Chocolate Covered Caramel Apple … Clusters

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One of my favorite things about fall is apples … caramel apples … caramel apples dipped in chocolate.  OK, I have a few favorite apple treats.  I haven’t even mentioned apple muffins, apple pies … I could go on and … Continue reading

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cake

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Thanksgiving is over, but pumpkin season continues … at least at my house!  I have not had a piece of real pumpkin pie yet … this is my pumpkin pie substitute … Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cake!  It’s what I describe … Continue reading

Nutter Butter Acorns … new and improved!

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I have always been fond of acorns. My family has always been fond of peanut butter and chocolate. Therefore … The new and improved Nutter Butter Acorns were born 😉 I still love last years Sweet Acorns … these are … Continue reading

Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats

The weeks are flying by … can you believe it’s mid November?  These little goodies are quick, easy and can be made now and kept until Thanksgiving.  The kids could help  … they’ll love making the Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats … eating the pops too!

0081 marshmallow pilgrim hats

This is what you will need …

  • Large marshmallows (I used the caramel/vanilla swirl, just because)
  • Famous Chocolate Wafers (or something similar)
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Melted dark chocolate (about 1 pound for 24 marshmallows)
  • Melted chocolate of a contrasting color (I just used up some leftovers)
  • Marker with edible ink (oops, forgot it in the photo)

Dip the tip of the lollipop stick in melted dark chocolate … then poke it in the marshmallow … set it aside to firm up.  This will help prevent the marshmallow from slipping around on the stick and create a clean line of chocolate on the stick …

Dip the marshmallow in the chocolate … tap off excess chocolate and place in styrofoam or similar holder.  Then pop them in the fridge or freeze for a few minutes to firm up …

Lay out some chocolate cookie wafers on a cookie sheet (break off any uneven pieces) … dip 1/4 to 1/3 of the chocolate marshmallow in a contrasting color … then place it on top of a cookie …

Use the marker (edible of course) to draw a buckle …

I told you that this project was fast and easy!

Are you wondering who the winner of the giveaway is?

     The winner is #12, Janice!  I will be sending an email.

Thank you to everyone for participating … I hope it was helpful to you … it was to me.

  • I had forgotten about Cost Plus World Market … thanks Carolyn.

  • I never would have thought of Avon … thanks Sandy.

  • Have you ever checked Cracker Barrel’s candy section?  They carry all sorts of stuff.

I ♥ comments …

Pumpkin Marshmallows

A few weeks ago I showed you my newest marshmallow finds.  Last night I played with the orange pumpkin ones.   They can be used for so many different themes … fall, harvest, Halloween or Thanksgiving.  I tied a simple name card on the stick as a place card for the Thanksgiving table … useful and edible!  Here are a few ideas done my favorite way … fast and simple …

This is what I used …

  • The black lines are made with an Americolor Gourmet Writer
  • The green leaves are made with melted green chocolate (candy melts) & a toothpick
  • The orange lines are made with melted orange chocolate (candy melts) in a squeeze bottle
  • The green stem is a Sour Punch Candy
  • The brown stem is made with melted peanut butter chips & a toothpick
  • Pumpkin # 3 and #5   have regular white sugar sprinkled on the melted chocolate

Last week while camping, we used these for s’mores … let me just say, they make one mega s’more!  These are the marshmallows that I used …

Just a reminder … some candy can be difficult to find after Halloween.  Yesterday I bought the last bag of “Autumn mix” at my grocery store.  It contained candy corn, indian corn and only 2 pumpkins!!!  I am going to use the candy and indian corn for turkey tail feathers.  I need more than 2 pumpkins for another project!  As soon as I finish typing this, I am off to go candy hunting.

The moral of this story is … stock up on the candy or sprinkles that you can’t find regularly.

I ♥ comments, suggestions, or whatever is on your mind …

Only 3 days left until Halloween!

I can’t believe that October has come … and is almost gone!  All the other holidays will be here before we know it.  Time sure does fly when you are having fun!  I certainly have had fun sharing my ideas with you … and there are more to come 🙂

Here is a quick summary of Halloween …

   Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

   Eyeball Marshmallow Pops

   Textured Halloween Bark

   Witch Hat Cupcakes

   The Witch is Dead … Cupcakes

   The Bride of Frankenstein Pops

   Tangerine Jack-o-lanterns

   Black bottom cupcakes with spider webs

And for fall … this is what I have made so far …

   Peanut butter & chocolate acorns

   Candy corn popcorn


Now I am off to the kitchen …



Sweet Acorns

Fall is my favorite time of year.  I enjoy cooler weather and the leaves changing color.  Today should be a lovely 88° and Thursday is expected to reach 100°!  This is October … isn’t it?  I am going to ignore the weather and pretend it’s cool.  I am in fall mode and the temperature is not going to spoil it!

Today I made acorns since I don’t have an oak tree.  These are sweet little acorns … not the kind that fall off trees.  But I suppose that’s obvious.

This is what you will need …

  • Nutter Butter Bites
  • Hershey Kisses (I used dark because I had leftovers from the witch hats)
  • Peanut butter chips (some melted, some not)

Set up an assembly line … unwrap the Kisses.  Melt about 1/4 cup of the peanut butter chips in the microwave (20 seconds, stir, 20 seconds, stir).  This will be your “glue”.  Put a little “glue” on the cookies and place the Kisses on the cookie …

After the “glue”has hardened … “glue” the remaining peanut butter chips on top of the cookies …

Congratulations … you just “grew” acorns!


What is your favorite season?  Today … because it’s fall … and I love it!  I have a little giveaway for someone to win.  Could you use some fall doilies … like the ones I used above?  I stocked up back in July and am very happy that I did.  I was at the same store two weeks ago and not a package was left.  I want to share some with one lucky winner.  Wouldn’t they be cute with a cupcake or muffin on top … or maybe used in a craft or scrapbook project?  The winner will receive 4 packs of doilies, like the ones below …

To enter … tell me what season is your favorite or just say “Hi”.  Leave a comment below … and don’t forget your email address (so that I may contact the winner).  The last day to enter is Monday, October 17, 2011, midnight.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced Tuesday, October 18, 2011.  One entry per person.

Giveaway is now over, sorry 😦
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