Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bunny Bark!

It's almost time to fill the Easter Baskets, so I'm glad I got this easy to make, Bunny Bark to you! Everyone would love getting this Bunny Bark in their Basket. It's colorful, fun, and is a treat that everyone loves. It's full of  marshmallow bunnies, pretzel bunnies, candy coated sixlets and sprinkles! You might even have most of the ingredients already in your pantry!
bunny bark
 Bunny Bark
1 mini bag of Popcorn
24 ounces Nestle White Chocolate
Candy Melts~yellow, green, pink, blue
Kraft BunnyMallows
Bunny shaped Pretzels
springtime colored Sixlets
Pop your popcorn, and start your white chocolate chips 
melting in a double boiler. Let the popcorn cool.
Melt your candy melts in the microwave, then place in
squirt bottles if you have them. If not, you can just use a fork to 
drizzle over the chocolate.
When your white chocolate is completely cooled,
spread it onto a baking sheet.
I didn't use the entire sheet pan because I didn't think 
there would be enough chocolate, but there was and I should
have spread it our more. It won't hurt anything, 
I just have some pieces that are thicker than others.
Start decorating the white chocolate with the melted candy melts.
Start by placing the marshmallows, the popcorn and the pretzels
 randomly all over the white chocolate.
Add the sixlets.
Drizzle the candy melts all over again, on top of your 
bunnies, popcorn and candy.
Just make it look colorful and fun!
Let everything dry for a couple hours, or overnight.
I let it take overnight, and I didn't cover it.
Then just take a spatula to the edges and the chocolate
will pop up and crack into pieces. If the pieces are
too large, cut them with a knife. It seems to be appreciated
by the recipient if the pieces are bite sized.~Sorry, no pics of this.
These are left over candy crumbs. These pieces broke off 
while I was cutting the chocolate. I think they would be 
so great as a topping for ice cream or maybe to sprinkle 
on a cake. What do you think?
white chocolate
Enjoy your Bunny Bark!

Happy Easter from The Freshman Cook!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Traveling with White Chocolate Truffles

I'm traveling today and I'm bringing these White Chocolate Truffles with me! Come along! We're going to visit with Mindie at  Bacon Time with The Hungry Hypo, where you can get the recipe for these easy to make truffles. There are only 3 main ingredients and they would be a wonderful addition to an Easter Basket or a great Mother's Day gift! 
truffles Candy
Every month I will be contributing a recipe to Bacon Time with The Hungry Hypo.
I will be focusing on dessert and holiday recipes,
and I hope you will stop by.
Thanks for reading and follow the above link for the recipe!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mr. McGregor's Marshmallow Carrots

These Marshmallow Carrots are not the ones that Peter Rabbit was munching on in Mr. McGregor's garden, but I think you will like them. You start with homemade marshmallow, cut out some carrots with a cookie cutter, add some orange sanding sugar, add some licorice greens, and you have a marshmallow carrot similar to a peep! Things would have been fun if these had been growing in Mr. McGregor's garden!

Peep like  marshmallow carrots
Mr. McGregors Marshmallow Carrots

Monday, April 14, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Pink Peeps Cake

Hello Peeps! It's Peeps time and today I have a Pink Peeps Cake to get you a Peep-ish mood. It's also reveal day for the Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge, and this month our ingredients are white chocolate and, yes, you guessed it, Peeps!

Peep Cake
 Pink Peeps Cake

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Yuck Stops Here! Linky Party!

It is time for the 2nd "The Yuck Stops Here" Link Party!
I am so glad you dropped by!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Chocolate Mint Bread Pudding

Spring is in the air and so is mint. Of course chocolate is always in season in my kitchen, so I put the two together to make this decadent Chocolate Mint Bread Pudding. The mint comes from Oreo Mint Fudge Cookies, my newest, yummy addiction. Add semi sweet chocolate chunks, and you have a rich, tasty bread pudding that you can't get enough of.
bread pudding, mint and chocolate
Chocolate Mint Bread Pudding

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Yuck Stops Here Linky Party #1

WELCOME to the first ever The YUCK stops here! Link Party! I am so happy you are here! I am excited  to be co hosting this fun party and I'm glad you stopped by to share your talents with us.    
 I can't wait to see what you brought to link up!

 Link up your best YUMMY recipes for all of us to share. Each week, each of our awesome Co-Hosts will pick a special feature, so please visit each of their sites to see who's recipe made the cut! We will also feature the MOST CLICKED post. ALL of the featured posts will be pinned, tweeted and shared on all of our social media sites.

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 Please link up each post only once (if you linked it last week, don't link it again this week). 
Please link directly to the recipe post, not to your home page.
 Please refrain from linking anything that is not family friendly. :)
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs w/ a Quick and Easy Sauce

 Do you love meatballs? How about Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs!? Ya know, I don't think I have ever heard anyone say no to that question!  Whether you are 1 or 100, everyone seems to love meatballs. Add this quick and easy sauce, and they will love you too!
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs w/a Quick and Easy Sauce

Monday, March 24, 2014

Linzer Buttercream Spring Cookies

I am really ready for spring! So, in the hopes of nudging things along, hoping that it might arrive earlier, rather than later, I made some Linzer Buttercream Cookies in spring colors! I used the daisy cutout for the center because that was the only cutout that was "spring like". Then wouldn't you know that I was at HomeGoods yesterday, and I saw a Linzer cutout set made just for spring! Oh well! I hope these cookies make you smile!
 Linzer Buttercream Cookies for spring
Linzer Buttercream Spring Cookies