With Halloween just around the corner (aka tomorrow), here’s a quick DIY for sweet treats to bring in to the office! Truth be told, I had originally hoped to have a tutorial for dipped cookie pops. As a true Pinterest Fail would have it, I ended up with a hot mess in the kitchen and had to quickly try to recover with a Plan B. So here we are with candy-covered zombie cookies!
For these cookies, you’ll need the following ingredients:
– Pack of Oreos (or other cookie of your choice)
– One 12oz pack of candy melts
– One pack of small candy eye sprinkles
– One tube of brown chocolate jimmies (sprinkles)
Earlier this year, around springtime, chia seed drinks became a regular item on my weekly grocery list. I really enjoy the texture of chia seed gel in beverages (it’s a bit like evenly distributed mini tapioca in bubble tea, but with less chewing) or with yogurt, and started to become mildly obsessed with the bottled beverages in the drink aisle. Alas, this habit became less and less wallet friendly as my love for chia seed drinks grew.
Here’s a quick way to avoid spending $3 per beverage and to make the chia seed drinks at home instead!
Ingredients (makes 2):
– Juice of choice
– 4 tbsp chia seeds (bulk-sized jugs available for under $13)
– 2 cups of water
Step 1: Soak the chia seeds
Soaking the chia seeds is what causes the chia seeds to form the outer “gel” layer. In a sealed contained (I used a mason jar), soak 4 tbsp of chia seeds in 2 cups of water. Stir the chia seeds in the water (to avoid clumping) and place the container in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.