Snacks


Best Salsa Recipes - Peach Salsa, Pineapple Salsa, Mango Salsa, Greek Salsa, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Avocado Salsa, Tomatillo Salsa... and so much more!  Can't wait for the next summer BBQ!

Salsa recipes are some of my very favorite!  Tomato season is just around the corner and I can’t wait!  Today we’ve got some of the very best salsa recipes for you.  There’s a little something for everyone.  Avocado, Peach, Mango, Cilantro, Corn, Pineapple… oh I can almost taste them!

Salsa Recipes

Okie Caviar from The Crafting Chicks

Best Salsa Recipes - Peach Salsa, Pineapple Salsa, Mango Salsa, Greek Salsa, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Avocado Salsa, Tomatillo Salsa... and so much more!  Can't wait for the next summer BBQ!

Easiest Fire Roasted Green Salsa from Latina Mama Rama

Best Salsa Recipes - Peach Salsa, Pineapple Salsa, Mango Salsa, Greek Salsa, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Avocado Salsa, Tomatillo Salsa... and so much more!  Can't wait for the next summer BBQ!

Avocado Salsa from Cooking Classy

Best Salsa Recipes - Peach Salsa, Pineapple Salsa, Mango Salsa, Greek Salsa, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Avocado Salsa, Tomatillo Salsa... and so much more!  Can't wait for the next summer BBQ!

Fresh Mango Salsa from Cookie and Kate

Best Salsa Recipes - Peach Salsa, Pineapple Salsa, Mango Salsa, Greek Salsa, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Avocado Salsa, Tomatillo Salsa... and so much more!  Can't wait for the next summer BBQ!

Greek Salsa from Two Peas & Their Pod

Greek Salsa

5 Minute Restaurant Salsa from The Chunky Chef

5 minute Restaurant Salsa

Pineapple Salsa from The Gunny Sack

Pineapple Salsa

Peach Salsa from The Pioneer Woman

Peach Salsa

Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa from Little Broken

Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa

Rainbow Salsa from Gimme Some Oven

Best Salsa Recipes - Peach Salsa, Pineapple Salsa, Mango Salsa, Greek Salsa, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Avocado Salsa, Tomatillo Salsa... and so much more!  Can't wait for the next summer BBQ!

Tomatillo Salsa Verde from She Wears Many Hats

Tomatillo Salsa Verde Salsa

Chipotle Copycat Corn Salsa Recipe from Bright Green Door

Corn Salsa

Jalapeno Cilantro Salsa from Laylita’s Recipes

Jalapeno Cilantro Salsa

Blueberry Pineapple Salsa from Carlsbad Cravings

Blueberry Pineapple Salsa

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips from Spend with Pennies

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Salsa Verde from Frugal Coupon Living

Salsa Verde

Fruit Salsa from Know Your Produce

Fruit Salsa

Best Salsa Recipes - Peach Salsa, Pineapple Salsa, Mango Salsa, Greek Salsa, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Avocado Salsa, Tomatillo Salsa... and so much more!  Can't wait for the next summer BBQ!


Banana-Oat-Greek-Yogurt-Muffins

I LOVE banana baked goods. I’m sure you can tell by all the yummy banana recipes that I post. I think I buy bananas just so I can bake with them. Don’t tell my husband. 😉

These yummy Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins are amazing, and if you can believe it, pretty healthy too.  There is no oil or flour so they make for a great snack or even breakfast. But you wouldn’t be able to tell by the taste. I had my girls fighting over these.

Banana-Muffins

I like to throw all my ingredients, minus the chocolate chips, into my Blendtec and hit the batter button. It comes out so nice and smooth, you’d never know that there were oats in there.

Banana Oat and Greek Yogurt Muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups rolled oats (old fashioned or quick)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Place muffin liners in muffin pan and spray with cooking spray. Remember there isn't any oil so you'll need to spray so they don't stick.
  2. Add all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, into a blender or food processor and mix on high until the batter is smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each about ¾ full. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips over the top of each muffin. You can also mix them in prior to this, but I like to sprinkle so I can control how many are in each muffin.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops of your muffins are set. Allow muffins to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before removing. Store in an air-tight container for up to a week.
I love having these to grab on my way out the door running carpool in the morning. Who couldn’t use a quick grab and go healthy snack or breakfast option?

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I think you’ll enjoy these as well.

 


With bright eyes, a sweet pink nose and mischievous whiskers, these Bunny Face Strawberries are the cutest no bake Easter treat ever!

Bunny Face Strawberries! Dip bright ripe strawberries in white chocolate and create sweet faces with sprinkles! This is the cutest Easter dessert!

Hi everyone! If we haven’t had a chance to meet yet, I’m Keri from Shaken Together!

So, now that the introductions are out of the way – is anyone else sort of stunned that it is already March? And Easter is right around the corner? Well, if your life has been on fast forward like mine, then you will love this super easy Easter treat!

I mean … look at those sweet little faces?! Chocolate covered strawberries have never been cuter!

Bunny Face Strawberries

Bunny Face Strawberries are the cutest no bake Easter treat ever!

With a few supplies from your kitchen, you can make a whole herd of these Bunny Face Strawberries in no time! And just in case you are wondering, Google confirmed that a group of rabbits is called a herd 🙂

Anyway, here is what you need:

  • Ripe strawberries
  • Vanilla Candiquik or white candy melts
  • Flat candy sprinkles – blue and black for eyes
  • Chocolate jimmies – these are the whiskers
  • Mini pink Sixlets – or any other small pink candy for a nose
  • A large baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Food tweezers (optional but a set makes placing the sprinkles easier)

I like to set up a dipping station right on my baking sheet so everything is close at hand. It also helps keep drips on the parchment paper and makes clean up a breeze!

Set up a dipping station to make dipping strawberries (and clean up) easy while making Bunny Face Strawberries!

Once you have your dipping station ready and you have melted your Candiquik or candy melts according to package directions, get ready to dip!
Step by step instructions for making Bunny Face Strawberries from Shaken Together at The Crafting Chicks!

  1. Dip the strawberry in the melted Candiquik, allow some of the excess to drip off and move it to your parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. Allow the Candiquik to set just a bit and add the pink candy nose. You may need to hold it in place for a few seconds so it doesn’t slip down the strawberry.
  3. Add two flat sprinkles for eyes. I used both black and blue sprinkles.
  4. Use the tweezers to place three chocolate jimmies on either side of the nose to create whiskers.
  5. Allow the Bunny Face Strawberries to set. You can speed this up by popping them in the fridge.

These are best served within a day and can be stored in the fridge until you are ready to serve these sweet little berry bunnies. If you ask me, these Bunny Face Strawberries are almost too cute to eat.

Almost 😉

Bunny Face Strawberries are an easy no bake Easter treat that are almost too cute to eat ... almost!

How about a few more sweet treats for Easter?! Snack mix, cupcakes and cookies cups! 

Easter Bunny Snack Mix from Shaken Together

Easter Bunny Snack Mix

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Easter Basket Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cookies Cups from Shaken Together

Carrot Cake Cookie Cups


bunny treat mix 1 Sharing a fun little treat mix for spring.  Bunny Treat Mix.  This is a fun treat to take to those Easter or Spring gatherings.  We also love making treats for neighbors or friends and this Bunny Treat Mix makes the perfect one!  Plus, Easter candy is just so pretty.  I love the colors of the white snacks mixed with the colorful candy.  Perfect to display in pretty clear jars around springtime. bunny treat mix 2 What you will need to make this Bunny Treat Mix:

-Easter Candy Corn

-Small or Large Jellybeans (we used the mini size)

-Mini Marshmallows

Chex Mix Muddy Buddies

bunny snack mix 1 Mix the ingredients together.  The muddy buddies, the candy corn (bunny ears), the jelly beans (bunny noses), and the mini marshmallows (bunny tails), to make the yummy Bunny Treat Mix. bunny snack mix 2

Check out these other fun Easter treat ideas on The Crafting Chicks:

Some”bunny” loves you Easter Treat tag

Tie up a treat with this cute bunny tag.  Share with someone you love this spring! sm somebunny loves you header

Peeps Bunny Bouquet

This fun treat is also a pretty bouquet.  Make one for your favorite Peep Lover! peep bunny 1

Peep Houses

Easter Peep houses.  This is a fun spin off of the classic gingerbread house.  Let your little ones create a graham cracker bird house for their Peeps family.  sm peep house header

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Turn those cupcakes into mini Easter baskets….add a handle, a bow and some Easter eggs on top! sm easter basket cupcakes header


St. Patrick's Day Favorites - printables, treats, decor, garland, wreath, class party, preschool, games, kids activities

St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday!  Our kids just love getting ready for that little leprechaun.  We’ve got a round up of our favorite printables, treats, games, and activities.  So much fun all in one post!

St. Patrick’s Day Favorites

St. Patrick’s Day Printable Pack from The Crafting Chicks

St. Patrick's Day Favorites - printables, treats, decor, garland, wreath, class party, preschool, games, kids activities

Modern St. Patrick’s Day Wreath from Or So She Says…

St. Patrick's Day Favorites - printables, treats, decor, garland, wreath, class party, preschool, games, kids activities

Rainbow Ric Rac Skirt from Simple Simon

Rainbow Ric Rac Skirt Tutorial

Pot of Gold printable from The Girl Creative

You're the Pot of Gold printable

Rainbow Kids Snack from Capturing Joy

Rainbow Kids Snack

You’re As Good As Gold Service Project from Or So She Says…

You're as good as GOLD service project

Lucky Coin Printable from The Crafting Chicks

Lucky Coin printable

St. Patrick’s Day S’more Snack Mix from Creations by Kara

St Patrick's Day S'more Snack

Paper Strip Garland from Eighteen25

DIY Paper strip garland

Pinch Protection printable from Eighteen25

Pinch Protection printbale

Shamrock Garland from The Happy Scraps

Shamrock Garland

Crossword Puzzle from Tastefully Frugal

St Patrick's Day crossword puzzle printable

Word Search from Lil’ Luna

St Patrick's Day word search printable


25+ Favorite Copy Cat Recipes - Drinks, Appetizers, Entrees, Side Dishes, Desserts and Disneyland Recipes - So many yummy recipes!

We love a good Copy Cat recipe!  Sometimes you want the taste of your favorite restaurant dish in the comfort of your own home.  Today we’ve got over 25 of our favorite copy cat recipes for you!  There is something for everyone.  Drinks, appetizers, side dishes, entrees, desserts and we’ve even got a few Disneyland copy cat recipes for you!  Enjoy!

Drinks

1 – Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider from My Frugal Adventures

2 – Cherry Limeade from Classy Clutter

3 – Copy Cat Red Robin Freckled Lemonade from Cincy Shopper

4 – Frosted Lemonade from Your Homebased Mom

25+ Favorite Copy Cat Recipes - Drinks, Appetizers, Entrees, Side Dishes, Desserts and Disneyland Recipes - So many yummy recipes!

Appetizers

1 – Avocado Egg Rolls from No Biggie

2 – Texas Roadhouse Rolls from The Slow Roasted Italian

3 – Honey wheat Brown Bread from Kitchen Trials

4 – Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

25+ Favorite Copy Cat Recipes - Drinks, Appetizers, Entrees, Side Dishes, Desserts and Disneyland Recipes - So many yummy recipes!

Side Dishes

1 – Toasted Ravioli from Frugal Coupon Living

2 – KFC Coleslaw from Gonna Want Seconds

3 – Ruth’s Chris Copy Cat Sweet Potato Casserole from Noshing Nolands

4 – Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole from Cakescottage

25+ Favorite Copy Cat Recipes - Drinks, Appetizers, Entrees, Side Dishes, Desserts and Disneyland Recipes - So many yummy recipes!

Entrees

1 – Chick-Fila-A Chicken Salad Sandwich from The Frugal Navy Wife

2 – Copy Cat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce from Raining Hot Coupons

3 – Panera Mac & Cheese from Food, Folks and Fun

4 – Chipotle Copycat Barbacoa from Foodie with Family

5 – Applebee’s Oriental Salad from Lil Luna

6 – Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken Copy Cat from Damn Delicious

25+ Favorite Copy Cat Recipes - Drinks, Appetizers, Entrees, Side Dishes, Desserts and Disneyland Recipes - So many yummy recipes!

Desserts

1 – Copy Cat Lofthouse Cookies from Two Twenty One

2 – Copy Cat Girl Scouts Thin Mints from Frugal Coupon Living

3 – Cheesecake Factory’s Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake from Food, Folks and Fun

4 – Copy Cat Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts from Cooking Classy

25+ Favorite Copy Cat Recipes - Drinks, Appetizers, Entrees, Side Dishes, Desserts and Disneyland Recipes - So many yummy recipes!

Disneyland Recipes

1 – Dole Whip from The Crafting Chicks

2 – Monte Cristo Sandwich from Family Food Fun

3 – Mickey Mouse Beignets from Chef in Training

4 – Mickey Mouse Rice Krispies Treats from Mom Endeavors

25+ Favorite Copy Cat Recipes - Drinks, Appetizers, Entrees, Side Dishes, Desserts and Disneyland Recipes - So many yummy recipes!


Hi everyone, it’s Kimberly from Get Away Today. I’m so excited to be on the Crafting Chicks sharing fun Disney and vacation ideas. Getting ready for a Disneyland vacation is almost as fun as going on one. We surprised our kids at Christmas with a spring time Disneyland vacation and we have had so much fun “getting ready” by watching Disney movies, playing Disney games, and making Disney recipes. Luckily, our blog, Packed with Fun, is just that, packed with fun ideas to get your family excited for an upcoming vacation. I compiled three of our most popular Disney inspired recipes. They are simple, cute, tasty, and guaranteed to get your family excited about your Disneyland vacation.

Three Easy Recipes to Make Before Your Disneyland Vacation

Mickey Pop Tarts

Ingredients:

Ready made pie crust (or your favorite recipe)

Your Favorite jam

Butter

Frosting and Sprinkles (optional)

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Start by taking your pie crust and cutting out an equal number of Mickey heads with a cookie cutter.

Put your favorite jam on one Mickey head at a time. Cover it with another Mickey head and use a fork to seal the edges.

Butter the tops of the Mickeys and bake them at 400 degrees in a preheated oven.

Decorate with frosting and sprinkles to add a little more flare and flavor.

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It’s our version of a Character Breakfast at home!

Mickey and Minnie Oreos

Ingredients:

Double Stuf Oreos (make sure they’re Double Stuf)

Mini Oreos

Red and/or pink melting chocolate

White decorating pearls

Dipping

Start by separating your Mini Oreos and licking scraping off the cream to make your Mickey or Minnie ears. Stick them into the top of your Double Stuf Oreos to create a Mickey head effect. Dip the bottom half of each cookie into the melted chocolate. Use red for Mickey and pink for Minnie. Then, add decorating pearls. Two pearls side by side on a red cookie make a Mickey, and a few polka-d0ts make Minnie’s dress.

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We’re sure these will be a hit at your house!

Lime Mickeys

Ingredients:

Sprite or 7up

1 Packet of Grape Kool-Aid

2 c. Sugar

1 c. Water

Fresh limes

KOOLAID

Start by making your grape syrup by dissolving two cups sugar into one cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat. Once it’s dissolved, bring it to a boil for a few minutes, then remove the mixture from the heat and stir in one packet of grape Kool-Aid until it’s completely dissolved. Move your syrup into a container that’s good for both pouring and storage. Next, slice your limes into circles with one small slit going towards the center (see below). Add your limes to a glass to make Lime Mickey ears, then make your drink by adding some ice, soda, a little syrup and fresh lime juice to taste.

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Ahhhhhh… it’s as refreshing as it is adorable.

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Gooey Chex Mix

One of my favorite treats to make is this Gooey Chex Mix. It is super easy and quick, but is so yummy. It makes a great treat to share for parties or snacking. Believe me, you’ll want to share cause you could eat the whole batch yourself, it’s that good.

Gooey Chex Mix
This yummy treat will be a crowd favorite. Make it to share for your next party or get together.
Ingredients
  • 6 cups of Rice or Corn Chex
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 cups nuts (I use slivered almonds)
  • 6 cups Golden Grahams Cereal
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white corn syrup
  • ¾ cup butter (make sure you use butter no substitutions)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix the Chex, coconut, nuts, and Golden Grahams. Set aside.
  2. In a pan mix the sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Pour over cereal mixture, and mix well. Pour out onto waxed paper to let cool.
I always watch for cereal sales so I can stock up and make this anytime I need it. Where would you take this tasty treat?


Happy holidays, friends! We are closing in on Christmas and these easy, no bake Holly Jolly Cookie Sticks are a delicious way to celebrate the season!

Holly Jolly Cookie Sticks are the perfect no bake treat for family, friends and neighbors! Vanilla filled cookie sticks are dipped in white chocolate and decorated with festive holly sprinkles!

Keri from Shaken Together here and I’m sure it’s no surprise that I am back with another easy peasy no bake treat! I love to bake and cook, don’t get me wrong. But I take great pleasure in putting together something delicious that is done from start to finish in less than 15 minutes!  And these cute Holly Jolly Cookie Sticks certainly fit the bill!

Bonus – there are only 3 ingredients!!

  • Pirouette French Vanilla Cookies
  • Vanilla Candiquik
  • Holly Sprinkles

Holly Jolly Cookie Sticks are the perfect no bake treat for family, friends and neighbors! Vanilla filled cookie sticks are dipped in white chocolate and decorated with festive holly sprinkles!

First, prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Heat the Candiquik according to package directions.

Use a spoon to spoon melted Candiquik onto the cookie sticks – make sure to leave about 1 1/2 inches of the cookie stick with no chocolate so you can handle the cookie sticks.

Holly Jolly Cookie Sticks are the perfect no bake treat for family, friends and neighbors! Vanilla filled cookie sticks are dipped in white chocolate and decorated with festive holly sprinkles!

I used tweezers to place the holly sprinkles on the cookie sticks, but they’re not required. It just made it a little easier to see where I was placing the sprinkles. I love the detail on the holly leaves and the bright red berries!

Holly Jolly Cookie Sticks are the perfect no bake treat for family, friends and neighbors! Vanilla filled cookie sticks are dipped in white chocolate and decorated with festive holly sprinkles!

Once all of the Holly Jolly Cookie Sticks are decorated, allow them to set. You can pop the sheet tray in your refrigerator to speed up the setting.

Holly Jolly Cookie Sticks are the perfect no bake treat for family, friends and neighbors! Vanilla filled cookie sticks are dipped in white chocolate and decorated with festive holly sprinkles!

Serve these with coffee or cocoa at your holiday parties and your guests will rave over the crispy cookie sticks filled with vanilla cream and covered in festive holly sprinkles!

Holly Jolly Cookie Sticks would make a pretty addition to your holiday cookie platter, too!

And they make SUCH cute gifts! Just slide a cookie stick into a cellophane pretzel bag and tie it closed with red/white twine.

Holly Jolly Cookie Sticks are the perfect no bake treat for family, friends and neighbors! Vanilla filled cookie sticks are dipped in white chocolate and decorated with festive holly sprinkles!

I can’t wait to see you all in the New Year … hope your holidays are merry, your family blessed and your time together absolutely wonderful!

More delicious holiday treats!

Cookies for Santa Snack Mix from Shaken Together!

Cookies for Santa Snack Mix

Santa will put you on his nice list when you leave these easy, no bake Milk & Cookies Bark for him on Christmas Eve!

Milk & Cookies Bark

Mini Eggnog Pudding Pies from Shaken Together

Mini Eggnog Pudding Pies


Peppermint-popcorn-gift-idea

One thing that has become a tradition for my girls and I, is making yummy popcorn. They love to help add ingredients and eat it. I love that we get to spend time together and that it’s easy to clean up.

Here’s a fun video of my girls and I making it. (Video by Heather Cluff)

Peppermint-popcorn

Here is one of our family favorite popcorn recipes, Peppermint Popcorn.

Peppermint Popcorn
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. Melt almond bark according to directions.
  3. If microwaving you can try our easy instructions:
  4. seconds at 50% power, stir
  5. seconds at 50%, stir
  6. seconds at 50%, stir
  7. seconds at 50%, stir
  8. WHEN YOUR CHOCOLATE IS ALMOST MELTED, CUT THE TIME IN HALF TO PREVENT SCORCHING CHOCOLATE.
  9. Once almond bark is melted, add in your peppermint essential oil. Stir this in evenly and add a drop at a time until it is at your desired flavor level.
  10. Pour the melted almond bark over your popcorn and begin mixing. At this point you can start to add in the crushed candy canes, and confetti sprinkles.
  11. Lay out on waxed paper and make one layer.
  12. Melt the dark chocolate chips using the directions above. Drizzle the dark chocolate over top of the popcorn using a fork.
  13. Let cool completely and then break up to serve and share.
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Now to make this a cute gift, just grab a fun gift bag. I love these ones I got from the Heidi Swapp that you can find at Joann. The popcorn looks so cute in there.

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