Yummy Fall Sweet Treat – Chocolate Covered Apple Slices!

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It’s the start of fall, which means apples are in abundance. Chocolate covered apple slices on a stick are such a tasty way to eat them!

Not only are they super easy to make, kids will have fun creating their own sweet treat they can adjust to their own tastes too!

Decorate with all kinds of toppings including mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, mini m&ms, there are so many possibilities. Or, keep them simple with just chocolate and maybe a little caramel.

They look so festive when finished – so these would also be fun to make at a kids fall Birthday party! Just keep in mind the more you make, the more chocolate you will need, as that is the “topping” that disappears the quickest.

There’s just a few ingredients needed, and these decadent, family pleasing apple slices are wonderful for portion control too.

These would make for a fun activity at Thanksgiving for kids who aren’t a fan of pies too! Easy and yummy, it’s the perfect recipe for fall.

You can check out the complete recipe for these easy to make chocolate covered apple slices along with complete instructions and more photos over on SheSaved!

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Easy Caramel Poke Cake with Toffee Bits & Whipped Topping

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Poke cakes are so easy to make, and this one is no exception! As summer transitions into fall, this is a perfect dessert to make. This caramel poke cake is sure to be a hit too.

There’s just a few ingredients needed, and the decadent caramel is just the right amount of sweetness. This cake is a family pleasing dessert too!

Whether you need something in a hurry or are planning ahead, this is such an easy sweet treat to make. Once the whipped topping is put on, the addition of toffee bits and swirl of extra caramel makes for an impressive presentation.

While it is super easy to make, you will want to allow time for this dessert to chill. So be sure to plan ahead so that it has at least 4 hours to hang out in the fridge to make it perfect for serving.

And, this would also make for a GREAT dessert at Thanksgiving for any non-pie fans out there. It’s such a yummy alternative, and you can always make it the night before!

You can check out the complete recipe for this easy-to-make caramel poke cake with toffee bits along with complete instructions and more photos over on SheSaved!

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Fun (but Gross!) Edible Dirty Q-Tip Treat Idea Perfect for Halloween

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Do you love Halloween? It’s not too early to start planning for a party or just to have some fun edible stuff for the family! Creative gross Halloween treats delight kids AND adults, and the grosser – the better!

Kids love fun and GROSS stuff especially at Halloween, and these treats resembling dirty q-tips are just the ticket! Even better, there are only a few ingredients needed, and an empty cotton swab box makes for a realistic display.

They are very easy to make, and quite honestly I am not sure if the fun is in watching people’s faces when they see them, OR in watching them being consumed! Keep in mind the “waxier” the “cotton swabs” are, the more disgusting they look.

Even if you aren’t planning a party or get-together, or not participating in Trick-or-Treating this year, consider making these treats anyway. They are sure to elicit some cries of EWWW and some laughter too!

You can check out the complete instructions for making these fun and gross dirty q-tips Halloween snacks along with more photos over on SheSaved! Plus, if you scroll down her post, there are other great (and sometimes scary or disgusting) additional Halloween treat ideas.

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Recipe for Easy, Decadent Homemade Snickers Snack Cups

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Have a sweet tooth (or two)?  If you are a fan of Snickers Candy Bars, there’s a way to make a homemade Snickers snack cups to satisfy your craving!

There’s just a few ingredients needed, and take about 15 minutes total to make. Then, just let them set up or pop in the fridge. You can also freeze them for a take along sweet treat OR to chop up and put over ice cream, yum!

Even better, you can adjust the recipe slightly based on preference. For example, you can double up on peanuts! Or top off with some flaky sea salt. These sweet treats also make for nice little gifts for teachers or neighbors.

You can check out the complete recipe for Homemade Snickers Snack Cups along with complete instructions and more photos over on SheSaved!

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Yummy Frozen Treat – Copycat Starbucks S’mores Frappuccino!

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Are you a Starbucks frappuccino fan? Or do you love S’mores? At one time, Starbucks had a S’mores frappuccino that tasted as good as it looked. While it’s no longer readily available, there is a way to get this delicious drink at home!

This tasty frozen treat combines coffee, cocoa, graham crackers, and a marshmallow topping for a classic S’mores flavor.

Don’t care for coffee? You can always leave out the espresso and still have a refreshing sweet treat!

Even better, it’s a super easy recipe to make! You can check out the complete instructions for making a copycat version of Starbucks S’mores frappuccino and more photos over on ThriftyJinxy!

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Easy Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe That’s No Churn!

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If you love ice cream but the only ice cream maker you have is yourself :), here’s an awesome recipe to try! This Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe is also very easy to make.

There’s just a few ingredients needed, and about ten minutes of prep time. Pop it into the freezer and let it chill out for about 12 hours until it’s ready to serve.

Top it off with your favorite topping or even fresh berries! Or, try it with chopped nuts, chocolate and caramel toppings for a “turtle cheesecake” flavor. The possibilities are endless!

If you are a fan of blueberries, starting tomorrow Target will have fresh blueberries on sale. At $2.50 per pint, this is a nice price to make a blueberry sauce to go with your ice cream.

This is such a tasty way to cool off too! You can check out the complete recipe for No Churn Cheesecake Ice Cream along with complete instructions and more photos over on SheSaved!

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Southwest Pasta Salad with Bacon & Chopotle Dressing

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I am a big fan of pasta salads, especially when they include bacon! This Southwest pasta salad recipe is easy to make. Prep time does take a few minutes, but this dish is cooked and ready to eat or put in the fridge in about 40 minutes!

A spicy chipotle sauce adds a bit of kick and tons of flavor, and you can adjust depending on how much heat you want. Chopped bell pepper and bright green fresh cilantro add bright pops of color.

This Southwest pasta salad is really good, and perfect alongside a summer BBQ. It’s also great to take to a pot luck dinner! Not only does this salad taste amazing, but is pretty served up in a glass bowl!

There’s only a few ingredients needed, and you can easily double this recipe to feed a larger crowd. It’s definitely a recipe to try!

Plus, it’s great the next day for packing in lunches, so no worries if you have a bit extra. (Or just plan on making a bigger batch!) You can check out the complete recipe for Southwest Pasta salad with Chipotle dressing along with step-by-step instructions and more photos over on DancingThruTheRain.com!

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Easy & Flavorful Instant Pot Barbecue Meatballs

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If you have an Instant Pot, you are going to want to check out this easy recipe for BBQ Meatballs! Packed full of flavor, these meatballs can be served as an appetizer or as an entree.

Need a great sandwich for watching the Big Game? These BBQ meatballs are perfect served up on hoagie rolls with a side of chips. Or, get creative and serve over rice for a tasty twist. These delicious meatballs are so versatile, and sure to become a family favorite.

They are very easy to make, and you can easily adjust based on how many people you need to feed. Just keep in mind you might have to adjust the cooking time a bit. You can check out the complete recipe for instant pot barbecue meatballs along with complete instructions and more photos over on SheSaved!

And, if you are planning on making this recipe, you can get a nice price on your Panko breadcrumbs at Target with an insert coupon. This coupon can be found in the 5-16 SmartSource newspaper insert…

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-.55 off when you buy ONE Kikkoman Panko Breadcrumbs 5-16 SmartSource x9/30
= as low as $1.34 after coupon

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Loaded Baked Potato Skins – Perfect Game Night Snack!

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It’s August already! And that means NFL pre-season games. Which also means snacks for game night! Loaded baked potato skins are just the ticket – whether you want them just to munch on, as an appetizer, or even the main course!

Even better, you can tweak them by adding jalapenos to spice them up, sour cream or a variety of cheeses – the options are endless! Loaded baked potato skins are so tasty, and seem to disappear fast once served.

They are very easy to make, and you can easily adjust based on how many people you need to feed. You can check out the complete recipe for chicken bacon ranch loaded potato skins along with instructions and more photos over on SheSaved!

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How to Make Boxed Brownie Mixes Taste Like Homemade

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Love homemade brownies but want a quicker way to make them? There’s actually an easy way to make a boxed brownie mix taste like it was made from scratch! It’s really super easy to do, just making adjustments to the boxed recipe.

A few swap outs and a few modifications is all you need to do. You only are adding a minute or two of prep time, and the result is decadent brownies that taste like you put a lot of time and effort into making! It’s a great way to take boxed brownies to a whole new level of yumminess.

Even better, you can use any boxed brownie mix of your choice. You can check out the complete instructions for making boxed brownie mixes taste homemade and more photos over on ThriftyJinxy!

Serve up with a tall glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage for a dessert sure to please and impress. Adding a scoop of ice cream on the side would be even sweeter! Be sure and give this recipe tip a try if you are wanting to save time on making brownies. And, if you are needing a dessert for a bake sale or pot luck, this is a fabulous one!

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