Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Christmas in July~Jolly Ranchers Christmas Tree Ornaments!

 Jolly Ranchers Ornaments!
Today was my last chance to post these Candy Christmas Trees for "Christmas in July"! I happen to be the only one in my family who is a bona fide Christmas nut. I listen to Christmas music year round along with watching Christmas movies. I start looking for Christmas decorations even before the last waning days of summer. So on our road trip this year, my sweet husband took me to "The World's Largest Christmas Store"!
Whoo hoo! Merry Christmas in July Everybody! :o)


Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Rings Cookies!

Olympic Rings Cookies!
I am so excited about watching the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics!!
This story begins way back in September 1990.
I remember the anticipation
 of finding out which city would host the 1996 Summer Olympics.
I was driving to work when the announcement came over the radio.
    "The International Olympic Committee  
 has awarded the 1996 Olympic Games to the city of..
ATLANTA". Wow! That's us!
We had 6 years to get our city ready...
Back in '96, my husband and I owned a little gift shop in our hometown  of Fayetteville. The kids were out of school for the summer, so they were both at work with me. We were more than happy to close up the shop that hot July day when the Olympic Torch came to our Town Square! 
Our family had so much fun that summer. My daughter and I both, celebrated our birthdays during the two weeks of the Games, and we spent a lot of time enjoying the festive atmosphere in Atlanta for those Centennial Olympics!
                                           So..here we are sixteen years later.                                                                            Tonight is the big night.
 The Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games.
 Congratulations to the city of London. 
Good luck to ALL the Olympic Athletes.
But most of all..
So, today I am making
Olympic Rings Cookies!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chocolaty Peanut Butter Cocoa Rice Krispies Treats!

Rice Krispies Treats~ Chocolate~Peanut Butter!
My son says you can't go wrong here..being his favorite flavor combo and all.
He came up with this sweet concoction with me adding the chocolate chips into the mix. These are particularly yummy!
Awesome job Mikey!
 When set, use cookie cutters to cut into shapes. I put mine on sticks. Dip end of stick into melted coating, insert into the Rice Krispie Treat and let set.
 Dip into peanut butter coating~Place on wax paper lined pan, let set~Dip bottom of treats into chocolate coating placing on wax paper lined pan to set.
Here comes the fun..and I say it's alright (makes me think of an old song!)
Drizzle and Decorate!
 I made this sweet Mickey Mouse treat for my precious grandson Zacky who is recovering from his second serious surgery in less than 6 months.
I loved the happy smiles I got when he saw his favorite Disney character made just for him~ :o)
Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treats!

Chocolaty Peanut Butter
Cocoa Rice Krispies Treats!
9 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies
5 tablespoons butter
2 bags mini marshmallows
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Melt butter on low heat~
Add marshmallows, stirring until melted~
Stir in peanut butter~ Remove from heat~
Add Rice Krispies and chocolate chips stirring to mix~ Press mixture into pan prepared with non-stick spray~Let stand~
When set, cut into squares or use cookie cutters for fun shaped treats!
Peanut Butter~Chocolate Coating
2 ~ 12 oz bags peanut butter chips
1 ~ 12 oz bag chocolate chips
Vegetable shortening
Separately, melt flavored chips, adding 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening for each 12 oz bag. Dip treats into peanut butter coating, let stand on wax paper lined pan till set. Dip bottom halves of treats into chocolate coating placing on wax paper till set. Use the remaining coatings to drizzle on finished treats!
Hope you enjoy these. Thank you for visiting my blog!
Happy & Sweet Baking
Sugartown Sweets
Comments are Welcomed!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fish Sticks...Sweet!

Fish Sticks..Sugartown Sweets style!
A few weeks ago I made Gummy Worms On A Stick..
that's when I thought how cute these would be. 
There are so many churches having VBS this month, including mine..and I thought these would make a great craft/snack. 
Hope you're all having a fantastic summer!
I didn't even know there were gummy octopus out there! I thought they were so cute, I used a couple of them too!
Items you will need:
1 tub vanilla frosting
pretzel rods
gummy fish
food color
pearl sprinkles
I colored my tub of vanilla frosting with Wilton sky blue color.
Gummy fish lined up...I bought a bag of Targets store brand.
Frost a pretzel rod to resemble ocean waves..
place the gummy fish on the frosting and add a few white pearl sprinkles.
That's it! You're done..with plenty of time left to go fishin'. :o)
Happy & Sweet Creating 
Sugartown Sweets!
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Leave a comment below..I'm just fishing for compliments. ;o)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy 4th Of July Cookies!

I would like to wish everyone a very
Happy 4th Of July!
This year we are celebrating America's 
 236th Birthday!
Here are some cookies to help you celebrate.

Again, I used this cookie recipe without the food coloring. 
I also used my alphabet fondant cutters, along with my hearts and stars.
Just have fun creating different designs with your cutters!
Happy Baking & Creating
Sugartown Sweets!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!
I love all your comments and read each one. :o)