These Birthday Cake Candy Bars are a birthday party in candy form!
I am at my very most unchristian when I’m trying to get everyone out the door for church.
I’ve heard it said that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, but I assure you that nothing about Sunday mornings makes me stronger. Honestly, it’s like a lesson in insanity.
I never EVER get better at church mornings. I never seem to find a better routine. Monday through Friday I can take a shower, sign homework, and have my son dressed, fed, and out the door with a sack lunch by 7:45. But there’s just something about getting the whole family out the door by 10:15 on a Sunday morning that is absolutely impossible.
Getting up earlier only makes it worse. I realize that this defies all logic, but it is most definitely a fact. It never fails that I get up early, only for my brain to trick itself into being too relaxed. “Drink a cup of tea,” it’ll tell me. “Sit down with People magazine. You’ve got 3 hours!!” Flash forward 2 1/2 hours later and Lucy has a poopy diaper and a sucker stuck in her hair, Jon David can’t find his shoes, my hair is still wet, and every article of clothing that I own makes me look fat.
My husband, of course, is still in his pajamas, assuring me that it only takes him “two minutes to get ready.” Never mind that fact that as soon as we head out the door he will decide to use the restroom, take his phone in with him, and three hours and four Facebook statuses later, he’ll emerge, wondering what I’m so mad about.
WHY DOES EVERYONE POOP RIGHT WHEN IT’S TIME TO LEAVE? That’s all I really want to know.
So of course I’m screaming (“I really try not to yell at the kids…I find that speaking firmly at a normal tone works much better,” I have told people in the past. This was pre-church Kristan. Who did not understand that Sunday mornings are MADE for screaming. It’s a rule. If you aren’t screaming as you shove kids out the door, you’re doing it wrong.) “WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DIDN’T EAT?? YOU’VE BEEN SITTING THERE ON YOUR iPOD FOR TWO HOURS!!!” while I try to load Lucy in her car seat, scrounging around under the seats hoping there’s a spare diaper somewhere so I don’t have to go back in the house for her diaper bag. Because once you get everyone out, you do not go back in. FOR THE LOVE — DO NOT GO BACK IN.
It’s really a shame that wine at church isn’t really a thing. Just throwing that out there.
I’m assuming that if school hasn’t yet started where you live, it’s well on it’s way. And for that, we all deserve to celebrate.
You *might* have heard that the iconic Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip Frosting is back in stores by popular demand. And I couldn’t let that go unnoticed. I have loved that frosting all of my life — no one can duplicate those sweet, waxy little rainbow chips.
So what better way to use it than to stuff it in some candy bars?
These are so simple and SO cute and fun! They taste really great and make the perfect colorful party treat. Or “praise Jesus the kids are going back to school” treat. Or “hey teacher, sorry you’re stuck with 20 kids all day” treat.
See? So versatile!!
What are you waiting for?
- 1 cup (roughly) assorted sprinkles
- 16 oz chocolate or vanilla almond bark (or half and half)
- 1/2 of a 16 oz can rainbow chip frosting
- Generously sprinkle assorted rainbow sprinkles in each candy bar mold. Set aside.
- Melt almond bark according to package directions. Place in a resealable sandwich bag with a corner snipped off, then pipe into the molds, filling the mold only about 1/4 - 1/3 full. Spread gently to cover the bottom of the mold. Pop mold into the freezer for about 5 minutes, until candy is firm.
- Place frosting in a resealable sandwich bag with a corner snipped off, and pipe into the mold, leaving 1/2 inch all around the edges. Be sure to leave room to top off with more melted candy.
- Pipe melted candy around edges and on top of frosting. Gently spread to smooth, and pop back in the freezer for roughly five minutes or until firm.
This post is NOT sponsored by Betty Crocker and contains no affiliate links. I just like candy bars stuffed with frosting.
Enjoy and have a great day!!