Easter

Happy Easter!

Three Musketeers

Easter was spent attending a wonderful service at Christ Community and then going over to my Uncle Vito and Aunt Kathy’s house.  We enjoyed quality family time, wonderful food, and my Uncle Vito’s Birthday!  Malayna had a wonderful first Easter!!

Malayna was spoiled by her grandparents, aunt and uncles!

Check out all her adorable outfits!  She is all set for the summer!

We got her two wipeable bibs.  One of which is HUGE to cover her whole body for some messy meals.  She starts solids in two months. Where is the time going?? We also got her this blow-up floatie for swimming this summer that she can sit in and has a little sun shade from the sun.

I am also excited about this gift once she begins playing with toys in the stroller.  No more losing toys as you go on a walk!

For dessert I made peanut butter pretzel bites.  They taste very similar to a Take-5 candy bar.  If you are anything like me and enjoy the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, you must make these!!  I found the recipe on Pinterest here.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

recipe courtesy Foodaphilia

Calorie estimate: 4,000 – 5,000 for complete recipe (depending upon dipping chocolate and pretzels used, etc.)

Yield 60 – 80 pretzel bites

Ingredients

1 cup creamy peanut butter

2 tbsp softened butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more)

3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more)

Pretzels

1 bag  semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl with a fork or whisk, or in a stand mixer.  Add the sugars and mix to combine.  At this point if the filling will roll easily into balls without sticking to your hands you’re ready to go.  If not, add a little more of each sugar until you reach a consistency that is easy to roll (I used about 3/4 cup of each sugar).

Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling.  Roll each portion into a small ball, then sandwich them between two whole pretzels.  When all the balls are rolled and successfully sandwiched, stick the whole tray in the freezer for about half an hour.

Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted.  Remove the pretzel sandwiches from the freezer and quickly dip each half-way into the melted chocolate.  Return to the tray and repeat with remaining sandwiches.  When all are dipped, return the tray to the freezer to set up completely.  Store the sandwiches in the refrigerator until serving time.

The Easter Bunny showed up  a little late in the day…

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