Homemade Birthday Sweet

The best part of our birthday is sharing it together…and the CAKE! Instead of letting someone else make it for us we decided to make our own. Greatest decision ever! Oatmeal Cookie Brownie Birthday Cake! 1/2 our favorite cookie dough + 1/2 our favorite brownie batter = 1 big birthday wish come true!

Oatmeal Cookie Brownie Birthday Cake

Directions

• make 1 box of dark chocolate brownies according to directions on the back of the box

• make 1 batch of Sister Sweetly’s favorite oatmeal cookie dough

• pour half of the brownie batter in a parchment lined 9 x 13 baking dish

• spread the cookie dough on top of the brownie batter

• top with the remaining half of brownie batter

• bake at 350 for 40 min

• enjoy while singing Happy Birthday if it’s your birthday too!

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Eat, Drink & Be Sweet

The happiest of holidays is finally here! We are baking lots treats of treats to share with our families. Our oldie but goody favorites will be there, of course! But this Christmas we are adding a new edition. Candy Bar Poke Cake!!! It’s part cake, part candy bar and completely delish! We hope this special day brings you peace, joy, and loads of scrumptious desserts! Merry Christmas! Candy Bar Poke Cake
Ingredients

1 box yellow cake mix plus ingredients on the back of the box
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (8 oz) jar caramel topping

1 (8 oz) container cool whip 

4 Heath Candy Bars chopped

Directions
1. Bake cake according to directions in a 9×13 baking pan.
2. Let cake cool for about 5 minutes.

3. Using the end of a wooden spoon , carefully poke holes in cake. 

4. Next, slowly pour sweetened condensed milk over the top of the cake, trying to get some in all the holes. 

5. Now pour the caramel topping evenly over the cake, also trying to get some in every hole. 

6. Spread cool whip evenly over the top of the cake and top with chopped candy bars. Cake may be served right away or stored in the refrigerator until ready to use. 

We think it’s best the next day, so bake on Christmas Eve to serve on Christmas Day.

Recipe adapted from Family Fresh Meals

Sweets For Peeps

Woot woot!  It’s Saturday. Our favorite day!  Our cheat and treat ourselves day. This week we are preparing for Easter and doing a trial run on a new recipe:  Salted Caramel Carrot Poke Cake. Since it’s best after sitting in the refrigerator over night, it’s a perfect make-the-night-before and travel-with-the-next-day dessert. Why not take this “EGG”TRA-ORDiNARY yumminess to your Easter celebration?  Every”bunny” will love it!!!

Salted Caramel Carrot Poke Cake

  • 1 box Carrot Cake Mix
  • 1 package Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • ¾ cup Canola Oil
  • 1½ cups Chopped Pecans
  • 14 oz. can Sweetened Condensed Milk
Frosting:
  • 1 container of cream cheese frosting
Topping:
  • Smuckers SaltedCaramel Sauce
  • ½ cup Chopped Pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat 350 F.
  2. Combine cake ingredients except for Sweetened Condensed Milk and mix until combined.
  3. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  5. Let cake cool completely. Do not remove cake from pan, it cannot stand on its own.
  6. Once cake has cooled, use a skewer to evenly poke the cake about 25 – 40 times.
  7. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the cake and let set over night.
  8. Once cake has set spread frosting over the cake.
  9. Heat opened Salted Caramel Sauce jar in the microwave for 20 – 30 seconds.
  10. Pour SaltedCaramel Sauce over the frosting and top it with chopped pecans.

*recipe adapted from Living Better Together

  



Bite-Size Favorite Sweet

Everyone who knows us well knows that brownies are our hands down favorite goodie. We’ve tried them just about any way possible. That is until a cake pop maker magically made its way into our cart at Target earlier this week. (Our husbands aren’t sure how this keeps happening to us!) We have seen many cake pop recipes on Pinterest, but none appealed to us as much as brownie pops. We poured our favorite boxed batter into the pan and 5 minutes later we had a bite-sized treat worthy of a Saturday cheat!

Ingredients
* A box of brownie mix plus the ingredients on the back of the box
* white almond bark
* chocolate bars crumbled (optional)

Directions
Make the brownie batter according to the directions on the back of the box. Pour batter into the cake pop pan. Bake for 5-7 min. Remove and allow to cool. Decorate with melted almond bark and crumbled chocolate bars if desired.

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Our Newest Sweet Sensation

Oh how we adore fall…mostly for the yummy treats associated with this season: crisps, cobblers, pumpkin everything and our newest love…maple!  This Saturday we are trying out brown sugar maple cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting and Heath bits.  Bake up a batch, and maybe your love for fall will be even sweeter too!

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Maple Brown Sugar Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Pillsbury Maple Brown Sugar Cake Mix
  • 1 can of cream cheese frosting
  • Heath Bits

Directions

Make the cupcakes according to the directions on the back of the box. Allow cupcakes to cool completely. Once cool frost the cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with Heath bits.  Savor!

 

Sweet Wishes Come True

In a few days we will celebrate our 29th birthday again! We aren’t sure how this keeps happening, but lucky for us it does. According to us,  there’s no better way to honor our special day than smothering ourselves in delicious birthday treats. And what could top Better Than Birthday Cake Brownies? Ooey-gooey yumminess! Our wish came true!

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Better Than Birthday Cake Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 box of dark chocolate brownies, plus ingredients on the back of the box
  • 1 package of Birthday Cake Oreo Cookies
  • 1 batch of oatmeal cookie dough (recipe here)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make brownies according to directions on the back of the box. Make cookie dough using recipe link. Put cookie dough in the bottom a greased 9 x 13 pan. Place a layer of Oreo cookies on top of the cookie dough. Spread brownie batter on top of the Oreos. Bake for 25 to 30 min. We always underbake for more extra oeey-gooey goodness!

 

Christmas Sweetness! In July?

We love everything about party planning: the theme, the decorations, the drinks, the food (especially the treats!). Lucky for us we live in a neighborhood that likes to have celebrations. We are fresh off the Fourth of July bike parade and pool party and now onto our annual deck crawl, this year with a holiday theme. Trina is one of the host houses and Tina is her happy helper, or elf in this situation since we are celebrating Christmas in July. What could be more fitting than red velvet brownies and green M&Ms put together with a Hershey’s Kiss and frosting to make an adorable Santa hat? Plus it’s simple to do which leaves time for all of the other trimmings. How blessed are we that Christmas came twise this year!

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Red Velvet Santa Hat Brownies

Ingredients

  • I box red velvet cake mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box
  • 1 bag of Hershey Kisses
  • I can of spray cream cheese frosting
  • green M&Ms

Directions

Make the red velvet cake mix according to the back of the box. Pour into greased mini muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 min. Once cool attach a Hershey Kiss with cream cheese frosting to the top of the red velvet cake mini muffin. Place a green M&M on the tip of the Hershey Kiss with a dollop of cream cheese frosting.