Okay, I’m fairly certain that Nutter Butter’s are the most universal cookie – in the world.
Seriously, I’ve seen them used to make everything from reindeer to high heels.
Not to mention, they taste dang good dipped in chocolate.
I’ve decided to compile all of the ideas that other bloggers, crafters, and I have made into one big Nutter Butter party! I thought you would find this handy, for the next time you may need a cute and easy treat.
Scroll down to find the links to ALL 40 awesome ideas
I think the green ones are my favorite. (My hand was the most steady anyways.)
These were really simple to make though. And you only need two ingredients plus cake writing icing and sprinkles if you wish to decorate them as I did.
It’s hard to tell, but the yellow sunglasses have cute little tie-dye butterflies on them. Occasions like this are when my sprinkle hoarding collection comes in handy.
To dip the cookies, I’ve found that lowering them into the CandiQuik on a fork and using a spoon to pour the chocolate evenly over the cookie works the best. This way the excess coating drips through the tines of the fork and you don’t end up with a giant blob of coating around the cookie once you set it on the wax paper.
Once the cookies are completely dry, I used cake writing icing to pipe on the lines of the sunglasses. Then press two cute sprinkles on near the edges.
Hello! I just wanted to share some last minute, cute ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week! I thought I would include a few of the best ideas that I’ve seen from around the web and compile them into one post for ya!
I’ve also made several free printables:
(If you need a little help or instructions, please visit my printables page.)
Skip to my Lou included a handy dandy guide with 50 Cute Sayings for Teacher Appreciation Gifts. Pick one (or a few) and decide what you’d like to make.
Here are my favorite sayings and the recipes to go along with them!
Can I just say, I love chocolate dipped pretzels. Tiny twists, rods, dipping sticks, old fashioned…I’m not picky.
Plus, there are soo many ways to dress them up; from bunnies to cactuses.
Another great thing. Modeling chocolate. And yes, you can make modeling chocolate with CandiQuik Coatings.
1. Melt 8 oz. (half-package) of CandiQuik Coating in tray according to package directions. (Let the melted CandiQuik sit while preparing the corn syrup, this will allow it to cool slightly but still remain fluid.)
2. In a small saucepan, heat corn syrup until it just begins to boil.
3. Pour the heated corn syrup on top of the CandiQuik and mix with a rubber spatula until it combines and forms a smooth paste.
4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, allowing the modeling chocolate to firm (at least 2 hours and preferably overnight).
5. Once ready to use, remove from fridge and knead until it becomes soft and pliable.
Store modeling chocolate wrapped and refrigerated.
(printable recipe at end of post)
So…what does this have to do with these cactus pretzels?
If you haven’t already guessed, the arms of these are made from this modeling chocolate recipe. I just added green (oil based) food coloring to my CandiQuik.
This is what will soon be cactus arms…
A little forming and here’s the result:
I then dipped pretzel rods in green colored CandiQuik and attached the ‘arms’…
The coating doesn’t match perfectly, but I still think they’re pretty cute.
Melt 8 oz. (half-package) of CandiQuik Coating in tray according to package directions. Add green food coloring and stir until completely combined. (Let the melted CandiQuik sit while preparing the corn syrup, this will allow it to cool slightly but still remain fluid.)
In a small saucepan, heat corn syrup until it just begins to boil.
Pour the heated corn syrup on top of the CandiQuik and mix with a rubber spatula until it combines and forms a smooth paste.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, allowing the modeling chocolate to firm (at least 2 hours and preferably overnight).
Remove from fridge and knead until it becomes soft and pliable. Form cactus arms.
Melt remaining (8 oz.) Vanilla CandiQuik and add green food coloring.
Dip pretzel rods in coating and place on wax paper. Immediately attach cactus arms. Sprinkle if desired.
(Store any unused modeling chocolate in refrigerator.)
First things first, it’s my 3 year blog anniversary! Holy canoli.
I barely knew a thing about blogging when I started Miss CandiQuik. But it’s so much fun and there is a true sense of community in the blogging world. If you’re thinking about starting a blog: do it. Start it and be persistent. Keep posting and watch it (and yourself) grow.
Now, let’s celebrate! And eat cake.
I found this cake mix while wondering down the baking aisle (surprise, surprise) and couldn’t pass it up. I wasn’t sure what type of orange flavor it would deliver but I was more than willing to experiment. The result: orange creamsicle, people! Even more so when crumbled up and smooshed together with buttercream frosting.
Strawberry cake, golden oreos, lemon zest, cream cheese, and vanilla candiquik. In that order. Bring it on.
This recipe was inspired by Courtney from Pizzazzerie. She created the infamous Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars. Hubba hubba. So I played off of hers and made a Spring/Summer version. Or a version for anyone who isn’t a huge chocolate fan. Wait, that’d just be weird.
Are you ready for the easiest (yummy) Easter basket treat ever?!
I needed something that was cute, wouldn’t break easy (mailing in packages), could feed an army, and last a few days without losing it’s flavor.
This is what I came up with. This takes about 10 minutes to put together. Longer if you’re coming up with cute tags to attach to your “bunny bait”, but don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. You can find the printable tags below!
Throw everything together in a giant bowl.
Don’t try to skimp on your bowl here, otherwise you’ll have Cheerios all over your kitchen floor – which may or may not differ from a normal day.
Melt CandiQuik and pour over the mixture. I used a spatula to fold together until the mixture was evenly coated.
Spread mixture out onto a large piece of wax paper (I used two pieces of wax paper, side by side). This prevents you from having one ginormous piece of Cheerio Crispy Treat.
Once the mixture is completely dry (5-10 minutes), scoop into cute little treat bags, tie off with a ribbon and treat tag! Voila.
The first time I saw these over at Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’s blog, I almost died from the cuteness. Why did I never think of turning pretzel twists into cute little chicks (or are they ducklings?)!? I thought of making bunnies out of pretzel RODS, but making little critters out of the twists – nope. The credit goes to Kendra’s daughter! So swing by her blog to see the other ideas she created with these pretzel twists!
I did, however, add my own twist to these and used a sliced almond for a little wing.
What I love about them is they’re easy, tasty and super adorable. You could make these right now if you wanted…
That is if you have pretzels, CandiQuik, almonds, sprinkles and candy coated sunflower seeds.
I found the candy coated sunflower seeds (with an assortment of colors available) at TJ Maxx/HomeGoods. Kendra found them at Michaels, so hopefully one of these this helps you out!
If you have difficulty finding these, you could always use an orange Tic-Tac.
‘Lil Duckling Pretzel Twists
Miss CandiQuik (Adapted from ‘Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’)
What better way to eat a Peep than in a chocolate Easter egg?
Two weeks ago I bought about five dozen peeps. Pink ones, purple ones, yellow ones, blue ones, limited edition ones(!)… all in attempt to making something fun and creative for the Peeps Hop Along Party. Something more than just a chocolate dipped peep. I ended up with these guys. Peeping peeps, or they could be hatching, but bunnies hatching out of eggs is just silly. So just roll with me, ok?
You may recognize the chocolate eggs if you frequent this site…
Only this time I added a base to the egg and stuffed them with Peeps!
Fill your silicon mold with a spoonful or two of CandiQuik, using the back of a spoon to push the coating up the sides. If your sides feel thin, you may want to repeat this process.
Using a small knife, I trimmed the top of each egg. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, this makes it look more natural!
I also cut the bottom half of each peep off. You can decide what to do with the leftover marshmallow, I’m confident it will go to good use.
Note: I only had to trim the chicks peeps
I used a toothpick to apply CandiQuik along the edge of one egg to act as a glue and hold both halves together.
Then spoon a tiny amount of CandiQuik on wax paper and press your egg on top, hold in place until the egg is able to stand on its own (this should only take a few moments).