Welcome to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up. I know I normally post inspirational or fashion related posts for the link up, but because this link up welcomes all niches and types of posts (DIY, fashion, Recipes, faith, inspirational, etc.,) I thought it would be fun to share with you a fun Easter and spring cool recipe I tried last week. Feel free to link up your posts below but enjoy this lovely recipe below. (see my other recipes Brownies and Smoothie).
I remember when I was a young girl my mom use to take my siblings and I to our local “Country Cookin” restaurant weekly for their buffet of home cooked style food and while I loved their vegetables and delicious corn bread I still remember their little ice cream brass cups filled with chocolate pudding with whipped cream and cookie crumbs on top.
Last week I thought back to those memories and my taste buds almost demanded for the very same little ice cream cup of pudding. Since having our four kids eating out at restaurants is a planned event and can sometimes be quite the task, so I decided that I would just recreate this simple pudding recipe at home. When my hubby bought the pudding mix, whipping cream and cookies on a grocery run one night the pudding never got made as this little blog consumed my time that evening and it was getting late and kids were in bed so I figured it wasn’t all that special to enjoy on my own.
The next morning I had an idea. I found marsh mellows that were bought on clearance back in November 2015(expiration date being May 2016, so they were still good) and some food coloring. I thought, “hey why not make this an Easter themed pudding” and so my idea came into fruition and while the twins napped and seven year old was in school, my 3 year old son helped me make the whipping cream portion of the pudding and sprinkle the cookies, but read on below to see what I did.
Easter Pudding Recipe Ingredients:
1 box of Chocolate pudding mix (mine served 6)
Milk (for pudding mix, go by pudding mixture directions)
1 container of Whip Cream
6-8 Chocolate cookies or Cookie with cream filling
At least 4-5 sandwich bags
(optional: Bunny peeps or extra Easter props for decoration)
Step 1: I placed 6 cookies in a sandwich bag and sealing the bag tight I took a meat tenderizer and beat the bag, crushing the cookies, then poured the crushed cookies in a bowl as the bottom layer of the pudding dish.
Step 2: Next I mixed up the pudding according to the box in a separate bowl and allowed the pudding to soften to it’s state for about 10 minutes before adding it on top of the crushed cookies.
Step 3: After that I added a few more cookie crumbs to the top of the pudding.
Step 4: Finally I added green food coloring to my container of whipped cream/cool whip and once the green blended in I added the green cream as the last layer for a “grass” effect. My son helped me greatly here.
Step 5: For the final step I took three marshmallows and dropped them in seperate sandwich bags with different food color dyes and shook the bag up, getting the marsh mellow covered in the coloring contained in that bag. Then one by one I placed each marsh mellow on top of the pudding for the “eggs” effect.
It was fun seeing my kids enjoy the pudding later that evening and it made for a fun Easter celebration treat. It was very rich and good and definitely didn’t last long. My childhood cravings for chocolate pudding turned out better than expected and was a fun spring season treat as well.
What special dishes or recipes have you made for Easter? What do you plan to do for Easter?
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Now for “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up
Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.
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Now on to the Featured 5 from last week:
It is always nice to see how other women organize their jewelry, makeup or wardrobe so this post was filled with some great future ideas for myself as I consider how to organize my hats and scarves better.
Speaking of organization, I was intrigued by Jill’s closet makeover and of her laundry room, see what she did to spruce this little nook up with spring cleaning on the mind. Post here.
Mary dresses up a family heirloom that I just love, but you have to see which it is and where it came from here.
Jennie’s look is simple but casually chic and I personally loved her outfit here.
Debbie posted a very inspirational post on a reminder on why we should be sharing and blogging. Read her message here. (This is especially for those that get burned out or forget their purpose for blogging from the start).
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