Posts Tagged "dessert"

Frozen Yogurt Bites

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 in Breakfast, Cooking, Desserts, Featured, For kids



Are you ready for a new idea for a snack or even dessert??  Try these little guys out!  They are extremely easy and fast to make and are actually good for you!  My kids LOVE these!  They would have eaten all of them if I let them.  They kept asking for more “ice cream”!  Definitely a snack I feel good giving them and that they enjoy!


Here’s what you need:

Greek yogurt (any kind, any flavor, whatever amount you wish to make!)

a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper

small Ziploc baggies


To make:

All you need to do is put the yogurt in the baggies and cut the very tip off.  Squeeze a small round blop of yogurt onto the parchment covered cookie sheet.  Continue until you’ve used up all of your yogurt.  Place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until frozen.  Eat!!!




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Mini Nutella Whip Parfaits

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in Cooking, Desserts, Featured, For kids

Ok, this is such a simple dessert, but so delicious!  You have to try it!  Its very versatile and can be used for a family dessert night or a special occasion brunch.


Try adding different fruits and toppings to suit your taste, or add cute sprinkles to make it more fun!  I hope you enjoy it!


Mini Nutella Whip Parfaits

(serves 1–can easily be adjusted to more servings)

3 tablespoons of light whipped topping (such as cool whip)

1 tablespoon of Nutella

1/2 of a banana

1-2 large strawberries

mini chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, or whatever topping sounds good!


In a small bowl, stir together whipped topping and Nutella.  Slice fruit and layer with whipped Nutella in small ice cream bowl, wine glass, etc.  Top with whatever toppings you’d like.  Enjoy!



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Cookie Bars

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 in Cooking, Desserts


These bars are amazing!  The cookie is so buttery and pairs perfectly with chocolate.  (but then again, what doesn’t??)  I’ve made them with chocolate chips and pecans stirred in to the batter, and with melted chocolate on top, as shown in the picture.  Both are quite tasty so you really can’t go wrong!  Try them out and put your own spin on them!


Cookie Bars

2 1/4 cup of flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

1 cup of packed brown sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) of butter, nearly melted and slightly cooled

1 large egg

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or other mix ins of your choice (pecans are great!)


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and lightly grease a 8X8 baking pan.  In a small bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda.  In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until smooth.  Add egg and vanilla until combined.  Once smooth, slowly add flour mixture, do not overmix.  If you want to make traditional cookie bars stir in chocolate chips and nuts, pour into prepared pan and bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  If you want the melted chocolate top then pour plain batter into pan and bake about 30 -32 minutes until light golden brown and set.  Pull out of the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly on top.  Place cookies back in the oven for about 2 minutes, until the chips are beginning to melt and look glossy.  Remove from oven and use a spatula to smooth melted chocolate evenly over cookie bars.  Sprinkle nuts, sprinkles, or other toppings on and let set.  Chocolate may take a few hours to firmly set.


Source: Adapted from Mrs. Fields Best Ever Cookie Book, Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Bars

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