Shamrocks are a quintessential symbol of St. Patricks day so of course I had to pick a recipe for all my fellow shamrock lovers! It’s delicious, super easy to make, and only requires three ingredients (one of them being M&Ms!
I’m obsessed with how crunchy these are thanks to the pretzels. This recipe is SO quick to make and perfect to keep your little leprechauns at home happy!
St. Patrick’s Day Bark Recipe
Green M&Ms, oh my! I love how simple, yet fun (and green) this recipe is! Dark chocolate recipes are always my favorite, and even more so if they have a dash of mint!
Dark Chocolate Mint Bark
Another fix for my dark chocolate and mint-obsessed readers! Aside from the amazing taste, I love how intricate the final result of these barks look – if I didn’t know better, I’d think they took several hours to make when it really just takes a couple of minutes to make them!
What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipes? Share them below.
Hot cocoa bombs are great for any occasion for a quick warm me up, and these Valentine’s hot cocoa bombs are just perfect for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day. Follow my easy recipe and tutorial below to make your own hot cocoa bombs for Valentine’s Day!
Hot cocoa bombs are wonderful homemade gifts, so make a batch for someone special in your life, or make a few batches to spread the love even further.
These Valentine’s cocoa bombs are made with white chocolate, and filled with cocoa mix and mini marshmallows. They’re drizzled with pink candy, and topped with special Valentine’s Day sprinkles, for a beautiful finish.
Yes, there are 14 steps, but I assure you that they’re all super easy to follow!
Set a plate in the freezer
Place the candy melt in a heat safe glass or metal bowl (I use a Pyrex bowl), and fill a pot with about 1-2 inches of water. Make sure the bowl can fit over the pot, without touching the water.
Heat pot with bowl over it on low/medium heat. Chocolate will start to melt in about 5-10 minutes.
Once chocolate starts melting, scrape the sides of the bowl, using a rubber spatula.
Continue scraping until all chocolate is melted.
Remove bowl from pot and place on hot pad or trinket.
Add about 1-2 tsp of melted chocolate to each half sphere of the mold, using a spoon or brush to spread it, covering the entire half sphere, making sure you get the sides really good.
Place chocolate filled mold in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Remove mold from freezer, and repeat steps 7 and 8.
Remove mold and the plate from freezer, and un-mold the chocolate spheres. Place them on the cold plate. This will be your work area.
Add 1 tbsp of hot cocoa mix to 3 of the chocolate spheres. Top with about 6-8 mini marshmallows.
Heat a small plate in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Place an empty half sphere upside down on the plate to let the edges soften. Place it on top of one of the filled half spheres, and smooth out the edges with your finger. You can rub a little extra melted chocolate around it if need be. Do this with the remaining spheres.
In a very small bowl, heat the pink candy melts for about 30 seconds and stir very well until completely melted.
Spoon melted candy into a piping bag or baggie, and cut the tip.
Pipe melted pink candy on the top of the hot cocoa bombs, and immediately add sprinkles.
To use, place in mug with 6 oz of hot milk. You may add more cocoa to mug if you desire.
These 15 Sweet and Savory Holiday Appetizers will be a hit at your next holiday party. With something for everyone, you can’t go wrong with any of these recipes.
Full of spice and your favorite fall and winter flavors, these sweet and savory appetizers will be a hit at any gathering or holiday celebrations. Appetizers are also a great way to keep guests entertained while they’re waiting on the main course.
There are a few different varieties of different appetizers included in this list, so you are sure to find something that both kids and adults will love.
15 Sweet and Savory Appetizers To Make This Holiday Season:
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp – This bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer is made on the grill for a tasty and fun recipe and can be served at any event.
Apple Nachos – These delicious apple nachos are easy to prepare and full of flavor. They are combined with peanut butter, chocolate, and apples for a sweet holiday appetizer.
Roasted Bacon and Balsamic Brussels Sprouts – A delicious one pan appetizer, this brussels sprouts appetizer is roasted with a delicious bacon and balsamic dressing.
Gorgonzola Pear English Muffin Pizzas – A quick an easy appetizer, these Gorgonzola Pear English Muffin Pizzas are full of flavors and a clear upgrade from the English muffin pizzas you’re used to!
Pumpkin Hummus – Flavorful, sweet, and fragrant, this pumpkin hummus is a delicious appetizer that fall party goers will appreciate. You can even serve it on Christmas as an alternative to traditional hummus.
Ricotta Stuffed Mini Peppers – These mini peppers are stuffed with ricotta, fresh oregano, and shallots for a tasty fall appetizer.
Smoked Potato Salad – Side dish or fall appetizer, this smoked potato salad is perfect for any holiday season gathering and will be a hit with friends and family.
Bratwurst Appetizer Bites – Guests will love these delicious bratwurst appetizer bites. These bites are also easy to make and will be a crowd pleaser.
Vegan Ranch Pasta Salad – Another delicious appetizer that can also be served as a side dish, this vegan ranch pasta salad is gluten free and tasty.
Black Bean Corn Salsa – This homemade black bean corn salsa recipe makes for a delicious fall appetizer. You can serve it with tortilla chips and guests will love every bite.
Coconut Shrimp and Dipping Sauce – Golden brown and deep fried, this coconut shrimp appetizer is savory and delicious. Included is a tasty dipping sauce that everyone will love.
Mini Cheese Dogs – Stuffed with cheddar cheese and a crescent roll that is rolled in everything bagel seasoning, these pigs in a blanket will become a new favorite.
Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders – These hot ham and cheese sliders are fun and easy to make. They are topped with a delicious garlic butter sauce that everyone will love.
Want to switch up your holiday menu this year? These Christmas cocktails are sure to spice up any holiday party!
Having friends and family in for the holidays is the best thing about Christmas (even though this year will be different). The second-best thing may be enjoying the holiday foods and drinks that we bring out.
While there are traditional holiday drinks, it is fun to experiment and try new drinks each year. These fun and festive holiday drinks are sure to bring a little joy to your holiday celebrations.
From chocolate flavored martinis to the more traditional spiced eggnog, these cocktails are delicious and sure to please!
You can make so many things with these Eat Me Guilt Free Protein Tortilla Wraps. They’re so versatile and can be used in different recipes.
I’m a sucker for mexican food (hello tacos, fajitas, nachos, guacamole, queso, and quesadillas) and since I’m spending almost all of my time at home, I’ve been experimenting with new recipes.
So, of course, I was super excited when Eat Me Guilt Free reached out and offered to provide me free tortillas (and a few other goodies) in exchange for this review.
This is a sponsored post and includes items that I received for free in exchange for promotion and a review. All thoughts and views are my own. This post also includes affiliate links. Read my disclaimer here.
If you’ve known me for years, you’d know I’m the type of person who doesn’t like to follow recipes. It might be the Italian in me, but I like to eyeball things that I cook regularly. With some inspiration from one of my BFFs, I decided to make some veggie fajitas and veggie quesadillas… They were super easy to make and tasted delicious.
I pulled out the Eat Me Guilt Free tortilla wraps and immediately noticed they had some extra protein which was great since my fajitas were only going to have rice, peppers, and onions in them. Super basic, I know!
I put a little canola oil in my skillet pan and threw in peppers, onions, and a little bit of pepper. I only cooked them for about 5-8 minutes (if I had to guess). Made sure the onions were slightly browned and put my 90 second rice in the microwave.
Once I put together my fajita with the peppers, onions, and rice, I was ready to eat some lunch!
I had enough for two small tortillas full of veggies and rice. They were the perfect consistency and didn’t taste any different than a regular store bought flour tortilla or the ones you get at the Mexican restaurant down the street. That’s how you know they’re great quality tortillas but they were definitely more filling with the extra protein.
Here are the ingredients in the tortilla:
WHEATFLOUR (43%) ,WATER, PROTEIN MIXTURE (19%) (WHEAT, PEA, RICE); RAPESEED OIL, HUMECTANTS: GLYCEROL, LINSEEDMEAL, OATS PLANT FIBER, QUINOA FLOUR, DEXTROSE, EMULSIFIER: MONO- AND DI GLYCERIDES OF FATTY ACIDS, IODIZED TABLE SALT (SALT, POTASSIUM IODATE), ACIDITY REGULATORS: SODIUM ACETATES, MALIC ACID
My husband asked for a few quesadillas like the ones pictured below and he loved them! He said they were very filling but not heavy. That’s a win if you ask me!
As I mentioned above, I received other goodies along with the tortilla wraps for free. I received The Original Chocolate Brownie and their Protein Bread (which you can get in a bundle with the tortillas). My husband absolutely love the chocolate brownies and couldn’t get enough of them.
If you’re looking to add more protein in your diet and want to start by changing a few small things in your diet, you need to check out Eat Me Guilt Free and buy these tortilla wraps!
This is a sponsored post and includes items that I received for free in exchange for promotion and a review. All thoughts and views are my own. This post includes affiliate links. Read my disclaimer here.
These recipes are some of the best festive Christmas cookie recipes for the holidays. If you are having a holiday party (or just celebrating with your close family this year), these cookies will be the perfect addition to the dessert table.
Trust me when I say, both kids and adults will love these cookies. They are so delicious and easy to make. They are also a fun way to get the kids involved with holiday baking and get them away from their game consoles.
All of these cookies are great for serving as a dessert, to include in any homemade cookie basket gifts, or even as a holiday treat to enjoy. There’s truly a cookie for everyone.
14 Easy and Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes
Snowman Cookies – These cute and adorable snowman cookies are made from a Christmas sugar cookie recipe and decorated like adorable snowmen. A holiday favorite.
Snowman Sugar Cookies – Using your favorite holiday sugar cookie recipe or the one provided, these cute decorated Christmas snowmen are delicious and cute. This cookie tutorial can be used all winter!
Holiday Vanilla Pudding Cake Cookies – Easy, cute, and festive, these holiday themed vanilla pudding cake cookies are delicious. Made from a simple homemade cookie recipe, these holiday cookies are decorated with fun red and green sprinkles.
Melted Snowman Cookies – These adorable snowman cookies have a sugar cookie base and are decorated to look like the snowman is melting on top.
Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies – These peanut butter reindeer cookies take the traditional holiday thumbprint cookies to a new level of holiday cookie fun!
Sour Cream Sugar Cookies – If you are looking for a simple and delicious holiday sugar cookie recipe, these fun decorated Christmas sugar cookies will be a family favorite. These delicious but easy sour cream sugar cookies with a cream cheese frosting are light, fluffy, and mother-in-law approved!
White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – These white chocolate peppermint cookies are perfect for the holidays. They are made with white chocolate and peppermint flavors for a delicious Christmas cookie recipe.
Iced Snowman Sugar Cookies – These fun iced snowman sugar cookies are decorated to look like cute and colorful snowmen. These will definitely be a hit with all sugar cookie lovers.
Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies – Soft and beautiful, these beautiful chocolate ginger crinkle cookies are a delicious holiday cookie filled with A LOT of real chocolate, with a spicy touch and an amazing fudgy interior.
What are your favorite Christmas cookies to make? Leave me a comment and let me know!
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