Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats with Molding Tip

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

christmas-tree-krispie-treats-frugal-coupon-living

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats
Pin to Pinterest

I have had fun sharing with you Rice Krispie Treats for every holiday – Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Halloween and more. I love this Christmas Tree Tutorial and I have a great tip to help you mold the tree – Use the trial form that comes in a waffle cone pack to protect the cones and cut it to make a form to help shape the trees. Directions and tips below!

Ingredients:

  • 6 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 10.5 oz Marshmallows
  • Green Food Coloring
  • 12 Miniature Reese’s Cups
  • 1/3 cup M&M Minis
  • 12 Candy Stars
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 3 tbsp Corn Syrup

christmas-tree-mold-rice-krispie-treats-Collage-frugal-coupon-living

Directions:

  1. To help in forming the cone shape, I took the foam that comes in a waffle cone pack to protect the cones and cut it to make a form to help shape the trees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium to large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  4. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  5. Add enough food coloring to make mixture dark green (it will lighten when cereal is added).
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add the Rice Crispies cereal and stir until cereal is well coated.
  8. Allow to set about 4 minutes.
  9. Butter a your hands and form mixture into cone shapes.
  10. Place cones onto prepared pan.
  11. Allow to cool and firm up for several hours.
  12. Mix powdered sugar, milk and corn syrup in a bowl until smooth.
  13. Transfer to piping bag or zippered bag to pipe onto cookies.
  14. Pipe like a garland around each tree.
  15. Space M&M minis like ornaments onto the garland.
  16. Pipe a dab of icing on top of tree to act as glue and attach star.
  17. Place a Reese’s upside down on pan. Pipe icing on it and place tree on top.
  18. Allow to set before serving.

Share-Post-on-Pinterest-Frugal-Coupon-Living

rice-krispie-treat-snowmen-recipe-frugal-coupon-living

 

If you love these Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats, also check out these Mashmallow Rice Krispie Treat Snowmen. You can Pin these to Pinterest.

Look at these other Seasonal Rice Krispies Treats

See more recipes below….

[Read more…]


HOT DEALS: Grab Fashion Deals on Frugal Coupon Living.

Also grab Amazon Prime which includes FREE 2-Day Shipping, FREE Kindle Books, and FREE Video Streaming!



Find this and updated daily deals on Frugal Coupon Living. Receive this and other Daily Deals for FREE in your inbox.

Heavenly Salted Caramel Apple Spread – Holiday Dessert

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

salted-caramel-apple-spread-frugal-coupon-living

Heavenly Salted Caramel Apple Spread
Pin to Pinterest

If you are looking for a heavenly dessert, look no further than this Salted Caramel Apple Spread. This makes a great side dish on the dessert tables and serves well with pretzels, cookies, crackers or is delicious with nuts and fruit. Everyone will be asking you for the recipe! Don’t forget our other Salted Caramel Recipe. This one comes with a FREE Gift Tag!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Coarse Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped Walnuts (optional)

 

salted-caramel-apple-spread-frugal-coupon-living-collage

Directions:

  1. Place cream cheese in freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. Slice frozen cream cheese to make two layers and return to freezer.
  3. Line bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray the paper with non-stick spray.
  4. Cut up butter into slices and combine with cream and microwave 1-2 minutes until butter is melted.
  5. In the medium to large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water.
  6. Stir just until the sugar is moistened and uniform, being careful not to splash sugar on sides.
  7. Heat over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
  8. Cover with a lid for 1 minute (this helps wash any sugar on sides back in).
  9. Remove lid and do not stir the after this point.
  10. Place the pot with the sugar mixture over medium to medium-high heat.
  11. Let the sugar syrup come to a boil without stirring.
  12. Cook until mixture reaches 320, the syrup will begin to darken slightly.
  13. Turn off the heat and slowly add the warm cream and butter mixture a little at a time while gently whisking (will bubble violently).
  14. Turn burner back on to medium-high.
  15. Let the caramel come to a boil and reach 240 without stirring.
  16. Remove from heat add sea salt and whisk until mixture cools to 150.
  17. Place one layer of frozen cream cheese in center of pan.
  18. Pour caramel to completely coat layer.
  19. Place secaon layer on top of first and poor caramel to coat top layer.
  20. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, if desired.
  21. Place in freezer for 10 minutes to quickly cool caramel then transfer to refrigerator for 2 hours.
  22. Transfer to platter before serving.

Share-Post-on-Pinterest-Frugal-Coupon-Living

Also look at these Christmas and Holiday Recipes

Follow all Recipes on Frugal Coupon Living as well as FCLAsh on Pinterest. red-frugal-coupon-living-signature



HOT DEALS: Grab Fashion Deals on Frugal Coupon Living.

Also grab Amazon Prime which includes FREE 2-Day Shipping, FREE Kindle Books, and FREE Video Streaming!



Find this and updated daily deals on Frugal Coupon Living. Receive this and other Daily Deals for FREE in your inbox.

Holiday Starbucks Offer – Half off Peppermint Mocha!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

3-dollar-frap-starbucks-winter-holiday-christmas

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!

This Saturday 12/20/14, get half off Peppermint Mocha Drinks at Starbucks from 12 PM to Close.

No coupon necessary! Call to make sure your local location is participating.

While on Twitter, be sure to like Frugal Coupon Living!

Love this Holiday Starbucks Offer? Don’t forget that if you want FREE Coffee all January Long, Grab this Tumbler with FREE Shipping. This makes the PERFECT Gift!

Love Coffee? Don’t forget these other great copycat recipes!



HOT DEALS: Grab Fashion Deals on Frugal Coupon Living.

Also grab Amazon Prime which includes FREE 2-Day Shipping, FREE Kindle Books, and FREE Video Streaming!



Find this and updated daily deals on Frugal Coupon Living. Receive this and other Daily Deals for FREE in your inbox.

Restaurant and Retail Coupon Round-Up 12/19/14

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

restaurant-coupon-weekly

Restaurant and Retail Coupon Round-Up 12/19/14

Top Restaurant Coupons:

Au Bon Pain – $2 Off $7 Purchase (exp: 12/22/2014)
Bob Evans – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Breakfast Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 12/23/2014)
Bonefish Grill – $10 Off Dinner Purchase (exp: 12/30/2014)
Jersey Mikes – Free Chips & Drink When You Buy Regular or Giant Sub (exp: 12/20/2014)
Macaroni Grill – $10 for 2 Express Lunch Entrees (exp: 12/21/2014)
Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 12/21/2014)
Monicals Pizza – $5 Off $30 Purchase (exp: 12/21/2014)
OCharleys – 20% Off Whole Pies (exp: 12/24/2014)
Shoneys – $5 Off $25 Purchase (exp: 12/23/2014)
Souper Salad – $6.49 Adult Buffet (exp: 1/4/2015)

weekly-retail-coupons

Top Retail Store Coupons:

Casual Male – $20 Off $75 Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Container Store – $15 Back When You Spend $100 Purchase* (exp: 12/31/2014)
CVS – FREE CVS Full Size Body Wash (exp: 12/23/2014)
Dress Barn – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Gymboree – 10% Off $50 Purchase (exp: 12/21/2014)
Kohls – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Lakeshore Learning Store – 20% Off Single Non-Sale Item (exp: 12/31/2014)
P.S. from Aeropostale – $10 Off $50, $15 Off $75, or $25 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Ulta – $5 Off $10 Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Yankee Candle – Buy 2 Large Candles Get 2 Free (exp: 12/24/2014)

Thanks, Surviving the Stores



HOT DEALS: Grab Fashion Deals on Frugal Coupon Living.

Also grab Amazon Prime which includes FREE 2-Day Shipping, FREE Kindle Books, and FREE Video Streaming!



Find this and updated daily deals on Frugal Coupon Living. Receive this and other Daily Deals for FREE in your inbox.

Easy Microwave Pralines – Quick Dessert for the Holidays

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

microwave-praliines-frugal-coupon-living

Easy Microwaves Pralines
Pin to Pinterest

I love how easy this recipe is. It requires simple ingredients and can be made QUICKLY the night before. Bring them to a cookie exchange an an alternative to your typical cookie. Want another easy recipe for your microwave? Consider making this Peppermimt Fudge.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Pecan Halves
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

easy-microwave-praline-collage

Directions:

  1. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper and grease with butter.
  2. Combine sugar, cream, salt and butter in a large microwavable bowl.
  3. Microwave for 3 minutes, add pecans and stir.
  4. Microwave 6 more minutes or until temperature reaches about 240-245, stirring every 3 minutes or so.
  5. Let mixture sit for 1 minute before adding vanilla and stirring.
  6. Continue stirring for 2 more minutes.
  7. Drop teaspoons of mixture onto prepared sheet.

Share-Post-on-Pinterest-Frugal-Coupon-Living

Like Easy Microwave Recipes? Also check ou tthis one – Peppermimt Fudge made in the microwave! Pin to Pinterest

microwave-peppermint-fudge-recipe-frugal-coupon-living

Click below for more recipes:

[Read more…]



HOT DEALS: Grab Fashion Deals on Frugal Coupon Living.

Also grab Amazon Prime which includes FREE 2-Day Shipping, FREE Kindle Books, and FREE Video Streaming!



Find this and updated daily deals on Frugal Coupon Living. Receive this and other Daily Deals for FREE in your inbox.

Melting Snowmen Cookies – Cookie Exchange

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

melting-snowman-cookies-frugal-coupon-living

Melting Snowmen Cookies
Pin to Pinterest

This is perfect for a cookie or cupcake. We decide to go easy on using a package cookie – ours was Reese’s Cups Cookies – staying true to our snowman’s hat, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Bell. These are perfect for your holiday cookie exchange.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag Cookie Mix (and associated ingredients)
  • 12 Reese’s Peanut Butter Bells
  • 12 oz White Candy Melting Chips
  • 48 Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Orange Starbursts

Directions:

  1. Bake cookie according to package directions.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Cut Starburst into 3 rectangular strips (1/4″ x 3/4″)
  4. Cut each of those in half, creating 6 – 1/4″ x 3/8″ rectangles.
  5. Now cut each of those diagonally creating 12 triangles for noses.
  6. Repeat with other Starburst.
  7. Cut each bell in half.
  8. Heat White Candy Chips by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted.
  9. Use a spoon to drizzle white chocolate over cookie.
  10. Place a bell, cut side down to represent the hat.
  11. Place 2 chocolate chips below hat to represent eyes.
  12. Place nose under eyes.
  13. Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes to set.

Share-Post-on-Pinterest-Frugal-Coupon-Living

Also look at these Christmas and Holiday Recipes

Follow all Recipes on Frugal Coupon Living as well as FCLAsh on Pinterest. red-frugal-coupon-living-signature



HOT DEALS: Grab Fashion Deals on Frugal Coupon Living.

Also grab Amazon Prime which includes FREE 2-Day Shipping, FREE Kindle Books, and FREE Video Streaming!



Find this and updated daily deals on Frugal Coupon Living. Receive this and other Daily Deals for FREE in your inbox.

Christmas Santa Cupcakes – Kids Food Craft

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

santa-cupcakes-frugal-coupon-living

Santa Cupcakes
Pin to Pinterest

This might be an alternative to leave out for Santa – his own self portrait with these yummy cupcakes. If you want to leaveout cookies, consider making this cute littl face on a cookie. Simple directions and ingredients below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup softened Butter
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 48 Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 10 oz Mini Marshmallows
  • 24 Red Candy Decorations (like Red Hots)
  • Red Sparkling Sugar

santa-cupcakes-frugal-coupon-living-Collage

Directions:

  1. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Mix and bake cupcakes according to box directions.
  3. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  4. Cream butter in a medium bowl.
  5. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
  6. Transfer to piping bag or zippered bag and clip corner to pipe.
  7. Ice each cupcake.
  8. Sprinkle red sparkling sugar across the upper third of the top to make a hat.
  9. Cut each mini marshmallow in half.
  10. Place mini marshmallows to put a ball on the hat, make a fur band and make Santa’s beard.
  11. Place the Red Hot for the nose and two mini chocolate chips for the eyes.

Share-Post-on-Pinterest-Frugal-Coupon-Living

Also look at these Christmas and Holiday Recipes

Follow all Recipes on Frugal Coupon Living as well as FCLAsh on Pinterest. red-frugal-coupon-living-signature



HOT DEALS: Grab Fashion Deals on Frugal Coupon Living.

Also grab Amazon Prime which includes FREE 2-Day Shipping, FREE Kindle Books, and FREE Video Streaming!



Find this and updated daily deals on Frugal Coupon Living. Receive this and other Daily Deals for FREE in your inbox.

Candy Cane Reindeer – Kids Christmas Food Craft

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

candy-cane-reindeer-frugal-coupon-living

Candy Cane Reindeer
Pin to Pinterest

Perfect for a school party, have fun with your child making these delicious Candy Cane Reindeer. Theyou would also be fun to make and bag in a ziploc for your child to hand out to his/her friends. Stay in the reindeer theme with these yummy Reindeer Gingerbread Men Cookies!

Ingredients:

  • 24 small Candy Canes
  • 12 Hershey Kisses
  • 12 Red Candy Decorations (like Red Hots)
  • 24 Candy Eyes
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Candy Melting Chips
  • 1 White Candy Melting Chip

candy-cane-reindeer-frugal-coupon-living-collage

Directions:

  1. Line a cutting board or cookie sheet with wax paper.
  2. Heat chocolate candy chips by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted.
  3. Take 2 candy canes and dip the bottoms (straight parts) in chocolate and shake off excess.
  4. Place together on wax paper so hooks of each go off in opposite directions.
  5. Place an unwrapped Herhey Kiss on the chocolate covered canes.
  6. Repeat for remaining canes.
  7. Using a toothpick, take a dab or melted chocolate and glue the red candy on top of the kiss as the nose.
  8. Using a toothpick, take a dab or melted chocolate and glue on the eyes.
  9. Take the white chocolate chip and place on wax paper and heat in microwave for 15 seconds.
  10. Take another toothpick and paint a white mouth on each reindeer.

Share-Post-on-Pinterest-Frugal-Coupon-Living

Also look at these Christmas and Holiday Recipes

Follow all Recipes on Frugal Coupon Living as well as FCLAsh on Pinterest. red-frugal-coupon-living-signature



HOT DEALS: Grab Fashion Deals on Frugal Coupon Living.

Also grab Amazon Prime which includes FREE 2-Day Shipping, FREE Kindle Books, and FREE Video Streaming!



Find this and updated daily deals on Frugal Coupon Living. Receive this and other Daily Deals for FREE in your inbox.

Restaurant and Retail Coupon Round-Up 12/6/14

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

restaurant-coupon-weekly

Restaurant and Retail Coupon Round-Up 12/6/14

Top Restaurant Coupons:

Arbys – Free Turnover with Angus Steak Sandwich Purchase (exp: 12/9/2014)
Bakers Square – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 12/12/2014)
Bob Evans – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Breakfast Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 12/13/2014)
Dennys – 20% Off Entire Check (exp: 12/7/2014)
Einstein Bros Bagels – $3 Off Bakers Dozen Box (exp: 12/7/2014)
Hardees – FREE Small Coca-Cola Freestyle Drink (exp: 12/15/2014)
Macaroni Grill – Free Cookie & Drink When You Buy Express Lunch (exp: 12/7/2014)
Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 12/21/2014)
Monicals Pizza – $5 Off $30 Purchase (exp: 12/21/2014)
Souper Salad – $6.49 Adult Buffet (exp: 12/14/2014)
Tony Romas – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 12/9/2014)

weekly-retail-coupons

Top Retail Store Coupons:

Aeropostale – $10 Off $50, $15 Off $75, or $25 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Bealls – 25% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 12/7/2014)
Bonton – 25% Off Regular & Sale Price Womens, Mens & Kids Apparel + More (exp: 12/9/2014)
Carsons – $10 Off $20 Regular & Sale Price Purchase (exp: 12/9/2014)
Kohls – 20% Off Entire Purchase Starting 12/4 (exp: 12/8/2014)
Lord and Taylor – 20% Off Regular & Sale Price Items (exp: 12/10/2014)
Mens Wearhouse – 40% Off Tux Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Sherwin Williams – 30% Off Paints & Stains (exp: 12/31/2014)
World Market – 25% Off Home Furnishings, Decor, Gifts + More Starting 12/4 (Rewards Members) (exp: 12/8/2014)

Thanks, Surviving the Stores



HOT DEALS: Grab Fashion Deals on Frugal Coupon Living.

Also grab Amazon Prime which includes FREE 2-Day Shipping, FREE Kindle Books, and FREE Video Streaming!



Find this and updated daily deals on Frugal Coupon Living. Receive this and other Daily Deals for FREE in your inbox.

Holiday Starbucks Offer – Grande Frappuccinos for just $3

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.

3-dollar-frap-starbucks-winter-holiday-christmas

Happy Holidays from Starbucks – Grab a any grande Frappuccino for just $3 after 2PM from 12/5-12/7. Participating US stores.

While on Facebook, be sure to like Frugal Coupon Living!

Love this Holiday Starbucks Offer? Don’t forget that if you want FREE Coffee all January Long, Grab this Tumbler with FREE Shipping. This makes the PERFECT Gift!

Love Coffee? Don’t forget these other great copycat recipes!



HOT DEALS: Grab Fashion Deals on Frugal Coupon Living.

Also grab Amazon Prime which includes FREE 2-Day Shipping, FREE Kindle Books, and FREE Video Streaming!



Find this and updated daily deals on Frugal Coupon Living. Receive this and other Daily Deals for FREE in your inbox.