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Ice Cream, brownies & other treats

Easy Treats 

                                        EZ Tropical Pudding Dessert

             I love banana pudding , but every so often you need give your
             taste buds something new. This pudding is delicious and an
             awesome addittion to your summer entertaining, or potlucks.



            1 pckgs Coconut pudding
            1 can crushed pineapple, Reserve 2 Tsp Of Pineapple Juice
            1/4 cup of toasted coconut flakes
            1 box Vanilla wafers


         Line a glass dish with a layer of Vanilla Wafers, then top with
         little dollops of pineapple, set aside.


                Make instant pudding
                according to package directions except add 2Tsp pineapple                                                                           juice, mixwell/ let sit a minute or two before, then cover wafers                                                                     and pineapple with half of the pudding, and repeat all layers.


            Sprinkle toasted coconut on your top pudding layer.
            Refridgerate for 2 hours or overnight.

           NOTE: I used 1 box of pudding mix. If you want more, please
                      add another box and adjust the layers accordingly.


                                                                     Keep it easy!
                                                                   Yvonne Doñate

    Added July 10, 2016


                                                              Patriot Ice Cream Sandwich


            Little and big kids will love this crunchy cold treat. Just 2 easy steps give this old favorite                                  new life.  This will have you thinking why didnt I think of that. 
       These are so easy that your kids can make them theirselves, and I call that Kid friendly. 


                     Ice Cream Sandwiches
                     Magic Shell Ice Cream covering,your flavor
                     Sprinkles, of your choice



                  What to do: 

                           Shake Magic Shell, and pour onto a plate. 
                           Pour some sprinkles on another plate.
                           Unwrap the sandwiches then dip one side of it on the magic shell. Then dip                                                            in the sprinkles. Repeat the process on the other 3 sides.  


           TIP: After you touch the sandwiches to the chocolate,  be sure not to rub just touch the sandwiches                            to the sprinkles, its all about technique, and do it quickly before the magic shell sets. 


                          A refreshing updated take that will be a crowd-pleaser whether its a get-together for                                 adults and/or kids or just an everday summer treat. And using sprinkles can make them a                                     holiday tie-in. It really is that easy!

                                                                                                                   Keep it easy!
                                                                                                                 Yvonne Doñate

             Added  May  24,  2015



                                                         Easy Apple Crisp

                  Apples are popular fall staple, but if your pressed for time and easy way to make                                            Apple Crisp is to use Granola and canned Apple Pie filling. If you like the Crisp in Apple                                          Crisp then you'll love the slightly crunchy texture of the granola as the crisp. 

            Pour the Apple pie Filling in a baking dish.  Cover with about 2 cups of granola cereal 
            Bake at 375* in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes

                                                                                                                                                                                             I like mine as is. However, If you prefer more sweet evenly sprinkle 1 TBSP sugar and                                             1 TBSP of cinnamon before covering with granola. Want even more flavor drizzle caramel                                      sauce over before adding granola topping. 

            I know what your thinking, "How come I didn't think of this" . Well that's why you got                                           me, to think of things u didn't think of. Ha! Just remember good doesn't                                                                 have to be complicated or expensive.

                                                                                                           Keep it easy,
                                                                                                        Yvonne Doñate 

                    Added Nov 9, 2014


                                                    EZ Fried Ice Cream Sundae

                                 Hello Everyone, I don't know about you but sometimes I want a new                                           flavor when it comes to Ice Cream. Don't get me wrong I LOVE chocolate but                                               sometimes my taste buds are screaming for something new. So I came up with                                             this Really Easy take on Fried Ice Cream.



                                        Vanilla Ice Cream                                                                                                                                       Jar of Honey                                                                                                                                               Taco Bells' Cinnamon twist crisps                

                          The measurements are your own, put as much toppings as you want just                                            be careful of the amount of Honey as it tends to be sickenly sweet with too much of it.



                             Yummy delicious and way to easy. The convenience of using Taco Bell's                                      Cinnamon twist gives  you the perfect excuse to grab lunch or dinner out, ha! So the                                      next time you need a change from the ordinary  sundae flavors and you spot a                                   Taco Bell, stop in and grab a bag or two. I grabbed 3 bags when I got home                                          put them in a storage bag and what is left is still fresh and crispy. and that was                                    a week and a half ago. I think they are a bit like chips, once cooked they stay                                        good for a while.

             I even put this recipe to the test with my 3 kids and they loved it.


         NOTE: Please Remember Parents that Honey should not be given babies, Pediatricians                                           recommend not feeding your child  Honey until they are at least  1 yr old.


                                                                                            Keep It Easy!                                                                                                                                               Yvonne D.

               Added Aug 24, 2014

                                                       Brownie Marshmallow Surprise


                  While at a potluck I tasted the best dessert, when the lady kept forgetting to bring                                 the recipe I got busy and crafted my own recipe and here is what I came up with. The                                     convenience of store bought brownie mix keeps this dessert on my easy list. Now that                                   summer is coming to a close you can turn on your oven and make this sweet treat!

                   1 pckg of Brownie mix
                   1/2 cup of Peanut Butter
                   1 jar of Marshmallow creme
                   1 bag of Milk Chocolate Chips
                   1/8- 1/4 cup of Milk
                   1/2 cup of Rice Krispy cereal
                   1/8 cup of chopped pecans

               Make brownie according to package directions but add PB to the mix & mix well, bake                                    as directed. Remove from oven. while still warm spread Generous amounts of                                                Marshmallow creme on top of brownie

               Pour bag of Chocolate in a saucepan on medium heat, add milk start with 1/8 of cup                                      only adding more if needed. When Chocolate is melted add Pecans. Mix quickly. Remove                              from heat add Rice Krispy cereal, also mix quickly, then spread over Marshmallow.

               Tip: When melting Chocolate Chips I use milk, it melts faster and the milk helps to                                               make the chocolate creamier for use in recipes. 

               Allow to cool, about 1 hr then cut into bars and Eat and enjoy.


               Disclaimer: Warning I am not responsibe for your Chocolate OD. lol And with this                                                            dessert many ER's will be full to capacity, ha!


    Added Aug 17, 2014                                                                           Keep It Easy!                                                                                                                                                Yvonne D.

                                         Easy No Bake Smore's bars

                  Summer is in full swing and that means turning off the oven & heading outside                                      to enjoy some summer fun. One of those things we all enjoy is a S'more around the                                        campfire, which is a summer staple if you ask me, Ha!

         Sometimes though a campfire is not available , but that doesn't mean we have to                                            deprive ourselves of this gooey chocolatey mess of Goodness, haha!


              4TBSp of Butter/Margarine                                                                                                                           5 cups of Miniature Marshmallows                                                                                                               6 Cups of Golden Graham cereal                                                                                                                 2-3 Hershey's Chocolate Bars (that have been refridgerated) 

            Tip: I refridgerated my Chocolate Bars so I could break them up more easy and not get                                          chocolate all over my hands while doing it.                                                                                                    First I broke the cooled Hersheys down into separate rectangles, then I broke each                                         rectangle in half, depending on your love For Chocolate 2-3 bars is sufficient.

                            DIRECTIONS:                                                                                                                     Just like Rice Crispy treats make in the same fashion. Melt Butter in Saucepan, then add                               Marshmallow's. When Marshmallow's have melted then add Cereal. Simply remove from                               Heat then spread into Pan. Drop your chocolate pieces onto the mixture. Allow to cool then                             cut into bars.This recipe with that sweetened cereal is very rich, You'll definitely need a                                   glass of milk, Ha! 

            Note: I think my tummy aches, I ate too many, oh but it was soooo GOOD, Ha!                                                      And way too EASY with only 4 ingredients. 

           Tip: Don't bother using wax paper it will just stick to the bars. you can spray your pan lightly                                   with butter flavored spray, if you prefer. My wax paper ened up getting stuck and was                                     impossible to remove as it had melted onto my treat. From experience, don't line your                                     pan. 

                                                                                                     Keep it easy!                                                                                                                                                Yvonne D.

         Added July 6, 2014