Simple Kitchen: Cool, easy dessert
By Errin Stevenson
May 30, 2008 | Summertime is full of parties, barbecues
and family reunions. Planning food can be hard and stressful,
but not this summer. Over the ten weeks, I am going
to give you some great recipes for all your big events.
Light, cool and healthy meals are my motto. So lets
get ready to go on a cooking and baking extravaganza.
Desserts are among summertime's favorites, and they
need to stay light. For, we all are trying to look our
best in a swimsuit! To start my top 10 summer recipes
off, I am going to introduce you to one of my favorite
1 c. flour
1 sq. margarine (melted)
1 c. nuts, chopped well (I prefer just the regular peanut)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a 9 x 13 pan mix together
peanut and flour. Then pour melted margarine over and
mix. Form a crust by pushing mixed ingredients onto
bottom of pan. In preheated oven, cook crust for 20
minutes. Once crust is baked, let cool.
8 oz. cream cheese (you can do fat-free)
2 c. powdered sugar
2 c. cool whip
Beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar. Then
simply fold in your cool whip.
1 4 oz. package instant chocolate pudding powder
1 4 oz. package instant vanilla pudding powder
3 c. milk
Add pudding powder into a medium size bowl. Pour milk
in and beat with whisk until the mixture thickens.
Once the crust is cool, simple add the filling 1 mixture
on top. Then, follow with filling 2. Refrigerate for
15 minutes to let cool.
Small tub of Cool Whip
1 bar of Hershey’s chocolate
Remove from refrigerator and top with a small tub
of Cool Whip and grated chocolate. A quick and easy
way to grate chocolate is by simple using a vegetable