Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies

These Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies will disappear in a hurry when  you make them.  Kids of all ages can’t resist a fun holiday treat on a colored stick.

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies - these fun chocolate covered bunnies are a fun Easter treat for kids to help make

 I am seriously addicted to my jar of candy googly eyes.

I know!  It’s the oddest thing to be in love with.  But those eyes just crack me up!!!  I can’t stop thinking of cute ways to use them for each holiday.  That $5 jar of candy eyes was the best purchase I have ever made.   [Read more...]

Oreo Coconut Cream Truffles

These little Oreo Coconut Cream Truffles start with a mini Oreo cookie that has been filled with a homemade coconut cream filling.  A quick dip in chocolate seals all the goodness inside an easy to eat truffle.  They are the perfect little Easter treat.

Oreo Coconut Cream Truffles - these homemade coconut cream truffles are seriously amazing!!

Right now I cannot get enough coconut.   I am normally obsessed with coconut any time of year, but the past few weeks I have gone completely bonkers for the stuff.

Good for me…not so good for my family.  You see, I am really the only one that loves the white stuff.  My hubby likes it too, but he likes the fresh stuff from the actual coconut.  I go for the already shredded stuff in a bag from the store.  Yes, I’m the lazy one in the family.  Or the smartest…because I get to eat coconut faster than he does.  I can be munching on the sweet stuff, and he is still outside with a hammer trying to get through the shell.    [Read more...]

Strawberry 3 Musketeers Fudge

This easy 2 ingredient fudge gets a fun twist from the Strawberry 3 Musketeers candy bars on top.  Who can resist a fun pink fudge that tastes amazing too?  It is the perfect treat to celebrate Valentine’s Day with…or just a random Wednesday, if that’s how you feel.

Strawberry 3 Musketeers Fudge - 3 Musketeers candy bars add a fun twist to this easy strawberry fudge

 Why is it that the entire world seems to slow down when you are falling through the air?  And let’s clarify that I don’t mean the love kind of falling…

I only wonder that because yesterday was that day for me.   Let’s just say that pink converse shoes with no tread are not a good idea on ice and snow, no matter how cute you think you look in them.   Just words of wisdom from my bruised self to you.  Take it or leave it, but seriously don’t wear them.     Thank goodness for yummy strawberry fudge waiting at home for me to soothe my bruised body and ego with. [Read more...]

Candy Cane Cookie Dough Truffles

These easy, no bake Candy Cane Cookie Dough Truffles are a simple, yet impressive treat to put on your holiday cookie trays…or to stash in your freezer for when you need a chocolate fix.

Candy Cane Cookie Dough Truffles from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - easy no bake cookie dough truffles with candy cane pieces and dipped in chocolate

 Where has this month gone?

Is anyone else in shock that Christmas is exactly one week away?  I still have presents to buy, cookies to bake, cards to make, and of course I want to enjoy every crazy minute of the holidays.  You would think that since I bake so many things all the time, that I would be ready with trays of treats.  Not the case!  You see peppermint treats started being made here in my house in October.  Yes, I know that’s when everyone else started baking pumpkin.  But the life of a food blogger is much like a magazine.  You see they start prepping those magazines in July, just so they are ready for December.   [Read more...]

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

How does two layers of fudge swirled with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups sound to you?  Delicious, right?  Go ahead and add this White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudge to your holiday baking list.  I promise you will not regret it.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudge from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - peanut butter and white chocolate fudge layered with peanut butter cups

 How does starting out the week with lots of holiday goodies sound to you?  Today is going to be such a “sweet” day.

I am excited to be joining with some awesome blog friends again to bring you another round of holiday baking fun.   We all had so much fun baking with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey’s Kisses Chocolates in the past few weeks.  Are you ready for round two?  Go ahead and get out the stretchy pants…there are some delicious looking recipes that you definitely need to try.    [Read more...]

Reindeer Snack Cakes

These Reindeer Snack Cakes are an easy and fun treat for any and all holiday parties.

Reindeer Snack Cakes | Inside BruCrew Life

I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a fun holiday treat this year.

Reindeer inspired treats have been following me everywhere I go…on pinterest, magazines, and TV.  I took it as a sign that I needed to jump on board and create my own fun version.    Now really there isn’t anything different about mine than anything I have seen.  Googly eyes…check.  Red nose…check.  Pretzel antlers…check.  Yup, it’s kind of the same thing everywhere you look.

My little twist was to use prepackaged snack cakes for the head.  I wanted something that was already dipped in chocolate, so I didn’t have to.  This is an easy treat people.  So easy the kids could probably do it with their eyes closed.  Only I don’t recommend that if they are anything like my boys.  They were using the toothpicks as weapons instead of dipping.  They also were giving the reindeer a lot more eyes than two.  Boys!!!
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Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

This easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge will steal the spotlight at any party when you show up with it on your cookie trays.

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - easy 3 ingredient chocolate fudge with a homemade peppermint patty topping

 I am so sorry to do this to you again.  No, I’m really not that sorry.

Are you guys completely tired of my peppermint obsession yet?  Honest, I have tried jumping off this peppermint train that I am riding.  I did share gingerbread, eggnog, and peanut butter last week…but, I just keep coming up with more fun and exciting recipes that use peppermint.  I kind of get a one track mind when I get obsessed on something.  Just ask my hubby about the scrapbook phase, the card making phase, and the current food prop phase.  He will just roll his eyes and tell you that I am a crazy lady.  It’s a good thing he loves me.  He puts up with me and my “hobbies” that change all the time.

How about I promise that I won’t take up your feed again with peppermint…at least this week.  I can’t make any promises for next week :-)   [Read more...]

Reese’s Sweet and Salty Bark


Reese's Sweet and Salty Bark - this easy no bake treat will satisfy all sweet and salty cravings  www.insidebrucrewlife.com

I don’t know about you, but this time of year I am always looking for really easy treats to have on hand for parties.  And let’s face it, I like to keep some on hand for munching on  late at night when my sweet tooth needs a fix.

This Reese’s Sweet and Salty Bark does the trick every single time.  It is so easy to make, and of course, tastes amazing! [Read more...]

Caramel Pretzel Cookie Dough Bites

No Bake cookies are always high on my list of treats to make.  Anything to save time in the kitchen gets an A+ from me.  Try these Caramel Pretzel Cookie Dough Bites this year.  They will add a pop of sprinkle fun to your cookie trays.

Caramel Pretzel Cookie Dough Bites from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - no bake caramel cookie dough in between pretzels and dipped in chocolate

I know that with every sweet I postI share, I tell you it is my new favorite.  And it’s the honest truth.  At the moment that particular thing becomes my all time favorite sweet, until I make something else that tops it.

Right now these Caramel Pretzel Cookie Dough Bites are my absolute favorite cookie dough treat that I have made yet.  And there have been quite a few that I have loved.    I think it is the combination of sweet & salty and smooth & crunchy that does it for me with these bites.  My husband really liked them too…and he is really not a big sweets eater.  Any time I find a treat that he approves of, it goes to the top of the must bake list.  (I did dip some of his in just all chocolate and topped them with sea salt…I think that’s why he liked them so much)   [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Fudge

This Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Fudge needs a place on your dessert table this fall.  Soft, pumpkin flavored fudge with cookie chunks…yes, please.

Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Fudge - an easy pumpkin pudding fudge filled with chunks of cream filled cookies  www.insidebrucrewlife.com
I have jumped back on the fudge making train.  For a little while I was trying to make a new flavor every month, but I slacked off through the summer.  But recently I got the fudge urge again, and now I can’t stop thinking of fun flavors to make.

I think fudge all year round sounds so much better than fudge at the holidays.  Every single time we visit any fairs or markets, I have to check out the fudge booths.  You never know what fun flavors you might find.     [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Pumpkins

These Peanut Butter Pumpkins look impressive, but they are really so easy to make.  You can make them into any shape or color, making them the perfect treat for every holiday.

Peanut Butter Pumpkins - peanut butter truffles dipped in orange candy melts to look like pumpkins www.insidebrucrewlife.com
This weekend I realized that I am getting old.  My youngest turned 10.  Seriously!  How did that happen?

 I feel like I just came home from the hospital with that 5 pound little boy.  My husband and I were laughing that when he was 5 pounds, he was just skin and bones, and here 10 years later he is still just skin and bones.  At 10 years old, he still only weighs like 60 pounds.  That is probably embellishing it some too.   He is my little love bug and I am enjoying every single snuggle and kiss before he becomes that aloof teenager who thinks his mom isn’t cool anymore.  Yup, I’ve got one of those too.   [Read more...]

Neapolitan Fudge and a trip to the Duncan Hines Test Kitchen

Three layers of cookie and fudge make this Neapolitan Fudge a knockout treat when it comes to dessert!

Neapolitan Fudge - three layers of cookie and fudge in one delicious bite of fudge

I realize that it is October, and that there is pink fudge staring back at you.  You will understand in a minute!  Plus Neapolitan is kind of an all year round kind of flavor…right?

Earlier this summer I entered this Neapolitan Fudge into the Duncan Hines Spring Bake Off contest!   Imagine my surprise and pure delight when I got the email notifying me that my recipe had been chosen as one of the 10 winners!  We were at the movies when I opened my email…I think I about knocked my husband over when I went running over to tell him that exciting news :-)

Fast forward to just a few weeks ago.  Duncan Hines hosted an absolutely fun event for the bake off winners, their blog program, and some trip giveaway winners.  We all met in New Jersey at the Duncan Hines Test Kitchen for a weekend of fun and treats.   [Read more...]