No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies

Aren’t they so cute??!!

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Yesterday was my first day back from a 5-day overnight chemistry/physics camp in Michigan. Needless to say, I was baking deprived! But it was also bright, sunny, and rather hot outside, so instead of firing up the oven I broke out the food processor.

The result was these adorable no-bake thumbprint cookies!
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By the way, the camp was AWESOME. We did all sorts of cool experiments, such as silver-plating Coke bottles and creating our own dye. We also got to see a methane cannon, and I got to “play” with a million-volt Tesla coil! (By play I mean stick a large pole into it while it was on and watch all the charge go to the tip of the pole.) I also dove off a 10-foot diving board, which worked out not-so-well, meaning a lot of water got into my mouth. EWWWW.

Anyways, onto cookies!

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Gluten-Free Puppy Chow


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Puppy chow puppy chow puppy chow puppy chow PUPPY CHOW!!!

Can you tell I’m excited?

Puppy chow-making requires 1) cereal 2) SUGAR 3) PEANUT BUTTER! and 4) CHOCOLATE!!!!!!! so obviously it’s one of my most favorite desserts EVER. Except it’s really hard to health-ify, so I just made it gluten-free for you. (Gluten-free makes everything sound healthier, doesn’t it?) Oh well, what can you do?


You only need four ingredients:

  • Barbara’s Multigrain Puffin Cereal
  • Chocolate chips
  • All-natural peanut butter
  • Organic powdered sugar

…and 5 minutes to make this puppy chow so you have NO EXCUSES!!! GO MAKE THIS NOW!!!

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DIY Midi Rings

Does anyone want to guess the secret “ingredient” in these midi rings?



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Yes, these rings can be made by even those without a speck of jewelry wire in their site! Make these rings now and see how they revolutionize your jewelry world!

*Ends sales pitch*

You will need…

  • Paperclips







  • A marker of something with a circumference close to that of your finger







  • Pliers (optional)











1. Straighten out your paperclip as best as you can








2. Wrap the “wire” around your marker








3. Slide off and use pliers to adjust the ends however you want


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I’m Not Dead I Promise

Hey guys!

Sooooo…. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. But I promise, I’M NOT DEAD. THIS BLOG IS NOT DEAD! I just have two words: Finals. Just kidding that was one word. But the point is… Hazelnuts and Bolts will be back soon! Tomorrow is my LAST DAY OF SCHOOL this year, so I will probably post tomorrow late-afternoon or Thursday.

Oh yeah! I was also thinking about doing a few thoughts-about-life posts to add to the “Bolts” part of Hazelnuts and Bolts. IDK…. just an idea. Anyways you can look forward to a normal post in a day or two! If you look forward to that kind of stuff that is.

Meanwhile: Did you know the only successful winter campaign against Russia was by the Mongols? ***The more you know!!***



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