Thursday, February 10, 2022

Cupid Chow

This year I made a super easy Valentine's Day treat, cupid chow! Puppy chow is ALWAYS one of my favorite treats and I usually make it in the summer. All you need is a cup or two of red and pink m&ms and you have a festive Vday dessert! Below is the recipe I use. I like my puppy chow with extra peanut butter and chocolate and big chunks (IMO the best part!). The trick is to let the peanut butter/chocolate mixture cool awhile before putting it on the cereal, then letting it sit before adding the powdered sugar.


1/2 cup butter

1 cup butter

1 box (12.5 oz) Crispex or 6 oz. rice Chex and 6 oz. corn Chex

12 oz. chocolate chips

3 cups powdered sugar

1-2 cups Valentine's m&ms


Melt on stove, carefully stir in cereal until fully coated.

Shake with 3 cups powdered sugar

Mix in m&ms



Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Super Bowl Spreads

With Super Bowl LVI just around the corner, I wanted to share a few ideas if you are hosting or attending a Super Bowl party! For a few years in a row I made chocolate covered strawberry footballs. They are always a hit and very easy. Also you can make any dessert in the shape of a football if you have a football cookie cutter. I've done cookies and brownies and both were quite easy. Last year I made the snack spread with the football cheeseball as the feature! Below is the recipe. 

Football Cheeseball

2 eight ounce blocks cream cheese (room temperature)
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 cup grated Parmesan
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 slice mozzarella cheese (for details)

Combine cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, parsley, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving platter and form into a football shape. Lay pepperoni on top and top with mozzarella "laces". 

For this year I made some football cookies and tried some new cookies to look like the field, goal posts, and crowd. I love how they turned out! I didn't even use royal icing for these, I just used regular buttercream and they are delicious! I also dyed some coconut green to look like grass or turf and used some Valentine X and O gummies to show some plays. I used colored m&ms for the outside and it was SO easy to put it together. I don't really care who wins, but of course you could write whatever you want. I just used pre-made letter cookies from Trader Joes!


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Valentine's Day Treats

 Valentine's Day Breakfast Boards:

Valentine's Day Treat Board:

Valentine's Cookies

Strawberry Hot Chocolate

Heart Cinnamon Rolls

Covered Strawberry Brownie Cake

Happy February! Sharing lots of Valentine's Day inspo today! The boards are all from last year and the other treats are a combination from over the years including strawberry hot chocolate, brookies (brownie cookies), whoopie pies, brownie sandwiches, love bugs (chocolate covered Oreo cookies), and a chocolate covered strawberry brownie cake. Can you tell I love making Valentine's Day treats? 
Happy month of love!