Even though our kiddos started school this week, it is only August and we are trying to hold onto any last bits of summer. Nothin says summer like ice cream sundaes. Around here we like to make things extra cutesy so we grabbed a few jars, some yummy toppings, a few flavors of ice cream and created our own ice cream sundae bar. From there we layered up the most deliciousy,
adorable ice cream sundaes in town. Summer never tasted so sweet!
It’s our favorite month of the year (only because it’s our birthday month)! We couldn’t let September slide by us without our annual trip to the apple orchard for some apple picking fun. Let’s be straight here – there’s always an ulterior motive for an outing when it happens on a Saturday! With treats on the brain and baskets in our hands we loaded up on tons of deliciousness. As health fanatics, we realize we should save some apples for nutritious snacks and lunch boxes, so good thing we planned ahead and picked enough to create our weekly sweet. Apple Crisp Inside An Apple is treat in a treat and that’s certainly worth the cheat!
Apple Crisp In An Apple
3 whole Large Apples
1-¼ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
5 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
4 Tablespoons Flour
¼ cups Rolled Oats
2 whole Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
Caramel Sauce for topping
Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Peel, core and dice 1 apple. Place it in a small skillet with 1 teaspoon cinnamon, lemon juice, ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon butter. Turn the heat to medium high, stir, and cook until the apple start to soften and release their juices, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, and then stir in 2 tablespoon flour until dissolved. Let cool.
Meanwhile, slice the tops off the remaining 2 apples and core them, but do not go all the way through the bottom. Remove most of the inside of the apple but leave enough intact so that the apple still stands up on its own. Stop about 1″ above the bottom of the apple.
Fill the apples with the cooled apple mixture.
In a separate bowl, stir together the remaining cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, flour, and oats. Pinch the butter into the mixture to form a crumble. Divide the mixture between the 2 apples and pack firmly on top.
Place the apples in a small baking dish, add a splash of water to the bottom to prevent sticking, and bake for 25–30 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream and caramel sauce.
*recipe from Tasty Kitchen
You gotta try this new sweet treat we so luckily stumbled upon while pinning one afternoon, Funnel Cake Fries Bites! Funnel cakes aren’t something we make very often but when we saw the word fries our eyes lit up. By now you know that we love our sweets, but french fries are next on our list for cheat day splurges. This recipe is a perfect combo of both! Happy Satur”fry”!
Funnel Cake Fry Bites
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup white sugar
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
3-4 cups canola or vegetable oil
1 jar of hot fudge and caramel sauce for dipping
Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
With a mixer, beat eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl until foamy and well combined. Carefully add in the flour mixture and mix until you have a smooth, thick batter. Place the batter in a bag for piping.
Add about 1 inch of oil to a large pot with high sides. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F. Pipe the batter in long straight lines into oil and fry until golden, about 30-60 seconds per side. Remove to a plate, cut into bite sized pieces, and sprinkle with powdered sugar while still hot.
Serve with warm hot fudge and caramel sauce for dipping.
*recipe adapted from Kevin & Amanda
It’s a special time of year for us. Almost as great as our birthday. We get to celebrate the most important ladies in our lives, including each other. It’s Mother’s Day weekend and we’re taking full advantage of it. We will be enjoying some much needed “me” time, getting pampered by our families, and sweet treat cheating all weekend long. Candy Bar Poke Cake. Enough said!
Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, especially ours! We love you!
Candy Bar Poke Cake
- 1 box chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients on back of box
- 1 cup hot fudge sauce
- 1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip, thawed
- 2 cups chopped assorted candy (we used M&M’s, Kit Kats, Snickers, Rolos, Hershey Bar & Heath)
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13×9 inch pan with cooking spray.
- Make the cake according to the directions on the back of the box. Pour into the greased pan and bake for 30-35 min. Cool completely.
- Once cooled, poke holes through the cake. Mix the can of sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 cup of caramel sauce. Pour over the holes. Sprinkle with Heath Bits.
- Spread the Cool Whip on top of the cake. Top with the chopped, assorted candies. Drizzle the top with the caramel sauce and hot fudge.
- Eat and enjoy!
*recipe adapted The Domestic Rebel