Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth Treats

Do you have kids? Are you planning a party? This #recipe for Cogsworth Treats from #BeautyandtheBeast is the perfect #party recipe! And it's easy to do too!

I was just thinking – remember in college when Thursday night was a bona fide party night?

Does that still exist? Please tell me it still exists. Of course I never partied, because I had first period classes on Fridays of my senior year – when Senioritis usually sets in. Since I didn’t drink at all then (or still), there were no hangovers at least. Besides that, I didn’t declare my major until the summer before my senior year, and you don’t call six journalism classes in one week “Senioritis”! As if Senioritis also entails Dean’s List, Phi Beta Kappa, studying on weekends, and choosing boys over drinking.

Hey, we all have vices. These days, I stick to treats.

Do you have kids? Are you planning a party? This #recipe for Cogsworth Treats from #BeautyandtheBeast is the perfect #party recipe! And it's easy to do too!

Des started the school year with three days of preschool and one day at his beloved daycare. Over time, the distance from Wednesday preschool until the next day he had it – Monday – stretched too far and too wide. He had Preschool Angst. So we added Fridays to his schedule, but then his other things suffered. He was too burnt out to do four days of preschool AND a day of daycare, and he was also growing weary of going to his grandparents’ house every other Thursday. So Thursdays are now our free-for-alls. We go on adventures together. I figure I’ll only get to do this so much until full-time kindergarten begins.

I’m in denial that he no longer looks like this:

So that’s what brings me to party Thursdays. When you’re a blogger like me, somehow, generally you have the bulk of your work between Monday – Wednesday. I do sponsored posts on Fridays, brand-willing, or that’s a day I write for myself. Lately, I’ve needed to write for myself more than once a week. I’m up to 1-4 times a week! I hope you like it. I needed to mix it up, quite like Des did too. Thursdays are party days, I hereby decree, and party days need party treats, I also hereby decree.

Do you have kids? Are you planning a party? This #recipe for Cogsworth Treats from #BeautyandtheBeast is the perfect #party recipe! And it's easy to do too!

My Beauty and the Beast movie tickets have been purchased for tomorrow night with Scarlet and her best friend’s family, and I’m pretty psyched to sit down and let the visuals dance in front of me. I always did love Cogsworth, which is why I love this treat. I know it looks pretty intense, but I assure you that you can make them too! So hereby declare your party day, and go make some treats! Or see a movie! Or dance with your underwear on your head, like Des does. Mix things up, party style!

Do you have kids? Are you planning a party? This #recipe for Cogsworth Treats from #BeautyandtheBeast is the perfect #party recipe! And it's easy to do too!

Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth Treats

Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth Treats

Ingredients

  • Banana Marshmallow Pies
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Yellow Jelly Beans
  • Wilton Drizzle Pouches, Bright White and Lite Cocoa
  • Edible Decorating Pens

Instructions

  1. Lay 6 tootsie rolls in a row and microwave for about 12 seconds and press together and flatten out on a parchment lined baking sheet
  2. Cut two strips to fit around the marshmallow pie
  3. Lightly press them on
  4. Heat 2 more tootsie rolls for about 3-5 seconds and mold each into a little wave like shape. (This will become the “mantle”)
  5. Take the 2 pieces of mantle and place them on the top of the pie
  6. Add a drop of water to the tootsie roll so it’ll stick
  7. Then, take 3 yellow jelly beans and place one in-between the middle of the mantle pieces and the other 2 inside each mantle
  8. Using white drizzle pouch, attach a yellow jelly bean to the center of pie
  9. Cut a few thin slivers from the rolled out tootsie rolls and shape into clock hands and press onto pie
  10. Make 2 little white eyes with the white drizzle and a smiley mouth with the brown drizzle (Could also draw an open mouth and color in a tongue with a red edible marker)
  11. With the edible marker, color little black dots on the white eyes for his eyeballs (Can use a blue edible marker as well)
  12. Super cute and easy to make!
http://tamaracamerablog.com/beauty-beast-cogsworth-treats/

And for those of you who are visually inclined, like me, I have some photos to help with that! I hope they’re in order:

Thin Mint Shooters Rock My World

I promised you a celebration, and a celebration is going to happen.

Whether it's #StPatricksDay or not, these Thin Mint Shooters are sure to be a hit at any party! They are so delicious and easy to make. WOW guests. #recipe

And you may be thinking, “Well I came here, because I was told there’d be cake?” because that’s exactly how my mom operates. If she goes to a birthday party and they run out of cake, or serve it too early or too late, she remembers. She’s shrewd like that. I don’t have cake for you, but I have something I believe is even better – GIRL SCOUT COOKIES – and served in a brand new delicious way, no less! SHOOTERS! So get out your Girl Scout cookies, or order them if there’s still time.

Personally, I’ve been stockpiling Tagalongs, but they’re not part of this recipe.

Thin Mints

For the rest of this week, you will be visited by three Christmas St. Patrick’s Day/Beauty and the Beast ghosts. I like to tell people what to look forward to – because I hate surprises – so this is post #1. Tonight, post #2 will be a Beauty and the Beast recipe. Remember my Chip the Teapcup Treats? You can expect more of that! Then, tomorrow morning (or afternoon or evening, if I can’t get my act together) I’ll post Part 1 of our Magic Kingdom visit! Three fun posts to end your week.

Thin Mint Shooters

I’m ready for this week to end. We had a snow day, and then one of those magical mornings in which Des had a one hour delay, Scarlet had a two hour delay, and our town didn’t do a good job at plowing our roads. As usual, I’m overworked, underfed, and excited for my Thursday afternoon with Des. You could make this a virgin drink, and we all know I only drink virgin drinks, but I’ll let you make that call! Celebrations are celebrations, aren’t they? You choose your own adventure.

shooters

It’s a Choose Your Own Drink Adventure Day!

cocktail

drink

drink recipe

milk

And I always love a good Choose Your Own Chocolate Adventure.

Thin Mint Shooters

Choose Your Own Cookie Adventure?

Don’t forget to add frosting!

Ok, it’s time to turn THIS:

Into THIS:

Thin Mint Shooters

Yield: 6

Thin Mint Shooters

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 cup Creme de coca
  • 1/4 cup creme de menthe
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Chocolate frosting
  • 6 Thin Mint cookies
  • Optional - whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Apply a thin layer of chocolate frosting around each rim of your shooter glasses
  2. Pulse the thin mint cookies in a food processor until they are fine crumbs
  3. Pour into a shallow bowl
  4. Dip each shooter rim into the thin mint crumbs, covering the frosting completely
  5. Chill for 10-15 minutes
  6. Place 5 to 6 ice cubes into a cocktail shaker
  7. Add all of the ingredients into the cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake
  8. Strain and pour into each shooter glass
  9. Serve immediately or add whipped cream and additional cookie crumbs
  10. ENJOY
http://tamaracamerablog.com/thin-mint-shooters/

Thin Mint Shooters

Whether it's #StPatricksDay or not, these Thin Mint Shooters are sure to be a hit at any party! They are so delicious and easy to make. WOW guests. #recipe

Whether it's #StPatricksDay or not, these Thin Mint Shooters are sure to be a hit at any party! They are so delicious and easy to make. WOW guests. #recipe