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One of the Moms in our office, Robyn, is always doing creative or crafty projects with her girls. She recently made Red Velvet Cake Pops for her daughter Kira’s birthday with a little decorating help from Kira. It takes some patience to prepare these but it is worth it. They were a huge hit at the party but most people said that the pops were so rich that one was enough.

The finished product!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13X9 cake)
  • 1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.) – non whipped
  • 1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
  • Sprinkles or other decorations

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Cookie sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Food coloring if you’d like chocolate a color other than white or brown
  • Lollipop sticks (Crafts Stores carry these)
  • Styrofoam block

DIRECTIONS:

  1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
  2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting.
  3. Hand roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet.    Note: This should make 45-50 balls. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper.
  4. Chill for several hours or you can speed this up by putting in the freezer.
  5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package. Add a couple of drops of food coloring to white chocolate at this time.           Note: Chocolate shouldn’t be too hot. Chocolate scorches very easily and will taste burnt if heated too long. Only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It’s easier to work with when it’s hot.
  6. Dip lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and insert into cake ball a little less than half way.
  7. After the stick is firm and set, dip into chocolate and rotate until entire pop is covered and removed promptly. You can use a small spoon to cover areas missed but do NOT swirl pop in the chocolate or you will lose it roll balls in chocolate.
  8. Decorate as you like.
  9. When done, poke the lollipop stick into the styrofoam block to set.

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St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re searching for festive and scrumptious desserts for your celebration to please both kids and adults, look no further.


St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispies Treats

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 cups green mini-marshmallows (you may have to pick them out of a bag of pastel mini-marshmallows)
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring


DIRECTIONS:

In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.  Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.  Add food coloring and rice krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. You can also add plain green M&Ms.

Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

 

Easy GrasshopperBars

Chocolate drizzle and cool minty cream cheese frosting top indulgent chocolate bars. Yum!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Makes: 36 bars

INGREDIENTS:

Bars

  • 1 pouch ( lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker double chocolate chunk cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg  

Frosting

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoons mint extract
  • 3 to 4 drops green food coloring

Glaze

  • 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter


DIRECTIONS:

1.  Heat over to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.

2.  In large bowl, stir all Bar ingredients until soft dough forms> Press into pan; bake 15 minutes. Cool about 10 minutes.

3. In large bowl, stir all Frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread over bars.

4. In small microwaveable bowl, microwave all Glaze ingredients on High for 30 seconds; stir until smooth. Drizzle over frosting. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

source of Grasshopper Bars: http://www.bettycrocker.com/Recipes/

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