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Make Your Own: Candy

Make Your Own: Candy
There’s a reason why they put all that deliciously sweet candy up by the cash registers in nearly every store: if you had to find it at the back of the place, you’d likely decide against it before you got up front to pay. But you’re an adult, and once a child sets their sights on a candy bar, there’s no turning back. Instead of worrying about all of the sketchy ingredients, extra calories, additives, and possible allergens in popular packaged sweets, here are a few recipes to Make Your Own Candy right at home. Homemade Twix Candy Bar Recipe Twix bars are the best because they come in a delightful little pair. With this recipe, you can create that crispy crunchy cookie, smooth creamy chocolate and a sweet caramel taste in your kitchen. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Peanut butter allergies aside, it’s hard to believe anyone could deny anything that combines peanut butter and chocolate. Homemade Gummi Bears Okay, so they aren’t really bears, but gummy stars sound just as cool. DIY Lollipop

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Roasted Chickpeas done four ways 03 Aug Chickpeas are such a great way to sneak fiber into your diet (don’t miss our 10 easy lunch ideas using chickpeas too!)… When it comes to snacks are you a salty person or sweet? (I’m both – why choose, right?) Either way, Natalie’s got something for you today. Caramel Brownie Cheesecake — Eat Laugh Surf This is a monkeyhead concoction so please don’t be disappointed with me that it’s not 100% homemade. Sometimes as a mom you have to go with your childrens ideas in order to lift their creative wings. Monkey One loves cheesecake and caramel, Monkey Two has a passion for brownies you put the two of these knuckleheads together and look at what they come up with… Caramel Brownie Cheesecake. You gotta love the way these boys think.

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Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries The perfect healthy snack for summer! You won’t feel bad about enjoying this low-calorie, fiber-filled treat. Add in the protein from the Greek Yogurt and you have yourself the PERFECT summer snack. Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries Ingredients: Strawberry-Lemonade Muffins Last Christmas, my mom got me a subscription to Southern Living magazine. My favorite part of each new issue is hands-down the food section. They feature classic recipes along with new finds from chefs around the Southeast. The April 2012 issue devotes an entire section to strawberry desserts, and I couldn’t resist trying out their recipe for strawberry-lemonade muffins. You can find the recipe here.

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Hasselback Potatoes These Hasselback potatoes looks beautiful, don't' they? Here, I also added several cloves of garlic to these Swedish version of baked potatoes to enhance the flavor. It turned out great, they were very delicious, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.. Updated: November 26th 2013 This is an updated post with a new video guide on How To Slice Hasselback Potatoes Hasselback Potatoes

homemade pop tarts I never had a Pop-Tart until college. I realize that for some people this may cause a shocked reaction on par with my husband’s the time I told him I’ve never watched Goonies before (or Jacob’s, upon discovering the internet). Obviously I grew up under a rock, right? Thus, given my proximity to concrete-like materials you’d think I have been better prepared for the texture of the one I purchased from the vending machine in the basement of my freshman dorm (not at 4 a.m. or anything, either, nope, not this angel!). But I was not. It was like particle board, but even particle board has a fresher aroma.

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