No-Bake Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie

This Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie is a light and creamy delightful cheesecake that's equal parts sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.It’s obvious I love lemon. But I don’t really specify where I like that lemon.

Much like how people dislike fruits in their dessert, I dislike lemon in my dinner. I don’t do savory lemon. Savory lemon is dead to me.

Lemon has zero place near my chicken. It should not be near pepper. In my eyes, shrimp and lemon had a falling out forever ago and are no longer on speaking terms. Likewise, it shouldn’t be zested on green beans or mixed with rice. It should stay among its friends in the desserts world, like cakes and pies and tarts and cookies where it belongs. All you people with your lemon chicken and rice make me shudder.

Sweet lemon is where it’s at! You can’t turn down sweet lemon; it’s your BFF, your confidant, your — perhaps I spend too much time alone with food. But seriously, sweet lemon is awesome and I love it best when it’s mixed with butter, sugar, cream, or white chocolate… among anything else in which it’s transformed into a heavenly dessert.

Sweet lemon doesn’t betray my taste-buds like lemon pepper chicken does. Seriously? Lemon and pepper and garlic? Nooooooo. It hurts my heart. But lemon and butter and white chocolate? Doable. Totally doable.

This Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie is a light and creamy delightful cheesecake that's equal parts sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.And this cheesecake pie? So insanely doable, it may as well make itself and just about does. It’s so simple, you guys. It’s a mere 5 ingredients – 6 if you count freshly grated lime – and it comes together in seconds, albeit needing time to chill. And chill we can — because I am obsessed with this luscious, lemony dessert and have been eating pretty much straight from the middle with a spoon after I took these pictures. You all should be so glad you don’t have behind-the-scenes footage of me after photo shoots. Dear lawwwwdddd help me and the food I shovel into my pie-hole so I don’t have to put it away.

(And is it just me, or is putting things away always THE WORST? Putting away your clean laundry, putting away the clean dishes, putting away the groceries, unpacking your suitcase… it is TERRIBLE. I would rather sacrifice my growing thighs than throw some pie back in the freezer. True story).

This Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie is a light and creamy delightful cheesecake that's equal parts sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.Anywhooooo, this pie is fab and you should make it. It’d make a great Easter dessert! So dooooo it. Be Team Lemon with me!

This Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie is a light and creamy delightful cheesecake that's equal parts sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.

No-Bake Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie
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This sweet and easy Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie comes together in just a few simple steps and tastes fabulous! Sweet, creamy, tart and light, it's the perfect refreshing dessert for any occasion.
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 oz (half of can) pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1 prepared or homemade graham cracker pie shell
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, condensed milk, and pink lemonade concentrate with a handheld electric mixer on low speed for about 30 seconds. Turn up the speed to medium and cream for about 1-2 minutes or until combined and smooth.
  2. Add in the Cool Whip and lime zest and continue beating the mixture until it's completely smooth, light and fluffy, or about 2-3 minutes. The mixture will thicken up as it mixes.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust and place in the freezer to set, about 3 hours or overnight. Remove from the freezer and cut into slices just before serving; store leftovers in the freezer. Pies taste perfect after about 5 minutes at room temperature.

This Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie is a light and creamy delightful cheesecake that's equal parts sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.This pie is everything. Sweet, tart, light and luscious, it has everything you could want in a creamy, refreshing dessert: ease of preparation, fantastic flavor, no-bake(!!) and it looks pretty. What more do you want?

*Tip: You could easily make this pie lower-calorie, lower-sugar, and/or lower-fat by using Cool Whip Free or Cool Whip Sugar Free, Fat-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk, Fat-Free Cream Cheese, and Low-Sugar Pink Lemonade Concentrate. 
This Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie is a light and creamy delightful cheesecake that's equal parts sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.

Have a super sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

 

 

Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bites

Thick and chewy brownie bites filled with Cadbury Creme Eggs and topped with a luscious, sweet & fluffy vanilla buttercream. The perfect sweet treat for Easter!I’m not sure how I feel about the kids of today.

The kids of today have the moms of my generation, and the moms of my generation are whack as hell. Let me explain.

There’s so much emphasis on pleasing your kid these days and making sure that every little crumb in their life is perfectly placed. Nothing’s out of sort, nothing’s out of place. Everyone’s a winner. And the holidays? Chiiiiilllld, it’s out of control.

Parents nowadays come up with such elaborate schemes for those creepy-ass elves around Christmastime, making purposeful messes(!!) and going through all sorts of lengths for a stuffed elf. Why did I not think of a stuffed elf? I could be a millionaire now.

And St. Patrick’s Day? I cannot tell you how many leprechaun traps I spotted on Instagram. Some moms lamented the fact that they’re “bad moms” because they didn’t create a freakin’ obstacle course for an invisible, nonexistent creature. And to that I say, eff. that. crap.

We need to stop forking over $20 bills for lost teeth. We need to stop constantly comparing ourselves to our kid’s friend’s mom who makes fun-shaped sandwiches every day, shuttles the kid to every practice on time, manages to look like she walked from an Anthropologie catalog and always looks fresh-faced with a green juice in hand and a ton of Pinterest-worthy schemes for the Elf at the ready. Because honestly? That mom doesn’t sleep, is frazzled, just put the milk in the cupboard and the cereal in the fridge, and is probably thinking crack doesn’t sound half bad. Or, if you live near I do, she has a nanny who does all the dirty work. And we need to stop perusing Pinterest and thinking we’re lame or stupid or incompetent or lacking if we don’t automatically see a green beach pail and think it’d be a great bird feeder or whatever.

It’s totally cool to make holidays fun for kids, though we did… none of this stuff growing up. We didn’t have an elf. We didn’t have a leprechaun trap. And we certainly didn’t get $20 for a tooth – that was grocery money, y’all. We got a couple quarters if we were lucky, and that was damn lucky. But we did set cookies out for Santa, we did help decorate the house, decorate cookies or make crafts to hang. We did have imaginations and we did fun, creative things with our parents and grandparents. And it was good. I didn’t feel slighted when my parents handed me less than a Jackson for a chore. And I guarantee you my mom didn’t feel like an incompetent oaf when she didn’t coat the house in glitter in the name of a mythical elf.

I’m toooootally not saying you shouldn’t throw confetti everywhere and claim that a leprechaun did it and evaded your elaborate obstacle course. You should – if you want to. But if you don’t feel like paying $40 at Party City for plastic whistles and stale candy all for this creature, you certainly shouldn’t. There’s another mom out there who is doing it, and there’s a very good — not certain, but very good — chance she’s doing it to compensate for something else. Maybe for spending more money shopping at Anthropologie than actually talking to her kids, or maybe because she is insecure about being compared to other moms.

But I guarantee you ladies that your 8-year olds aren’t going to school and saying, “God, why is my mom such a freakin’ ne’er-do-well? I asked for coarse glitter at the store and she gets fine glitter. And last night, she forced me to bathe. I hate her!’ More like, they aren’t even talking about you, or they are probably defending you. ‘Oh yeah? Well my mom makes better spaghetti. Yes huh!!” Kids don’t do much with putting down their parents, unless you’re a total loser, then I can’t help you and you should probably stop being an a-hole to your kid.

So this Easter, when your kid’s friend’s pretentious mom with the $500 highlights claims over green juice at Whole Foods that she’s going to fill organic plastic Easter eggs with $50 bills for her kids Tippy and Chip, you can just roll your eyes and say you’ll be giving your kiddos dollar-store jelly beans and actually spending time with them, which is really all they could ever want. And then make your friend pay for your green juice, because juices at Whole Foods are pricey as hell and she definitely has money to waste.

ANYWAY. Enough ranting, right? I’m not even a mother. Talk about highly unqualified.

So these brownie bites — Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bites, to be precise. And they’re a doozy. Full of Cadbury Creme Egg goodness in every bite, thanks to the sweet stuff nestled deep in the middle of the chewy, fudgy brownie. The frosting is a thick, sky-high bite of vanilla buttercream — sweet, easy, and delicious, and swirled with white and yellow goodness to mimic the interior of that famed Easter candy.

Thick and chewy brownie bites filled with Cadbury Creme Eggs and topped with a luscious, sweet & fluffy vanilla buttercream. The perfect sweet treat for Easter!These brownie bites are the bomb, and I guarantee your cutie kiddo will agree! You won’t even need to slip ‘em a fiddy to agree.

Thick and chewy brownie bites filled with Cadbury Creme Eggs and topped with a luscious, sweet & fluffy vanilla buttercream. The perfect sweet treat for Easter!*inspired by Jenn’s recipe at Deliciously Sprinkled

5.0 from 4 reviews
Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bites
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These adorable brownie bites are filled with luscious Cadbury Creme Eggs and topped with a thick, sky-high vanilla buttercream for a wonderfully sweet Easter treat!
Ingredients
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup oil
  • 24 Cadbury Creme Mini Eggs, unwrapped
  • ¾ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • About ¼ cup milk or heavy cream
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Easter-themed sprinkles, optional but recommended
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 24-cavity miniature muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, egg and oil until a soft dough has formed.
  2. Spoon rounded Tablespoonfuls of dough into each greased muffin cup; gently press down with your fingers. Bake for approx. 10-14 minutes or until the tops appear set and the edges are light golden brown. Allow the cups to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Then using the handle of a wooden spoon, make an indentation in the center of the brownie cup. Place a Cadbury Creme Mini Egg inside. Allow the brownie cups to cool before gently popping them out of the muffin cups. If needed, run the tip of a butter knife around the edges to help ease them out.
  3. Once brownie cups have cooled, make your frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and vanilla on medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until frosting is light and fluffy. If needed, add in the cream/milk to help thin it out if it's too thick. Spoon about half of the mixture into a separate bowl and add the yellow food coloring, tinting to your desired shade.
  4. Spoon the yellow frosting on one side and the white on the opposite side of a large, disposable piping bag attached with a large, open-star tip. Pipe high onto cooled brownie bites. Garnish with sprinkles. Serve immediately, or store leftovers airtight at room temperature for a couple days.

Thick and chewy brownie bites filled with Cadbury Creme Eggs and topped with a luscious, sweet & fluffy vanilla buttercream. The perfect sweet treat for Easter!These are way sweet, but totally awesome. If you don’t like Cadbury Creme Eggs, feel free to substitute with Cadbury Caramel Eggs or Cadbury Chocolate Eggs for a different flavor! :)

Thick and chewy brownie bites filled with Cadbury Creme Eggs and topped with a luscious, sweet & fluffy vanilla buttercream. The perfect sweet treat for Easter!Have a sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

 

Lemon Bar Cupcakes

Lemon Bar Cupcakes are light, luscious lemon cupcakes filled with lemon curd filling and topped with a lemon bar filling frosting! The ultimate cupcake for a lemon lover! love lemon desserts. They’re easily one of my favorites in anything – cakes, cookies, bars, you name it. And lemon totally reminds me of springtime, but without the allergies, sinus infections, pollen everywhere, and random days of hot weather that spring usually brings.

All that I can do without.

And one of the first things I baked when I first started baking was lemon bars. Well… my version of lemon bars. It was simply lemon cake mix, baked into a bar recipe, and studded with white chocolate chips. They were so simple but so delicious, and to this day they’re still one of my family’s favorite recipes.

Lemon Bar Cupcakes are light, luscious lemon cupcakes filled with lemon curd filling and topped with a lemon bar filling frosting! The ultimate cupcake for a lemon lover! These Lemon Bar Cupcakes get their name because they have lemon bar filling inside the cupcake and in the luscious frosting. They’re sweet, tart, and bursting with lemon flavor from that irresistible lemon bar filling, and they have just the right hint of crunch and sparkle from the yellow sugar sprinkled on top.

Springtime in a cupcake – with no traces of allergies? Sign me up!

Lemon Bar Cupcakes are light, luscious lemon cupcakes filled with lemon curd filling and topped with a lemon bar filling frosting! The ultimate cupcake for a lemon lover!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Lemon Bar Cupcakes
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These Lemon Bar Cupcakes get their name from the lemon bar filling in the cupcake and in the frosting! Luscious, light, and bursting with flavor, these cupcakes epitomize springtime!
Ingredients
  • 1 box lemon cake mix, plus ingredients on back of box
  • 1 small box lemon pudding mix (just the dry mix - I used sugar free, but you can use any kind)
  • 1 can Duncan Hines Lemon Pie Filling
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • About 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • Yellow sanding sugar, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350* degrees F. Line 2 muffin tins with about 18 paper liners. Set aside. Meanwhile, prepare the cake mix according to package directions on back of box. Stir in the lemon dry pudding mix to incorporate.
  2. Fill each muffin tin about ¾ of the way full with the batter. Bake for approx. 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Cool the cupcakes completely.
  3. Using a small paring knife or a cupcake corer, core the cupcakes and discard centers, being careful not to puncture through the cupcake's bottom. You only want to core about halfway through the cupcake. Fill with some of the lemon pie filling.
  4. Now, to make your frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter, vanilla extract, and ⅓ cup of the lemon pie filling until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until frosting is light and fluffy. You may not need all of the powdered sugar. If frosting becomes too thick, add in a little more lemon pie filling.
  5. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag attached with a large open-star tip. Begin piping the frosting onto the cupcakes, taking care to cover the lemon filling in the center. Sprinkle immediately with the yellow sanding sugar. Serve immediately, or store cupcakes airtight at room temperature for up to a day, or airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Lemon Bar Cupcakes are light, luscious lemon cupcakes filled with lemon curd filling and topped with a lemon bar filling frosting! The ultimate cupcake for a lemon lover!

Lemon Bar Cupcakes are light, luscious lemon cupcakes filled with lemon curd filling and topped with a lemon bar filling frosting! The ultimate cupcake for a lemon lover! You guys – I cannot emphasize enough at how marvelous these cupcakes are! So light and fluffy, with that creamy lemon bar frosting and the gooey lemon bar filling. These are the ultimate springtime lemon cupcakes for a lemon dessert lover!

Lemon Bar Cupcakes are light, luscious lemon cupcakes filled with lemon curd filling and topped with a lemon bar filling frosting! The ultimate cupcake for a lemon lover! Hope you have a sweet Sunday!

xo, Hayley

 

Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bombs

These Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bombs are the perfect Easter treat! Rich, fudgy brownies are wrapped around miniature Cadbury Creme Eggs, then the whole bomb is coated in white chocolate. So sweet & rich!Do you like Cadbury Creme Eggs?

I have a sweet tooth, but I find them to be a little cloying sometimes. I can do one — maybe two — of the mini ones before calling it a night. Stopping at two candies a night? That’s unheard of around these parts.

But have you ever noticed when you add more sweetness, things somehow become a little less sweet? It’s science, babe, and it’s happening here.

Miss ‘I-Can-Only-Eat-Two-Cadbury-Eggs’ over here can easily polish off a basket full of these Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bombs. They’re a spin-off of my very first (and still extremely popular) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs. Except, instead of cookie dough, we’re using Mini Cadbury Creme Eggs for that Easter flair. And in my eyes, the brownie kind of helps cut the sugary fondant center of the infamous eggs, if that makes any sense. Brownies to the rescue!

These Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bombs are the perfect Easter treat! Rich, fudgy brownies are wrapped around miniature Cadbury Creme Eggs, then the whole bomb is coated in white chocolate. So sweet & rich!These Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bombs have the miniature Cadbury Creme Egg in the middle of all this chaos. The next layer is a fudgy baked brownie. It’s simple: bake your fudge brownies, then press them gently in your hand, then wrap ‘em around the Cadbury egg – kind of like a brownie heating blanket. (Side note: we should market those). Then we coat the whole tamale in white chocolate and sprinkles, because sprinkles are scientifically proven to make life infinitely better.

The result? This madness. I’m not sorry.

These Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bombs are the perfect Easter treat! Rich, fudgy brownies are wrapped around miniature Cadbury Creme Eggs, then the whole bomb is coated in white chocolate. So sweet & rich!Anywho. These little brownie bombs are the perfect treat for Easter gift baskets, mini goodies for coworkers or friends, or just because.

I’m leaning on just because.

These Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bombs are the perfect Easter treat! Rich, fudgy brownies are wrapped around miniature Cadbury Creme Eggs, then the whole bomb is coated in white chocolate. So sweet & rich!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bombs
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Serves: 15
 
Perfect for Easter, these Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bombs are made from real Cadbury Creme Eggs wrapped in fudgy brownies, then coated in white chocolate for the tastiest sweet treat.
Ingredients
  • 1 pan (13x9") fudge brownies, baked, cooled, and cut into approx. 1-2" squares (I recommend using Pillsbury's Chocolate Fudge mix)
  • 15 Cadbury Creme Mini Eggs, unwrapped
  • 1 pkg. Vanilla Candiquik
  • Assorted Easter sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper or a silicone liner; set aside.
  2. Take a brownie square in your hand and, using the heel of your hand, gently compress the brownie flat. Take a Cadbury Mini Egg and wrap it with the brownie, rolling and pinching the brownie in your hands until it covers the mini egg completely. Mold into an egg-shape if possible. Set on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining eggs.
  3. Once all the bombs are made, freeze them for about 30 minutes to firm up.
  4. Melt the CandiQuik according to package directions, until smooth. Dip each brownie bomb into the CandiQuik with a fork, coating it completely. Allow excess to drip off and return to the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining brownie bombs.
  5. Once all bombs are coated, spoon the remaining CandiQuik into a small resealable plastic baggy. Seal out the air, snip off a corner of the bag, and drizzle the remaining CandiQuik over the coated brownie bombs. Immediately top with sprinkles. Allow chocolate to set before serving.

These Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bombs are the perfect Easter treat! Rich, fudgy brownies are wrapped around miniature Cadbury Creme Eggs, then the whole bomb is coated in white chocolate. So sweet & rich!You guuuuyysss. These bombs are soooo sweet and rich; the perfect Easter treat! Feel free to coat them with regular Chocolate CandiQuik if you’d like, but I like the Vanilla CandiQuik for an extra sweet touch to play off the fondant filling of the eggs. These are so fun!

These Cadbury Creme Egg Brownie Bombs are the perfect Easter treat! Rich, fudgy brownies are wrapped around miniature Cadbury Creme Eggs, then the whole bomb is coated in white chocolate. So sweet & rich!Have a sweet weekend!!

xo, Hayley

Tropical Pina Colada Ambrosia Salad

This Tropical Pina Colada Ambrosia is a light, luscious and fruit-packed dessert dish that's perfect for Easter! Loaded with marshmallows, coconut, tropical fruit and a tangy pina colada whipped cream, it'll transport you right to the beach!So. Easter’s coming up — it’s hard to believe it’s so soon with an early April 5th this year! So if ya don’t mind me, I’m going to be posting Easter recipes up the wazoo, mmkay?

First up: Tropical Pina Colada Ambrosia. But first, a story! *collective sighs*

As a kid, my family and I would go to my grandma’s house for Easter breakfast every year. And every year, she’d hide plastic Easter eggs full of candy and quarters around her yard for me and my brother & sister. She would color code the eggs so I would be purple, Chloe would be green, and Alex would be blue, or whatever.

But the thing was, she put all three colors together in any given spot. So if I saw Alex bend down behind the garden hose and extract an egg, I knew my egg would be back there, too. If Chloe saw me elbow-deep in the rose bush reaching for my egg, she would race over to collect hers. I can see why my grandma did this when we were all younger, perhaps so it could be fair to Chloe (who’s the youngest), but as we got older and I was seventeen and hunting for eggs, it became a little ridiculous. (One, because of the obviousness of it all, and two, because I was seventeen and being forced — yes, forced — to hunt Easter eggs).

And the candy was never really good candy. And yes, there’s definitely a distinction between ‘good’ candy and ‘bad’ candy. I’m not talking ‘I prefer Snickers over Reese’s Cups’ or anything. I mean the CANDYCANDY (Snickers, Jelly Bellies, Whoppers, M&M’s) and the …candy? that she would inevitably buy.

You know – the “candy” that doctors offices have. The unmarked lollipops that taste like plastic with a vague hint of fruit (the yellow ones were always the most vile; the red were decent enough to be passable as cherry, depending on your level of hunger). The chewy candies that were probably made with leftover SuperGlue. Those — shudder — strawberry candies, which are by far the foulest things to have graced this planet, right before those toe shoes and Vienna sausages. Or those butterscotch candies, which were always really sticky and hard, like they’d been melted in the bottom of a purse since 1967.

So basically we’d collect for the quarters which essentially paid us to hunt for them, and then we’d toss the candy since it came from an undisclosed location and an even vaguer brand. I mean, do these candy companies know that no one likes their stuff? Are they aware that their lack of branding looks majorly suspicious and that only desperate doctors and banks purchase their lollipops? What’s their name, anyway? “Bank Candy”? “Doctor Lolly”? All’s I know is, I had this terrible doctor once — and I mean terrible — who had this super thick accent and just said to ice or rest everything, no matter what the ailment was, and she’d hand out those unmarked lollies and they always tasted like they were made of candied cough syrup. Mm, Robitussin Raspberry – my favorite! I never liked that, Dr. Lee. AND RESTING MY LEG DIDN’T HELP EITHER.

This Tropical Pina Colada Ambrosia is a light, luscious and fruit-packed dessert dish that's perfect for Easter! Loaded with marshmallows, coconut, tropical fruit and a tangy pina colada whipped cream, it'll transport you right to the beach!Anywho. This all comes together because that very color-coding-egg-grandma makes ambrosia every year for Easter dinner. And for the longest time I’d eat it because hello, it’s Cool Whip and marshmallows with fruit… duh. But then I got kinda tired of it, and I figured for this Easter, it’s about dang time I change it up. So I revamped grandma’s classic ambrosia with a tropical twist. My new version happens to be my new favorite… and I guarantee it’ll be yours too! This fruit salad is so easy, light, and delicious!

So. Who’s ready to go hunting for awesome ambrosia? (Game over. It’s right here).

This Tropical Pina Colada Ambrosia is a light, luscious and fruit-packed dessert dish that's perfect for Easter! Loaded with marshmallows, coconut, tropical fruit and a tangy pina colada whipped cream, it'll transport you right to the beach!

Tropical Pina Colada Ambrosia Salad
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This light, fruity and DELICIOUS Tropical Pina Colada Ambrosia has the flavors of the tropics built right in and is perfect any time of year.
Ingredients
  • 1 can (15 oz) cherry fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 small can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 (20 oz) can Dole Pineapple Chunks, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can mangoes, drained and chopped if in large pieces
  • 1 & ½ cups shredded coconut, divided
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip Free, thawed
  • 1 container Pina Colada yogurt
  • About 2 cups JET-PUFFED Fruity Fun Mallows
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, fold together the Cool Whip Free and the Pina Colada Yogurt. Add in the canned fruits, marshmallows, and one (1) cup of the shredded coconut. Gently fold and toss to combine until coated.
  2. Refrigerate the mixture for at LEAST 2 hours or until flavors have set together.
  3. Optional, but recommended: if you'd like, toast the remaining ½ cup coconut. In a 300 degree F oven, line a baking sheet with parchment and lay out coconut in an even layer. Toast in 5 minute increments, stirring after each round, until golden. Sprinkle over the top of the ambrosia right before serving. Garnish with a cherry if you'd like.

This Tropical Pina Colada Ambrosia is a light, luscious and fruit-packed dessert dish that's perfect for Easter! Loaded with marshmallows, coconut, tropical fruit and a tangy pina colada whipped cream, it'll transport you right to the beach!You guys – this is so fruity and fabulous! I love the sweet softness of the JET-PUFFED Fruit Mallows — they have such fun flavors and add a great pop of rainbow color! And the fruit itself is a great, tropical combination that transports you right to the beach. Ripe pineapple chunks, juicy mango and mandarins, bright cherries, all coated in a luscious and light whipped cream and pina colada yogurt dressing. This salad is totally awesome!!

Have a fabulous Sunday!!

xo, Hayley

 

 

Lucky Rainbow Bark

Lucky Rainbow BarkYeah, I am totally guilty of trashing the living daylights outta that white chocolate. Sue me.

As a kid, I had this neighbor – we’ll call her Meow, since I remember her meowing on occasion, and I slept over at her house pretty frequently. She had anything a girl could ask for – her own pony, a really fluffy dog, a HUGE Barbie mansion, and the works. I remember being infinitely jealous of her Barbie collection since I was super obsessed with all things Barbie.

ANYWHO. On one particular evening sleepover, Meow and I were tucked in our sleeping bags and watching cartoons. The show ended and Leprechaun came on. Meow was kinda scared, but I begged her to keep it on since I was a morbid child who was admittedly frightened of this scary movie concept but also could not look away. This is similar to when I was freaking terrified of Forensic Files and would involuntarily shudder every time I heard Peter Thomas begin a sordid tale of murder, yet I would hide in the hallway and watch it without my parents knowing.

So we began watching Leprechaun and it proceeded to give me terrors over miniature mythical men wearing green suits and hiding in a box of Lucky Charms. Thankfully we didn’t regularly buy Lucky Charms and I never had to encounter any frightening creatures.

Fast forward a good fifteen or so years, and I’m now an adult and working a terrible job. I spotted a coworker snacking on Lucky Charms and it instantly made me crave fistfuls of that magical cereal. The next day, I went out and bought a box of it – and it soon became my go-to snack on the job. I never did find any leprechauns, FYI.

DSC_0407AWith St. Patrick’s Day coming up (it’s still awhile away, I know, but I’m a dork and get overly excited about holidays) I was brainstorming fun ideas with Lucky Charms and this bark came to mind. It’s not even a recipe – it’s just kind of a conglomerate of random, rainbow, sprinkly things held together by a huge plane of white chocolate. Yet all of those components create a totally delicious, outrageously SWEET bark that everyone is sure to love.

DSC_0419ANo meowing friends, terrified children, or Forensic Files-watching required.

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Lucky Rainbow Bark
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Serves: 16
 
Filled with a ton of rainbow, sprinkly goodies, this fun bark is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any other time you're craving something super sweet and festive.
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. vanilla CandiQuik, or another white chocolate almond bark
  • 1 pkg Circus Animal Cookies (my favorite!)
  • About 2-3 cups Lucky Charms Cereal (depending on as much as you'd like)
  • About 1 cup M&M's candies
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
  2. Melt the vanilla CandiQuik according to package directions or until smooth and melted. Spread the vanilla CandiQuik in an even layer onto the foil. You don't want it to be super thick, but don't make it super thin, either.
  3. Immediately top evenly with broken up Circus cookies, Lucky Charms, M&M's and sprinkles. Likewise, you could add dried fruits, nuts, or other candies if you'd like.
  4. Allow the bark to set up before breaking into pieces.

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DSC_0430AThis bark is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth since it’s packed with the delightful crunch of Circus Animal Cookies, a bite from the chocolate M&M’s, and the melt-in-your-mouth sweetness from the Lucky Charms! Don’t like an ingredient? Feel free to swap out the Circus Animal Cookies for another favorite, or try using Chocolate CandiQuik for a different flavor.

Lucky Rainbow BarkHope you have a sweet weekend!

xo, Hayley

 

Lightened-Up Carrot Cake

24caratI’m an animal-lover.

But after owning rabbits, I can happily say I do not love owning rabbits.

It was a day like any other day.  I was probably being an emotional teenager in my bedroom when my younger brother and sister decided to go to the park with our grandma.  After being gone awhile they came home — but they weren’t alone.

In each of their hands was a black male bunny.  Some freaky old woman at the park was selling these random rabbits for $10 apiece and my grandma had the fantastic idea that they belonged with two immature children in a family that was ill-equipped to be rabbit-owners.  So she bought my brother and sister each a rabbit and literally sent them to our front door with a rabbit in their arms — no cage, no shot records, no hay — just my siblings cradling strange park-pilfered rodents.

So we went out and bought a cage and put our new male rabbits together in the cage.  Time passed and one day we woke up to discover something confusing and horrifying: there was a third rabbit in our cage.

This impostor bunny was much smaller, brown, and looked like it had just been born — which was kinda sorta IMFREAKINGPOSSIBLE since we had TWO MALE RABBITS… right, crazy park-lady?!  So we cradled this newborn rabbit baby that clearly materialized out of thin air and started calling all the news-stations insisting that males can get pregnant.  STOP THE PRESSES, Y’ALL.

[Side note: have you ever had to search a smaller animal for its, er, down-there area?  It’s AWFUL.  Can you imagine something 2876374 times your size rummaging around in your nether-fluff figuring out what gender you are?  TERRIBLE.]

Anywhooooo, since we didn’t really understand what in the fluff was going on, we went about our day.  Hours later upon our return from work and school, we went to check on our new rabbit only to find it… gone.  Like it had never existed.  There has been several times in my life where I’ve stopped what I’m doing and thought, I need to go to the mental hospital and this was one of those times.  How can a mysterious, magical baby rabbit just appear and disappear?  Everyone in my family saw the baby, so we either all drank the punch OR there was something seriously wrong here.

DSC_0038AIt wasn’t long after some research that we found out that male rabbits are basically the spawns of Satan himself and like to engage in cannibalism of their young to establish dominance or something.  AKA, they are frightening beasts and it was theworstthingever to explain where the baby bunny went to younger siblings without mentioning that “the dad rabbit ate the flesh, bones, and guts of the baby bunny while the mother watched.”

So not long after that — minus the fact that (SHOCKER!) my siblings weren’t responsible enough to care for random park-pawned rabbits — we found the rabbits new loving homes with some friends of ours who loved and had PLENTY of experience with cannibalistic rodents.  There’s something for everyone.

Anyway, so while I find bunnies to be adorable, irresistibly fluffy and sweet, I will never, ever own one again.  I love them, but only from afar and when they aren’t sold to us from strange rando grandmas in the park.

Speaking of bunnies, Easter is around the corner!  And you know what bunnies like?  Carrots.  And you know what people like for Easter?  Carrot cake.  But carrot cake is usually loaded with tons of fat and calories and butter (and deliciousness) which makes it a serious indulgence… something not a lot of people want to partake in since they’re trying to get their bikini bodies in check *coughMEcough*

So I made this carrot cake lighter with some simple swaps.  You won’t BELIEVE how moist, fluffy and SCRUMPTIOUS this spicy, sweet cake tastes!  It hardly tastes low-calorie and will definitely impress your guests with its bright, springy flavor.

Make it now or the bunnies will eat you.

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4.8 from 4 reviews
Lightened-Up Carrot Cake
Author: 
Recipe type: Cake
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
 
This scrumptious cake has all the classic flavors of carrot cake without all the guilt! You won't even realize this decadent dessert has been lightened-up!
Ingredients
  • 1 box carrot cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • ½ cup raisins (if you'd like -- I did not use them)
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg fat free or reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup Truvia/Stevia (you can also use regular white sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 (8 oz) tubs Cool Whip Free, thawed
  • ¼ cup sugar-free/fat-free caramel sauce
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease two 9" cake pans with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, egg whites, unsweetened applesauce, water, pineapple juice, crushed pineapple and spices together with a handheld electric mixer until smooth and incorporated. Evenly distribute the batter among the two pans and bake for approx. 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Allow the cakes to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, Stevia and vanilla until blended. Gently fold in both tubs of the Cool Whip to incorporate.
  4. Place one cake layer on a plate or cake stand and frost with HALF of the Cool Whip mixture, spreading it around evenly to the edges of the cake. Drizzle with about HALF of the caramel sauce.
  5. Top with the remaining cake layer. Top with the remaining Cool Whip mixture. Lastly, drizzle on the remaining caramel and sprinkle on the pecans. Allow the cake to set for about 10 minutes before cutting. Store leftovers in the fridge, covered in an airtight container.

DSC_0046AFor not being much a fan of carrot cake, I really enjoyed this cake!  It was SO light and refreshing — it doesn’t feel heavy like normal layer cakes do.  The actual cake itself has a light & tender crumb, thanks in part to the use of egg whites and unsweetened applesauce.  If you’ve never baked cakes with applesauce, you MUST!  While it does not give your cakes an apple-y flavor, it does give your cakes added moisture as well as slashes the fat and calorie content by  a lot.  You’re easily saving hundreds of calories by using egg whites and unsweetened applesauce rather than regular eggs and oil or butter… but you aren’t sacrificing any of that flavor — this is because of the punch of cinnamon & nutmeg and the sweetness & great texture from the pineapple.  It’s basically one of the dreamiest cakes you’ll eat!

Have a fantastical day, my little bunnies!

xo, Hayley

Copycat Double Chocolate Cadbury Eggs {Bonus: They’re Gluten-Free!}

cadburyeggssCadbury eggs are a love-it-or-hate-it kinda food.  I get it.

Kinda in the same camp as kale, quinoa, soy milk and the McRib.

(Naturally, all of the above go in my ‘no thank you’ category).

However, I am the weirdo proving that Cadbury eggs can be a gray-area food.  While I like them enough, I am not a milk chocolate fan (I’m defective, I know) so they aren’t a candy I’d regularly stuff my face with or bake with.

But I decided enough is enough and know I hafta please the masses here.  So I decided to make y’all your regular Cadbury eggs but instead of leaving them as is and continuing on with my life, I figured it wouldn’t hurt anyone to dip them in another coating of chocolate — this time being white chocolate.  And of course, sprinkles are a mandatory addition.  Obviously.

DSC_1071aThe result is a double-dipped, double chocolate Cadbury egg that is kinda sorta PHENFREAKINGNOMINAL.  But don’t take my word for it — try it yourself and see what heaven tastes like [hint: it doesn’t taste like kale].

DSC_1066A*Cadbury egg recipe from Instructables — site has photo tutorials if you’re interested

5.0 from 1 reviews
Copycat Double Chocolate Cadbury Eggs
Author: 
Recipe type: Candy
 
Love the taste of seasonal Cadbury eggs but wish they were more chocolate-y? You're not alone. These Double Chocolate Cadbury Eggs will solve that problem!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Yellow liquid food coloring
  • 1 pkg chocolate Candiquik
  • 1 pkg vanilla Candiquik
  • Assorted sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Cream together the corn syrup, butter and vanilla extract. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, and the pinch of salt. until incorporated. The mixture will be REALLY sticky!
  2. Remove about ⅓ of the filling into a separate bowl and stir in the yellow food coloring to make your "yolks." I accidentally added a little more so my yolks are darker, almost orange, but that's okay.
  3. Prepare the chocolate Candiquik according to package directions. Spoon a Tablespoonful or so of the chocolate into an egg-mold, and roll the chocolate around so it coats within the egg cavity. Allow the chocolate egg shells to harden completely.
  4. Take a large disposable pastry piping bag and fill it mostly full with the white filling mixture. You could also use a zip-top bag, seal out the air, and snip off a corner. You do NOT need a tip for this. Repeat with the yolks in another piping or zip-top bag and snip off the end.
  5. Pipe the whites evenly into the open chocolate egg, about ½ way full. Pipe a yolk into the middle. Repeat with remaining chocolate egg shells, but make sure to leave HALF of the egg shells empty as these will come together with the filled ones to create the egg.
  6. Pop the unfilled chocolate egg shells out of the mold very gently. Dip the edges in remaining melted chocolate, then press the egg shell to the filled one to seal them together. Pop them in the freezer to speed up the process.
  7. Once frozen as eggs, gently remove them from the mold. Melt the vanilla Candiquik according to package directions; dip each egg into the vanilla Candiquik, allowing excess to drip off. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and immediately sprinkle with assorted springtime/Easter sprinkles or miniature candies. Allow the white chocolate to set before serving.
  8. **ALTERNATIVE METHODS**
  9. Don't have egg molds? No sweat. Instead of using piping bags, briefly refrigerate the yolks and whites to help firm up. Then, with wet fingers (use water), take a pinch of whites and roll them into a flattened ball in your hand. Take a pinch of yolks, roll into a small ball, and place it inside of the flattened white ball. Roll to enclose the yolks and try to form an egg shape and freeze. Once frozen, dip in chocolate and continue.
  10. Or, use store-bought Cadbury eggs and dip in white chocolate!

DSC_0006AI used THIS egg mold to make mine, but if you notice within the recipe I have also included two ALTERNATE methods in case you don’t have or can’t find an egg mold.  Either way you choose to make them, they’re going to be outstanding and SO delicious — they taste almost identical to the real thing!  Intoxicatingly sweet, sticky, gooey and oh-so delicious.  Plus, the second coat of smooth, sweet white chocolate tastes SO awesome against the rich milk chocolate.  And the sprinkles make them adorable and fun!

*Also, to ensure they’re gluten-free, always check your ingredients!  The products I used were all checked to ensure they were gluten-free but some products you use may not be.

Hope you enjoyed!  Have a fantastical day!!

xo, Hayley

Donut Bird Nests

donutbirdsI have been SO ANXIOUS to share this adorable idea with you guys and today is the day!

If you’re a blogger (or an avid reader of blogs) you know that bloggers usually bake holiday treats a good month to a month in a half prior to the holiday actually happening.  That means Christmas cookies are baked on Halloween, Easter is basically done before St. Patrick’s Day (which is usually done the second Valentine’s Day candy actually comes out) and so on.  We’re like a magazine — we gotta be ahead of the times, people.  No one actually bakes Christmas cookies on Christmas anymore, do they?  {Or am I just depriving my family of their holidays?  Don’t answer that}.

Thankfully, my family is used to eating Halloween candy before October 31st even appears in the same calender month and thankfully they have no objections (and if they did, I would probably question my actual genetic relation to them because who complains about candy?)

HOOOOWEVER, whenever a new holiday rears its ugly head I get really super duper anxious.  So anxious that my mind completely blanks on things to bake.  I feel like everyone and their crafty mother has some genius way of using the newest flavor of what-have-you candy or has crafted the most gorgeous something for whatever-holiday before I can even COMPREHEND which holiday I should be baking for.

This usually means I stand in the candy/seasonal aisle of Target for a good HOUR just STARING at the candy like some lunatic, waiting for the sugar gods to send me some philosophical message of truth so I can get my life back on track and start baking Easter eggs or whatever.  Plus, I feel like I’ve baked enough crazy junk on this blog to know that I can’t skirt by with some chocolate chip cookie with springtime chocolate chips in it and have it pass as genius.  I set the bar high and I know you guys expect more from me which motivates me to be a better blogger and baker, but also motivates me to drink excessive amounts of alcohol and take Xanax (I still love you).

So on one of my lunatic shopping sprees and after having spent a good hour staring at pastel bags of egg-shaped candy, I was about ready to open up a bottle of vodka in the middle of the store when I happened to pass the donuts in the bakery.  You know the prepackaged coconut crunch donuts they have in those tubular packages?  Yep, those donuts.  And as I slowed my cart to a stop, a lightbulb sparked a little.  Coconut crunch donuts kinda look a lot like nests, don’t they?  Disheveled random smatterings of toasty coconut attached to an adorably petite, round cake.  Not that actual nests look like cake or I would probably be arrested for mass bird-nest defacing BUT you understand what I mean.  So I tossed them in my cart along with some Cadbury Mini Eggs, Reese’s Mini Eggs and Mini Whopper Eggs and with a little white chocolate glue, crafted me some edible Donut Bird Nests.

DSC_1054AAND OH MY GOD AREN’T THEY CUTE?!  I promise making and eating copious amounts of these will not result in your bird-nest defacement arrest.  Pinky swear.

SO GET TO BAKING.  Er, making (since this really only requires having a pulse to make).

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5.0 from 3 reviews
Donut Bird Nests
Author: 
Recipe type: Treats, Donuts
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 20-24
 
These adorable donuts look exactly like birds nests and are fun, EASY Easter treats to make with kids! Use your favorite candy to jazz things up.
Ingredients
  • Coconut crunch mini donuts (or any crumb coated donut hole/miniature donut)
  • 1-2 squares White Chocolate Candiquik
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs, Reese's Mini Eggs, Mini Whopper Eggs, or any other egg-shaped candy of your choosing
Instructions
  1. Melt the Candiquik according to package directions. If you're making around 24 miniature donut nests, I would only melt about 1-2 squares of the Candiquik -- just break it off and save the rest later. You can also melt the entire package, allow it to harden and reuse it later -- whichever is easiest for you.
  2. Using your thumb, make a small well/indentation in the center of the miniature donut, like where the hole is. This just helps the egg candies stick better.
  3. Dip the bottom of an egg candy into the white chocolate and gently press it into the indentation in the donut. Repeat with remaining candies and donuts. I used three eggs per donut, but do what you like best. Allow the donuts to sit for about 5-10 minutes, allowing the chocolate to harden, before consuming.

DSC_1061AThese are SOMUCHEASIER than making those traditional chow mein noodle cookies which I find to be way too sticky and hard to shape (while some argue they technically have no shape, they DO have a shape and that non-shape shape is VERY hard to form!!  Or maybe I’m incompetent).  Feel free to use your imagination and let the candy in the seasonal aisle guide you as to how you want your nests to look.  There’s really no ‘wrong’ way — any way will lead you to deliciousness and ADORABLE and EASY Easter treats!

Have a fantastical day!!

xo, Hayley

 

Vanilla Bean Cadbury Creme Cupcakes

cadburycupcakesGrowing up, my diet consisted of Happy Meals, Nutty Bars and Circus Animal Cookies.  Throw in the occasional slice (yes, slice) of orange & vanilla checkered ice cream (courtesy of my grandpa and grandma who loved buying the ice cream in a box) aaaand the nutrition of fruit cocktail and you have yourself my childhood food pyramid.

So with that in mind, it was no surprise that we ate a ton of candy growing up, especially during the holidays.

My grandma (not the boxed ice cream one) was notorious for supplying us with said candy.  And while we would occasionally get name-brand stuff (like the Mother’s Animal Cookies), most of the time we were subjected to the off-brand stuff no one knew about. Kinda like the off-brand scary German version of Frosty the Snowman that she made us watch.  I’m not quite sure where or when she purchased the candy from, but as a kid you certainly don’t question the expiration date or the scary black market from which they originated.

DSC_1044ASo usually during Easter and our annual Easter Egg Hunt, we would find typical grandma-y candy like really sticky butterscotch discs and Starlight Mints that had seen better, brighter days than from the bottom of a purse, along with typical trinkets like quarters or jelly beans that all had the same flavor: no flavor.  We certainly didn’t have Cadbury Creme Eggs, so I didn’t actually try them until I was an adult because I didn’t know such a confection existed.

DSC_1042AUpon trying that sweet, gooey soft fondant filling I knew I wanted to make something with it.  It has the perfect sticky base to be whipped mercilessly into a frosting so the idea of a Vanilla Bean Cadbury Creme Frosting came about.  I generously piped it onto cooled chocolate cupcakes and garnished them with a hollowed-out Cadbury egg half.

The result?  The cutest Easter cupcakes EVER — and a dream come true for your Cadbury Creme lovers!!  This ain’t yo grandma’s butterscotch disc.  Come and get ‘em!!

DSC_1039A*inspired by Erica’s recipe

4.8 from 4 reviews
Vanilla Bean Cadbury Creme Cupcakes
Author: 
Recipe type: Cupcakes
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 18
 
Savor that amazingly sticky & sweet fondant inside of Cadbury Creme Eggs by whipping it into this soft and fluffy vanilla bean buttercream. The perfect topping for a cupcake!
Ingredients
  • 18 chocolate cupcakes, baked and cooled (use a box mix or your favorite homemade recipe)
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste (can substitute vanilla extract if you'd like)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream or milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 9 Cadbury Creme Eggs, unwrapped
  • Pastel nonpareils, if desired
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and vanilla bean paste until creamy and combined. (You can find vanilla bean paste at many grocery stores or local markets, but I like finding it at places like TJ Maxx and HomeGoods for significantly cheaper. If you cannot find vanilla bean paste, you may substitute vanilla extract -- just increase the amount by a teaspoon or so, imparting a stronger vanilla flavor).
  2. Beat in the heavy cream or milk until combined. Gradually add the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until frosting is light and fluffy.
  3. Meanwhile, gently cut each Cadbury in half lengthwise. Scoop the fondant out from each egg half and spoon the fondant into the stand mixer bowl. Repeat with remaining 8 eggs. Do not discard emptied egg shells.
  4. Beat the fondant mixture into the frosting until fully incorporated. Once combined, spoon the frosting into a piping bag attached with a large open tip (I like Atecco 801, but any large tip will do) and pipe generously onto each cupcake. Sprinkle the cupcakes with the nonpareils if you'd like, and garnish the top with a Cadbury Creme Egg half.
  5. Store frosted cupcakes airtight in the fridge up to 5 days.

DSC_1047AThis sweet, smooth frosting is one of my favorite frosting recipes to date!  I love the combination of that rich, warm vanilla flavor and the specks of the fresh vanilla beans that imparts such a wonderful flavor to this frosting — it totally takes that flavor profile up a couple notches.  And the fondant whipped inside is a nice touch of sweetness, bringing this ordinary frosting to life with some added stickiness and softness.  If you’re a Cadbury Creme Egg fan, you’ll love these irresistible cupcakes!  Bonus: consider using the Cadbury Creme Caramel Eggs or Chocolate Eggs for a fun spin on this frosting!

Have a fantastical weekend!

xo, Hayley

 

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