5 Yummy Valentines Treats

Here is a list of DIY Valentines themed treats I’ve found around the internet that I like.  Click the source link below the picture to be taken to the recipe.  Enjoy!

 

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Chocolate Cherry Bark

Source:  Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

 

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2 Ingredient Strawberry Fudge

Source:  Cookies and Cups

 

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Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich

Source: Parents

 

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Fudge Brownie Hearts with Fresh Raspberry Buttercream

Source:  A Farm Girls Dabbles

 

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Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Source:  The Novice Chef

 

 

Coal Krispie Treats

Being bad never tasted so good!

Coal Krispie Treats

It is somewhat of a Christmas tradition that good little boys and girls get gifts, and the not so good ones get lumps of coal.  Well, this is a new twist on that dreaded lump of coal.  It easy to make, cheap, and can be given as a gift to just about anyone!  Plus everyone will ask where you got it and imagine their reaction when you get to tell them that you made them yourself!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows or 30 large marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed Oreo cookies (leave the filling in the cookies)
  • 4 – 10 drops black gel food coloring (enough to turn the marshmallows black. The amount will depend based on the brand you use).

Directions:

1. In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl, heat your marshmallows and butter for 60-90 seconds. Until the butter and marshmallow are melted.

2. Stir your marshmallows and mix in your food coloring until you achieve the desired color.

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3. Now mix in your rice cereal and the crushed Oreo cookies. Use a heavy metal spoon as it is quite hard to stir all of the

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4. Let sit for about 5 minutes until your marshmallows cool down
5. Use a tablespoon to scoop out your treats onto a piece of parchment paper.

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6. Let cool for 20 – 30 minutes.
7. Pack your treats a little more tightly by using your hands.

The final product will be harder, denser, and drier than your traditional Rice Krispies treats, but the Oreos will make it more flavorful.

DIY Solar North Pole Light

 

Depending on the area you live in, these materials should be able to be bought at the Dollar Store and/or Dollar Tree.

materials

  • Solar Path Light $2.50
  • Foam Circle $1
  • Fake Snow $1
  • Popsicle Sticks, on hand or $1
  • Chain Necklace, on hand or $1
  • Paper Shapes, on hand or $1
  • Paint, on hand or $1
  • Glue, on hand (use hot glue gun if you have)

 

Sweepstakes Sunday Mega Event!

A sweepstakes every now and then is fine but fans have been reaching out to me and I’ve been listening.  Maybe, sometimes…. more is better!

I have decided to release Sweepstakes Sunday Mega Events!  It’s a list of sweepstakes for those who want to enter more so they have a better chance of winning something!  Anytime you see me post a SS Mega Event you know you’re not going to want to miss the list of new sweeps I have in store for you!

If you win one, please let me know so I can brag you up on MoneyMamma101!

Clicking on banners will open the sweepstakes page in a new window.

9 New Sweepstakes!!!

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DIY Floating Witch Hat Luminaries

You’re going to need:

Click Here for the shopping list of cheap materials!

 

 

Let’s Building It!

Hats

Step 1:  Attach your Command Hooks in the places you’d like to hang your hats. (Let set for 10-15 minutes.)

Step 2:  String about 2-3 feet of fishing line onto the needle. Feed the needle through the point of the Witch hat on the outside of the hat. Bring the fishing line through to the interior of the hat. DO NOT pull all the fishing line through the hat, leave it on the outside of the hat.

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Step 3:  Remove the needle and tie the fishing line around a safety pin.

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Step 4:  Use the safety pin to attach a light stick, it can be LED or the temporary kind you can find at Halloween in stores.  Just make sure it’s lightweight.

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Step 5:  Now just tie a loop in the end of the fishing line on top of the hat and hang it on the command hook.

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