Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic and you can never go wrong with making them for a dessert or event! But sometimes we spice them up a bit… maybe you add peanut butter chips? Or butterscotch? How about some peanuts or raisins? Try this recipe for chocolate covered sunflower seed chocolate chip cookies! That’s a mouthful ;)

Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate covered sunflower seeds?! They really aren’t that hard to find ;) Check them out on Amazon. You could try another seed or just use raw sunflower seeds with mini chocolate chips if you’d like (or if that’s what you have on hand). The cookies will still be delicious!

Chocolate-Covered Sunflower Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup olive oil (or 1 cup butter)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chocolate candy-coated sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375-degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.
  3. Add the extracts and stir.
  4. Sift in the flour, salt, and baking soda and mix to combine.
  5. Beat in the eggs until the mixture is creamy.
  6. Stir in the mini chocolate chips and chocolate candy-coated sunflower seeds.
  7. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto your prepared pans.
  8. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to completely cool.

chocolate covered sunflower seed chocolate chip cookies

Favorite Summer Firsts (with Puracyn)

This is a partnered conversation with Puracyn®. Any opinions are my own.

I have two kids and I remember when they both hit their first birthday I thought about how sad it was that all their “firsts” were over! Firsts of every single holiday, first tooth, first step, first word… every one celebrated! But I was definitely wrong. They are now 4 and 2 years old and we are still celebrating all kinds of “firsts!”

summer firsts

Summer is a wonderful time for new “firsts” as we explore everything around us, play outside, and take trips. Last summer was Ryan’s first time on a bicycle, their first time to the ocean, Rebecca’s first time to the zoo, and Ryan’s first time at preschool!

What fun and “firsts” will this summer bring?!

favorite summer firsts

Ryan’s first t-ball game! He’s taking lessons and they have actual GAMES once a week–it’s the cutest thing, I love watching! He’s thrilled to be playing, too.

We had our first trolley ride this summer. Just last week we had our first campfire in the backyard and Ryan helped make his FIRST s’more!

 

favorite summer firsts

With all the activity outdoors and the rough-and-tumble nature of toddlers, there are bound to be bumps and scrapes–I think we’ve already had our fair share this summer! With all our fun “firsts,” we can’t forget the first aid. A fall and a scrape can quickly ruin the fun for a toddler! It’s important that I’m always prepared to “fix the boo-boo” and save the day!

Puracyn

Puracyn is the “first step in first aid.” It cleans the wound to help prevent infection and is an easy spray-on, perfect for on-the-go without any mess or water needed. You never know when you might need it! Just this morning we were in our front yard, heading to the car to go to the park, and Ryan scraped his leg on our sprinkler and needed a quick spray! Wounds heal faster when cleaned properly and although they may not be emergencies, they need to be taken care of to prevent infection.

Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care is a unique, patented solution of electrochemically treated saline for cleaning and healing wounds, including cuts, abrasions, irritations and lacerations. The solution mimics compounds naturally produced by the body, making it an ideal aid in wound cleaning and healing.

The non-sting formula in Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care is free of antibiotics, steroids and alcohol so kids won’t complain! It’s great to throw in the car, diaper bag or purse, and keep in your first aid kit!

Puracyn contest

Make sure you find them on Facebook and enter their #PuracynFirst giveaway for a chance to win one of four Summer First Prize Packages (your first summer backyard bash, your first summer splash, your first summer outdoor adventure, or your first summer road trip) each valued around $400! (Ends 12:00p.m. E.T. Thursday, July 24, 2014).

You can buy your own Puracyn® OTC Wound and Skin Care at Meijer, Rite Aid, Walgreen’s, and other stores nationwide in a 4oz bottle.

This is a product-provided, partnered conversation. I received one 4 oz. spray bottle of Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care and a branded first aid kit. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.

What is your favorite summer first?

The first baseball game? The first watermelon? The first swim?

Children’s Books: friendship tales from the farm

When people ask me for gift ideas I always say you can never go wrong with books! Our kids love story time and I think most kids do—whether they are listening to you read, exploring colorful illustrations on their own, or learning to read themselves. We recently received a wonderful new series about “friendship tales from the farm” and Burton the Scarecrow.

Ryan (our 4yo) likes to listen to any and all stories and he likes to pick up the

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Summer Infant Bentwood Booster Seat (giveaway)

Have you seen the Bentwood Collection from Summer Infant? It includes a beautiful dark-stained wood highchair, booster seat, and bassinet (which also comes in a light stain). They’re fashionable to fit right in your home and I love the sleek designs. We were recently sent the Bentwood Booster Seat to try out with Rebecca.

Summer Infant Bentwood Booster Seat

The Bentwood Booster Seat sits on one of your table chairs with two safety straps (one around the back of the

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A few of my favorite things: Matilda Jane Clothing (giveaway)

If you’ve been following me along on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably already seen quite a few pictures of Rebecca in Matilda Jane. I am in LOVE with their clothes for a few reasons, first being they’re ADORABLE. I can’t remember how I first discovered them, but in the past year or so I’ve found and bought some pieces and have worked with our local trunk keeper at a local birth fair. I was recently sent a couple of items for Rebecca to wear!

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Travel Safety Tips & Safety 1st Advance Car Seat Giveaway

Car crashes are sometimes no accident and there are ways to help avoid injury. I’m big on car seat safety and it just takes a little knowledge on how the car seat works (with YOUR child and with YOUR car) to use it properly. Check out these travel safety tips below and then enter to win your own Safety 1st Advance SE 65 Air + Convertible Car Seat!

Travel Safety Tips by Safety 1st Consumer Safety Expert Julie Vallese

The three most important things

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15 Ice Cream Creations for Chocolate Lovers

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… CHOCOLATE! Well, I do, anyway And in this summertime heat, make it chocolate ice cream, please! Check out these delicious ice cream creations for chocolate lovers…

Check out 12 Chocolate Ice Cream Creations

by Emily Dickey at Foodie.com

It’s a fun treat after a hot day! Use one of these amazing recipes to add some creativity to your bowl of ice cream… make it a cake! Or a

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