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Easter Egg Nests

Easter Egg Nests

Easter Egg Nests

Hello all!!

I’ve been pretty busy with school lately so I haven’t had a chance to do my usual weekly baking! However, I’ve been home for Easter break so I thought I’d make something fun and easy for the Easter season! I found these cute little pretzel snacks on Pinterest and you can find the original link here:

http://www.thecurvycarrot.com/2011/04/17/easter-peanut-butter-buttons/

This recipe calls for some different things than I used, like square pretzels and resse’s mini eggs. I just made due with what was available at my local grocery store so I went with regular pretzels, almond bark, and Easter peanut and peanut butter M&M’s. It would work with any small chocolate candy, but the pastel colors are a must!!

So really all you need to do is set out some waxed paper, line up your pretzels and melt your almond bark. Once you have it all laid out, just go to work spooning on about a teaspoon of almond bark and sticking your candy on top. You’ll want to do it one at a time so your “egg” will stick into the almond bark. After the almond bark is hardened, these things are ready to eat!

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Pretzels on wax paper

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Finished egg nests!

Enjoy and Happy Easter!

Unsloppy Joes

Unsloppy Joes

Unsloppy Joes

So I’ve seen that pillsbury commercial on TV about a hundred times it seems like about unsloppy joes. They appeared to be really easy to make with the only ingredients being biscuits, hamburger, sloppy joe mix, and cheese. So I decided to take it on!! I was really happy with the results and it made a hearty, delicious, and filling meal. The recipe I used from Pinterest can be found here:

http://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/139903612/unsloppy-joes/

This recipe is seriously SO easy. All you have to do is brown up your hamburger, add your sloppy joe mix, flatten out your biscuits, pile on the the meat and cheese, fold ’em over, and stick them in the oven!! Quick, easy, and delicious.

Now, I did everything to same on this recipe except for the grands biscuits. I grabbed the biscuits before I looked at the recipe and saw that I was supposed to use grands. So I ended up just using regular sized biscuits, but they still turned out really well!! The individual unsloppy joes were a lot smaller and were kind of hard to close up for baking, but the smaller size would honestly be perfect for an appetizer at a football watching party or tailgate. The grands biscuits would definitely be better for a sit down meal, but regardless these things were delicious and easy to make!!

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Biscuit dough flattened out..ready for meat and cheese!

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Unsloppy joes folded up and ready to go in the oven…they kind of look like little tacos!

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The finished product ready to be devoured…YUM!