Posts Tagged ‘Candy’

Homemade Reese Cups

July 29, 2010

These couldn’t be any easier!

Homemade Reese Cups


1 Cup Peanut Butter

6 TBSP Butter (softened)

2 cups Powdered Sugar

24 ounces Almond Bark (Chocolate or Vanilla)

12-18 Aluminum Baking Cups

-Combine first 3 Ingredients. The mixture may look crumbly and that’s okJ *I use my Kitchenaid Mixer to combine but you can also use a  dough cutter to cut the ingredients together.*

-After you have combined the above, melt Almond Bark (chocolate or vanilla) in a Double Broiler, making sure to stir frequently (I use a makeshift one that I create from two pans, one obviously smaller then the other).

-Once your chocolate is melted, cover the bottom of 12-18 Baking Cups (the number you end up with depends on how big you make them).

– Make a Peanut Butter Mixture Ball from the combined ingredients and flatten slightly with your fingers. Place on top of the Chocolate in the Baking Cups.

-Fill the Baking Cup the rest of the way with Melted Chocolate, making sure to cover the Peanut Butter Mixture,  and smooth across the top.

-Chill for 10 minutes in the fridge and enjoy!


Filled Cupcakes for Quiltie’s Birthday

April 22, 2010

Way too cheap to purchase a Debbie Meyer\’s Cupcake Pan I came up with a way to fill my regular ol’ cupcakes….

The secret is a Melon Baller. Just take your warm cupcake that you’ve just baked (pictured are Devil’s Food) and carefully create a hole to fill….

The whole pan with holes…

I chose to fill these with mini Reese Cups. The possibilities are endless on what you can fill them with…….

Just peel off the papers and push them into the center of the cupcakes. Look how yummy and melty they look….

Let them cool and ice them with an icing of your choice, whether store bought or homemade. Pictured is Cream Cheese Icing. Top with half of a mini Reese…

Happy Birthday Quiltie! These are for your Cookout in my back yard 🙂


Little Frugalista

Useful Easter Basket Ideas

March 23, 2010

Don’t you just hate the myriad of things that our kids drag into our house that basically just take up space, aka clutter? It seems there are two times a year that I especially have to fight the clutter epidemic, Christmas and Easter. One of the solutions I have come up with is for the kids to ask Santa and The Easter Bunny for things that are fun but also useful (no their baskets are not stuffed with cleaning supplies and canned goods lol).

Below is a list of some of the Useful things my kids ask to receive in their Easter Baskets. We try to keep candy to a minimum (that is a whole other post though 🙂 )

Lots of these suggestions can be found at your local Dollar Store which will also save you money. Hopefully these will give you a few ideas:


Character Pencils or Pens to take to School

Markers or Crayons to take to School (by this time of year they usually need new ones at school anyway)

Character Bandaids (Little Dude loves to play Dr.)


Cool Lunchboxes

Good Smelling Lotions,Shampoos,Conditioners,Hand Sanitizer (For Little Miss, bought at the HUGE after Christmas Sale at Bath and Body Works)

Bath Fizzies

Bubble Bath

Character Socks

Character or Pretty Notebooks

Pencil Boxes


Freezer Boo Boo Buddies (there are some really cute ones of these)

Books (Little Miss is a HUGE reader)

Seeds to plant

Starter plants (start the seeds yourself in little mulch pots / smaller kids may enjoy this more then seeds since they can see the plant starts)

Garden Tools

Garden Gloves

Reusable Water Bottles

Cool Plates, Bowls or Cups (Character,Pretty or Cool Print etc..)






Character Underwear

Pretty or Cool Hairbrushes and Combs

Freezer Pops to put in the Freezer (to usher in Summer)