Monday, February 8, 2016

Heart Rice Krispies

I've never met a kid who doesn't like rice krispies. It is one of the easiest sweet treats that you can make in a jiffy. It only involves a very few ingredients. I decided to add a little bit of vanilla but you can always skip it and just stick to your 3 ingredient rice krispies-- rice krispie cereal, marshmallows and butter. If you don't mind your hand getting sticky , this is such a treat and a fun experience for kids too! Involve them in making and watch them enjoy in delight.

For hearts day, let's be a little creative ! Use a heart shape cookie cutter and with a little drizzle of candy coating, this will surely make your special one smile!


Ingredients:

6 cups, rice krispie cereal
5 tbsp butter
8 cups, mini marshmallows
1 teaspoon, vanilla extract

optional : red candy melts and sprinkles of your choice.


Directions:

Spray 9x9 glass dish or any pan that you have  with non-stick spray, set aside.
In a large pot, over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once butter is melted add the mini marshmallows. Stir in the vanilla extract.


 Stir constantly until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat and stir in rice krispie . Mix until the rice krispies are well coated with the marshmallow mixture. Turn the stove off and put the rice krispies in your prepared pan ( sprayed with non stick). Press evenly and let it cool.


I used two heart shaped cookie cutters, one larger size and a small one.


Perfectly cute!


Melt your candy melts according to package instructions.


Using a spoon, drizzle your cut out rice krispie hearts with the red candy coating. It doesn't have to be perfect.


While the drizzle is still wet, sprinkle the hearts with your favorite sprinkles.

Let it dry.


Simple and yet it is made with love. You can drizzle it with chocolate too!


How cute are these? Place it in cute boxes and I'm sure it will make your Valentine smile.








Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bloggers Spotlight Link and Pin-it Party #8

Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link and Pin-it Party.  Thank you for making the party successful and wonderful! We enjoyed stopping by and learning new things. If you are new here, welcome and we are glad to have you. If not, welcome back!

We are so excited to have a new host and a monthly guest host!  Lindsey Andrews  will be joining Hil and I.  Visit her blog and be inspired with her posts, welcome her and don't forget to visit and follow at least one of her social links ( or all). Carrie of the Tightwad Teacher will also be our guest host for this month, so delighted to work with her.

Expect some slight changes in the coming weeks. What's more exciting is that your blog post will now be seen, not just on two blogs but on 4 blogs!


Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, we really appreciate each and every one of you. Now, let's party!


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Carrie of The Tightwad Teacher

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Healthy Living Link Party #48

Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #48


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 We had another great party last week.  We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!!
Have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.


The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones. We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!


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Sunshine Carrot Soup
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Chocolate Mini Heart Cakes

   I think it was mid January , when I started seeing Valentine's Day products and goodies.  My first thought was , wow I was still recovering from Christmas and New Year.  Second thought , " what to make..what to make ". Since our girls are literally in love with cake pops , this chocolate mini heart cakes has almost the same steps as the Santa Hat Cake Pop Tutorial. You can still use a box of cake mix or use your favorite cake mix recipe. I used a tub of store bought frosting however I only used about 1 /4 cup and 2 tbsp. Just save the rest for sugar cookie recipe.

    If you plan on giving some love to your kid's friends, your friends , your hubs this Valentine's Day, make these easy and affordable chocolate mini heart cakes. I should warn you though, it is really delicious so resist the temptation of eating 'em ..all by yourself.




Ingredients:

1 Cake Mix and all the ingredients that you will use to bake the cake.
1/4 cup cake frosting plus 2 tbsp
1 package of red candy melts


Directions:

Make the cake pop dough .For step by step instructions  , See it HERE.


Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper . Flatten your dough . You can use a wooden rolling pin or just a plain glass. It doesn't have to be perfect  since we will be making cut outs.


Using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter , start cutting out the shapes. 


Carefully , place the hearts on a separate plate or cookie sheet.


What I love about the dough is that , they don't stick to the cookie cutter. How cute are these?

 

Do not throw the  left over dough or sides, just simply roll them again in a ball and flatten it out again. I was left with a few dough cake mix, so I just press it all inside the cookie cutter.  All of your cake mix dough are used!

 Besides, you wouldn't want to throw that goodness away!


Melt your red candy melts according to package instructions. Be careful not to overheat them. You can add 1 tbsp of vegetable shortening if your melts are too thick.


Using a spoon, carefully dipped your chocolate hearts into your melted candy melts. I used a candy melt warmer. It's cold in our house and it will affect the consistency of your coating. However, if you don't have any warmer just a plain old bowl would work . Just re heat when needed.  You can purchase the warmer HERE.


They are delicious!  You can use your favorite sprinkles or decorate them anyway you like.


Our girls absolutely love them! Loved their smiles, when they saw what I made for them.  Since, you will be able to make a lot of these ( depending on the size of your cookie cutter) and they keep well in the fridge , place chocolate mini heart cakes with a note for your kid's lunch. Instead of a cookie for a treat!


You can also skip the dipping part and just drizzle the melted candy melts on top of the hearts! They are really good anyway you like it. Use melted white chocolate or dark chocolates, the options are too many!





Don't get stuck and never settle with a store bought boxed chocolate treats for your love ones! For under $10.00 , you can make a bunch of these little yummies.


Enjoy decorating your mini heart cakes! Use red velvet, yellow cake or even vanilla flavor cake mix!



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