Teen Holiday Party Entertaining

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My daughter and I just love to throw holiday parties rather it be for her friends, our little family, or half the neighborhood. With the wedding up and coming my party planning skills have been on the fritz. Including my cooking time into that. Her and I are discussing when we should do all of around holiday bake. It looks like we will be breaking it up. For this little mid week Teen Holiday Party Entertaining we just grabbed up a few items from Walmart.

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We grabbed a lasagna to feed everyone dinner because you can’t possibly feed a bunch of teens a tons of sweets without their stomachs full first. I know they will always try to do that until they learn that it will cause them a upset stomach. That being said they sure were excited for the lasagna and the Holiday Teen Party. In fact, my son is heating more up for lunch right now.  Such an easy meal! Topped with fresh cheese and aged Parmesan, STOUFFER’S® Party Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce is an easy, delicious entrée that’s perfect for get-togethers!

Teen Holiday Party - Mooshu Jenne #HolidayMadeSimple #adIt’s easy to find in the frozen meals section at Walmart. I also picked up a few packages of  NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®.  Dark Chocolate Peppermint Refrigerated Cookie Dough which has a rich chocolate meets creamy peppermint taste. It’s a fudgy dark chocolate cookie dough made with cocoa and filled with peppermint chunks and Semi-Sweet Morsel. Available for a limited time only! I also grabbed a package of the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels. It’s 100% Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate, No Artificial Colors or Flavors, No Preservatives, and Gluten Free. To top it all off I grabbed these Rolled & Ready Sugar Cookie Dough Sheets that help you simplify holiday baking, so you can spend more time making memories and less time cleaning up. Use cookie cutters of your choice and simply cut, bake and decorate!

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After we gobbled down the lasagna we did some baking to share. We made the dark chocolate peppermint cookies and out of the rolled and ready sugar cookie dough sheets and the semi-sweet chocolate morsels we made cookie bars! It was so simple as pressing it into a glass baking dish and baking it. Here is a video below to show you what I did.

 

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 We had such a blast make all these goodies and they truly enjoy them! Here is the recipe without any further ado. 

Holiday Cookie Bars
Yields 15
Holiday cookie bars made Nestle's from rolled and ready sugar cookie sheets and holiday chocolate chip cookie dough.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package Nestle's Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  2. 1 package Nestle's Rolled and Ready Sugar Cookie Sheets
  3. 1 cup Nestle's Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  4. parchment paper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a glass baking dish, place parchment paper and layer one sheet of the sugar cookie dough on the bottom.
  3. Take the holiday cookie dough and press each piece flat and place on top of the sugar cookie dough. Repeat until you cover the entire sheet.
  4. Place second piece of the sugar cookie dough over the top.
  5. Pour 1 cup of the semi sweet chocolate morsels over the dough and spread them by hand.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Pull out of oven and let cool. Once cool slice with a knife to make your cookie bar squares the size you would like them.
Notes
  1. These go great with a glass of milk.
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Body Part Cupcakes

Halloween is my all time favorite holiday. I’m like a kid in a candy store when it comes to picking out items to make for Halloween. These Body Part Cupcakes have to be the funniest cupcakes I have created in awhile. They received a few ohh’s and ahh’s but I loved the “Oh my god they are what?” comments. Yes, I said body part cupcakes.

Body Part Cupcakes from Mooshu Jenne. They feature body part gummies with a green whipped topping icing and a yogurt based cupcake.

I wanted to add slime to the center but I think I would have freaked people out even more. Maybe I will do it for the fun of it next year. I do know that I will definitely be making mini versions of these next year for trunk or treat. Might have to make two huge pots of chili too. I think it would be great if I can pair up with someone else while they do chips for mini homemade frito pies. :)

Body Part Cupcakes from Mooshu Jenne. They feature body part gummies with a green whipped topping icing and a yogurt based cupcake.

I didn’t get to do my normal party this year but I do know next year is going to be off the hook! It’s going to be a wedding full of creepy fun. I am just so beyond myself thinking of all the amazing things I get to create. Do you have a favorite Halloween recipe? I would love to see what it is in the comments below. I am creating a menu for the wedding and any help I can get would be fabulous!

Body Part Cupcakes from Mooshu Jenne. They feature body part gummies with a green whipped topping icing and a yogurt based cupcake.

After all it is going to be on Halloween night and I now have less then a year to plan. Yikes! The only thing I dread is wedding dress shopping. I am not the hugest fan of shopping stores like that. I like dress shopping for my daughter but definitely not for myself. Can you feel my pain? We picked a new theme so it’s back to the drawing board with the dress and everything. Oh how fun! I am going to go enjoy some dinner now. I hope you enjoy these Body Part Cupcakes :)

Body Part Cupcakes
Yields 12
Cupcakes topped with green whipped topping and body part gummies.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
22 min
Total Time
42 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
22 min
Total Time
42 min
For Cupcakes
  1. 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  4. ½ teaspoon table salt
  5. 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
  6. ½ cup Greek yogurt (I prefer Fage)
  7. 3 eggs; room temperature
  8. 1 tablespoon vanilla (or flavoring of choice)
For Whipped Frosting
  1. 1 - 32 oz container heavy whipping
  2. 1 Americolor electric green food coloring
  3. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  4. 1 package body part gummies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line standard muffin/cupcake tin with paper or foil liners.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in bowl of standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Add butter, Greek yogurt, egg and vanilla; beat at medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl with rubber spatula and mix for another 10 seconds.
  3. Divide batter evenly among cups of prepared cupcake tin using a small ice cream scoop. Bake until cupcake tops are a pale gold; about 22 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from tin and transfer to wire rack; cool cupcakes to room temperature before frosting.
  4. In a stand mixer, add in heavy whipping cream and shift in powdered sugar over top. Turn mixer on 2 and run for about 2 minutes until cream thickens a little. Move the speed up to a 4. Add in food coloring to desired color. Run on 4 until the cream thickens more. Move to a 6 and as it thickens move it up until your at the highest speed. The cream should thicken to resemble cool whip.
  5. Put in fridge for a few minutes, pipe into your pastry bag, and decorate your cupcakes. Add body part gummies to top.
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Gooey Pumpkin Blondies

Today is the 9th day in the countdown until Halloween! Halloween is only one of my favorite holidays :) Today, I am sharing with you a recipe for Gooey Pumpkin Blondies. These bars have that gooey texture that some people love and others hate. So find that soft cookie/brownie eater and package these up to share with them. 

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These are cute if you cut them smaller chunks and add them to an adorable Halloween themed mason jar. You can easily use some of those leftover Halloween cupcake wrappers. Just flip it upside down and add it between the lid seal and the lid ring. Makes an adorable ruffle with almost no work! Cutting the Gooey Pumpkin Blondies into smaller pieces and adding a Halloween themed paper straw is another way to serve them up at a Halloween party for bite size pieces.

Gooey Pumpkin Blondies by Mooshu Jenne Made with Halloween chocolate chips, fresh pumpkin, and pumpkin spiced marshmallows.

I am so excited for Halloween. Are you? Have you picked out your costume yet? I am still trying to make the tough decision between being a cat, witch, or monster. My teens insist that I go as a witch but the darn hat annoys the crap out of me. I really love those fuzzy leg warmers that make a costume into something adorable. I really want to go as a raccoon but they think I am NUTS. I’d love to hear about what you have planned for the holiday or what you plan to wear. Homemade costumes are especially fun! I saw a Medusa DIY headband just two days ago; completely cute! Come tell me below all the spooktacular costumes you have in mind. Now to plan a trunk or treat idea. Have you ever done a trunk or treat? This is my first time. Usually we have an annual Halloween party but this year we have something a bit more planned. Yes, it’s a surprise. You’ll have to visit the blog on Halloween to find out! Spooky dreams!

Gooey Pumpkin Blondies
Yields 12
Gooey pumpkin blondies stuffed with Halloween chocolate chips and pumpkin spiced marshmallows.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  3. 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  6. 1 cup dark brown sugar
  7. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  10. 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree (or 15oz can)
  11. 1 cup Halloween chocolate chips
  12. 1 cup pumpkin spiced marshmallows
  13. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  14. 1 sheet of parchment paper
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 350 degree F.
  2. In a large bowl, add in flour, sugar, spices, and salt. Mix well with whisk.
  3. Add to bowl of a mixer. Add in unsalted butter and vanilla. Mix well. Add in egg and pumpkin puree. Mix until well incorporated. Do not over mix.
  4. Grease a large glass baking dish and layer with parchment paper. Pour one layer of the mixture into the dish. Add in some of the chocolate chips and some of the marshmallows. Add a another layer of mixture and repeat with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Top again with batter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean from the center. Let cool completely before serving.
Notes
  1. If get the thickness in the picture, double the recipe, and cook for an hour and twenty minutes.
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Apples & Pumpkins Galore – Fall Round Up

We are now 10 days to Halloween! Oh, and it’s my best friends birthday today so everyone give her a shout out over here at her new blog Southern Distressed! Her blog is brand new and was a gift from me for her birthday. I will be working with her to add more as it goes. Anyone of these recipes from this Apples & Pumpkins Galore round up I would make for her if she was closer to me. In honor of her birthday though I made Pumpkin Pie Bars. They are simple. They take about an hour to put together and as you see below they come out pretty. Just drizzle a bit of icing, add a candle, and serve!

Pumpkin Pie Bars by Mooshu Jenne - Made with fresh pumpkin  with a sweet streusel topping.

Do you have a go to recipe for birthday’s? Or maybe you have one for this time of year you like to share at a pot luck, Halloween gathering, or an Apples & Pumpkins Galore party like I am having here. If you do I would love to hear about it in the comments below. The more recipes the more I get inspired to create awesome new recipes. 

Pumpkin Pie Bars by Mooshu Jenne - Made with fresh pumpkin  with a sweet streusel topping.

And now for my recipe for Pumpkin Pie Bars…

Pumpkin Pie Bars
Yields 12
Pumpkin Pie Bars are made with fresh pumpkin with a sweet streusel topping.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
For Pumpkin Pie center
  1. 2 1/3 cups fresh pumpkin puree (or canned)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  4. 4 eggs
  5. 1/2 cup sour cream
  6. 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  7. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
For Crust & Bottom
  1. 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 4 tablespoons margarine
For Icing
  1. 1/2 cup powdered confectioner's sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl, add in 3/4 cup flour. 3/4 cup brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons butter. Sift with a fork until it is mixed well and resembles a streusel topping crumble.
  2. In a glass baking dish, place 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and rub around with a paper towel. Press in mixture to a flat surface. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, add in pumpkin, sour cream, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and salt. Whisk well. Add in four eggs and mix well. Stirring slowly add in the brown sugar. Stirring slowly add in the white sugar. Be sure to have no lumps. Pour mixture on top of the cooked crust. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, repeat the crust process above. After the 15 minutes sprinkle the mixture over the pumpkin layer. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl add in water and powdered sugar. Whisk well until the mixture is a cream thick icing. Use more sugar if the mixture is too runny.
  6. Pull pumpkin pie bars from the oven and let cool for one hour on counter until completely cool. Place in refrigerator for one hour. Once cold pull from refrigerator and top with icing by drizzling it over with a spoon.
Notes
  1. Serve with vanilla ice cream for a perfect fall treat.
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Looking for a good recipe to share this time of year? If so, don’t miss out on the list below. We have savory and sweet apple and pumpkin recipes listed below! Stop by these other blogs for some wonderful seasonal foods to bake or just to inspire you for a good dinner.

Apples & Pumpkins Galore – Fall Round Up

Sweet:

Pumpkin Mousse with Candied Pecans - Not Just Paper and Paint

Fluffy Apple Pie Pancakes – Cookie Named Desire

Apple Crunch – Bakes In Slippers

Apple Crisps – Parenting Chaos

Club Cider Float – Confectionalism

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies – Penney Lane Kitchen
Savory:

Cheesy Eggplant Apple Quesdillas - Dizzy, Busy & Hungry

Pumpkin Pasta with Bacon – Dizzy, Busy & Hungry

Pumpkin Lasagna with Roasted Butternut Squash – Life Currents

Cheesy Pumpkin Buttermilk Biscuits – Confectionalism

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake – Gluten Free

My son’s 19th birthday was just last Friday. I wasn’t sure if he would be here or not. Luckily he was! Every year I battle with the fact that he doesn’t like cake and well I don’t like making giant cookies often. That was before I got my new Lodge skillet. However, I knew he would be much happier if it included ice cream and no cake. We were also looking for a gluten free option for my son’s best friend that I call my adopted son. 

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After much deliberation we figured out that Lucky Charms are gluten free and thought why not use the recipe I did for the Twinkie Forest Berry Ice Cream but mold it into a springform pan. I mean it should be a piece of cake right? It just takes about 5 minutes to put together. Had two hours sleep the night before, went to the airport, cooked brunch, made this Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake, attended a football game and came home after to watch him blow his candles out. It was one very long day!

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Unfortunately, all my candles were thrown out so I had to use a spaghetti noodle for his candles. Hey it worked! ;) The only thing that counts is that he got a cake he loved with friends and family around him. The rest of the night he had fun with his friends and enjoying his beloved Xbox One. We finally got to catch up with each about everything while he was gone about three days later. He just seems to have the permanent smile lately. I think it has a bit to do with this cake! It’s not all the cake of course but I would super credit how many smiles and grabby hands were around when I went to serve it. It will definitely be on my to do list for any future parties. There is so many variations you can do with it too! The possibilities are endless. Do you have an idea of what you would use? Tell me below.

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake
Serves 6
No churn ice cream cake with a Lucky Charms crust and topping.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 32oz heavy whipping cream
  2. 1 - 14oz sweetened condensed milk
  3. 5 cups Lucky Charms cereal
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer with whisk attachment fitted beat heavy cream for 4 minutes on a 2. Move it up every 2 minutes until you reach the 10. Once the heavy cream looks like whipped topping stop the mixer.
  2. Pour in sweetened condensed milk and fold until smooth.
  3. Put 2 1/2 cups Lucky Charms cereal at the bottom of the springform pan. Pour in the whipped mixture. Top with the rest of the Lucky Charms.
  4. Freeze cake for 3 hours or until firm. Lightly heat the edge of the pan with warm water being careful not to wet the cake. Pop the springform lever open and remove. Slice with a warm knife and serve.
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Captain America Ice Cream Cake

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I am was so excited for the Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie to come out on the 8th! I unfortunately missed seeing it in the theaters. Did you get a chance to see? If so, you have to comment below and tell me what you thought about the movie.

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For fun, I thought it would be awesome to have a Captain America Ice Cream Cake to go along with watching the movie. Why? Well who doesn’t love Superheroes

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Did you know #HeroesEatMMs? I swear they do! (shakes head yes with big eyes). I am firm believer that Captain America himself would absolutely enjoy this Captain America Ice Cream Cake before he takes out the next bad guy! Or even makes another hero command at a god like Thor. You know that snarky Captain! 

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I hopped on over to Walmart to pick up my M&M’S® with some heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk. That’s about all that goes into this cake. It takes no more than 10 minutes to make and a few hours to freeze. I had my son separate all the M&M’s and I couldn’t keep them out of eating them. He said it was pure torture for me to make him separate the M&M’s. Hehe! He was my hero eating M&M’s and helping out his mama.

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Geez I cannot wait for tonight! Some chili, some Captain America Ice Cream Cake and some Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now, I know you ladies have to agree went I say he is pleasing on the eyes ;) He’s also an extremely talent actor. 

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 Who’s ready for the recipe?

Captain America Ice Cream Cake
Cereal crust topped with no churn ice cream and red and blue M&M's.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 32oz heavy whipping cream
  2. 1 - 14oz sweetened condensed milk
  3. 2 cups cereal or crushed graham crackers
  4. 1 bag of M&M's; separate for reds and blues
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer with whisk attachment fitted beat heavy cream for 4 minutes on a 2. Move it up every 2 minutes until you reach the 10. Once the heavy cream looks like whipped topping stop the mixer.
  2. Pour in sweetened condensed milk and fold until smooth.
  3. Put crushed cereal or graham crackers at the bottom of the springform pan. Pour in half of whipped mixture. Top with some M&M's. Pour the rest over the top of the M&M's and top the cake with more M&M's for decor.
  4. Freeze cake for 3 hours or until firm. Lightly heat the edge of the pan with warm water being careful not to wet the cake. Pop the springform lever open and remove. Slice with a warm knife and serve.
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Fall Apple Party – Candy Apple M&M’s Cookie Skillet

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Ever have those moments where you say I don’t want to use a whole apple for caramel apples because no one hardly eats an entire apple? I do. Though I know my other half would devour a whole one but most people do not. It’s such a waste. I thought, what if there was a way to make mini caramel apples on lollipop sticks that each person can dip it into whatever they choose. And this Candy Apple M&M’s Cookie Skillet for something easy to serve up with a quickness.
 
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For fun we put together a Fall Apple Party with caramel apple bites and candy apple M&M’s cookie skillet. 
 
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Simply cut the apples into slices and you can dip them into whatever you like. It’s the perfect dessert or appetizer for a fall apple party #FlavorofFall. It’s a good way to make caramel apple bites for a fall football gathering or even a trunk or treat.
 
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With the weather drop here in Texas I’ve done nothing but crave apple recipes. To pair with the apples you can have a slow cooker cinnamon apple wassel and candy apple skillet cookie. Add some printable party decor then you have the cutest Fall apple party ever!
 
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We set it up on a Monday evening when we had a few friends over to have dinner and dessert. We watched spooky TV shows and movies to accompany the cooler fall weather we had roll in.
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Sipped on the cinnamon apple wassel made out of Mott’s apple juice with a few spoonfuls apple sauce in it. Just place 64 oz Mott’s apple juice in a slow cooker, add in 5 tablespoons apple sauce, one sliced orange, and two sticks of cinnamon. Put on low. Once it’s warm it’s ready to serve.
 
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The candy apple M&M’s were so good! We added them to our caramel apple bites tray and put them in our candy apple skillet cookie! I have a few coupons to share with you if you want to make this delicious dessert. I picked my Candy Apple M&M’s up at Walmart along with the Mott’s Apple Juice and Apple Sauce.

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Now about the recipe! I would love to know what you make for your own Fall parties.

Candy Apple M&M's Skillet Cookie
Serves 6
Candy apple M&M's mixed with a vegan cookie dough for a delicious treat.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup greek yogurt
  2. 1 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour (use oat flour for gluten free)
  4. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  5. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  6. 1/2 cup candy apple M&M's
  7. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixer bowl, add in brown sugar, peanut butter, and yogurt. Mix well.
  2. Add in flour and baking powder. Mix well until it looks like a crumble crust.
  3. Put one tablespoon oil into the skillet and rub sides and bottom with a paper towel. Press cookie mixture evenly into the skillet. Press 1/2 cup of M&M's into the top.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Pull and let cool.
Notes
  1. The cookie can be topped with a glaze for added sweetness. Use oat flour to make it gluten free.
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MARS Messy Cookie Cups

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We just finished a brutal week of band camp with my daughter as she is now officially on the color guard. You know those girls that dance with flags at half time while the band plays. We all know half time is just as important as is the football. Right? These pretty ladies get out there in costume with decorate faces and dazzle us with movements and flags that would be completely impossible for any person off the streets to accomplish. 

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That being said I like to make treats for her that are football themed. I think it’s super fun and cannot wait to share these MARS Messy Cookie Cups at a tailgating event this Fall. Simple to make and completely adorable! I picked up some sugar cookie dough because I am lazy and didn’t want to make it but you are so welcome to make your own.

Mars Mini

I stopped off at Sam’s Club to get the 105-count variety bag of MARS® candy bars(minis) so I could make plenty of these when I need them quick. I just pop the bag of chocolates in the freezer. I also picked up a 48 count of SNICKERS®. These I will simply keep on hand for the trunk or treat tailgating night. 

Mars Mini

These cookie cups are just made in cupcakes liners that you fill with cookie dough and MARS chocolates. Simply press cold sugar cookie dough into a cupcake liner.Place the candy on top and bake. Here I am going to show you how I make my MARS Messy Cookie Cups filled with MARS candy and topped off with an adorable tooth pick football flag. #Chocolate4TheWin

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Please stop by the comments below and let me know what tailgating desserts you like to bring with you to the game? Or maybe you have a appetizer dessert you make at home. I’d love to hear about them.

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MARS Messy Cookie Cups
Serves 10
Sugar cookie cup filled with MARS candy then baked and topped off with a football flag.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package of sugar cookie dough
  2. 30 MARS minis
  3. cupcake liners
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pull the sugar cookie dough from the freezer and place about 1/2 an inch of cookie dough into the liner. Place two to three pieces of MARS minis on top.
  3. Place on baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Using a toothpick swirl the chocolate with the cookie dough. Bake another 5 minutes until cookie is lightly golden brown.
  4. Let cool and serve.
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Dirt Dessert

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With back to school around the corner and my daughter already in color guard camp we are always looking for an easy dessert snack. Dirt Dessert is something my aunt used to make when I was little. It’s simple but super delicious.

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My son and I slipped off to Walmart today to pick up some groceries. We grabbed some Jello chocolate instant pudding and some Cool Whip along with a few other goodies. Shopping with him is so funny. He just insists on moving as a fast as possible through the store. 

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On the pudding aisle he finally found real goodies so he settled down and gave me a few extra minutes to look. He also mentioned milk is more expensive than gas. I think it’s pretty cool to see him grow and realize the prices of food and gas. Tells me he is knowledgeable. Here is a $1 off coupon for you! 

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Afterwards, I visited with my daughter to pick up some glassware to photograph this in on her dinner break. I enjoy when she helps me pick out a new piece for my dishes. She is excited to come home and eat this tonight. I cannot wait to see her face when she sees it. These are some of her favorite quick and easy snack items.

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Simply layer this into any of your favorite glassware or small dessert cups and serve up cold. It’s easy and anyone will laugh at the name.

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It’s was our on going joke that the cookies taste like dirt so out of this Dirt Dessert was born. Usually when we say this everyone flips out but when they see and try it they devour it! You can always dress it up to for the holidays. For more desserts & snacks follow along with #AddCoolWhip.

Dirt Dessert
Serves 3
Dirt dessert is cool whip, chocolate jello pudding, and crushed chocolate cookies layered with each other for dirty dessert!
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tub of Cool Whip
  2. 1 package of Jello chocolate pudding
  3. 1 package chocolate cookies; crushed
  4. 2 cups milk
Instructions
  1. Mix pudding as directed on package and refrigerate for about 5 minutes. Layer chocolate pudding in first. Add Cool Whip next and top with crushed chocolate cookies. Repeat this process until you have fill the glassware you are using. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Twinkie Forest Berry Ice Cream

“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Twinkies. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

When I was young one of my most favorite treats was Hostess cherry pies. Anything Hostess was good but it wasn’t uncommon to see everyone with a Twinkie in their lunch box. It reminds of a time in my childhood in which I lived with my Grandma and Grandpa.

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My Grandmother passed away last year. She used to enjoy the Hostess cupcakes. She always kept a box in her room. She used to always sneak my children one or two. I guess the tradition only carried on.

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Hostess to us is a family thing. You don’t buy anything other kind but Hostess. When the box of Twinkies came in for this campaign my teenagers raided them like they haven’t ate in a week. I had to snag the box and hide them to make this Twinkie Forest Berry Ice Cream.

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It’s a recipe I had fun making for the new #TwinkieCookbook coming out soon! You can submit your own recipes just like me. Visit http://hostesscakes.com/to submit your own recipe. 

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My daughter and I talked for days on what to make for this recipe. We know bananas and strawberries go wonderful with Twinkies but it’s something most would think of. We wanted to really show a bit of heritage in our dish. We are a HUGE berry family.  It’s impossible for us to resist a good berry. The other thing we love it ice cream. I really wanted to try my hand at this no churn, no ice cream machine ice cream. 

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As you can see this is the Twinkie Forest Berry Ice Cream. With any luck I will get a chance to be in the cookbook!

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Twinkie Forest Berry Ice Cream
Serves 4
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of blueberries
  2. 1 cup of raspberries
  3. 1 cup of blackberries
  4. 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
  5. 1 -14oz can sweeten condensed milk
  6. 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  7. 3 Twinkies; sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Layer in raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries into a baking dish. Sugar the tops of the berries. Bake for 8 minutes. Smash with fork. Set aside.
  2. Add heavy whipping cream to your mixer bowl. With the whisk attachment mix on low for 6 minutes. Slowly bring the speed up every 3 minutes. Once you reach the top speed the heavy whipping cream will start to resemble whipped topping. You should have soft peaks. Fold in the sweeten condensed milk. Set aside. Slice Twinkies.
  3. Line a loaf pan or trifle bowl with parchment paper. Add one layer of cream mixture, one sliced Twinkie, and 1/3 of the berries. Repeat the process twice more to create three layers. Place in freezer for 4 hours until ice cream is solid and ready for serving.
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