Candy! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…The number one candy holiday is fast approaching. Halloween has long since blown Valentine’s Day out of the water with sweets sales. 90 million pounds of chocolate are sold during this haunting week alone. $1.9 billion is spent on Halloween candy each year! I think it’s safe to say that there are other out there that love candy as much as I do. How about some DIY candy this year? Not for the Trick or Treaters but for you and yours. Learn how to make rock candy with this fun tutorial from Jumble Joy.
Rock candy is delicious and a fun science experiments you can do with your kiddos. You need wooden skewers, water, sugar, clothespins, and mason jars. Food coloring makes it look especially tasty too. I have everything I need to make these except the clothes pins. Boo. So close! Looking for some fun statistics on Halloween? Did you know that there will be 41.1 million trick or treaters this year? Or that Halloween is the 6th most popular Hallmark holiday? Lean more about this ghoulish holiday here.
Yum! I love candy corn. It is one of the best things about Halloween. Hooray for seasonal candy. I’d have cavities if it was available all the year long. (I have enough trouble with sugary goodness as it is.) I was also love fudge. That’s available all year long but I tend to think of it as a holiday treat too. (Christmas is coming!) This video from About.com shows how to make delicous candy corm fudge using just 4 ingredients and a microwave. And in just minutes!
To make this extremely delicious (and rich) treat you will need 1 can of white frosting, 2 cups of white chocolate chips, yellow and orange food coloring, and ½ cup of candy corn. Again, yum! Sugar, sugar, sugar!
Here are some other fudge recipes you should hang onto come holiday season. Thanks Buzzfeed for the delicious roundup. Two thumbs way way up for the almond joy fudge. The salted caramel looks tasty too.
When I think of apple dumplings, I think of the Disney movie “The Apple Dumpling Gang”. The one with Don Knotts. I don’t really remember the movie. I remember it being a western comedy but not much else. Admittedly, I have never eaten apple dumplings before. Before today, I didn’t even know what apple dumplings were. Now that I do, I want some. They look delicious and as though they will be a delicious fall dessert. If you are on a diet do not open this post. Don’t do it.
OK you did it. You decided to stretch out your waistband and make this yummy treats. Now that you have, you can skip past all the knife advertisement and get to the good stuff. Apples, Pillsbury dough, cinnamon and lots and lots of sugar, brown sugar, and butter. Mmmmm good stuff. I suggest you start at the end for the recipe, then go back and watch her make it. Here are some other tasty dumpling recipes. Let’s try them all.
What is your favorite dessert? Pie? Cookies? Ice cream? Cake? All good choices. If you picked cake, you’re not alone. There are so many tasty recipes out there and this one is one of the better ones! Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with this homemade pound cake recipe featured at Little Things. This is a ‘butter cake’ and anything with the word butter in the title has to be amazing.
The secret to this cake is how you mix the ingredients. A bit on the more time consuming side but the end result will be so tasty. I think I can spare the extra time. Can’t you? Country Living has a list of 56 homemade cake recipes that are to die for. Your waistband will be begging for mercy. The lemon-coconut with mascarpone frosting looks like a sure fire winner. I have my eye on the crepe cake too. Lol.
I wish I was in the mood for a Frosty from Wendy’s. It is soooo cold out today. It’s all of 55 degrees. Brrr. I know that’s not winter winter cold but when summer suddenly leaves, it feels freezing! I’m going to have to bookmark this delicious 3-ingredient delight for the next warm day (or for when I adjust to the weather).
Brandi Milloy, with PopSugar Food, has the best video showing how easy a DIY Frosty really is. You need half a gallon of chocolate milk, a tub of Cool Whip, and a can of sweetened condensed milk. Mix it up and throw it in an ice cream maker for a few minutes. Voila! The most rich and creamy copycat recipe out there. Yum. Here are some other copycat recipes for your tastebud’s enjoyment. It’s cheaper to eat in and just as fun when you can eat the same dishes.
Here is a question that has America divided. No, it isn’t political but people are just as passionate about it. Cake or pie? Which side of the fence are you on? I am mostly bi-partisan, occasionally leaning heavier toward the cake side. Lol. For those pie lovers, full and part time, this roundup from Diply is for you! It has 12 ways you can jazz up your crusts, taking them to an all time professional level. Baking win!
I’ve done number 4 before, with a spoon and a fork but the rest are all new to me. I’ve always wanted to do a lattice top but my attempts have failed spectacularly. Maybe things will be different this time around. These look so complicated! My guests would sure be in awe if I could pull any of these off! I think will try one when I make this pie next. It’s my go-to. You can never go wrong with apple.
Cake batter. Fabulous. Cheesecake. Wonderful. Mini cake batter cheesecakes. Wonderful beyond belief! This recipe from Jumble Joy is going to make your mouth water and your tummy growl. I know that mine is! I am so excited to feature this recipe here today! You will be so glad that I did too!
You need a cupcake tin and all the regular cheesecake makings and a box of vanilla cake mix to get this treat started. Cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla, and sprinkles. (I love sprinkles!) These cheesecake bites even have graham cracker and walnut crusts. I need to make these for my next party. Maybe a tea?
Yum Goggle has a roundup of 80 cheesecake recipes that you must see (and try!). 80?! Say goodbye to waste lines! I think I’ll try the cinnamon chip cheesecake dessert first! Or Maybe the no-bake raspberry white chocolate cream cheese parfait cheesecake.
Deb from Cookies Cupcakes And Cardio has the most delicious video and I am so excited to feature it here today. Ok, so the video isn’t ‘delicious’ but the rainbow leopard cake sure is! This would be the highlight of any party and I hope that I get around to making it someday! I absolutly must make it someday!
Making a colorful cake is nowhere near as hard as you think! If you have food coloring and cake pans you are already half way there. You need piping bags too. I have always been afraid to try something like this but after watching this tutorial I’m not as intimidated. Fun looking cakes are just so much tastier to eat! I know that’s not true but it seems like it sometimes. Lol.
Need more help making this leopard cake? Check out Cookies Cupcakes And Cardio’s blog (here) for more detailed written instructions…
I think I just ate my willpower! Donuts are one of my favorite sugary treats. Who isn’t a fan of a breakfast donuts and coffee? Happiness is anything deep fried or baked and this recipe from the One Pot Chef is no exception. Pure happiness. Let’s learn how to make delicious blueberry donuts in the oven in just minutes. Yes please!
I love the idea of baking donuts. Using the oven instead of the fryer is so much healthier. Grease and oil be gone! These tasty treats are sure to impress, homemade and healthy. I’m going to have to invest in a donut pan straight away.
My life is better off because of this tasty video but my waistline probably isn’t. (They aren’t unhealthy but they aren’t healthy healthy.) Looking for a slightly healthier donut? These 29 healthier alternatives from Greatist might be just the thing for you.
Do you know what ‘depression recipes’ are? In hard times, like the great depression, families had to stretch what they had and they learned to do so in the most creative of ways. Especially in the kitchen. Around this time things like Spam and Ritz crackers were developed. See? Creative. One of my favorite recipes is a chocolate cake that you can make without and eggs, butter, or milk. I thought that was as easy as it gets for cake but I was wrong. This YouTube video shows how to make a cake with only 2 ingredients. I’m impressed!
This cake requires 3 eggs and 3 chocolate bars. I think even the most novice of bakers could make this! From what I’ve read from people who have tried this, the batter must be mixed thoroughly or the consistency of the cake will be all wrong. Especially the merang! Looking for more simple recipes? Here are 21 classic recipes from around the depression era that are creative, simple, and delicious.