Category Archives: Desserts

Halloween Monster Eye Treats Recipe

Halloween Monster TreatsHalloween is just a few weeks away and here at casa de HNC we are on full Halloween mode!  One of my favorite things to do is watch halloween themed movies with my family.  While we watch our movies we also have some fun Halloween themed snacks.  One of the snacks I made this year was the ‘spooky’ Halloween Monster Eye Treats.  This is a super fun and super easy recipe and the kids loved it!

For this recipe you will need the following:

  • Pudding Mix
  • Milk (for pudding mix)
  • Nilla wafers
  • crushed oreos
  • Mini oreos – split in half
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Gummy Worms (optional)

First thing we need to do is in a microwave, melt chocolate chips for about 30 seconds or until soft.  Next, dip your Nilla wafers onto the melted chocolate and set on a wax paper, adding half of the mini oreos per wafer.  Once you have your desired amount, set aside in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

While waiting for the eyes to set, prepare pudding mix according to package directions.  Mine called for 3 cups of milk and a box of pudding mix.  Whisk together until combined and set aside.

Next I drizzled melted chocolate on the rim of my glass (you can use plastic cups) and dipped the rim on the crushed oreos making a rim of oreos (yum!)  I also added some crushed oreos to the bottom of my glass for added texture- I mean who wouldn’t like more oreos?  At this point I added some pudding and finished off with the rest of the crushed oreos, gummy worms and last the eyes.  That’s it!  Easy right??

This was such a fun and easy recipe!  If you get a chance to make these bad boys, make sure to tag me on instagram @hipncreative!  I would love to see your work, I get a kick out of it!

You can also head on over to my YouTube channel and see the whole process:

While you’re there you should subscribe to my channel to see upcoming videos I post!

Well guys until next time!


Chobani Coconut Yogurt Cupcake


I love Superbowl Sunday, and not just because of the game.  I love the great snacks, foods and desserts that we enjoy on game day!  Today I thought I’d share a super easy and yummy Coconut Yogurt Cupcake made with Chobani yogurt!


UPDATE:  I totally flaked and forgot to take pictures of the vanilla cupcakes, so when I made the chocolate version I used these babies as reference.  Sorry!

This recipe will give you about 20 cupcakes:

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

For the Frosting

  • 1/3 Cup of Chobani Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup of Store bought Frosting


    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line your cupcake pan with cupcake papers.
    2. Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl; set aside.
    3. Whisk together egg yolks and add butter and sugar.  Fold yogurt and vanilla into egg yolk mixture.
    4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy.  Combine yolk mixture and egg whites.  Gently fold in flour.
    5. Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven when a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
Frosting Directions:
  1. Fold store bought icing and Chobani Yogurt until well blended.  Using a sandwich bag or a piping bag if you have one, pipe icing onto cooled cupcakes.

The family gave this recipe a thumbs up (literally) and I think it was pretty tasty.  So go on and make yourself a batch and watch how your team 😉 will eat this up!


No Bake Cheesecake


Oh my gosh you have to try this super easy No Bake Cheesecake recipe!  Not only is it easy to make and requires NO BAKING it also tastes good!  I mean really good!  I made some over the weekend and had my little minions taste them and they all loved it 🙂  Which is a win for me.  This recipe is for 12 mini cheesecake muffins.  Here is what you’ll need to make these bad boys yourself:


  • Graham Crackers (1 box)
  • 1 stick of butter (or 8oz of margarine)
  • 14 oz. of Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2 packages of cream cheese about 8oz. each
  • Cherry Pie Filling

Cheesecake Frosting

First let your cream cheese come to room temperature.  Once your cream cheese is ready, whip with marshmallow fluff and place in a piping bag (i used a sandwich bag) set aside.

Graham Cracker Crust

Grab your box of graham crackers (I actually used 2 packae -about 18 crackers rather than the whole box), using your food processor or mini processor, grind your crackers into crumbs (or you can whack them silly in a sandwich bag).  In a medium bowl, combine 1 stick of butter and cracker crumbs (until kind of sticky).

Next, pack your pie crust into your container -I used 7 oz. plastic cups I had available (but you can also use a muffin pan lined with cupcake liners.  You will need to ‘mush’ them down  (I used another cup wrapped in plastic wrap) until nice and tight.  Next snip your sandwich bag at the corner and pipe in your your cream cheese and finish off with with cherry pie filling.  Refrigerate overnight or for a about 4 hours.  Boom.. Done!  Easy Peasy right?  If you’re not fond of cherry pie fillings you can definitely substitute it with your favorite toppings.


I hope you enjoy this recipe, I will be adding more fun recipes I try.  If you have any suggestions, please leave me a comment and I will definitely give it a whirl!

Chocolate Covered Oreos Tutorial

This week I’m working on my daughter’s 4th Birthday party.  One of the treats I’m working on is Chocolate Covered Oreos.  Oh my gosh are these sooo easy to make!  I’ve been wanting to make something cute and special for her big day (of course, it’s what I do!)   So I decided to go with chocolate covered oreos YUM!.

Here is a list of what you will need:

*Chocolate/Candy Mold {found at here}
*Oreos {some people prefer double stuffed, but I used regular and they worked out fine}
*Soft Spatula or something flat
*Spoon {optional}
*Fridge space 😉

Step 1: Melt the candy mold in a double boiler (or candy melt or microwave)  follow instructions on the bag {easy to do}.  Please make sure you don’t over heat the candy molds.  It’ll get all dry and yucky.. not fun!

Step 2: Once the candy has melted fill the candy molds about 1/3 of the way.

Step 3: Take those yummy oreos and put them in the mold.  Make sure the press the oreos in a bit so the chocolate can kinda wrap itself around the oreos.  With a regular spoon pour some melted chocolate to cover up the rest of the oreo.

Make sure you tape the mold on the table a few times to let some of the air bubble out or you’ll get a lumpy oreo.  And if you have any excess chocolate you can level it with a spatula.

Step 4: Let the mold cool and harden then place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.  Take them out of the fridge and turn them over and gently push the back of the mold to pop the oreos out!

If you happen to get some excess candy {like I did} on the oreos you can lightly scrape them off with a knife.  It will help give the oreo a smooth professional look.

If you have any left over chocolate, grab yourself a ziploc or sandwhich bag, pour the cooled chocolate into the bag.  Snip a corner of the bag just enough to drizzle a zig-zag pattern on the oreo. Like so:

That’s it!  Now all you have to do is keep yourself from eating all the yummy oreo treats!~

Happy S’more Day

Have you ever tried a s’more?  No?  Me neither.  I see the commercials and read the blogs but I have never tried a s’more.  I think last year my girls made s’mores as a family fun day snack with their cousin, but I never tried it.

Well, it’s national S’mores Day!  And in honor of this special day, I thought I’d share some pretty cool variations of s’mores with you fine folks! Check them out!

Wanna try having a french toast a la s’more for breakfast?:

Source: Buns in my Oven

or maybe you prefer some s’more cakes in a jar:

Source: How Sweet It Is

Have you tried making s’mores with Peeps?:

Source: Serious Eats

How about some chocolate chip s’mores:

Source: Kraft Foods

I have to admit they all look pretty good and I’m kinda tempted to maybe try a recipe or two?  How about you what’s your favorite s’more recipe?~