Friday, March 18, 2011

5 Fun Things Friday

five fun things

1. Chocolate-covered gummy bears from Candyland. And their Chicago Mix popcorn. And Chocolate-covered potato chips. And just about everything else in that store!

chocolate-covered gummy bears

2. Death by Caramel Bars. Seriously, the best bars EVER.

caramel death

I whipped up a batch as an add-on to some other snacks made for the bible study gals. Thought I'd make them just to try. Now I'm seriously hooked. Here's the recipe:

Death by Caramel Bars (from Southern Living)

3 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 cups unsalted butter, melted
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup uncooked regular oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 (2.07-ounce) Snickers, chopped
1 (14-ounce) can dulce de leche (found in the Mexican food section at the local grocery store)

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture, stirring just until blended. Fold in chopped Snickers.

Spoon batter into a greased aluminum foil-lined 13"x9" pan coated with cooking spray, allowing foil to extend over ends of pan. (Pan will be very full.) Spoon dollops of dulce de leche over batter; swirl slightly into batter with a knife. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely. (This may take several hours.) Use foil to lift uncut brownies out of pan. Peel foil away from sides of uncut brownies and cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.

3. Craft Count - a site that tracks Etsy's top sellers. A great way to explore new shops :)

craft count

4. The Weeds & Wildflowers Anniversary Sale (digital scrapbooking), taking place now through March 20!!

weeds&wildflowers sale

Everything is 20-40% plus get an additional 25% off when you spend $25 or more. Click HERE for details.

5. When Your Hormones Go Haywire: Solutions for Women Over 40 by Pamela M. Smith.


If you're 40+ and feel like you're going through puberty all over again, THIS BOOK may be for you. And for those of you under 40 suffering with wacky hormone issues, here's your "fun" item:


Estroven PMS - you'll find it in smaller quantities HERE and a few reviews (in addition to a little more information about the product HERE) and several more reviews HERE.

Happy Friday!!

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1 comment:

Polly said...

OK, now you've done it...I can't stop looking and drooling at all the top Etsy listings! Thanks for sharing (she said in between vintage and handmade listings)...