Cinnamon Cranberry Nut Clusters

{10 minute} Cinnamon Cranberry Nut Clusters | @candiquik

Cinnamon infused candy coating…a must try! I took these simple nut clusters to the next level by adding cinnamon and craisins to the mix. They turned out amazing. There’s not much of a recipe here, just a few simple ingredients thrown together resulting in a slightly addicting treat. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve [Read more >>]

Homemade Payday Candy Bars

Homemade Payday Candy Bars - @candiquik

Some of you may recognize these from a while back when Hayley and I put together this Copycat Candy Bar post (which you should really check out). But looking back, I never dedicated these bars their own post, which they definitely deserve. I’ll be the first to admit, I am not a fan of Payday [Read more >>]

Black Bean Truffles

Healthy Black Bean Truffles - trust me, they're awesome! @candiquik

Do you like chocolate? If you’re here, the answer is probably yes. If not, you’re most likely lost. You may or may not have seen black beans popping up in dessert recipes such as brownies and truffles.  To be honest, I have always been curious and intrigued about black bean dessert recipes but never took the plunge. Until [Read more >>]

Peanut Butter Puppy Truffles

Peanut Butter Pups @candiquik

These Peanut Butter Puppy Truffles are not only adorable but completely edible. I used this awesome peanut butter ball recipe to make them. Then I decorated their faces using a toothpick and candy coating. And the ears? Sliced almonds. Here’s a neked photo of them: I was inspired to make these from a post Meghan [Read more >>]

Apple Pie Caramel Apples


Have you ever been somewhere and suddenly get overwhelmed with hunger? Happens to me alll the time. Just ask anyone who knows me – I have the appetite of a truck driver. And yes, I work out specifically for dessert. Well anyways, as I’m sitting in the waiting area while getting my oil changed, after I’ve read [Read more >>]

Chocolate BaNilla Wafer Bites


Things I accomplished this past Saturday: three naps, eating an unruly amount of these treats, and 20 sit-ups. The 20 sit-ups were out of pure guilt for my previous lack of accomplishments. Between the road trip, being awake at approximately 5 a.m. (or earlier) for the past eight days, and going back to work eight hours after returning [Read more >>]

Peanut Butter Stuffed Pretzel Bites

Peanut Butter Stuffed Pretzel Bites | @candiquik

THESE little things…please, do not pass them up. The gals behind the blogs Shugary Sweets and Sally’s Baking Addiction are a couple other places that you will find different versions of these delicious little things. Let’s just say that even in the presense of my dessert-immune co-workers, these puppies did not stand a chance. {After the photos} They disappeared in approximately [Read more >>]

Grape Poppers

Grape Poppers - recipe by @candiquik

Awkward moments. Life is filled with them. This seems especially true in my life. Maybe it’s me… It’s Thursday afternoon, I’m stuck in traffic. I tend to look at every car around me. I like to see what other people are doing/not doing. (I think it’s me.) Did I mention I’m a fairly nosy person? [Read more >>]

Banana Cereal Pops


The storms this past week in Minnesota were disastrous. Thousands of people went days without power. Days! We’ve all lost electricity but going five days without something that we rely so heavily on is a different story. Trees falling on houses, cars… Just imagine – no air conditioning, complete darkness, no appliances, no microwave, no [Read more >>]

Best Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

teacher appreciation donut

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, [Read more >>]