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Nilla Wafer Bark


Make this no bake Nilla Wafer Bark the next time you crave a sweet that is soft, crunchy and delicious! It is made with common pantry staples to make a fast candy that everyone is sure to love.
This recipe is so easy you might want to get the kids in the kitchen to help you prepare this for a dessert to enjoy at home, or a treat to share with friends.

I love to make homemade bark. My husband Adam loves candy, so these kind of recipes are always a hit at home. This one is no exception; it is easy to whip up when you realize a sweet is needed, and no matter what you have on hand, I know you are going to come up with something totally tasty.

1 cup of white chocolate chips

1 cup of sprinkle white chocolate chips

1 cup of vanilla wafers

1 ½ c large marshmallows (or about 12)

½ tsp crisco or coconut oil


  1. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Add vanilla wafers to the baking dish.
  3. Add marshmallows to the dish.
  4. Melt white chocolate chips, sprinkle chocolate chips and crisco together over a double boiler, or in the microwave. Stir often. When the chocolate chips can be stirred smooth, remove from heat.
  5. Pour the melted white chocolate over the contents of the baking dish.
  6. If needed, stir everything around to completely cover with melted white chocolate.
  7. Stick in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes, or until the white chocolate has hardened.
  8. Cut into chunks and enjoy.
  9. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

Keep this easy recipe on hand for those times that the pantry is bare, or maybe you just crave candy but don't have the time to dash to the store. This also makes a great homemade gift to share at the holidays with a candy lover in your life.

If you are looking for more homemade bark recipes you won't want to miss these favorites.

Easy Rudolph Bark

Fruity Pebbles Bark

 This no bake treat couldn't be easier! It is fun to make and gift to friends. Kids especially love this bark recipe because it is so colorful. In fact, this fruity pebbles bark is so easy you should totally get the kids involved in making it!

Bark is my bag this year. I have been making it a lot because my husband is a candy addict, and I refuse to make a special candy run for him every evening. Instead I make something like this once a week to satisfy his need for sweets. This recipe is so easy. And it is unique. It has sweet elements, soft parts, and a perfect crunch. 


1 cup of fruity pebbles cereal

½  to 1  cup of fruity mini marshmallows 

2 cups of white chocolate chips

1 teaspoon of crisco (or coconut oil)


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pour fruity pebbles cereal on the baking sheet.

Sprinkle mini fruity marshmallows over the cereal. If you love fruity marshmallows, add a cup. Otherwise
, a ½ cup is enough.

Pour the white chocolate chips into a large heat safe bowl.

Add crisco or coconut oil to the white chocolate chips.

Using a double boiler or the microwave, melt the chocolate chips, stirring often, until they are melted


Pour the melted white chocolate chips over the cereal and marshmallows and allow to harden.

Break into chunks and enjoy!

If you need a quick and easy homemade treat to share with friends at a party. Or maybe a homemade gift that you can make in a minute, this is perfect for that! 

Store it in an airtight container or in decorative bags.

This works anytime of year, not just at the holidays. Anyone who loves fruity pebbles cereal will love this easy homemade candy.

While you are here check out some of these favorite recipes using cereal.
Cocoa Pebbles Smoothie
Cocoa Pebbles Treats
Fruity Pebbles Treats

Homemade Boozy Butter Cream Candy

Last year, I made several tasty vintage candy recipes for the holidays, to the delight of my family. It was fun, but this year, I decided I wanted to do something different.  That is where these decadent butter cream cake vodka candies came into play. 

I made homemade butter creams last year, and they were so good that I didn't even offer the kids the chance to lick the bowl after I scooped them out. I hid in the pantry and enjoyed it myself. HA! So, this year, I started on the butter creams but decided to do something wickedly decadent. I added cake vodka to the mix. And Holy Cow, they were amazing!


1 stick of unsalted butter, softened

4 ounces of softened cream cheese

5 to 6 cups of powdered sugar

½ cup of cake vodka

For coating

½ teaspoon of crisco

4 ounces of almond bark or milk chocolate


Combine butter and cream cheese until well blended.

Add cake vodka and blend for 30 seconds.

Add 3 cups of the powdered sugar and begin stirring.

Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and stir until you have a thick cream.

If needed, add the remaining powdered sugar.

You want to have a consistency that is very thick!

Begin scooping out the buttercream and dropping it on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Freeze the butter creams for 1 hour.

When the butter creams are completely frozen, melt the chocolate or almond bark with a ½ teaspoon of crisco over a double boiler.

When you can stir the chocolate smooth, remove from heat.

Working quickly, dip the butter creams into the melted chocolate, place them back on the baking sheet and put them back into the freezer for 15-25 minutes to harden the chocolate.

These are best stored in the fridge or the freezer until they are ready to be served.


These are an awesome and unique gift from the heart to share. They are sweet, have a little kick from the vodka, and will certainly offer a boozy treat that will set off the holidays just right for grown up friends.

As these are boozy, it would be a good idea to put a little warning on them before sharing. 
I am going to be serving these at my Christmas party; I think I will also make a batch in white chocolate.

If you like cocktails, check out some of my favorite recipes:
Night King Cocktails
15 Amazing Wine Cocktails
Bomb Pop Cocktails
Blueberry Vodka Lime Sorbet

Strawberry Ghosts

Trying to eat a little healthier this fall? You are in luck! With this simple recipe you can make a serving of candy coated fruit to satisfy your cravings.

I am always trying to make fruits and veggies more appealing to my kids. This recipe is a sure way to get kids excited about strawberries, while giving them a little of the candy they desire.

White candy melts
Candy eyes
Parchment or wax paper

Wash the berries and dry them on a paper towel.
It is very important that you remove all the exterior moisture before you dip into the chocolate.
If there is still water/moisture on the berries when you dip into the chocolate; it will clump up fast.

When the berries are dry melt the white chocolate/almond bark according to the directions on the packaging.
Dip the berries into the melted chocolate, working fast.
Place the berries on the wax paper.
Before the chocolate has a chance to harden, drop 2 candy eyes on each berry.

When all of the berries have eyes, you can place them in the fridge to help the chocolate harden.
You can enjoy these within 15 minutes or so.

These are perfect for sharing at a Halloween party! What a sweet little spooky ghost!

I bet you can't eat just one!

These are delicious, easy to make, and while they do have a candy coating, they are so much healthier than some of the options Halloween is best known for!

Make a batch and stop by to share a little BOO! with a friend or neighbor!
Or maybe just eat them all by yourself! 

 You can find all of my Halloween ideas here

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Is Garden Landscaping Expensive?

A nice aesthetic garden has a delightful ambiance of its own. The green resonates the healthy and
growing aura of your house and gives pleasure to look at. However maintaining a garden is no cheap
task. They are very costly and not every landscaping idea is welcoming to everyone’s budget. If you
haven’t had much of an experience with landscaping or are out of touch with the landscaping rate, we
will fill you in with the most up to date costs to help you become realistic with your landscaping plans.
1. What factors will affect the cost of landscaping?
There are many factors that you must take into account before exploring the cost of your
garden landscaping

Learn more about adding trees to your landscape here:
  • The size of your garden
  • The span of the coverage
  • Special nurturing for exotic plants
  • Type of fertilizers and pesticides used
  • Cost of pants and mulches
  • Your gardener’s salary
2. How much do gardening services cost?
Gardeners have a lot to do with the size of your garden. On an average for an average sized house
garden; gardening services would range from £15-45 per hour. Another factor that decides the cost of
gardening is the efficiency of a gardener, their level of expertise and their experience. On an average
that would be around £150 - 300 per day for 2-3 hours of gardening every day. Gardening services
include weeding, weed removal, trimming, pruning, lawn clearance, lawn care, lawn mowing etc.
3. How much does garden cleaning cost?
Garden cleaning by a professional will cost you at around £35 -40 per hour.
4. How much does soil irrigation cost?
Most people tend to dismiss the irrigation, but the fact that water costs is not to be ignored. For
£8-10 per hour your garden will remain hydrated.
5. How much does maintaining a turf cost?
Turf maintenance is a chore not everyone has the time for. Hiring a professional to do will cost at
around £14 per square meter.
6. How much does bark mulching cost?
To keep your plants warm and well hydrated in summer time, you should consider mulching which has
an approximate cost of £12-38 per cubic meter.
7. How much does new plants cost?
For garden makeover you need plants, however, plants do not have a fixed price. The same plant you
buy on sale will have a massive difference from the plant you buy from a nursery. Plants are also very
dependent upon the area where you choose to do the plantation. The price will range from £30-40 per
square meter.
8. How much does fence installation cost?
Fence installation will cost you £40-50 per meter for close boarded and £50-60 per meter for a closed
board fence.
9. How much does paving cost?
Sandstone paving will cost you £80, while block paving being a slightly cheaper option will cost you
around £70-80.
10. How much does decking cost?
Softwood decking comes in cheap at £70-80 per square meter, while hardwood decking ranging from
£130-160 depending on the type of wood used.

Easy Rudolph Bark Recipe

This easy Rudolph bark comes together in no time and creates a fun and festive treat to share with friends and neighbors this holiday season!

This is super easy to make! It requires very few supplies and is so easy that even kids can make it!

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I used stick pretzels, red M&M's and candy eyes, and chocolate!

Melt the chocolate and spread it on a foil lined cookie sheet.
Add pretzel sticks for antlers, the eyes and one red M&M for Rudolph's nose!
Allow the chocolate to cool and harden, then break it into chunks and serve or share!

You might also love this Melted Snowman Bark Recipe.

Melted Snowman Bark

Melted Snowman Bark is an incredibly easy and adorable treat to make and share this holiday season! Perfect for sharing with friends and family, it comes together in a flash. This is a snack that melts the hearts of all who see and taste it!

This is such an easy recipe, you guys! It takes easy to find ingredients and creates an unforgettable treat with less than 10 minutes of prep!

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1 lb package of candy quick coating, in white chocolate or vanilla flavor.
Pretzel Sticks
Orange Food Coloring
Edible Eye Decorations
Mini Reese's cups, cut in half


Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.

Melt your candy coating in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds until it is smooth.

Take about 2 spoonfuls of the melted white coating and place it in a baggie with one drop of food coloring. Make a tiny cut in the corner of the baggie and make tiny little carrots for the noses.

Spread the melted white candy coating on the lined cookie sheet.

Add Reese's halves to make hats, adding eyes below them, an orange 'carrot' nose, stick pretzel arms, and add M&M's for buttons.

Keep spacing in mind as you make these, as after it hardens, you will break them into chunks.
This should set in the refrigerator for an hour to harden, maybe longer depending on how thick you spread the white candy base.

You might also like this 10+ Tasty Sheet Pan Meal ideas post.

Grape Nuts Bark

The holidays are here and it is time to savor the moments with family! My family has been crafting, decorating, watching Christmas cartoons and movies and of course, eating all of the yummy holiday goodies we can get our hands on!

We can't help but be a little excited, thanks to all the peeks we have been getting of the trailer for the new film hitting theaters, SING©. My kids think this should be one of the films we head to see this holiday season, and I can't agree more. Taking in a few movies as a family is one of our many holiday traditions!

I can't help but agree with them. We have to go see SING© and I have made a treat that the kids are singing in delight for. The adults I know also sang with pleasure and appreciation for their waistlines. With the help of Grape Nuts© at my local Kroger I was able to make an incredible and easy snack that indulges the sweet tooth while packing a wholesome punch that is downright crunchy crave-able!

To make your holiday traditions a little sweeter, head out and grab a box of Grape Nuts so you can try this yummy Grape Nuts recipe. It is so easy, all you will need is chocolate candy coating and Grape Nuts.

First, melt your candy coating in the microwave or in a double boiler. Stirring often.
Second, line a cookie sheet with wax paper.

Third, spread your melted chocolate on the wax paper lined cookie sheet.

Last, sprinkle Grape Nuts over the melted chocolate. Place the cookie sheet into the fridge and allow to harden, it will take about 20-30 minutes. When the chocolate is hard, break it into small chunks for an incredibly delicious and wholesome Grape Nuts Bark!

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25 Deliciously Scary Snacks

It will be Halloween soon! To help get you in the mood for the season of Spook, I found 25 of the most delicious and scary snacks to share.

                                            These Dead Lady Fingers are to die for... literally.

When the Candy Corn Cookie Bark is gone, it might be scary to face the crowds clamoring for another chunk of this sweet orange treat.

Is it a ghost? Or is it cheese? Or could it be ghost cheese? You be the judge.

Halloween treats don't need to be elaborate to be a hit. These Simple Pumpkin Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

These cute little Gingerbread Vampires are ready to take a bite out of Halloween.

Chilly and Spooky, these Halloween Treats are sure to be a delicious addition to any party or gathering.

Every Halloween Party needs festive punch. This recipe sounds delicious and I love the punch of pumpkin it packs.

No Baking required and so yummy that it is downright scary. This Halloween Eclair is the perfect addition to any party.

These Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops would be ideal for a a classroom Halloween party.

I love bark, this Candy Corn Oreo Bark is festive and fun and sure to be a favorite treat for your family this Halloween.

This Gingersnap Pumpkin Milkshake sounds so good I had to shriek a little when I looked at the recipe...

Coconut Orange Truffles make a perfect treat for a spooky yet sophisticated crowd.

These Halloween Goody Bars will bring screams of horror from your guest.... when they are all gone.

If you serve Mummy Twinkie Pops to your Halloween party guests, they are guaranteed to unwrap a good time.

Funny, yummy and easy to make, these Waffle Mummy Pizzas make a spooktacular lunch option.

These Halloween Spider Web cookies might give you a case of the creepy crawlies, but you will overcome that feeling once you taste them.

If you have extra Halloween candy on hand, these Halloween Butterfinger Fudge Brownies make a decadent and festive treat.

Candy Corn Punch makes a sweet offering at any gathering.

Ooey Gooey Rice Krispie Treats are part of the equation for a spooky good time!

Spooky, easy and fun, these Halloween Cake Pops are bound to be a welcome sight at any Halloween event.

Bloody Shirley Temples offer a frightening spin on a favorite drink.

Oranges and white chocolate come together for a juicy and sweet  Candy "Corn"ge Slices style Halloween snack.

There are no bones about this Halloween Kit Kat Cake. It is simply spooktacular! 

Creepy Carrot Fingers give Finger Food new meaning.

A little spooky, a little fancy, a lot yummy! Trick or Treat Cupcake Parfaits will have your guests saying "Boo!" when they are all gone.

What is your favorite Halloween Treat?