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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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Fruit Infused Water

April 17, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We all know that there is nothing quite better than refreshing fruit in the warmer months! As we get closer and closer to Summer our bodies crave nutrients and revitalizing foods. This infused water is the perfect way to keep hydrated and to provide us with great health benefits!

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. Water pitcher
  2. Assortment of fruits (oranges, berries, and lemons!)
  3.  Filtered water

Begin by cleaning and slices up your lemons, oranges + strawberries.

Once all your fruits have been cleaned and sliced, pour the filtered water into a pitcher.

Time to add all the yumminess! Begin to insert your berries, lemons + orange slices into the pitcher filled with water.

Let it sit about an hour. There ya have it! Sip + enjoy!

Who’s mouths are already watering?

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Rice Crispy Treat Pops

March 29, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Rice crispy treats are always a crowd pleaser, but have you ever had bright chocolate covered rice crispy’s?? Look no further. Today, we will teach you how to bring the perfect spring treat to any get-together. Who else can’t stop baking with all these Spring colors to add to the mix? It makes it that much more fun! We can’t wait to share this simple recipe.

What you will need:

  1. Rice crispy cereal
  2. Colorful mini marshmallows + butter
  3. White chocolate melts
  4. Sprinkles + Candy pop sticks

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Step 1: Start by melting 3 cups of marshmallows on the oven in a sauce pan. You will need 3 tablespoons of butter to add with it. Keep on heat until completely melted.

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Step 2: Remove from heat and add 4 1/2 cups of rice crispy cereal. Mix well.

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We added a few more unmelted marshmallows to add to the mix for more color and texture.

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Step 3: Once mixed, add sprinkles. Next, grease down pan and flatten the rice crispy mix inside the pan. Cut into squares. Once you pressed and cut, put in the fridge to cool.

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Step 4: Let the treats cool for 20 minutes. Once cooled, remove from the fridge and stick the candy pop sticks in the bottom to create a rice crispy treat pop!

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Step 5: Now that all the treats are on the pop sticks, melt down the white chocolate melts. Follow the instructions on the back of the bag. Then cover the tops in the chocolate!

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Step 6: Finishing dipping them all in the chocolate then add sprinkles to top it off! Let cool in the fridge until ready to serve.

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Garlic Lime Shrimp Wraps

January 23, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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If you’re anything like us, we love fresh eats! So, here’s a recipe that’s sure to satisfy any craving. These lettuce wraps are healthy, simple, fast & perfect for on the go, too!

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Lettuce

-Shrimp

-Avocado

-Pico de gallo

-Garlic + lime

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Start by adding your shrimp to a pan on medium heat. Add a tablespoon of mixed garlic and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Let that cook for 5-10 minutes. Set aside when ready.

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Begin to spread your avocado all over your lettuce wrap. Sprinkle lime, salt and pepper all over.

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Top the avocado with your cooked shrimp.

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Follow up with fresh pico de gallo. YUM!

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Done! Is your mouth watering yet?

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Healthy Holiday Mocktails

November 26, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Quench your thirst this holiday season with these Healthy Holiday Mocktail recipes and leave room for overindulging at the dessert table!

Sparkly Blood Orange Basil Mocktail

The bright and wintry citrus flavor of blood orange and grapefruit pairs beautifully with a hint of basil, while tonic water brings even more bubbly to the party.

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Ingredients:

3 large basil leaves
1 ½ ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
3 ounces blood orange Italian soda
1 ½ ounces tonic water

Directions:

If you have a muddler, place the basil in the bottom of a metal shaker or large sturdy glass and add the grapefruit juice. Muddle the basil until it is fragrant. Add the blood orange soda, tonic water and mix well. Serve over ice.

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Frost Bite Mocktail

I love this recipe for Frost Bite Mocktails. It’s refreshing and delicious but is also really pretty and perfect for a winter party!

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Ingredients:

3 oz. lemon-lime soda
2 oz. white grape juice
Fresh blueberries
Fresh mint
1 oz. Pineapple juice
1 oz. Lime juice

Directions:

In a shaker filled with ice, mix fresh lime juice and pineapple juice. Add white grape juice, mint and blueberries. Shake all ingredients well and strain into a large glass filled with ice. Top with lemon-lime soda and garnish with fresh blueberries for a fun twist.

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Ginger Eggnog Fizz

You can’t have a holiday drink roundup without including some eggnog! This recipe includes ginger ale, creating a delicious, creamy, and bubbly drink.

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Ingredients:

1 quart chilled non-alcoholic homemade or store-bought eggnog
1 bottle chilled ginger beer or ginger ale

Directions:

Fill a glass a quarter to half full of eggnog and fill the rest of the way with ginger beer or ginger ale. Serve immediately.

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Frosty Cocoa Shake

This recipe is surely what Santa blends up for his most favorite little elves who crave a frosty, coconut-cocoa infused treat!

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Ingredients:

2 Tbsp vegan cocoa mix
2 cups vanilla coconut ice cream
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1/4 cup ice cubes
1 banana (use frozen banana slices for thickest shake)

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour. Garnish. Serve.

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Strawberry Coconut Chia Popsicles

September 9, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Who knew popsicles could be good for you? Hold onto what’s left of summer with these super easy and protein-packed pops.

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Ingredients:

Makes 10 servings
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
4 tablespoons organic chia seeds (We Love Mamma Chia!)
1½ cups diced strawberries
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons honey (more or less depending on taste)

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Directions:

1) Combine all the ingredients in a bowl with a spout (makes pouring easier).

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2) Stir until the chia seeds are evenly spread throughout mixture.

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3) Refrigerate for 4 hours or until the chia seeds begin to expand.
4) Pour the mixture into popsicle molds (or plastic cups with a popsicle stick inserted in the middle) and freeze overnight.

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5) Enjoy a healthy sweet treat whenever you need a cool dose of summer!

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Sunshine Party Snacks

August 18, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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It’s sunny with a chance of sprinkles! But these are the yummy kind of sprinkles. “Weather” you’re looking to decorate a one-year-old’s birthday party, planning a baby shower or just looking for some sweet and salty treats, Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods, Pink Pineapple Punch and Birthday Cake Popcorn are easy-to-make treats!

Here are a few fun recipes for the perfect sunshine birthday party:

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with Sprinkles

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Ingredients:

1 12-ounce package milk chocolate chips
1 12-ounce package white chocolate chips
24 large pretzel rods
Pink sprinkles

Directions:

1) Place the milk chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and the white chocolate chips in another (if you are making both kinds of chocolate). Microwave one bowl on 50% for 1 minute. Remove and stir with a rubber spatula (the chips should melt while you are stirring, but if they don’t, you can continue to microwave for 30 more seconds on high, then stir again.) Continue with 30 second intervals on high to get it to a nice smooth and melted consistency. Wash and dry the spatula. Do the same with the other bowl of chocolate.

2) Dip one pretzel rod into the milk chocolate; use a spoon or butter knife to spread the chocolate about halfway up the rod (we used a tall glass to dip the long pretzels). Twist the rod to let the excess chocolate drip off. Hold the rod over a piece of wax paper and shake sprinkles on all sides. Place the pretzel on another piece of wax paper to dry. Coat another pretzel with white chocolate and sprinkles. Repeat until you’ve coated all the pretzels, half with milk chocolate, half with white chocolate, and let dry completely, about 24 hours. Cover any remaining chocolate with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

3) Enjoy with some of our Pink Pineapple Punch. Read along for the recipe!

 

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Pink Pineapple Punch

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Ingredients:

Your favorite Powdered Pink Lemonade
2 cups Pineapple Juice
2 cups Ginger Ale
1/4 cup grenadine (I used cherry juice)
Ice

Directions:

1) Fill a large pitcher with ice and pour in pineapple juice and grenadine. Fill the pink lemonade mix to the 1qt line (about 1/3 cup), add to the pineapple juice and stir until dissolved. Add the ginger ale and mix gently. Add water to fill up the large pitcher. Garnish the pitcher with sliced lemons, pineapples and/or cherries.

2) Serve with fun straws and sip on some sunshine!

 

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Birthday Cake Popcorn

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Ingredients:

5 cups popped corn
1 (1 1/2 ounce) white chocolate candy melts
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Salt, to taste
1/4 cup rainbow-colored coarse sparkling sugar
2 tablespoons pearl decoratifs

Directions:

1) Place popcorn on two large cookie sheets lined with parchment or a baking mat. Gently heat the white chocolate in the microwave for one minute or until melted, stirring halfway though. Stir in the melted butter. Drizzle over the popcorn and mix with a spatula to coat; be careful, it will be very hot. Toss in the salt and sprinkles. Let cool completely, then break apart any large pieces that are stuck together.

 

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Enjoy these party-planning recipes. Always remember to spread the sunshine wherever you go 🙂 Thanks for the yummy recipes and photos Cara (@carakuulei)! Birthday party decor by Michelle Vallembois.

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5 Mouthwatering Fall Recipes

October 27, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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1. Herb Roasted Veggie Bowl With A Tahini-Kale Sauce

2. Fig and Ricotta Flatbread Pizza

3. Sweet Potato Tahini Crostini

4. Zucchini-Basil Chickpea With Tomato & Shaved Fennel Salad

5. Hazelnut Layer Cake With Fig Compote & (Vegan) Cream Cheese  Frosting

All images and recipes can be found on dollyandoatmeal.com or loveandlemons.com

Happy Cooking!