Nutella Cream Eggs

Looking for another fun treat to fill the Easter baskets with this year?  These Nutella Cream Eggs are easy to make and taste out of this world.

Nutella Cream Eggs - Nutella, white chocolate, and sprinkles make these a fun Easter egg to make and eat

Do you have one thing that you remember getting in your Easter basket every year?  Every year my grandparents would get us these big peanut butter Easter eggs with our names on them.  I looked forward to those eggs! They were amazing!

The other thing I remember is the 2 foot solid chocolate Easter bunny that we would get.  If you are laughing because there is no such thing, go right ahead.  My husband chuckles every time I talk about it.  He says my bunny gets bigger every time I tell it.  But seriously, the thing was huge…at least 2 foot tall!  I swear we were still gnawing on it in July :-)

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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...]

Coconut Cream Bundt Cake

This Coconut Cream Bundt Cake is easy to make and enjoy.  Three times the coconut in it makes the flavor shine through.

Coconut Cream Bundt Cake - the coconut flavor in this delicious cake shines through.  The extra topping makes it so pretty!

 There are days I stare into my closet and dresser drawers and think that I have absolutely nothing to wear.  Never mind the fact that the closet is exploding with clothes and the drawers are stuffed to the max.  I still have “nothing” to wear.

After a long time of fussing and fuming at the clothes,  I can usually put together an outfit that is “new” and totally different.  So much for having nothing to wear.  It is all about perspective and seeing something that is right in front of you.    Sometimes my baking is like this.   [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...]

Oreo Bunny Pops

Are you looking for a cute Easter treat to make with your family this weekend.  These Oreo Bunny Pops are so fun and easy to put together.

Oreo Bunny Pops, Golden Oreos, chocolate covered Oreos

I have one last quick and easy Easter treat to share with you this week.  I realize that this it totally last minute and you probably already have your Easter treats all decided on.

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Biscoff Cream Eggs

Easy Easter eggs truffles made with that delicious Biscoff spread in the middle.  These Biscoff Cream Eggs are the perfect extra homemade goodie that your family will love this year.

Biscoff Cream Eggs, Biscoff spread

For the past few years I have been making these Peanut Butter eggs/rabbits at Easter for my kids to enjoy.  My oldest son absolutely devours them each and every time.  This year he told me he wanted his birthday cake to be made completely from this filling.  I think he is on to something :-)

Biscoff Cream Eggs, Biscoff

 We made a batch of Peanut Butter Cream eggs this weekend, but it got me thinking.  There are so many people with nut allergies that can’t enjoy these delicious eggs.  Now this isn’t rocket science and it’s probably been done a thousand times, so just humor me.  I substituted Biscoff spread for the peanut butter!!!

Oh my word!!!!  The dough itself was addicting…yes, I may have had my fair share of little pieces.  But when you dip the eggs in white chocolate, it is like true magic.  White chocolate and Biscoff just belong together!!!

Biscoff Cream Eggs, Biscoff

Let’s get started making some eggs.  First mix all your ingredients into a dough.  Then divide that yummy dough into 12 balls.  If you are anything like me, you will have trouble not eating one or two of those balls.  Shape them into an egg shape and flatten slightly.

Now here is the part of the recipe that I don’t like.  You have to refrigerate the dough!  Boo!  That means I have to exercise patience before I can dip the eggs.   You could dip them early, but I really don’t recommend it.  Freezing the dough just helps it keep its shape better when you start pouring hot melted chocolate over the top.

Biscoff Cream Eggs, Biscoff
After about 30 minutes in the freezer, we are ready to dip.  Melt the vanilla CandiQuik according to the package and give it a stir.  I like to use a fork to drop the egg into the chocolate.  Then you use a spoon to cover the tops of the eggs.  Do not let them sit in the hot chocolate for very long.  We don’t want runny eggs getting in the chocolate…although melty Biscoff chocolate would be kind of nice to dip apples in :-)

Biscoff Cream Eggs, Biscoff

 Remove the eggs and place on a wax paper lined tray and go to town with some sprinkles.  I used two different kinds just for some more fun.  It made them look so pretty!!!

What are you waiting for?  You can be enjoying Biscoff eggs in less than an hour!  I’m feeling the itch to make a few more batches!

Biscoff Cream Eggs, Biscoff

 

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 Here are some more fun treats that make good Easter treats:

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Carrot Cake Fudge

Peanut Butter Easter Chicks 3

 Peanut Butter Easter Egg Chicks

Oreo Coconut Gooey Cake Bars 3

 Oreo Coconut Gooey Cake Bars

 

Biscoff Cream Eggs

Prep Time: 1 hour

Yield: 12 eggs

Biscoff Cream Eggs

Biscoff and marshmallow cream dipped in white chocolate for a fun twist on those Easter eggs.

Ingredients

6 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup Biscoff spread
1/4 cup marshmallow cream
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces vanilla CandiQuik (1/2 a package)
1/4 cup sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and Biscoff until creamy. Add the marshmallow cream and vanilla and cream again. Slowly add the powdered sugar until it is all mixed in.
  2. Divide the dough into 12 balls. Shape and flatten each ball into an egg shape. Place onto egg on a wax paper lined tray and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Melt the CandiQuik according to the package directions. Using a fork, place an egg one at a time into the melted chocolate. Use a spoon to cover the tops. Remove the egg using the fork again. Tap gently on the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate. Place on the wax paper lined tray and top with sprinkles immediately. Makes 12 Easter eggs. Store in a loosely sealed container on the counter for 5-7 days

Notes

You could also divide the dough down even smaller to make 24 biscoff truffles.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2013/03/biscoff-cream-eggs/

 

Other Biscoff treats from around the web:

Chocolate Biscoff Puppy Chow from Kitchen Meets Girl
Biscoff White Chocolate Cookies
from Shugary Sweets
Biscoff Bunny Tail Truffles from Bubbly Nature Creations

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Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups

How do you eat your marshmallow Peeps?  Can I confess to you that I like to eat them stale, but I also like them sitting on top of  Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups.

Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups - cake batter pudding layered with graham crackers and chocolate frosting

Easter is only a week and a half away.  Have you started to think about what desserts you will be serving?   One of my all time favorite Easter treats are marshmallow Peeps, so I knew I want to incorporate these fun sugar coated marshmallows into a fun dessert that my kids would gobble up.

Party Peeps

My mom used to put them in our Easter basket every single year.  The on thing that she always did was to open the package and divide them  up between our baskets.  Now you know the problem this presents right?  Easter grass was always stuck on the Peeps.

The other problem with open Peeps?  They get stale.  Now trust me…that is NOT a problem.  Peeps are the best once they get stale.  (I have been known to open a package of Peeps and then shove them in the back of the cupboard for a month.)  Best thing ever!!!!

Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups - cake batter pudding layered with graham crackers and chocolate frosting

When I was at Walmart a few weeks ago, I noticed they had a few new Peep flavors to choose from.  I saw these bright blue chicks and I was smitten.  They are party flavored Peeps and they have some fun glittery sugar colors sprinkled on them.  I brought them home and there they sat until the day I decided to make some pudding cups.  But not just any pudding cups…these are a fun variation of Eclair Cake pudding cups.

Hello, Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups!  Say that 10x fast!!!

Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups - cake batter pudding layered with graham crackers and chocolate frosting

I added a whole cup of party chip dry cake mix into my pudding and whisked away.  I wasn’t sure how adding cake mix to pudding was going to turn out, so I had to take a big bite…for product review :-)

The pudding tastes just like cake batter!!!  You know you all lick your bowls clean when you make cake too.  The best part of this pudding…you don’t have to worry about those pesky eggs!

Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups - cake batter pudding layered with graham crackers and chocolate frosting

Look at all the layers in these pudding cups.  I layered graham cracker crumbs with the cake batter pudding (look at the fun sprinkles in there!) and ended with a chocolate icing topping.  The marshmallow Peep got a bed of Cool Whip to sit as the topping.  Don’t you just want to dive right into these cups???
Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups - cake batter pudding layered with graham crackers and chocolate frosting

I have some more fun for all my blog peeps today…a huge Peeps giveaway and a fun Peeps Hop Along.  You definitely want to check out all these great ideas!!!

PEEPS Easter Ideas

Ready for more fabulous PEEPS recipes and ideas???  Visit the following websites, each is sharing an amazing PEEPS post for you today, so hop on over and check them all out!   Don’t forget to enter to win the fabulous PEEPS Prize Pack below as well!   Happy Spring!

PEEPS Prize Pack Giveaway

Look at all those yummy Peeps in the giveaway…I am seriously jealous that someone is getting all that Peep loot.  Jealous in a good way that is :-)  Good luck my peeps!!!
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Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 16 jars (4 oz. Mason jelly jars)

Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups

Easy no bake pudding cups topped with a marshmallow Peep is a fun way to serve dessert this Easter. The pudding mix gets a fun cake batter flavor from adding a dry cake mix when mixing.

Ingredients

1 pkg. instant French vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz.)
1 3/4 cup milk
1 cup dry Party Chip cake mix
1 container Cool Whip (8 oz.)
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 container Chocolate Fudge frosting (16 oz.)
16 marshmallow Peeps
1 cup Cool Whip

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the pudding mix, cake mix, and milk for 2 minutes. Fold in the Cool Whip. Layer the graham cracker crumbs and pudding in small jars.
  2. Place the frosting in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until pourable. Top each pudding cup with a large tablespoon of melted frosting. Refrigerate until set. Top with extra Cool Whip and marshmallow Peeps before serving. Makes 16 - 4 oz. jars.

Notes

If you don't have any jelly jars, you could also layer this in an 8x8 baking dish.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2013/03/party-peeps-eclair-cake-cups/

 

Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups - cake batter pudding layered with graham crackers and chocolate frosting


Carrot Cake Fudge

Looking for a fun and different Easter dessert recipe?  This Carrot Cake Fudge has a Carrot Cake layer, a cream cheese frosting layer, and Carrot Cake M&M’s.

Carrot Cake Fudge from http://www.insidebrucrewlife.com - carrot cake batter fudge topped with cream cheese fudge

 When I start on a flavor, I tend to run it into the ground.  Carrot Cake is my choice of flavor right now.  On Sunday I shared these Carrot Cake Magic Bars, today it is fudge, and I still have one more recipe in the works.  I will wait until next week to share that one.  There were a few other ideas I thought about making, but I will add those to my list for next year. [Read more...]

Carrot Cake Magic Bars

Do you like Carrot Cake?    These Carrot Cake Magic Bars are a quick and easy treat to serve after Easter dinner.

Carrot Cake Magic Bars from http://www.insidebrucrewlife.com - all the flavors of a carrot cake in a gooey magic bar

The other day I was shopping at Walmart, and I came across this season’s newest M&M flavor.  They created a white chocolate carrot cake M&M.  Now you either are an A person who decided immediately that it sounds nasty, or you are a B person who is intrigued and want to give it a try.  I am usually a B person with most new flavors, unless they are sour.  Sour candy gives me the heebie geebies!  Just can’t do it!!!  Anyway, I instagrammed a picture asking opinions on this new flavor, and sure enough, the results were about half and half on whether you guys would try these too.  Of course being a B person, I brought them home with me.   [Read more...]

Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies - these easy carrot cake cookies are delicious and will not last very long

Here is my big philosophical reason on beds and cookies…
I like big cookies and I have discovered that I like big beds.
The more the merrier, right?
See, in my mind, cookies are like beds.
The more cookies I have the merrier I am,
and the bigger the bed, more merriment I get from all that space!
Yes, I have strange ways of looking at things.

Last week we spent a week at the beach with my family.
The room we stayed in had a king sized bed.
I am more than ready to upgrade to one that size for my room at home.
You could do “snow angels” and not bump into the other person.

I have to admit something…
I kind of like my own space when I am sleeping.
Now don’t get me wrong, I like to cuddle.
But when it is time to sleep, lots of space is nice!!!

Well, unless it is freezing cold out, then I “steal” my hubby’s body heat.
So that King sized bed wouldn’t be as practical in the middle of winter, I guess.

Carrot Cake Cookies - these easy carrot cake cookies are delicious and will not last very long

Want to know something else I like to “steal”?
Cookies from the kitchen when no one is looking.
It’s a problem, I know!

Lately I have been all about making cake mix cookies,
so making a carrot cake version was bound to happen sooner than later.
I just love how quick and easy they are to make!! (and to eat)

A few weeks ago my husband and I went on our church staff retreat.
Guess who was in charge of making sure we had enough sweet stuff to munch on?
Silly question to ask, huh?   Me of course:-)

I made these cookies, some fudge, and some Oreo truffles.
These cookies disappeared at an alarming rate.
In fact, I do believe the last cookie got hidden, so it could be enjoyed later.
(and no, not by me)

Carrot Cake Cookies - these easy carrot cake cookies are delicious and will not last very long

The cinnamon and spice really stood out in these,
and the warm rich flavor just made them melt in your mouth.
These cookies have the perfect fall feeling to them.
Caramel, cinnamon, spice…
Yup, I totally can’t wait for fall to get here!!!
Carrot Cake Cookies

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies

Ingredients

1 carrot cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup Kraft caramel bits

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. Beat until combined. Stir in the white chips and caramel bits by hand. Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Form dough into 36 balls and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350* for 10 minutes. Let cool on pan 2-3 minutes. Gently remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely. Store in air tight container.

Notes

Use a metal spatula to remove the cookies from the baking sheet. The caramel will start to stick to the pan if you leave it cool too much. Baking on a Silpat will also help keep them from sticking.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2012/08/carrot-cake-cookies/

Easter Recipe Roundup

Can you believe Easter is two days away?

It seems like just yesterday I was freezing cold in January
and not enjoying the winter. (as always)
Oh wait, that cold weather came back in the last day or two.
Thank goodness for the sunshine to trick me into thinking it is 80* outside.
This week we were busy beavers.
Lots of fun, lots of normal day to day, and some baking.
1. My sister and her family were here over last weekend.
It was fun to catch up with them and see the cousins playing together.
2. We put canned lights in our kitchen…
okay, I just watched while my husband actually put the lights in.
I cleaned up all the insulation
that fell out as he wiggled his arms through all the holes.
Totally means I helped put them in too:-)
3. I ordered some fun foodie/bloggy picture taking stuff
from Shop Sweet Lulu…you should check it out.
Who doesn’t like getting cute and fun packages in the mail?
4. We took a road trip to Indy yesterday,
and decided to check out Jersey Cafe for lunch.
It was one of the diners that Guy Fieri featured on Food Network.
My sandwich was yummy until…
halfway through when I saw a dark hair on the other end.
That did it for me!!!
Thank goodness I started at the other end to eat.
They were gracious enough to remove the item from my bill.
Not sure if we would go back.
For being featured on Food Network, it was just so so!!!
5. Do you know what fun treats
you will be making this weekend for Easter?
I thought it would be fun to revisit some old posts from the past few years,
plus a few from this year that are good spring desserts.
See anything you like in this Easter Recipe Roundup?
Now if I can only decide on what cake
I want to make for my birthday this weekend…
Any ideas???

Marshmallow Reese’s Brownies

I have a real serious problem.  I can’t stop eating these Marshmallow Reese’s Brownies.

Don’t laugh.
Peanut butter and chocolate addiction is a real problem!
This time of year doesn’t help me out any…
every store I walk into has huge displays
trying to get me to buy more.
And I buy more I do.
I just can’t resist the power of Reese’s.
Fat pants here I come :-)
Marshmallow Reese's Brownies - the layer of Reese's peanut butter cups and marshmallow makes these incredible
You have this same problem right???
Do you have a bag of Reese’s peanut butter eggs
that you have been saving for your kids Easter baskets?
I did too…until I couldn’t resist it any more!
Go get it right now, and make these brownies.
Your kids are going to have so much candy this weekend
that they will never miss the peanut butter eggs.
And believe me, you will thank me when you bite into
these ooey gooey brownies.

Marshmallow Reese's Brownies - the layer of Reese's peanut butter cups and marshmallow makes these incredible
I am warning you though…
once you take that first bite you will not want to stop.
Make sure you have someone else around to share them with…
you want to fit into your Easter dress come Sunday morning :-)

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Marshmallow Reeses Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 24 brownies

Marshmallow Reeses Brownies

Fudge brownies with a layer of Reese's peanut butter eggs and marshmallow cream in the center...the best way to get rid of Easter candy.

Ingredients

1 brownie mix (for a 9x13 pan)
1 bag Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs (or PB cups)
1 cup marshmallow cream

Instructions

  1. Spray a 9×13 pan with baking spray and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions for fudge like brownies. Beat until just combined.
  2. Spread half the brownie batter in the bottom of the prepared pan. Lay the peanut butter eggs on top of the batter. Drop spoonfuls of marshmallow cream around each egg. Top with the rest of the brownie batter. Spread the batter completely over all the marshmallow cream swirling slightly. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into the brownies. Store in a sealed container . Makes 24 brownies.

Notes

You can also use a bag of Reese's peanut butter cups the rest of the year.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2012/04/marshmallow-reeses-brownies/