So Over Sweets 

If you’ve ever had a week like we’ve had then you know what we mean when we say we feel OVERLOADED, like over-the-top overwhelmed! From being overscheduled to overcommitted, we feel overworked! Good thing it’s Saturday because we’re overjoyed we can overachieve in the one department that’s been overlooked all week – dessert! We’re over-the-moon for Overloaded Oatmeal Bars! And we’re overconfident you will be too! But be warned! We know you’re gonna love them that you’ll likely overeat and overstuff yourself! Over and out until next week!

 
Overloaded Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups quick oats

1½ cups flour

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp salt

1 cup butter flavored Crisco 

1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

1 bag milk chocolate chips

2 TB butter softened

1 cup of various kinds of M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, mix oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and Crisco with a spoon. Remove 1 cup and set aside.

Press remaining mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan.

In a small pot, melt condensed milk, chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of butter over low-medium heat. Stir constantly until chips are melted and everything is mixed well.

Pour chocolate chip mixture over the bottom layer and spread evenly. Sprinkle leftover cup of oat mixture over the chocolate.

Top with M&Ms and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting. Overenjoy!

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Sweet Celebration

Well hello Saturday! It’s nice to see you. We could not wait for you to be here. This week our sweet tooth was kicking in extra hard but we managed to refrain from indulging until you arrived. Today we are not only sweeting it up, we are getting our craft on too. First, we are creating Jolly Rancher Cross Lollipops. Tina’s daughter is getting confirmed in our church on Sunday so we thought these would be a great addition to our brunch. They fit perfectly with the theme of our celebration and are a fun little goody for kids of any age. 

Secondly, as you know by now, our preferred treat usually consists of something gooey and chocolaty. So…we are whipping up a batch of our favorite Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies to have on the side. Having chocolate on the side is very important to us! 

We’re looking forward to our day of baking and creating and celebrating Tina’s daughter’s accomplishment tomorrow. Way to go girl!

  Jolly Rancher Cross Lollipops

The supplies you will need:

1 bag of Regular Jolly Ranchers

Wooden Kitchen Skewers

Parchment

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.

Unwrap the jolly ranchers and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 

The Jolly Rancher in the middle of the cross needs extra oven time, so put it on the cookie sheet and in the oven on the center rack for 1 minute. 

Remove the tray from the oven and arrange the rest of the Jolly Ranchers around the middle one in a cross shape. Put them as closely together as possible. 

Put the tray back in the oven, and heat for about 5 minutes, or until the Jolly Ranchers melt together.

Take the tray out of the oven, immediately place the stick on the cross, and roll until the candy surrounds the stick. 

Allow the candy to cool and harden, then lift off the parchment. 

Sister Sweetly’s Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Candy Bar Cookies

Sweet Slices

We’ve got a perfect Valentines Day dessert that’s the definitely a crowd pleaser. Cookie Butter Cookie Pizza with fun toppings! Bake up a tray of cookie butter blondies, slice them like a pizza, and decorate them with everyone’s favorite toppings. Anyway you slice it, you’ve got a ❤️ly little treat for all of your ❤️ed ones. Happy Valentines Day!!!

Cookie Butter Cookie Pizza    

Cookie Butter Blondies Recipe

Crack Me Up Sweetly

Doctors say laughter is the best medicine. And refueling with sugar every now and then can sure help fight the winter blues! This Saturday we’re getting happy with Valentine Cracker Toffee. We can already hear our Valentine’s chuckling through their smiles!

Valentine Cracker Toffee

 
Ingredients:

30­-40  graham crackers

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1 cup chocolate chips 

1 cup Hershey’s Hugs 

1/2 cup M&M’s

Directions:
1. Pre­heat oven to 350°F.
2. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment. Line the pan with graham crackers.
3. Place the butter and sugar in a medium sized pot over low medium­-low heat. Stir until the butter is melted. Once the butter has melted, bring to a boil. Stir constantly. Turn down the heat and simmer for 3­-5 minutes until thickened.
4. Once it’s nice and bubbly, remove pan from heat and pour evenly over graham crackers. Spread mixture with a knife.
5. Place pan in the oven and bake for 5­-7 minutes.
6. Remove pan from oven and then sprinkle the chocolate chips and Hugs on top of the toffee while it’s still hot. Let the chocolate melt for a few minutes and then spread all over the toffee with a spatula. Let the crackers and toffee cool. 
7. Sprinkle M&M’s on top and then place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Once chocolate has hardened break into pieces and store in a container.

End Sweetly

Hooray! The 2015 holiday season is over- said NO ONE ever! What are we to do with the Christmas candies, snacks, and goodies we have spilling out of our cabinets? We certainly don’t need them lurking around to tempt us much longer! Getting rid of it all in Kitchen Cabinet Cookie Butter Crunch seems the obvious choice to cure our cheating and treating addiction that seems to happen every year at this time. A much needed sugar break is a must for 2016. (At least until next Saturday!) Happy New Year!

Kitchen Cabinet Cookie Butter Crunch 

  
Ingredients

  • Leftover Christmas Candies and snacks
  • 24 oz white almond bark
  • 3 TBS Trader Joes Speculoos Cookie Butter

Instructions

Spread leftover candies and snacks on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Melt white almond bark in a pan on low heat. Once melted stir in 3 TBS Trader Joes Speculoos Cookie Butter. Pour on top of cookie sheet mix and stir. Allow to harden. Break into pieces and enjoy.

Mummy’s Sweets 

Be-gauze October 31st nears we are unraveling a treat even a Mummy would approve. Unveil some Mummified Sugar Cookies and your little goblins are sure to wrap you with sweet Halloween hugs!

Mummified Sugar Cookies

  
Ingredients

1 1⁄4 cups sugar

1 cup Butter Flavor Crisco

2 eggs

1⁄4 cup regular pancake maple syrup

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3 cups flour, plus

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided

3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder

1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda

1⁄2 teaspoon salt

1 tub of buttercream frosting

I package of M&Ms

Directions

Heat oven to 375.

Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooling cookies. Combine sugar and butter flavor crisco in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.

Add eggs, syrup, and vanilla. Beat until well blended and fluffy.

Combine 3 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add gradually to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix until well blended. Divide dough into 4 quarters.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Spread 1 T of flour onto large sheet of waxed paper. Place one-fourth of dough on floured paper. Flatten slightly with hands.

Drop spoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheet. Place 2 inches apart.

Bake at 375 for 5-9 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies. 

Do not overbake. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to cooling rack to cool completely. Decorate with buttercream frosting in a zigzag motion to create the look of a mummy. Add M&Ms for eyes. Reveal to all your ghouls.

*recipe adapted from Food

Sweet Smell of Success

Woo Hoo! We did it! We completed our 3 week clean eating cleanse. Now it’s time to celebrate. And boy are we gonna! This Saturday we’re goin back to the basics, old school if you will. We’ll be treating and cheating with our favorite cookie recipes. Both Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal Scotchies are just what our tummies ordered. Let the baking festivities begin! 

  
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  
Oatmeal Scotchies