Homemade Creme-Filled Eggs Recipe

Here’s a recipe that will save you money during Easter.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sweet unsalted butter (softened)2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 cups white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow food coloring
  • 1 pound semi-sweet chocolate
Directions:
    1. Combine butter, salt and vanilla in a bowl.
    2. Beat content in the bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy
    3. Add the condensed milk and continue to mix together.
    4. Then slowly add the sugar 1 cup at a time.
    5. After mixture has become quite stiff, place on a counter with sugar sprinkled on surface.
    6. Knead the mixture for 5-10 minutes until it becomes smooth.
    7. Roughly take 1/4 of the mixture, add yellow food colouring and then continue to knead. coloring to it and knead it in.
    8. Once the food colouring is evenly distributed, divide into 20 small balls.
    9. Divide the white dough into about 20 larger, egg shape pieces.
    10. Press into the center of each and place one of the yellow balls into the white mixture.
    11. Gently work the white filling around the yellow ball, covering it completely.
    12. Gently shape each piece into an oval and put aside.
    13. Place the chocolate melts in the microwave for 15 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
    14. Finally, take a fork to dunk each egg into the chocolate to coat it completely and then place on wax paper.

*Note:  The eggs should be kept in the fridge until served.

Peeps (Marshmallow Chicks) Recipe

Here’s a recipe so you can make these yummy treats at home. It’s so easy to do but beware, it can get messy.

What You Will Need:

  • 3 cups sugar
  • Yellow food colouring
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 13 x 9inch baking pan
  • 1 package of unflavored gelatin

What You Will Need to do:

1.    Pour 2 cups of sugar into a plastic bag. Add a few drops of yellow food colouring to the sugar. Massage the contents in the bag together, while adding extra food colouring, if necessary.  Using a plastic bag seems to be the easiest way to mix these ingredients together well.

2.   Combine the gelatin and 5 tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl and stir. After the contents of the bowl are completely mixed.

3.    Line a 13 x 9inch baking pan with plastic wrap, oil and then dust the bottom and sides with some of the sugar mixture you made in step 1.

4.   Next, mix 1 cup of sugar and 4 tablespoons of cold water into a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil.  I can’t stress the slowly part enough as it’s so easy to burn the sugar.

5.    After, remove the pan from the heat and add the gelatin to the contents in the saucepan.  Stir the gelatin into the saucepan slowly to avoid lumps.

6. Once the gelatin is just warm, pour the contents in the saucepan into a bowl and then use an electric mixer to mix.  When the contents have become a whitish colour, add the vanilla, 3-5 drops of the food colouring and continuing mixing until the candy is stiff.

7.    Pour the mixture into the prepared, plastic wrap pan.  Even out the top and then sprinkle the sugar mixture that you made in step 1 over the mixture. Let the pan stand at room temperature until dry.  Don’t be surprised if this takes a couple of hours.

8.    When ready to cut, place contents of the pan onto a cutting board.

9.  Now take either a chick or bunny cookie cutter and cut out your Peeps.

10.    Melt roughly 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips in the microwave and then use a toothpick to make eyes for your Peeps.

 

Pumpkin Pie Shake Recipe

 

Here is a mouthwatering shake idea that isn’t loaded with all the extra unnecessary items.
What You Will Need:
– 2 cups of softened vanilla ice cream
– 1 cup of milk
– 2/3 cup of canned pumpkin
– 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
– 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
– thawed whipped topping
What You Will Need to do:
In your blender, combine all the ingredients (except for the whipped topping) together and mix until completely smooth. Pour into a glass, place desired amount of whipped topping on top and enjoy!

 

Red Velvet Brownies Recipe

 

Are you like a lot of people out there who enjoy red velvet cupcakes? If so, try this delicious brownie recipe.
What You Will Need:
– 1 bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
– 3/4 cup butter
– 2 cups sugar
– 4 large eggs
– 1 1/2 cups flour
– 1oz red liquid food colouring
– 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/8 tsp salt
– cream cheese frosting
What You Will Need to do:
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
2. Line a bottom and sides of a 9” square pan with aluminum foil and then lightly grease the foil.
3. Microwave chocolate and butter in a bowl for about 2 minutes or until melted and smooth however, stir in 30-second intervals.
4. Whisk in sugar and eggs to butter mixture. Followed by slowly stirring in the rest of the ingredients (except for the frosting) together.
5. Once everything is blended well, pour into the pan and back for 45 minutes, test with a toothpick like usual.
6. Let cool down, spread cream cheese frosting on top and enjoy!

 

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

 

 

Save some money by making your own peanut butter cups and I also think these taste better too!

 

What You Will Need:

–   1 cup creamy peanut butter

–   4 ½ tsp butter

–   1/2 cup sugar

–   1/2 tsp salt

–   2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

–   3/4 cup of milk chocolate, coarsely chopped

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup of peanut butter, butter, sugar and salt together until smooth.

2.   In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips, milk chocolate and remaining peanut butter together until smooth.  I usually melt in 30 second intervals, stir and then repeat until melted.

3.   Drop tsps of chocolate mixture into small paper muffin cups.  Top each with a tsp of peanut butter mixture, top with another tsp of chocolate mixture.

4.    Refrigerate until set.  Store in an airtight container.

 

Enjoy

 

Perfect Valentine’s Day Drink

Chocolate Martini

Ingredients: 

2 shots Godiva Caramel Milk Chocolate Liquer
(or substitue any chocolate liquer)
1 shot Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 shot Creme de Cacao
2 shots half and half 1 shot quality vodka

1. Fill a martini shaker half full of ice.
2. Add all of the ingredients to the shaker.
3. Shake vigorously.
4. Pour into a chilled martini glass.
5. You can garnish with a small chocolate candy such a Hershey’s kiss.

Worms in Dirt Treat Recipe

This is a treat loved by all.  It is so easy to make and can be made by birthday parties, classroom treats and everything in between.

What You Will Need:

–   1 package of Oreo cookies (16 oz pack)

–   2 cups of milk

–   8 oz of Cool Whip

–   1 package of chocolate instant pudding

–   Clear cups or bowels (I use plastic cups to prevent breakage and
things to go missing)

–   Gummy worms

What You Will Need to Do:

1.   Place Oreo cookies into a Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin.

2.   Pour cold milk into a bowl, add pudding mix and beat like you’d normally do when making pudding.  Let the contents of the bowl stand for 5 minutes.

3.   Now stir in whipped topping and 1/2 of the crushed Oreo cookies.

4.   Depending on how much you want to serve in each cup (I usually make about 6 with this recipe), place 1 Tbsp of the crushed cookies and one gummy worm into the bottom of each cup.

5.   Next, fill cups about ¾ of the way with the pudding and then sprinkle more crushed cookies on top.

6.   Finally, place in the fridge like you would normally do with pudding.  Right before serving, place a few more gummy worms.

Valentine Treat Idea ~ Chocolate Cups

Hmmm beautiful idea!  I’m just disappointed that I haven’t come across this before.

submitted by: Bright Ideas

ingredients and directions:

  • 1 3/4 cups DOVE® Brand Dark Chocolate
  • 2 cups M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies
  • 15 full size aluminum cupcake liners with paper liner removed
  • Yield: Makes 15 cups.
  • Prep Time: 40 min.

1. Place the dark chocolate in a bowl and set over simmering water for 2 minutes, or until half the chocolate melts. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir the chocolate until it melts completely. Liberally brush the insides of the aluminum cupcake liners with chocolate. Put the cups on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

2. Replace the bowl of chocolate over the pot of simmering water for about 1 minute. Again, liberally brush the cups with the chocolate and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

3. Gently pull the aluminum liners away from the chocolate cup and place the chocolate cups in the refrigerator until ready to use.

4. When ready to use, fill the chocolate cups with M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies.

Thank you so much Bright Ideas for this fabulous idea!

Frozen Grasshopper Squares Dessert Recipe

Here’s another cool treat for a hot summer day that I found on the Kraft website:

Frozen Grasshopper Squares recipe

What You’ll Need:

28 Oreo Cookies, divided

1 tub (1.62 L) chocolate chip-mint ice cream, softened

3 cups thawed Cool Whip Light Whipped Topping

1 square Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate, grated

what you’ll need to do:

LINE 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Crush 20 cookies; sprinkle onto bottom of prepared pan.

SPREAD ice cream over crumbs in pan; top with Cool Whip and grated chocolate.

FREEZE 3 hours. Remove from freezer 15 min. before serving. Let stand at room temperature to soften slightly. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting into squares. Cut remaining cookies in half; use to garnish dessert squares.

Rose Cupcakes Recipe

Valentine's Day Rose Cupcakes

 

I love these beautiful rose cupcakes that I found at the Spoonful website which I think would be enjoyed about any valentine!

 

Click HERE to get the instructions to do it yourself.

 

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