Bring Home #MoreTreats With Unilever Ice Cream + Recipe & $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway

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It’s warming up, which means it’s time for everyone’s favorite treat, ice cream! And now, you can bring home the magic of the ice cream truck with a huge deal on Unilever treats at Target.  From 4/5/15 – 5/9/15 all ice cream treats from Unilever are Buy 3, Get 1 free. I’m talking Popsicle (orange, cherry and grape), Fruttare Strawberry, Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake, Magnum Double Caramel and Klondike Original.  It’s an ice cream party you won’t want to miss.

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But wait! The party continues. Bring home #MoreTreats with Cartwheel. Head to Target to grab your favorites and get 10% off from 4/5/15 – 5/9/15.  Follow the links below to load the following 10% off Cartwheel offers:

Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

I picked up a box of the Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake ice cream bars and got creative by making a Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake.  To make this fun dessert, prepare boxed strawberry flavored cake mix as directed. Use half of recipe in 9×9 pan and bake for 25 minutes or until done. (I used the excess cake mix to make cupcakes).

Top cake with Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Bars

After cake is done take out of oven and let cool for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, take Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake bars and remove sticks and place on top of semi-warm cake (you will use 6). Let sit for about 10 minutes or until the ice cream starts to soften.  Use a spatula to smooth out the ice cream bars on top to make a nice even layer. Place in freezer for 3 hours.

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream bar cake

To serve, slice cake and top with strawberries and whip cream.  YUM!!

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Homemade No Churn Blackberry Ice Cream

Homemade No Churn Blackberry Ice Cream

There’s nothing quite as good as homemade ice cream. The great part about this recipe is there is no ice cream machine needed and no churning necessary. It’s super easy and oh-so yummy!

Blackberry Ice Cream Ingredients

No Churn Blackberry Ice Cream Ingredients:

  • 2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 6 oz Fresh Blackberries
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Blackberry ice cream process

Puree half the blackberries in blender.    Next, add condensed milk and pulse until well blended.  In a large bowl, whisk heavy cream and vanilla on high speed until soft peaks form.   Fold in blackberry mixture and add the remaining blackberries.   Spread mixture into a loaf pan, cover with foil and freeze for 6 hours or until firm.

Homemade Blackberry Ice Cream

Homemade Gift Idea: Hot Cocoa in an Ornament

Homemade Hot Cocoa mix gifted in a plastic ornament - Super cute!

Are you looking for a fun and festive homemade gift for friends, neighbors or coworkers?     You can give these plastic ornaments filled with homemade hot cocoa mix.   The presentation is super cute!

Hot Cocoa Ornament Supplies

Ingredients for Hot Cocoa Mix

  • 10 cups of powdered milk
  • 2 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 3/4 non-dairy creamer powder
  • 5 cups of powdered sugar

Supplies for Hot Cocoa Gift Ornaments:

Mix homemade hot cocoa

To make your own homemade cocoa you will mix all of the hot cocoa ingredients in a very large mixing bowl.  Mix well.   Recipe makes enough for 40 cups of cocoa.   You can very easily 1/2 the recipe if you don’t need that much.

Fill ornament with hot cocoa mix

To fill the ornaments, take off the top and add hot cocoa to the ornament until is is 2/3 of the way filled.

filled hot cocoa ornament

After you have added the hot cocoa fill with Christmas sprinkles and Marshmallow Bits until it is completely filled.

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Lastly, tie a bow on the top of the ornament and you are all ready to give these super cute hot cocoa gifts to your friends and family for the holidays.

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To make the hot cocoa you will combine 1/3 cup of hot cocoa mix to 3/4 cup of water.

Recipe for cocoa mix adapted from All Recipes.

Spooky Halloween Popcorn

Spooky Halloween Popcorn

Here’s some fun and spooky Halloween popcorn that will be fun for the kids. It’s super easy to make too!

Halloween popcorn ingredients

Halloween Popcorn Ingredients

  • 5 cups popped Popcorn
  • 1/4 cup Orange Candy Melting Chips
  • 1/4 cup Black Candy Melting Chips
  • 1/4 cup Green Candy Melting Chips
  • 1/4 cup Candy Corn M&Ms
  • Wilton Candy Eyeballs

halloween popcorn drizzle

Spread popcorn on baking sheet lined with wax paper.
Heat Orange Candy Chips by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
Drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn.
Repeat the same steps for Black Candy Chips, & drizzle over popcorn
Repeat the same steps for the Green Candy & drizzle over popcorn.

Halloween Popcorn with m&ms and eyes

Sprinkle M&Ms and candy eyes over mixture.    Allow 10 Minutes for melted candy to firm up.    Enjoy!

Tropical Bento Lunch with Tools from Target

Tropical Bento Lunch with tools from Target

Selena from How About Cookie is back with some more fun food this month!    Make sure to check out her How About Cookie blog and follow her on Instagram.    She really has some of the cutest ideas!

After a long, stubborn winter, warm weather never looked so good!   Summery items are popping up in every department at Target, and the dollar section has some adorable stuff right now.   These flamingo swizzle sticks come in a pack of 8 for $1 and are perfect for fruity drinks, but can pull double duty as bento tools.   They’re perfect as picks or skewers, especially if you’re worried about sharp toothpicks in the hands of toddlers.

Target food art supplies

The plate is the newest version of this line of divided plates that have been coming in a rainbow of colors. The lunchroom-tray look is as adorable as it is functional. Whip up this tropical-themed bento in a matter of minutes thanks to the flamingo skewers and the popular palm tree idea that has been making the Pinterest rounds.

Ingredients:

  1. skewers: honeydew, watermelon, and cantaloupe
  2. sun: carrot
  3. palm tree: kiwi, banana, granola

Selena Kohng is a mom of three by day and freelance writer and blogger by night. She started making fun food for her kids to encourage them to eat healthier, and it’s her most addicting hobby. Clearance shopping at Target is a close second.   She posts her bento lunches and food art on her personal blog, How About Cookie, and on Instagram.

Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping

Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping - Super easy to make!

You can make your own version of the popular Magic Shell ice cream topping at home. It’s super easy and only requires 2 ingredients. Your kids will think you are the coolest parent ever!

Homemade Magic Shell Ingredients

To make your own homemade Magic Shell, here is what you need

  • 2/3 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil

Mix Chocolate chips & coconut oil to make homemade Magic Shell

Melt ingredients by heating in microwave for 30 seconds.   Stir and continue cooking at 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.   Once melted, you can transfer to mason jar.    Store in air tight jar for up to 1 month.

You can substitute vegetable oil or butter for the coconut oil if you prefer

Easter Food Art

Easter food art with Yogurt & Fruit

I’m excited to announce that Selena from How About Cookie has joined the All Things Target team!    Each month she will be sharing fun ways to feed your kids with food art and Bento lunches all with items you can find at Target.    Please make sure to check out her How About Cookie blog and follow her on Instagram.   She has so many fun ideas!

Make your kids Easter breakfast fun with these easter egg-shaped yogurt on top of plain yogurt.

Ingredients:

  • plain yogurt
  • green apple slices (grass)
  • chobani champions yogurt tubes for the Easter eggs (frozen blueberries and raspberries added for deeper color)
  • Jell-O Jigglers Easter Mold Kit

Jello Jigglers

Selena Kohng is a mom of three by day and freelance writer and blogger by night. She started making fun food for her kids to encourage them to eat healthier, and it’s her most addicting hobby. Clearance shopping at Target is a close second.   She posts her bento lunches and food art on her personal blog, How About Cookie, and on Instagram.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels & Packaging from Target Dollar Spot

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I love to make chocolate covered pretzels! They are super easy and I love the sweet and salty combo. The fun thing about making these is you can dress them up to match any holiday just by using different colored sprinkles. I made some for a Valentine theme and I used sprinkles and packaging I bought at the Target Dollar Spot to make them perfect for gift giving.

Pretzel ingredients

Here are the things you need:

  • Snyder Pretzel Rods
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles (I got mine at Target One Spot)

pretzels cut in half

You can dip the big long pretzel rod in chocolate, but I like to cut them in half, it makes it much easier for gift gifting and you also get more that way. I use a serrated knife to saw a little notch in the middle of the pretzel and then break them in half. This makes for a nice clean break.

pretzels double broiler

I recommend using a double broiler to melt your chocolate chips (on medium/low heat). Make sure you stir when they start to melt to make sure there is no scorching. I don’t have a double broiler, so I create my own by sticking a smaller pot on top of a slightly larger one. Works like a charm!

pretzels coat in chocolate

Once you chocolate chips are melted, you can begin covering the pretzels. I find it works well if a take a spatula with some chocolate and roll the pretzel until it is covered on all sides.

pretzels wax paper

Place chocolate covered pretzels on wax paper and cover with sprinkles. Let them cool and harden, should take a couple hours to be complete. You can speed up the process by sticking them in the freezer.

I like to lay my wax paper on cooling racks, it makes it easier to move them around and into the freezer if necessary.

Target dollar spot items

If you want to pass these out as gift, I recommend checking the Target Dollar Spot for packaging, they usually have some kind of cute packaging for any holiday that comes along. Here are the items I picked up for Valentine’s Day.

  • Cello Bags
  • Twine
  • Heart Tags

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Here are the pretzels all packaged up and ready to give as gifts!