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Chocolate Cherry Valentines Day Bark

cherry bark

This Chocolate Cherry Bark was inspired by the Chocolate Cherry Valentines Day M&Ms.  It’s really quick and easy to throw together and would look super cute in little cello bags tied with a ribbon. You’ll need: Cherry M&Ms.  I bought mine at Target. Assorted heart sprinkles and cherry candy flavoring.  Be sure to use candy flavoring and NOT EXTRACT.  Candy ...

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Valentine’s Day OREO Pops


Ingredients: 1 package “Mega Stuf” OREO cookies, or other Double Stuffed Sandwich cookies 1 pkg. red candy melts 1 pkg. pink candy melts Valentine’s Day sprinkles of your choice lollipop sticks Instructions:   Lay a large piece of waxed paper on your work surface. In separate microwave safe bowls, melt the candy melts in the microwave according to package directions. ...

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Strawberry Pudding Cookies


Ingredients: 1 cup butter (2 sticks) 1½ cups sugar 2 eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla 2½ cups flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 3.4-ounce strawberry jello pudding mix, dry 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup white chocolate chips Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 and very lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar ...

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Golden Santa Bread Recipe

santa bread

Ingredients 4 to 4-1/2 cups bread flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup butter, cubed 2 eggs 2 raisins 2 egg yolks 2 to 3 drops red food coloring Directions   In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In ...

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Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites

cheesecake santas

Ingredients   18 Oreos finely crushed to about 1 3/4 cups* 2 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted and divided 2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/3 cups white chocolate chips 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup heavy cream, divided 25 fairly small, fresh strawberries (or more ...

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Applesauce Fruit Roll-Ups


Here’s what you need to make applesauce fruit roll-ups: Applesauce Parchment paper Silpat (optional, but makes it *so* much easier) Baking sheets Twine Directions: Pour a layer of applesauce onto the sheet, then spread evenly. You can also shake the pan to flatten the applesauce into an even layer. Bake at 170 degrees F for 6 to 8 hours. You ...

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Fun Banana Boat Dessert


Kids can help: Fill their own banana boats with fruit. Bananas Strawberries Blueberries Whipped Cream Holding the banana curving upwards, remove the top ¼ layer, using a sharp knife. With a small melon scooper, make a shallow, elongated groove to hold the other fruits.  Spritz the banana with orange juice or lemon juice to prevent discoloration. Fill banana boat with assorted ...

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Pasta Nest

pasta nest

I found one of the cutest pasta recipes for kids on a site called Crafty Moods! I know we tell our kids not to play with their food, but with this cute recipe… how can they not?! Things you will need: Cooked spaghetti-(our nest) Cooked meatballs-(our birds) Candy eyes from craft stores or baking supply stores 1 Carrot or orange ...

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Vegan Candy Cane Cookies

vegan candy cane cookies

Ingredients 1 cup nondairy margarine, such as Earth Balance 1 cup vegan confectioner’s sugar 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal mixed with 2 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons peppermint extract 21/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup crushed candy canes Red or Green food coloring Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 12 Cookies ...

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