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Rocky Road Squares Recipe

This Rocky Road Squares recipe has the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter! They only take a few minutes to whip up and they will not disappoint!

Rocky Road Squares

I don’t usually love marshmallows but when you drown them in melted peanut butter and chocolate you seriously cannot go wrong! There are many variations of rocky road recipes that you can experiment with depending on what your taste is. If you prefer a little extra crunch in your sweet treats you can add in cookies or sprinkle them with nuts. I am personally all about smooth textures so I prefer making this rocky road recipe with just the smooth peanut butter and melted chocolate chips, but you can mix it up however you like! For some different ideas check out Erren’s Kitchen for her version of rocky road squares.

Rocky Road Squares Recipe

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 packages chocolate chips
1 package mini marshmallows

Directions:

1. Melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine in a microwavable bowl or on the stove in a sauce pan.

2. Fill the bottom of a 9×13 dish with marshmallows; pour the chocolate mixture over the marshmallows and let cool.

3. Store these rocky road squares in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

You can line the baking dish with parchment paper but I find that the margarine in the chocolate mixture helps keep them from sticking.

Happy Cooking, friends!

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Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Christmas is just around the corner so I thought now would be the perfect time to share a classic Christmas treat recipe. With so many delicious holiday recipes out there, we usually make a baking to-do list ahead of time so we have a game plan going into our baking day. Peanut Butter Balls have been a favourite of ours since I was a kid so it is a must during the holiday season!

Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp margarine
1 cup melted chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening

Directions:

1. Cream the ingredients together until smooth, either by hand or with the electric mixer

2. Melt chocolate chips and shortening together; roll mixture into bite size balls and dip into the chocolate mixture

3. Lay  the peanut butter balls out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; keep refrigerated

If you like to do your holiday baking ahead of time these peanut butter balls freeze nicely as well. Line your containers with parchment paper and you are good to go!

Peanut Butter Balls are at the top of our Christmas baking list this year, what are your must-make Christmas recipes?

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Christmas Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial

Today I am sharing some of our Christmas inspired deco mesh wreaths with an easy tutorial to follow if it is your first time and you need a little guidance. My Nan really took the initiative on these projects and made some gorgeous deco mesh wreaths. We were mainly fascinated with Christmas wreaths but there really are no limitations on any crafts and projects like this one. Now we have expanded our horizons and experimented with many different seasonal wreaths including these Fall Mesh Wreaths.

Here are the main materials you will need:

  1. Wire Ring
  2. Deco Mesh
  3. Piper Cleaners/Hot Glue
  4. Ribbon, flowers, picks, burlap etc. (any decor items that catch your eye)

Not So Traditional Christmas Colours: 

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Red & White Favourites:

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Christmas Deco Mesh Wreath

Traditional Christmas Colours:

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Deco Mesh Wreath

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Christmas Deco Mesh Wreaths

Deco Mesh Wreath

 

Here’s a quick little tutorial from Craft Outlet called Wreath Three Ways: Basic Deco Mesh Wreath. This is just one of many ways to make a deco mesh wreath. Once the base is made you can attach your ribbon, flowers etc with pipe cleaners or hot glue. We usually like to use pipe cleaners so that we can easily swap things out as the seasons change. I have revamped many of my seasonal wreaths because I see a new fresh idea and change my mind 😉

Depending on the size you want, you can purchase most rings for less than $10 and if you catch the deco mesh while it is on sale you can get a roll for about $8. In total, you can usually make a deco mesh wreath for $25-$35, but it really does depend on the goodies you want to add to it.

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