Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

You guys…. Fall is almost HEEERE!  Yesterday Kasey posted this totally amazing-looking Loaded Pumpkin Blondies - which reminded me about this older recipe for carrot cake blondies that are also perfectly suited for Fall!
Here’s an uncommonly easy recipe for Carrot Cake Blondies that will take you 10 minutes of prep time and half an hour in the oven.  So you’ve got about 40 minutes until you can stuff these in your face with a glass of milk.
You’ll need a boxed carrot cake mix, any kind should do, and a couple eggs and butter.  If you have that, you’re ready to roll on basic blondies.
Now, I added in a White Chocolate Chips to balance out the word carrot – but my scant 1/2 cup wasn’t really enough.  Go with a full cup if you know what’s good for you.   Not done tampering, I also added a couple tablespoons of applesauce to my recipe to see if they would turn out a bit more moist – but I found that it didn’t affect the finished product in a noticeable way.  Still – if you have applesauce to hand, might as well go ahead and toss in a little.  That way you can say that this counts as eating your vegetables AND fruits. ;)
Put the eggs, melted butter, applesauce and cake mix in a bowl and  blend it all together with a hand mixer until it’s a thick pasty consistency.  Then hand-stir in the white chocolate chips.


Here’s what it looks like after you squish it down in the pan and spread it evenly with the back of your spoon….


And here’s what it looks like 25 – 30 minutes later….


And here’s what it looks like once you drizzle some white chocolate over the top….


And here’s what it looks like when you sit down with a glass of milk and call all the kids in for a yummy treat, just because you are the best mom ever.

These went over so well, I’m thinking I’ll make them for Easter as well, except I’ll probably put cute little icing carrots on top.  :)  Let us know how they turn out for you!

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe


  • 1 Boxed Carrot Cake Mix
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 5 Tablespoons of Melted Butter (that's just a spoonful more than 1/2 stick)
  • 1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 3 Tablespoons of Applesauce
  • Extra white chocolate chips for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.  
  2. Spray a 9 x 13" glass baking dish or cake pan with cooking spray.  
  3. In a mixing bowl, blend cake mix, eggs, melted butter and applesauce on medium until fully incorporated.  
  4. Stir in white chocolate chips and spread into greased pan.  
  5. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  
  6. Melt 1/4 cup of white chocolate and a 1/4 tsp of shortening in the microwave for 20 seconds, stir until smooth.  
  7. Drizzle across the blondies and let cool on a baking rack for 30 minutes.

Crock-Pot Cola Ham Recipe (Take advantage of Post-Easter Ham Sales!)

Crock-Pot Cola Ham

With all the stores trying to get rid of their Easter hams, you can get some pretty good deals right now.  Might as well grab one and cook it up with this easy recipe – then feast on the leftovers for lunch all week!

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Easter Coupons + Easter Candy Deals Around Town!

I can’t believe Easter is only days away!  I have started the baskets for my kiddos, but still have plenty left to do before they are ready to go. Make sure to save on those Easter Baskets by using some of the coupons below – and check out these frugal Easter Basket tips!

Here’s a few deals you can snag this week with those coupons!



M&M’s Easter Candy $3 each ~ Get $4 ECB wyb (4)
Use (2) $1/2 M&Ms Coupons
or (4) $1/1 coupons from 3/22 RP
(makes it $1 each)

Hershey’s Easter Candy Bags, 7.1 – 15 oz – $3.00 Includes: Kisses, Eggs or Miniatures
Use $2.00/3 Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Eggs, Cadbury or Whoppers Bags – 3-22-15 SS – (exp. 04/15/15)
Stacks With  - $1.00/2 Hershey’s Candies (CVS Coupon)
($1.33 each)

Mars Chocolate Minis, 9 – 11.5 oz – $3.00
 $1.00/2 Mars Chocolate M&M’S, Dove Chocolate, Mini’s Mix, Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers Brands 
($2.00 each)

Easter Novelty Candy, 0.63 – 6 oz – B1G1 for $0.25
Pictured: Cadbury Creme Egg, Twix Egg, Russell Stover Egg

Twizzlers Snack Size Candy, 10 – 10.24 oz – $2.00
Use $0.75/1 Jolly Ranchers/Twizzlers Easter Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans, Lollipops, Gummies, Sour Bunnies, or Twizzlers Snack Size – 3-22-15 SS – (exp. 04/05/15)
or  $1.00/1 Jolly Ranchers/Twizzlers Easter Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans, Lollipops, Gummies, Sour Bunnies, or Twizzlers Snack Size – 3-22-15 SS – (exp. 04/05/15) 
($1 each)



Starburst Jelly Beans $2
Use $1/2 from 3/15 RP
Stack with $1/2 Target Coupon
Stack with 10% OFF Cartwheel
(makes it 19¢)

M&M’s Easter Candies, 11.4 oz – $2.89
$1.00/2 Mars Easter Candy Products from 3/8 or 3/22 RP
Stacks With  - 15% OFF M&M’s Chocolate Candies (Target eCoupon) – – (exp. 04/04/15)
Stacks With  - $0.25/1 Candy, Bagged – Ibotta Rebate
Stacks With  - $1.00/2 Bagged Chocolate – Target In Ad Coupon (Valid from 3/29/2015) – (exp. 04/04/15)
($0.91 each ) **wyb Buy 2; Use (2) $1.00/1 Coupon, Stack (1) $1/2 Target Coupon and Cartwheel Offer and Submit for Ibotta Offer 

Mars Chocolate Minis, 10.5 oz – $2.89
- $1.00/2 Mars Chocolate M&M’S, Dove Chocolate, Mini’s Mix, Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers Brands - $1.00/2 Mars Easter Products – 3-22-15 RP - $1.00/2 Mars Easter Candy Products – 3 -8-15 RP – (exp. 04/05/15) Stacks With  - 15% OFF Mars Chocolate Minis, 10.5 oz or larger (Target eCoupon) – – (exp. 04/04/15)
($1.96 each) **wyb 2; Use $1.00/2 Coupon and 15% OFF Cartwheel



Use $0.25/1 Cadbury Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs – SavingStar eCoupon – (exp. 04/15/15)
Use $2.00/3 Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Eggs, Cadbury or Whoppers Bags – 3-22-15 SS – (exp. 04/15/15)


Use $0.50/2 Specially Marked Easter Skittles, Life Savers, Hubba Bubba or Orbit Products – 3-15-15 RP – (exp. 04/05/15)

($0.50 each)

Mars Candy Singles, 1.14 – 2.17 oz – $0.69
Use BOGO Snickers Coupon *Take Hunger Handler Quiz
($0.34 each)


Starburst Jelly Beans $1.19
Use $1/2 from 3/15 RP
Stack with $1/2 Target Coupon
(makes it 19¢)

Use $1.00/2 Mars Chocolate M&M’S, Dove Chocolate, Mini’s Mix, Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers Brands
or $1.50/2 Mars, Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers or Milky Way Unwrapped Bites Products – 3-22-15 RP – (exp. 05/03/15)

($1.17 each)



Don’t forget to check out all the new ibotta Easter Candy offers we talked about here. You can use these to stack with the others to save even more!


Thanks, Totally target

Bunny Biscuits Recipe for Easter Morning!



Jamie here, if you’re looking for a cute (and simple) Easter breakfast idea – you’ve got to try these Bunny Biscuits!  I know Easter is still a ways’ off, but it’s never too early to start pinning!

All you need is a regular can of biscuits to make a cutie-pie Easter morning treat for the kids.  Serve these bunny biscuits for dinner too – alongside your ham and all the other Easter fixings!

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April Fools Pranks: 25 Fun Practical Jokes


25 April Fools Pranks

Jamie here! I’ve always loved playing April Fools Pranks on my family – and if you do too, here’s a roundup of 25 of the BEST April Fools Day Pranks we’ve heard!

Plus, check out my all-time favorite April Fool’s Day prank – the Cat Facts prank!


Around the House Pranks:

  1. Rubberband the Spray Nozzle|  Rubberband the sink sprayer handle so that it immediately sprays out as soon as someone turns on the water.

  2. Glue Money to the Ground|  Hot glue or superglue a quarter, dime, etc… to the sidewalk or porch and watch everyone who comes in try to get it up!

  3. Water Cups| Fill two cups with water and ask if someone wants to see a magic trick.  Tell them to put out both hands flat on the table palms down and then quickly set both full water cups on top of their hands.  They’ll be stuck that way for awhile :)

  4. Car Accident|  Leave a note on someone’s car (someone who would FREAK OUT if their car were scratched) and apologize profusely for scratching/denting their car.  They’ll be looking for the scratch forever.

  5. Zoo Prank|  Get a family member or friend to “return a call” to someone named Harry Lyon, or Mr. Fox, etc…

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Best Ways to Save Money on Easter Baskets & all the Fillings!

Best Ways to Save on Easter Baskets & All the Fillings on

With a little planning ahead and creativity, assembling Easter baskets doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are best ways to save money on Easter Baskets and all the fillings that can make the gift giving fun and exciting too.

First, purchase Easter baskets at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s on sale or with a 40% off coupon. That 40% off coupon is key if the item is not on sale already, as it will net you huge savings. Find something durable, then reuse it from year to year. [Read more...]