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Cherry Coconut Nut Rounds

When I asked my Mama what she would like for me to make her for her birthday this year I expected her to request her favorite, my pecan clusters like she has the last two years.

But this year she asked me to surprise her with something that contained cherries and nuts.

I am always willing to take on a baking challenge 🙂 so I searched for a tasty recipe and ended up choosing this one.

 Toasted coconut and finely chopped pecans on the outside added a wonderful crunch.

While the insides are moist and chalked full of cherries.

I deviated a little from the original recipe and made them my own, mostly by using amaretto instead of vanilla extract and by toasting the coconut.

Here is how I made them:

-2 cups slow cooking oats

-1 cup butter

-1 TB amaretto

-1 cup powdered sugar

-1 cup chopped maraschino cherries

-1 cup finely chopped pecans

-2 cups toasted coconut

I combined all the ingredients, leaving out the pecans and one cup of coconut.Mixed well and put into the refrigerator to set for two hours.I rolled it into rounds and coated with the pecan & coconut mixture.

 It takes two coatings to get them to the consistency shown in the photos.

I was very happy with how they turned out as I hope my Mama will be when they arrive on her birthday!

Snowman Donuts

Lovey got a kick out of these snowman donuts.

He told me “Awww, nice Mama! Cuties!”

Funny snowman loving little boy I have.

Candy corn for the “carrot” nose and icing tinted black for the “coal” eyes and mouth.

Wrapped up in a fun snowman box for someone special!

 That is after Lovey of course got first pick of which one he wanted. 😉

Halloween Goody Bags

You know all the sweet treats I have made this week…

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows. Fall Mix. Pumpkin Patch Cake Pops. Well I’ve had a master plan for them all.

I bought these fun Wilton Halloween goody bags and filled them with one of each.I threw in some candy for good measure because who doesn’t need even more candy this time of year! 😉I also slipped in a Happy Halloween card which features sweet, Lovey in his Elmo Costume. 🙂Goody bags are all ready for family and friends this Halloween!