My Word

*This post appears in its entirety on West Valley Moms Blog.

Resolutions. Seems like everyone makes at least one this time of year.

To some, making these resolutions is exciting and motivating; to others, not so much. I fall into the latter category. I never seem to actually follow through with a resolution, and then I feel bad because, well, I feel like I failed.

Instead this year I decided to do something different. Something that I am hoping will inspire, motivate, and challenge me this year. A word. That’s it. Just a simple word. A word I will be mindful of all year.


I am lucky enough to be surrounded by others who encourage me everyday. My husband, my kids, my parents, my friends. But, sometimes it’s hard to find that within ourselves. So that’s what I want to do this year. It’s something I cannot fail at; something that can make life even better!

Read more about my word for the year and what  am going to do with it here over on West Valley Moms Blog!






No Bake Twix Cookies And Crockpot Caramel Sauce

No Bake Twix Cookies|Recipe For a Sweet Life

If you need a little something yummy and easy before we all start on our healthy new year new you resolutions I have the recipe for you!

But, before I get to that, can you believe it’s 2017 already? Ok so technically it’s not quite yet, but it’s darn close. Anyone else feel like this year flew by ? Anyone ready for it to be over?

It’s been a heck of year hasn’t it? At home, in our country, in the world? A crazy ride. So, I am entering into 2017 excited, a little nervous honestly, and hopeful.

My boys have grown so much this year. Kai turned one, started walking (finally), started talking, and expressing his (huge) personality  Koa started school, turned 4, and began expressing his independence like never before. I love seeing the changes and growth that a year makes. I love watching them grow and change and learn new things everyday. Next year will bring even more, and I can’t wait.

No Bake Twix Cookies|Recipe For a Sweet Life

I made my own caramel sauce (see below for recipe) but you could also buy a can of Dulce de Leche in the baking section of the grocery store. But seriously, the recipe is just as easy as getting in the car and driving to the store.

Crockpot Caramel Sauce

1 can Sweetened Condensed milk (or as many as will fit in your crockpot, I can fit 5)


1. Place unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk in the crockpot.

2. Pour enough water into the crockpot to cover the cans completely.

3. Cook on low for 8 hours.

4. Open cans and use sweet delicious caramel sauce!

See told you. That might be the easiest recipe I have ever posted. Haha

No Bake Twix Cookies|Recipe For a Sweet Life

Now for the real recipe…the final product is addictive. Do not say I didn’t warn you. These taste just like a Twix candy bar, but homemade, and just a little bit better.

No Bake Twix Cookies|Recipe For a Sweet Life

No Bake Twix Cookies|Recipe For a Sweet Life

No Bake Twix Cookies


  • Chocolate almond bark or chocolate dipping wafers
  • Crockpot caramel sauce
  • Ritz crackers
  • Marshmallow fluff


  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
  • Spread caramel sauce on one ritz cracker.
  • Spread marshmallow fluff on another ritz cracker.
  • Sandwich the two crackers together.
  • Melt the chocolate almond bark or wafers according to the package.
  • Using two forks, Carefully dip each cracker sandwich in chocolate covering completely.
  • After dipping, place them on the lined cookie sheet until the chocolate is dry and hardened.
  • Carefully remove from cookie sheet and enjoy!
  • These will keep just fine on the counter, unless it is particularly hot or humid, in which case you may want to refrigerate.

I have big plans and more great recipes and ideas for this blog next (this) year. But, for now send 2016 out with a sweet treat. These are easy and no bake, so no excuses. Start your New Years diet tomorrow, or whenever these are all gone!

 No Bake Twix Cookies|Recipe For a Sweet Life