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Banana pudding fancy it up

 

Moving to the south I have discovered many new things that that I love! I Probably don’t need them in my life as much as I like but on occasion we like to splurge! That being said, Yes Banana Pudding…. Amazing is all I can say! Why I never had this before until I moved here I don’t know but I must share this yummy easy recipe with everyone! Oh and by the way Sweet tea in the south is Heaven!

If your throwing a party this is something light and sweet you can make. Preparation is easy and fast. If you have kids you can have your kids help lay the cookies down in the layering process. Usually I have seen banana pudding served in a bowl or platter but you can have fun with this! I layered mine in wine glasses and topped with whip cream and placed a cookie and some cookie crumbs to dress it up. You can make them in mason jars if you have the little mason jars that would also be cute!

If you decide to pour yours in glasses I just used a ladle to pour the pudding mixture in. Don’t worry if you get some on the sides you can clean it off and your going to top with whip cream anyway! ( Note I wait until I am ready to take out dessert because the whip cream will soften up)

There are many different types of banana pudding recipes out there, I have tried a few but this is my favorite!

Banana Pudding Recipe

1 large pkg Instant vanilla pudding,

2 1/2 cups cold milk

1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)

1 container whipped topping, (16 ounces)

sliced bananas ( about 5-6 Bananas)

vanilla wafer cookies

Preparation:

Mix pudding and milk; add condensed milk. Blend it up add whipped topping blend until your filling has no lumps

Now you just layer your cookies down top with bananas pour pudding on top and repeat layers. For the top I Lay my cookies down and crush a few all over. If you want to dress up your pudding You can put them in glasses or mason jars for a cute look! Just do the same layering method. for my wine glass I added whip cream to the top and dressed it up with a cookie and some crumbs!

Set in your refrigerator you can eat this a few hours after being in the refrigerator but its best made the night before!

banana pudding party treats

Banana Pudding

Layered Cupcakes

Why just have regular cupcakes when you can make them like this! For this recipe I made strawberry and chocolate box cake recipe’s but added a few tricks!
These are perfect for any event you are having!
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees

Mix Both cake mixes in separate bowls. I add an extra egg to what the box says and substitute ¾ cup of water for milk, and substitute ¼ cup of oil to butter. (some boxes call for different measurements whatever your box says just substitute for milk, butter, and add an extra egg.) This turns your box cake into homemade taste!

Line your cupcake pan with liners. (You can do without but to be safe I lined mine anyways.) I did 12 chocolate cupcakes and 12 strawberry cupcakes. Once they were done and completely cooled down I peeled the liners off and cut the cupcakes into two.

Frosting – I used this cream cheese frosting recipe I found on Pinterest:

Mix 1/4 cup of softened butter with 3 cups powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Add 8 oz. cold cream cheese and mix until smooth. I added some valentines sprinkles to the frosting.

Strawberry/ Brownie Cupcakes

 

Brownie and cake in one is amazing! They come out so pretty!
For the cupcakes:
box of strawberry cake
box of brownie mix
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees
Whisk together the brownie mix, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup canola oil, and 1/4 cup water in a bowl.
Mix the cake mix I add an extra egg to what the box says Substitute ¾ cup of water for milk, and substitute ¼ cup of oil to butter. This turns your box cake into homemade taste!
Spoon the brownie batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each cup 1/3 full. Spoon the cake batter over the brownie batter, until muffin cups are each 2/3 full. (for the brownie mix I put my batter in a glass measuring cup so I didn’t get brownie batter on the sides)
Bake in the preheated oven until golden about 20 minutes.
Let your cupcakes cool and you can take off your liners so everyone can see the pretty layers!


Rice Krispy Treats

 

Valentine’s Day will be approaching soon, and your kids will be asking for treats! Or if you’re like me – will be taking treats into work! We all love Rice Krispy treats but add a little chocolate and we might not just stop with one!
Supplies:
Kellogg’s Rice Krispy recipe:
6 cups Rice Krispy cereal
4 cups Mini marshmallows
3 tablespoon margarine
red food coloring
Chocolate of your choice ( I used pink melting wafers)
Heart cut out mold ( you can get at Wal-Mart or any craft store- use a coupon)
Wax paper
Melt your butter in a pan (low heat so you don’t burn your marshmallows) once melted add your marshmallows – use a spatula to constantly keep stirring once all melted – add your food coloring to desired color. (you can buy pink marshmallows but it will cost you over 2 dollars when you can just add your own food coloring, plus the marshmallows are light pink.) add your 6 cups of rice Krispy cereal.

Take your Rice Krispy over your wax paper and spread out to about an inch thick. Use your heart cutter and cut out as many as you want. I had a small heart cutter so all the scraps I had I made little ones. Now melt your chocolate (I melted mine in the microwave) take your spoon and drizzle all over your hearts. you can add sprinkles or candies over as well

 

I used mine for a valentine’s day party!

Wafers Dipped in Chocolate

 

These cute easy Wafers are perfect for a Valentine’s party or as treats!
These are beyond easy to make and very reasonable.
Supplies:
Wafers ( any flavor, I did strawberry)
Melting chocolate of your choice ( I used white chocolate microwave melting bark)
Desired sprinkles ( Go to a craft store and use a coupon on their app to get the best deal)
Wax paper or Foil
Steps:
  1. Dip your wafers in your chocolate, lay on the foil
  2. Sprinkle your toppings right away before the chocolate hardens so your topping will stick well
  3. Take a spoon and dip in your chocolate and drizzle over wafers for a finishing touch
  4. Let the chocolate set and enjoy!
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