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We never have a shortage of people in my house! It’s gotten to the point that my almost five-years-old triplets wake up each morning asking if we’re going to have a party. Ha! They think we have parties every day. We do love to entertain. With kids in Preschool, Elementary School, High School, and a very extended Latino family, we’re always hosting some get-together. As you can imagine, they aren’t always planned in advance. Many of our most fun-filled days are typical days that turn into spontaneous parties. I’ve become a master hostess by creating quick and easy recipes that always score with the guests! I love that people come to gather in our home, but it’s mostly sports-loving, game-watching kids. Sometimes, I miss hanging out with my girlfriends. Ironically, most of them are sports-loving, big game watching gals! So, I decided to gather the ladies for a super fun pre Big Game party! My SNICKERS® Parfait and DIY Life Savers® Lollipops were a huge hit! For all my friends who have been asking for the recipe, and all of you, of course, I’m going to share.
- 1 Can of Whipped Cream
- 4 Single Serves Pre-Made Pudding (Vanilla or Tapioca)
- 8 Fun Size SNICKERS® Bars
- Caramel Sauce *optional*
- Layer bottom of cup or parfait dish with cut SNICKERS® pieces.
- Add one layer of pudding
- Add one layer of whipped cream.
- Repeat the three layers.
- Top with extra pieces of SNICKERS® and optional caramel drizzle.
- Double, Triple, or Quadruple this recipe for additional servings.
The SNICKERS® Parfaits scored with my guests!
Our pre Big Game party had all the must-haves: Pizza, Chips, Veggie Tray, and some favorite candy: Life Savers®, Skittles®, and Starburst®
We ate. We talked. We laughed. We partied!
My awesome Blogger friends Mommy Powers and Silicon Valley Mom tweeted about our fun and shared on Instagram, too! #ItsABloggerThing
The Life Savers DIY Lollipops were gorgeous! Would you believe they only took 10 minutes to make?
I covered a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then I aligned my favorite Life Savers in a random and flower designs. For the flowers, I used one Life Savers in the center, and four around. I added green Life Savers for the flowers with stems. I preheated the oven to 275, then heated for 7-9 minutes. I quickly removed them from the oven, then placed a cake pop stick into the center of each lollipop. I turned the sticks once over (quickly) to coat the stick and secure it to the lollipops. I let the lollipops cool for 2-3 minutes. Because it was beautiful, I stuck the lollipops into a cut pineapple and had an instant candy bouquet of flowers! Life Savers DIY Lollipops Recipe DOWNLOAD
Use themed table covers as backdrops for your table settings and photo op areas! Find #SimpleSolutions for food, to cut down on prep time. Introduce new friends to old friends and start a conversation about some interest they might share. Keep a stash of party candy on hand so you are ready for even the most spontaneous gathering. Spend less time prepping and more time enjoying. Have fun! You can find all the candy and supplies used in this post at your local Walmart.
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By: Alicia Gonzalez