No-Bake Cool Mint Cookie Chews

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My goodness you guys!  This year is flying by!!!!  I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day has already come and gone.  My youngest son’s school is a co-op so the parents work at the school.  He just started at the school and yesterday on Valentine’s Day was my first time working in his class.  Not only was it Valentine’s Day but they were celebrating the 100th day of school, so they brought in their little homemade Valentine’s and their bags of 100 things.  My monkey brought in 100 pieces of pasta.  I love his school.  They have a kitchen right in the classroom so everyday a mom brings in and cooks lunch for [Read more...]

EASY NO BAKE Cookie Bars

I needed to go into the grocery store the other day for two things, but as it often goes, two things turn into about twenty.  I had my kids with me this time and they know that the basket, and sometimes unplanned cart, will end up quite full, no matter what I need to buy.  When I do take my kids, they always want to buy a few special treats or yummy snacks.  Even when I go by myself, I tend to grab extra items off the shelves or think of something else as I stroll down the aisles.  You know it happens to you too!!! Anyways, my kids were being really well behaved as chips and salsa, hot wing sauce, and peanut butter and jelly happened to fall into my basket.  As we were finally heading to the check out line, their eyes spotted Birthday Cake Oreos.  They HAD to have them!!! [Read more...]

Candy Cane Oreo Balls

WOW!  Candy Cane Oreo Balls are absolutely amazing!  My husband loves them so much that he says, “they are life-changing”!  Since the  Pumpkin Pie Pops that I made on Halloween were so incredible and such a huge hit at a party, I thought it would be fun to try a Christmas version.  Awhile ago, my friend made some Oreo Balls using regular oreos and shared some with our family.  They were wonderful and my husband wanted me to make a batch, immediately!  When I saw the Candy Cane Oreos at Target, my first thought was to make this incredible dessert! Aubrey and I just hosted our Letters to Santa Party on Sunday and it was the perfect occasion for Candy Cane Oreo Balls!  They were super easy to make and were quite the crowd pleaser!  One thing to note is that the Candy Cane Oreos bag is a little smaller than the regular Oreos, so I added some regular Oreos, and then some with only the cookie part (not the frosting).  I did not count the number of cookies that I added, but I continued to check the consistency in the food processor and added more when needed.  You should head on over to Target today and grab a bag of Candy Cane Oreos because this dessert is one you want to try.


Candy Cane Oreo Balls
 
Candy Cane Oreo Balls are unbelievably delicious and a perfect dessert for the holidays! They are really easy to make, can be made the night before your event, and your family and friends will love them!
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Recipe type: dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 15.5 oz bag Oreos (see note)
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • Chocolate Candy Melts and/or Almond Bark
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Combine the Candy Cane Oreos and cream cheese in a food processor
  2. Add some regular Oreos and some with just the cookie part (not frosting) until desired consistency to roll the dough into balls
  3. Roll small balls of dough and place on wax or parchment paper (on a baking sheet)
  4. Chill in the fridge for an hour so the dough hardens
  5. Melt chocolate
  6. Put a lollipop stick in each oreo ball
  7. Dip into the melted chocolate (have the excess chocolate drip off)
  8. Place on wax or parchment paper
  9. Put sprinkles on the oreo balls (before the chocolate dries)
  10. Place the chocolate covered balls with sprinkles in fridge over night or eat once the chocolate dries and hardens
Notes
The Candy Cane Oreos bag is a little smaller than the regular Oreos, so I added some regular Oreos, and then some with only the cookie part (not the frosting). I did not count the number of cookies that I added, but I continued to check the consistency in the food processor and added more when needed.

 

Sand Pudding

sand pudding 2

Sand pudding is outstanding!!! It tastes similar to cheesecake, which is my all time favorite dessert.  I showed my kids the full bucket and they were surprised that they could actually eat this “sand”. They thought it looked so real and they loved how the “sand” and pudding tasted together!  I could not stop eating spoonful after spoonful, and ate so much I might as well have used the shovel! Serving the pudding in a bucket with a shovel is creative and fun, and would definitely impress your kids and guests.  If you choose to serve the dessert in individual cups, the layers look great too!  Sand pudding would be perfect to serve at any summer event, including Labor Day weekend.  Layer and then shovel away!  Enjoy!

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Sand Pudding
 
You won't mind your kids eating THIS sand! Ground cookies and pudding taste amazing in this dessert!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg Vanilla Wafers
  • 3 Oreos
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • ¼ C Butter
  • ⅔ C powdered sugar
  • 2 small pkgs (or 1 big pkg) Vanilla pudding mix
  • 2¾ C Milk
  • 12 oz Cool Whip
Instructions
  1. Crush Oreos and Vanilla Wafers in a food processor
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together softened 8 oz cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar
  3. In another bowl, mix pudding with milk
  4. Add to cream cheese mixture
  5. Fold in cool whip
  6. Layer into buckets with sand, pudding, sand...
  7. Dig in!

Recipe from: Ma Nouvelle Mode