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day 76: get crafty/ baking away/ Happy Valentine’s Day with the kiddos/ rice krispy pops & a valentine’s breakfast!

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Karie J 🙂

day 74: crafty kiddos/ easy valentine’s tootsie pop flowers/ suckers valentine’s treat’s

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• Project: day 74: crafty kiddos/ easy valentine’s tootsie pop flowers/ suckers valentine’s treat’s
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 (easy to do, just took a bit of time)
• Would I do it again? most likely. I had so many lollipops left over from Morgan’s lollipop tree from her Minnie Mouse birthday, that I didn’t want them to go to waste! I decided to do a quick Valentine’s treat for her preschool class. Too cute!
• What I would do differently: all I could find was solid color cupcake liners (I was at Target and didn’t feel like running around to other stores), but Jackie and I did find some cute blue and white polka-dot duck tape that added some fun color and pattern to the bunch!
• Items used: cupcake liners (Target brand and Wilton brand), blue polka dot duck tape, floral wire, hole punch, scissors, and amazing idea from: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2011/01/12/paper-baking-cup-flower-valentines/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+skiptomyloublog+%28Skip+To+My+Lou%29

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Karie J 🙂

day 64: baking away/ chocolate and caramel zebra pretzels for our Minnie Mouse birthday, Valentine’s day, or any day!! Plus easy diy place cards for your dessert table

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Project: day 64: baking away/ chocolate and caramel zebra pretzels for our Minnie Mouse birthday, Valentine’s day, or any day!! Plus easy diy place cards for your dessert table
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): Pretzels: 2 (thanks to my mom and Aunt Cindy for helping me with this, it went really fast!). Place cards: 1
• Would I do it again? yes, they were a huge hit, and the caramel recipe is to die for. I will definitely be making these again.
• What I would do differently: change it up each holiday! Do red and green for Christmas, pink and white for valentines, orange and black for halloween, you name it! The mix of sweet and salty is too good to miss 🙂
• Items used:

Zebra Caramel Pretzels from: http://pattycakesbakery.blogspot.com/2010/10/minnie-mouse-birthday-party.html

First take some of the homemade caramel, roll it out into ropes, and wrap it around your pretzels (I like the Snyders of Hanover pretzels).

Next, dip in white chocolate and allow to dry. In the meantime, melt some black chocolate melts (we could only find chocolate since it wasn’t Halloween time) and put in a ziplock bag. Snip a tiny portion of the corner, and drizzle over your pretzels to make look like zebra stripes.

Homemade Caramel Recipe:

This is a recipe adapted from the Licorice Caramel Recipe found in Candymaking by Kendrick and Atkinson
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups corn syrup
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Butter a 9-inch square pan and set aside. In a large saucepan combine the sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup, butter, sugar, and salt. Plac over medium heat ad stir until well combined.
Clip on candy thermometer, and cook, stirring constantly to a firm ball stage (242F if at sea level, 232F in Salt Lake/Provo area, and 237F in Las Vegas area–if you live somewhere else you’ll have to do the boiling water test to find out the difference between the boiling temperature at your location vs. sea level to adjust). Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into pan and allow to stand at room temp over night.

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Karie J 🙂

day 62: baking away/ chocolate-dipped minnie mouse Oreo pops!

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Ingredients (my changes in red):
Wilton Candy Melts (Midnight Black) or chocolate (since it was not Halloween time, but Valentine’s season, we could only find chocolate, even after 5 stores, oh well, they still tasted great!)
Double Stuff Oreos (I need to buy some stock in that company)
Bite Size Oreos
Popsicle Sticks
red ribbon (we used black and pink ribbon with polka dots and zebra stripes of course!)

Directions:

Slide the popsicle sticks into your Double Stuff Oreos very gently by holding the cookie in one hand and sliding the stick with the other. Then take one bite size Oreo cookie and separate it into two halves. Scrape out the frosting with the edge of a knife. Slide the smaller cookies into the top of the Oreo to make her ears. Lay them out onto some wax paper.

Melt your candy melts in the microwave in 20 second intervals until it is melted to a smooth and creamy consistency. Now “dip” the Oreos into the candy. Now I don’t actually dip them but rather take a spoon and smooth it onto the front of the Oreos. You need to be very careful when doing this as the ears can come off very easily. Just do the front and then set it onto the wax paper. Do this for all of your Oreos and then pop them into the freezer. After 20 minutes you can take them out and then cover the back side of the Oreos with the candy. Make sure to cover the ears and the bottom of the stick well so that they do not fall apart. Once they have been popped in the freezer again, they will be really sturdy and you should not have a problem with them falling apart…even if you accidently drop the tray onto the countertop! Not that I may have done that…just saying!

Then take some ribbon and tie it into a bow around the base of the Minnie Mouse head to add a pop of color and detail. Serve them to your party guests or send them home with this fun and tasty party favor! Who wouldn’t love a Minnie Mouse Oreo Pop?

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Karie J 🙂

day 58: get crafty/ minnie mouse table decor, treat favors, diy lollipop tree

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  • Project: day 58: get crafty/ minnie mouse table decor, treat favors, diy lollipop tree for Morgan’s 3rd birthday party (even great for valentine’s day, or any occasion really!)!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 (probably a 3 if I didn’t get help from my ever crafty Aunt Cindy)
  • Would I do it again? yes, it is too cute!
  • What I would do differently:maybe go smaller so it didn’t take quite as long to do!
  • Items used: regular old clay pot spray painted black,  styrofoam ball, ribbons and flowers (all from Michael’s), pink themed valentine’s Tootsie roll pops (Fry’s grocery store and Oriental Trading)

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂