DIY: Chocolate Lip Scrub For Dry Lips!

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I’ve been drinking water, and putting on my absolute favorite lip balm (Mango & Ginger by Grove, only through ePantry. This stuff is amazing!). My lips are still really dry though, so I was going to purchase a lip scrub when I realized I could easily make one!

My weakness is chocolate, so the thought of a chocolate lip scrub sounded really yummy! This recipe is very easy to make, and I had everything in my pantry without a trip to the store for a special ingredient!

DIY Chocolate Lip Scrub for dry winter lips! It's super easy to make and you don't need special ingredients!

I don’t like doing super complicated projects, but this one is super easy to make. Here is what you need.

Ingredients for chocolate lip scrub

Ingredients

1 scant tablespoon coconut oil

½ teaspoon raw honey

½ teaspoon raw cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons fine granulated sugar

1 tablespoon grated chocolate

Directions

Make a double boiler by putting water in one pan, and setting a pan on top of it, or just use an actual double boiler pan if you have one! Measure out a scant tablespoon of coconut oil, and melt it over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and add all the other ingredients. Mix together and pore into a small glass or metal container.

Store this out of direct sunlight, and discard after a year. If you find it’s runny, put it in in the fridge to harden for 10 minutes. The cold will make the coconut oil set up.

To use ~ Apply to your lips in circular motions. Scrub until you feel all the dry skin come off, and rinse well. Add your favorite lip balm and go find your husband and give him a big kiss! 😉

DIY Chocolate Lip Scrub Recipe

 

 

 

Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow Mix Recipe!

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Ingredients needed to make Dark Puppy Chow Mix

Every year we have a family bake day and it’s so much fun! One item that is always made is puppy chow. It’s a favorite of mine, and I normally only have it during the holidays.

The nice thing about this recipe is it’s so simple, even children can make it! We don’t have a microwave at our house, but we normally do our baking day at my mother-in-law’s house, and she has one. :)

Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow Mix Recipe

Ingredients-
3 Cups Chex cereal
1/2 Cup dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 Cup peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
1/4 Cup powdered sugar
1/4 Cup red and white white peppermint M&Ms

Puppy Chow Ingredients

Directions-
1. Place your powdered sugar in a large ziplock bag and set aside. Using a bag is the fastest, easiest way to make this! Don’t try to mix it up in a bowl, just shake it in the bag!
2. In a microwave safe dish, melt your chocolate in the microwave on 50% power for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly until melted

Puppy Chow
3. Stir in your peanut butter, and microwave for an additional 30 seconds on 50% power
4. Add in your peppermint flavoring and stir

Making Puppy Chow is so simple, even children can go do it!
5. Pour your chocolate over your Chex and mix carefully

Puppy Chow Mix
6. Now scoop your chocolate covered Chex into your ziplock bag and shake well, use your fingers to separate any clumps of Chex.
7. Place in a serving dish and scoop your peppermint M&Ms on top and enjoy!

We like to pass this out to our neighbors in little bags, along with other treats we make.

10 Simple Homemade Granola Bar Recipes

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I’m always looking for good snack recipes to make. When we purchase a lot of boxed snacks our food bill gets crazy expensive! Here are 10 simple granola bar recipes to make. You can throw them all together in a container, or wrap them up separately to send along in a lunch bag.

10 Simple Homemade Granola Bar Recipes

10 Simple Homemade Granola Bar Recipes

  1. Homemade Granola Bar No-Bake

Homemade Granola Bar No-Bake

  1. Crunchy Granola Bar Recipe

Crunchy Granola Bar Recipe

  1. Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

 

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

  1. Paleo Nut Energy Bars

Paleo Nut Energy Bars

  1. Homemade Granola Bars With Chocolate Cranberries

 

Homemade Granola Bars With Chocolate Cranberries

  1. M & M’s And Raisins Granola Bars

M & M's And Raisins Granola Bars

  1. Super Easy No Bake Granola Bars

Super Easy No Bake Granola Bars

  1. No-Bake Cherry Almond Pecan Granola Bars

 

No-Bake Cherry Almond Pecan Granola Bars

  1. Recipe for Granola Bars on the Go

 

Recipe for Granola Bars on the Go

  1. How To Make The Most Delicious Granola Bars

How To Make The Most Delicious Granola Bars

Yummy! I know what I will be doing this week! I can’t wait to try some of these recipes, my children will love them!

 

Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe!

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Every fall we make these delicious fall pumpkin bars. It’s a simple dessert that fits the season, and tastes great. I have brought these to our common meal after church several times and we normally don’t have any left to bring home. :)

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting for a yummy fall treat!

Pumpkin Bars Recipe

2 Cups flour (you can use all white, or a blend of pastry and white)

1 ½ cups sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground cloves (optional, I normally leave it out)

4 beaten eggs

1 16 ounce can pumpkin (Aldi has the best price on canned pumpkin!)

1 cup oil

In a large mixing bowl stir together all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, soda, spices and salt). Add in the pumpkin and other wet ingredients. I just keep things simple and dump it all in together and mix it up. :)

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean in the middle. Let it cool for 2 hours and then ice with cream cheese frosting. Depending on how you cut, they can make up to 48 bars.

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

6 ounces softened cream cheese

½ cup butter

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 – 4 3/4 cups powdered sugar

Mix the cream cheese and butter together, add the vanilla and mix. Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar (I just dump some in!) and mix together, Add the extra 2 cups or more as needed.

I hope your family enjoys them!

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting for a yummy fall treat!