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5 Ingredients & 20 Minutes Is All You Need To Make This!
New Year’s Eve is tomorrow but don’t panic if you haven’t baked just yet. This Chocolate Passion Bowl from Kraft only requires 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to prepare making it a dessert that’s both easy and quick to pull off for a crowd. The layers of brownie, pudding, whipped cream and raspberries are sure to please most people, especially those who have a passion for chocolate. Feel free to cut corners by using a store-bought brownie or any other kind of cake you like. This is an easy recipe to experiment with different cake, pudding and berry combinations that you may already have on hand. Have fun and Happy New Year!
CHOCOLATE PASSION BOWL
3 cups cold milk
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) Jell-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
2-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping, divided
1 baked 9-inch square brownie layer, cooled, cut into 1-inch squares (about 5-1/2 cups)
2 cups fresh raspberries
BEAT milk and pudding mixes with whisk 2 min. Stir in 1 cup Cool Whip.
PLACE half the brownies in 2.3- L bowl; top with layers of half each of the pudding mixture, berries and remaining Cool Whip. Repeat all layers.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour.
KRAFT KITCHEN TIPS
Note If preparing a 13×9-inch brownie layer, cut enough of the brownie into 1-inch cubes to measure 5-1/2 cups. Reserve remaining brownie for snacking.
Creative Leftovers Substitute 1 pkg. (360 g) marble pound cake, cubed, for the baked brownie square.
Substitute 2 cups frozen raspberries, thawed and undrained, for the fresh berries.
In 1 Minute You Can Make This Smoothie Using Any Fruit You Like!
After eating at a breakfast place on our drive back from Whistler, my boyfriend tried to replicate a smoothie he ordered and fell in love with. This was several months ago, and ever since then I’ve been making these smoothies almost daily. This is definitely a dessert that is easy and quick to make…taking about 1 minute! The best part is that you can use pretty much anything you have on hand and it will still taste great. My staples are a banana, a handful of fruit, yogurt, and juice or milk. Sounds simple right? Well, you can watch me make this on Youtube to see for yourself! Enjoy!
1 cup of yogurt (any flavour)
1/2 cup of juice or milk
1/2 cup fruit (fresh or frozen)
Blend together all ingredients for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Enjoy immediately or cool in the refrigerator. This makes enough for 2 people.
These Adorable ‘No-Bake’ Treats Take Minutes To Prepare!
In honour of Canada Day and Independence Day, I wanted to share this dessert that is perfect for a summer party and doesn’t involve baking in a hot kitchen. These are called Brownie and Fruit Kabobs and they look amazingly tempting on a dessert platter and best of all they’re easy and quick to make. This recipe, as posted on LifeMadeDelicious.ca uses packaged brownies that require baking, but I recommend skipping this step and using store bought mini-brownies. This will cut down your preparation time and also avoid having to use a hot oven. Feel free to get creative with the ingredients. If you’re not a chocolate fan, maybe use marshmallows instead…imagine using strawberries and marshmallows for a patriotic Canada Day look! Have fun making these adorable kabobs and enjoy this festive weekend!
EASY BROWNIE & FRUIT KABOBS
1 pkg (roll type) Pillsbury Refrigerated Brownies OR a package of prepared brownie bites
4 cups (1 L) fresh pineapple chunks
5 cups (1.25 L) halved fresh strawberries
10 large bananas, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup (125 mL) semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup (50 mL) butter or margarine
20 (10-inch) bamboo skewers
Make brownies as directed on package. Cool completely, then cut into 1 1/4-inch squares.
Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. Alternately, thread 3 brownie pieces, 2 pineapple chunks, 2 strawberry halves and 2 banana slices on each skewer. Place kabobs on waxed paper.
In small microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and butter uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once until chocolate is melted. Drizzle over kabobs. Makes 20 kabobs.
Make This Green Punch In Minutes With 5 Easy Ingredients!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In the spirit of the holiday I have worn a green shirt and found this easy and quick punch recipe at Bakespace.com. As it’s also March Break at many schools, the kids will love helping you make this sweet drink that consists of pineapple juice, lime juice and lime sherbert. Sherbert was always my favourite cold treat as a kid. A touch of green food colouring makes this drink festive whether you stay home with the kids or are throwing a party. Either way, enjoy your day…and the punch!
EASY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PUNCH
46 oz pineapple juice
24oz limeaid concentrate
5 drops green food color (optional)
1 liter 7 up
Mix the pineapple, limeaid and food color , pour into a punchbowl add 7 up scoop lime sherbert into punch. Enjoy!
It Only Takes 10 Minutes To Prepare This Game Day Snack!
With the Superbowl coming up this Sunday, I wanted to share a dessert that is easy, quick and guy-friendly. I found this recipe for Milk Chocolate Popcorn at CooksRecipes.com and thought it was the perfect sweet snack for game day. It’s got the best of both worlds with chocolate for sweetness and peanuts for saltiness. All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to put it all together. Plus it’s an easy snack to scarf down while your eyes are fixed on the tv. I hope this dessert scores a touchdown in your house this Sunday! Enjoy!
SUPERBOWL CHOCOLATE POPCORN
12 cups popped corn
1 (12-ounce) can salted peanuts
1 3/4 cups (11.5 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Grease large roasting pan. Line serving plate with wax paper.
Combine popcorn and nuts in prepared roasting pan. Combine morsels, corn syrup and butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Pour over popcorn; toss well to coat.
Bake, stirring frequently, for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool slightly in pan; remove to prepared serving plate. Store in airtight container for up to two weeks. Makes 14 servings
It Only Takes 15 Minutes To Prep This Cream Cheesy Dessert!
Growing up, I refused to try flan. I assumed it had a jello-like texture which didn’t appeal to me. Then, a few years ago, I decided to try this recipe with cream cheese. I don’t know why I was being adventurous, but I’m so glad I was. This recipe for Creamy Caramel Flan from Allrecipes.com is absolutely fabulous! Not only is this dessert easy and quick, taking only 15 minutes to prepare and requiring 6 ingredients, but it’s not jello-like at all. In fact, it has a smooth, creamy texture…hence the name…and the flavour is outstanding! It tastes like a caramel cheesecake. If you’re like me and feel unsure about flan, give this recipe a try. I’m confident you’ll love it. Enjoy!
CREAMY CARAMEL FLAN
3/4 cup white sugar
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a small, heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, cook sugar, stirring, until golden. Pour into a 10 inch round baking dish, tilting to coat bottom and sides. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. Beat in condensed and evaporated milk and vanilla until smooth. Pour into caramel coated pan. Line a roasting pan
with a damp kitchen towel. Place baking dish on towel, inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven 50 to 60 minutes, until center is just set. Cool one hour on wire rack, then chill in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight. To unmold, run a knife around edges of pan and invert on a rimmed serving platter.
You Only Need 20 Minutes To Make This Low Fat Treat!
I have friends that are trying to lose weight this New Year, but don’t want to cut out sweet treats, so I’m happy to have found this low fat recipe for Warm Chocolate Pudding on RealAge.com. Even better, is that this dessert is both easy and quick, only taking 20 minutes to make and requiring 7 simple ingredients. I’ve always loved chocolate pudding better than any other flavour. Strangely, I’ve never had warm pudding before but I can imagine a creamy, smooth, soothing dessert for a cozy winter’s night inside. And the fact that it’s low in fat, doesn’t hurt either…just remember to skip the whipped cream on top. Enjoy!
LOW FAT WARM CHOCOLATE PUDDING
1 large egg
2 1/4 cup(s) nonfat or low-fat milk, divided
2/3 cup(s) sugar, divided
1/8 teaspoon(s) salt
2/3 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
Lightly beat egg with a fork in a medium bowl.
Combine 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/3 cup sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/3 cup sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Whisk in the remaining 3/4 cup milk until blended. Whisk the simmering milk mixture into the cocoa mixture. Pour the mixture back into the pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and glossy, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Whisk about 1 cup of the hot cocoa mixture into the beaten egg. Return the egg mixture to the pan and cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until steaming and thickened, about 2 minutes. (Do not boil.) Whisk in vanilla. Serve warm.
This Chocolate Spread Is Good In Desserts Too!
I’ve loved Nutella since I was a kid and remember taking those delicious chocolate sandwiches to school for snack time. But back then I only spread Nutella on bread and had no idea you could actually bake with it. Well I just found an article at Suite101.com that shares two Nutella dessert recipes that are both easy and quick! The first one is called Nutella Dessert Roll Ups and is a mix between a cinnamon roll and fried Mexican tortillas. Sounds sweet and delicious to me! The second recipe is for Nutella Cookies and it uses only 3 ingredients. I can’t wait to try both! Please let me know what you think about these treats and feel free to share anymore Nutella recipes with me. Enjoy!
NUTELLA DESSERT ROLL UPS
1 10-inch flour tortilla
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons Nutella spread
Place tortilla on rack in a toaster oven. Toast at 350° for three to four minutes.
While the tortilla toasts, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Add the butter and Nutella to the cinnamon-sugar mixture, and blend until creamy.
Remove the tortilla from toaster oven, and place on a large platter or cutting board. Spread the Nutella mixture evenly on the tortilla. Roll up the tortilla, and then cut into even slices. This recipe is makes approximately eight roll ups using one flour tortilla. For larger serving sizes, simply repeat the process for each tortilla.
NUTELLA FLOURLESS COOKIES
1 cup Nutella spread
1 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray baking sheets with cooking spray such as Pam.
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients until creamy and smooth. Form into one-inch bowls and place on the greased baking sheets. If desired, dip a fork in water and make crisscrosses on the top of cookies like peanut butter cookie recipes suggest. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies set three to five minute on the baking sheets. Remove from baking sheets and let cool.
This Dessert Sauce Takes 10 Minutes To Make!
Listen up coffee lovers! I know you’re out there! I found a dessert sauce that’s easy and quick to prepare and is a great topper for ice cream and cakes. It’s from Examiner.com and it’s called Coffee Rum Sauce. You only need 4 ingredients, or 3 if you leave out the nuts, and it takes about 10 minutes to make. This recipe seems to be a spin off of Bananas Foster, which I shared in a previous post, except that it has coffee and no bananas. So if you prefer coffee over bananas, then this is the dessert for you, but if you love both, then maybe an amalgamation of recipes is in order. Please let me know if you experiment! Enjoy!
EASY COFFEE RUM SAUCE
1 cup strong, fresh-brewed coffee
1 cup sugar
¼ cup of dark rum
½ cup chopped walnuts
Combine coffee and sugar in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until it boils. Boil for 3 minutes, then remove from heat. Let mixture cool. Stir in rum and walnuts.
Optional: Serve with unsweetened whipped cream flavored with rum.
This Patriotic Dessert Takes Only 20 Minutes To Make!
Although I’m Canadian, I can feel the energy and excitement for Independence Day all the way across the border. I envy the strong nationalism in the United States so much that when July 4th rolls around, I want to take part in the festivities. The best way I know how to do that is by baking a red, white and blue treat. And this year I found one so easy that I don’t even have to bake it! It’s from About.com and it’s called Patti’s All American Trifle. I altered the name a little because it really is the easiest trifle recipe I could find. It only takes 20 minutes to prep and assemble the delicious layers of vanilla pudding, whipped topping, berries and angel food cake. Not only is this dessert easy and quick, it also contains all the right colours for a patriotic celebration. Happy Independence Day!
EASIEST ALL AMERICAN TRIFLE
2 (12oz.) containers whipped topping, thawed
1 (5.9) ounce package vanilla instant pudding
1 whole angel food cake, cut into 1 inch cubes
Sliced fresh strawberries and blueberries
Slivered almonds (optional)
Prepare instant pudding according to package directions. Layer trifle ingredients as follows from bottom of trifle bowl to top; 1/3 Cool Whip, 1/2 of cake cubes, 1/2 of pudding, strawberries, 1/3 Cool Whip, cake cubes, pudding, blueberries, remaining Cool Whip, and top with slivered almonds.