C-3PO Bites

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C-3PO Bites – an easy no bake snack with Honey Nut Cheerios, peanut butter, and Reese’s Pieces.  These bites are perfect for any Star Wars or just for snacking!

C-3PO Bites - an easy no bake snack with Honey Nut Cheerios, peanut butter, and Reese's Pieces. These bites are perfect for any Star Wars or just for snacking!

Today is the big day.  Do you know what day it is?  So many people across the country have been counting down the days until now.  Stars Wars: The Force Awakens is officially in theaters!!  Do you have tickets?  I think theaters all over are pretty much sold out for the first few days.  Luckily my husband gets to go today with his work this afternoon.  My 10 year old is begging to see it, so we may have some plans over his Christmas break.

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Reese’s Fudge

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Reese’s Fudge – a layer of creamy peanut butter fudge topped with melted chocolate and peanut butter.  And easy no bake recipe that is down right addicting!

Reese's Fudge - a layer of creamy peanut butter fudge topped with melted chocolate and peanut butter. And easy no bake recipe that is down right addicting!

One of my dear friends has a cookie exchange every year.  She has a house full of people that all bring 3 dozen cookies, packaged in groups of 6, and place them around her large dining room table.  We visit, sip champagne and snack on delicious appetizers.  Then to end the night we all get in a long line and take turns walking around the table.  Each time around the table, you get to take 1 package of cookies, until there are none left.  So you go home with 6 packages of cookies that you picked out, all baked by different people.  It is a super fun night, and I always come away with yummy treats.  At this cookie exchange my friend always serves her Reese’s fudge, which is one of my favorite things ever.

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Easy No Bake Avalanche Cookies

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Easy No Bake Avalanche Cookies – just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this cookie version of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s Avalanche Bark!

Easy No Bake Avalanche Cookies - just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this cookie version of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's Avalanche Bark!

Exactly 2 weeks until Christmas.  Are you ready?  I am not even close!  Still have gifts to buy, haven’t wrapped a thing, and have a few more things that I want to bake.  My in-laws arrive next weekend, so I need to get my butt in gear!  We did figure out what we are going to make for Christmas dinner though.  So one thing has been decided and is actually ordered.  If you are in the same boat, these no bake avalanche cookies are right up your alley.  They only take 5 minutes!!  Check out the video at the bottom for a quick how-to!

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Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins #JifPeanutPowder #WalMart

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Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins – Jif Peanut Butter Powder bumps up the protein but keeps these peanut butter banana muffins good for you!

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins - Jif Protein Powder bumps up the protein but keeps these peanut butter banana muffins good for you!

There has been a whole lot of eating going on around here over the last couple of weeks.  Vacation in Florida meant a lot of eating out.  Way too many French fries were consumed over 10 days.  Then a weekend of eating with friends.  I am not sure I have ever eaten so much in 3 days.  So yeah….things need to change around here!  And these Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips Muffins are a good start.

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M&M Peanut Butter Bars & Kitchen Aid Giveaway

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M&M Peanut Butter Bars – thick and chewy peanut butter bars loaded with peanut butter M&M’s for even more peanut buttery goodness!

M&M Peanut Butter Bars - thick and chewy peanut butter bars loaded with peanut butter M&M's for even more peanut buttery goodness!

So we are back from vacation, and it is time for me to leave again.  That was 3 whole days at home, and I am headed to a conference that I have been planning for the last 5 months.  Seriously, did you know how much work goes into planning a conference?  If you ever have to go to one for work, just think about who had to put every part of that together.  This is a small conference for just 10 people too!  So many details.  I am so excited to get to spend the weekend with these ladies, to learn, eat, grow and improve my blog.  But I am so super excited that I can stop stressing!  So follow along on Instagram so you can see the food and the views (we are in the mountains of Breckenridge).

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie – an easy no bake pie that is like a giant homemade peanut butter cup!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie - an easy no bake pie that is like a giant homemade peanut butter cup!

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in America live in households without consistent access to adequate food.  That fact is astonishing to me.  We live in one of the richest countries in the world, and yet 20% of the kids in this country don’t get enough food to eat.   It seems like it should be something that we could fix, and fix quickly.  Today I am partnering with Albertsons/Safeway grocery stores to help raise awareness and you how you can help through Hunger Is!

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No Bake Energy Bites

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No Bake Energy Bites – Simple, healthy little balls of peanut buttery, oaty goodness.  Just a little bite for when you need a quick and easy snack.

No Bake Energy Bites - Simple, healthy little balls of peanut buttery, oaty goodness.  Just a little bite for when you need a quick and easy snack.

Today I have a fun treat for you.  Aside from these cute little no bake energy bites, I have a giveaway going on!!  I teamed up with some of my friends are we are giving one lucky winner two (2) Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Bands!  I personally don’t have a Fitbit, I have a different brand, but I love it!  It is great to see how many steps you have taken, try to hit goals, see your sleep patterns, and just the reminder to be active!  So make sure you scroll down to the end for your chance to win his and hers Fitbit bands!

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Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

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Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies – super soft, thick, and chewy peanut butter cookies with lots of pieces of Crunch candy!

Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies - super soft, thick, and chewy peanut butter cookies with lots of pieces of Crunch candy!

The weekend is almost here!  And it is a long weekend!  After 2 solid weeks of school, I think we are ready for the break.  I am not sure what we have planned, if anything yet.  We talked about going up into the mountains, but our friends are out of town. We might just make a day trip and go on a hike, we will see.  I do know that we will be breaking out the smoker and making some ribs at some point.  My husband gave me an awesome thermometer that I am dying to try out!  Yes, I was excited about a thermometer.  Yes, apparently I am old.  When did that happen?

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Peanut Butter Magic Shell

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Peanut Butter Magic Shell – Ditch the store bought magic shell for your ice cream, and make your own peanut butter magic shell at home.  Just 2 ingredients, and a couple minutes!

Peanut Butter Magic Shell - Ditch the store bought magic shell for your ice cream, and make your own peanut butter magic shell at home.  Just 2 ingredients, and a couple minutes!

My son and I have been in Wisconsin for a week now, and he has not had a moment of not having fun.  Between both grandparents, visiting friends in Iowa, and me being away he is in heaven.  Tomorrow my husband arrives to spend the weekend here, before we all head back home.  It will be nice to have him her for a couple days, this summer has been so busy it doesn’t seem like we have spent that much time together recently.  The 4th of July is this weekend, do you have any plans?

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Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies

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Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies – A fudgy brownie, topped with a layer of peanut butter cups, and then a layer of chocolate/peanut butter crispy fudge.  Pure chocolate and peanut butter heaven!

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies - A fudgy brownie, topped with a layer of peanut butter cups, and then a layer of chocolate/peanut butter crispy fudge.  Pure chocolate and peanut butter heaven!

What is your favorite dessert?  Mine has to be brownies.  I could eat brownies pretty much every day and not get tired.  A close second would be warm chocolate chip cookies.  But they have to be warm.  Room temperature cookies are usually nothing special.  My husband’s is crème brûlée, he does not like anything chocolate.  Needless to say, desserts around here are never agreed upon easily.

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