Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars

Make Chocolate Granola Bars in the comfort of your own home. You will never want to buy another box of granola bars from the store again!

Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars

It’s time for the weekend, everyone! Do you have anything fun planned? I think we’re ready to soak in the beautiful weather and let the sun do its magic. It sure is nice to feel the warmth and see the ground again (even though there’s not much to look at except for dead grass, ha). In preparation for our outdoor adventures this weekend, I started to get all sorts of ideas for snacks on the go that are wholesome and keep you fueled for physical exercise.

Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars

Granola Bars were the first thing that popped into my head. Not surprising since they are the snack of choice for Adam and me. Those little bars always seem to satisfy and are just the right amount to hold me over in the afternoon or when I’m feeling a bit peckish whilst on a hike or after a run.

I’ve prepared plenty of batches of granola bars in the past, but have never made chocolate the star of the show. Something I needed to change ASAP! [Read more…]

Chocolate Hazelnut Muddy Buddies {DIY Christmas Gift}

 Muddy Buddies and Chocolate Hazelnut Spread come together to present you with one of the most addictive snack foods this season. Makes for an excellent Last-Minute DIY Christmas Gift as well.

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So just in case you’re still scrambling and wondering what to get that one last person on your list or the unexpected guest popping in, I might have just the thing for you. It’s homemade, tastes absolutely amazing and is suitable for pretty much anyone. I really can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t love to receive this special treat, which doesn’t just look pretty but is also totally customizable.

You could also prepare a batch and give yourself one of the most scrumptious Christmas gifts you’ll likely receive.

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I don’t know about you, but I like to give and receive gifts that are useful. While I appreciate the occasional keepsake, there is nothing that I like more than something I can actually put to good use throughout the year. Whether it’s makeup, clothes or kitchen gadgets – I like to think that I am pretty easy to buy for.

And even though this might sound cheesy, I definitely enjoy giving instead of receiving so much more. While I am hopeful that all of the gifts we’re giving away this year will be well received, I already know how this edible gift goes over.

Let’s just say that in less than 24 hours not a single crumble was left. [Read more…]

Extreme Crunch Cinnamon Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn infused with cinnamon and tossed with 5 different types of nuts. Let the crunching begin!

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Caramel Corn. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear those words? Summer’s on the top of my list. I don’t know why, but every time we visit a fair, especially the MN State Fair, caramel corn or kettle corn spreads its wonderful aroma across the streets for my nose to find. I usually try to avoid buying any because I hate being stuck with a ginormous bag that I can’t stop eating out of for the rest of our time there.

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Plus, I need two free hands to hold the bucket of warm chocolate chip cookies, the best grilled pork chops and whatever else on-a-stick I can find. Can you tell I am getting ready to visit the great MN get-together? Unfortunately, it’s still over a month until we get to go, but it’s never too early to start planning and dreaming about the food we’re going to devour.

So I am getting started by making my own caramel corn, which means I can stay hands free and indulge in caramel corn any time I want! [Read more…]

Twix Chex Mix

 Twix Chex Mix inspired and packed with the amazing flavors of one of my favorite candy bars. This stuff is enticing, so consider yourself warned.

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We made it through another week, friends! Happy Friday. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know how much I love to celebrate Fridays by now. The anticipation of the weekend and all the fun things ahead get me every time.

And what says Friday night more than a good snack mix? Whether you’re getting together with friends and need a snack to share or you’re settling in for a movie night, Twix Chex Mix may just be the ticket.

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I happen to adore Chex Mix in any shape or form. I fondly remember a few years back, when we were just married for a couple of months, my husband and I would load up on bag after bag of all the different kinds available during our weekly grocery shopping trip.

Those were the days when I had no idea how to cook in any way, shape or form and Chex Mix tasted like the best thing on earth.

We always wound up fighting over the Cheddar variety, right after there was no more Turtle Chex Mix to be found.

Now imagine my excitement when I finally figured out how easy it is to make your own. [Read more…]

Frosted Animal Cracker Confetti Cake Muddy Buddies

Frosted Animal Cracker Confetti Cake Muddy Buddies by Deliciously Yum!

Are you ready for some more sprinkle-action today? I know I am and I have a slight suspicion that you are, too. I’ve been itching to create another Muddy Buddy recipe for you guys for a while now. Snack mixes like this one are so much fun to make – and I love trying out new flavors. There’s always something sweet and colorful being prepared in our little kitchen :).

Since making this bark a couple of weeks ago, I knew that I wanted to use cake batter infused chocolate in more ways than just one. I mean, how could I possibly refrain? Making things taste like cake and not even having to turn on the oven? It’s a brilliant concept.

Frosted Animal Cracker Confetti Cake Muddy Buddies by Deliciously Yum!

Oh, and since no cake is complete without frosting, I just had to add Frosted Animal Crackers. Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? I haven’t had those little crackers in forever and it didn’t take me very long to figure out why. You just can’t stop eating crackers shaped like elephants, hippos, and cats dipped in white and pink frosting and finished with nonpareils. I dare you. [Read more…]