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DIY Mardi Gras Candy Bark

DIY Mardi Gras Candy Bark

Need to bring a dish to a Mardi Gras party? Try this DIY Mardi Gras Candy Bark from www.drugstoredivas.net.The Mardi Gras party we went to over the weekend required everyone to bring a New Orleans-inspired dish to pass. There was a bunch of dishes with andouille sausage, but only one  DIY Mardi Gras candy bark.

Oh yes, that’s what I brought.

It was beautiful and colorful and perfectly looked like Mardi Gras. Plus, it was a lot easier than cooking crawfish. So, if you have a Mardi Gras party coming up and aren’t in the mood to make jambalaya, this candy bark is for you. Plus, it assures there is a dessert at the party too — in case someone forgot to order a King Cake!

DIY Mardi Gras Candy Bark

Need to bring a dish to a Mardi Gras party? Try this DIY Mardi Gras Candy Bark from www.drugstoredivas.net.

What You Need:

What You’ll Do:

Need to bring a dish to a Mardi Gras party? Try this DIY Mardi Gras Candy Bark from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Melt the purple candy melts according to the package. Pour it on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Spread it with either an icing knife or the back of a spoon.

Melt the yellow candy melts and drop dollops into the purple candy melts. Begin to spread the dollops out with a toothpick.

Melt the green candy melts and drop dollops of it as well. Spread it with a toothpick, going side to side. Be sure not to go in circles or you will mix it up.

At the very end, swirl the toothpick up and down once.

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Drop sugar balls into the still warm candy melts. You can arrange them to look like Mardi Gras beads or drop them at random.

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Cool the candy completely in the fridge. When it’s done, cut it into pieces.

Would you make this DIY Mardi Gras Candy bark for your party?

 

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Fantasy Football Candy Bark

Fantasy Football Candy Bark

Looking for a sweet way to root on your favorite team? Try this Fantasy Football Candy Bark from www.drugstoredivas.net. Perfect for homegating, Super Bowl parties, the playoffs, and more! Plus, you can make it in any team colors!It’s football season. Well, for other people anyway. My Jets lost so many early games that the playoffs were not even in our minds. It was the kind of season where, if we won a game, that was a big deal. For Pete, though, his Giants made it into the playoffs. So, to celebrate, I had to make some Fantasy Football Candy Bark.

Everyone I showed it to was so impressed with it, like I was some sort of candy magician. In reality, though, this is one of the easiest homegating snacks you can make. You can change the colors to your team colors too, so it’s perfect. I (begrudgingly) made it blue and white for the Giants’ playoff game today. Maybe next year I’ll be making it in green and white. Wishful thinking, right?

Fantasy Football Candy Bark

What You’ll Need:

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What You’ll Do:

Looking for a sweet way to root on your favorite team? Try this Fantasy Football Candy Bark from www.drugstoredivas.net. Perfect for homegating, Super Bowl parties, the playoffs, and more! Plus, you can make it in any team colors!

Melt the blue candy melts according to the package. Small aside: If you’re making this on a cold day, melt them a little hotter than usual. They will cease up quicker on a cold day.

Use an icing spatula to spread the blue candy evenly on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet.

Melt the white candy melts according to the package.

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Spoon dollops of the white candy into the blue candy. Don’t worry about trying to make it even.

Use a toothpick to swirl the white candy into the blue. Go back and forth from side to side as often as it takes to spread it out.

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Add the football-shaped candy into the candy. Chill in the fridge until it is completely solid.

Looking for a sweet way to root on your favorite team? Try this Fantasy Football Candy Bark from www.drugstoredivas.net. Perfect for homegating, Super Bowl parties, the playoffs, and more! Plus, you can make it in any team colors!

Use a knife to cut the candy into variously sized pieces. Serve to your guests and root on your favorite team!

If you’re not serving this right away, you can store it in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to a week.

Would you make this football candy bark? What colors would yours be?


Throwing a football party?

Check out our Homemade Football Flatware Holder.

Homemade Football Flatware Holder

Slow Cooker Candy (with Golden Crisp cereal)

Slow Cooker Candy (with Golden Crisp cereal)

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This time of year, I’m all about sweets. If I’m going to someone’s house, I’m bringing dessert. But, this time of year, I’m also super busy. So I really love my slow cooker candy recipe. It’s simple, requires little effort, and tastes incredible.

I wanted to change up the crunch factor when I was making it last weekend, so I added Golden Crisps cereal. What a great idea! Everyone I shared the slow cooker candy with loved it, so I’m getting ready to make a new batch (because this one is completely gone!).

Slow Cooker Candy (with Golden Crisp cereal)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 bag (12oz.) of milk chocolate chips
  • 1 bag (12oz.) of bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1.5 bags (24oz.) of white candy melts
  • 2 cups Golden Crisp cereal
  • Handful of white candy melts (for the topping)

What You’ll Do:

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Put the first three ingredients in the slow cooker on low for 1.5 hours.

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The chocolate should be completely melted by then, but, if it’s not, leave it a little longer and keep checking on it. Stir to combine the chocolates.

Then, turn off the slow cooker, toss in the cereal, and stir.

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Fill a mini muffin pan with cupcake wrappers. I did yellow and blue to match the Golden Crisp box, but you can choose any colors you like.

Put a large spoonful into each wrapper. Fill the wrappers to the top and try to flatten the tops.

Put them in the fridge until they cool, about twenty minutes.

Now it’s time to decorate.

The movie SING is coming out, and I can’t wait to see it. I love watching all the reality singing shows, so this movie looks so cute. Plus, the cereal box I bought at my local Walmart (along with all the other ingredients) had a SING promotion on it that inspired my decorations.

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Melt a handful of candy melts in the microwave, according to the package.

Scoop it into a plastic bag and snip the tip. The smaller the hole, the better.

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Pipe music notes on to the tops of the chocolate.

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If you’re feeling really excited for the movie, you can pipe the letters S-I-N-G on them too.

Speaking of SING, you can enter the SING National Sweepstakes for a chance to win $100,000 or free movie tickets. How? Enter codes that are printed inside the box into the sweepstakes website. You can find these specially marked boxes at Walmart!

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Be sure to let us know if you win. And be sure to comment if you try our slow cooker candy recipe too!

If you’re looking for more recipes to use Post cereals in, check out this link. Then, tell us what you were inspired to make!

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Super Simple Thanksgiving Desserts For The Non-Baker

Super Simple Thanksgiving Desserts For The Non-Baker

thanksgiving nutter butter acornsMy friend Michelle made the most amazing looking Thanksgiving cookies. I love how super cute they all are. She made three different Thanksgiving desserts, all equally adorable. She was so awesome to type up exactly how she made them.

The recipes are easy and kid friendly. You can make them with your children, if you want. In fact, her recipes are so great that you can actually make them right now if you need a last minute holiday cookie.

Perfect for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Nutter Butter Acorns

Nutter butters cut in half, dipped in chocolate with chocolate sprinkles and the top is a broken bread stick dipped in chocolate. Once it dries they stay stuck together.

Thanksgiving Chocolate-Dipped Oreos

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Melt baking chocolate, dip the Oreos, and put on wax paper quickly add the sprinkles before the chocolate dries.

Thanksgiving Doughnuts

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I bought cake mix because I like to Sandra Lee when there’s not a lot of time. You mix the cake mix with water and butter, roll into small tight balls, and bake at 345 for 15 minutes.

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She added: I got the leaves sprinkles from AC Moore and the boxes from AC Moore.

She packaged them, wrote her and her son’s name on top, and they’re ready to go for Thanksgiving.

Big thanks to my friend Michelle for being so talented and sharing these with us.

Homemade Banana Bread

Homemade Banana Bread

banana-bread-recipeI was in the grocery store the other day and saw bananas were discounted. They were a little old, I guess, but not old enough. So I picked them up with the idea that I would wait a few days and then make banana bread.

You don’t need that many ingredients for banana bread, but what you do need is really ripe bananas. So ripe that there’s no way you’re gonna eat them by themselves. So ripe that you are ready to toss them in the trash. The riper, the better too.

Finally, after a handful of days on the counter, Pete took half of one for breakfast and left me the other half (that’s why half a banana is way darker than the other ones). And then I used them and made my famous banana bread. I have no idea where this recipe is from. It’s handwritten, by me, and I got it from someone. There’s no name or date on the recipe, just a few grease stains.

My biggest suggestion is to use chocolate chips in this recipe. It’s how we love our bread. Oh, you can go with nuts too. But to me, that’s just not the same. And if you do go with nuts, make sure you use whole nuts that you crush yourself, not ones that are already sliced. For some reason, those sliced ones get so soft and they’re lost in the bread.

Homemade Banana Bread

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup and 2 tbs. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 2 tbs. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

What You’ll Do:

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Preheat the oven to 350.

Peel and mash the bananas. I use a potato masher and get them as mashed and mushy as possible.

 

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Beat sugar and eggs for ten minutes with a handheld mixer.

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Drizzle in the oil.

Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix until just incorporated.

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In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
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Add the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.

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Pour in a parchment paper lined loaf pan.

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Finally, bake for one hour.

Enjoy.

Do you have recipes for your ripe bananas too? Be sure to leave them in the comments so we can try them out!

Homemade Banana Bread
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Ingredients
  1. 1 2/3 cups flour
  2. 1 tsp. baking soda
  3. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  4. 1/2 tsp. salt
  5. 1 cup and 2 tbs. sugar
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/2 cup oil
  8. 3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
  9. 2 tbs. sour cream
  10. 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Peel and mash the bananas. I use a potato masher and get them as mashed and mushy as possible.
  3. Beat sugar and eggs for ten minutes.
  4. Drizzle in the oil.
  5. Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix until just incorporated.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  7. Add the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
  8. Pour in a parchment paper lined loaf pan.
  9. Bake for one hour.
  10. Enjoy.
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Halloween Chocolate Bark

Halloween Chocolate Bark

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Need to bring a treat to a Halloween party? Try this Halloween chocolate bark recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.We just got an invitation to a Halloween party with a message to bring something to share. If you know me, you know I always read that as “bring dessert.” I always bring a sweet treat with me because I love desserts so I love making new ones, but also because I love dessert and always want some available at dinner or a party. So it sounds like a great reason to bring over my Halloween chocolate bark. And since I was making it, I figured I might as well post the recipe here, in case you have a late Halloween party you need to bring a treat to.

I picked up all the items for this Halloween chocolate bark at Walmart, where you can still purchase a ton of Halloween decor, costumes, and treats. You can also shop at Walmart.com for personalized Halloween items too.

Halloween Chocolate Bark

Need to bring a treat to a Halloween party? Try this Halloween chocolate bark recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.

What You’ll Need:

  • 10oz. dark chocolate baking chips
  • 3oz. orange candy wafers
  • 5 oz. peanut butter candies
  • Candy eyeballs

What You’ll Do:

Melt the chocolate chips according to the package.

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Pour the melted chocolate onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Spread it out with a icing knife until you have a very thin layer.

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Melt the orange candy wafers (while you’re spreading the chocolate). Drop dollops of it throughout the chocolate.

Using a toothpick, go side to side to incorporate the orange chocolate. You can go side to side as many times as it takes to really spread it out so it’s not clumpy. Don’t worry if there are gaps with no orange. We’ll take care of that next.

When you’re completely satisfied with going side to side, use the toothpick to go up and down the tray once. You cannot do this more than once without it looking like a mess.

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Quickly place the peanut butter candies into the chocolate.

Carefully, place the candy eyeballs in the chocolate.

Allow it to cool in the fridge, preferably overnight. Use a knife to cut your bark into pieces. Serve it in chunks or in treat bags.

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Don’t forget to head to Walmart for all your last-minute Halloween needs. Order online and choose in store pickup. While you’re there, you can also pick up all the items you need for our Halloween chocolate bark!