Tuesday, November 13, 2012

chocolate peanut butter goodness

holy moly y'all.

this dessert is so good. and might be the easiest thing in the world to make. a layer of rice krispie treats topped with a layer of melted chocolate and peanut butter...it's as good as it sounds. actually...it's better than it sounds.

as with a lot of recipes, i found this one on pinterest {original source looks to be here}. 

you should go right now and get everything to make them. i will be making another batch soon!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

6 cups Rice Krispies
1 bag (10.5-oz) miniature marshmallows
¼ cup (2 ounces) unsalted butter
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 bag (12-oz) miniature peanut butter cups (about 40), quartered
1 cup milk chocolate chips

1. Butter a 9x13-inch pan and set aside.

2. Measure the cereal into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Melt the marshmallows and butter together in a medium saucepan over medium heat (or in the microwave for about 3 minutes, but keep watch so the marshmallows don't puff over the sides of the bowl!). Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal and mix well so the cereal is coated. Pour into the prepared pan and use a buttered piece of wax paper to press evenly into pan.

3. In the microwave, melt the peanut butter until thin, about 1 minute. Gently stir in the quartered peanut butter cups and then pour over the treats. Using the back of a spoon, gently spread the peanut butter mixture evenly across the top.

4. Again in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted chocolate across the top. Place the pan in the refrigerator to set before cutting and serving. Store in an airtight container.

{recipe from here}

Saturday, November 10, 2012

happy birthday to meeeeeeeee


let's celebrate by eating cake covered in sprinkles...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

sephora haul

sephora's VIB event is going on right now and i stopped in tonight to browse and fill my cart up with things i didn't need treat myself to a little pre-birthday shopping. i picked up some things that i was almost out of and grabbed a few things that caught my eye.

some favorites i wanted to share...

i tried this bumble and bumble oil as a sample first and really liked it. i have been using moroccan oil for a few years now and am almost out so i thought i would give this a try to see if i liked it any better. turns out i do. would definitely recommend!

also grabbed this bumble and bumble spray in a small trial size. i have heard great things and have wanted to give it a try for awhile. we'll see how it goes. anyone out there in blog land tried this? would love to hear your feedback!

this one was my birthday gift to myself - make up forever star powder in pearl gold. i have been looking for an eyeshadow with this kind of texture and color and it's exactly what i was looking for. picture this with lots of mascara and a red lip for the holiday season....LOVE.

any favorite things that you have recently purchased and loved? love hearing recommendations!

if you too are a VIB member at sephora, the event is going on for the next few days. enter code CELEBRATE at checkout to redeem the 20% off. 

all pictures from sephora.