Oreo Thin Mint Cookies

You will need:

~Mint Oreo Cookies

~Chocolate Candy Coating

~Sprinkles

This may just be the easiest recipe ever but it’s too delicious not to share!

Step 1-Melt the candy coating in a saucepan on low heat.

Step 2-Dip the Oreos in the chocolate coating both sides. I like to use a fork to do this and then tap the excess chocolate off before laying on parchment paper or foil.

Step 3-Add sprinkles. I used the green sprinkles from the top of the red funfetti frosting they have at Walmart during the holidays.

Step 4- Enjoy these delicious treats with friends and family!

Holiday Pretzel Turtles

You will need:

*Bag of holiday pretzels

*Rolos

*Whole pecans

These holiday treats are so easy to make and only take THREE INGREDIENTS! That’s my type of recipe!

Step 1: Line your baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and then lay your pretzels down.

Step 2: Place a rolo on top of each pretzel. Bake at 250 degrees for 3 min or until softened.

Step 3: Place a pecan on top of the rolo and gently push down.

I hope your loved ones will enjoy these as much as we do! Happy Holidays!

Crockpot Nut Clusters

I have to say this is the first year ever that I have used a crockpot for my holiday baking and I have to say it was pretty dang handy! I will definitely be trying more crockpot recipes for baking!

For this recipe you will need:

*Chocolate Almond Bark

*Roasted Peanuts

*Cashews

*Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chips

*Holiday Sprinkles

Set your crockpot to low and add in your nuts. Any combination of nuts will work for this.

Next, break up your almond bark and add that in.

I let this melt for about a half hour, stirring frequently and then added in my package of peanut butter/chocolate chips.

I continued stirring for another half hour and then my mixture was fully melted.

To finish off the clusters, simply take a spoon or small measuring cup and drop by spoonful onto parchment paper or tinfoil. Before the clusters begin setting up be sure and add on your sprinkles. These set up rather quickly and are then ready to enjoy! They are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

2021 Navy Themed Christmas Tree

Navy | Christmas Tree | Snowman

Happy holidays!!! I am so excited to share with you my Christmas tree for this year! I went away from the traditional red and green theme and decided to go with a navy theme! I absolutely love how it turned out! As soon as I got the deco mesh on, I knew it I loved it!

Typically, we buy a real tree so I am not able to put our tree up as early as I would like…but this year I decided to try something different! I happened to be looking through the Black Friday deals at Wal-mart and found this beautiful tree for ONLY $69. So, I bit the bullet and bought an artificial, flocked tree. It took my family awhile to get used to it as we have always had the real tree and the awesome Christmas smell that goes along with that but they adjusted well!

I knew I wanted to have some navy accents in my holiday decor this year so when I found this mesh at Hobby Lobby I grabbed a couple rolls. I only used one roll on my tree as I only decorated the front side but if you were to decorate the full tree you would need two.

To apply the mesh, I simply folded the mesh in half and used the branches of the tree to secure the mesh as shown. I did this about every 12 inches starting at the top.

Next, I strung some garland on the tree. This also came from Hobby Lobby. It has bells and the faux cotton pods on jute twine. After that I began filling in the tree with ornaments and picks. These all came from Wal-mart and Hobby Lobby.

I found a 4 pack of the navy, oversized, colored ball ornaments at Hobby Lobby and new they would go perfectly with the mesh I used. I simply placed them throughout the tree where there was a bare spot and they finished off the look perfectly!

Now for the tree topper! Is this not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen! I knew I had to have this as soon as I saw it at Wal-mart! It’s not your traditional tree topper and that is exactly why I love it so much!

Hobby Lobby Truck Makeover

You will need:

*Unfinished wood truck from Hobby Lobby

*Paint of your choice

*Sanding block

*Glitter

*POSCA pen(optional)-Here is my affiliate link to find these on Amazon.

The first thing I did was paint my truck with my English Navy color and the tires with Jet Black. All of the colors I used on this project were the Apple Barrel brand.

Next I used Christmas Green for the trees and then used some of the Antique White to highlight the trees a bit.

While the paint was still wet I sprinkled on some green glitter.

I then used my POSCA pen to highlight my truck. If you do not have one of these you can just use a small paint brush and your white paint to get the same effect. Once dried I then took my sanding block to it to add a rustic touch to the truck.

Lastly, I glued one of the these rustic snowflakes on the door and went back with my POSCA pen add added a little more highlighting to the truck. You can find these snowflakes at Hobby Lobby.

I forgot to mention the truck lights up! How stinkin’ cute, right?

M&M Christmas Crack

You will need:

*Saltine Crackers

*2 sticks melted butter

*1 1/2 cup brown sugar

*3 cups baking chips of choice-I used milk chocolate and peanut butter

*Toppings of choice-I used mini M&Ms and holiday sprinkles

The first thing you will want to do is line your cookie sheet with foil and place your saltine crackers in a single layer on the pan.

Next you will want to combine your butter and brown sugar. You can do this either in the microwave or on the stove top. You will want your mixture to come to a rolling boil for 3-4 minutes before you pour it over the crackers. After you have your mixture evenly spread over the crackers you will then put this into a 350 degree over for 5 minutes.

Immediately after you remove the pan from the oven you will spread your baking chips over your crackers. Let them sit for just a couple minutes and then they will be melted just enough to spread evenly over the crackers. Now it’s time to add your toppings. I chose mini M&Ms and holiday sprinkles for this batch. The possibilities are endless as far as the toppings go but a few of my favorites also include, heath bar baking chips and chopped pecans!

To finish off the Christmas crack you will want to stick it in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours. Once it is fully set you can peel the foil back and begin cracking pieces off and that’s all there is to it!