Chocolate Covered Ritz Cookies

I recently did a guest post over at Sugar Bee Crafts.

If you didn’t catch it, here is what I shared!!

Every year, around Christmas time, my mom and I would make these cookies. We’d make TONS and give them to friends, family, neighbors, teachers, etc. They’re always a huge hit. And it’s to the point where people expect them each year now and if we haven’t gotten them out by a certain time, they start asking haha!

Now, let’s get started on making these yummy cookies.

But one more thing.. You may want to put on an apron or some grungy clothes because things will probably get messy!

Here’s what you’ll need:

*Ritz crackers {go with the plain kind!}
*Creamy Peanut Butter
*Chocolate Almond Bark
*White Chocolate {or Vanilla} Almond Bark

Then take another cracker and make a sandwich out of it. Then set it aside.

Now you are going to take one of your chocolates and melt it. I usually do one or two squares at a time because it hardens pretty fast. Cook according to the directions on the back. I always do it in the microwave, but you have to be REALLY careful not to let it burn. You’ve got to keep your eye on it the whole time. When it burns, it STINKS and is no longer useable.

After you’ve melted some chocolate {in my case, I did the white first}, dip your cookie in and make sure it is completely covered, then set it on some wax paper or tinfoil. Continue doing this to all of your cookies using both the white and brown chocolate.

Now you’re going to make them look fancy. All you have to do is dip a spoon in some chocolate {the opposite color of the cookie} and wave your hand back and forth over it until it looks good. Then repeat with the other chocolate until they are all covered. And you’re done! I sometimes put them in the fridge to harden fast.

Before they dry, you could add other things as well or instead of doing the opposite chocolate. Things like sprinkles, M&M’s, and other small candies.

Like I said before, these are always huge hits with everyone!

Bundle them up on a cute holiday paper plate with some plastic wrap and tie it with a ribbon or make your own personalized plate to give them out on.

How about these babies? Don’t they look delish?! Are you gonna make them now?

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Guest Posting at Sugar Bee Crafts

Today you will find me over at Sugar Bee Crafts!

I am sharing a tutorial on how to make these YUMMY Chocolate Covered Ritz Cookies.

Head on over to find out how!

Fruit Cocktail

A few years ago, I went with Kade and his family up to Wolf Creek for the weekend. It’s this really nice, super small town. It was gorgeous up there! We stayed in some condo that was super nice, too.

While we were there, Kade’s mom made this YUMMY fruit cocktail salad and I instantly fell in love. I ate it every day while we were there.

Here’s the scoop:

1 tub of Whipped Cream
1 packet of French Vanilla Pudding
2 cans of Fruit Cocktail
2 bananas
2 apples
Any other fruit you want to add

Chop up your apples into bite-size pieces.

Combine the cans of cocktail, the apples, and slice in the bananas in a large bowl.

Then add your whipped cream. Stir until all the fruit is coated. Then pour some pudding mix in. I usually use about half or 3/4 the packet.. Just depending on your taste preferences.

Then scoop up and enjoy!!

P.S. It’s good to eat right then and there, but it’s best when refrigerated.

What other fruit would you add?

Homemade Oreos

This is one of my all time favorite recipes! I may or may not eat Oreos and Milk for at least two of my meals each day………………………… I digress..

Here’s what you’ll need:
Oreo Cookie Part
*2 Packages of Devil’s Food Cake
*1 cup of Canola Oil
*4 eggs
Filling
*8 ounce package of Cream Cheese, soft
*1/4 cup butter, soft
*2 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
*1 tsp Vanilla

In a large bowl, mix the cake mixes, oil, and eggs until well blended.

Roll into 1 inch balls.

Place them on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Let cool for at least 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.

Spread some of the filling on one side of the cookie, then place the other cookie on top!

And there you have a very simple and DELICIOUS recipe for homemade Oreos.

Enjoy!

Cheerio Treats

**WARNING: These treats are HIGHLY addictive. I have made them twice in the last five days. (;

Here’s what you’ll need:
*1 cup corn syrup
*1 cup of white sugar
*1 teaspoon of vanilla
*1 cup of Peanut Butter
*5 cups of Cheerios


First step: Combine the corn syrup and sugar in a large sauce pan.

Then stir it together and bring to a boil on medium heat for one minute.

Then remove it from the heat and add your vanilla and peanut butter. Stir until smooth.

Next, pour your Cheerios in a large mixing bowl.

Then you pour your peanut butter mixture over the Cheerios.

Then stir until the Cheerios are evenly coated.

Lastly, scoop them out however big you want them and place them on tin foil or wax paper to set up. Enjoy!!

{Disappearing} Marshmallow Cresent Rolls

So the other morning, I found a recipe on Pinterest.. I thought they sounded super tasty, so I gave it a shot!

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Ingredients:

8 Large Marshmallows

8 Cresent Rolls

1/4 Cup of Melted Butter

1/4 Cup of Cinnamon Sugar

*Preheat your oven to the directions on the cresent roll package* {I set mine at 375}

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Break open your cresent rolls after you have melted the butter and made the cinnamon sugar mixture. {It always scares me when it pops!}

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Lay out each of your triangles.

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 Roll your marshmallow in the butter. Make sure it’s completely covered!

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 Then immediately after, roll the marshmallow in the cinnamon sugar. Again, be sure the marshmallow is completely covered!

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Then wrap your marshmallow TIGHTLY inside of the triangle. You’re going to want to make sure there are no holes because you want the marshmallow to melt into the roll, not pop out.

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Line ’em up on your tray all nice and neat!

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 I had a little cinnamon sugar left over, so I just sprinkled it on top of all the rolls.
Stick them inside the oven and bake them according to your package. {I did mine for 12 minutes}

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Now as you can tell from this picture, mine were not TIGHTLY wrapped. I did have small holes and gaps. Lesson learned! They were still delish and they smelled good, too!!

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 Last step is to enjoy! They were THAT easy!! Yum!

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 Karsyn loved them (: I hope you will, too!!