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One of my favorite candies this time of year is the Andes mint chocolate. The rich taste with a hint of mint hits the spot. Now add the Andes mint chocolates into a toffee bar with some peppermint and you got Andes Toffee Bars. If you thought Andes mint chocolates were addictive, I’m giving you fair warning that these are as well. If you like more of a chocolate taste rather than the traditional sweet and salty toffee bars made with nuts than this recipe is a great one to make. I like to bring some to the holiday party…

It’s baking season and this homemade turtle candies recipe has my name written all over it. Just a few ingredients you have the tastiest treat that can be brought to holiday parties or served at home. And the best part about this recipe is that there is no baking involved. Enjoy! Homemade Turtle Candies Recipe Yields: 1 dozen Ingredients 1 cup pecan halves 18-20 Kraft caramels – unwrapped 12 Hershey’s caramel apple filled chocolates Sea salt, to garnish Directions Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Make 12 piles of 5-6 pecan halves on the lined cookie sheet. In…

Jack Skellington is one of my favorite Halloween characters from the movie Nightmare before Christmas. If you ever get a chance to visit Disneyland around Halloween time, check out The Haunted Mansion and he can be seen throughout it. These Jack Skellington Ding Dongs are an easy Halloween treat to make for classroom parties or Halloween parties. Kids and adults love them! If you love Jack Skellington as much as we do pick up this copy of The Nightmare Before Christmas Two-Disc Collector’s Edition to enjoy around Halloween time with the family. Jack Skellington Ding Dongs Ingredients 1 box of…

These kid-friendly Vampire Ice Cream Floats are perfect for a Halloween party or a special treat. And they are so easy to make. We know kids love to make fun treats so you could set up an ice cream float station at your party and the kids could make their own. The vampire fangs and dripping life-like blood makes the ice cream float complete. For the supplies, I found the Red Wilton 704-1120 Blood Sparkle Gel, Black Wilton Sparkle Decorating Spider Web Gel, 3.5 oz and Wax Fangs for Halloween (3 count) on Amazon. You can also find the sparkle gels and wax or…

Making bunny cupcakes are a great way to celebrate Easter. They are colorful with a touch of sweetness and cuteness. I love how easy they are to make and the kids can help and create different faces for each one if they want to. Cupcakes are homemade but if you want a shortcut use the box mix to save on time. Enjoy! Bunny Cupcakes Makes 24 cupcakes Ingredients 2 C sugar 1 3/4 C flour 3/4 C cocoa 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 eggs, room temp 1 C whole milk, room temp 1/2…

This recipe had me at Oreo and Truffles which both are my favorite. Creating these Oreo Truffles into a Pot of Gold make a great treat for St. Patrick’s Day. Whether your kids are having a school party, a potluck at work, or just want a treat for home you will find these are easy to make. The kids will also enjoy helping out by dipping the balls into the chocolate or by adding the adding the sprinkles and rainbows. Enjoy these delicious treats! Pot Of Gold Oreo Truffles Yields: 1 dozen Ingredients 24 double stuff Oreos 8 oz brick…

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are here already. With that being said there will plenty of parties whether it be for work, friends or family. These holiday peanut butter balls recipe is perfect to take to any party and doesn’t take much time to make. They are rich in taste and hard to just eat one. Serve them up on a holiday dish and you are ready for the party. Holiday Peanut Butter Balls Yields: 3 dozen Ingredients 2 cups creamy peanut butter 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) – softened at room temperature 3 1/2 cups powdered…

I love a good combination of sweet and salt and these Payday cookies do the trick. They taste just like a Payday candy bar and a great alternative to make. Now is the time to find  Brach’s candy corn in stores so be sure to pick up a few extra bags to save for when you are craving this Payday cookie recipe during non-season months. Payday Cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1 large egg 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup caramel pieces 1/2 cup peanuts 1/2 cup Brach’s candy corn 1 3/4 cup all purpose…

It’s pumpkin everything in the fall and these Pumpkin Caramel Latte Cupcakes hit the spot. You get a little bit of pumpkin and a little bit of spice with some homemade frosting drizzled in caramel. Stop drooling and start making! I promise these taste as delicious as they look. Pumpkin Caramel Latte Cupcakes Cupcake Ingredients 1⅓ C flour 2 tsp dark roasted instant coffee 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon Pinch of ground nutmeg Pinch of ground cloves ¾ C canned pumpkin ½ C sugar ½ C brown sugar ½ C vegetable…

Celebrate 4th of July with a Patriotic poke cake as it is a perfect addition to the dessert table. It’s so easy to make and the flavor of the Jello-O, whipped cream, and cake is the perfect combination to a light treat. It is a huge favorite with my family and I am sure it will be the same with yours. Ingredients Boxed cake mix (water, oil, and egg whites Strawberry and Berry Blue Jell-O Whipped cream Strawberries Red food coloring Blue food coloring Directions Make the cake as directed on the box. After cake is cooled poke holes using…