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Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern

Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern

I am really digging all the recipe and craft video tutorials that have been showing up on social media. Coastal Living magazine posted this super Pineapple Jack-O’-Lantern tutorial that I just had to try.  My son does not like the feel of pumpkin guts, so I always end up doing most of the regular pumpkin carving myself.  For this Jack-O’-Lantern you can eat what you scoop out!  That is a win-win for me.

I did notice in the video that they are using a spoon to scoop out the pineapple. I used this handy dandy pineapple corer instead and was done in less than 5 minutes. I wonder what else can be made into a Jack-O’-Lantern….

Here is the pineapple jack’o’-lantern video:

 

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Chocolate Covered Bite-Sized Graham Crackers

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How does one come up with chocolate covered bite-sized graham crackers?

Serious snack attack is how. Not sure why I had not seen this recipe on one of those tempting social media videos. Super excited that I thought of it myself. After dinner I had a serious sweet craving, but had nothing in the house at the ready. I could have easily got dressed again, put on shoes and went to get a sweet snack at the store, NOT!

As I was scouring the kitchen cabinets I discovered I had a 1/2 bag of dark chocolate chips and some graham crackers. I quickly improvised a quick chocolate treat that the whole family enjoyed.  They turned out great and since they were bite-size, I saved a few calories (I like to tell myself that anyway).  Do not limit yourself to just graham crackers, you can potentially dip anything in chocolate.

Recipe:

1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
4-5 graham crackers
1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional – I like the smooth texture it adds)
Wax paper

  • Break the graham crackers into bit size pieces and place on wax paper.
  • Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave or over a double boiler.  Microwave on high for 10 seconds, stir and repeat until melted.
  • Dip pieces of graham crackers into chocolate using a fork or candy dipper. Ensure to coat entire graham cracker and place on wax paper to set.

Enjoy!

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