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Valentine’s Popcorn

Valentine's Popcorn

I love making fun and festive treats with each holiday.  I made this Valentine’s Popcorn the other day and it is the perfect sweet and salty snack. Scroll down for my recipe.

Our family is popcorn obsessed!!! The boys love to add all different toppings and trying different flavor combinations. I added some melted white chocolate, conversation candy hearts and sprinkles to give it a Valentine’s flair. This Valentine’s Popcorn would also be really cute wrapped in little gift baggies and given as Valentine’s or for a Valentine’s party.

Valentine’s Popcorn

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Layer a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pour a bag of popped popcorn onto the baking sheet.
  3. Melt 1 cup of white chocolate chips. I usually will do this in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stopping to stir until completely melted.
  4. Using a spoon drizzle the melted chocolate over the popcorn.
  5. Top with sprinkles and conversation candy hearts.
  6. Let cool then break up and serve in a bowl.

Valentine's Popcorn

Valentine's Popcorn

Valentine's Popcorn

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Valentine's Popcorn

Valentine's Popcorn

Valentine's popcorn that is the perfect combo of sweet and salty. Topped with melted chocolate, conversation hearts and Valentine sprinkles this is a fun holiday treat for home or your Valentine's Day party.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag popcorn popped
  • 1 cup white chocolate, melted
  • Valentine's conversation hearts
  • Valentine's sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Layer a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pour a bag of popped popcorn onto the baking sheet.
  • Melt 1 cup of white chocolate chips. I usually will do this in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stopping to stir until completely melted.
  • Using a spoon drizzle the melted chocolate over the popcorn.
  • Top with sprinkles and conversation candy hearts.
  • Let cool then break up and serve in a bowl.
Keyword holiday recipes, Kids snacks, Valentines Day

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Quick and Easy Caprese Pasta

Quick and easy caprese pasta

This quick and easy caprese pasta is perfect for when you need dinner on the table in a flash.  Serve it with grilled chicken, or a tossed salad for a meatless or vegetarian meal. It’s also good served cold in the warmer months too! Scroll down for my recipe.

Quick and Easy Caprese Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of pasta (I used orecchiette)
  • 1 container of cherry tomatoes, rinsed and halved.
  • 2 Tbsp pesto
  • 1 container of mozzarella pearls, drained.
  • olive oil
  • salt/pepper
  • chopped fresh basil
  • balsamic glaze

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.  Add the pasta and cook until al dente.
  2. While the pasta cooks, prepare the tomatoes. Take a skillet, add some olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and cook for a few minutes, or until the sides are roasted.
  3. Drain the pasta and add to a large bowl.
  4. Add the tomatoes, mozzarella.
  5. Stir in pesto until combined.
  6. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with some chopped basil, salt and pepper.
  7. Serve warm or chilled.

Quick and easy Caprese Pasta

Quick and easy caprese pasta

Quick and Easy Caprese Pasta

This quick and easy caprese pasta is perfect for when you need dinner on the table in a flash.  Serve it with grilled chicken, or a tossed salad for a meatless or vegetarian meal. It’s also good served cold in the warmer months too!
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box pasta I used orecchiette
  • 1 container cherry tomatoes rinsed and halved
  • 2 Tbsp pesto
  • 1 container mozzarella pearls drained
  • olive oil
  • salt/pepper
  • fresh basil chopped
  • balsamic glaze to taste

Instructions
 

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.  Add the pasta and cook until al dente.
  • While the pasta cooks, prepare the tomatoes. Take a skillet, add some olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and cook for a few minutes, or until the sides are roasted.
  • Drain the pasta and add to a large bowl.
  • Add the tomatoes, mozzarella.
  • Stir in pesto until combined.
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with some chopped basil, salt and pepper.
  • Serve warm or chilled.

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Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

I recently whipped up this recipe as I needed a dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur for my Christmas truffle recipe.

This tastes delish in a glass over ice as a dessert nightcap or drink warm for a boozy chocolate hazelnut hot cocoa. (It’s also really good in a nice mug of coffee too!) The best part is this recipe is dairy free so it’s perfect if you can’t have dairy, are plant-based or vegan.

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups dairy free hazelnut spread
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups dairy free cream (I used Oatly.)
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

Directions:

  1. In a pot, pour the chocolate chips, hazelnut spread, cream and sugar.
  2. Heat and whisk often until completely melted and combined.
  3. Whisk in the vodka.
  4. Pour in a mug and drink warm for a boozy hot chocolate. Or allow to cool and pour into a glass bottle. Keep chilled and shake well before using. Works well in coffee or as an after dinner dessert drink.

Click here for my chocolate truffle recipe using this chocolate hazelnut liqueur.

dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

This dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur is the perfect holiday recipe! Enjoy warm as an adult hot chocolate or serve chilled over ice as an after dinner dessert drink. It's also a great addition in my chocolate truffle recipe!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Servings 1 bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups dairy free hazelnut spread
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups dairy free creamer
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

Instructions
 

  • In a pot, pour the chocolate chips, hazelnut spread, cream and sugar.
  • Heat and whisk often until completely melted and combined.
  • Whisk in the vodka.
  • Pour in a mug and drink warm for a boozy hot chocolate. Or allow to cool and pour into a glass bottle. Keep chilled and shake well before using. Works well in coffee or as an after dinner dessert drink.
Keyword cocktails, dairy free, holiday recipes, vegan

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Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles and more Christmas Cookie Recipes

Boozy chocolate hazelnut truffles and more Christmas cookie recipes

Today I’m sharing my Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles and more Christmas cookie recipes from some of my friends. (Be sure to follow over on my Instagram too!) My favorite Christmas memory is for sure holiday baking and all the Christmas cookies. My mom used to do a cookie swap every year with her girlfriends. She would make a bunch of cookies ahead of time and pop them in the freezer. My sisters and I knew where they were and we’d go down and sneak some when no one was looking. One year, my mom went to go to her cookie swap and all the cookies were gone! She had to make over 6 dozen cookies last minute, needless to say she wasn’t happy but we laugh about it now.

These chocolate hazelnut truffles are dairy free and made with my homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur.  They’re super rich and decadent and make great homemade gifts too!

Boozy Chocolate Hazlenut Truffles dairy free

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Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

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Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles and more Christmas Cookie Recipes

Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

These boozy chocolate hazelnut truffles are made with my homemade chocoloate hazelnut liqueur. They are super rich and decadent and also makes great gifts for people throughout the holidays as well! This is a dairy free recipe so perfect if you are vegan or plant-based.
5 from 1 vote
4 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 2 dozen truffles

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 1/3 cups vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup my homemade chocolate hazelnut liqueur (you can also omit)
  • 1/4 cup soft silken tofu
  • confectioners sugar, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, chopped candy canes (option for rolling the truffles in)

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and butter. Heat on 30 second intervals, stopping to mix well in between, continue until completely melted.
  • Once melted, pour in the liqueur, stirring well.
  • Add in the tofu and blend using an immersion blender.
  • Pop in the fridge for about 3 hours so that it can thicken up and solidify.
  • Once the mixture is firm, take out of the refrigerator and start rolling into balls.
  • Prepare a few bowls of chopped candy canes, chopped nuts, powdered sugar, cocoa powder or whatever you choose for topping your truffles.
  • Roll your chocolate truffles into the toppings.
  • Store in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to serve. Once serving, serve chilled as they become soft at room temp.
Keyword Christmas, cookies, dairy free, holiday recipes

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