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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mint Chocolate Magic Bars

I love a good 7 Layer Magic Bar! The flavors and textures- the sweet and salty - the coconut and candy! It's all amazing! And it was even MORE amazing when I made them with Mint Chocolate Candies! Whoa! These Mint Chocolate Magic Bars might not be the prettiest desserts, but they sure were delicious!

They have a graham cracker base, some oats, coconut and four different types of chocolate and peppermint candies! I've died and gone to heaven with extra stretchy yoga pants!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hershey's Bark Bell Brownies

Ok, we are in the home stretch to Christmas now. It's time to go shopping, wrap those presents, have a few holiday drinks with friends, and get the baking done. I've shared a lot of cookies, cake pops, treats, and desserts with you and now it's down to crunch time. 

I know you're busy with about ten thousand and one things to do this weekend, so here's an easy Brownie idea with Hershey's Bark Bell Candy. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Two Cup Tuesday No.102

I am happy to report that 99% of my shopping is complete! I've started wrapping things that I've got and I've got my boxes ready to be sent to family members. My Christmas cards are in the mail and I haven't had one breakdown yet! I'm feeling good about Christmas approaching in 10 days. My kiddo is so excited for Christmas. She is already concerned about not being able to go to sleep on the 24th. Oh the worries of an 8 year old! :)

This week on Dieter's Downfall, I'm sharing this Nutmeg Spice Cake with Rum Buttercream and Cinnamon Toffee with Cocoa Nibs. It's easy to make, makes a huge impression, and tastes wonderful!

This week I'm sharing some EXTRA posts because there were just so many great ones to choose from.

Cranberry and Pistachio Holiday Sugar Cookies

Cranberry and Pistachio Holiday Sugar Cookies - Perfect for my midday coffee break.

It's time again for the Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap! This is my second year participating and I was thrilled to be able to send my recipients some of these Cranberry and Pistachio Holiday Sugar Cookies that I made for Dixie Crystals

These cookies are perfect for taking a midday break from shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, and telling the kids to clean up for the 10th time! Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and relax for a 15 minute Mommy Time-out!

Or have a girlfriend over to catch up with, laugh, and enjoy a grown up sugar cookie with. No sprinkles or tons of sugar glaze, just the sweet flavor of the cranberries and the pistachios to savor.

Yummy Sugar Cookies with Cranberries and Pistachios are a great way to enjoy a childhood favorite in an adult way.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cardinal Cake Pop Tutorial and Bakerella Giveaway

Fat little Winter Cardinal Cake Pops sitting on a bed of snow. Learn how to make them!

Winter sucks. There, I've said it. Winter just sucks the big one! I hate it. I would be happy living on a tropical island where 65 is considered cold. I bet the little animals would love it as well. I miss all the little birds that come to my yard every spring and summer, so I decided to make some Winter Cardinal Cake Pops to cheer me up. 

Don't they just look so happy and cheerful just waiting for the spring to come back and warm up again?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Candy Cane Kisses Brownies

Easy Holiday Brownies just for you! Stuff them with Candy Cane Kisses and top them with M&Ms. Perfect!

Oh my, this is the easiest Holiday Brownie you can make. It's quick and easy and the added candy cane kisses were the perfect addition. 

It's so easy to take brownies and transform them into so many different treats. Adding so many different candies and fillings can take the humble brownie to new levels.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Merry {Cran}Berry Waffles

Sweet and Tart Cranberry Waffles are a seasonal favorite. Make up a big batch!

Are you looking for something easy, delicious and wonderful for Christmas breakfast? Look no further than these Cranberry Waffles with Cranberry Maple Syrup! They were so good. The slightly tart flavor in combination with the waffles and sweet syrup was just a wonderful combination. Pair it with some bacon or sausage, a hot cup of coffee and some laughter... and you're set!
Cranberry Waffles slathered with butter and a nice helping of Cranberry Maple Syrup.

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