Sunday, July 16, 2017

Chocolate Cherry No Bake Bars / #SundaySupper

Today we are having a picnic, and I brought these Chocolate Cherry No Bake Bars! These bars are easy to make. They do take a little bit of time; but they are so worth it! Creamy, tasty, and full of chocolate and cherry flavor. They are a perfect dessert! They fit in at a picnic, a campout, a backyard party or anywhere you want to serve a fun dessert that everyone will love! 
Plan time to make this dessert. It has to be refrigerated for at least 3 hours after making it.  It can be refrigerated for several days if you wish to make it ahead of time!
 

Chocolate Cherry No Bake Bars
(printable recipe at end of page)

1 pound Fresh Cherries
1 cup Fresh Whipping Cream
2-3 tbl Confectioners Sugar
3 Cherry Yogurt Containers (6 oz. each)
Chocolate Graham Crackers
Chocolate Curls

 Wash the cherries, take the stems off, pit the cherries, and cut them in half. Place in refrigerator until needed.
Make whipped cream with the whipping cream, adding sugar as desired. I used fresh whipped cream, but pre made whipped cream will work also. Mix the whipped cream with the containers of cherry yogurt; just mixing with a spoon.
 Fit chocolate graham crackers onto the bottom of the pan, You can use any size pan for this recipe. I used a small one that is 6"x9". If you prefer to use a larger dish, adjust the amount of the ingredients to fit your pan. The graham crackers are easily cut with a serrated knife by "sawing" back and forth.
You will be making 3 layers, so divide your yogurt whipped cream mix accordingly. Place the first layer over the bottom layer of graham crackers.
 Add cherries, again keeping in mind that you will have three layers of cherries.
Add the second layer of graham crackers right on top of the cherries. Then spread a layer of the whipped cream yogurt mix on top. Add more cherries.
Add the final layer of the graham crackers when you are almost to the top of your pan. 
Add another layer of whipped cream and yogurt mix, and top with the cherry halves. Use a vegetable peeler to shave pieces of chocolate from the block of chocolate to the top layer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for approximately 3 hours. Check to see if the graham crackers have softened by sticking a toothpick in to several spots. The toothpick should go down through the crackers. Once it does, the bars are ready to be cut and served.
The bars should be kept refrigerated. The longer they are refrigerated, the better they taste and the softer the texture.
Serve right from the fridge!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this recipe! 

Thank you to our host today, Christie, who blogs at A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures!

Keep scrolling down to find more picnic recipes from the rest of the #SundaySupper cooks. I know you will find even more to love! 


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Yield: 12 Bars

Chocolate Cherry No Bake Bars

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 pound Fresh Cherries
  • 1 cup Fresh Whipping Cream
  • 2-3 tbl Confectioners Sugar
  • 3 Cherry Yogurt Containers (6 oz. each)
  • Chocolate Graham Crackers
  • Milk Chocolate Bar

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Wash the cherries, take the stems off, pit the cherries, and cut them in half. Place in refrigerator until needed.
  2. Make whipped cream with the whipping cream, adding sugar as desired. I used fresh whipped cream, but pre made whipped cream will work also. Mix the whipped cream with the containers of cherry yogurt; just mixing with a spoon.
  3. Fit chocolate graham crackers onto the bottom of the pan, You can use any size pan for this recipe. I used a small one that is 6"x9". If you prefer to use a larger dish, adjust the amount of the ingredients to fit your pan. The graham crackers are easily cut with a serrated knife by "sawing" back and forth.
  4. You will be making 3 layers, so divide your yogurt whipped cream mix accordingly. Place the first layer over the bottom layer of graham crackers.
  5. Add cherries, again keeping in mind that you will have three layers of cherries.
  6. Add the second layer of graham crackers right on top of the cherries. Then spread a layer of the whipped cream yogurt mix on top. Add more cherries.
  7. Add the final layer of the graham crackers when you are almost to the top of your pan.
  8. Add another layer of whipped cream and yogurt mix, and top with the cherry halves. Use a vegetable peeler to shave pieces of chocolate from the block of chocolate to the top layer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for approximately 3 hours. Check to see if the graham crackers have softened by sticking a toothpick in to several spots. The toothpick should go down through the crackers. Once it does, the bars are ready to be cut and served.
  9. The bars should be kept refrigerated. The longer they are refrigerated, the better they taste and the softer the texture.
  10. Serve right from the fridge!
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackers / #15MinuteFriday

What is your favorite flavor combination? It might be strawberries and cream, bananas and chocolate, or maybe even cinnamon and sugar? Mine is, hands down, Peanut Butter and Chocolate! I know this yummy flavor is the favorite of many of us, so I thought I might share my Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackers with you today for #15MinuteFriday! This recipe is easy to make, takes very few ingredients, and it tastes sooo good!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackers
(printable recipe at end of page)

Honey Graham Crackers
Peanut Butter
Milk Chocolate 
Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Break the graham crackers in half. Spread peanut butter on each piece. Refrigerate for 4-5 minutes.
Melt milk chocolate in microwave. Use a low power mode and only melt for 10-15 seconds at a time. Stir after each time. Let cool slightly.
Spread chocolate on top of peanut butter. Refrigerate for 4-5 minutes again.
Chop each peanut butter cup into 4 pieces. Place pieces on top of chocolate. 
Enjoy these Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackers! Refrigerate until ready to serve. They taste great cold or at room temperature! 


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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackers

INGREDIENTS:


  • Honey Graham Crackers
  • Peanut Butter
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Mini Peanut Butter Cups

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Break the graham crackers in half. Spread peanut butter on each piece. Refrigerate for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Melt milk chocolate in microwave. Use a low power mode and only melt for 10-15 seconds at a time. Stir after each time. Let cool slightly.
  3. Spread chocolate on top of peanut butter. Refrigerate for 4-5 minutes again.
  4. Chop each peanut butter cup into 4 pieces. Place pieces on top of chocolate.
  5. Enjoy these Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackers! Refrigerate until ready to serve. They taste great cold or at room temperature!
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Dreamsicle Mocktail / #SundaySupper

I love fun drinks! I especially like them in the summer when it is hot and humid and nothing seems to quench my thirst. One of my favorite ways to stay cool when I was a kid was to eat as many creamsicles as I could get away with. That orange and cream flavor is so YUM and refreshing and is the idea behind my favorite drink, Creamsicle Dreamsicle Mocktail!


Dreamsicle Mocktail
(printable recipe at end of page)
Orange Soda (I used Nesbitts)
Haagen Dazs Ice Cream
Crushed Ice
Whipped Cream
Orange Sprinkles



Add equal amounts of soda, ice cream and crushed ice to a blender. 
Blend together.
Add whipped cream and sprinkles! Enjoy!
I am so happy that you stopped by today!
 
Thank you to our host, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures for hosting such a thirst quenching party today!


Scroll down just a bit to find many more refreshing recipes from the #SundaySupper family members: 

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Creamsicle Dreamsicle Mocktail

INGREDIENTS:


  • Orange Soda (I used Nesbitts)
  • Haagen Dazs Ice Cream
  • Crushed Ice
  • Whipped Cream
  • Orange Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Add equal amounts of soda, ice cream and crushed ice to a blender. Blend together.
  2. Add whipped cream and sprinkles! Enjoy!
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Friday, July 7, 2017

Snack Time Fruit on a Stick /#15 Minute Friday

Sometimes it only takes a few extra minutes to make something look special, and in return make it enticing and irresistible! That was my goal today for this #15 Minute Friday post. How to make simple grapes and bananas look special enough that children will pick the fruit over a cookie or candy. I think this Snack Time Fruit on a Stick just might work!
Snack Time Fruit on a Stick
(printable recipe at end of post)

Red Grapes
Green Grapes
Bananas
Palm Tree Drink Stirrers
Strawberry Yogurt
1 Dollop of Whipped Cream 

This is all you need for each skewer. Decide what design you want to use to thread on the fruit. make them all the same, or change it around. I cut the bananas a bit wide. If they are too thin, they will fall off the skewer. 
I think the skewers add a fun element to this very simple snack.
Mix the whipped cream and the yogurt. The fruit tastes great dipped in this.
That's all there is to it. The stirrers can be found at the dollar store. They come 10 to a package.
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Snack Time Fruit on a Stick

INGREDIENTS:


  • Red Grapes
  • Green Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Palm Tree Drink Stirrers
  • Strawberry Yogurt
  • 1 Dollop of Whipped Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. This is all you need for each skewer. Decide what design you want to use to thread on the fruit. make them all the same, or change it around. I cut the bananas a bit wide. If they are too thin, they will fall off the skewer.
  2. Mix the whipped cream and the yogurt. The fruit tastes great dipped in this. That's it! Enjoy!
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Fresh Fruit Salad / #TasteCreations

I love a fun picnic anytime of year! Do you? They are so fun in the fall, with falling leaves and the crisp autumn air, and I love them in the spring when everything is starting to bloom, and I can't wait to get outside after a long winter,  and or course they are a natural summer activity that I always look forward to. I have had a few winter picnics with friends and family and they are fun too, but there is a lot of hurrying to eat, and constantly stoking the fire to keep warm, and a lot of frozen toes. Fun but in moderation!
We are all about picnic foods at the #TasteCreations party today, so I brought a Fresh Fruit Salad, which is always a favorite! It takes pretty much no time to put together, and it has that great flavor and feeling that you can only get from fresh fruit! I hope you enjoy it! 


 Fresh Fruit Salad

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Star Spangled Cookies / #SundaySupper

Happy 4th of July to you all! I love celebrating the 4th, don't you? I love the reason for the party, the red, white and blue colors, the yummy BBQ atmosphere, the parades, the fun! So today I made some Star Spangled Cookies to celebrate! I used a basic sugar cookie recipe that I have been using for years, but I added a little twist to these cookies. I sprinkled the icing, both in the cookie and on top of the cookie with pop rocks! 
At first it gave the cookies that little pop that you get when you use pop rocks, but once the cookies sat for a few hours, the moisture from the frosting dampened the pop rocks. So, there was a little pop from the rocks, but not what I expected. Next time I make these I will only add the pop rocks to the drizzled frosting on the top of the cookies. If I add them right before I serve them, the pop rocks will give that fun pop I was looking for!

Star Spangled Cookies
(printable recipe at end of post)

Friday, June 30, 2017

Red, White and Blue Popcorn Balls /#15 Minute Friday

It is time for #15 Minute Friday and today I have some simple, tasty Red, White, and Blue Popcorn Balls that will fit in to any 4th of July celebration! 
Red, White and Blue Popcorn Balls 
(printable recipe at end of page) 
(makes 4 large popcorn balls)