No-Bake Grammy Graham Bon Bons
Award show season is upon us, and this weekend celebrates the ultimate in musical mastery: The Grammys. And what’s a pop culture event without a relevant morsel of sweetness? Part cake pop, part donut hole, bon bons are a delicious old school treat that are happy to get a musical update in today’s Grammy Awards meets Valentine’s Day edition. Plus, the references you get to make to Ricky Martin shaking his bon bon are endless.
– 1 box of graham crackers
– 1 cup of Nutella
– 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
– 1 bag of chocolate chips
– accoutrements: sprinkles, licorice bow ties, coconut flakes
First thing to do is to mix up your filling. Using our favorite method to crush cookies, place two packets of graham crackers in a ziploc bag and busted out the hammer.
After crushing thoroughly, empty into mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of Nutella and 1 cup of creamy peanut butter. Mix thoroughly with your hands.
Now, time to make the “dough balls.” Once you have a good dough consistency, ball them up using two hands and place on parchment paper.
Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes until they’ve hardened a bit.
Now the fun stuff: time to melt the chocolate. We used a mix of milk chocolate morsels and peanut butter swirl morsels. Our preferred method of chocolate melting is a double boil. Take two pots. In the larger one put one to two inches of water and put on heat with smaller pot above. Pour morsels into the smaller pot with 1/2 a tablespoon of vegetable oil to thin out the chocolate.
Take your dough balls out of the fridge and get ready to shake your bon bon. Yep. Shake your bon bon. Dunk each dough ball in the chocolate and remove with a spoon. Shake gently to remove excess chocolate, then sprinkle on toppings (graham cracker crumbs, sprinkles, etc) and set on parchment paper.
Refrigerate for another 20 minutes to harden the chocolate.
Take out of the fridge, mix in with your other favorite goodies (Teddy Grahams and Snickers Starburst Truffles, obvs), and tap into your inner pop star.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)