it's the first day of a new school year.
let's celebrate with an adorable mini-sized treat...
these adorable little creations came about when i had to come up with an alternative plan for the original idea i had in my mind for our "back-to-school" dinner last night.
i had hoped to make THESE apple cupcakes as a special surprise dessert for my girls.
when i realized there was no time for baking, i quickly went to "plan B".
they were a hit!
and they were pretty simple to make.
they are a little messy...but oh so easy!
i especially love the "bitten" apples...
here are some of the ingredients you'll need...
(you can get creative and come up with some alternative things - i just happened to have each of these in my pantry).
and here's the entire process...for those interested in recreating these!!
i love it when a first plan fails only to be led to an even better idea...
it happens to me ALL of the time! *wink*
KEEPING IT REAL
picture #4 are the "ice cream apples" i made for the girls last night...
i made another batch this morning, tweaking some of the techniques.
Notice the difference in the "finish" of the sugar crystals between picture #4 and the rest of the pictures.
If you let your ice cream become too soft, the sugar crystals dissolve and you end up without a "glitter-crystal" finish.
I don't think it matters much - both versions are pretty darn cute!
oh! and the rest of our back-to-school dinner consisted of:
corn on the cob
mashed potatoes (these were supposed to be a potato salad but me getting side-tracked led to them becoming too soft).
& HOMEMADE LEMONADE!! delish!!!
(thanks kfc for the chicken, corn and biscuits)...it made dinner prep a cinch! *wink*
The girls LOVED it - we never eat kfc - so this was a surprise treat for them.
and it was also j's idea as i was fretting over what to make.
i thought it was the perfect way to bring summer to a close...