I scream, you scream, Dads scream for ice cream! Need a fun way to celebrate Father’s Day? How about DIY Dipped Waffle Cones? Do you agree that ice cream just tastes better in a waffle cone? And not just a plain old waffle cone. Nope! The ones dipped in all kinds of yummy chocolate glory are a must! We’re dippin and scoopin our way straight to these special dad’s hearts (and tummies)! Happy Father’s Day!
Buy a box of large waffle cones from your grocery store. Melt white almond bark in the microwave according to the directions on the back of the package. While the almond bark is still melted sprinkle with Heath, M&Ms, sprinkles, chocolate chips, and anything else that your heart desires! Once the almond bark and chocolate cools and hardens fill with your favorite ice cream. Top with whipped cream, hot fudge, and caramel sauce.
We used to hate it when we’d ask our mom what we were having for dinner and she would reply, “Whatever you can find.” We renamed this dinner WYCF. And wouldn’t you know it -we still have it, but this time were the moms saying it! We’re applying this approach to our treat this week, except there’s no dislike involved. Our baking kitchens are full of all kinds of goodies and nothing is off limits. We’re loving every bite of our WYCF Brownie Parfaits!
Bake 1 box of brownies according to directions on the back of the box. Once cool slice into bite size squares.
Layer baked brownies with your favorite toppings in a jar and eat up! Yum!
Our trick-or-treaters’ Halloween sacks are overflowing with candy and isn’t it an unwritten rule that your kid’s goodies are also yours to enjoy? We think so! Forget all that colorful, fruity, super sugary stuff. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Bring on ALL the chocolate! Good thing for us our kids have plenty to share to make our Candy Bar Trifle our best leftover Halloween candy idea yet!
One box of yellowcake mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box
Various Halloween candy bars
Make the cake according to the directions on the back of the box. Allow to cool. Once cool, line the bottom of a trifle dish or mason jar with scooped out pieces of the cake. Spread a layer of whipped cream on top and top with candy bars. Add more cake to the top. Top with more whipped cream and more candy bars. Keep layering until you get to the top of your trifle.
We’re taking the labor out of this holiday weekend and leaving the hard work up to our friends over at Dunkin Heinz and Nabisco. Our easy semi-homemade version of Cookies and Cream Brownies are so effortless we will have plenty of energy to celebrate the end of summer to its fullest. Bring on the fun! Happy Labor Day Weekend!
1 box dark chocolate brownie mix
eggs & oil (as called for by the brownie mix)
1 heaping half cup ice cream
1/4 Cup hot fudge topping (chilled or room temp)
16 Mega Stuffed Oreos
1 carton Cool Whip Mix-Ins Double Chocolate Brownie
Dark chocolate chips for topping
Preheat oven & line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Combine brownie mix, eggs, and oil as directed on the back of the box, but do not add the water. Add ice cream and hot fudge to the brownie batter and stir to combine. Pour half of the brownie batter into the baking dish, layer with Oreos, then top with remaining batter. Bake for 40-50 minutes or as directed on the back of the box. Serve cooled with a dollop of Cool Whip Mix-Ins Double Chocolate Brownie and sprinkle with dark chocolate chips.
Dare we say ice cream sundaes are the friendliest treat. The toppings have a mutual adoration to each other, making them all better together! And what could be easier than using pre-scooped ice cream cups and opening a few bags and jars of your favorite toppings. Gather your friends and build a Saturday to remember!
We have no plans on attending Mardi Gras this year. However, when a love one recently visited New Orleans, she brought us back a box of Cafe Du Monde beignets mix. It’s a little earlier than Fat Tuesday, but this weekend we will be baking up these delicious pastries. And with a few dipping sauces on the side, we will be creating our own little party.
We’re at it again! Turning two of our favorite vices into one. This time it’s brownies’ turn. Brownie Fries are so gonna satis”fry” us this Saturday! Brownie Fries
- 1 box of dark chocolate brownie mix plus ingredients on the back of the box
- Sea salt
Make the brownies according to the directions on the back of the box in a 9×13 pan. Once baked sprinkle with sea salt. Cool. Then use a pizza cutter to slice brownies into small 3 inch rectangles. Enjoy!
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!
If you’re a member of the MOB (mom of boys) like we are then you know our inspiration for this week’s treat. Lil dudes mowin down Dirt Cake – nothing could be sweeter!Dirt Cake
- Chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box
- 1 jar hot fudge
- Already made chocolate vanilla pudding
- Oreos, crushed
- Gummy worms
Mix and bake cake accordingly the directions on the back of the box. Once cooled spoon cake into the bottom of a clear cup, layer on hot fudge, pudding. Sprinkle crushed Oreos on top and poke a few gummy worms into the mixture. Go for it!
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