*Craving Crushers* Oreo Cream Swirled Cookie Dough Bites

We’ve all had that craving. That time when only one thing will calm your sweet tooth’s desire. Lately, my sweet tooth has been going crazy and it only wants one thing: cookie dough. While I have a true love for the good ol’ classic chocolate chip cookie dough, I wanted to make something that would satisfy above and beyond my cookie dough need. My Craving Crushers are edible vanilla cookie dough swirled with an Oreo cookie cream and enrobed with a crisp chocolate shell. As a mama of two little ones, these are perfect to pop in my mouth when that craving strikes and keep on trekking around after them. I hope these crush your sweet tooth cravings, as much as they do mine!

*4th of July Pop Tarts*

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There’s only a couple of days left in June, and you know what that means!  The 4th of July is right around the corner!  For my family, the fourth is always a day filled with lots of fun in the sun, some good BBQ, and lots of sweet treats while we watch beautiful fireworks that light up the night sky.  I always love to make my dessert in the red, white, and blue color scheme to add some patriotic flair for the occasion.  This year I wanted to make a treat that not only is perfect to enjoy while watching the fireworks, but also is able to be enjoyed as an afternoon treat if your tradition is to celebrate earlier in the day {and for those with little ones that have an early bedtime 🙂 }.  My homemade 4th of July Pop Tarts are an all-butter pie crust stuffed with a strawberry filling and iced with a vanilla glaze.  Add red, white, and blue sprinkles to dazzle your loved ones with these deliciously festive treats!

Chamomile Olive Oil Cake

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The weather is warm, the sun is out, and it’s finally feeling like summer!!  My family and I have been in Northwest Arkansas for little while and we are loving how beautiful and green the countryside is out here!  The weather has warmed up quite a bit and we have been enjoying lots of time in the backyard.  I wanted to make a nice, light dessert to enjoy outside while we picnic (and something easy to eat while chasing a toddler).  I’ve been experimenting with my olive oil cake recipe for a little bit, and thought maybe adding some calming chamomile tea would make a yummy sweet treat for our relaxing summer picnic!  My Chamomile Olive Oil Cake will add the perfect amount of sweetness to any summer day! 🙂

Decadent Devil’s Food Muffins *National Devil’s Food Cake Day!*

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Hooray!!  Today is National Devil’s Food Cake Day!  In honor of this special day for all of us chocolate fans, I made a yummy and extra chocolaty treat: Decadent Devil’s Food Muffins!  These super moist, chocolate loaded muffins are a verrryyy decadent breakfast paired with a cup of coffee or an indulgent snack that’s perfect to cure any sweet tooth craving!  They are super simple and quick to make, which means more time to celebrate this great chocolate lover’s holiday! 🙂

Monster Cookie Granola Bars

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It happens like clockwork.  Every day around 3:45 my stomach starts to hint at me… it needs a snack.  It doesn’t matter if I had a late lunch or an early lunch, big lunch or small lunch.  Once that clock hits 3:45 it’s snack time!  A snack staple in our household are the always delicious granola bars.  We have at least 2 types in our pantry at all times, and a few squirreled away in the cars for emergency snacks.  (Which have definitely come in handy at times!)  I finally decided it was time for me to stop buying granola bars and start making them from scratch.. and Oh My Goodness homemade granola bars are so yummy and EASY!  One of my favorite types to make combine the best of both worlds: cookies and granola bars.  My Monster Cookie Granola Bars are perfectly chewy peanut butter oat bars, loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and colorful M&M’s.  Snacking on these you will definitely feel like you are indulging in a delicious Monster Cookie.  These are a favorite in my household and I hope they become a favorite snack for your family too!