Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake

This Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake comes together in minutes and tastes AMAZING! It's easy, chocolaty, creamy and extra sweet! My brother has an issue with me.

He doesn’t like that I work in silence.

In my defense, I don’t even notice the silence. You know the feeling, right? Where it just feels… right? Where you’ve got your icy cold soda, your comfy chair, your fan going, and all is right in the world? That’s me when I’m working.

But he can’t even do the dishes without having music blasting. I get it – music is nice. Music is fine. I have no qualms with music. It’s just that I rarely listen to it outside of the car and the occasional baking sesh. I like working in quiet – it keeps me focused. Music makes me want to move and do things, like not work. Plus, I get so distracted tapping my fingers along to the beat and singing along that precious minutes of work just roll by while I’m knee-deep in the chorus.

And every time, without fail, he’ll complain that it’s “too quiet.” Too quiet? No comprende, homeboy. Not quiet enough. When everyone’s home, the TV is blaring and people are talking and I can hear the TV shows I want to be watching instead of working and it’s all downhill. And the dogs bark and the phone rings and all this noiiiiiiise. WHY CAN’T I JUST LIVE MY LIFE?!

Anywho. What we don’t bicker over is cake. We love the stuff in this household, and this Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake was a real winner in this house.

It starts with yellow cake mix. Throw it in a pan and bake it up like you normally would. Then, once it’s cooled down some, poke holes alllllll up in that biznass. Then spread some prepared pudding over the top, pop it in the fridge for a beat, then pour on the frosting. It’s so impossibly easy, you could do it in your sleep. But you’ll want to be awake for the eating part – it’s remarkable.

Playing music optional.

This Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake comes together in minutes and tastes AMAZING! It's easy, chocolaty, creamy and extra sweet! *from this recipe

4.5 from 2 reviews
Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake
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This Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake is a real winner! Layers of yellow cake, vanilla cream filling and chocolate icing come together for this magical spin on a classic dessert.
Ingredients
  • 1 box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients on back of box
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 can prepared chocolate frosting
Instructions
  1. Prepare the cake batter according to package directions. Pour into a greased 13x9" baking dish and bake at 350 according to package directions, about 30 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. Once cake has cooled, poke holes all over the surface, careful not to penetrate through the bottom, with a handle of a wooden spoon. Set aside. Meanwhile, prepare the pudding by whisking together the pudding mix and milk until combined. Pour the pudding mixture over the cake, taking care to fill the holes in the cake.
  3. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until pudding is firm. Then, remove the foil and cap of the frosting and microwave the frosting for about 45 seconds, stirring after about 15 seconds or until the frosting is pourable. Pour the frosting over the cake and spread out to the edges in an even layer. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or longer until set.

This Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake comes together in minutes and tastes AMAZING! It's easy, chocolaty, creamy and extra sweet! Easy, fast and delicious. You’ll be eating this cake in no time!

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Easy Texas Sheet Cake

This Best-Ever Texas Sheet Cake is moist, chocolaty and ultra rich and SO easy to make! An impressive dessert for company or potlucks, too! A couple of days ago I went to get a massage.

I went to a new place close to my house because I don’t really have a place near me that I’ve been loyal to. In fact, I don’t get massages often at all (and certainly not as often as I’d like!), so I randomly decided to show up at this place.

When I went in, I told the therapist I wanted a deep pressure since I’ve found most pressures are too light for me. So you can imagine my grimace when the therapist tore into me. I mean, homeboy was basically massaging my skeleton (and I’m no skinny girl) he was so deep. I could actually feel my muscles screaming.

So of course, I asked him to go lighter. But he didn’t speak English very well and instead he said “deep pressure today, lighter pressure next time.” Um?

So the entire time I laid there grimacing in pain while he worked out the gigantic knots underneath my skin. It wasn’t even a “hurts so good” pain – it just hurt. And a couple times as he tried to navigate my ponytail, he pulled my hair. It felt like what I used to do to my Barbie dolls: hold them by the hair and spin them around and around, launching them into the wall or a tree trunk. I was an evil Barbie player.

After emerging from the room with my hair mussed and my muscles sorer than if I’d just fought an MMA fighter, it was time to pay. Except I made the mistake of going to one of those places that has monthly subscription services and thus began being berated by a very passionate receptionist about purchasing a program. It was one of those situations where I suddenly felt more anxious than I had when I walked through the door in the first place.

All in all? I probably won’t return, and I feel like I just drove my upper body into a brick wall which is not the serenity I was hoping for. Actually, it was the exact opposite of what I was hoping for. And now I need another massage already.

This Best-Ever Texas Sheet Cake is moist, chocolaty and ultra rich and SO easy to make! An impressive dessert for company or potlucks, too! Anywho. It was all okay in the end because I was able to come home and eat my pain away via this Best Ever Texas Sheetcake. This stuff is insanely good! Super chocolaty, packed with flavor, moist and buttery. Plus, the sheetcake frosting is AMAZING. You guys will want to shovel it in with a spork, I tell ya.

Make it. And then get yourself a massage as a reward for making it.

This Best-Ever Texas Sheet Cake is moist, chocolaty and ultra rich and SO easy to make! An impressive dessert for company or potlucks, too! *very slightly adapted from Allrecipes

4.7 from 3 reviews
Easy Texas Sheet Cake
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This Sheet Cake is a real crowd-pleaser! Serve it up family-style and enjoy the rich, chocolaty flavor and amazing texture!
Ingredients
  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 1 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream (I used full-fat)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • FOR FROSTING:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 5 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 5 Tbsp milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • About 1 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Liberally grease a 15x10" jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Bring butter, water and cocoa powder to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and add in the sugar and flour, mixing well. Lastly, add in the remaining cake ingredients until blended. Do not over-mix.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for approx. 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, while cake partially cools, prepare your frosting. In another large saucepan, melt together the butter, cocoa powder and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then remove from heat and add in the powdered sugar, vanilla and chopped pecans. Working quickly, pour the frosting over top of the warm cake, spreading into an even layer. Allow the frosting and cake to cool before cutting into slices.

This Best-Ever Texas Sheet Cake is moist, chocolaty and ultra rich and SO easy to make! An impressive dessert for company or potlucks, too! This cake is so moist, rich and chocolaty, and it’s a real crowd-pleaser for sure. Make this for potlucks or family get-togethers for an easy, impressive dessert. So delicious!

Have a sweet day!

xo, Hayley

The Easiest Coconut Macaroons

These are the EASIEST Coconut Macaroons you'll ever make! Only 5 simple ingredients you probably have on hand produces the chewiest, sweetest cookies!So you guys know how much I hate the TV show House Hunters, right?

I still hate it with a fiery passion in my soul.

And my family? Loves it. It’s always on in my house, probably just to spite me. I cannot fathom how anyone with emotions can successfully watch an episode without erupting into a manic rage. It is so infuriating.

Everyone on that show is aggravating, nit-picking every.single.thing about each house like they’re being paid to criticize every excruciating detail (which they probably are). And they have such crazy, outlandish requests which always baffle me to no end.

“My husband travels a lot for work, so we need to be close to an airport… but we want to live in the country.”

“Well, this house is about 200 miles from a jail. So if a prisoner hypothetically broke out of jail, he’d come straight for our house since it’s so convenient.”

“This spare bedroom holds a bed, a dresser, and a nightstand, but it’s too small. Guests who stay over will feel uncomfortable, since they’ll likely spend all day in this room like antisocial weirdos.”

“I’m a voyeur who likes spying on her neighbors, so there must be a window in every room in the house, including the closets.”

“We want to live five minutes from downtown but we want a big yard for our kids.”

“Well, this is on the beach like we wanted, but now we’ll probably track sand in the house. Does this house have sand-preventing floors?”

“We asked for a duplex, you gave us a duplex, but we don’t want to hear our neighbors, so let’s complain to the real estate agent about it.”

“I want an open floor plan but I also want the home to be 400 sq. feet.”

“This house has white appliances. I want black. Let’s not buy it for this reason alone.”

“This house has a hideous paint job. Let’s not buy it for this reason alone.”

“I want a house on the beach but I don’t want to hear the ocean.”

See? Totally infuriating. I still don’t understand how this show is on-air. Or how they find that many irritating people to try out for it.

End rant.

Anywho, for the past couple of months I’ve been searching for the perfect Coconut Macaroon recipe and folks, these are it. They’re perfectly domed, chewy bites of heaven that are bursting with toasty coconut. There are a couple of different ways to prepare coconut macaroons, but I chose the sweetened condensed milk way. To me, it’s easier than the egg white version and produces a sweeter, better-tasting macaroon. (And by the way, these are macaroons. Macarons, with one ‘o’, are the French style sandwich cookies).

These are the EASIEST Coconut Macaroons you'll ever make! Only 5 simple ingredients you probably have on hand produces the chewiest, sweetest cookies!So if you’re looking for the easiest coconut macaroons ever, this is your recipe!

Enjoy!

These are the EASIEST Coconut Macaroons you'll ever make! Only 5 simple ingredients you probably have on hand produces the chewiest, sweetest cookies!*adapted from allrecipes

5.0 from 2 reviews
The Easiest Coconut Macaroons
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These tender and chewy Coconut Macaroons are the easiest cookies ever!
Ingredients
  • 5 & ½ cups shredded coconut (I used sweetened)
  • ⅔ cup flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • Melted chocolate, if desired
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the coconut and flour until coated. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk and both extracts and using a spoon or spatula, blend together to coat.
  3. Drop rounded, heaping Tablespoonfuls of the sticky mixture onto the cookie sheets about 1-2" apart. Bake for approx. 12-15 minutes or until golden and lightly toasted. Cool completely.
  4. *if you'd like, dip the bottoms in the melted chocolate and allow to set before serving.

These are the EASIEST Coconut Macaroons you'll ever make! Only 5 simple ingredients you probably have on hand produces the chewiest, sweetest cookies!Chewy, toasty, flavorful and sweet – these cookies are the ultimate for any coconut lover!

Have a sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

 

 

Chocolate Mint Lush Dessert

This Chocolate Mint Lush Dessert is irresistible! Light, fluffy and bursting with refreshing mint flavor, everyone will love this easy, no-bake dessert!I hoooooope you guys don’t see me as a one-track pony here with ALLTHELUSHDESSERTS.

In my defense, these lush desserts are downright delicious. And my oven was broken for what felt like eleventy billion years, so there’s that. Thank god it’s since been fixed!

But in the meantime, if you haven’t already, you must give my lush desserts a try. They’re seriously one of the easiest, tastiest desserts you’ll make – and they’re no-bake which is great for this heat we still have.

(Seriously, when will summer end for good? I’m dying over here).

This Chocolate Mint Lush Dessert is irresistible! Light, fluffy and bursting with refreshing mint flavor, everyone will love this easy, no-bake dessert!And this one is the epitome of refreshing. It’s sweet, creamy, fluffy, and minty, which totally screams summertime to me. It’s light and totally delicious – you guys need to try it!

This Chocolate Mint Lush Dessert is irresistible! Light, fluffy and bursting with refreshing mint flavor, everyone will love this easy, no-bake dessert!*adapted from the s’mores lush

4.5 from 2 reviews
Chocolate Mint Lush Dessert
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This Chocolate Mint Lush is irresistible! It tastes just like grasshopper pie with a delectable Oreo crust.
Ingredients
  • 36 Chocolate Mint Oreos
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) Chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp mint extract (MINT, not peppermint)
  • 4 cups Cool Whip (about 2 8-oz pkgs), divided
  • About ½ cup Andes mints, chopped
Instructions
  1. Place 20 cookies in a gallon size resealable bag and begin crushing the cookies with a rolling pin or meat mallet until the cookies become coarse crumbs. Pour the cookie crumbs into a large bowl with the melted butter and toss to combine. Press into a greased 8 or 9-inch square baking dish, compacting them loosely in there. Set aside.
  2. Wipe out the bowl and add in the pudding mix, mint extract and milk, whisking until combined and letting sit for 2 minutes. Add in one package (2 cups) of the Cool Whip, folding it in until combined. Carefully spread this mixture over the cookies in the pan.
  3. Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top of the chocolate mint pudding layer.
  4. Crush the remaining cookies in another plastic bag until coarse crumbs as formed. Sprinkle the cookies over the top with the mint candy pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before cutting into slices to serve.

This Chocolate Mint Lush Dessert is irresistible! Light, fluffy and bursting with refreshing mint flavor, everyone will love this easy, no-bake dessert!I think this one was my favorite lush dessert thus far. It’s so light and fluffy and is packed with that refreshing sweet mint and chocolate flavor I love! It’s so perfect for summertime!

Enjoy!!

xo, Hayley

Perfect Molten Lava Cakes

These Perfect Molten Lava Cakes turn out perfect every time! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe for gooey, smooth lava cakes!As a kid, I was obsessed with Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Every Friday night at 8pm on the dot I’d be parked in front of the TV ready to see what Sabrina was cookin’ up with her talking cat, Salem. I even had a Sabrina the Teenage Witch “Witchcraft” book that I read religiously, concocting science experiments in the name of witchcraft.

I was… an interesting child.

Back then, I would dream of being a witch so I could do cool things like teleport and have a pet that communicates eloquently with me. I’d also use my witch powers to avoid doing homework or clone myself since I always wanted a twin. You know, normal pre-teen witch stuff.

But now, I really want to summon my witchy powers. Witches have all the cool spells and magic, and I desperately want that. I want to look at a vacuum and have it suddenly start self-vacuuming my house. I want to blink at the dishes and have them be done and *shudder* put away. And I want to be able to walk into my closet, whisper a phrase and be transported anywhere in time, anywhere in the world without having to spend an eight hour flight next to someone who sniffs constantly and won’t let me out to pee.

You know. Normal witch powers.

And you know, people use the term ‘witch’ like it’s a bad thing nowadays. I’m totally pro-witch. Honey, if you can concoct potions and have a pet dragon, more power to you. It’s 2015. Anything can happen. And unless you’re crook-nosed and concocting devilish spells to hurt people, I honestly couldn’t care less about your royal witchiness. As long as you can please put a hex on my vacuum so it vacuums itself. PLEASE?

One of the culinary spells I wanted to cast was making perfect Molten Lava Cakes. You know, the ones you always order at restaurants? The ones that, when cut open, release a molten, gooey chocolate center that’s out of this world-amazing? I wanted to recreate that amazingness at home, but frankly, I was a little scared. But truth be told, it’s a lot easier than you’d think, and this recipe yields the PERFECT Molten Lava Cake. Like ever.

And believe me, that gooey center has a spell on me. HUBBA HUBBA.

These Perfect Molten Lava Cakes turn out perfect every time! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe for gooey, smooth lava cakes!*very minimally adapted from Kraft

5.0 from 1 reviews
Perfect Molten Lava Cakes
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These Molten Lava Cakes are truly PERFECT! Gooey, warm, soft and cakey, they're the ultimate decadent dessert.
Ingredients
  • 4 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate (like by Baker's or Ghirardelli)
  • ½ cup butter (I used unsalted)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 Tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch salt
  • Ice cream and chocolate syrup for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Liberally grease 4 baking dishes or ramekins.
  2. In a microwaveable bowl, melt together the chocolate and butter on HIGH for 1 minute or until chocolate is smooth and butter has melted. Whisk the chocolate until mixture has combined and is smooth and glossy.
  3. Add in the powdered sugar, eggs, egg yolks and vanilla, stirring to combine. Lastly, add in the flour and pinch of salt until a thick batter forms.
  4. Portion the batter evenly among the ramekins and bake for approx. 13-15 minutes or until the edges are firm and set but the center is still soft. Let the cakes stand for about 2 minutes before carefully running a knife along the edge of the ramekin and releasing the cake gently onto a plate. Top with ice cream and chocolate sauce, if desired. Serve immediately.

These Perfect Molten Lava Cakes turn out perfect every time! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe for gooey, smooth lava cakes!

These Perfect Molten Lava Cakes turn out perfect every time! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe for gooey, smooth lava cakes!This is such a foolproof recipe that yields amazingly warm, soft and gooey molten lava cakes. The chocolate flavor is strong and sweet, and the buttery cake is so moist and fabulous. You’ll love these a la mode!

These Perfect Molten Lava Cakes turn out perfect every time! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe for gooey, smooth lava cakes!Have a sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

No Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

This creamy, dreamy No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake is divine! It comes together in minutes, is easy to prepare and tastes like the inside of a peanut butter cup! I’m just gonna get straight to the point.

I hate the gym.

I hate cardio, I hate aerobics, I hate that I’m the only one in Zumba that looks like I’m having a grand mal seizure. I hate having to shower immediately after in fear of catching leprosy or something funky.

So yeah. I recently started up with the gym again and I’m having a helluva time. I know I need to be there so I put in the time, but damn. I’d much rather be shoveling this cheesecake in my face while binge-watching Orange in my pajamas.

…not that I do that or anything. Dontjudgeme.

But I’ll get straight to the point on this cheesecake: it’s the bomb. There’s a couple of qualifiers for you to check off in order to like this cheesecake.

1) You’re human
2) You like dessert
3) You like peanut butter cups in and around your mouth
4) You’re all of the above

This was originally going to be a Nutella cheesecake, but I spotted a jar of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread in the back of my pantry and knew I had to use that instead. It’s like Nutella but with a peanut buttery twist. And it’s oh so delicious in this cheesecake!

Creamy, rich, peanut buttery, thick and delicious, you’ll go nuts for this cheesecake. But you *may* want to make a date with the gym afterwards.

This creamy, dreamy No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake is divine! It comes together in minutes, is easy to prepare and tastes like the inside of a peanut butter cup!

*adapted from the Sinful Sweets cookbook

5.0 from 1 reviews
No Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
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This cheesecake is totally decadent! Bursting with rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter flavors, it tastes like a giant, indulgent peanut butter cup!
Ingredients
  • 1 jar Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread
  • 2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 prepared Oreo chocolate cookie crust
  • 1 bag Reese's Peanut Butter Minis, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Add in the Reese's spread and blend until smooth. Blend in the heavy cream and beat until it has a mousse-like texture.
  2. Spread the mixture carefully into the prepared cookie crust. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Before serving, garnish the pie with the chopped Reese's cups. Cut into slices and serve!

This creamy, dreamy No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake is divine! It comes together in minutes, is easy to prepare and tastes like the inside of a peanut butter cup! I promise, the 8 hr. chill time is worth the wait! This dreamy pie tastes just like the inside of a peanut butter cup: smooth, creamy, thick and totally, utterly scrumptious. You’ll love it!

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Oatmeal Creme Pie Tiramisu

This Oatmeal Creme Pie Tiramisu is super delicious and unique! Made with chewy oatmeal creme pies, it's sweet, cinnamon-y and totally easy! I’ve been binge-watching Orange is the New Black for the last week. And frankly, I cannot get enough.

You know how the world kinda sorta stops when you binge-watch something? You throw any and all spare time out the window in lieu of staring at a television screen for hours upon hours a day? You neglect basic chores around the house because you can’t.tear.away. Hell, you even stay up hours later than you normally would and wake even earlier than usual just so you can watch onemoreepisode. Yeah, that’s been my life (or lack thereof) for the past couple days.

Granted, I’ve somehow managed to get some work done in between episodes, but for the most part, any and all free time has been dedicated in front of the TV, eyeballs glued to these inmates. I feel like a prisoner, but not really. You know what I mean?

And besides my siblings, who are bursting at the seams trying not to spoil the next episode for me and are waiting antsy for me to finish up this season, I don’t have anyone to talk to about it. I’m dying to discuss who I hate, who I like, who I’m suspicious of, and gossip like the woman I am. Whyyyyy do I not have friends? (Probably because in my spare time I’m binge-watching TV, but it could be worse).

This Oatmeal Creme Pie Tiramisu is super delicious and unique! Made with chewy oatmeal creme pies, it's sweet, cinnamon-y and totally easy! But like I said, I’m still semi-productive. I mean, I made this Oatmeal Creme Pie Tiramisu didn’t I?

And you guys – this tiramisu is ridic. I mean, superfantastically ridic. The idea came to me when I was perusing snack options at the store for a later TV sesh. I spotted the oatmeal creme pies, thought briefly of tiramisu, and voila. The rest is delicious history.

And much like my show, I just can’t get enough.

This Oatmeal Creme Pie Tiramisu is super delicious and unique! Made with chewy oatmeal creme pies, it's sweet, cinnamon-y and totally easy!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Oatmeal Creme Pie Tiramisu
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This tiramisu has a unique ingredient: Oatmeal Creme Pies! It's delicious, chewy, and totally fabulous.
Ingredients
  • 20 Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies
  • 1 (8 oz) tub whipped cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup brewed coffee, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip Free, thawed
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Line an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Mist the foil lightly with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla with a handheld mixer on medium speed, until combined. Fold in the Cool Whip and set mixture aside.
  3. Lay 8 Oatmeal Creme Pies into the bottom of the dish. Cut the remaining two to fit until there's one solid layer of pies. Drizzle HALF each the chocolate syrup and coffee on top of the layer. Spread HALF of the cream cheese mixture on top. Top with remaining Oatmeal Creme Pies, cutting to fit if necessary. Drizzle with remaining coffee and chocolate syrup, then top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Dust top with cocoa.
  4. Allow the tiramisu to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. Flavors develop better overnight. Cut into squares and serve!

This Oatmeal Creme Pie Tiramisu is super delicious and unique! Made with chewy oatmeal creme pies, it's sweet, cinnamon-y and totally easy! This no-bake dessert is one for the books! Chewy, sweet, cinnamon-spiced and absolutely perfect. You’ll love this unique Oatmeal Creme Pie twist!

This Oatmeal Creme Pie Tiramisu is super delicious and unique! Made with chewy oatmeal creme pies, it's sweet, cinnamon-y and totally easy! Have a sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

No-Bake S’mores Lush Dessert

This No-Bake S'mores Lush Dessert is so EASY, foolproof and totally delicious! Creamy, dreamy, crunchy and fabulous, it's such a fun twist on s'mores for summertime!My name’s Hayley, and I’m addicted to subscription services.

First it started with magazines. I’d ask (and still ask) for subscriptions for Christmas and my birthday. Magazines are one thing I couldn’t live without – I love getting them in the mail, eagerly anticipating reading every article and checking out every advertisement. I even save some of my magazines – my beloved Cosmos and Real Simples. Those are the creme de la creme in my magazine-obsessed eyes.

Then there’s the makeup subscription services: Birchbox and Ipsy. I’m OBSESSED. Every month I basically hound my postman for my Ipsy and Birchbox packages, anxiously awaiting my beauty products. He probably thinks I’m an escaped mental patient, desperate for makeup.

And then there’s Stitch Fix. I adore it so. Each month (or however you set it to come) I get a package of five hand-picked items just for me. I’m always so excited to see what’s in the box that I stalk the package with their USPS tracking info. Again, my postman must think I’m some special brand of psychotic, always peeking out my windows in hopes of seeing his truck pull up in front of my house. One of these days, he won’t come and instead some kind of mental institution van will show up instead, I just know it.

And honestly? As long as they bring my fix and let me try everything on first, I’ll be okay with going wherever they need me to.

This No-Bake S'mores Lush Dessert is so EASY, foolproof and totally delicious! Creamy, dreamy, crunchy and fabulous, it's such a fun twist on s'mores for summertime!So yeah – fixes, glam bags, boxes, magazines… color me obsessed, but each month is like Christmas throughout the month. And fake Christmas month reminds me of winter, which is desperately needed in the midst of all this wretched heat we’re getting. Seriously, we’re turning on the AC at like 8 in the morning, it’s been so bad. So I’m on a desperate hunt to eat things that are chilled, and this No Bake S’mores Lush Dessert is the perfect solution to life’s problems.

…including waiting for my next mail surprise.

This No-Bake S'mores Lush Dessert is so EASY, foolproof and totally delicious! Creamy, dreamy, crunchy and fabulous, it's such a fun twist on s'mores for summertime!*adapted from Crazy for Crust’s recipe

5.0 from 2 reviews
No-Bake S'mores Lush Dessert
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This easy, no-bake S'mores Lush Dessert is so dang delicious! You'll love how simple it is to prepare and how fabulous it tastes!
Ingredients
  • 36 S'mores Oreos (or Golden Oreos with Chocolate), divided
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ pkg JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
  • 4 cups Cool Whip (about 2 8-oz pkgs), divided
  • About ½ cup JET-PUFFED Mallow Bits
Instructions
  1. Place 20 cookies in a gallon size resealable bag and begin crushing the cookies with a rolling pin or meat mallet until the cookies become coarse crumbs. Pour the cookie crumbs into a large bowl with the melted butter and toss to combine. Press into a greased 8 or 9-inch square baking dish, compacting them loosely in there. Set aside.
  2. Wipe out the bowl and add in the pudding mix and milk, whisking until combined and letting sit for 2 minutes. Add in one package (2 cups) of the Cool Whip, folding it in until combined. Carefully spread this mixture over the cookies in the pan.
  3. Meanwhile, fold together the remaining Cool Whip and marshmallow creme until combined. Spread over the chocolate pudding mixture in the pan. Set aside.
  4. Crush the remaining cookies in another plastic bag until coarse crumbs as formed. Sprinkle the cookies over the top with the marshmallow bits. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before cutting into slices to serve.

This No-Bake S'mores Lush Dessert is so EASY, foolproof and totally delicious! Creamy, dreamy, crunchy and fabulous, it's such a fun twist on s'mores for summertime!Creamy, dreamy, crunchy, and s’moresy. What’s not to love?!

Have a super sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

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The Best Frozen Hot Chocolate

These Frozen Hot Chocolates are the BEST ever! Frosty-cold, super chocolaty and taste just like cocoa! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe!The temperature is so hot in California right now, that my new idea of a good time is curling up in my shortest shorts under the nearest AC vent while reading a magazine.

Doesn’t that just sound divine?

Forget poolside. Poolside still means you’re outside, of which I want absolutely nothing to do with. It’s over one-hundred degrees out there – staring at a glistening pool is not my idea of a good time. And frankly, neither does swimming (hello, bikini – no thanks) but that’s a different story.

Not to mention, we don’t have a pool or know anyone with a pool besides my grandma, who lives about 15 minutes away. We could go over there to swim, but that requires bearing the heat and travel time which doesn’t bode well when the temperature gauge is over a hundred.

So basically, if you need anything done from me at any given time during June-September, it’s a requirement that it’s done in the house, that the AC is blasting, and that I’ve had adequate time to bring my body to temperature. It’s the worst when I come home from my 8am walk with Mannie, enter the home dripping with sweat, and am asked to do something. Leave me alone and let me stop cooking.

Anywho. Despite burning up 24/7, I’m still getting the urge to bake which I’m trying to curb with plenty of no-bake treats. One of the things we crave in the summertime is ice cream and tons of it, but I get kinda tired of it every night all the time between sundaes and milkshakes. So I set out to create a summertime treat that was kinda like ice cream, kinda not, but 100% delicious. And it serves as inspiration for my favorite wintertime drink… *drumroll please*… Frozen Hot Chocolate! 

These Frozen Hot Chocolates are the BEST ever! Frosty-cold, super chocolaty and taste just like cocoa! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe!If you’ve never had Frozen Hot Chocolate, you’re missing out. This frosty, freezy-cool drink is icy and utterly delicious, creamy and chocolaty, and tastes just like rich milk chocolate cocoa but frozen. It’s so scrumptious! And topped with whipped cream and a generous drizzle of glossy chocolate syrup, it’s our new favorite way to cool down and beat the heat.

For this Best-Ever Frozen Hot Chocolate, I’m using Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract. This stuff is seriously divine and really elevates the rich, warm chocolate flavor in these drinks. I love using Nielsen-Massey extracts in my baking because it’s a family-owned company that really cares about the quality of its products. Their vanilla bean paste continues to be a favorite of mine, and I cannot function without their Madagascar Vanilla Extract. It’s so velvety and delicious. If you haven’t already, you should check them out!

These Frozen Hot Chocolates are the BEST ever! Frosty-cold, super chocolaty and taste just like cocoa! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe!And whatever you do, you oughta make one of these drinks for yourself! They’re worth it!

These Frozen Hot Chocolates are the BEST ever! Frosty-cold, super chocolaty and taste just like cocoa! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe!

5.0 from 1 reviews
The Best Frozen Hot Chocolate
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Recipe type: No Bake Treats
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2-4
 
These freezy-cool, ultra chocolaty Frozen Hot Chocolates are to-die for! Rich and creamy, you'll love the cocoa flavor and frosty texture.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk (I used 1%)
  • 3 cups ice
  • 3 (.75-1 oz) pkgs hot cocoa packets (depending on the brand, they vary in ounces. Look for this range, which is typical for powdered hot cocoa packets)
  • 2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract
  • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract or Tahitian Vanilla Extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup
Instructions
  1. In a large blender, blend together the milk, ice, hot cocoa packets, chocolate and vanilla extracts on high speed until blended and smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour into two tall Mason jars or glasses and garnish with fresh whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Likewise, you can also drizzle your glasses with chocolate syrup before pouring the hot chocolate into the glass for extra pizzazz and flavor.
  3. Drink up!

These Frozen Hot Chocolates are the BEST ever! Frosty-cold, super chocolaty and taste just like cocoa! You'll love this easy, foolproof recipe!I mean… talk about heaven in a glass! I love the icy texture of this sweet cocoa drink. The hot chocolate flavor really comes through as it’s enhanced by the Chocolate Extract and rounded out with the Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract, both of which add tremendous richness and flavor. These hot chocolates totally taste like the ones at the famed Serendipity in New York City and Miami!

Be sure to connect with Nielsen-Massey on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for more inspiration and recipes!

Have a sweet day!

xo, Hayley

In the interest of full disclosure, Nielsen-Massey has compensated me for this recipe. However, all opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

Quick & Easy Salted Caramel Cupcakes

These Quick & Easy Salted Caramel Cupcakes are to-die for! Use store bought caramel cupcakes for the ultimate treat! Cupcakes you don’t have to bake!? Say whaaaaaat!?

You read that right.

For this post, I teamed up with Hostess to bring you these Quick & Easy Salted Caramel Cupcakes. They’re super simple to whip together, don’t require an oven, and are the perfect union between sweet and salty. Plus, they’re crowned with a huge mountain of freshly whipped chocolate buttercream and garnished with a caramel candy. What’s not to love?!

They start with the base: Hostess’ new Sea Salt Caramel Cupcakes, which is a limited edition flavor that I know you’ll adore. It starts with a golden vanilla cupcake filled with a caramel creme and topped with velvety caramel icing and a signature squiggle everyone knows and loves. Hostess also unveiled Sea Salt Caramel Zingers, too: sponge cake with their signature creme filling, topped with a ribbon of caramel and covered in smooth milk chocolate. Both are garnished with fresh sea salt too, creating that perfect symphony of sweet and salty flavors.

These Quick & Easy Salted Caramel Cupcakes are to-die for! Use store bought caramel cupcakes for the ultimate treat! Riiiiight?! They are so good, you guys.

And then I went the extra mile and topped these cupcakes with buttercream. I know, I know – but it had to be done. Chocolate and salted caramel just go hand-in-hand. This buttercream is light, fluffy and ultra luscious – you’ll love it, especially paired on top of these moist and soft cupcakes.

Both the Sea Salt Caramel Cupcakes and Zingers are only available through 7/31, so be sure to make up for lost time and make these cupcakes ASAP!

These Quick & Easy Salted Caramel Cupcakes are to-die for! Use store bought caramel cupcakes for the ultimate treat!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Quicky & Easy Salted Caramel Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Cakes/Cupcakes
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Serves: 12
 
These Sea Salt Caramel Cupcakes are topped with an ultra rich and incredibly delicious chocolate buttercream everyone will love!
Ingredients
  • About 12 Hostess Sea Salt Caramel Cupcakes, unwrapped (or any flavor cupcake)
  • 2 sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • About 5 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk, if needed
  • Chocolate-caramel candies, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, vanilla and cocoa powder with the paddle attachment until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add in the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until frosting is light and fluffy. Add in the milk only if the frosting is too thick and pasty.
  2. Pipe the frosting high onto the Hostess Cupcakes. Garnish with a chocolate-caramel candy. Serve immediately.

These Quick & Easy Salted Caramel Cupcakes are to-die for! Use store bought caramel cupcakes for the ultimate treat! Piled high with luscious chocolate buttercream, these Sea Salt Caramel Cupcakes are to-die for! Be sure to look for them in your grocery store before July 31 :)

To connect with Hostess for more product information and recipes, be sure to visit them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest where they regularly share fun recipes, tips and tricks and sweet news!

Have a fantastical day!!

xo, Hayley

Hostess sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

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