Wish them Hoppy Easter with this tempting Bunny Popcorn

Wish them Hoppy Easter with this tempting Bunny Popcorn

Bunny Popcorn is a quick, delicious treat that makes enough to share!

Bunny popcorn is a delicious treat that makes enough to share!

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Ingredients

4 quarts popped corn (if you use microwave, use the no or low buttered kind so it will all stick together)

3 cups mini marshmallows

12 Peeps bunnies (I used pink and yellow)

1 1/2 cups jellybeans

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup butter

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 1/3 cups white sugar

How to make your Bunny Popcorn

  1. Layer popcorn, mini marshmallows, and jellybeans in a very large bowl. Set aside. (Make sure the bowl is big enough for you to stir!)
    Bunny popcorn is a delicious treat that makes enough to share!
  2. Break Peeps into pieces in a medium bowl and leave by the popcorn.
    Bunny popcorn is a delicious treat that makes enough to share!
  3. In a medium pan, melt butter. Add sugar and karo. Stir and bring to a boil. Turn to medium-low heat and simmer three minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in vanilla.
  5. Pour over ingredients in bowl. Carefully, of course!
    Bunny popcorn is a delicious treat that makes enough to share!
  6. Stir together until popcorn is just covered.
  7. Add the Peeps and stir until you like the consistency.
    Bunny popcorn is a delicious treat that makes enough to share!
  8. Put it on plates, make popcorn balls, or shape however you’d like.

Let it cool and enjoy your Bunny Popcorn!


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Your family will love eating these cookie nests and you’ll be thrilled with how easy they are to make!

Your family will love eating these cookie nests and you'll be thrilled with how easy they are to make!

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Ingredients

Sugar cookie dough — Make your own or just buy some 🙂

Frosting, white or cream cheese

Wilton green wafer shreds — THESE make the difference! Find them HERE.
Your family will love eating these cookie nests and you'll be thrilled with how easy they are to make!

Candy eggs — I used Cadbury Mini Eggs

 

Make your cookie nests

    1. Using a mini muffin tin (I love THIS ONE!), press cookie dough into the bottom and along the sides of each muffin spot.
    2. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool.
    3. Frost insides of nests and sprinkle with green shreds.
    4. Add candy eggs.

Enjoy!

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Leprechaun Fudge

Leprechaun Fudge

Looking for an easy, festive dessert for St. Patrick’s Day? Try some Leprechaun Fudge!

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Ingredients

2 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup butter, sliced into a few chunks
1 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp peppermint extract
St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles (THESE look awesome!)
Green food coloring (I used THIS)

Directions

1. In a large bowl, add 1 1/2 c. marshmallows, white chocolate chips, and butter. Set aside.

2. In a medium pan, mix sugar and milk, stir to dissolve. Boil about 10 minutes, test just to softball stage. (I prefer to err on the side of being extra soft so the fudge doesn’t get too hard)

3. Add green food coloring- more or less depending on how green you’d like it. The color will lighten when you mix it with the marshmallows.

4. Pour over chocolate chips, marshmallows, and butter. Mix.

5. Add an additional 1 c. marshmallows, vanilla, and peppermint. Stir until liquids are mixed in, leaving partially melted marshmallows.

6. Pour onto greased cookie sheet or into cake pan. Smooth with spatula and add sprinkles (if desired).

Let cool and enjoy!

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Rebecca McKinnon’s Famous Chewy Ginger Cookies

Rebecca McKinnon’s Famous Chewy Ginger Cookies

I’m so excited to share Author Rebecca McKinnon’s amazing recipe today: Chewy Ginger Cookies!

These are some of my favorite cookies EVER!

Welcome Rebecca McKinnon!

I’m SO excited to be featuring Rebecca McKinnon, a fabulous author, on my blog!  For those of you who aren’t familiar with her, she’s the author of the Refuge Trilogy, which I have read more times than I’m going to admit.  {yeah, it’s a lot…}
You can learn more about Rebecca and her books on her website, rebeccamckinnon.com or by clicking her logo.

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Rebecca’s books are amazing and her cookies are too!

Thanks for sharing!

When Chrissy asked me if I’d be willing to share my Chewy Ginger Cookie recipe, I may have hesitated a teensy tiny little bit. I’ve been making these cookies for over 30 years, and I’ve gotten more requests for the recipe than I ever would have imagined. Despite that, I haven’t always been generous with it. Lucky for Chrissy, I really like her.

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These ginger cookies are soft and rich, and oh-so-good. You can halve the recipe easily, but unless you’re planning to eat them all yourself, I don’t recommend it. They’ll disappear before they’re cool!

Start by creaming 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine with 1 1/2 cups of light brown sugar.

Now, if you’re new to cookie baking, you should know: butter has a lower melting point, so cookies with butter will spread a bit more than using margarine. Either will be fine, just know what you’re getting into with your choice.

I’m so excited to share Author Rebecca McKinnon’s amazing recipe today: Chewy Ginger Cookies! These are some of my favorite cookies EVER! Delicious, easy

Next, add in 2 eggs, one at a time.

Now we’re ready for the spices.

I’m so excited to share Author Rebecca McKinnon’s amazing recipe today: Chewy Ginger Cookies! These are some of my favorite cookies EVER! Delicious, easy

I should say, I don’t believe in leveling off most of these spices, I prefer to heap the spoons, but do whatever you’re comfortable with. Add in 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of ginger, 3/4-1 teaspoon cloves (you can do this to taste — some people prefer less of this one), 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 4 teaspoons of baking soda, and 1/2 cup of molasses.  I’ve tried many different brands of molasses over the years, but I always get the best flavor with the Brer Rabbit full-flavor molasses. You can find it HERE.

Mix that all up.

I’m so excited to share Author Rebecca McKinnon’s amazing recipe today: Chewy Ginger Cookies! These are some of my favorite cookies EVER! Delicious, easy  I’m so excited to share Author Rebecca McKinnon’s amazing recipe today: Chewy Ginger Cookies! These are some of my favorite cookies EVER! Delicious, easy

Last thing we need is flour. You’re going to need 4 1/2 cups. I mix in about 2 cups with my cookie paddles, then change to the bread hook for the rest. This is a really thick dough, and you really don’t want to burn out your mixer. Then I add the rest. Scrape down the sides as needed.

I’m so excited to share Author Rebecca McKinnon’s amazing recipe today: Chewy Ginger Cookies! These are some of my favorite cookies EVER! Delicious, easy

Now that everything is mixed, wrap that up and stick it in the refrigerator. Or the freezer. If you want the very best flavor, you should refrigerate it overnight. If you just can’t wait (and really, who could blame you?) toss it in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.

I’m so excited to share Author Rebecca McKinnon’s amazing recipe today: Chewy Ginger Cookies! These are some of my favorite cookies EVER! Delicious, easy

I should say at this point, if you don’t want to take the time to do all the steps, it works almost as well if you just toss all those ingredients in at the same time. Not that I know that from experience or anything.

Once your dough has chilled, you’re going to form it into balls and roll those suckers in sugar.

I’m so excited to share Author Rebecca McKinnon’s amazing recipe today: Chewy Ginger Cookies! These are some of my favorite cookies EVER! Delicious, easy

Place them on your cookie sheet (you can use parchment paper or Silpats if you want to make clean-up easy). Then you’re going to squash them, just a little, with the underside of a drinking glass. If you used butter, don’t push as hard as if you used margarine because (remember?) they’ll spread more.

I’m so excited to share Author Rebecca McKinnon’s amazing recipe today: Chewy Ginger Cookies! These are some of my favorite cookies EVER! Delicious, easy

Pop them in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

Depending on your oven, you may need to adjust your baking time. They don’t look done when they are! They’re still a bit puffy, but as they cool they’ll drop a little and get that lovely crackled top.
I’m so excited to share Author Rebecca McKinnon’s amazing recipe today: Chewy Ginger Cookies! These are some of my favorite cookies EVER! Delicious, easy  I’m so excited to share Author Rebecca McKinnon’s amazing recipe today: Chewy Ginger Cookies! These are some of my favorite cookies EVER! Delicious, easy

Chewy Ginger Cookies

1 1/2 c. butter or margarine
2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 t. cinnamon
2 t. ginger
3/4 -1 t. cloves
1/2 c. molasses
1/2 t. salt
4 t. baking soda

4 1/2 c. flour

Cream butter or margarine and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix in the spices, molasses, salt, and baking soda. Add the flour.

Refrigerate for several hours.

Preheat oven to 350. Form into small balls and roll in sugar. push down slightly with the underside of a drinking glass. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

I’m so excited to share Author Rebecca McKinnon’s amazing recipe today: Chewy Ginger Cookies! These are some of my favorite cookies EVER! Delicious, easy

Click below for a FREE recipe printable!

Becky's Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

Thanks for sharing Rebecca!

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Firecracker Cookies

Firecracker Cookies

Looking for an easy, patriotic dessert?

Firecracker Cookies are just the thing!

 

Here’s what you need:

Sugar Wafer Cookies (or other long rectangle cookies)

White Frosting

Red and Blue Sprinkles or Colored Sugar

Thin Licorice

 

How to Make:

Grab your cookies.  If you made your own, way to go!  I opted for the easy version and bought sugar wafers.

Put a blob of frosting at the top and stick a short piece of licorice in for the fuse.  Hold it in place while you frost the top of the cookie.

Add sprinkles and stripes of licorice.

 

Impress everyone with your domestic skills, then EAT!