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Tangy Grape Icing Recipe, Quick and Easy #Frosting, #FruitDip, #Icing

Tangy Grape Icing Recipe:
I have been known to really mix things up in the kitchen. My family knows I love to experiment, and for the most part they are usually happy to do some taste testing. Sometimes my creations are a total flop, and sometimes I hit the taste-bud jackpot. This is one of my children’s favorite icing recipes, and it is oh, so easy to create at home (and while you’re at it, before adding the grape flavor, set aside some icing and try to come up with your own creation).

Here’s what you need:
3 cups 10x powdered sugar
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
1 Tablespoon of Grape Flavored Tang or Kool-Aid with the sugar already added.
1/8 teaspoon of salt
How you make it:
1. In a mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
2. Add vanilla to your creamed butter.
3. Slowly add powdered sugar and salt and mix until you have a nice fluffy frosting.
4. Add Grape flavored Tang (or any flavor for that matter) and continue mixing until all of the Tang has been evenly mixed in the frosting.

Tangy Grape Icing is perfect for peanut butter cupcakes, sugar cookies, and fresh fruit!

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Tangy Grape Icing Recipe ~ QUICK AND EASY #FRUITDIP

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 3 cups 10x powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon of Grape Flavored Tang or Kool-Aid with the sugar already added.
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt

Instructions

  1. How you make it:
  2. In a mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
  3. Add vanilla to your creamed butter.
  4. Slowly add powdered sugar and salt and mix until you have a nice fluffy frosting.
  5. Add Grape flavored Tang (or any flavor for that matter) and continue mixing until all of the Tang has been evenly mixed in the frosting.

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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

These total hit the spot! I was having a chocolate withdraw and needed to get a fix of chocolate quick! Chewy in the middle, crunchy on the sides and full of white, semi sweet and milk chocolate chips, these babies are sure to please. Pass the milk please! 😉

*SEE NOTES*

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temp.
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cups classic white premium baking chips (I just call them white chocolate chips. :))
  • 3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a standing mixer cream butter, sugars and vanilla together (about 10 minutes.)
  3. Next, beat in eggs.
  4. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly stir in flour mixture to creamed mixture. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl if needed.
  5. Add chocolate chips. Shape cookie dough into 1 inch sized balls and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, no longer if you want a chewy middle.
  6. Remove cookies from oven and let set on baking sheet for at least 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

*Notes*

As you see in my picture, my cookies are huge. I shaped them into approx. 2 inch cookie dough balls and baked for approx. 14-15 minutes. If you would like to get the effect of the chocolate chips on top of the cookies, after the dough ball is formed and placed on your baking sheet, gently stick chocolate chips into the dough ball and bake as normal.

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Triple Chocolatey Chip Cookies ~ Money Saving Recipe

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies These total hit the spot! I was having a chocolate withdraw and needed to get a fix of chocolate quick! Chewy in the middle, crunchy on the sides and full of white, semi sweet and milk chocolate chips, these babies are sure to please. Pass the milk please! 😉 *SEE NOTES*

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temp.
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temp.
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cups classic white premium baking chips I just call them white chocolate chips. 🙂
  • 3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a standing mixer cream butter, sugars and vanilla together (about 10 minutes.)
  3. Next, beat in eggs.
  4. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly stir in flour mixture to creamed mixture. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl if needed.
  5. Add chocolate chips. Shape cookie dough into 1 inch sized balls and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, no longer if you want a chewy middle.
  6. Remove cookies from oven and let set on baking sheet for at least 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  7. *Notes*
  8. As you see in my picture, my cookies are huge. I shaped them into approx. 2 inch cookie dough balls and baked for approx. 14-15 minutes. If you would like to get the effect of the chocolate chips on top of the cookies, after the dough ball is formed and placed on your baking sheet, gently stick chocolate chips into the dough ball and bake as normal.
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graduation pops It is that time of year again… Graduation time!  Lots of parties and memories to be made!  If you are looking for a festive fun little treat to bring the party, take a peek at these Graduation Hat Pops. They are quick and easy and lets face it CUTE as can be.  Plus you can make them in lots of colors to make them fit your school colors.

graduation pops

To make these you will need:

  • Mini M&Ms
  • Mini Reeses (come in a bag in the candy bar section of the store)
  • Mini Hershey’s plain chocolate bars (came in an 8 pack in the candy section)
  • Air Head Extremes
  • Sucker sticks

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Start by  unwrapping you mini chocolate bars and cutting them into 2 squares.  You will have one skinny piece left over save that to melt for putting them together.  You do not need them all so if you need a chocolate fix go ahead and eat one 🙂

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 Take the skinny piece of chocolate left over and melt it so you can use it as “glue” to put your caps together.  I put mine in a glass bowl for 3o seconds, they do not look melted but once you touch it, it is soft and melted.  Gently twist the sticking into the wide end of the reeses mini.  Then dip the skinny end in chocolate and “glue” it to the bottom of the square piece of chocolate.  You will want to make sure you stick it to the side with words, so the smooth side will be the top of your cap.

graduation pops

If you are in a hurry put them in the freezer to harden the chocolate, I just let them set a few hours then came back to finish after the chocolate had set.

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Use scissors to cut the air heads into thin sections, attach them with melted chocolate to the top of the cap.  Top it off with a mini M&M.  I made a stand to hold mine out of scrapbook paper and a styrofoam block.

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