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)?

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Don’t Forget Your Pets This Holiday Season: DIY Pet Treats & Sweets

Birthdays and holidays usually revolve around people. But our canine and feline friends are also an important and special part of our lives and memories. So while your making plans, buying gifts, and baking goodies this holiday season don’t forget to share the love with your pet! Today we’ve got a few recipes for our favorite dog and cat treats that you can bake with love & simple ingredients at home. Enjoy, we know your pets will!

Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats – this recipe from All Recipes is a delicious way to let your pet enjoy the flavors of the season. And what dog doesn’t love peanut butter?

Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats from All Recipes

Apple Cheddar Dog Biscuits – the perfect blend of sweet and savory! This tasty (for dogs that is) recipe comes from Martha Steward and is sure to have your pooch begging for more.

Apple Cheddar Dog Biscuits from Martha Stewart

Chewy Cat Treats – This beautifully written post and recipe comes from the delightful blog Joy The Baker. She whipped up a batch of these special treats to celebrate 2 years with her adorable feline friend. Check out the recipe if there is a special cat in your life!

Chewy Cat Treats from Joy The Baker

Have you ever thrown a “party” or whipped up something special for the family pet? Do you include them in holiday celebrations? If you try out a recipe let us know what your pet thinks!

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Easy Party Recipes: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi Rolls!

This delicious and adorable peanut butter and jelly recipe comes from All Recipes, and takes a mere 5 minutes to whip up. It’s perfect for parties, or would even be cute for packing in your kid’s lunchbox!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi Rolls – Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp of your favorite peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp of your favorite jam, jelly, or preserves
  • 2 slices of bread (we love whole wheat or white-wheat for this recipe!)

Directions:

  1. Remove the crusts from bread (save for breadcrumbs in another recipe). With a rolling pin or large soup can, completely flatten bread.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of fruit spread on each slice of bread.
  3. Roll each slice into a tight spiral. Cut each spiral into 4 pieces.

There are so many fun ways to change this recipe up. Some ideas include:

  • Swap peanut butter for almond butter or Nutella
  • Use sprinkles or granola to give the illusion of “roe” on top of the sushi
  • If using Nutella, swap fruit spread for coconut flakes, marshmallow spread, or thinly sliced bananas!

What would be your ideal sandwich sushi combo?

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Easy Party Recipes: Apple Sandwiches with Granola & Peanut Butter

Today we wanted to share an adorable and easy recipe that is sure to please party-goers of all ages. The recipe comes from Whole Foods and manages to pack in a good bit of protein, fruit while leaving your sweet tooth satisfied. We’ve been obsessed with fresh peanut and almond butter lately and have got some ideas for how to customize the ingredients to suit your unique taste buds.

Apple Sandwiches with Granola & Peanut Butter Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 Small apples, cored and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • 1 Tsp. lemon juice (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. peanut or almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp. granola

Directions:

  1. Brush the apples slices with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown (if you aren’t eating them right away).
  2. Spread one side of half of the apple slices with peanut or almond butter then sprinkle with chocolate chips and granola.
  3. Top with remaining apple slices, pressing down gently to make the sandwiches.

Variations:

  • Consider using dried fruit in place of chocolate chips
  • Use an interesting granola like Nature’s Path Pumpkin Granola
  • Substitute granola for crumbled graham crackers
  • Swap Nutella for the almond or peanut butter

What ideas do you have for changing up the ingredients?

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