Chocolate Covered Frozen Fruit Bars

Monday, June 30, 2014

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I have a super yummy, frozen treat to share with you today. It's pretty much amazing and absolutely the easiest thing to make...ever.  It would be such a fun activity for kids because you can make each one different. Here's how to make these amazing chocolate covered frozen fruit bars.

The best part about this "recipe" is that you can totally cheat by using store bought fruit bars. Of course you could make your own, but who has time for that? I stopped by Price Chopper and grabbed these Fruttare Bars (but they are available at most stores nationwide). I got Mango and the berry and milk variety.  Any fruity frozen bars will work, but these are so yummy. It's the first time I've tried them and they are so natural and fresh tasting.

You will also need chocolate chips (I got dark chocolate because that's how I roll) and toppings.  I chose sea salt, coconut, sprinkles and nuts. But you could go crazy with mini m & m's, crushed up cookies, white chocolate, really anything your heart desires.

First, you want to melt your chocolate chips. I just do mine in the microwave and stir every 30 seconds until melted.

Next, you will dip your fruit bars. I actually just kind of spooned the chocolate over the bars until evenly coated.

Once that is done, quickly sprinkle on your toppings. This is where little hands love to help.


sea salt.

and a little bit of everything.

Set your bars on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and freeze until the chocolate is fully hardened. This will only take a few minutes. Any leftover bars can be stored in a ziplock baggie in the freezer.

They are so cheerful!

And once that chocolate hardens, it forms a nice shell to bite into. Yum.

Go make this yummy summer treat today!

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Easy Wedding Gift Wrap + Wedding Gift Guide

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wedding season is upon us! I don't know about you, but we are invited to five wedding this summer! Although, that doesn't even come close to the "summer of weddings" that we experienced the same summer we got married. I think we were invited to 12 just that summer. Even if you just have one wedding to attend, I have a quick little gift wrap idea for you PLUS some gift ideas from Target!

For my gift idea, I made a garland of map hearts and wrapped it around simple white gift wrap. First, I cut my hearts out of some old maps I already had on hand.

Then, I simply stitched them together on the sewing machine. Easy!

Wrap them around a gift and you are good to go. They can be hung as a sweet little garland later!

And now for my gift guide. This one is coffee-themed. I thought these elements would create a fun and personalized gift.

1. Nespresso Machine
2. Threshold Floral Tray
3. Ceramic Creamer
4. Ceramic Sugar Bowl
5. Chalkboard Canister
6. 13 Piece Espresso Set

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. #TargetWedding #Sponsored