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Mint Chocolate Potted Plant Dessert ~ Fun dessert idea for a party or shower

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Garden Party Dessert Ideas, Potted Mint Chocolate Plant Parfaits, Garden Party Favors, Spring and summer dessert ideas great for baby showers, Weddings, bridal showers

Mint Chocolate Potted Plant Dessert

These are such a classy looking dessert and can be used for so many different occasions.  Garden party, wedding shower, bridal or baby shower, summer bbq, womens retreat…. lot of different ideas. They are EASY to make and low cost as well. When I was a kid my Mom made these, but she made them with gummy worms to look like a cup of dirt and worms.  This is the same idea but a much more “grown up” look.
Yields: 4 parfaits
Ready in 20 minutes

Ingredients:
2 – 3.9 oz. boxes chocolate pudding mix and required ingredients
1 package chocolate sandwich cookies
Fresh mint leaves

Additional Materials:
4 Half-pint mason jars

Directions:
1. Prepare chocolate pudding as directed on package
2. Place chocolate cookies in a large resealable bag and use a rolling pin to crush
3. Pour a heaping tablespoon of crushed cookies into each jar.
4. Add a generous quarter-cup of chocolate pudding to each jar (enough to fill about halfway).
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, and top with a final layer of crumbled cookies to create the appearance of dirt.
6. Poke a few sprigs of fresh mint leaves into the top of each parfait, creating a little “seedling.”

Garden Party Dessert Ideas, Potted Mint Chocolate Plant Parfaits, Garden Party Favors, Spring and summer dessert ideas great for baby showers, Weddings, bridal showers

Mint Chocolate Potted Plant Dessert ~ Fun dessert idea for a party or shower
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 - 3.9 oz. boxes chocolate pudding mix and required ingredients
  • 1 package chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Additional Materials:
  • 4 Half-pint mason jars
Instructions
  1. Prepare chocolate pudding as directed on package
  2. Place chocolate cookies in a large resealable bag and use a rolling pin to crush
  3. Pour a heaping tablespoon of crushed cookies into each jar.
  4. Add a generous quarter-cup of chocolate pudding to each jar (enough to fill about halfway).
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, and top with a final layer of crumbled cookies to create the appearance of dirt.
  6. Poke a few sprigs of fresh mint leaves into the top of each parfait, creating a little “seedling.”

 

 

 

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How to make a Root Beer Float With Out Ice Cream, Root Beer Float with fewer calories #RootBeer #Float #Recipe #DrinksRoot Beer Float with out Ice Cream

My family loves root beer, and a root beer float is even better. The traditional root beer float consists of root beer and ice cream.  But did you know you can get the same taste WITH OUT the ice cream.  This is much easier to make if you plan to make them while camping or out for a picnic.  You don’t have to worry about the ice cream melting, or scooping it.  Do you want to know how to make them?

This is also a great recipe if you love root beer floats and want fewer calories 🙂

How to make a Root Beer Float With Out Ice Cream, Root Beer Float with fewer calories #RootBeer #Float #Recipe #DrinksAll you need is:

Root Beer

Ice (optional if your root beer is already cold)

French Vanilla Creamer

A fancy straw (just cause they are fun lol)

Fill your glass 2/3 full with ice.  Pour in your root beer, then drizzle in the french vanilla creamer.  Add to taste, but we add about 1-2 tablespoons per glass. Stir in with a straw and enjoy!

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Oven Baked Smores made in less then 3 minutes Easy Family Recipe

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Oven S'mores, EASY camping recipe made right in your kitchen. Fast and easy and SO GOOD, perfect for a big group and less mess, Popular dessert ideas for summerOven S’Mores made in less than 3 minutes

We had a big family reunion last week,  my sister was going to let the kids make s’mores for dessert, but it was too hot to start a fire. PLUS we did not really want the kids all smelling like smoke, so we made Oven S’Mores instead. I have to tell you, these are the BEST WAY to make s’mores. You can make a whole pan of them in less than 3 minutes. Plus you don’t have kids running around with sharp pointed objects, blazing hot, often with a burning marshmallow on the end.  But the very best part is the chocolate melts perfect and the marshmallow is toasted to perfection.

To make them all you need is:

Large baking sheet

Graham Crackers

Marshmallows

Hershey’s  Chocolate

Or you could just grab a S’mores Kit 

Break the graham crackers in half. On a large baking sheet spread out the graham crackers. Place 1-2 squares of chocolate on each cracker. Place a large marshmallow on top of the chocolate.  Put the pan in a preheated oven set to broil. I keep the door open so I can watch them close. I also put the oven rack down LOW so the pan is farther away from the heating element.  This allows the marshmallow to toast with less chance of burning. BUT they brown fast so watch them close, all it takes is 2-3 minutes with the oven on broil.

The chocolate will be perfectly melted, and might even be a little hot, so let them cool a few minutes before you serve them  to smaller children. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does!

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Not Your Granny’s Brownie ~ Better Than Robert Redford Recipe by Tiffany

I think most of us have all heard of the dessert that has the nut crust, cream cheese/ pudding center with whipped topping on top, right?! I have heard this particular dessert called many different names. But I’ll never forget the name I grew up calling it, Better Than Robert Redford. How about you, what do you call it? Robert Redford dessert is requested for just about every birthday we have. Our oldest turned 18 just a few days ago and wanted, yep, you guessed it, Robert Redford dessert. Just for fun, I wanted to try it a bit different and made a yummy variation of the original dessert. The results were super chocolatey yumminess. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 box 19.5 oz. family size chocolate fudge brownie mix + ingredients to make brownies
  • 1 box 3.4 oz. vanilla instant pudding & pie filling
  • 1 box 3.4 oz. chocolate instant pudding & pie filling
  • 1 box 8 oz. cream cheese, room temp.
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 containers 8 oz. each Cool Whip, (reserve one cup)
  • 1  Hershey’s chocolate bar 1.55oz  or candy bar of your choice, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. confection setting. Prepare brownies as directed on box. Pour brownie mix in a 3qt. greased baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let brownie cool completely.

In a standing mixer, beat cream cheese, 1 cup Cool Whip and powdered sugar. Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled brownie. Wash out mixer bowl. Next, combine chocolate & vanilla pudding with milk in your standing mixer, beat. Spread pudding mixture over cream cheese mixture. Top with Cool Whip, chopped candy & nuts if desired. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Not Your Granny's Brownie ~ Money Saving Recipe
 
Cuisine: Dessert
Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • 1 box 19.5 oz. family size chocolate fudge brownie mix + ingredients to make brownies
  • 1 box 3.4 oz. vanilla instant pudding & pie filling
  • 1 box 3.4 oz. chocolate instant pudding & pie filling
  • 1 box 8 oz. cream cheese, room temp.
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 containers 8 oz. each Cool Whip, (reserve one cup)
  • 1 Hershey's chocolate bar 1.55oz or candy bar of your choice, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped nuts, optional
Instructions
  1. Directions
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. confection setting. Prepare brownies as directed on box. Pour brownie mix in a 3qt. greased baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let brownie cool completely.
  3. In a standing mixer, beat cream cheese, 1 cup Cool Whip and powdered sugar. Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled brownie. Wash out mixer bowl. Next, combine chocolate & vanilla pudding with milk in your standing mixer, beat. Spread pudding mixture over cream cheese mixture. Top with Cool Whip, chopped candy & nuts if desired. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

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