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Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts

Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts

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I love my Care Bear. I got him for my third or fourth birthday, and I’ve had him ever since. Poor Pete, but he has to share a bed with a woman and a Care Bear every night. It could be worse!

But because I love Care Bears, I really love these Care Bears Grumpy Bear doughnuts. You can purchase them at Carolina Doughnuts, but, if you’re not around there, they’re actually really easy to make … if you put a little time into them.

Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts

What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

Mash two of the doughnuts. Stuff them into the holes of the other doughnuts. If you want to skip this step, you can just buy jelly doughnuts since they don’t have a hole.

Add two drops of blue food coloring to one of the cans of frosting. Mix until the color is consistent.

Split the second can of frosting into two bowls. Leave one as is. Add two drops of black food coloring to the other and mix until the color is consistent.

Use a spatula to cover the top of the doughnut with blue frosting.

Stick two candy melts into the top to make “ears.” Cover the ears with the blue frosting.

Let set for at least 30 minutes.

Spoon the white frosting into a quart-sized bag. Cut off a small section of the tip (to turn it into a piping bag). Pipe a circle for the mouth section.

Spoon the black frosting into a bag and follow the same steps to turn it into a piping bag. Pipe two circles for the eyes.

Pipe a white dot onto the eyes. 

Spoon the remaining blue frosting into a quart-sized bag, and turn it into a piping bag. Pipe the eyebrows, nose, and mouth.

*Note, if you’re more comfortable, you can use a toothpick for the last two steps.

Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts
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Ingredients
  1. 12 donuts
  2. 2 cans of white frosting
  3. Blue food coloring
  4. White food coloring
  5. Black food coloring
  6. 1 bag of candy melts
  7. 2 quart-size plastic bags
Instructions
  1. Mash two of the doughnuts. Stuff them into the holes of the other doughnuts. If you want to skip this step, you can just buy jelly doughnuts since they don’t have a hole.
  2. Add two drops of blue food coloring to one of the cans of frosting. Mix until the color is consistent.
  3. Split the second can of frosting into two bowls. Leave one as is. Add two drops of black food coloring to the other and mix until the color is consistent.
  4. Use a spatula to cover the top of the doughnut with blue frosting.
  5. Stick two candy melts into the top to make “ears.” Cover the ears with the blue frosting.
  6. Let set for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Spoon the white frosting into a quart-sized bag. Cut off a small section of the tip (to turn it into a piping bag). Pipe a circle for the mouth section.
  8. Spoon the black frosting into a bag and follow the same steps to turn it into a piping bag. Pipe two circles for the eyes.
  9. Pipe a white dot onto the eyes.
  10. Spoon the remaining blue frosting into a quart-sized bag, and turn it into a piping bag. Pipe the eyebrows, nose, and mouth.
  11. *Note, if you’re more comfortable, you can use a toothpick for the last two steps.
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Patriotic Fruit Flag

Patriotic Fruit Flag

For your next Memorial Day BBQ menu, or if you're looking for a July 4th dessert, check out this Patriotic Fruit Flag recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.I love dessert. If I’m invited to your house for dinner, I will definitely be bringing a dessert with me. Part of that is because I always want something sweet after dinner, and part of that is because dessert extends the evening. And if we’re hanging out, I don’t want it to end.

In the summer, though, I don’t want a real heavy dessert. I want something that will satisfy that sweet craving, but I also want something that is light and fresh. That’s why fruit is the perfect summer dessert idea.

But let’s be honest. Bringing a bowl of fruit somewhere is a little boring. So, why not jazz it up and bring a patriotic fruit flag. It’s the perfect July 4th dessert too.

Patriotic Fruit Flag

For your next Memorial Day BBQ menu, or if you're looking for a July 4th dessert, check out this Patriotic Fruit Flag recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 1/4 pint blueberries
  • 2 bananas

What You’ll Do:

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Wash the strawberries. Cut the tops off them, then cut them in half lengthwise.

Cut the bananas into 1/2 inch chunks.

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On a bamboo skewer, add seven blueberries. Then alternate between three strawberry slices and two banana slices. Make four skewers this way.

On another skewer, alternate between five strawberry slices and four banana slices. Make four skewers this way.

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Line up the skewers with the blueberries on the left, followed by the blueberry-free skewers. Make sure the strawberries and bananas line up to create the stripes of your flag.

If you have any fruit left over, you can make a few more skewers or you can just serve it in a bowl.

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Patriotic Pound Cake

Patriotic Pound Cake

This Patriotic Pound Cake post is sponsored by Sara Lee.

Looking for a patriotic dessert for Memorial Day or July 4th? Go with this Patriotic Pound Cake from www.drugstoredivas.net.

I love Memorial Day. It’s so meaningful to me. My grandpa served in the US Army and that’s how he met my grandma. If not for his time in the service, I wouldn’t be here.

But I am very lucky that Memorial Day isn’t for him. My grandpa made it out alive. I celebrate my grandpa on Veteran’s Day and I remember those soldiers and servicemen and women who were lost in battle.

For so many people, though, Memorial Day is a three-day weekend filled with BBQ’s and patriotic treats. And that’s fine too. You do you. If you’re looking for a patriotic treat, check out our Patriotic Pound Cake.

Patriotic Pound Cake

What You’ll Need:

  • Sara Lee pound cake
  • One strawberry per slice
  • Whipped cream
  • White chocolate
  • Blue edible glitter 

What You’ll Do:
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Cut the tops off strawberries, then cut them in half.

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Dip two-thirds of the strawberry in melted white chocolate.

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While the chocolate is still warm, dip the bottom third of the strawberry into the edible glitter.

Looking for a patriotic dessert for Memorial Day or July 4th? Go with this Patriotic Pound Cake from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Spray whipped cream onto the slice of pound cake.

Top the whipped cream with the strawberries and enjoy.

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Patriotic Pound Cake
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Ingredients
  1. Sara Lee pound cake
  2. One strawberry (per slice)
  3. Whipped cream
  4. White chocolate
  5. Blue edible glitter
Instructions
  1. Cut the tops off strawberries. Cut them in half.
  2. Dip two-thirds of the strawberry in white chocolate.
  3. Dip the bottom third into the edible glitter.
  4. Spray whipped cream onto the slice of defrosted pound cake.
  5. Top the whipped cream with the strawberries and enjoy.
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No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake

Looking for a BBQ or pot luck dessert? Check out this no-bake strawberry shortcake recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Strawberry shortcake is such a fun summertime treat. But who really has the time? And, really, you don’t want to bake a cake in the summer either. It’s so hot and humid inside; you don’t want to make it hotter inside by turning on the oven.

You can have strawberry shortcake without baking. I actually made it the other day to bring to dinner, and it was so tasty. Plus, no one knew I didn’t exactly bake it.

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake

Looking for a BBQ or pot luck dessert? Check out this no-bake strawberry shortcake recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.

What You’ll Need:

  • Store-bought pound cake
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • Strawberry topping
  • 1 tub whipped topping

What You’ll Do:

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Cut the pound cake into cubes and place them in one layer into an 8×8 baking pan.

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Spread three or four heavy spoonfuls of strawberry topping over the pound cake.

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Reserve three strawberries. Cut the rest into slices, then spread those slices over the strawberry topping.

Cover the entire cake with the whipped topping.

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Slice the three reserved strawberries in half, then place them in the center of the cake.

Chill until it’s time to serve. When it’s time, you can easily scoop this with a spoon and serve into bowls.

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake
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Ingredients
  1. Store-bought pound cake
  2. 1 pint strawberries
  3. Strawberry topping
  4. 1 tub whipped topping
Instructions
  1. Cut the pound cake into cubes and place them in one layer into an 8×8 baking pan.
  2. Spread three or four heavy spoonfuls of strawberry topping over the pound cake.
  3. Reserve three strawberries. Cut the rest into slices, then spread those slices over the strawberry topping.
  4. Cover the entire cake with the whipped topping.
  5. Slice the three reserved strawberries in half, then place them in the center of the cake.
  6. Chill until it’s time to serve.
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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:

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!

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.

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!

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?


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