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Holiday Rice Krispies Pops!

It's "Tips Tuesday"! So today we're sharing an easy tutorial for you and the little ones to enjoy this holiday season. My children recently had a fun and festive Christmas party with a few of their friends, and we'll be sharing the full recap with you soon. One of the desserts we served, that the kids and their parents absolutely loved, was rice krispies pops. Since I was busy getting the activities and other details for the party together, I knew I needed the dessert process to be quick and easy, and it was just that! ricekrispiespops

Here are the easy instructions for these delicious holiday treats...

What you will need:

  • Rice Krispies Treats (purchased from the grocery store or you can make your own)
  • Red Candy Melts
  • Sprinkles
  • Red and Green Paper Straws
  • Knife
  • Cup or collander

7 Easy Steps:

  • Unwrap your rice krispies treats or if you plan to make them yourself, set out the finished squares on parchment paper.
  • Stick a paper straw in the center of each treat, and push  2/3 of the way towards the top of the treat.
  • Place sprinkles in a bowl and set aside.
  • Take 10 or 12 candy melts (depending on how many pops you to intend to make) and place them in a bowl. Heat in the microwave on 30-60 seconds.
  • Use a knife to spread a 1 - 1 1/2 inch layer of candy melts to cover the top, front, back and sides of the treat. The treat should look like it has a rectangular shape on the top, as shown in the photo above.
  • Sprinkle the sprinkles on top of the candy melt layer.
  • Place in a cup or collander to dry for 5 minutes. Repeat steps 5 and 7 until all your pops are done.

It doesn't get easier than that, and I can assure you this is one tasty treat! We hope you enjoy!

Share with us your favorite holiday treats in the discussion section of this post.

Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

 

 

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It's Time to Give Thanks!

Happy Monday! In just a couple days, one of my favorite holidays will be here...THANKSGIVING! While I'm anxiously looking forward to all the yummy food I get to feast on (yes, my pregnancy cravings are in full swing), I'm even more excited to share the special day with family. Another thing I love about Thanksgiving is taking part in one of my family's Thanksgiving traditions, where we join in a circle prior to our meal and one by one each family member shares some things they are most thankful for. This tradition is such a great way to reflect on all the good that has happened during the course of the year (big or small), and it allows us to celebrate each other. Today, I'd like to share some of my family's favorite Thanksgiving recipes, as well as some printables and other items that inspired us for this upcoming Turkey Day: MY FAMILY'S RECIPES

cornpuddingCorn Pudding

  • 1 Can of whole kernel corn
  • 1 Can of cream style corn
  • ¼ cup of flour
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ¾ cup of carnation milk
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla
  • Dash of salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients above.  Then fold into a casserole dish that has been sprayed with Pam.  Sprinkle the top with cinnamon. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

(Photo Credit: Big Oven)

coconut pieDeep Dish Coconut Pie

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup of carnation milk
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla

Mix sugar, flour and butter together until creamy. Then beat in eggs. Next, add milk, coconut and vanilla. Fold into deep dish pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour

(Photo Credit: Taste of Home)

Sweet potato pieSweet Potato Pie

  • 2 good sized sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 egg yokes
  • 2 egg whites beaten separately
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 1 cup of carnation milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

 Boil sweet potatoes until done, peel and mash. Mix sugar and butter together until creamy. Add egg yolks and beat. Next, beat in mashed sweet potatoes and milk. Then, beat egg whites until fluffy and stir into mixtures. Add vanilla and lemon extract. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (until brown and set)

(Photo Credit: NC Sweet Potatoes)

 THANKSGIVING PLANNING

Turkey Napkin | Martha Stewartthanks3

Table Decor | Martha Stewart table

Activities for the Kids | I Should Be Mopping The Floorthanks7

Menu Planner | Grin and Bake Itthanks6

Kids Table | Spaceships and Laserbeamsthanks5 

Printables | HWTMthanks8

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we'd like to thank all of our clients (past, current and prospective), colleagues, blog readers, social media followers, family, friends and supporters for traveling on this sensational journey with us this year! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sensationally Yours,

Shalyce

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