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Groundhog Day Pudding Cup Snacks

Groundhog day is February 2nd, which will be here before you know it!  I don’t know about you, but I am really hoping we don’t end up with that extra six weeks of winter he always predicts this year!   Groundhog day falls on a Sunday this year, so wouldn’t these cute little pudding cups be perfect for a Sunday night dessert?

What you will need:

Instant chocolate pudding

Milk (to mix the pudding)

plastic cups (the ones I used were 20 oz)

Nutter butter cookies

Mini chocolate chips

Chocolate graham crackers

Icing (to stick on the chocolate chips)

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Begin by preparing your pudding so it can set.  I used a large box and got 5 cups 2/3 full out of it.  Let that set in the fridge.

Crush some chocolate graham crackers in a baggie so they are finely crushed.  Set aside.

With your icing (I bought a tiny tube of white for this but somehow it didn’t make it home with me so I had to use what I had on hand which was red.) put 2 small dots on top of the nutter butter for the ears and 2 on the front for the eyes.  Place a mini chocolate chip on each of those spots.

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Now your pudding should be set up.  Scoop it into your clear cups.  Leave room at the top for the “dirt” (or graham cracker crumbs).  If you drip any or get it on the side, just wipe it up with a napkin to make it look nice.  Now sprinkle with a good helping of crackers for your dirt.

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Its time to place your groundhog in the ground.  Push him down so just his head is peeking up above the ground.

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That’s it!  So, did he see his shadow?  I don’t think he had time to at our house before the poor little guy got eaten up!  This was a great dessert for the kids to help make also and was a fun project for all of us!

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I thought I would post this “Bronco Chex Mix” again this year since they just made it to the super bowl again this year. How many of you will be cheering for them again this year?Superbowl gameday recipe, BRONCO fans team colors snack mix. Quick and easy recipeFootball Party, Team Colors Popcorm Chex Mix

You will need

  • 1 small package Jello 3oz size (store brand works too)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 Tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 6-8 cups popcorn or Chex cereal (best to use airpop, with no butter)

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Put popcorn or Chex cereal in a large mixing bowl.  Prepare a large cookie sheet with non stick spray and set aside.Superbowl gameday recipe, BRONCO fans team colors snack mix. Quick and easy recipe

In a large sauce pan on the stove melt butter over medium heat.  Once butter is melted add dry jello mix, corn syrup and sugar.  Stir well to incorporate the jello and make sure the sugar dissolves.  Bring to a boil over medium  heat, boil for 4 minutes stir the whole time to prevent burning on the bottom.   Pour over popcorn, and mix till well coated.  Spread out on prepared cookie sheet in an even layer.  Bake in the oven at 250 degrees for 2 minutes, stir twice to help it cook even.  Let cool, stir to prevent it sticking together.

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Quick and Easy Valentines Dessert Idea Chocolate Raspberry Mini Dessert Cups

Quick and Easy Valentines Dessert Idea Chocolate Raspberry Mini Dessert Cups

Recipe yields 3 dessert  cups 2 oz size

You will need:

  • 2 Chocolate pudding snack packs cups (or make a box of pudding if your going to make a bunch of these)
  • 1 cake dessert shell (found in the bakery section of most stores)
  • Reddi whip or cool whip (which ever you like best)
  • Fresh  Raspberries  for top
  • Mint leaf for garnish (to make it look fancy)
  • 3 mini martini glasses (found in the party section at most stores)Quick and Easy Valentines Dessert Idea Chocolate Raspberry Mini Dessert Cups. jpg

These are so cute.  I made them for my kids last night for family night and they were SO excited to eat their fancy dessert. Being that these are mini cups it was just the right amount for them.  I love that you can make them in less than 5 minutes, and even make them ahead of time if needed.  Just wait to put the cool whip on till right before you serve them.

In the bottom of each martini glass put a tablespoon of red jello.  On top of the jello break up parts of the cake dessert cup and cover with  an even layer.  Cover the cake with chocolate pudding (if your glasses are larger you might need 1 snack cup per glass), top with Reddi whip and garnish with raspberry and mint leaf.

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Honey Bee… Mine Valentine, DIY Sweet Treats

Oh my word these are adorable right… almost too cute to eat. Tell that to my kids, they would gobble them up in no time but enjoy every bite for sure. They are a great DIY Valentines Sweet Treat Idea. They do take a few steps but easy to get an adorable end project!

What you need to make these:

  •  Hostess Twinkies Snack Cakes
  • Wilton candy eyeballs
  • White and Milk Chocolate chips to make modeling
  •  Black frosting
  •  Frosting (or use Nutella, peanut butter)

 

Honey Bee My Valentine CakesDirections:

Begin by preparing your modeling chocolate (recipe below). While the chocolate is cooling unwrap your Twinkies
Once chocolate is cooled you have a nice chocolate clay to work with.
Roll out black and white modeling chocolate to about 1/16? thickness. Use a knife or pastry wheel to cut 1/2? wide by 5?-6? long strips from the brown. Gently shape these around your bee to make the stripes of the bee aspictured, cut off excess at the bottoms as needed.
Using a sharp knife gently cut the wings from your white modeling chocolate, once cut to desired shape place them into the fridge for about 10 minutes to allow them to harden.
Cut off about 1 1/2? pieces, rolling them with your hands to make thin logs and curl up one end to make antennae. Once you have reached your desired shape place them into the fridge for about 10 minutes to allow them to harden.
To finish decorating your bees, Use a dab of frosting to attach the wings and eyes. Use a toothpick to poke two holes in between the eyes and the first stripe. Then stick an antennae in each hole. Paint on a black frosting smile.
Enjoy!

How to Make Modeling Chocolate
Ingredients:
16 ounces chocolate
1/3 cup light corn syrup (add more if needed)
Directions:

Melt chocolate in small saucepan or in the microwave using 30 second intervals.
Allow the chocolate to cool to about 91 degrees, stirring often. If you don’t have a thermometer, test the temperature of the melted chocolate by putting a drop on your finger. It should feel cool. If it’s hot, let it cool longer.
Pour in corn syrup.
Stir slowly until well mixed. This chocolate mixture will become thick very quickly, so be sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl to incorporate all of the melted chocolate.
Pour mixture out onto a flat surface, using powdered sugar if needed to help shape the dough
Knead until glossy and smooth. If your hands are warm us a plastic dough scraper to knead the modeling chocolate.
Wrap the modeling chocolate in plastic wrap and place in a zip top bag or airtight container.

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