I've been in a bit of a blog slump lately. Not exactly sure why...could have something to do with the snow we got the other day, or the child who has decided that I can't be out of his sight EVER. It's been all I can do to throw dinner in the crockpot (and dinner lately has just been soup because I can't seem to do anything other than dump all the ingredients in) and attempt to keep the dog hair to a minimum.
But last week I almost had time to do something "extra." I say almost because I started it while I thought the younger 2 boys were sleeping, and Preston was helping me. We started making Cadbury Creme Eggs (which is - disgustingly, I know - one of my favorites!) and peanut butter cups. Within about 5 minutes of starting, all 3 boys were "helping" me and it kind of went downhill from there. I will say that this is not exactly a kid-friendly project if you have 3 boys, ages 5 and under, who are very hands-on. Unless you want them to end up looking like mine did.
They still tasted good though!
I didn't have an egg mold for the creme eggs, which probably would've made it a little easier. Instead I dipped them into the chocolate (while attempting to fend off little boys...which didn't work!).
|DIY Easter candy: Peanut Butter Cups & Cadbury Creme Eggs|
I'm planning to make another batch of each of these for the boys' Easter baskets! I think I'm going to make the creme eggs into "pops" next time though, and maybe I'll come up with something else to make too. We're also planning attempt #2 of dying Easter eggs with natural dyes...last year we tried spinach, blueberries, turmeric, and raspberries. This year I think I'll try beets for sure, but I haven't decided on anything else yet.