A Delicious Dish for Easter: Creamy Chocolate Mousse Pie

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I love sweets and for this and other reasons, Easter is one of my favorite holidays! It’s a time for family, fellowship, worship, and of course, sweets! This is a recipe for creamy chocolate mousse pie that’s easy to make and will be a huge hit with the relatives. They are going to love it!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

1 (7 ounce) bar of chocolate candy

1/2 cup milk

2 cups of heavy whipping cream

1 (9 inch) graham pie crust, baked (I buy mine pre-made at the store!)

Directions:

Heat marshmallows, chocolate candy, and milk into a saucepan until marshmallows and chocolate are melted. Stir constantly…this burns easily! Allow the mixture to cool completely.

Beat heavy cream in a bowl until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the cooled mixture into the heavy cream peaks and pour into the baked pie crust. Refrigerate for about 3 hours, until it sets.

Delicious, Healthy and Easy Frozen Yogurt

I love desserts! I, however, am on a diet and not able to indulge in the full-of-calorie chocolate cake that I want to! I found a great recipe for a healthy frozen yogurt that is perfect for someone that is watching what they eat without having to give up those delicious sweets!

All you need is 2 cups of plain, whole milk yogurt, 2 cups of plain or non-fat Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of superfine sugar, 3 tablespoons of corn syrup, and whatever fresh fruit you like best (I like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries on mine!)

 

Whisk both yogurts, the sugar and the corn syrup in a large bowl until all ingredients are combined. Pour the mixtures into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

For a soft consistency, serve right out of the ice cream maker. For a firmer texture, transfer the frozen yogurt to a covered container and freeze for up to 2 hours. Add your fresh fruit on top!

S’Mores at Any Event

If you love S’Mores, you are not alone. These tasty treats are a favorite of many, many people. They are as fun to make as they are to eat! With this smart, creative idea you don’t have to be sitting around a campfire to enjoy this delicious, sweet treat. You can easily make it so that people can make this at a wedding, birthday party, shower, and more.

All you need is a hollow wooden box, some decorative rocks, Sterno chafing fuel, a lighter, kabob skewers, marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hershey bars. Once the chafing furl flame runs out, just replace it and light the new one. The rocks hold the chafing fuel in place and provide decoration. You can match the rocks to the colors and theme of your event. This is very easy to do and is a creative way to serve dessert! Guests will drool over these and they will be a huge hit.

Corona Cupcakes For Cinco de Mayo

Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? It’s tomorrow, so if you’re not ready and you’re wanting to celebrate, I thought I’d share this fun recipe with you! This sounds weird, but it has the taste of vanilla with a hint of Corona and lime.

All you need is 3/4 cup of unsalted butter, 1-3/4 cup of sugar, 2-1/2 cup of flour, 2 tsp of baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 3 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp lime zest, 1 cup of Corona beer (plus more for brushing on the tops), 1/4 cup milk, and lime wedges. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit and put 24 cupcake liners in a cupcake baking tin. In a medium size bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Then with an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy. Add eggs to this mixture and then add zest and vanilla. Add the milk and beer alternatively with the flour and mix it with an electric mixer. Fill the cupcake lines 2/3 full and bake for 18 minutes. When the cupcakes are done, poke holes in the top of them while they are warm and brush beer onto each cupcake.

For the frosting you will need 12 oz. of cream cheese, 6 tbsp of butter, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 tsp lime zest, and 4 cups powdered sugar. Combine butter and cream cheese with a mixer until it’s smooth. Add lime juice, zest, and powdered sugar until it’s well mixed in. Once the cupcakes have cooled, you can add this delicious frosting to the tops! Yum!

Cake Batter Puppy Chow

It’s Sunday, so that means I’ll be sharing another recipe with you! I hope you had a great weekend.

If you want to stray away from your run of the mill puppy chow (the one with peanut butter, chocolate, and powered sugar) you have to try out this recipe! It’s delicious and is definitely a crowd pleaser. I personally don’t like peanut butter, so I opt for this recipe.

All you need in 5 cups of Chex cereal (I like the Rice Chex), 10 oz of almond bark, 1 1/2 cups of yellow cake mix (unprepared of course!), 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 1/2 cup of vegetable oil.

Melt the almond bark according to the directions (I add a little shortening to mine to thin it out a bit so it doesn’t get clumpy). Put the cake mix, powdered sugar, and Chex cereal into a container with a  lid. Pour the melted almond bark into the container and shake it up. It’s as easy as that!