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

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?

It’s…

PAPERCLIPS!

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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

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

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  • Pliers (optional)

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Directions:

1. Straighten out your paperclip as best as you can

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2. Wrap the “wire” around your marker

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

DONE!

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-Emily

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!!***

-Emily

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