The second treat comes from my dearest friend, Brie. I've known Brie forever. Literally. We were in the first grade together, and have been friends ever since. She has a great recipe for a tasty little treat that I first encountered at Young Life Camp in Saranac Village. Brie and I were both on the trip, and had a blast (albeit, we were, at one point, stranded in the middle of Saranac Lake with a sinking canoe. But that's another story for another day). Brie has been making this recipe ever since, and I love it. We met up with some friends earlier this week, and Brie brought the dessert along. I finally asked her for the recipe. And for permission to post it. She obliged.
If you are anything like me, you enjoy knowing where your food is coming from. Here is a little pictoral background on the recipe's keeper:
This is a picture of Brie and I at our friend's Jeff and Gretchen's wedding. (Does that sentence make grammatical sense?). Brie is on the left, I am on the right. The wedding was a few years ago, in a land far far away, before kids and blogs.
Here we are on a Young Life ski weekend our senior year of high school. Yes, you read that right. High School. This takes place in a galaxy far far away, before husbands, the second Bush administration and the internet.
Lastly, I give you a candid picture of Brie. The setting: my house after a high school dance with a bunch of our friends. Notice Brie is clutching something in her right hand. That, my friends, is an Entenmann's Raspberry Danish. My parent's kitchen was never without it. And when she was over my house, neither was Brie. She will deny it, but one night she ate an entire box of said Raspberry Danish during a sleepever. All before we went to bed. In this picture, you can see the surprise and guilt in Brie's expression. I had caught her in the act of, you guessed it: finishing off the Raspberry Danish.
Now that you can feel secure in the origin of your recipe's owner, you can be confident in going out to get the ingredients to make this "dirty" little treat!
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Snowy Day Tasty Treat
- 2 small packages of instant pudding (Brie recommends 1 vanilla and 1 chocolate package of pudding)
- Milk (amount called for according to the package directions)
- 1 package of Oreo's
- 1/2 tub of Cool Whip
1) Prepare pudding with milk as package directs.
2) Once pudding is whipped, add 1/2 tub of Cool Whip
3) While pudding is combining with Cool Whip, empty package of Oreos into Ziplock bag. Seal bag, and crush Oreos.
4) Add 1/2 of the Oreos to the pudding mixture.
5) Pour pudding mixture into a 13x9-inch baking dish. Garnish with remaining Oreo crumbles
6) Store in refrigerator until it is set. Enjoy!
Brie encourages creativity. Try different flavors of pudding (Mint Chocolate Chip, for example). Brie also has used all Vanilla Pudding with crushed Vanilla Wafers and called it "Sand."
If you'd prefer to use all Chocolate or all Vanilla pudding mix (instead of using 1 of each), it will turn out fine!
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Dirt is great treat to have on hand when you are cooped up at home. These are the kind of ingredients people often have on hand, stuffed in the back of a pantry or freezer. This is also super kid friendly, and they could easily help you to create it!
So there you have it - 2 recipes to get you through this snowy weekend! I do apologize; I would have had this posted earlier, so you could be sure to have the ingredients on hand. But, I was too busy scanning embarrassing pictures of Brie.
I think the trade off was worth it.
Enjoy your day!