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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. Crispy Buffalo Quinoa Bites Salad Recipe The base of the balls is mostly quinoa and then a about a cup of white beans and an egg to help the balls stick together. Then just crisp them up in a skillet and douse them in buffalo sauce. Oh my gosh the dressing!! It’s a combo of homemade buttermilk ranch and blue cheese dressing and the only reason it’s a combo is because I could not decide between the two (yeah you know me and decisions). I think I spent twenty minutes of my hike going back and forth on which dressing to use until I finally decided to just combine the two. My brain just will not give me a break, it’s always going back and forth.

How to Make Candied Ginger While some of my coworkers use their kitchens as at-home culinary labs, mine is definitely more low-tech. The wares from my pantry could be described as Little House on the Prairie meets the 21st century: tomato-port jam and jalapeño pepper jelly, a blushing red onion marmalade, turmeric-laced zucchini pickles. My philosophy: Why buy it if you can make it (and make it better)? However, it didn’t occur to me to make my own candied ginger until I was hit with sticker shock at my local specialty-foods store ($10 for 3 ounces? and don’t even try to find it at your nearby supermarket). While I was staring in disbelief at the package, I let my eyes wander to the ingredient list: ginger, sugar.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. What? Yes! Um... ok. Why didn't I think of this?!?!?! Of course you can hollow out a strawberry and stuff it full of cheesecake. Of course you can!!! 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:

Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Cocoa Almond Spread} September 19, 2013 1 comment Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of those things that almost everyone loves and they are either awesome or okay. I don’t think its really possible to screw them up completely {unless you burn them to dust I guess} but it is entirely possible to make the most amazing chocolate chip cookies ever. Though I have yet to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, I did find a great addition to your favorite recipe which begins to get them closer to perfect. What is that addition?

100 Delicious, Dirt-Cheap Recipes for the Starving Student Most students don’t have a lot of cash to spend on food, but that doesn’t mean you have to go hungry. With the right recipes and some kitchen savvy, you can eat great even on a student’s budget. Here we’ll share 100 tasty recipes that you can make on the cheap.

marta writes: s'more brownies / just in time for july my friend laney cooked up these killer s'more brownies for bookclub the other night and all the ladies went back for more. i had to hurry and make them again, for the fetus' sake. simple to make, ooey and gooey and delicsh. benji pounded a piece during a glowstick enhanced past-bedtime soccer game. these are getting me in the mood to sleep under the stars at the big family camp-out next week. can you believe the fourth of july is right around the corner?! happy weekending. S'more Browniesoriginal recipe from allrecipes 1 (21.5 ounce) package brownie mix6 graham crackers2 cups miniature marshmallows8 (1.5 ounce) milk chocolate bars, coarsely choppedPreheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Spread into a greased foil-lined 9x13 inch pan.In a medium bowl, break graham crackers into 1 inch pieces and toss with miniature marshmallows and milk chocolate.

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.

Chicken Quinoa Meatballs Recipe The meatball is perfect as I can make up a batch, enjoy half of the recipe the same day as cooking and pop the others into the freezer. Just warm up the little balls of goodness, and make some rice or pasta. Baking these meatballs is not only easy, but the clean-up is almost void. Chocolate Butterflies Using Wax Paper and Books! {Pattern Included} Welcome to the first post in my five week series. I have the most amazing pinterest inspired party ideas to share with you all. 5 Weeks Worth!!!! That's right,for the next 5 weeks I will be posting amazing tutorials, every day. Here's why: My lovely sister, Jordan, and I have been planning a surprise birthday party for our gorgeous sister Laurel's 19th birthday.

Funfetti Cake Dip Are you ready for the greatest party ever in your mouth?? Yes I went there. I first tried this funfetti dip at my girlfriend's Stella and Dot jewelry party and we literally couldn't stop eating it! I immediately thought that I had killed my diet since this tasted just like I was licking cake batter directly out of the bowl, but au contraire my friends! This is actually really low in fat and calories and is the perfect go-to sweet treat when you're craving those chocolate chip cookies or that yummy slice of cake. Caramelized Figs & Goat Cheese Pizza with Balsamic Glaze Recipe A couple of weeks ago, I came home to a delicious pizza made with caramelized figs. A perfect combination of sweet and savory. So creative! Ingredients Pizza

Oh My: S'More's Pie - Ingredients, Inc. Oh My: S’More’s Pie June 08, 2010 I have been on a S’mores kick lately as you will see in the coming days. I came up with this recipe by accident.