Tags archives: holiday-treats

Hey Cupcake, Be My Valentine

The first tutorial I ever shared with you all was how to make a “cupcake” candy. That was back in 2011! I had made some as welcome baby favors when my niece Sofia was born. I also used the idea for a girls’ summer camp craft class using small mason jars and cereal. Lastly, I made an apple version for Suraya’s 2nd grade teacher as a back to school gift. As I […]

Getting Ready for Valentine's Day

Can you believe we are already talking about Valentine’s Day? It’s in stores… it’s all over Pinterest and blog land too! So I thought why not join in on the fun. It’s a holiday full of cuteness… and I can’t resist that! I thought today I’d start out with some of my past Valentine’s Day ideas that I have shared with you. Last Valentine’s, I had a cookie decorating itch… […]

Gingerbread Pine Trees

I love gingerbread cookies. It’s a spiced cookie after all! After making two spiced cookies that I loved, I wanted to experiment with more. That’s when I realized that I’ve never made gingerbread cookies from scratch. Heh, one would think that’s an obvious choice. Well I decided to fix that problem, and that’s exactly what I did! Really nothing beats from scratch baked goodies so I knew that I was […]

Peppermint Cookies & Cream Rice Krispies Treats

I have one final peppermint recipe for you. I promise. This one involves one of my favorite childhood treats…Rice Krispies! I’ve taken that beloved treat and combined it with my favorite winter cookie… Candy Cane Joe Joe’s. Nope, I can’t get enough of those cookies! And oh, I didn’t stop at just adding Joe Joe’s. I went on further and covered the top with melted semi-sweet chocolate, drizzled white chocolate, […]

Peppermint Crunch Marshmallows {Vegetarian}

You didn’t think I was done with peppermint yet, did you? Of course I’m not. This is the season of peppermint, after all! Besides, I couldn’t just make homemade hot chocolate and not make homemade marshmallows… could I now! I’ve made homemade marshmallows before which I did share in this post HERE. The recipe I make uses agar agar powder which is a natural vegetable gelatin. I loved the recipe […]

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate {on a Stick}

In the previous post I shared my Spiced White Hot Chocolate on a Stick recipe. Today it’s Gingerbread Hot Chocolate… also on a stick! I love the concept of hot chocolate being on a stick. Anything on a stick is always more fun. Is it just me, or does it tend to taste better too? Well, it’s definitely the case with hot chocolate… especially with this recipe! These were so […]

Spiced White Hot Chocolate on a Stick

The cold season has arrived! That means it’s time to break out the winter coats, boots, hats, gloves, and scarves. It also means time to bring out the hot chocolate! One of my favorite ways to keep warm during the cold season is with a nice cup of hot chocolate. I decided to do some experimentation with some hot chocolate recipes… on a stick! And I’ve come up with two […]

Candy Cane Cookies & Cream Muddy Buddies

To some, they’re Muddy Buddies. To others, they’re Puppy Chow. While to a few others, it’s neither. We may not agree on the name but we certainly can agree that they are so good! And quite addicting. Once you start munching on them, you will not stop… and you won’t realize what you are doing until they are gone! They are definitely an easy treat to whip up… and lately I’ve been […]

Candy Cane Ice Cream Pie {with Joe Joe's Crust}

I think it’s already been established that I LOVE Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe Joe’s cookies. Since it’s been established, I think we can go straight to the treat I have for you today. Yes, it sure does involve using the Candy Cane Joe Joe’s! Last year, I shared these Candy Cane Cookie Truffles using Joe Joe’s, and they were heavenly! To get the recipe, feel free to jump over […]

Hot Chocolate Kit

With the winter season fast approaching, what tastier way to keep warm than with hot chocolate. I wanted to share the sweet warmth, so I put together a few hot chocolate kits to gift. Hot chocolate is a gift of warmth that you can never go wrong with… not with me at least! With these simple supplies, I was able to put together fun and unique packaging for my kit. Also, […]