My son is four, which means he’s super into desserts and even more so if they are presented on a stick (who isn’t, right?). He’s also a huge fan of marshmallows, so I decided to teach him how to make Rice Krispie treats. They are easy enough to make and I knew he’d never had them before so he’d be excited to try a new recipe. I wanted our recipe to be a something that felt crafty, too, so I decided to make these Rice Krispie treats festive by cutting them into heart shapes, dipping them in melted pink chocolate and sprinkling them with hearts. We even decided to use red and white colored straws as our lollipop sticks and I think they came out so cute.
Wrap each pop in a small cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon and you have yourself one adorable, edible Valentine. They also make excellent bake sale items and will definitely sell like fast – so be sure to make a double batch.tags: desserts boil more
Blogger Christina shares this delicious summer dessert recipe with us!
"I fell in love with Pavlovas a few years ago after tasting one fresh out of the test kitchen at Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine. Normally I’m not a fruit dessert kinda gal. Chocolate is and always will be my 'thing' but the Pavlova is special. Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside. It’s often served topped with a layer of fresh whipped cream and macerated fresh berries. It’s light and refreshing and honestly the perfect ending to any summer meal."tags: desserts fruit bake more
I was inspired to make this dessert by my sister-in law Joy, an excellent cook, who made it for us a few weekends ago. When I walked into her house, the kitchen smelled like apple pie, but Joy was making baked apples. She served them up with plenty of the delicious pan juice, and I couldn’t get over how satisfying and creamy they tasted. I topped mine with a dollop of almond butter, and the combination of flavors tasted remarkably like apple pie.tags: desserts fruit bake more
These cookies are a combination of everything delicious about seasonal holiday desserts, including chocolate, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpkin. The cookies are very easy to make. They are classic chocolate chip cookies with a twist, namely, pumpkin pie spices and squash puree. They have a subtle orange hue, a mild pumpkin taste, and a hearty texture that’s both crunchy and bready.tags: desserts bake more
My newly teenaged daughter loves chocolate, but she also loves my lemon squares, but I don't make them very often, as they are not a majority favorite in my house. The other day I made these lime bars as a riff on the lemon squares and we both liked them even more.tags: desserts lunch box cookies fruit bake more
Avocado replaces half of the butter in these festive cookies that have a citrus "spark". Rolling the cookies in colored sanding sugar gives these soft cookies a nice crunch. Using a tip from our registered dietitian, we replaced half the fat in these cookies with equal amounts of fresh avocado to increase the fruit intake. By substituting avocado, the nutritional value of the baked good is enhanced with the fruit's contribution of nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, along with "good fats" (poly and monounsaturated fats). Additionally, the overall calories in a recipe can be reduced by substituting avocado for an ingredient like butter. Two tablespoons of avocado has 50 calories, whereas two tablespoons of butter total 204 calories.
Recipe created by Chris Scheuer, Café Sucre Farine for California Avocado Commission, Copyright ©2013.
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This is the perfect Monday dessert: made in one bowl and baked in a loaf pan. You can choose to top with powdered sugar. Or whipped cream. Or ice cream. Or berries. Or all of the above. I think it would be completely acceptable to toast it with some peanut butter for a snack – or let's be honest, breakfast. Adapted from a Smitten Kitchen recipe.tags: desserts snacks rice, grains and breads bake more