Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Sweetness {Guest Blog Post}

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sweetness {Guest Blog Post}

Hey everyone! Laurel here from Go Against the Grain (http://agoodbuild.wordpress.com). I love to create yummy things and decorate them for any occasions. I was very excited  when Monica asked if I was interested in doing a guest blog post so of course I said yes!

Valentine's Day is coming up and if you have been in a store lately, you have seen all kinds of tasty looking things to eat. If you stop by my blog at any time you will see I LOVE cupcakes and sweet things so I thought I'd share a fun, tasty and Valentine's related creation with you all!  Rice Crispy Treat Pops!

To make these you will need:
Rice crispy treats, either homemade or pre-made. (I used  pre-made!)
Lollypop sticks- enough for how many pops you want to make.
Sprinkles, colored sugar, whatever you want to decorate with.
White candy melts
Wax paper

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Step 1:
Lay out a large sheet of wax paper. Take the lolly pop sticks and push them into the rice crispy treats far enough that they don't wobble when you hold them up.

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Step 2:
Follow the directions on your candy melts for melting them. One by one take each pop and dip it into the melted candy. Tap them on the side of the bowl a few times to get off the excess.

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Step 3:
Grab your decorations and sprinkle onto the coated part of the pop and then place it, standing up, on the wax paper to let it harden. Repeat till all your pops are coated and decorated!

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Step 4:
Enjoy!

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You can also add fun little things to the sticks when you display them if you want like I did. Ribbon, little flags to personalize them, so many great options! One of the great parts of this tasty creation is that you can change it up for any occasion! Using different colored candy melts, sprinkles, there is no end!

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial, if you want to see more of what I do check out my blog (www.agoodbuild.wordpress.com) and my Etsy shop (www.goagainstthegrain.etsy.com)!

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Thanks so much Laurel! I am not a huge rice krispies treat fan, but boy do these sure look cute and tasty. And they’re easy, too! Laurel is the first of a series of guest bloggers that will be gracing us with their lovely words, stories and tips to live a more beautiful life. From recipes to crafts to fitness to weight loss, my guest bloggers will ROCK YOUR SOCKS off. My main motivation for having guest bloggers is to show off my fabulous bloggy friends (love you all!) and to also enrich the content of my blog a little bit. The bloggers that are participating are friendly, insightful and successful at many things, so why not share the love?

Now, I am off to watch the Super Bowl. Ok, really I am watching because the Super Bowl is a gateway into Glee. Love me some Glee!

Happy Sunday!

3 comments:

  1. Ohh, We love rice krispies! Got to try these out... great post!
    CJR

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  2. I love rice crispie treats! Might just have to try dunking & decorating them next time :)

    Thanks for the fun guest blog!

    ReplyDelete

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sweetness {Guest Blog Post}

Hey everyone! Laurel here from Go Against the Grain (http://agoodbuild.wordpress.com). I love to create yummy things and decorate them for any occasions. I was very excited  when Monica asked if I was interested in doing a guest blog post so of course I said yes!

Valentine's Day is coming up and if you have been in a store lately, you have seen all kinds of tasty looking things to eat. If you stop by my blog at any time you will see I LOVE cupcakes and sweet things so I thought I'd share a fun, tasty and Valentine's related creation with you all!  Rice Crispy Treat Pops!

To make these you will need:
Rice crispy treats, either homemade or pre-made. (I used  pre-made!)
Lollypop sticks- enough for how many pops you want to make.
Sprinkles, colored sugar, whatever you want to decorate with.
White candy melts
Wax paper

image
Step 1:
Lay out a large sheet of wax paper. Take the lolly pop sticks and push them into the rice crispy treats far enough that they don't wobble when you hold them up.

image

Step 2:
Follow the directions on your candy melts for melting them. One by one take each pop and dip it into the melted candy. Tap them on the side of the bowl a few times to get off the excess.

image

Step 3:
Grab your decorations and sprinkle onto the coated part of the pop and then place it, standing up, on the wax paper to let it harden. Repeat till all your pops are coated and decorated!

image

Step 4:
Enjoy!

image

You can also add fun little things to the sticks when you display them if you want like I did. Ribbon, little flags to personalize them, so many great options! One of the great parts of this tasty creation is that you can change it up for any occasion! Using different colored candy melts, sprinkles, there is no end!

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial, if you want to see more of what I do check out my blog (www.agoodbuild.wordpress.com) and my Etsy shop (www.goagainstthegrain.etsy.com)!

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Thanks so much Laurel! I am not a huge rice krispies treat fan, but boy do these sure look cute and tasty. And they’re easy, too! Laurel is the first of a series of guest bloggers that will be gracing us with their lovely words, stories and tips to live a more beautiful life. From recipes to crafts to fitness to weight loss, my guest bloggers will ROCK YOUR SOCKS off. My main motivation for having guest bloggers is to show off my fabulous bloggy friends (love you all!) and to also enrich the content of my blog a little bit. The bloggers that are participating are friendly, insightful and successful at many things, so why not share the love?

Now, I am off to watch the Super Bowl. Ok, really I am watching because the Super Bowl is a gateway into Glee. Love me some Glee!

Happy Sunday!

3 comments :

  1. Ohh, We love rice krispies! Got to try these out... great post!
    CJR

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love rice crispie treats! Might just have to try dunking & decorating them next time :)

    Thanks for the fun guest blog!

    ReplyDelete