Nutter Butter Chickens

Good morning!  I am typing this post from a hotel room … the hubby and I are on “spring break”.  We are not college kids, but the parents of a college kid left at home to go to work and school while we have fun!  I like this version of a spring break and highly recommend it ;)  These little pops were made the night before we skipped town.  It has been a year since I made Nutter Butter Chicks … they grew up … into Nutter Butter Chickens!

Nutter Butter Chicks Chickens

While the kid is home studying … maybe he can figure out the answer to this question …

Chicken Nutter Butter

I love these little guys … or girls … easy to make and guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Here are the easy peasy instructions and stuff that you will need to make about 16 Nutter Butter Chickens …

  • 1 pound white/vanilla candy coating (such as CandiQuik)
  • 1 package Nutter Butter Cookies
  • 16 sticks (I used wooden coffee stirrers)
  • 32 white Jordan Almonds
  • 32 orange Reese’s Pieces (I found a pack of orange ones shaped like a carrot in the Easter candy at Target)
  • 32 candy eyeballs
  • 16 yellow candy chips (such as Wilton Rainbow Chips)
  • 16 each jumbo & small red heart sprinkles
  • Tweezers may be helpful!

Nutter Butter Chickens

  1. Melt candy coating.  Line a tray with wax paper or parchment.  Use the coffee stirrer to separate a Nutter Butter, use a little melted candy to attach the stirrer, put cookie back together immediately.
  2. Dip cookie into melted candy, tap off excess, drag bottom of cookie across the bowl’s edge to remove excess candy and place on prepared tray. Move to step 3 immediately.
  3. Place 2 Jordan Almonds against cookie to form wings, add 2 orange candies for feet and then add a large red heart in the top/middle as the “comb”.  Note:  it may be necessary to hold this still for a moment for it to stick, tweezers help!  Chill to set or let sit at room temp.
  4. Use a dot of melted candy to attach small heart (wattle), beak and eyeballs.

Nutter Butter Chicken Rooster

My guys gave opinions …

  • The Peanut Butter Man says … the chickens look like Casper (the friendly ghost) … silly man! … corrected himself rather quickly … also added that the Nutter Butter came before the chicken!
  • Son #3 says … they look like cartoon chickens … smart man! … just the look I was going for :)

I love your comments!

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Baby pics …

Nutter butter chicks  Nutter Butter Chicks

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Reese’s Easter Egg Bunnies

Good morning!  Can you believe that Easter is just two weeks ago?  I had a plan for Easter ideas that I wanted to share with you … the plan got tossed out the window while I was drying my hair the other day!  I came up with a new idea … I’ll call it the “hair idea” and will share it in a few days.  A Target trip was necessary for supplies for the “hair idea” … while I was wandering the Target aisles picking up the supplies … another idea was born that I should, but won’t call the “hare idea” … Reese’s Easter Egg Bunnies …

Reese's Easter Egg Bunnies

 

I hope these bunnies make you smile!  They are easy to make using a few store-bought candies and a little patience ;)

Reese's Rabbit Big Ears

These are the supplies that you will need to make these  Big Ear Bunnies …

bunny marshmallow ears

  • Reese’s White Peanut Butter Eggs
  • Large marshmallows
  • Mike & Ike candies
  • White Hershey-ets
  • Tiny black pearls
  • SweetWorks pink pearls
  • Pink sugar
  • Flower Sprinkles
  • White Candy Coating (such as CandiQuik) (about 1/4 cup for 6 bunnies)
  • Tray lined with wax paper or parchment.

Mike & Ike carrots marshmallows

  1. Make the carrots … use a sharp knife to make a small cut in one end of an orange candy and insert a green flower sprinkle.
  2. Make ears and tails … use scissors to cut a marshmallow in half to make 2 tails and cut another one diagonally to for 2 ears (you will use 1-1/2 marshmallows per bunny)
  3. Dip cut edges of marshmallows in pink sugar.  Egg bunny
  4. Use melted candy to attach candies in the following order … ears, nose & eyes, carrot, hands/paws.
  5. Attach feet/paws.
  6. Attach tail to backside … this will help stabilize the bunny for standing.
  7. If you want to make your bunny stand up … drop a small (1″) circle of melted candy on wax paper and place the bunnies body and tail on it … hold until set.

Easter Bunny Reese's Egg

I did have one egg that was a little smooshed/cracked … tried to salvage it by covering the cracks with a tail and make a “back view bunny” … bunny tails seem to be loved by everyone!

Reese's Easter egg bunny tail

Do you like bunny tails?  I look forward to your comments!

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The Life of Peeps

My family is laughing at me … not in a good way!  It is very obvious that the guys and I don’t think alike … eye rolling is going on with the laughing … probably because of this little Peep story!  It’s Easter time, Peeps and marshmallow eggs are everywhere!  We have a family of Peeps living at our house!  I am not an expert on Peeps, but this is what I believe to be true about The Life of Peeps …

 

Peep Family Eggmallows chocolate nests

It all began like this …

Peeps chocolate nests

Mr. & Mrs. Peep met … fell in love … married … set up house nest keeping … marshmallow babies eggs magically appeared in the nest … the eggs hatched … giving life to the sweetest little marshmallow chicks … they all lived happily ever after … the end!   That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it ;)  Pssst … I know that they really ended up in Easter baskets!

chocolate nest marshmallow chick eggs

Let me explain how this all makes sense to me … Peeps are soft marshmallows with a sugar-coating … these little Eggmallows are marshmallows with a sugar-coating … therefore, the two must be related!  I hope you remember the Sweet and Salty Potato Stix Stacks … perfect nesting material for Peeps!  Is my story making any sense?  According to my family … I may be loosing it … the real question is … did I ever have it?

This is what you will need to create about 14 Peep family nests …

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  • 3-4 cups of Shoestring Potatoes
  • 1 pound chocolate candy coating (such as CandiQuik)
  • Jet-Puffed Candy Eggmallows (I found them at WalMart)
  • Peeps (I used the original yellow marshmallow chicks)
  • Black edible marker

Nest of Peeps Eggs

  1. Melt the chocolate according to the directions on the package.  Mix in about 3 cups of potatoes,  drop spoonfuls  on waxed paper.  Use a spoon to create a nest with a well in the center.  If you have extra chocolate at the bottom of the bowl, mix in some more potatoes!
  2. Add a marshmallow egg (or 2) to the nest and chill for a few minutes … or …
  3. Use the marker to draw eyes and beak on eggs and stand them up in the nest, then chill.
  4. (not in photo)  I used a toothpick dipped in chocolate to draw a moustache on Mr. Peep and eyelashes on Mrs. Peep.

Peeps family chocolate nest

 

After everybody was done laughing at me for the moment and ate part of the Peep Family… this is what they had to say …

  • The hubby really liked the Eggmallows (straight out of the bag) and nests!  He is so easy to please ;)
  • Son #3 is my Peep lover.  Now that he has grown up and matured, he only eats one Peep!  In his words “who would have ever thought that shoestring potatoes and chocolate could taste so good!”
  • My words … “Mom is always right!”  When will they ever learn?

Peep nests marshmallow chick eggs

 

 

Are you a Peep lover?  A sweet and salty lover?  Do you believe my story?  Did I ever have it?   I do ♥ your comments!

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Krispie Chocolate Egg Pops

Good morning :)  How are you today?  Ready for an Easter idea?  Easter isn’t until April 20 … it felt so far away … now it’s less than a month!

There are several foods that come to mind when I think of Easter … two of them being chocolate and eggs.  Do you like crispy rice cereal in your chocolate and isn’t everything better on a stick?  I hope you answered YES … because today I made Krispie Chocolate Egg Pops for you!

Krispie Chocolate Easter Egg Pops

There is a list of Easter ideas that I have planned for this year and these Egg Pops were not on the that list!  They were a happy accident all because I went to JoAnn’s to buy drapery lining fabric and supplies to make a handle for this basket cake that I was making for a bridal shower (I’ll share the info shortly) …

basket of flowers cake

I did buy the supplies for the handle … did not buy the fabric lining (those dining room curtains may never get done), but found these cute sparkly foam eggs to make a wreath and another pan that I needed …

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I carried this Easter Egg Cookie Pan with me as I shopped the entire store … tried to talk myself out of buying it … didn’t listen to myself … found out it was on sale … sold!  It went home with me and I knew that Krispie Chocolate Egg Pops would be my first Easter post for this year.  This is a great pan, but if you can’t find it … maybe you already have something in silicone or a candy mold.

These pops were easy peasy and would be a great project for the kiddos to help decorate!  Wouldn’t it be fun if you make the chocolate eggs ahead of time and invite everyone over for a decorating party ;)

This is what you will need to make about 15 pops …

Easter Egg Pop Supplies

  • 1 pound chocolate candy coating (such as CandiQuik)
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
  • 15 lollipop sticks (I used 8″ sticks)
  • Wilton Easy Decorate Egg Cookie Pan

Then pull out a few candies and sprinkles from your cabinet …

Easter Sprinkles

 

  • Nonpareils/sprinkles
  • Edible Confetti
  • Sixlets
  • SweetWorks Candy Pearls
  • m&m’s minis
  • anything else you may like!

Let’s get started …

Crispy Egg Pops

  1. Melt the chocolate according to the package directions.  Set aside about 1/2 cup of melted candy to use later.  Mix remaining melted candy with the cereal … spoon into mold and tap pan on the counter to help release air bubbles.
  2. Insert stick into candy … rotate stick to cover with candy … chill for a few minutes.  Note:  make sure you have a clear space in your fridge and use caution when placing pan in the fridge, because the sticks move easily.
  3. The pops should come out of the pan easily … if they don’t … put back in the fridge for a few more minutes.  Hint:  If you like … use a toothpick and some melted candy to fill in the air bubbles … I wasn’t that ambitious … nobody complained as they scarfed down the pops … that’s just the way my guys are!  I’m sharing some pops with the neighbor kids later today … wonder if they will notice?

Chocolate Egg Pops

Use the melted candy that you set aside (I put it in a squeeze bottle, toothpicks work also) to attach candy decorations!  I do have one word of caution … the sprinkles were a little messy … if you are letting the kids do this, they will need help!

Chocolate Krispie Egg Pops

Hope you have fun decorating your Krispie Chocolate Egg Pops :)

Chocolate Rice Krispie Egg Pops

I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you to Miss CandiQuick and SweetWorks for supplies!

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You may like these egg pops too …

Sugared Easter Egg Marshmallows

Sugared Egg Marshmallows (I just saw the marshmallows at WalMart)

Favorite Stuff in 2013

Today … the last day of 2013 … I’d like to say THANK YOU!!!  Thank you to each and everyone one of you … for stopping by, reading and leaving your comments.  This has been a great year and I’m sure 2014 will be even better!

I thought that it would be nice to share the top 10 favorite (most viewed) recipes edible crafts … OK, I don’t know exactly what to call it … it’s stuff … a mixture of recipes, holiday treats, peanut butter, chocolate and sugar.

In David Letterman fashion … let’s start with …

# 10  Nutter Butter Acorns 

Nutter Butter Acorns

# 9  edible cupcake box

Cupcake Box … that’s edible!

#8  ding dong the witch is dead

Ding-Dong, the witch is dead!

#7  Peeps on skateboards

Skateboarding Peeps

#6  m&m's Chicks

m&m’s Chicks

#5  pecan pie cupcakes

Pecan Pie Cupcakes

#4  Nacho Cupcakes

Nacho Cupcakes

#3  ooey gooey pumpkin cake

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cake

#2  Nutter butter bats

Nutter Butter Bats

#1  Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Tree

Peanut Butter Christmas Trees

Thank you again!  I wish you and your family a happy and safe New Year!  :)

Skateboarding Bunnies … Peeps?

Did you know that Peeps are 60 years old?

They are older than me … which is why I remember getting them in my Easter basket!   I continued that tradition with my boys, but Son #3 was the only one that liked Peeps.

Speaking of Son #3 … a few days ago he asked me why I never used Vienna Finger Cookies in my blogging projects.

Son #3 (I wonder if he is reading this), this is for you …

Peep on cookie skateboard (Son #3 doesn’t like carrots, LOL)

I bet you didn’t know … that Peeps were so athletic …

Peep on Vienna Finger

So coordinated …

Peep on skateboard

And there are girl Peeps too …

girl peep on skateboard

I had so much fun making these for you … oh, I mean for Son #3.  Peeps make me happy!  Peeps make me smile!

These skateboarding Peeps were so easy and fast to make with just a few supplies …

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Here’s the info … use the melted candy as the “glue” …

How to - Peeps on skateboards

  1. Lay the Lifesaver on top of the flower sprinkle, add a little melted candy to glue it together.  Let candy harden.
  2. Put a little melted candy in 4 spots on the cookie, add wheels.  Allow to sit and let candy harden.
  3. Cut Starburst in 3 pieces, shape into a carrot, add a green daisy.
  4. Assemble using melted candy as the glue.  You may need to hold the bunny in place for a moment … Peeps aren’t known for their balancing skills  ;)

Peeps on skateboards

I look forward to your comments …

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