Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Easy Peasy - A Project and A Recipe

Here's a real simple Valentine's project that is so easy to make.  All you need is a chenille stick, craft glue, instant coffee granules, ground cinnamon and/or cloves, jute twine or string and embellishments such as sweet annie and rose hips.

First, bend the chenille stick into a circle and twist the ends together tightly.

To form the top of the heart, bend the chenille where the ends are twisted together.

Finally, pinch the bottom of the chenille stick to form the bottom point.  Gently shape as desired.

Thin some craft glue with a little water.  Add a couple of teaspoons of instant coffee granules and stir until dissolved.  With your fingers, apply the glue mixture to the heart; coating evenly.  Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and/or cloves.  Let dry completely.  I unfolded a paper clip and hung it on a clothes hanger which I had hanging from a kitchen cupboard knob.  Tie on a piece of jute twine or string for a hanger and then embellish by gluing on sweet annie and rosehips or however desired.


We have celebrated two of my kids' birthdays this past month and will have one more to celebrate on Gound Hog's Day this Thursday.  They usually pick their favorite dessert for me to make on their special day.  This year there was a new request for Snicker Bar pie.  I found this recipe on Food.com and it is heavenly!!  The recipe calls for it to be made the night before and you definitely need to follow that rule.  I made mine the morning of my daughter's birthday and, even though it was good, you definitely noticed a difference in the texture when we had a piece the next night.  It was a lot creamier and the candy bar pieces kind of softened and almost melted into the pie.

This isn't a very good picture of the pie!  I didn't think to take a picture until we were down to the last piece!  lol 

Easy Snickers Bar Pie

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
3 regular-sized Snickers candy bars, chopped
16 oz. Cool Whip, thawed
1 chocolate cookie pie crust

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter until creamy.  Stir in chopped candy bars.  Gently fold in Cool Whip just until mixed.  Pour into pie crust and refrigerate overnight.


Until Next Time. . . . Kris


  1. Thanks! Gonna make both of them!

  2. Very cute Kris! Thanks! The snickers pie looks TOO delicious, lol!

  3. What a sweet little heart to make and the snickers pie is a definite MUST MAKE!

  4. Love the heart! Snicker Pie, oh my gosh, I think I just gained 10 lbs looking at the picture!

  5. cute project & the pie oh my!

  6. This is the cutest heart I have ever seen! Not kidding. I will be making this. I pinned it on Pinterest and also will be showing my ladies this on my blog. I will refer everyone to you! Thank you!

    Blessings, Linda
    Prairie Flower Farm

  7. Kris, that looks easy enough. Really adorable! The pie looks yummy. Had to pin that one! Thanks so much!

  8. This HEART is so adorable Kris. I would have to agree, as it ranks up there as one of my favorite hearts. Simple and easy too...but the final product really makes a wonderful statement...Beautiful hanging on a basket.

    Was suppose to try the Snicker Bar Pie a while back. This seems easy enough(I hope) :D Sure does look delicious. ;DDD DH will Love this.
    Thanks for sharing.


  9. Thanks for sahring this. Both looks fabulous.

  10. What a cute simple craft! It is lovely!! I never thought of grunging chenille sticks before! Great idea!!

  11. Thanks Kris, my grandson will love this pie.

  12. Nana says: Beautiful heart and great recipe, My grandson loves Snickers . This should combined both worlds.

  13. Hi Kris! I followed a pin from another pinner over to your site for the instructions for these sweet hearts. I found a package of the red chenille sticks downstairs this past weekend while helping hubs clean out the storage room. Was going to give to the grands to play with the next time they visited. Oh well, grandma is sitting here forming hearts and thinking I may have everything else I need except the little flowery addition. Love this, thanks for sharing!

  14. Twon wonderful things I could make in one day. Thanks so much for sharing. -Stephp

  15. Kris this is one tut I think I can follow and get it right...lol You are right...Easy-Peasy!!!!
    Yummm....delicious pie recipe, thank you...and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE.

  16. Kris~ Yummy snickers pie~ cute heart & simple~
    thanks for sharing

  17. Kris, came back to let you know I made quite a few of these little hearts to give as Valentine gifts. I posted about it on my blog today and am sending my bloggy friends over for the instructions if they are interested. I do not know how they would not be!

  18. darling! and i think i have everything but the sweet annie on hand to make this! Also really loved your prim project in the new magazine!!! Im wanting you to do a tutorial on a bowl rack for the magazine so I can make one!!!!! would LOVE that!


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