave then mix that in a separate bowl along with your sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Next, add the two mixtures together and stir until your batter is created. Pour it onto your pan and set the Kit Kat bars evenly spaced on your batter. As far as the topping goes, beat the cream cheese, beat in your eggs one at a time, then mix. Slowly add the confectioners sugar and vanilla, and pour it on top of your batter after it’s fully mixed. Bake it for one hour and let in cool overnight before serving!

Let me know how yours turn out! – Chels

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Frozen Popcorn Snowballs!

No matter what age you are, you can’t deny your love for one of Disney’s best movies: Frozen. Once you watch this musical, you’ll be asking everyone if they want…

No matter what age you are, you can’t deny your love for one of Disney’s best movies: Frozen. Once you watch this musical, you’ll be asking everyone if they want to build a snowman! I recently came across the cutest recipe on Pinterest, and I wanted to share it with you! Not only do they look good, but they’re delicious as well.

So here’s what you need:

  • ½ a cup of sugar, 3 tablespoons of canola oil, ½ a cup of popcorn kernelsChelsea Crockett - Frozen Popcorn Snowballs
  • 5 cups of mini marshmallows, 4 tablespoons of butter, ¼ a teaspoon of salt, ¼ a teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 cup of dark blue, light blue, and white MNM’s, (you can also add some sprinkles for fun!)

Directions: To start off you’ll need to make your popcorn (I prefer it on the stove verses microwaving it). Put your kernels in a pot and coat them with the canola oil. Wait till it becomes hot and place the lid on top of the pot. Wait till all your kernels are popped (shake the pot back and forth occasionally) and place your popcorn in a large bowl. Next, take a saucepan over medium heat and mix in your marshmallows and butter. After the mixture is melted, take the pan off of heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt. Okay, you’re almost ready to dig in! Pour the mixture over the popcorn and add in your toppings (MNM’s and sprinkles). Cover your hands in a little bit of oil (to avoid sticking) and roll the popcorn into balls, depending on whatever size you prefer! Let them cool for about a half hour then go to town! YUM!

XO, Chelsea

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Christmas Popcorn

This Christmas popcorn is such a super fun treat! It is festive, totally delicious, and super easy to make! Bring this bad boy to any Christmas party or Christmas break…

This Christmas popcorn is such a super fun treat! It is festive, totally delicious, and super easy to make! Bring this bad boy to any Christmas party or Christmas break slumber party to knock the socks off all of your friends and family!

Ingredients:

  • 2 bags of popped popcornchristmas+crunch2
  • 12 ounce bag of vanilla candy melts
  • 1 1/3 cups broken pretzel pieces
  • 12 ounce bag green and red milk chocolate M&Ms
  • Christmas sprinkles

Pop your bags of popcorn and pour them into a large bowl. Toss in the broken pretzels and M&Ms. Melt the vanilla candy melts in a bowl in the microwave and drizzle half of the bowl of melted of vanilla candy over the popcorn mix and stir it all together. Then, drizzle the remaining melted vanilla candy over the popcorn and gently mix. Pour the mixture onto wax paper and sprinkle the mixture evenly with sprinkles before the vanilla candy hardens. After the mixture has hardened, break up the mixture into pieces and then serve it on a cute Christmas platter. You can even bag some up and tie it with cute bows and give it to friends and teachers for Christmas gifts!

Enjoy! Merry Christmas.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Pictures via CookingClassy.com

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