Sweet Box Success (and secret recipes)

Exaustion. Wonder. Excitement. I haven’t posted for more than ten days, despicable. This is one of those moments that I think back to when I was in the plane on the way to Hungary a few summers ago. They had a few movie selections to choose from. One happened to be Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. Well, the translation from Hungarian to English was as follows: Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Powder. I could use some of that wonder powder right now.

I’ve never been so tired. I’ve been baking for what has seemed like years…and after I was done…I baked some more. I can never seem to stay away. It’s kind of like a drug. Baking=Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Powder. Sounds good to me.

The Miss Cupcake Sweet Boxes were quite a lovely success. I’ve been so blessed with so many lovely comments on how people loved the sweets and treats inside. I sold 45 sweet boxes and 20 chocolate boxes. Yay! I think I’m going to need to hire Jared next year. I’ll just pay him with rejects…hmm I like the plan already.

Wanna see what was inside?? Maybe it will make your mouth water so much that you’ll be thinking about it until next year. I suppose I’ll let you book ahead of time, hehe…plus….you may get a deal…you never know with inflation.

Let the sweet treat food porn saga begin…..here are a few of my chocolate creations this year:

Number 1. Chocolate S’more Bars. (Two graham crackers, filled with marshmallow fluff, coated in delectable Ghirardelli chocolate, and topped with crushed graham cracker crumbs) Umm…YUM!

Number 2. Peanut Butter Snacker Crackers. (Two Ritz crackers, filled with peanut butter, and coated in Ghirardelli milk chocolate) D, to the VINE! (Not grape vine…more like chocolate vine…if there ever was a chocolate vine)

Number 3.  Nilla Peanut Fluff Balls. (Two nilla wafers, filled with peanut butter and marshmallow, topped with white Ghirardelli chocolate). Chocolate vine, if you get what I’m saying.

Now, here are some cookie selections from the box. I can’t show you everything! Then you would just make it yourself…and that would be no fun at all….So I’ll just let your mouth water a bit.

Homemade monster cookies. These are my Mennonite Babysitters recipe. Maybe I’ll share it one day. If you are lucky…reallllllly really lucky.

Lucky for you, you have this recipe. You will find it in the cookies index under “These Might Be the Best Cookies You’ll Ever Eat.” (Click to view the recipe) The same still stands true. These are bakery perfect. They turn out lovely each and every time. All that I did different was add chocolate chunks and white chocolate. I recommend the chunks. It provides for a…chunky cookie. Chocolate vine.

Same recipe as above, M&M recipe. I can’t talk about these much. My stomach will remember that time when I envied the deliciousness of those cookies and caused myself massive amounts of pain. Pain that I would willingly redo over and over again. Kind of like enjoyable pain. Does that exist? Yes. Yes it does.

Valerie Schmalerie, my brothers finance, gave me this recipe. Its very close to what you would call Peanut Butter epiphany. Way better than my Peanut Butter Party recipe. That’s hard for me to say, someone else’s recipe being better than mine…however, I’ll willingly lose this battle to the better cookie. Do you see that picture? Every single element of a peanut butter blossom has been fufilled. I think Val would want you to have it to:

Soon to be Valerie Elsasser’s Amazing (Even Better Than Mine) Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie Recipe

Items Needed:

  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • One bag of hershey kisses or peanut butter cups
  • M&Ms for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 375*F.
  2. Cream butter and peanut butter. Add brown and white sugars, beat well.
  3. Add in uneaten egg and vanilla.
  4. Add dry ingredients gradually. Mix well.
  5. Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls, roll in turbindo and granulated sugars (I added the turbindo…deliiiccciousss :)
  6. Put onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets and bake for 8 minutes.
  7. Open oven and place kiss or pb cup firmly into the center of the cookies.
  8. Bake 2-5 minutes more until light golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven. Place M&M on top of kiss, pressing down center.
  10. Let cool until kisses set, melt in your mouth good.


These…ohh these. Double Sugar Rush Funfetti Cookies. No words to describe. Throwing sugar wafers into a batter was a delightful idea….one in which I will not forget.

Double Sugar Rush Funfetti Cookies

Items Needed:

  • One funfetti Cake Mix
  • 20 vanilla sugar wafers
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. In an electric mixer (or by hand), combine cake mix, semi-crushed sugar wafers, eggs, and oil until combined.
  3. Using an ice cream or cookie scoop, drop by heaping tablespoons full onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until very very light golden brown. (see picture)
  5. Cool on wire rack, and enjoy.

New favorite? Heck yes! Double chocolate vine.

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies

Items Needed:

  • One yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • One bag butterscotch morsels


  1. Preheat oven to 350* F.
  2. In an electric mixer or by hand, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, brown sugar, and peanut butter.
  3. Once combined, add in butterscotch morsels.
  4. Drop by heaping tablespoons full onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  6. Cool on wire racks and enjoy! You definitely will.

Cute Gingerbread men. Chocolate Brownie Roll-out Cookie Recipe (Click on link to view the scrumptious/delightful recipe)


Then, the fun began….packaging!

Can’t even wait for next year!!