Be Square On Your Birthday: 3 Sweet Bar Recipes!

Being square isn’t always a bad thing. We think these three square treats are perfect for your next birthday bash. They are pretty simple to make, pretty tasty, and well very pretty to look at!

Birthday Cake Fudge – Can you say decadence? The richness of fudge might make it not ideal most of the year… but come on it’s your birthday, live a little! This recipe comes from Make Bake Celebrate, a wonderful baking blog worth checking out.

Birthday Cake Fudge – Image & Recipe from Make Bake Celebrate

Birthday Cake Marshmallows – How adorable are these fluffy squares of sweetness? This recipe comes from Spicy Icecream, and is not too tricky! Definitely worth a try.

Birthday Cake Marshmallows – Image & Recipe from Spicy Icecream

Birthday Cake 7 Layer Bars – can’t decide on just one sweet indulgence? No problem go with a seven layer bar! This awesome recipe by The Domestic Rebel combines Funfetti cake, chocolate chips, marshmallow, cupcake bites, and two kinds of oreos!

Birthday Cake 7 Layer Bars

What is your favorite bar shaped sweet treat?

Enhanced by Zemanta

Super Simple & Festive Confetti Snack Ideas

Are you looking for some quick recipes and ideas for your next party that will impress kids and parents alike? Today we’ve got three perfectly festive and perfectly simple ideas for your next event!

Marshmallow Pops – This recipe comes from Kids Kubby and is so simple. All you need are marshmallows, white and dark chocolate or peanut butter, and your favorite toppings (think sprinkles, coconut flakes, nuts, crushed candy bars, mini M&M’s). You could make a few example pops and then set up a station to let your guests create their own!

Marhsmallow Fun Pops – Image/Recipe from Kids Kubby.

Confetti Pretzels – These adorable pretzel sticks come from the blog Freckleberry Finds! They are so simple to make, all you need is chocolate, pretzel sticks, and sprinkles! We love this recipe too because it could be easily adapted to fit different dietary needs (sub normal pretzels for Glutino gluten free pretzel sticks if you need to make them gluten free).

Confetti Pretzels – Image & recipe from Freckleberry Finds!

White Chocolate Confetti Popcorn – how gorgeous is this popcorn? This simple recipe comes from the The Glitter Guide, and only requires chocolate, canola oil, popcorn, and sprinkles! Are you noticing our sprinkle and chocolate trend here? Who doesn’t love chocolate and sprinkles?
Looking to jazz up popcorn even more? You could experiment with different colored chocolates!

White Chocolate Confetti Popcorn – Image from Tumblr, recipe from The Glitter Guide.

What foods have you funfettied (covered in sprinkles and chocolate)?

Enhanced by Zemanta

Election Day Treats!

Happy Election Day everybody! This is just a reminder that no matter who you support, you should GET OUT & VOTE! Today we have a collection of three easy recipes you can whip up to share with friends and family as you watch the election results roll in! Enjoy!

Red, White, & Blue Rice Krispy Treats – This recipe and tutorial from Lil’ Luna is super simple and really adorable. You could apply the same technique to achieve any color combination for another party! All you need is food coloring, Rice Krispy Cereal, Marshmallows (you could substitute vegan ones), and Margarine or Butter.

Red, White & Blue Cookies – From All Recipes/Southern Living. These chewy cookies are easy to make and even easier to eat! Whip up a batch today!

Red, White & Blue Pretzel Sticks – This recipe comes from Martha Stewart! A perfect combination of salty and sweet. You could do any color combination to fit your party’s decor!

Are you having an election watch party? Or is it your birthday today? Does that change how you celebrate?

Enhanced by Zemanta

3 S’more Remix Recipes

Today we’ve got three remixed recipes to share from 3 other great food blogs! These recipes take the traditional s’more in a whole new direction that would make great party treats!

S’more Pretzel Bites – This recipe from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen combines the salty goodness of pretzels with the sweet richness of chocolate and marshmallows! We suggest boosting the nutritional value of these treats by using Newman’s Own Organic Protein Pretzels!

S’mores Dip – Dip your graham crackers into this tasty dip (made from only 3 ingredients) shared by Megan on her blog What Megan’s Cooking.

Golden Graham S’mores Bars – This sweet little treat comes from the awesome food blog Macaroni and Cheesecake. With only 5 ingredients and 135 calories per serving you can snack happy!

Which remix is your favorite?

Enhanced by Zemanta

Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats

Cake batter flavored anything is amazing. Cookies, cakes, ice cream… and on the fantastic blog Gimme Some Oven, Ali has created a recipe for Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats! This recipe and picture come from her blog, but we recommend you read her tips for rice crispy treat perfection (Psst.. her latest post is for cake batter no bake cheesecakes!).

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag of mini-marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup yellow cake mix (the dry cake mix, not prepared into a batter!)
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 (1.75 oz.) container of sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows.
  2. Stir the marshmallows until they begin to melt, adding in (dry) cake mix one spoonful at a time to combine.
  3. Stir in the cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture.
  4. Add half of the sprinkles and mix to combine.
  5. Press the mixture into a baking dish (any size will do) and then top with remaining sprinkles.
  6. Let your rice crispy treats sit for about 30 minutes before cutting.

What’s your favorite Cake Batter flavored dessert?

Enhanced by Zemanta