A Sweet Treat for Your Tuesday: Mini Egg Trifle

Mini Egg Trifle

Easter is sneaking up on us! Just under 2 weeks away. That means it time for some Easter desserts!

Trifles are on the top of my list when it comes to easy desserts. And the best part is that you can make them with anything: cake, brownies, fruit, chocolate bars, cookies…

…so I thought, why not try mini eggs! It would make the perfect Easter themed dessert.

Here’s what you need:

|| Double batch of brownies (prepared) || Chocolate pudding (prepared) || Whipping cream || 1 cup of Cream Cheese ||10 Oreo Cookies || 2-3 cups of Mini eggs ||

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Prepare your brownies and pudding.

Let the pudding set in the fridge and the brownies cool.

Once your pudding is set, mix in the cup of cream cheese, so that it is fully combined, then mix in the 10 oreos (crushed). You’ll end up with a rich and creamy oreo pudding mixture.

Whip up your whipping cream. Crush 1.5 -2 cups of mini eggs into smaller pieces.

That’s it!

Time to assemble.

Layer the brownie, pudding, crushed mini eggs and whipping cream until you reach the top of your trifle dish.

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Ending with the whipping cream and top with the leftover whole mini eggs.

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Mmmmmm! This is the BEST dessert! The cream cheese cuts out a bit of the ‘richness’ of all the chocolate, but this will definitely satisfy any sweet-tooth out there!

Not to mention it is literally the easiest dessert to make; and with it being SO GOOD I promise you it will disappear quickly!

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The trifle should keep well in the fridge for a few days, but I can’t tell you from experience beyond day two… because it never lasts that long… 🙂

Happy Baking!

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Valentine’s Day Weekend

imageAnother Valentine’s Day come and gone.

It was too fun with this weekend not only being Valentines day…

…But also a long weekend! YAY!

Which was THE BEST!!

That means the celebrations start early and last the entire weekend.

So, here is Valentine’s/Family Day weekend according to my camera roll 🙂

Friday after work my husband brought home these beautiful roses ❤ imageAnd then we settled in for a movie night and some heart shaped pizzas.imageimage

Saturday we headed out for brunch with my parents, the food was too good, which means there wasn’t a chance for pictures before we gobbled it all down.

Sunday. Valentine’s Day started with breakfast in bed made by my husband 🙂 Crepes and fresh berries.

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It has been really nice considering its February, so we tried to fit in a bit of a walk in the afternoon… which didn’t last all that long because of the wind. So, we ended up at the mall and bought a few chocolates as a treat, and some yummy tea.image

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Sunday night = Date night. We got all dressed up and headed to our absolute favorite restaurant.

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…Which meant pizza again… because you can never have too much!! And of course some ‘valentines’ cheesecake to end the meal.

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And today has been this: Rest. Chocolate macaroon tea (SO good). And an attempt at cross stitching… I’ll let you know how it goes.

image I always love long weekends because of the extra day to sleep, rest, do nothing, or attempt new hobbies 🙂

Happy Monday!

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A Sweet Treat For Your Tuesday: Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

imageWell, it’s Valentine’s week!!!

And the sweet teats, hearts, pink and red are in full swing.

My most favorite treat there is would have to be  fresh-out-of-the-oven Chocolate Chip Cookies. YUM!

I shared my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe a few months ago… and I’m using it again…

…Why mess with a good thing?!?

So, these are my classic Chocolate Chip Cookies but with a Valentine’s Day twist!!

image There are all sorts of different ‘valentine’ themed candies, sprinkles, chocolates. I just picked a few that appealed to me. Red and pink smarties, chocolate hearts, cookies and cream chocolate hearts, chocolate kisses and some cute heart sprinkles.

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I whipped up a double batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookies, and added the smarties, sprinkles and chocolate hearts to different cookies. That way the cookies are each a bit different!

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This recipe can’t go wrong, so I did a bit of experimenting and tried some cookies in my individual brownie pan as well!

Pop them in the oven, and do they ever smell good 🙂 Mmmmmmmmm!

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The regular cookies turned out great!! And I love that they are all ‘valentine-ish’ but are each bit different with either the smarties, or chocolate hearts.

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The square cookies turned out great as well! They have a bit more of a crunch on the edge with a soft and chewy middle.

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It’s easy to take a classic recipe you know will turn out great and add a bit of a twist to make it work for any holiday.

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These Chocolate Chip Cookies are SO GOOD, but with a bit of extra pink, red, and heart shaped candy, they make the perfect cookies for Valentine’s Day celebrations!

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Happy Baking!

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A Sweet Treat For Your Tuesday: Sugar Cookie Donuts

imageI love cookies. I love donuts. I love donut shaped cookies!!

Here is a simple sugar cookie recipe that does not require any ‘chilling’.

YAY for quick and easy cookies that taste amazing!

A good sugar cookie recipe is a MUST, you can use it for everything, Christmas, Valentine’s day, or any occasion that requires some cookie decorating!

You know its a good recipe when you try yummy cookies and ask for the recipe! That’s how I got this one! Turns this is the sugar cookie recipe off of the back of the Wilton cookie cutters! It’s a winner of a recipe 🙂

These classic cookies have all your regular ingredients, sugar, flour, butter, 1 egg, etc.

Here’s the recipe:

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Mix all of your ingredients according to the recipe, roll your dough and cut out the cookies.

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You could choose any shape for your cookies, hearts, circles, stars, anything! I went with donut shape 🙂 And I think they turned out pretty cute!

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With a little bit of icing, a few sprinkles you have yourself some donut cookies!!

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The perfect snack 🙂

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Happy baking!

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A Sweet Treat For Your Tuesday: Nutella Pocket Pies

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Mmmmmmmm 🙂 Anyone else a big fan of Nutella?!

Well I sure am, especially if its part of a simple and easy-to-bake dessert!!

These Nutella Pocket Pies are made with of 3 ingredients: Nutella, pie crust, and a handful of chocolate chips.

So simple and so good!

Here’s how to make these tasty treats – Cut out the pie dough into whatever shape you’d like: circle, square, heart, anything!

Put a scoop of Nutella on one of the cutouts, wet the edges and top with a second piece of pie crust, and then press down the edges.

Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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These mini pies are flaky with that Nutella-goodness in the center!

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And you know what makes them even better ?? A drizzle of chocolate! Melt a few chocolate chips and give the pastries a final topping of drizzled chocolate.

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YUM!! These are SO good. We may have had them as part of our Saturday morning breakfast/brunch… but its ok because Nutella is a breakfast food right?!?

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The perfect treat for any Nutella craving!

Happy baking!

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