Sweetheart Buddies

These little sweetheart buddies are sure to be a hit with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day! They are chocolatey, crunchy, and sweet. What a wonderful take on the classic Muddy Buddies! I had no idea that there is a such thing as chocolate Chex cereal. What rock have I been living under? Not only is it great as a cereal, it’s perfect in sweet treat mixes like this one!

Sweetheart BuddiesSweetheart Buddies are fun to make and just as fun to eat. Make a double batch because they won’t last long.

One of my other favorite lovey-dovey day treats are red velvet Rice Krispies treats. Also try my chocolate chocolate chip caramel bars.

Sweetheart Buddies

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place cereal in a large plastic bowl.
  • Melt candy melts in a double boiler or in a microwave per package instructions.
  • Pour melted candy over the cereal and stir to combine.
  • Spread coated cereal out onto wax paper and let cool almost completely.
  • Place cereal back into the bowl or into large baggies.
  • Add in the cake mix and sugar and gently shake or stir to combine.
  • Add in the M&Ms and gently stir.

Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops

These homemade Jolly Rancher lollipops were so much fun to make, and even more fun to eat! I’ve made these several times for friends, neighbors and Anita’s co-workers. They are always a major hit. They’re just fun to eat. And there’s no denying that they are homemade. You can make whatever flavor combinations that you want. Heck, you can make them all one flavor if you want!

Homemade Jolly Rancher LollipopsThe key to making these homemade Jolly Rancher lollipops is to not make too many at a time. They set up quickly, so if you have too many of them they’ll cool before you can get the sticks in them.

I also love making homemade Cheezit crackers and gummy bears!

Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops

Fun to make and even more fun to eat!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 200 F. Line a baking sheet with foil and then parchment paper.
  • Open the individual candies. To make a lollipop, arrange 3 candies one after another on the parchment paper. Do this about 4 times on a single baking sheet. If you do too many they will set before you can get the sticks into them.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes. You'll want to keep an eye on the first batch to get a feel for how long they take to melt in your oven. Remove them once they have melted together.
  • Take a lollipop stick and place it into the melted candy (don't touch the candy with your fingers or you'll get burned!) and twist it to coat it.
  • Repeat for the remaining candies.
  • Let cool before serving.

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Reindeer Noses

Oh yummy! Fun-to-eat (and make!) Reindeer noses make for great holiday treats! We love making a big ole batch of ‘noses’ and sharing them with Anita’s co-workers. How can you make these without smiling? How can you eat them without smiling? You can’t! They’re great! Creamy chocolate, crunchy sweet M&Ms and salty pretzels. The perfect combination!Reindeer Noses

You can also make these reindeer noses with Hershey’s Kisses instead of Rolos, but you might have to keep them in the oven a little longer so that the chocolate melts enough.

For Easter, make my flower pretzel bites. Just as easy and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Reindeer Noses

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 175 F (or whatever the lowest temperature is you can set your oven on).
  • Place pretzels on a baking sheet.
  • Place Rolos at bottom of pretzel, covering the bottom hole.
  • Place in oven 3-4 minutes or until starting to soften. Don't let them get too soft.
  • Remove from oven and top the Rolos with the M&Ms, pushing in lightly.
  • Let cool completely.