The following post is sponsored by SheSpeaks and Febreze.
Confession time: I’ve only worked out once this week. I didn’t actually need a break. I just wanted one, y’all. Does that make me lazy? Anyway, I think I’m going to force myself to get outside for a run again today, because the weather has been crazy lately. It’s been pretty warm for October, that’s for sure. It’s finally cooling back off today, so we’re in this sweet spot of 70-something degree weather. I’m diggin’ it.
While the temperatures haven’t changed much since the summer, I’m already 100% in Holiday mode. I know. It’s not even Halloween yet. I just can’t help myself. I’ve been browsing Christmas presents for Maddux, planning crafts we can do together, and getting dangerously close to playing a festive song or two. I miss my Mariah Carey holiday jams, okay? I blame all of this on the fact that Febreze sent me their Holiday Collection already. Isn’t it the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? Once again, my toddler has already claimed the house as his. I don’t blame him.
The kit included a Febreze Noticeables Duel Scented Oil Warmer and three scents: pine/winter, vanilla/sugar, and apple/spice. It also included this cute little box of recipes, activities, and decor ideas. Let’s just be honest here, you know my eyes went straight to the recipes.
I ended up making Mini Apple Tarts, and they could not have been easier. Or more adorable. Or more delicious. They are also a lightened up little version of the real deal. If you’re looking for something that won’t fill you up too much, these would be perfect.
Mini Apple Tarts
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tablespoons flour
- a pinch of salt
- 4 apples, diced
- 16 wonton wrappers
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Whisk the water, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, flour, and salt in a pot over medium heat.
- Add the apples and stir until the liquid starts to boil and thicken. Set the heat to low and cook, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes until the apples soften.
- Press the wonton wrappers into a greased mini-muffin pan. You can sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if you’d like sweeter tarts.
- Scoop the apple mixture into the wontons and bake for about 10 minutes. Enjoy!
We added ice cream to ours, because we live life on the edge. Now for the truly exciting part: free money! One reader will win the recipe box pictured above along with a $15 Walmart giftcard. The giveaway is open to US residents and will end 11/6. A winner will be announced the following day. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.