How To: Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

While it’s not “officially” fall, we’re already all about pumpkin spice! We turned everyone’s favorite fall latte into a healthy morning breakfast for girls on the go. Read on to see how to make your own pumpkin spice overnight oats!

How To: Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

How To: Pumpkin Spice Overnight OatsWHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs. maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Almonds or cinnamon stick for garnish

 

How To: Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

WHAT TO DO:

  1. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients.
  2. Scoop mixture into a jar or container with airtight lid.
  3. Let refrigerate overnight.
  4. Top with almonds and cinnamon stick.*
  5. Enjoy!

*Optional

How To: Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

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DIY Key Lime Yogurt Popsicles

All the best key lime pie flavors—even the buttery graham cracker crust—in cool, creamy popsicle form? Yes please! Made with Greek yogurt and sweetened with honey, these popsicles are also a secretly healthy treat. DIY Key Lime Yogurt Popsicles

DIY Key Lime Yogurt Popsicles

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 4 graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 2 limes, zested

DIY Key Lime Yogurt PopsiclesWHAT TO DO:

  1. Crush graham crackers in a ziplock bag or food processor until fine. In a small bowl, combine with melted butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, honey, lime juice and zest. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture evenly into popsicle molds, with 3/4 inch room left at the top.
  4. Lightly sprinkle graham crackers onto each popsicles, patting down to ensure they stick.
  5. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid, around 4 hours.
  6. Enjoy!

DIY Key Lime Yogurt Popsicles

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DIY Glitter Candy Apples

Make your Halloween a little sweeter with this fun addition to your fave classic treat! These candy apples are glitterally everything.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Red Delicious apples
  • Candy apple kit
  • Edible glitter
  • Edible star glitter
  • Sugar
  • Cookie sheet

WHAT DO DO:

  1. Following the directions on your candy apple kit, mix the contents with water and sugar and bring them to a boil.
  2. Continue cooking over medium to high heat.
  3. While the candy cooks, firmly put a wooden candy apple stick in the apple so you can hold it by the stick.
  4. Also while the candy cooks, lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  5. Once the candy reaches 302° Fahrenheit, remove from heat.
  6. Dip each apple into the candy mixture and set it on the cookie sheet.
  7. Before the candy hardens, dust apples with glitter.
  8. Let your candy apples harden and enjoy!

*Do not refrigerate apples. Store in a cool, dry place.

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Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl Recipe

All your favorite sweets come together in this protein-packed smoothie bowl! Whether you’re heading to class or hitting the gym, this quick and easy recipe is great for a quick breakfast or simple snack. Read on to see how to make this healthy and yummy smoothie bowl.

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl Recipe

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup milk (almond or coconut)
  • 2 tbs. peanut butter
  • 2 tbs. cacao powder
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 2 tsp. maca powder*
  • 1/2 banana (sliced)
  • 1 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1 tbs. granola

* optional

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Combine frozen bananas, milk, peanut butter, cacao powder and protein powder into blender.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Transfer the smoothie mixture to a bowl.
  4. Add sliced banana, chia seeds and granola.
  5. Enjoy!

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl Recipe

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Gimme Some Sugar Cookies For U-Day!

Kristen Lauterbach, our very own Associate Manager of Business Strategies, just started her very own sweets biz! Get to know the #AerieREAL girl behind Gimme Some Sugar Cookie, then get baking with her U-Day cookie recipe below.

Gimme Some Sugar Cookies For U-Day!

When did you first start baking?

KL: I started baking about 4 years ago for my friends & family only. It was a guarantee that the dessert table for any holiday would have some type of treat made by me.

What inspired you to start Gimme Some Sugar Cookie?

KL: First off, I love finding any and all creative outlets; having the opportunity to make something special for someone that brings them joy is the ultimate gift!! I thrive off those moments when people see their cookies for the first time! I started Gimme Some Sugar Cookie to hopefully give me many more of those moments in the future!

What advice do you have for young entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a business?

KL: The #1 thing I would say is make sure you absolutely LOVE whatever your business is. This is a serious undertaking that takes MANYYYY hours out of your day so it should be something you get joy out of doing! If you don’t LOVE it then you haven’t found the right business just yet!

How will you be celebrating U-Day?

KL: I will be celebrating U-Day by continuing to challenge myself to take risks because that is truly when you learn exactly what you’re capable of!

Gimme Some Sugar Cookies For U-Day!

WHAT YOU NEED:

Cookies

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, slightly softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract (makes the flavor amazing!)
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Royal Icing

  • 3 tbsp. 4oz. meringue powder
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 5 tbsp. spoons warm water

Gimme Some Sugar Cookies For U-Day!

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter in a large bowl until it is creamy and smooth (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and beat at a high speed until it’s light and fluffy, about 3 or 4 minutes.
  2. Add the egg, vanilla and almond extract and beat on high until fully combined, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl. Turn the mixer to low and add about half of the flour mixture. Add the rest of the flour and continue mixing until combined.Gimme Some Sugar Cookies For U-Day!
  4. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Roll each portion out onto a piece of parchment to about 1/4″ thickness.
  5. Stack the pieces (with parchment paper) onto a baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day. If chilling for more than a couple hours, cover the top dough piece with a single piece of parchment paper.
  6. Once chilled, preheat oven to 350°F . Line 2-3 large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. The amount of batches will depend on how large/small you cut your cookies.
  7. Remove one of the dough pieces from the refrigerator and using a cookie cutter, cut in shapes. Transfer the cut cookie dough to the prepared baking sheet. Re-roll the remaining dough and continue cutting until all is used.
  8. Bake for 8-11 minutes until very lightly colored on top and around the edges, rotating the baking sheet halfway through bake time. My cookies typically take 9 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before icing. I always let mine cool overnight, just to be sure.Gimme Some Sugar Cookies For U-Day!
  10. Make the icing (I doubled the frosting recipe to frost a majority of my cookies): beat all icing ingredients until icing forms peaks (7 minutes at low speed with heavy-duty mixer). Once it reaches your preferred consistency, separate and color in bowls with food coloring.
  11. Decorate with filled piping bags. 
  12. Once the icing has set, these cookies are great for gifts, sending or munching on right away. I find they stay soft for about 5 days at room temperature.
    Gimme Some Sugar Cookies For U-Day!

In NYC this weekend? Meet Kristen and sample Gimme Some Sugar Cookie at our SoHo pop-up on Saturday, 2.11! To see more of her amazing cookie creations and find out how to order your own, follow her on Instagram.

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Valentine’s Themed Unicorn Hot Chocolate for Two

Found your unicorn?  We’ve got the perfect treat to impress your main squeeze & show them just how special they are. Put a little magic into your Valentine’s Day celebration with Unicorn Hot Chocolate! This dessert is deceptively easy, and most of the work comes from adding the toppings. We found fun, festive candy at a craft store and upped the fantasy factor with bright pink cotton candy. If you’re embracing Valentine’s Day alone this year (#single #notmadaboutit), this recipe can easily be cut in half – and let’s be real, it’ll taste just as sweet.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Unicorn Hot Chocolate tastes as magical as it looks.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

All you need to create this bright drink: milk, white chocolate, food coloring & whipped cream!

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Melt the chocolate into the milk over low heat.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Stir in a few drops of food color & add vanilla extract.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Colorful toppings? Not optional!

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Add a few drops of food color to a bowl of whipped cream & swirl for a marbled look.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate: Make Your Own Valentine's Day Treat for Two

Top & serve!

RECIPE

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 8 oz. white chocolate
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • Food Coloring
  • Toppings of your choice
DIRECTIONS
  1. On low heat, melt the white chocolate in the milk over the stove top until small bubbles appear along the edge of the pot (don’t boil it!), stirring every few minutes so that the chocolate doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  2. While the chocolate melts into the milk, make the rainbow whipped cream in a wide bowl. Drop in two or three food colors in various spots. Using a knife, swirl the color around a few times to create a marbled effect. Set aside.
  3. Stir vanilla extract into hot chocolate.
  4. Add 3-4 drops of food color of your choice. Stir.
  5. Pour the hot chocolate evenly into two mugs.
  6. Spoon a few dollops of rainbow whipped cream on top & add other toppings of choice (we found these at a craft store)!
  7. Share 🙂

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