Fannie May Pumpkin Pie Fudge Chocolate Roulade

Fannie May Roll Cake
Roulade Sponge Cake

All-purpose flour 1/4 cup
Cocoa powder 1/4 cup
Pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon
Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Eggs, large 3 each
Sugar, granulated 2/3 cup
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon

Roulade Sponge Cake

FM Pumpkin Pie Fudge 1/2 lb. (1/3 tray)
Cream cheese, room temp. 8 oz. (1 pkg)
Butter, soft 4 oz. (1 stick)
Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon


Combine flour, cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt together and sift.

Combine eggs and sugar together in a kitchen aid mixer bowl, or a stainless steel mixing bowl and place over a small pot of hot water.

Continue to mix sugar and eggs by hand until the mixture is warm, then transfer to machine and whip until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes max.

Meanwhile, prepare a small sheet pan 13.25 x 9.25 inches with a piece of buttered wax paper on the bottom.

When the eggs are light and fluffy and stream of the whip in a “ribbon” add the vanilla.

Gently pour the dry ingredients over the egg mixture and then fold together with a small rubber spatula.

Once the ingredients are well mixed, transfer to the prepared sheet pan and spread evenly.

Place in 400°F oven and bake 6 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes.

Flip out onto a clean kitchen towel and roll up into roulade shape (in either direction).

Let cool to room temp.

FM Dark Chocolate Glaze

1.8 oz. FM Dark Chocolate Bar 2 each
Heavy whipping cream 2 oz. (1/4 cup)
Butter, soft 1 oz. (2 Tablespoons)


Break the bars up into segments and place in a small microwaveable container.

Add the cream.

Microwave on high for about 45 seconds until the cream starts to boil.

Remove, cover, and let sit for 1 minute.

Use a small rubber spatula to incorporate the cream and melted chocolate together, or use a small electric hand blender.

Add the butter and incorporate.

The mixture should be smooth and shiny.

Remove the cake from the refrigerator and trim off the ends if you prefer a more polished presentation.

Drizzle the chocolate glaze, slowly, along the cake, allowing it to run down the sides.

Let the glaze set up, transfer to a serving plate


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Wedding Candy Printables

Sweeter Day Printable


Weddings are sweet and having friends and family around you while you celebrate marrying the love of your life makes it that much sweeter. Say thank you with a goodie bag full of Fannie May chocolate candies. Tell your guests thank you for making your day “that much sweeter” with this bag of sweets and this sweet printable.

Sweeter Day Printables

Sweeter Day Printables

We printed and folded our printable over the top of a gold dotted treat bag for a simple but elegant presentation.


His and Hers Printable


Two people are joining hands in wedded bliss but they are still going to have their own favorites. Offer guests 2 kinds of Fannie May chocolates – his favorite and her favorite. Guests can pick which one they would like, or get one of both!


Our bride choose the Fannie May Dark Chocolate Toasted Marshmallow while our groom prefers the simple sweetness of the chocolate on chocolate in the Dark Chocolate Lava Cake candies. Both will satisfy your sweet tooth!

His and Hers Printable

His and Hers Printable

New Beginning Printable


A marriage is a celebration of the beginning of a bride and grooms love story together. Guests will enjoy these sweet bags filled with Fannie May chocolates.

Fill a small craft bag with your favorite chocolates – a popular favorite is the Raspberry Tart from Fannie May.


Add a simple doilie and our “A Sweet Ending to a New Beginning” printable and you’ve got a sweet presentation for a wedding thank you!

A Sweet Ending Printable

A Sweet Ending Printable

Love is Sweet Printable


Love is sweet and so is giving the gift of Fannie May chocolates. Use this cute, rhyming printable to say thank you! “Love is sweet, please take a treat” is a lovely way to say thank you to your guests.


Whether it’s for a wedding, engagement party or Valentine bash these printables are sure to be the perfect way to show your appreciation.

Fold them over and attach them to a cellophane treat bag filled with your favorite Fannie May chocolates like the ever popular Peanut Butter Buckeyes!

Love Is Sweet Printable

Love Is Sweet Printable

-Catherine Murton –

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16 Fun 4th of July Crafts for Kids


With the 4th of July right around the corner, we’re getting our craft supplies ready to display our American pride. Round up the kids and get crafting with these patriotic DIYs we found!

Crafters of all ages will enjoy getting ready for Independence Day with these easy, and fun red, white and blue crafts. Plus you can leave them out all year long and show everyone just how much you love the USA!

1. Patriotic Pinwheel Decorations


We’ve already done this great DIY, but we figured we would pull it back out of hiding just in time for the 4th! Make them in Red, White and Blue to really show your love for the nation.

2. Dish Brush Fireworks


We can’t wait to see the fireworks this 4th, so we figured why not start early! Grab an old kitchen dish brush and some festive paint to do Sassy Dealz great DIY!

3. Firecracker Tie Dye Patriotic T-Shirt


The summer wouldn’t be the same without some good old tie dye, and Rocket Pops are always an Independence Day fave. So why not get into the spirit with I Love to’s Blog DIY.

4. Easy Jar Candle Craft


You really can’t mess up this Jar Candle from Fantastic Fun and Learning. It’s perfect for even the littlest of crafters, and will make great decorations for your patriotic party.

5. Patriotic Flowers


We can’t wait to try this science experiment from Artful Parent out! Who doesn’t want a craft that helps the kids learn a thing or two?

6. Handprint Flag T-Shirt


Be Different Act Normal definitely knows how to be patriotic and personal. Their handprint flag shirt is a great way to make your kids feel special. Plus making a shirt bigger than they are now means they can wear it for a few 4th’s!

7. Patriotic Lantern


We have tons of constructions paper lying around, so we figured this lantern from Kids Activities Blog might be a great way to stay in the 4th of July spirit while also making use of what we have.

8. Pony Bead American Flag


Another craft perfect for little fingers, this Pony Bead Flag from Reading Confetti won’t take any time at all.

9. Paper Plate Uncle Sam


Of course we had to add an Uncle Sam Craft. Spoonful’s paper plate Uncle Sam is a perfect replication, complete with a cotton-ball beard.

10. Patriotic Glasses


We’re ready for the parade with these stylish glasses. Southern Yaknkee Mix used glasses without lenses, but we’re thinking about changing it up with sunglasses instead so we can insure we won’t miss any floats that come our way.

11. Patriotic Cup


This cute guy, courtesy of Easy Crafts for Kids would make a great centerpiece for our 4th party, or even just a patriotic friend to have around the house.

12. Red, White & Blue Beaded Sun Catchers


This simple craft is perfect to hang for the 4th of July, and keep out all summer long. You can hang these in your windows, or get really creative like Beneath my Heart, and make a mobile.

13. Easy Stars and Stripes Necklace


Another simple craft to do with the kids, we love this stars and stripes necklace from Baby Center. We’re thinking this could also make a very festive garland too…

14. Paper Plate Patriotic Hat


Tutus & Tea Parties has the perfect idea for adding some patriotism into your Independence Day attire. This paper plate hat, is easy, and the perfect craft to do with the kids before the big day.

15. Patriotic Bubble Blowers Craft


We’re obsessed with paper straws, and Pint Sized Treasures is on board with us as well. These Bubble Blowers are perfect for any summer afternoon, but with red, white and blue straws we can show our national pride, while we play!

16. Fireworks Rings


Just a few simple pipe cleaners can make these sparkling bursts your latest accessory. Fantastic Fun and Learning made theirs with red and silver, but were thinking about adding blue and making them a triple threat!

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Fun Father’s Day Dessert Ideas


Does your dad have a big sweet tooth? Indulge in his sweet treat cravings on Father’s Day with some creative and equally delicious dessert ideas.

If your dad is like mine, then dessert is a must when it comes to celebrating Father’s Day. As much fun as a cake, batch of cookies or even a trip to the local ice cream parlor can be, now is the time to really give dad something tasty and creative.

Incorporate some of dad’s favorite foods into a dessert made just for him. Whether it’s beer, bacon or chocolate, there’s bound to be a tasty treat he will love to bite into on Father’s Day. Serve them after Father’s Day dinner for a fun dessert, or package them nicely as a personalized and inexpensive DIY Father’s Day gift. Either way, don’t forget about the sugary goodies on dad’s big day!

Beer & Bacon Pecan Bars
Beer and bacon, what could be better? Add some nuts and chocolate, and you’ve got this sweet and salty dessert recipe from The Beeroness. It incorporates all of dad’s favorites into one delicious, unbeatable dessert. Head over to her site to get the recipe!

Grilling Guru Cookie Assortment
If Dad loves to fire up the grill, celebrate his BBQ talents with these Father’s Day cookies from Cheryl’s.


White Chocolate-Covered Oreo Baseballs
If your dad is a big baseball fan, then these Oreo-Covered Baseballs from our contributor Krissy Winnick are perfect. They are so simple to make, and fun to decorate. Plus, it incorporates America’s Favorite Cookie. What’s better than that?

Necktie Cookies
There are a ton of ways to decorate and personalize cookies for Father’s Day, but we just love these Necktie Cookies from Munchkin Munchies. How cute are the little shirt and ties? Bake them for your professional papa.

Fisherman’s Favorite Sweets
Does Dad spend his free moments letting that reel fly? Surprise him with a fishing-ready wicker basket full of delicious cookies from Cheryl’s.


Pistachio Cake ‘Pops’
Cake pops for your pops! This savory Pistachio Cake Pops recipe from our contributor Meredith Santucci will certainly cater to dad’s sweet tooth on Father’s Day. She made hers with white candy melts, but you can use any color you (or dad) likes!

Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats
Father’s Day is in the summer, and watermelon is the quintessential summer dessert. So this adorable Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats idea from our contributor Katie Meyers would be the perfect way to treat dad! If he loves Rice Krispies, then you’ve got to make him this delicious dessert.

Campfire Cake
How impressive is this Campfire Cake from Shower of Roses? If your dad is the outdoors type and he loves to camp, then make him this delicious cake to remind him of his favorite pastime.

Blue Moon and Corona Cupcakes
If your dad loves his beer, then these beer cupcakes from Erica’s Sweet Tooth are perfect. The two beer flavors lend themselves nicely to desserts, and they make for an adorable display. Serve with a beer, too!

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Perfectly Patriotic Recipes for Memorial Day: Snacks, Sweets & Sips


Nothing kicks off summer better than a Memorial Day BBQ, complete with sweet and savory summer snacks, treats and cocktails.

Not only is Memorial Day a time to gather with friends and family to welcome to warm summer months, it’s also an important holiday that recognizes the members of our troops who have died in the line of duty. In honor of our fallen soldiers, and to show some American pride, I’ve rounded up some of our favorite patriotic recipes that are perfect for Memorial Day.

So get out those red, white and blue cups, plates and napkins. Hang up your flag, and get inspired to honor our troops (and kick off summer!) with these delicious themed sweets, sips and treats.

For a salty snack, try making your own tortilla chips instead of relying on those plain old bagged ones. This Star-Shaped Homemade Tortilla Chips recipe from our Kitchen Living expert Coryanne Ettiene is the perfect thing to snack on for Memorial Day. Dunk in some guac, salsa or your favorite cheesy dip for a satisfying snack.

For a fun, fruit dessert that makes an impressive display, try these Berry Trifle Shots. They look gorgeous displayed in glass shot glasses, and are delicious individually-served treats. A simpler dessert option are these cute Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Bars. Just dunk your favorite ice cream sandwiches in some colorful sprinkles for a patriotic treat!

And don’t forget about the cocktails. This Raspberry Bellini is a delicious and fruity sip . Who doesn’t love sangria? Instead of the standard red variation, try this patriotic Red, White and Blue Berry Sangria recipe. The berries give it a patriotic kick, and the sangria itself won’t stain your beloved summer clothes!

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Red, White & Blue Mason Jar Salads


Memorial Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. The weather is the perfect temperature, friends and family are happy to have a day off of work to spend together, and people pause to remember the important things in life: things like freedom and liberty that we are all so thankful for.

These Red White and Blue mason Jar Salads are the perfect easy way to celebrate this Memorial Day! Easy to transport and oh so delicious, they’re fun for the entire family!

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  • 2 cups spring mix lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 4 tablespoons poppy seed dressing
  • 2 mason jars


To assemble your mason jars, start by pouring in 2 tablespoons poppy seed dressing. Top with 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/4 cup feta, 1/4 cup blueberries, and finally 1 cup lettuce. Repeat with the second mason jar.

To eat, pour mason jar contents into a bowl and toss if necessary.

Makes: 2 servings

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More Fun Patriotic Ideas:
American Classic Buttercream-Frosted Cookies from Cheryl’s
Patriotic Popcorn from The Popcorn Factory
Flag Cake from Harry & David

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Skinny Cinco de Mayo Cocktails: Low-Cal Margaritas & Daiquiris


Indulging in some delicious tequila cocktails and chips and salsa is one of the best parts of celebrating Cinco de Mayo. But sipping on a delicious frozen strawberry daiquiri or margarita on the rocks doesn’t have to be diet suicide.

Some of our favorite Mexican-inspired cocktails can easily be made skinny with a few minor adjustments. Cutting back on unwanted sugar and calories not only makes for a lighter drink, but also an easier cocktail to sip on (without the risk of a pesky sugar-induced stomach ache). Although you can easily buy some ready-made low-cal margaritas, such as Skinnygirl’s original or white peach margarita, mixing up your own drink at home allows for some delicious customizations. Take a look at some of our favorite skinny Cinco de Mayo cocktails, and get inspired to make some for you and your besties this year. (Bonus: These taste so good, your guests will have no idea they are low-cal!)

Super Skinny Margarita


A margarita is the quintessential drink of Cinco de Mayo. And if you prefer your lime and tequila beverage on the rocks rather than frozen, then this Super Skinny Margarita recipe from Family Fresh Meals is for you. This simple cocktail is made with fresh-squeezed lime and orange juice, and Sparkling ICE Lemon Lime water for a low-calorie, yet delicious cocktail.

Frozen Strawberry Peach Skinny Margarita


If frozen margs are more your style — and you like a little fruit infusion — then this Frozen Strawberry Peach Skinny Margarita, also from Family Fresh Meals, is the perfect option. The “skinny” in this recipe comes from the frozen strawberries and peaches (easily found at any grocery store), and some sparkling water. Add some tequila and crushed ice, and you’re good to go.

Skinny Strawberry Daiquiri


Another favorite frozen treat is the strawberry daiquiri, which is usually packed with sugar and calories. Luckily the tasty rum-based drink gets a light makeover from bell’alimento, with a little help from Bacardi Light Strawberry Daiquiri Mix and some fresh additions.

Skinny Sunrise Cocktail


A tequila sunrise looks as good as it tastes. But the colorful layers of orange and red come from orange juice and grenadine — two high-calorie cocktail ingredients. Lighten it up with this recipe from Iowa Girl Eats. It uses fresh ingredients diluted with club soda, for a taste that’s delicious but not too sweet.

Skinny Beer-Garita


Sometimes, I’ll order a frozen beer-garita on Cinco de Mayo just because I like drinking a frozen cocktail with a beer bottle sticking out of it. Classy, I know. But you can avoid that diet-killing restaurant version with this Skinny Beer-Garita from Eat Yourself Skinny. It’s made with homemade frozen limeade, light beer (I like Corona Light) and Stevia. Serve in a cute mason jar or tumbler (obnoxious beer bottle not needed).

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Breakfast in Bed is So Over: 8 Ways to Upgrade Your Mother’s Day Brunch

Moms deserve to be celebrated every day, but especially on the one day of the year that’s all about them – Mother’s Day! Make sure it’s extra special by celebrating early in the day with a thoughtful brunch.

Show mom just how much you appreciate her love and compassion over the years with a full brunch setup, complete with fresh flowers, colorful cocktails and delicious recipes. Check out all of our favorite ideas for upgrading your typical (read: boring) into something fun and special she’ll never forget.

1. Set up a Bellini Bar

Brunch isn’t complete without mimosas and bellinis. But why limit your bubbly to just one flavor? Set out a variety of fruit purees and sparkling wines in a beliini bar so mom can mix and match her very own cocktail.

2. Create Specialized Wine Labels

You’ll need sparkling wine for those mimosas, right? Make the bottles even more special by creating specialized wine labels. It will be a fun surprise when she notices a custom label just for her right on the bottle!

3. Craft the Ultimate Bloody Mary

If Bloody Marys are more of mom’s speed, make the ultimate bloody mary complete with her selection of fun garnish. Start with a tasty homemade Bloody Mary mixer, and give her the option of liquors. We recommend jalapeno tequila for a Jalapeno Bloody Maria. Better yet, set up a Bloody Mary Bar for mom to make herself. (We like DIY bars, can’t you tell?)

4. Make Bite-Sized Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and waffles are a standard brunch dish, but bite-sized chicken and waffle sliders are creative and tasty. With mini waffles and chicken nuggets, you can assemble these tasty bites. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve on a skewer for the ultimate brunch treat.

5. Serve It in a Skillet

Skillet dishes are pretty trendy right now (and they make for great Instagram photos, if we’re being honest). Make something that’s not only delicious, but also looks great to serve, like this Raspberry French Toast Casserole. Plus, by baking it and serving it in the same dish, you back down on prep and clean-up time. That’s more time you can spend with Mom!

6. Use Flowers as a Gift & Decor

Fresh flowers make for the perfect present for mom, but they shouldn’t be limited to just a gift. Incorporate them into your brunch table, like we did with this Floral Embrace arrangement from 1-800 Flowers. Feel free to break up the arrangement into smaller arrangements.

7. Jazz Up Your Arrangement with DIY Vases

Keeping in theme with dressing up your brunch with flowers, make it even more special by making these Gold-Dipped Vases. Your colorful flower arrangements will really stand out, and the vases double as gifts for mom.

8. Finish it off With a Colorful Dessert

Don’t forget to serve something sweet for mom! These mini fruit pizzas are chocolate chip cookies topped with cream cheese and fresh fruit for a colorful and delicious dessert.

More Ways to Make Mother’s Day Special:

Send a Simple Sophistication arrangement from 1-800 Flowers

Pamper Mom with a Spa Gift Basket from 1-800 Baskets

Feed Mom’s sweet tooth with the Traditions Tower from Fannie May

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Bold, Bright, & Beautiful: How to Host a Sunny Springtime Celebration

Spring is the perfect celebration season! Check out some of our favorite springtime ideas to host the perfect bright and sunny family celebration!

The beginning of spring is one of my favorite times of the year: I can break out the florals, bright yellows, and pretty pinks! It’s the perfect time to celebrate with family and friends, too. The weather’s getting warmer and the days are getting longer! It can be tempting to have a garden party–but even though the sun is stronger, it might not be quite warm enough to keep everyone outside just yet! Follow these tips to bring the outdoors in, and celebrate the start of spring with a bang!

Don’t Be Afraid of Whimsy

Part of the magic of spring time is that it’s whimsical–there’s a natural buzz in the air! Capture that with some beautiful, whimsical decorations. Don’t worry: we’ve got plenty of DIY options so you’re not shelling out tons of cash!

Balance with Pastels

A good vibe is all about balance: make sure that you’re balancing your bright colors with pretty pastels! We’ve got all the ideas you need here.

Fresh Food and Drinks

Spring for me is about finally taking a break from hot or heavy foods–soups, pot pies, and decadent slow-cooker meals can be put on the backburner for a while. Introduce some new, light recipes and delightful drinks with your celebration (bellini recipes get a special nod)!

Add a Little Charm

Small touches are what bring any party together; this Southern luncheon was riddled with tiny touches that helped to amplify the springtime theme! Check it out for some inspiration!

Spring-ify your Desserts

Cookies and cakes never go out of season! Keep your desserts festive with a little help from Cheryl’s: their adorable arrangements, like this “flower” jar set, are perfect for any springtime dessert table! Don’t ! worry–if cookies aren’t your thing, we’ve got more ideas here!

Embrace Spring Wreaths

Wreaths aren’t just for the fall and the winter! a pretty wreath on your door can help guests know exactly what type of celebration they’re attending, and help spread even more cheer! Check out our favorite spring wreaths here.

Don’t Forget the Flowers!

Flowers are the best way to seal the deal with springtime decorating. Hit up 1800Flowers for all of your arrangement needs–like this warm sunset bouquet, or this watering can arrangement. The flowers will help bring your entire table together!

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Marbleized Easter Eggs: Step-by-Step Dyeing Tutorial

Dyeing Easter Eggs is one of the most fun activities to enjoy with your family during the Easter season. If you’re looking to wow your friends and family with a new and fun way to dye Easter eggs, these marbleized eggs will do the trick. They look totally impressive, but they’re actually pretty easy to make!

There is just one quick extra step in creating these eggs compared to traditional dyed Easter eggs, but the step is simple, fast and completely worth the outcome.

To create these Marbleized Easter Eggs, all you need to do is dye your eggs one color, and then after allowing them to dry, dye them again in a different, darker color. The addition of oil in the second dye with allow the egg to create a marbleized look. Either dye the eggs yourself and set them out as beautiful decor, or involve your friends and family and allow them to create their own unique marbleized eggs! It’s a fun twist on a classic family Easter activity, and even the kids can help out!


  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Shallow containers or cups
  • Warm water
  • White vinegar
  • Food coloring
  • Vegetable oil
  • Spoon
  • Drying rack


Step 1: Place 3/4 cup of warm water in a shallow container. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and about 10 drops of food coloring to the water. Use a lighter color food coloring for this batch.

Step 2: Place the egg into the container and make sure it is completely submerged. Allow the eggs to sit in the dye for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Remove the egg from the dye and place it on the drying rack to completely dry.

Step 4: In a different shallow container, place 3/4 cup of warm water. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, and about 10 drops of a different color food coloring to the water. Be sure to use a darker color food coloring for this batch.

Step 5: Submerge the egg into the container and roll it around in the dye. Then carefully pick up the egg and spoon the dye over the complete surface of the egg.

Step 6: Place the egg on the drying rack and allow the dye to dry completely. Because of the vegetable oil, the outside of the egg will continue to look wet even after the dye dries. Once you know the dye is dry, use a paper towel to wipe the oil off the egg (I recommend waiting at least 30 minutes).

Step 7: Repeat with as many different colors and combinations as you like.

More Family-Friendly Easter Activities

Easter Cookie Decorating Kit from Cheryl’s Cookies

Popcorn Egg Decorating Kit from The Popcorn Factory

Chocolate Easter Egg Hunting Kit from Harry & David

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