Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Acorns and Ladybugs

I don't know about you, but at my house in the fall we have a ton
of Acorns and Ladybugs. Ridiculous amounts.

They're another one of those things that says "Fall is here" to me.

And just one more thing I get to rake (or vacuum) up!

But, its all good! They're cute and I'll keep them.

So in the spirit of ladybugs and acorns I whipped these
cute little buggers up as a treat for Maddy and her buddies.

The strawberries are SO GOOD.
all the taste of a chocolate covered strawberry turned into a cute little bug.
And the acorns came in handy this week for "fall themed" cupcakes
that I sent off to pre-school with Mads.

To make the Acorns you will need:
1 bag of Hershey Kisses
Frosting or Peanut Butter
Thin Pretzel Sticks
Mini Vanilla Wafers

Start by unwrapping the Hershey Kisses (obviously!).

Place a small amount of frosting on top.

Stick on the Vanilla Wafer

Break off a tiny piece of pretzel.
Dip the end in peanut butter (I didn't like the look of the white frosting)
Stick onto the wafer.

Easy as pie!

For the ladybugs you will need:
Mini chocolate chips

Wash and dry the strawberries.
Then cut off the tops.
Slice the strawberries in half length-wise {You now have 2 "ladybugs"}

Make a slit in the back of the strawberry to for "wings".

In a bowl melt a handful of chocolate chips in the microwave.
Dip the rounded end of the strawberry into the chocolate (this makes the head).
Stick the mini chocolate chips into the strawberry, pointed side in, to make the spots.

Totally cute!

And the acorns make great last minute cupcake toppers...

And don't forget to stop on by Momma's Like Me to meet Lacee
and check out my guest post!
I'm featuring my yummy Pumpkin Roll!

And over on Lena's blog Mom2MemphisandRuby
you can learn some more about me,
and enter to win some of my fab little Halloween clippies!

Have a great Wednesday Everyone!


A Beautiful Mess said...

New follower! I love these cupcakes, so cute! Will have to try soon! Can't wait to get to know you!

Stacy said...

new follower as well - great ideas! Will have to try them out!

aquariann said...

Super cute and creative treats!! ^.^

Btw, I'm a new follower from Finding New Friends and hope you'll join my Autumn Blog Hop, too.

Kadie said...

Hi Katie,
I am following you back from the finding friends blog hop. Thank you for stopping by and for the follow. These are so cute and fun! We have TONS of acorns this time of year too. Hope you have a great weekend.:)

TigerEyes2001 said...

These are SO cute! And they look yummy! Hi! New follower from the FNF blog hop! I hope you'll follow back! Thanks! :) Through the Eyes of a Tiger

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