Am I the only one after battling a cold or sickness decides that the new, non-sick me is going to be a healthy me?!? On Friday I woke up to what felt like the beginning of strep throat! This mama wasn’t messing around with that nonsense, so a trip to urgent care for some antibiotics and by Sunday morning I was feeling like me again.
Now that I’m no longer on my death bed, yes, I'm that dramatic when I'm under the weather, lol. I’ve decided to go on a total health kick so I never get sick again. I’m sure this will only last a day or so until I start craving something not so healthy, but hey! In the mean time you will spot me snacking on these beyond delicious 4 INGREDIENT NO BAKE ENERGY BITES!
• 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
• 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
• 1 cup old fashioned oats
• 2 tablespoons honey
Mix all 4 ingredients (oats, peanut butter, honey, and chocolate chips) in a medium-sized bowl.
Place the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
When ready to make the bites, roll mixture into 1-inch balls
Place into an airtight container and keep in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Tis the season of all things Red, White & Blue!!! I always get excited when I spot the patriotic M&M’s and Skittles while grocery shopping since that means it’s officially time for some themed baking!
Cookie bars are literally one of my favorite desserts. I make them every holiday since the makers of M&M’s come out with new festive candies for every themed day you can possibly think of!
Since Memorial Day is just weeks away and then July 4th isn’t too far after, I figured it was time my Patriotic Cookie Bars graced the blog with their presence. Enjoy!!!
• Box yellow cake mix
• 1 Box instant vanilla pudding
• 1/4 Cup water
• 3/4 Cup vegetable oil
• 2 Eggs
• 1 Cup chocolate chips.
• 1 Cup Red White & Blue M&M’s
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then combine cake mix, pudding, water, vegetable oil & eggs in large bowl.
Add your chocolate chips.
Add m&m’s. Mix well Pour the batter (it’s going to be thick) into a greased 9×13 pan or use a silicone baking dish as I did!!! Silicone works wonders when it comes time to remove the bars from the baking dish!!! Bake your bars for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and let them cool.
MCut into squares.
Serve & enjoy!
Not going to lie, this is definitely not a Courtjey original! We actually attended a Little Mermaid fundraiser a few years back and these beyond adorable sandwiches are what we were served!!!! They were so cute, my daughter and I have been making them ever since.
Sonce mermaids are all the rage these days, I figured I would show of our Mermaid Party “Crab” Sandwiches. So fun!!! Perfect for summer!!! Enjoy!!!
• Candy Eyes
• Tooth Picks
Slice your Croissants to almost the opposite end, but stop slicing so the end of the Croissant is still attached.
Place your ham & cheese inside the croissant.
Take two candy eyes and place a dot of mustard on the backs. Now take two toothpicks and poke them into your croissant. You will want to place the toothpicks at an angle so your candy eyes are are almost laying flat.
Once your tooth picks are in, take your candy eyes and place them on the toothpicks. The mustard will act as a glue! This is why it’s nice to have the tooth picks at an angle. Less chance of the candy eyes moving!
Serve & enjoy!!!
Peanut Butter Pie!!! Literally my hubby’s favorite dessert. We cannot go out to a restaurant and spot peanut butter pie on the menu without ordering a slice. Even if it’s to go.
Since my hubby’s birthday was this past Tuesday, I decided to make him his favorite pie instead of a cake. I’ve been making these for him for a few years now, but last year I FINALLY nailed my recipe. I finally made enough tweaks where my pie might just be better than anything you can buy at a store.
Since my Reese’s No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is how as perfect as I can possibly make it, I figured it was time to share the deliciousness with y’all. Enjoy :)
• 1 Oreo pie crust
• 1-3/4 cups Powdered Sugar
• 1 tsp Vanilla
• 8oz Whipped Topping
• 8oz Cream Cheese
• 1-¾ cups Peanut Butter
• miniature Reese’s
• Reese’s Shell Chocolate Topping
• Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
Add cream cheese to a large bowl or mixer bowl.
Add the peanut butter & vanilla.
Gradually add your powdered sugar as you mix.
Fold in the whipped topping & mix well.
Pour into the pie crust.
Top with the Reese’s Shell Chocolate.
Add whole Reese’s Cups & half Reese’s all over the top of your pie.
Sprinkle Reese’s Peanut Butter chips onto your pie.
Serve & enjoy!!
Edible Cookie Dough!!! If you follow me on Instagram, you know this is one of my absolute favorite snacks! I buy tubs of it weekly at Walmart and always have to tell y’all on my Insta stories! However, a few weeks back, it was pretty gross outside and we literally had nothing to eat in the house. It was a Thursday, the day before I do my weekly shopping, so our cupboards were legit bare besides ingredients. That’s when it hit me. I actually owned every last ingredient that goes into edible Cookie Dough. I decided to whip up a batch and jackpot!!!! Within 5 minutes I was chowing down on a favorite snack of mine and I didn’t even have to leave the house OR buy anything new.
With a few tweaks between my first batch and latest, I came up with my very own version of Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!!! This is as close to the real deal as you can get. Taste pretty similar to my beloved cookie Dough I buy at Walmart. I am so proud of myself that I just had to share the yumminess with y’all!!! Enjoy!!!
• 1/2 cup softened butter
• 1/4 cup white sugar
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 3 tablespoons milk
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 1/3 cups flour
• 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Take a large mixing bowl & mix together the softed butter, white and brown sugars until soft.
Add the milk.
Then add the vanilla.
In a small, heat safe bowl, place your flour into the microwave for 60 seconds. Once you take the flour out of the microwave, make sure your flour has an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Then mix the flour into the sugar/butter mixture.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Serve & enjoy!
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.