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Garden Carrot Cupcakes

March 26, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Easter is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  We have created a fun, festive recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 1 box chocolate cake mix
2) 3 eggs
3) Vegetable oil
4) White chocolate chips
5) Orange food coloring
5) Strawberries
6) Chocolate frosting
7) Oreos
8) Small mason jars

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Step 2: Make cake mix (follow directions on box)

Step 3: Fill mason jars 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes

Step 4: Melt white chocolate chips
Step 5: Add orange food coloring to melted chocolate

Step 6: Dip strawberries in melted chocolate
Step 7: Let dipped strawberries set on parchment paper

Step 9: Frost cupcakes and cover with crushed Oreos
Step 10: Add chocolate dipped strawberry + ENJOY


What is your favorite Easter treat? Comment Below!

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Galentine’s Day Oreo Pops

February 7, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we are getting real excited with all our gal pals. What’s February without Galentine’s Day? We want you to get all your friends together and celebrate! These Oreo pops will make for the perfect festive snacks. Make them all together or have them prepared ahead of time. Either way, they are sure to be a crowd favorite! With only 2 ingredients this will be a breeze.

Supplies:

  1. Double stuffed Oreos
  2. White chocolate candy melts
  3. Lollipop sticks

Follow the instructions on the back of the bag of candy melts to melt them properly.

Once melted, dip half the Oreo in the chocolate.

You should be left with all the Oreos looking something like this.

Place the lollipop sticks in the center of the cookie.

Yay! How cute? Happy Galentine’s Day!

Tag us in your Galentine’s Day celebration! #puravidabracelets #livefree

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Green Breakfast Smoothie

January 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are always looking for quick grab-n-go breakfast options. Mornings can be super busy and hectic, so if we can simplify our breakfast routine in any way we will! These green smoothies are the perfect thing to give you the nutrients and energy you need for the day.

Supplies:

  1. Almond milk
  2. Spinach
  3. Chia seeds
  4. Peanut butter powder
  5. 1 fresh banana + 1 frozen banana

1 cup of almond milk

A handful or 2 of spinach

After the spinach, add 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds.

1 fresh banana and 1 frozen banana

Lastly add a 1/2 cup of peanut butter powder. Next, blend all together! If you would prefer a thinker consistency, add some ice.

Top it off with some chia seeds and frozen raspberries. Yum!

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Snowman Marshmallows

January 5, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Last week we shared our recipe for Homemade Hot Cocoa. This week we are sharing our favorite way to serve our hot cocoa! We LOVE these Snowman Marshmallows. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Jumbo marshmallows
2) Mini chocolate chips
3) Orange food coloring
4) Scissors


Create Snowman Noses

Step 1: Cut  jumbo marshmallow into tiny triangles

Step 2: Soak triangles in orange food coloring


Create Snowman Marshmallow

Step 3: Place orange triangle in the middle of jumbo marshmallow


Step 4: Place mini chocolate chips on jumbo marshmallow


Step 5: Place Snowman Marshmallow into hot cocoa + ENJOY


What is your favorite winter activity? Comment below!

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Homemade Hot Cocoa

December 29, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Who doesn’t love a cup of warm hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day? Our most favorite winter beverage is easier than ever to make from scratch right in your kitchen. And trust us, this will taste far better than any store bought mix. Plus, it is SO easy! So easy, you probably already have all the ingredients in your home! Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  1. 3-3.5 cups of sugar
  2. 1.5 tablespoons of salt
  3. 2 1/4 cups of cocoa powder
  4. Milk per serving
  5. Your favorite mug
  6. Friends to share it with 🙂

We used a big mason jar to store our mix in.

Start by adding in a cup of sugar. Then a cup of cocoa. Then, your next cup of sugar and so on. We made a pattern with the cups of sugar and cocoa just for looks, however you can just dump it all in together if you’d like.

Next comes the salt.

And now for the marshmallows to top it off!

If you want a peppermint spin to it, simply drop one into your mixture.

Mix the ingredients together. Scoop 1.5 spoon fulls into a cup of milk. Warm the milk on the stovetop or in the microwave. Enjoy!

 

 

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Halloween Pretzel Sticks

October 31, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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There are so many versions of this pretzel treat, but we had too much fun getting crazy with the sprinkles! I mean, sprinkles make everything better am I right? Halloween allows you to make everything fun and festive– So we took full advantage of that! These are the perfect Halloween treat to make with all your friends at home. Let’s get started!

Here is what you will need:

  1. pretzel sticks
  2. orange candy melts
  3. halloween assorted sprinkles

Follow the instructions on the back of the chocolate melts’ bag.

Melt them down into a creamy texture.

Mix together the assorted Halloween sprinkles in a separate bowl.

Dip half of the pretzel into the orange chocolate melts. Immediately dip them into the sprinkles so they will stick. Allow them to cool, then enjoy!

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Bat Treats

October 31, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Throwing a Halloween Bash and need some last minute treat ideas to set out? We got ya covered! These are quick, simple and totally cute. Follow along for our two ingredient bat treat DIY! These are guaranteed to be a party hit! You’ll thank us later. 😉

Here is what you will need:

  1. Oreos
  2. Reese’s
  3. Googly eyes

Take your Oreos and scrape the creme out of the center to save for later.

Break them in half to create the look of bat wings.

Use the creme to adhere the Oreo halves to the Reese’s cup.

Add the eyes. Look- now you have bats! Easy peasy.

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Zombie Pretzels

October 16, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Halloween is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  We have created a fun, festive DIY/recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Pretzels
2) White chocolate chips
3) Milk chocolate chips
4) Green food coloring
5) 3 bowls
6) Skewer

Step 1: Microwave white chocolate chips in bowl until melted

Step 2: Dip pretzels into melted white chocolate chips until covered

Step 3: Place pretzels onto baking sheet and let chocolate harden

Step 4: Microwave milk chocolate chips in bowl until melted

Step 5: Microwave white chocolate chips in bowl until melted and add green food coloring

Step 6: Create “eyes” using melted chocolate and let chocolate harden

Step 7: Enjoy!

What are you going to be for Halloween? Comment below!

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Fall Detox Water

September 28, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the detox stops. The unbelievable Autumn flavors will explode in your mouth when trying out this recipe. Detox waters are simple and very beneficial to our bodies. They can help boost your immune system and maximizes your energy. Take it on the go or keep it in the fridge ready for any time of day! Watch your skin clear up as well. Your body needs plenty of water and this is the perfect tasty way to do so!

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. Red apple
  2. Plum
  3. Pear
  4. Water
  5. Cinnamon sticks

Begin by chopping your fruits in prep to toss in.

Once you have sliced all three fruits, scoop up and place in pitcher.

Now, add in the cinnamon sticks!

Mix all the ingredients. Enjoy!

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Cookie Dough Bowl

September 4, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Happy September! With school back in session, we have created a fun, easy DIY/recipe to help you treat yourself after a long day of classes. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Eggless cookie dough
2) Mason jar (You could also use a cup or a mug)
3) Ice cream
4) Ice cream toppings
5) Spoon


Step 1: Roll cookie dough into a ball (The larger the ball, the larger the cookie dough bowl)


Step 2: Flatten cookie dough ball with side of mason jar


Step 3: Use bottom of mason jar to form the cookie dough bowl

Step 4: Add ice cream + toppings to cookie dough bowl 


Step 5: Enjoy!


What toppings would you put on your ice cream? Comment below!

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Fourth Of July Cones

June 30, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  We have created a fun, festive DIY/recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Ice cream cones
2) White chocolate chips
3) Sprinkles (We used red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July)
4) Spoon


Step 1: Melt white chocolate chips in microwave


Step 2: Spread melted white chocolate around top of ice cream cone


Step 3: Add sprinkles


Step 4: Set ice cream cone out and let melted white chocolate harden

Step 5: Add ice cream and enjoy!


What is your favorite Fourth Of July Recipe? Comment below!

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tuxedo chocolate covered strawberries

June 8, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Nothin’ better than your classic chocolate covered strawberries! I mean, truly… what beats it? We customized this dessert in honor of Father’s Day! These cute tuxedo strawberries are bound to put a smile on Dad’s face! Am I right?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Milk Chocolate (meltable)
  2. White Chocolate (meltable)
  3. Strawberries
  4. Toothpicks
  5. A bit of coconut oil if you need help smoothing out the melted chocolate
  6. Parchment Paper

Begin by melting the white chocolate. Follow the instructions on the bag to melt correctly.

Once all the strawberries have been dipped in the white chocolate, let stand and go ahead and melt the milk chocolate.

Make sure the white chocolate has totally dried. Then, dip half the strawberry in the milk chocolate. Immediately dip the other half creating the look of a tuxedo.

Take a toothpick to create the “buttons.”

Let chill in the fridge for about an hour. Best if eaten the day of.