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    DIY Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Recipe

    homemade peanut butter cups

    Peanut butter cups are one of my favorite guilty-pleasures! But, all of the preservatives and questionable ingredients left me wanting to find a “healthier’ alternative to the store-bought deliciousness I coveted as a kid!

    In under 10 minutes, not only are these peanut butter cups super simple to make, but they will most likely become a new family favorite too!


    • 1 1/2 cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
    • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 10 sheets of graham crackers  (crushed)


    1. Line muffin tray with muffin liners. We used mini muffin liners and a stainless steel mini muffin tray for bite-sized peanut butter cups!
    2. Crush graham crackers with a kitchen utensil or in a reusable stasher bag like we did!
    3. In a medium-sized bowl, add the crushed graham crackers, powdered sugar, and peanut butter / almond butter. Mix until combined.
    4. Melt the chocolate chips on the stove or in the microwave. Stir every 30 to 40 seconds until smooth.
    5. Add a spoonful of melted chocolate into each muffin liner. Spread evenly.
    6. Next, add the peanut butter / almond butter mixture.
    7. Finally, top with melted chocolate and spread evenly.
    8. Refrigerate for an hour or expedite the process by putting the cups in the freezer first!

    *All organic ingredients were used.

    Crushed graham crackers in our Stasher Bag!!
    “The Mixture”!
    My little girl gets an A+ for helping her mama! xoxo!
    Yum! Blurry, but look at the cute little baby hand that was helping me!

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  • Babies & Kids, DIY & Recipes

    Best DIY Edible Play Dough

    My daughter LOVES playing with play dough so naturally we’ve gone through quite a bit of dough over the last year. While our usual go-to’s are natural, preservative-free Eco-Kids Dough and Green Toys Dough, one afternoon we were feeling “crafty” and decided to make our own! Not only was it super easy and fun, but in a little over 5 minutes later we had soft, flexible play dough!


    • 1 Cup of Flour
    • 1 Cup of Lukewarm Water
    • 1 TBS of Coconut Oil (or Olive Oil will work too)
    • 6 TBS of Salt
    • 2 TSP Cream of Tartar (this makes the dough soft!)
    • Optional: Food Coloring – we used India Tree Natural Vegetable Based Decorating Color (no corn syrup or synthetic dyes and preservative free!)


    Mix all of the ingredients into a pot. On medium heat, stir until a thicker consistency forms – it will basically LOOK like play dough. Place on a glass plate or parchment paper to cool. Then, add food coloring. Enjoy!

    P.S. I used our old Eco-Kids Dough containers for storage (eco-friendly upcycling!), but a re-usable air tight bag or container will work great too!

    Why purchase (or make) alternatives to the well-known “Play-Doh” brand? Isn’t it “non-toxic” as advertised?

    According to the Play-Doh website, the exact ingredients are proprietary (or what is also called, a “trade secret”). They do mention the main ingredients are water, salt, and flour and the compound does contain wheat. A 2004 patent revealed, that Play-Doh also contains a retrogradation inhibitor, mineral oil, a surfactant, preservatives, a hardener, a humectant, fragrance, coloring, a petroleum additive and borax. In my opinion, since we know kids are curious and love to put things in their mouths, these are not exactly “non-toxic” ingredients that I would be OK with my child ingesting. #FoodForThought

    *All organic ingredients were used in this recipe.

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