- 1/2 Cup Butter, salted
- 1 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 lb. White Chocolate Chips
- 30 Pop Sticks
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whisk in the vanilla and lemon juice. Alternate adding the flour and condensed milk, stirring well after each one until fully combined. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Insert the pop stick into the middle of each ball and stick in the freezer for about an hour until well chilled.
- Melt the white chocolate and dip each ball to coat, immediately dip into the sprinkles and place back on the cookie sheet to cool. Let them chill in the freezer about 15 minutes and enjoy!
- The dough can be made a day ahead of your party, just leave it in the freezer (pre-rolled into the balls with the pop sticks inserted) and take them out the next day to coat with the white chocolate.
- Also, if you are having a hard time melting the white chocolate, just add about a teaspoon of canola oil.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34
This is one of my favorite verses because it’s so simple, yet it can be so impactful when it comes to our prayers. Giving thanks to God should be a huge portion of our prayer life. Often times we get so wrapped up in our petitions and transgressions that we forget to give thanks to our God Almighty. There may be times where we feel like there’s nothing to be thankful for, but God blesses us in so many ways each day. Sometimes they’re more obvious blessings like an answer to prayer, a new baby, or a promotion at work. And sometimes they’re ones we don’t often notice like our daily meals, safe travels or even a smile that brightened up the day.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Under all circumstance we should be thankful, not just the times when everything in our lives is going our way, but in the times of hardship and trials too. No matter what, we can always give thanks for God’s love for us. Our verse says that His love endures forever, it’s a love that never fails. My challenge for you this week is to start each prayer out by thanking God for your home, your family, His love and for anything else that He puts on your heart. Let’s show Him our love by thanking Him for His.
- 1 1/2 Cups Flour
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 3/4 Cups Cocoa Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 Eggs
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Mini Marshmallows
- 1 3/4 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
- 1/2 Cup Butter
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Butter
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Start by placing cupcake liners in the cupcake sheet. To make the crust, mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl until fully combined. Press one tablespoon of the mixture into the bottom of each cupcake liner in an even layer.
- Next, make the batter by combining the first six dry ingredients in a medium bowl, set aside. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture until completely combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the mini marshmallows. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
- While the cupcakes are baking, blend together all of the frosting ingredients. Wait until the cupcakes are completely cooled until you start to frost them. Decorate with a sprinkling of graham cracker crumbs and a mini chocolate bar. Serve and enjoy!
- If you don't have any graham cracker crumbs, take a handful of graham crackers, place it in a gallon bag and crush them using a rolling pin.
“Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.”
Luke 12:23 & 24
Living in this economy today, its hard not to worry about what your next meal might be or how you are going to pay your next mortgage bill. You almost want to respond to God by saying, “What do you mean not to worry?” In these verses, Jesus is saying to His disciples to trust Him. He is the ultimate Provider. Worrying about your life not only gives satan a foothold, but it also shows a lack of faith in the Almighty God. We are His children, He will always provide for us with what we need, but not always with what we want. If our priorities are focused on doing God’s will, then that is going to overpower any worries we may have because God is greater.
So, how do we turn our worry into reassurance? We pray to our God who provides. Psalm 34: 4 says, ” I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.” If you have any worries in your life right now, whether it be work, financial issues, physical ailments or anything else that has you stressed out or worried, stop and pray. God hears and He will give you that reassurance that He is in control and that we can put our trust in Him.