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Fall Treats: chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

I love a good fall treat. Candied apples are my FAVORITE. But they can be difficult to perfect, and take a long time to create, and eat. I have been on the lookout for a sweet alternative that didn’t  take as much care to perfect. I stumbled upon this great alternative, turtle apple slices!

The whole apple can be difficult to coat in caramel and chocolate, but the slices are perfect for coating quickly. Bonus, they are easier to eat and won’t be nearly as sugary and calorie filled! It is the perfect little serving of goodness.

Turtle Apple Slices

This easy to follow recipe (with an awesome video tutorial) is from Mom Loves Baking. Lise at Mom Loves Baking gives excellent how-to videos and written instructions for people like me who just have not been able to perfect the candied apple. It is so easy I am SURE I can do it. I may even let the kids help me.

To check out the simple video tutorial head on over to Mom Loves Baking now. Be sure to check out the other great recipes featured!

Now if you will excuse me I am going to go eat some Turtle Apple Slices!

Fourth of July Treats!!

Looking for easy Fourth of July treats with very little fuss and muss? This sweet treat will get you outside and munching instead of spending so much time in the kitchen prepping, cooking, and baking. This fun no bake dessert is simple to make, fun to decorate, and delicious to eat.

Fourth of July Treats

Nutrition Information


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • OR
  • 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • blue wilton melts
  • red wilton melts
  • white wilton melts
  • sprinkles
  • straws


1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares.

4. Stick patriotic straws in to the back of the rice krispie.
5. Melt blue chocolate in a bowl, melt red chocolate in another bowl.

6. carefully dip rice krispies in colored chocolate then sprinkle with red, white, and blue sprinkles or drizzle with white chocolate.

In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.


-For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
-1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
-Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
-Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.
-To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Hurry and make your own batch of Fourth of July treats today!

Halloween Party Treats: Party Central Snacks

Halloween is a great time to get together with friends and family and spend a little time having fun. It is also a great time for some sweet treats. So it is no wonder that so many kids attend Halloween parties around this time. Whether your kiddos are attending family parties, friends parties, church parties, or school parties it is always nice to bring a little something to contribute. Unfortunately it can get boring just bringing bags of candy, cookies, or cakes. That is why we have found three fun treat mixes that will be sure to wow at your kids, or your, next Halloween party. Check out these incredibly tasty and easy recipes from some fellow bloggers!

Monster Munch from A Pumpkin and a Princess: This fun and tasty treat is perfect for a Halloween bash. It features some fun and iconic Halloween candy that is easy to pick up and even simpler to mix together. Created by mommy blogger Crystal, she shares this fun and frightening treat mix on her blog A Pumpkin and  A Princess. Crystal shares all sorts of crafts, activities, and recipes everyday so check her out. We have already fallen in love with several of her ideas (remember her Fourth of July confetti sticks?) and we know you will too!

Halloween Party Treats

Harvest Hash Halloween Trail Mix from The House of Hendrix: this fun chex style trail mix features some fun Halloween favorites and some everyday snack go-tos. Your guests will love it whether they are young kids or seasoned adults. Crafted by mommy blogger Alli from The House Hendrix it is just one of her many easy and fun recipes and crafts that will wow at any party or gathering. Head on over and check out the recipe now, and be sure to check out her other great ideas.

Halloween Party Treats


Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow from Inside the Bru Crew Life: This fun recipe will surely remind you of your childhood. Puppy chow chex mix has been a favorite snack mix at holiday gathering for years. This Halloween themed peanut butter cup one has all the color and tasty of the perfect Halloween sweet treat. Crafted by Jocelyn from Inside the Bru Crew it will remind you of hiding under the dining room table sampling the treats left out at holiday gatherings. The peanut butter taste will surely impress, this puppy chow will make every dog (and human) in town hungry. Be sure to check out some of Jocelyn’s other great ideas when you are following her recipe.


Halloween Party Treats