Rice crispy surprise Easter eggs

Hi guys, This is going to be my last Easter post of the year I think 🙁 But these are pretty awesome so its worth it! These rice crispy surprise eggs are so cool! You get excited just looking at them and then you break it open and there is M & M’s inside too!  Awesome! rice crispy surprise easter eggs-Crafts and Cupcakes.jpgHere’s some more pics!rice crispy surprise easter eggs- Crafts and Cupcakes.jpgI wrapped them up all cute!Rice Crispy surprise easter eggs - Crafts and CupcakesHere’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 6 cups rice crispy’s
  • 1 bag jet puffed marshmallow about 40 or 4 cups jet puffed mini marshmallows
  • little candies (I used M & M’s in mine)

Steps:

  1. Make the original rice crispy recipe ( I just did it in the microwave)
  2. Spray the Easter eggs and your hands with cooking spray
  3. Pack in the rice crispy mixture into both sides of the egg
  4. Use your fingers to make a hollow center in each side
  5. Take out and let cool on parchment paper
  6. Fill each side with candies and put together

Enjoy!

 

 

Almond Roca

Hey guys! In a cooking class I take, they demoed these and I couldn’t help coming home and trying this recipe out! It is super tasty and is a perfect mix of flavor. You will need a candy thermometer though!Almond roca crafts and cupcakes

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • Plus a couple more almonds and chocolate chips for on top

Steps:

* note: you may want to double the butter and sugar depending on the size of the cookie sheet

  1. Place butter and sugar in a large pan on the stove, on medium.
  2. Stir constantly until it gets to the hard crack stage (on your candy thermometer)
  3. Spread almonds and chocolate chips on an edged cookie sheet.
  4. Pour butter/sugar mixture onto chocolate chips/almonds
  5. Immediately sprinkle on more almonds and chocolate chip on top.
  6. Place in freezer.
  7. When hardened, crack and serve

Enjoy!

Easter bunny thumbprint cookies

I’ve been putting this post off for awhile but today I decided id do it! 🙂 These cookies are really good and super cute too! Perfect for Easter!easter bunny print cookies crafts and cupcakes

Here’s the recipe

I got this recipe from: http://thebearfootbaker.com/2015/04/bunny-paw-thumbprint-cookies/

Ingredients:

Cookies:

  • Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick of butter room temperature ( 1/2 cup)P1280070

Frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons milk (I added a little extra)
  • A dash of vanilla extract
  • Red food coloring
  • Ziploc or decorating bag

Steps:

For the cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to temperature on the bag
  2. Make cookies by mixing cookie mix, butter, and egg
  3. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out dough balls and cut them in half
  4. Roll each half into a ball but for every paw cut one of the halves into three for the toes and roll those out too
  5. Form bunny paw and gently push down the the larger ball because it will cook more slowly
  6. Bake 9-6 mins.
  7. When you remove from the oven immediately press measuring spoon into cookies to make indents for the frosting
  8.  Let cool before frosting

For the frosting:

  1. Mix 3 tsp of milk with the powdered sugar
  2. Add the remaining milk
  3. Add vanilla extract
  4. Add food coloring
  5. Put into a frosting bag or Ziploc bag
  6. Frost cookies once they cool

Enjoy!

Mini taco bowls

Hi guys! Guess what I had for lunch a couple days ago? Yep! I had these mini taco bowls! These are so good! They are like mini taco salads! Yum, right? They are perfect for a party or get together!<a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" data-pin-round="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcraftsncupcakes.wordpress.com%2F&media=https%3A%2F%2Fcraftsncupcakes.files.wordpress.com%2F2016%2F02%2Fmini-taco-bowels-crafts-and-cupcakes.jpg&description=Mini%20taco%20bowls%20crafts%20and%20cupcakes"><img src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pinit_fg_en_round_red_32.png" /></a>

I found this recipe at: http://www.passionforsavings.com/mini-taco-bowls-recipe/

Ingredients:

  • Tortilla shells
  • Whatever toppings you like!

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Heat each tortilla in microwave for 30 seconds
  3. Using a 3 inch cutter (like a jar lid) cut out circles in the tortilla. ( I could fit 4 on each tortilla)
  4. Place in mini cupcake pan folding where needed
  5. Place in oven for 12 mins. or until crispy
  6. Add whatever toppings you like!

Enjoy!

Birthday banner gift tags!

Hi guys! So I saw these cute gift tags on pinterest and decided I’d give them a try! There super cute and very simple! They take two minutes to make and everyone will love them! (including you!)diy gift tags crafts and cupcakes

Birthday banner gift tags:

Materials:

  • Brand new pencil
  • Ink pad
  • gift tags (I got mine on amazon in a 100 pack for only $6 Buy them!)
  • Bakers twine (optional to tie to gift) 

Steps:

  1. Draw a triangle on the bottom of your pencil.
  2. Cut out the triangle
  3. Stamp triangle on ink pad
  4. Stamp onto your gift tag
  5. Keep stamping until you form a bannerdiy gift tags crafts and cupcakes

Enjoy!

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