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Moana Cupcakes Inspired by the Heart of Te Fiti

Moana Cupcakes inspiration for Birthday

Moana Cupcakes

Moana is such an inspirational character. She is driven, courageous and knows how to stand her ground. Now that is a role model, and so many little girls love her and will undoubtedly fall in love with these Moana Cupcakes inspired by the powerful princess.

Here in our household, we love Disney movies and Moana is often on all day long! Recently, I was inspired by the film, Moana. I whipped up my Heart of Te Fiti Cupcakes. As I was making it, I could almost hear Moana singing to Te Fiti and telling her “you know who you are.” That scene gets me: Every. Single. Time.

If you are planning on hosting a Moana-themed birthday party, then these cupcakes are just what you need. You know what? It really doesn’t take much to make them! Just a batch of your favorite cupcakes, some green fondant and icing!  How awesome is that!

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NILLA Wafers with Chocolate Banana No-Bake Cheesecake Dip Recipe

This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

No-Bake Cheesecake Dip Dessert

NILLA Wafers Chocolate Banana No-Bake Cheesecake Dip 

Summer is here, the sun is shining, the days are longer, and it is getting very hot outside.  As much as I love to bake, during the summer months, the last place I want to be is standing over a hot oven.  I love no-bake recipes because they’re usually quick to make and you’re still able to bring a delicious homemade dessert to all the summer parties, keeping summer fun and delicious!  One staple in most of my no-bake recipes is NILLA Wafers,  I have been enjoying them alone and in recipes, since I was a child learning to cook in my Nana’s kitchen.  They have a perfect consistency and work whether my recipe calls for a whole crunchy cookie to pair with my no-bake chocolate banana cheesecake dip or throwing them in the blender for a finely crumbled pave layer or pie crust, the possibilities are endless.

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Jurassic World Inspired Dino Egg Themed Cereal Treats Recipe

Dinosaur Themed Recipe

Dinosaur Themed Food Recipe

Did you know that velociraptors made an appearance in every single one of the Jurassic Park/World movies? In the storyline, Blue is the park’s first-ever engineered velociraptor. She gets her name from her iridescent blue scales. Because of this, I was immediately inspired to make these Jurassic World Themed Dino Egg Cereal Treats and we are loving this dinosaur themed recipe!

Creating the marbled finish on these treats wasn’t as hard as I expected. All it takes is some imagination and a bit of an artistic touch. These treats are ultra-sweet since they are completely enrobed with candy melts. Oh-so-delicious and oh-so-perfect for a dino-themed birthday party, don’t you think?

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Quick and Easy Rainbow Bark Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

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Are you excited for St. Patrick’s Day?  Do you have the menu set for a corned beef and cabbage dinner?  Well, what about something sweet for afterward?  You got to try this simple and delicious Rainbow Bark Recipe made from White Chocolate and Mint Oreos.  This will definitely satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth and keep them in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit! 

Chocolate Bark is one of the easiest dessert or sweet treats that you can make.  There’s no reason to start the oven, you can add pretty much anything to the chocolate to make the recipe your own, and you can make it without dirtying any pans!

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Rainbow Bark Recipe

Ingredients:
Bag of White Chocolate Melts
Mint Oreos
Pretzels
Rainbow Sprinkles

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Start by melting half the bag of white chocolate according to the bags instructions.

Once melted, spread out a thin layer of chocolate onto a sheet of wax paper.

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Next, push the Oreo cookies into the chocolate and then break up the pretzels and sprinkle them between the cookies.

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Once the center ingredients are laid out, melt the remaining white chocolate melts, and cover the entire chocolate sheet.

Lastly, add tons of rainbow sprinkles!  I also found some green candy balls in the cabinet and threw them on top of the chocolate, because you can add so many fun things to chocolate bark.

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You can leave the chocolate to harden on the counter or move it to the fridge if you want it to harden quickly.  I didn’t use a pan, so I let the chocolate harden half way and then moved it into the fridge once it was firm enough to move the wax paper.  It was hardened completely in about 10 minutes.

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Then comes the fun part, breaking it apart!  There is no rhyme or reason to how you need to break it up.  I just try to get it to the size I would like to grab for a treat.  This is the perfect time to bring the kids in to help break it all up.

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Make sure to check out my Magic Surprise Rainbow Rock Activity  2 ingredient dish soap slime recipe and Pot of Gold Candy Craft to make you’re child’s St. Patrick’s Day extra special!

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Quick and Easy Pink Valentine’s Day Cake Bar Recipe

Easy Pink Valentine's Day Cake Bar Recipe

Easy Pink Valentine’s Day Cake Bar Recipe

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love and sweets!  You can satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy and delicious cake bar recipe.  Plus it’s pink, making it fun and a perfect dessert the kids will love too.

Quick and Easy Pink Valentine’s Day Cake Bar Recipe

Makes 12-15 bars

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Ingredients
1 box Pink Velvet cake mix
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sprinkles

 

Directions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9 x 13-inch pan with parchment paper.
 
In a large bowl, mix together pink velvet cake mix, milk, oil, and egg. Then, stir in half of the white chocolate chips and half of the sprinkles.

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Pour the mixture into your 9 x 13-inch pan, spreading it to coat the entire bottom of the pan.

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Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips and sprinkle over the top of the mixture.

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Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

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Cool and enjoy!

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