It’s that time of year again when we need to man up our sweets. With Father’s Day tomorrow we feel it necessary to take a more masculine approach to treating. Man Bars meet all the requirements it takes to celebrate the special dads we get to be surrounded by. We can’t wait to hear them say, “Oh man these are super!” Or “Dude, those are fantastic!” We’d say the same, except we’d be describing them! Thanks guys!
• 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
• 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
• ½ cup Heath Bits
• 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• 2 cups powdered sugar
1 Combine crumbs, chips, Heath Bits, milk and vanilla until well mixed.
2 Press into an 8×8 pan lined with nonstick foil.
3 Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
4 Let cool.
5 Cut into squares.
6 Put powdered sugar into a bowl and add a few bars at a time to coat.
*recipe inspired by Sugar Apron
Nothing says summer like strawberries and whipped cream. And nothing says Saturday like baking. Put them both together and we have the perfect way to spend our favorite day. With Strawberry Almond Cupcakes baking in our oven we are well on our way to a sweet summer Saturday.
• 1 box (18.25 oz) Strawberry Cake Mix
• 4 whole eggs
• 1 cup almond milk
• 1/2 cup canola oil
• 1 tsp almond extract
• 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tub Cool Whip
- Slices strawberries
1 Combine cake mix, eggs, almond milk, oil and extracts in a mixing bowl, mix with a whisk attachment on high for 1 minute, until smooth. Stir in 1 cup sliced strawberries.
2 Pour into a prepared muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the tops spring back after being touched.
3 Allow cakes to cool on a wire rack before topping with cool whip and sliced strawberries!
*recipe inspired by Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts
This Saturday is stacked with festivities. It’s not everyday your baby becomes a teenager! We’re celebrating with all of Finn’s faves. We’re gearing up on the mountain bike trails, fueling up with pepperoni pizza, loading up wheelbarrows full of dirt for the backyard bmx track, and sweetening up on a Stacked Espresso Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. Happy Birthday Finn!
Make Sister Sweetly’s Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe. Stack the cookies on a cake plate. Top with candles and sing “Happy Birthday” (in your best country twang). Best Birthday Cake Ever!
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Aka the beginning of summer!!! From birthdays to pool parties to barbecues, our weekend is stacked to the brim with celebrations. Showing up empty handed has never been our style so we’ve decided to make loads of Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn to take along as we “pop” into all of our weekend festivities. It’s the perfect grab and go treat. Here’s to the beginning of a fun filled summer!!!
• 6 cups popped pop corn
• 1 1/2 cups of white almond bark, melted
• 1 cup white cake batter mix
• 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
Melt the almond bark in the microwave. I put it in the microwave in 30 second intervals stirring between each 30 seconds until it is fully melted.
Add the vegetable shortening and stir until it is melted. I usually don’t have to put it back in the microwave to completely melt it but you can if you have to.
Then add the cake mix.
Pour onto the popcorn and coat evenly.
Pour the popcorn out onto cookie sheets to cool.
Wait until fully hardened (if you can) and enjoy!
Rain, rain go away. Come again any day, but Saturday! Oh well – time to find the gold at the end of the rainbow. And this gold comes in the form of CHOCOLATE! Hershey’s Gold Brownies will be just the trick to turn our dreary moods bright and sunny!
I box of dark chocolate brownies, plus ingredients on the back of the box
1 Hershey’s Gold Bar
Make the brownie batter according to the directions on the back of the box. Break up the Hershey’s Gold Bar and sprinkle in the middle of the brownie batter. Bake for 30 min at 350 degrees. 🌞
Looking for something yummy to add to your celebration spread? Our Whipped Cookie Butter Dip is a crowd pleaser! It’s the perfect party treat for Teacher Appreciation, Mother’s Day, Graduation, Memorial Day, or any day you need a little something sweet!
Whipped Cookie Butter Dip
1 jar Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter
1/2 cup almond milk
Whip 1/2 cup almond milk with 1 jar of cookie butter with your electric mixer until creamy. Top dip with Heath Bits. Serve with pretzels for dipping
When your little (not-so anymore 😢) requests his favorite cookies you gladly make them TOGETHER! There’s nothing quite like Espresso Dark Chocolate Cookies baked with love to bring us closer!
3/4 cup Crisco Butter Sticks
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon instant coffee granuals
HEAT oven to 375ºF.
COMBINE shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt, instant coffee granuals, and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture until just blended. Stir in dark chocolate chips.
DROP by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
BAKE 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.