Amazing Nutella S’mores Bars

Amazing Nutella S'mores Bars

Raise your hand if you are a Nutella lover! Both hands are over my head and I’m waving them like a crazy person. Nutella is a dangerous thing to keep in my house because I just can’t walk away from it. My kids love it too. My very favorite way to eat it is straight out of the jar on a pretzel. Seriously, Nutella and pretzels is the best sweet and salty combination ever.

I’m celebration World Nutella Day with this AMAZING Nutella S’mores Bar recipe just for you. This recipe. You guys. This recipe!

I’ve been super busy behind the scenes working on some big changes for Bless this Mess. Some of these changes have made me really sit down and define my brand and what I’m doing here. I love whole foods and eating well but part of me just can’t let go of a perfect dessert. Balance in ALL things! Part of me thinks that doing only “real” or “whole” foods would be great but I need dessert in my life. Even if it’s only occasionally, it’s part of who I am and who Bless this Mess is! So today I’m sharing this pretty perfect dessert with you and I think you should make it ASAP. If you are going to eat a treat, this should be it. I love that is only makes an 8-inch square pan (instead of a 9 by 13 inch pan) because you will eat the whole thing.

Consider yourself warned.

Amazing Nutella S'mores Bars

These bars a sweet, rich, and amazing. The marshmallow fluff that is peaking out under the top layer of dough gets all cooked and brown. The Nutella is such a fun chocolate without being too much. The dough has graham crackers in it. This is the best S’mores recipe out there and the best Nutella recipe around. The best of two very delicious worlds.

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We finally started building our house!


This past weekend was a pretty big deal in our little family. We officially started building our house on the beautiful property that housed our garden and chickens last summer. I’ve been struggling with how to relay the impact, meaning, and depth of this small step in my sphere on the internet. Part of me feels like it’s bragging, or that people won’t care, or that people will think I’m making a big deal out of something small. Friends, this is such a huge deal to me. I’m naturally a nester, a settler, a homemaker, and a bloom-where-you-are-planted kind of Continue Reading →

Easy Chicken Skillet Nachos

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Easy Chicken Skillet Nachos Easy Chicken Skillet Nachos are as tasty as the pictures look friends! I am working with Sabra (you know, the hummus folks) today and I’m so excited! I made this recipe with football, parties, and entertaining in mind. I love these easy skillet nachos for a few reasons. One, they are delicious and they look fabulous. Two, they take very little time to make which makes them perfect for a party. Three, who doesn’t love nachos!?! They are a total crowd pleaser. Making a huge batch of nachos in a skillet means that you can serve Continue Reading →

How to make freezer smoothie bags (the easiest smoothies ever!)

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I’ve ween working on this post for weeks and I can’t wait for you to read it today. How to make freezer smoothie bags (the easiest smoothies ever!) is going to make your life just a little bit easier and just a little bit healthier. I started making these smoothie freezer bags a few months ago and they have totally changed my smoothie game! Here’s the details on freezer smoothie bags. You essentially put everything you need for your smoothie, minus the liquid, into a plastic baggie and you pop the whole things in the freezer. When you want to Continue Reading →

3 Secrets Moms of Boys Need to Know

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3 Secrets Moms of Boys Need to Know I’m a “boy mom” through and through. I had 4 little boys in a span of 5 years (yep, you read that right), and though we do have one wonderful daughter leading the pack, I still definitely consider myself a boy mom. Today I’m sharing 3 secrets that Moms of Boys need to know. These are just a few little tips about raising boys I have learned over the past few years and I thought you might like them too. Bonus: they don’t just apply to raising boys.  Involve your son in what Continue Reading →

Simple Broiled Grapefruit

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A few weeks ago I was working with some beautiful grapefruit (remember that homemade beeswax lip balm that I flavored grapefruit?! So great.) So I put a picture of the grapefruit I used on Instagram and asked how people liked their grapefruit best. I was shocked at how many people had never eaten it! Someone mentioned they liked it broiled and that caught my interest. After a little research I now have a lovely broiled grapefruit recipe to share with you today. It’s also the first #eatseasonal post of the year! So check out the end of the post for Continue Reading →

Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

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How is the new year treating you?! I assume you’ve made a few goals or resolutions and chances are pretty good that those include something along the lines of being healthy. I’m here to help you out with some of those goals with this awesome Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese recipe. I love this recipe! It’s easy to make, you are sneaking in some fabulous vegetables, and this happens to be a little lower in calories than traditional macaroni and cheese (thanks to the vegetables). The flavor is awesome, it’s creamy, it’s rich, and it makes for a great meatless Continue Reading →

7 Amazing Alternatives to Traditional Journal Keeping!


Journal writing is something I love and have always really enjoyed. I have still journals from when I was a young girl that I roll my eyes at now. Sometimes I feel like people put themselves into two categories when it comes to journal writing, either you do it or you don’t. I’m here to tell you today that everyone should be on team journal keeper, that it doesn’t have to be hard or even traditional, and that you will never ever ever EVER regret the time and energy spent on keeping a record of your life and the lives Continue Reading →

The Best of 2015:10 Recipes to rule them all…

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2015 is on its way out and I’ll be honest, I’m so excited. Unbeknownst to most, 2015 was one of the hardest years I’ve had personally since I was 18 years old. Hard years are good though, they help you to grow, reevaluate things of importance, and make you grateful that every year isn’t the same. The low point of the year was months and months of depression (caused by pregnancy) and the high point was the birth of my 5th baby, Graham. It’s been a year that I’m grateful happened but I wouldn’t necessarily choose to repeat. I’m looking Continue Reading →

Simple Hearty Winter Green Salad

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Salads aren’t just for summer and I’m hear to tell you all about how to make a beautiful, healthy, hearty green salad in the winter. Yep, you can use seasonal ingredients and make a gorgeous salad even when daylight is in short supply. This Simple Hearty Winter Green Salad is the perfect dish to bring to your last parties, dinners, and get-togethers. It’s also going be a big hit in your own home when January rolls around and you are ready to eat your veggies again. Let’s chat about what makes this salad great. The greens. Dark leafy greens are Continue Reading →