Posts tagged treats
Easy Adorable Halloween Treats
Brooke LOVES halloween. Her home is always filled with the cutest and spookiest decorations, and the costumes she comes up with for her kids always impress. Well this year she gifted me with the most adorable and simple way to make halloween treats! They will look like you spend hours searching pinterest for ideas and slaved away in the kitchen to make them. When really, all you have to do is stand in front of a microwave for a few seconds. These white chocolate skull suckers are such a fun and simple halloween activity/treat! 

I picture wrapping these suckers in cellophane and tying them with a cute ribbon. For the skeleton body, I'm going to poke the bones into a chocolate cake. There are so many adorable possibilities! All you have to do is purchase these inexpensive candy molds (amazon links below), and then melt some chocolate and pour it into the molds. It couldn't be easier! 

I've attached links below to the exact molds and candy melts we used. Candy melts work so much better than actual chocolate. You can just pop them into the microwave and melt them, instead of having to use a double boiler like regular chocolate. Also, they come in this gorgeous white color to make the bones look extra spooky. You could even add a few drops of red or green food coloring if you wanted your bones to be bloody or slimy. So much fun, and so easy. This was the perfect halloween treat to have my toddler help me create. 

Enjoy! Hope you have a spooky halloween!
Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Bites
Sometimes you are in the mood for a little something sweet. And I mean little literally. In order to keep our waistlines in check, we really should watch our portions, especially when it comes to desert. I know for me personally I often crave a sweet morsel after every meal in order to feel satisfied. Well these chocolate covered frozen banana bites are the perfect solution for that. They are much smaller than a huge icecream treat. You are satisfying that sweet tooth craving with fruit, but because its dipped in healthful dark chocolate and frozen, you can almost trick yourself into feeling like you are eating an ice-cream desert. All the good, none of the bad. 

3 ripe bananas 
12 ounce bag Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
chopped nuts (optional)

Chop your bananas into bite sized slices. Melt your wafers in a double boiler. Dip your bananas in the melted chocolate and place on a baking sheet. (Add chopped nuts such as peanuts, almonds, or cashews while still warm.) Freeze on baking sheet. Once the chocolate has hardened you can add them all into a zip lock back and keep in your freezer for a sweet treat whenever the craving hits. 

An easy guilt less treat that couldn't be easier. 

4th of July Recipe Round Up
Today I thought it would be fun to feature some of the amazing recipes I've seen floating around for the 4th of July. I think adding themed deserts or sides to your 4th of July celebrations makes everything feel so much more festive and memorable. Here are some fresh and very tasty ideas of how you can ramp up your food ideas for the fourth. 

American Flag Pie from The Winthrop Chronicles

Adorable 4th of July Popsicles from Stagetecture

Patriotic Fruit Salad from Whole and Heavenly Oven

Gorgeous Strawberry Blueberry Shortcakes from Whats Gaby Cooking

Oh so cute watermelon on a stick from Skinny Taste

Do you have any other fun Fourth of July recipes you enjoy? If so, we'd love to hear about them. Now that I've got the sweet side of life covered, its time to go find some grilling ideas! Happy 4th!