Easy Cold Brew Coffee Pie

This Cold Brew Coffee Pie is fantastic! Creamy, smooth and chilly with a chocolate cookie crust, a dreamy no-bake coffee filling and whipped cream. Easy, impressive and delicious! This Cold Brew Coffee Pie is so easy, smooth, creamy & addictive!

So I’m a cream-with-my-coffee kinda girl. Always have been, always will be.

It’s to the point where I actually carry mini coffee creamers with me when I travel. What? I love my coffee creamer! I dare Wayne Brady from Let’s Make A Deal to make a game out of what’s in my purse. I would so own him with my thimbles, spare change, hand sanitizer and coffee creamer. (Okay, maybe not a thimble… but if I ever went on the show, you bet your booty I’d be stocking up on thimbles).

So this pie is totally my bag. Not literally of course, but figuratively. Rather: this pie is my jam. No wait. This pie is my life? That’s more like it.

It’s so unapologetically creamy and dreamy and brimming with amazing coffee flavor. It tastes like a latte almost, with that slight milky undertone with that warm, aromatic coffee flavor. And of course, there’s a chocolate crust because chocolate + coffee = BFFs. Like the Rachel and Ryan of the food world (and yes, I’m still holding out for Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams to rekindle their love. I’LL WAIT FOREVER FOR YOU, RYRA.)

Making this pie is a cinch. Just whisk together some cold brew coffee, a little milk and some instant pudding mix into a bowl until it’s nice and thick. I also added in some Nielsen-Massey Pure Coffee Extract because I really wanted to drive home the coffee flavor. This extract is a total must-have if you want a delicious coffee flavor in your baked goods, and it really ramps up the flavor here.

Once the mixture is good and thick, fold in some Cool Whip. I know, some of you detest the stuff but man, there’s no substitute for it. It’s more stable than whipped cream so I like it for no-bake pies like this. Once it’s good and combined, pour it into the prepared Oreo pie crust.

This Cold Brew Coffee Pie is fantastic! Creamy, smooth and chilly with a chocolate cookie crust, a dreamy no-bake coffee filling and whipped cream. Easy, impressive and delicious! Then you must wait for it to chill. It’s excruciating, I know, but if you don’t let it chill, it will be a disastrous mess. Trust.

Once it’s sufficiently chilled, it’s time for EATING, Y’ALL. Pipe on some whipped cream if ya fancy, and add some dark chocolate-coated espresso beans for a fancy schmancy garnish. Voila!

Coffee lovahs, this one’s for you!

This Cold Brew Coffee Pie is fantastic! Creamy, smooth and chilly with a chocolate cookie crust, a dreamy no-bake coffee filling and whipped cream. Easy, impressive and delicious! *adapted from my Root Beer Float Pie recipe

5.0 from 1 reviews
Easy Cold Brew Coffee Pie
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Recipe type: Pie
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This frozen, no-bake Cold Brew Coffee Pie is PHENOMENAL. Creamy, smooth and packed with coffee flavor, it's perfect for a hot day and for any coffee fanatic!
Ingredients
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box INSTANT vanilla pudding mix
  • ¾ cup cold brew coffee (any brand is fine, but please make sure it's sweetened. I used Starbucks)
  • ½ cup milk or cream
  • 1 Tbsp pure coffee extract (or less if you want a less strong coffee flavor)
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 prepared Oreo cookie crust
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • Dark chocolate-covered espresso beans, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the instant pudding dry mix, the cold brew coffee, the milk and the coffee extract. Whisk until combined and slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Fold in the Cool Whip completely, making sure to get the bottom!
  2. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust and smooth out the top. Freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
  3. Just before serving, pipe on whipped cream and garnish with dark chocolate-covered espresso beans. Cut into wedges and serve!

This Cold Brew Coffee Pie is fantastic! Creamy, smooth and chilly with a chocolate cookie crust, a dreamy no-bake coffee filling and whipped cream. Easy, impressive and delicious! I think you guys are going to love this Cold Brew Coffee Pie! Serve it up with a glass of iced coffee, natch. 🙂

This Cold Brew Coffee Pie is fantastic! Creamy, smooth and chilly with a chocolate cookie crust, a dreamy no-bake coffee filling and whipped cream. Easy, impressive and delicious! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

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Frozen Bananas Foster

This Frozen Bananas Foster is incredible! Creamy, smooth, a little icy and packed with caramel, bourbon and banana flavors! Some of you may know from prior posts, but I cook dinner for my family every single night.

And have since I was 14. I’m now 25. That means I’ve been cooking for over a decade. I feel supremely old and exhausted.

ANYWAY.

Lately, I’ve been in such a major cooking rut. I feel like we eat the same 5 things week after week, and honestly, I’m just over the whole cooking bit. I love baking – that’s where my heart lies – and some days I’ll spend the entire day in the kitchen baking up a storm for my blog… only to return to the kitchen an hour later to have to cook dinner, too. It’s exhausting!

So when I found out my dear friend Phi from Sweet Phi wrote a cookbook called Fast & Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes – A Cookbook for Busy People, I was like YASSSS. FINALLY, someone understands my life and my quarter-life crisis!

Phi’s book is packed with amazing five-ingredient recipes based on her super popular Five-Ingredient Fridays series which she created on her blog. The idea is genius – and it’s truly only five ingredients, minus pantry essentials like salt & pepper or oil.

Dinners like Pepperoni Pizza Pockets, Beef Stroganoff (yes, only 5 ingredients!), Unfried Cornflake Chicken, and Spinach Alfredo Lasagne fill the pages of this glorious beacon of hope (er, cookbook).

And of course – there is dessert! Desserts like Butterscotch Cornflake Clusters, Peanut Butter Sea Salt Cookies, Jam Crumb Bars, and of course, this outrageous Frozen Bananas Foster.

This tastes just like the classic old-timey Bananas Foster dessert but better because it’s frozen, doesn’t require igniting anything, and is cheaper than going to Louisiana. Loaded with banana, vanilla ice cream, bourbon and caramel, it’s one sweet treat after a long day of cooking 🙂

*from Philia Kelnhofer’s Fast & Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes cookbook

This Frozen Bananas Foster is incredible! Creamy, smooth, a little icy and packed with caramel, bourbon and banana flavors!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Frozen Bananas Foster
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Serves: 2-4
 
This Frozen Bananas Foster is such a fun take on a classic old-timey dessert!
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces bourbon (optional, but recommended)
  • 1 cup ice
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
Instructions
  1. In a large blender, combine the bananas, vanilla ice cream, milk, bourbon (if using) and ice. Blend on HIGH power for about 1 minute or until smooth.
  2. Drizzle each glass liberally with caramel sauce and pour in the frozen drink. Garnish with a banana slice.
  3. NOTE: this makes 2 very generous glasses, or four smaller glasses depending on the size of your glassware.

Icy, caramel-y, chilly, banana goodness! I am in love with this Frozen Bananas Foster!

Five Ingredient Recipes cookbookBe sure to check out Philia’s cookbook next week when it launches in stores on July 19th! Or you can always pre-order it NOW on Walmart, Boswell Books, Amazon, Indiebound, and Barnes & Noble. You can also follow the hashtag #sweetphicookbook on social media to see more recipes and posts about Phi’s new book!

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

 

Caramel Macchiato Frozen Hot Chocolate

This Caramel Macchiato Frozen Hot Chocolate is so dreamy! Freezy, icy, creamy and perfect, it's made in minutes and has wonderful buttery caramel and rich chocolaty flavors!Howdy, friends!

I hope y’all had a lovely Fourth of July extended weekend!

We did – mostly. Mannie, my three-legged Border Collie, is still very much scared of the fireworks and some idiots down the street had illegal fireworks that they were letting off at 10pm on the 3rd. To say I was livid was an understatement – I could practically feel my blood at boiling temps as I tried to calm down my sweet kiddo.

But all in all, no complaints! Mostly because I had these Caramel Macchiato Frozen Hot Chocolates to drink all weekend long… which may or may not have been spiked. We may never know.

I do want to elucidate some more about how much I adore this Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe. It truly could not be any simpler to whip up and it tastes SO outstanding! Creamy, icy, freezy goodness that’s uber chocolaty and rich but still refreshing and cool. Like a mixture between a slushie and a chocolate milkshake – but better.

And this caramel version? Otherworldly, people!

For this recipe, I used International Delight’s Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer. This isn’t sponsored – I promise! – I just adore their creamers and find them to be the most true to flavor. Plus, the flavor options they have are amazing! (Southern Butter Pecan, I’m looking at you!).

This Caramel Macchiato Frozen Hot Chocolate is so dreamy! Freezy, icy, creamy and perfect, it's made in minutes and has wonderful buttery caramel and rich chocolaty flavors!The coffee creamer adds wonderful creaminess (duh) but also a great caramel flavor that makes this drink taste like it came from an expensive coffee shop. Combined with a little milk, some ice, and some caramel-flavored hot chocolate packets, this recipe is perfect for any chocolate & caramel lover!

For the hot chocolate packets, I used caramel-flavored cocoa which I found at the grocery store. If you can’t find the caramel cocoa mix, please feel free to use regular instant hot cocoa mix! You can up the caramel ante by adding some caramel syrup (like by Torani), but that’s up to you and how caramel-y you want to make it.

This Caramel Macchiato Frozen Hot Chocolate is so dreamy! Freezy, icy, creamy and perfect, it's made in minutes and has wonderful buttery caramel and rich chocolaty flavors!So yeah. No other descriptions needed, right? Because OMG.

This Caramel Macchiato Frozen Hot Chocolate is so dreamy! Freezy, icy, creamy and perfect, it's made in minutes and has wonderful buttery caramel and rich chocolaty flavors!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Caramel Macchiato Frozen Hot Chocolate
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Recipe type: No Bake
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Serves: 2-4
 
This Caramel Macchiato Frozen Hot Chocolate is delectable and SO easy! Freezy cool, icy and creamy with a wonderful caramel punch of flavor!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 & ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup Caramel Macchiato coffee creamer (like by International Delight)
  • 3 instant caramel-flavored cocoa packets (if you cannot find the caramel-flavored packets, please use regular hot cocoa packets)
  • Fresh whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce, chocolate sauce and caramel-filled candies for garnishing, optional
Instructions
  1. In a blender, add in the ice, milk, coffee creamer and hot cocoa packets. Blend on HIGH power for about 30 seconds-1 minute or until almost smooth and still icy and frothy.
  2. Drizzle caramel sauce and chocolate sauce into glasses and pour the frozen hot chocolate in the glasses. Garnish with whipped cream, more chocolate and caramel syrups and the chocolate caramel candy. Serve immediately.
  3. NOTE: this recipe makes two large glasses or about 4 smaller glasses. Obviously it depends on the size of your glasses.

This Caramel Macchiato Frozen Hot Chocolate is so dreamy! Freezy, icy, creamy and perfect, it's made in minutes and has wonderful buttery caramel and rich chocolaty flavors!I think you guys will adore these super easy, super chill Frozen Hot Chocolate drinks!

This Caramel Macchiato Frozen Hot Chocolate is so dreamy! Freezy, icy, creamy and perfect, it's made in minutes and has wonderful buttery caramel and rich chocolaty flavors!Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

 

No Bake Grasshopper Pie

This No Bake Grasshopper Pie is SO easy, SO creamy and SO fluffy! Packed with bright mint flavor, Oreo pieces and a chocolate ganache topping that's to die for! This No Bake Grasshopper Pie is phenomenal! Creamy, light & fluffy and packed with delectable mint flavor and rich chocolate!

So I’m in a rut.

I used to love cooking dinner for my family every night. I would spend hours researching recipes on different websites and poring through cookbooks and cooking magazines just to find the perfect recipes to add to my weekly dinner plans.

I did this since I was fourteen years old. Now I’m 25. So yeah, I’m a little sick of cooking dinner after doing it for a decade.

And I love my family to pieces, but sometimes they can be a tad dramatic when it comes to the whole dinner thing. Like, say, if I don’t have plans for dinner that evening, they’ll pout around the house and sigh audibly and continually ask me, “so we don’t have dinner plans?” phrased in different ways until I finally crack and start cooking Kraft Mac & Cheese for them.

Or when I say it’s “fend for yourself” night which, is pretty self-explanatory if you ask me, they’ll take one look in our pantry, overfloweth with food, and decide that they can’t be bothered to cook anything or even make a bowl of cereal. Or they’ll complain that they’re having cereal for dinner. Um, have y’all HAD cereal? It’s the BEST. I freaking love nights when I have cereal for breakfast. And in case you were wondering, no, our cereal isn’t gross stuff like bran cereal or unsweetened flakes, puffs or pops – it’s the sweet, good stuff like Cap’n Crunch, Fruity Pebbles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. AKA, all the things a good dinner make.

It’s gotten to the point where I literally dread 3-4pm because that’s when the questions start coming. Most days I just want to scream, make your own dinner!! and then start drinking boxed wine because I’ve reached the point in my life where I’m having a quarter-life crisis. But I suck it up and make them complicated dishes like Lil Smokies with Kraft Mac, or grill bratwursts, or boil pasta because I’m a good person and I’m in denial about my quarter-life crisis. Also because admitting to them that I’m so over cooking dinner every night is something I don’t feel like arguing about. Adulting is hard; I don’t know how you Moms and Dads and husbands and wives do it every day for eternity for your family/kids/etc.

BUT ultimately, I think this is a screaming wake-up call that I need a vacation badly because I’m hot and cranky and want to shove my face in a stack of magazines for a week. So if y’all know of a place where I can have someone else cook me dinner for a week, I’d love to know.

ANYWAY. Let’s talk about this No Bake Grasshopper Pie! It is a classic dessert that I’ve revamped a little so it’s extra delicious, super easy, but still impressive. Definitely something you want to make if you’re in a rut, too!

It’s creamy, light, fluffy and packed with amazing mint flavor and crushed Mint Oreo pieces. Then I topped it with a silky chocolate ganache and more crushed Oreos because, duh. The whole thing is refrigerated until set, so there is some waiting time – plan accordingly! But ultimately, if you’re on the hunt for an easy pie to take to a backyard BBQ or summer pool party, this is it!

Enjoy!

This No Bake Grasshopper Pie is SO easy, SO creamy and SO fluffy! Packed with bright mint flavor, Oreo pieces and a chocolate ganache topping that's to die for!

5.0 from 1 reviews
No Bake Grasshopper Pie
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Recipe type: Pie
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Serves: 8-10
 
This easy and classic Grasshopper Pie is wonderful! Creamy, smooth, fluffy and light, it's bursting with mint flavor and Oreo cookie pieces!
Ingredients
  • 1 prepared Oreo cookie pie crust
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp mint extract
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg Cool Whip, thawed
  • 16 Mint Oreos, divided
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 Tbsp heavy cream
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar and mint extract until smooth, about 1 minute. Beat in the green food coloring until your desired shade of green has been achieved. Fold in the Cool Whip until completely combined. Set aside briefly.
  2. Put 10 of the Mint Oreos into a gallon-size plastic bag, seal out the air, and smash the Oreos until they resemble coarse crumbs. You want itty bitty pieces - nothing huge and chunky. Fold the crushed Oreos into the mint filling.
  3. Spread the filling into the prepared pan gently. Set aside. In another medium size microwaveable bowl, combine the chocolate chips and heavy cream. Heat on HIGH power for about 15 seconds. Stir, then heat again for another 10 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour the ganache over top of the pie, and spread out to the edges.
  4. Using the same plastic bag, crush the remaining Mint Oreos until they are coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs on top of the ganache layer. Refrigerate the pie for at least 3 hours or until set.

This No Bake Grasshopper Pie is SO easy, SO creamy and SO fluffy! Packed with bright mint flavor, Oreo pieces and a chocolate ganache topping that's to die for! I think you guys are going to love this simple, classic pie!

This No Bake Grasshopper Pie is SO easy, SO creamy and SO fluffy! Packed with bright mint flavor, Oreo pieces and a chocolate ganache topping that's to die for! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is phenomenal! Creamy, smooth peanut butter ice cream with thick, gooey fudge ripples and peanut butter cups, all without an ice cream maker! This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is a delicious mouthful! Super easy, homemade, no-churn and absolutely delightful!

So I kind of realized I live in a bubble. And I’m trying to fix it, okay?

I know, I know. I’m 25 and a certified recluse. I work from home, I relax at home, I prefer staying at home… I am the textbook definition of a homebody.

BUT I was so sick of being cooped up in my house that I went exploring in neighboring cities and I had a blast! Sometimes you just need to be a tourist in your own town, ya know?

I spent too much money at antique shops finding unique treasures and cool food props, and then stopped at a little ice cream shop to do some window shopping since I was still full from lunch. The ice cream parlor had a peanut butter fudge ice cream which sounded so good if I hadn’t gorged myself on tater tots an hour prior. Tater tots, if you didn’t know, are my weakness. Actually, most potato products are. Fun fact #4573 about Hayley. I know you were dying to know that!

So I got home and recreated this fantastical ice cream flavor for you and I have to say, I’m pretty darn pleased with the outcome. This ice cream is SO creamy, peanut buttery and smooth with chunks of peanut butter cups and gooey ribbons of fudge. I decided to add peanut butter cups into the ice cream because I’m a texture kinda girl and love having some kind of add-in for whatever ice cream/froyo/soft serve I’m eating. You could always add chopped peanuts or chocolate chips to this too!

But whatever you do, do yourself a flavor and make it! It’s so perfect.

It starts with the classic no-churn ice cream base: sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream. If you didn’t know you could make ice cream with those two ingredients, well, I’m here to let you know that you CAN and SHOULD! It couldn’t be simpler.

This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is phenomenal! Creamy, smooth peanut butter ice cream with thick, gooey fudge ripples and peanut butter cups, all without an ice cream maker! Whip up some whipped cream with a teensy bit of sugar until stiff peaks form. Then fold in a mixture of smooth peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk until it’s all combined and friendly. Pour half of it into a freezer-safe container with a lid (or a loaf pan), sprinkle on some chopped PB cups and drizzle a few ribbons of fudge on top. Then repeat the layers, freeze it for at least 8 hours, and then chow down!

OMG.

This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is phenomenal! Creamy, smooth peanut butter ice cream with thick, gooey fudge ripples and peanut butter cups, all without an ice cream maker!

5.0 from 1 reviews
No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream
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Serves: 6-8
 
This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is SO fantastic! Creamy, smooth, and SO easy to make!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 pkg (11 oz) Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Minis, chopped roughly
  • 1 cup hot fudge sauce, warmed very slightly until pourable
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy whipping cream and the sugar on HIGH speed for about 5-7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. While the mixture whips, in a medium bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and creamy peanut butter until blended.
  2. Fold the peanut butter milk mixture into the whipped cream until just combined. Pour half of the mixture into a freezer-safe container with a lid. Sprinkle liberally with half of the peanut butter cups and drizzle with half of the hot fudge sauce. Repeat layers, pop on the lid (or cover with plastic wrap), and freeze for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.

This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is phenomenal! Creamy, smooth peanut butter ice cream with thick, gooey fudge ripples and peanut butter cups, all without an ice cream maker! You guys are going to love this ice cream! I cannot get over the creamy peanut butter ice cream base and that huge, thick ribbon of fudge swirled throughout!

This No Churn Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is phenomenal! Creamy, smooth peanut butter ice cream with thick, gooey fudge ripples and peanut butter cups, all without an ice cream maker! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

No Bake Samoa Cookies (Girl Scout Copycat)

These No Bake Girl Scout Copycat Samoa Cookies are so awesome! Buttery, rich, packed with toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate and are only 5 ingredients! Easy, fast, and so satisfying!! These Copycat Girl Scout No-Bake Samoa Cookies are AWESOME. Everyone who’s tried one has loved them and asked for the recipe!

A couple of days ago, I teased y’all with this recipe on my social media accounts. (Are you following me?!) And everyone was begging for the recipe and waiting for the day I posted them.

Well folks, today is your lucky day!

I have nothing against the Girl Scouts. Absolutely nada. Even though my experience as a Girl Scout wasn’t as pleasant and dandy as everyone else’s, I don’t hold anything against them because hello? They sell cookies and wear patchwork vests. How can you hate someone in a patchwork vest that’s hocking Tagalongs? YOU CAN’T.

But what I love/hate about them is that the cookie season is so short. I admit – if they sold cookies year-round, we’d never want to buy them because they’d be everywhere all of the time. But at the same time, I have no willpower and will snarf an entire package in one sitting that was supposed to last for a longer period of time, and then I start craving them again.

Also, not their fault, but they put like 5 cookies in a package now. WHAT GIVES. I feel like I eat my single serving (read: entire box) that I spent $5 on and then have to shuffle my way back to the store, head hung low with shame, and shove another Lincoln in their direction for my next fix. That’s how they getcha! I’m onto you, Girl Scouts of America. I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE UP TO.

Since I regularly crave the perfectness of their Samoa Cookies (or as they’re now known, Caramel Delites), I decided I needed to create a Samoa cookie that I could eat year-round until my homegirls are staked outside of the grocery store selling me my biggest vice with their cute missing teeth and light-up shoes.

These Samoa Cookies taste IDENTICAL to the real deal. I promise you! You’ve got the shortbread cookie base that’s dipped in chocolate, then topped with a gooey caramel & toasted coconut mixture, then drizzled with chocolate. I mean, how can you say no?!

These No Bake Girl Scout Copycat Samoa Cookies are so awesome! Buttery, rich, packed with toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate and are only 5 ingredients! Easy, fast, and so satisfying!! Best of all, these are NO BAKE which means you don’t need to spend hours preparing cookie dough, rolling them out, baking them, cooling them, frosting them and assembling them. You can literally cut out the middle man and go straight to eating. HALLELUJAH!

Now who wants some? I’ll share.

These No Bake Girl Scout Copycat Samoa Cookies are so awesome! Buttery, rich, packed with toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate and are only 5 ingredients! Easy, fast, and so satisfying!!

5.0 from 2 reviews
No Bake Samoa Cookies (Girl Scout Copycat)
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Serves: 20-24
 
These No Bake Samoa Cookies are a classic Girl Scout favorite made EASY with a couple of prepared ingredients! No need to wait for cookie season anymore!
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg fudge stripe shortbread cookies (about 20-24 cookies)
  • 1 (11 oz) pkg caramel bits
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 cups toasted coconut*
  • 2 squares chocolate CandiQuik
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the fudge stripe shortbread cookies stripe-up onto the baking sheet, spaced out about 1-2" apart from one another. Set aside briefly.
  2. In a medium microwaveable bowl, combine the caramel bits and the heavy cream. Microwave on HIGH for about 30 seconds. Stir, then microwave again for about 15-20 seconds. Stir until smooth & melted. Fold in the toasted coconut to combine.
  3. Working quickly, drop Tablespoonfuls of the coconut caramel mixture onto each cookie, spreading it out to cover the surface of the cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies until all the cookies are covered.
  4. In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate CandiQuik on HIGH power for about 30 seconds, stirring until melted & smooth. Drizzle the chocolate over the cookies (I like spooning the chocolate into a sandwich baggy, seal out the air, and snip off a corner for a makeshift piping bag). Let the chocolate and cookies set, about 15-20 minutes, before serving. Store airtight at room temperature.
  5. *TO TOAST COCONUT: Spread the coconut in a foil-lined baking pan in an even layer. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place coconut in the preheated oven and bake for 5 minutes. Stir, then bake for another 5-7 minutes. Stir once more and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes or until toasted, keeping a watchful eye on the coconut the whole time.

These No Bake Girl Scout Copycat Samoa Cookies are so awesome! Buttery, rich, packed with toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate and are only 5 ingredients! Easy, fast, and so satisfying!! Gooey, packed with buttery caramel, toasted coconut and sweet chocolate, these cookies are sure to please every Samoa Cookie lover!

These No Bake Girl Scout Copycat Samoa Cookies are so awesome! Buttery, rich, packed with toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate and are only 5 ingredients! Easy, fast, and so satisfying!! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

No Bake Copycat Cosmic Brownies

These No Bake Copycat Cosmic Brownies are ultra fudgy, super chocolaty and SO EASY to make! You have to try the fudge frosting, too! So Sacramento has been having some wacky weather.

Good wacky, like when you see an elderly woman with lavender hair. Not bad wacky, like your uncle who may or may not be on some kind of stimulant.

Last week, it was SO nice: 60s-70s with a gorgeous breeze, a slight chill in the air and a smidgen overcast but just the right peekaboo amount of sun. I was wearing a long-sleeved shirt and leggings on one day and I felt like I should break out the pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween decor. But I didn’t, much to the happiness of my family who is averse to decorating too early because they have reputations to uphold or whatever.

But this week it’s set to be in the 100s which is a cruel joke if I’ve ever heard one. How can you toy with my emotions, Mother Nature? How can you make me giddy in leggings one day and sweating profusely while sticking to every surface I sit on the next? I’m convinced that wherever Mother Nature lived, she never had to try to peel her denim shorts off of her butt while trying not to pee her pants. That may or may not have happened to me. Multiple times. (Okay fine, like every day of my life in the summer).

So with this hellish weather appearing suddenly (and unwelcome), it’s high time we started thinking of easy, no-bake treats to curb our sugar cravings in the summertime. And if you’re like me, you’re always craving something that’s baked when it’s like, 110 degrees outside. But since I’d rather not burn from the inside out by preheating my oven, I’ll stick to these EASY No Bake Copycat Cosmic Brownies. 

These No Bake Copycat Cosmic Brownies are ultra fudgy, super chocolaty and SO EASY to make! You have to try the fudge frosting, too! These brownies are INSANITY, people! They are so unapologetically FUDGY that they almost taste just like a piece of fudge. They have this creamy, light chocolate frosting on top that’s just amazing, and they’re topped with the Cosmic Brownie sprinkles – those little candy-coated chocolate doo-dads. (I found mine at Michael’s, but you can try your local grocery store, Target, Walmart, or your hobby store. Or use sprinkles or miniature M&M’s).

So if you’re looking for something that’s in-your-face-fudgy, packed with gooey chocolaty flavor and super easy, this is your dessert!

These No Bake Copycat Cosmic Brownies are ultra fudgy, super chocolaty and SO EASY to make! You have to try the fudge frosting, too! *adapted from my No Bake Peppermint Mocha Brownies recipe

5.0 from 2 reviews
No Bake Copycat Cosmic Brownies
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Serves: 9-16
 
These No Bake Copycat Cosmic Brownies are AMAZING! Super fudgy and rich - almost like eating a piece of fudge! - with a smooth & creamy chocolate frosting and crunchy candy pieces. A great way to satisfy your chocolate craving without turning on the oven!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow creme/fluff
  • 1 (15 oz) pkg Oreo cookies, finely ground (filling and all)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • FOR FROSTING & TOPPING:
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup heavy cream or milk
  • 1 & ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup candy-coated chocolate sprinkles, miniature M&M's, or sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8" baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil generously with baking spray; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the evaporated milk and espresso until dissolved over medium heat. Add in the chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff, stirring until chocolate and fluff are melted and the mixture is smooth. Meanwhile, while this mixture melts together, pour the Oreo cookie crumbs and powdered sugar into a large bowl.
  3. Pour the chocolate marshmallow mixture into the bowl with the cookie crumbs and powdered sugar; toss until combined. Mixture will be thick and sticky.
  4. Press the mixture into the prepared pan, spreading it into an even layer. I like using an off-set spatula for this! Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. To make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, cocoa powder and vanilla until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar and beat well, pouring in the heavy cream until frosting is light, fluffy and smooth.
  6. Spread the frosting evenly over the brownies and top immediately with the candy sprinkles. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until set. Store leftovers in the fridge.

These No Bake Copycat Cosmic Brownies are ultra fudgy, super chocolaty and SO EASY to make! You have to try the fudge frosting, too! Fudgy, rich, sinful and chocolaty, these taste just like brownies but are NO-BAKE!

These No Bake Copycat Cosmic Brownies are ultra fudgy, super chocolaty and SO EASY to make! You have to try the fudge frosting, too! Have a wonderful day!

xo, Hayley

 

No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream

This No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is INCREDIBLE! So easy, comes together quickly and has amazing homemade flavor!Dude.

This No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is kinda sorta a wonder of the world.

One you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home without a bunch of tourists snapping photos of you. Unless you’re into that kinda thing.

Otherwise, rejoice! – because this ice cream is made without an ice cream maker and tastes every bit as rich and creamy as the store-bought or ice cream parlor kinds. Only I guarantee they don’t have any flavor near as awesome as this one!

If you follow me on Facebook (which hi, you totally should!) you would have seen that I posted a Facebook Live video of myself making no-churn ice cream last week. If you haven’t seen it, pop on over to my page, find the Videos tab on the left, and click the Homemade No-Churn Ice Cream one! Then prepare to be amazed by both my culinary prowess and my acting chops. Quick, someone call Hollywood! I’m destined to play the funny fat girl sidekick to some skinny Zooey Deschanel-type on an ABC sitcom.

In the Facebook Live video, I made a vanilla ice cream base filled with mini M&M’s, chopped Butterfinger candy bars, and caramel sauce… and ladies and gents, it was divine. Y’all went crazy for it, and at the end of the video, I announced I had made this ice cream flavor too, so here we are!

This no-churn ice cream base is extremely versatile. Seriously – stir in whatever you want. Not even joking. The base is very simple: whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Add a little sugar if you want a sweeter base, or maybe even some vanilla extract. If you’re piling in a ton of sugary things, maybe skip the sugar. But otherwise, two basic ingredients that you probably have on hand. SO SIMPLE.

This No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is INCREDIBLE! So easy, comes together quickly and has amazing homemade flavor!And for this particular concoction, I stirred in some cinnamon, brown sugar, caramel sauce and chopped up Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies, because it’s 2016, dangit, and we’re going to eat Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream.

So let’s get eating!!

This No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is INCREDIBLE! So easy, comes together quickly and has amazing homemade flavor!

5.0 from 2 reviews
No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream
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Recipe type: No Bake
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Serves: 6-8
 
This No-Churn Homemade Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is AWESOME. Light, creamy, and tastes even BETTER than ice cream parlor ice cream!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • About 4-5 Oatmeal Cream Pies, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, whip the heavy cream, brown sugar and vanilla extract on HIGH power until fluffy and stiff peaks form. Fold in the cinnamon and sweetened condensed milk gently, until just combined. Fold in the chopped Oatmeal Cream Pies.
  2. Pour half of the ice cream mixture into a large freezer-safe container with a lid, or a loaf pan. Drizzle with half of the caramel sauce. Top with the remaining ice cream mixture, followed by the remaining caramel sauce.
  3. Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight, or until frozen solid.

This No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is INCREDIBLE! So easy, comes together quickly and has amazing homemade flavor!Buttery, creamy, and bursting with rich, gooey caramel swirls and earthy, warm cinnamon, the base alone is to-die for. But add in those chewy pockets of oatmeal cream pies, and it’s out of this world.

This No Churn Caramel Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream is INCREDIBLE! So easy, comes together quickly and has amazing homemade flavor! Enjoy! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Cheesecake

This Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake is amazing! A total crowd pleaser, it's super easy to make and no-bake! Gooey, fluffy, creamy and smooth with that wonderful marshmallow flavor! Today, I’m coming at ya with this AMAZING Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Cheesecake. And it’s a doozy!

So. I’m struggling.

Summertime’s in full swing in Sacramento and to call it ‘sweltering’ would be an understatement. Girl, it’s HOT here. Like denim shorts fusing to your skin hot. Like sweating profusely on a morning walk hot. Like if you turn on the oven I’m going to scream at you hot.

So no bake treats? We need them desperately.

I’m on a mission to create as many no-bake treats as I can this summer to avoid turning on my oven as much as possible. Of course I’m still going to bake traditional goodies like cookies, regular cheesecakes and cupcakes, but I want to save those for days when I’m feeling ambitious and somewhat sadistic.

Thus, this wonderful No-Bake Cheesecake was born!

I have a very similar version in my new cookbook, Out of the Box Desserts, which comes out in August… or which should be arriving on your doorstep shortly if you ordered from QVC! The cheesecake base is the same, but the crusts and toppings are a little different. Whether you make my cookbook’s version or this version, promise me you’ll make one or the other – they’re simply too good not to enjoy!

And everyone will flip out when they see that the crust is made out of a giant Rice Krispy Treat. I meeeeann… you are so welcome.

Of course, this cheesecake is only for die-hard RKT fans like myself. If you’re not a superfan of the stuff, then you may want to pass. This is pure, unadulterated RKT goodness.

So let’s break it down for ya. You make a standard batch of Rice Krispy Treats, except instead of pressing it into a square or rectangular pan, you’ll press it into a greased 9 or 10″ springform pan. Springform pans are also traditionally used for cheesecake, and it is necessary to help pop the crust out when it’s finished setting. Let the crust set in the pan for a couple minutes while you prepare the glorious marshmallow cheesecake filling.

This Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake is amazing! A total crowd pleaser, it's super easy to make and no-bake! Gooey, fluffy, creamy and smooth with that wonderful marshmallow flavor! For the filling, simply beat together some cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla – standard stuff. Beat in some marshmallow creme (and try not to groan audibly) and then fold in some Cool Whip. Now, whenever I make a Cool Whip recipe, all you naysayers come out of the woodwork, but PLEASE, use real deal Cool Whip. Real whipped cream isn’t as stable as Cool Whip is, and your cheesecake won’t stay as high, fluffy and airy with anything other than Cool Whip. So yeah, blame science.

This Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake is amazing! A total crowd pleaser, it's super easy to make and no-bake! Gooey, fluffy, creamy and smooth with that wonderful marshmallow flavor! Then, pour that wonderous marshmallow cheesecake goodness into your RKT crust. Garnish with whipped cream (there’s where you can use real-deal whipped cream) and plenty of stacked and cubed RKTs for garnish to really drive the point home that you mean business and are not to be messed with.

And that’s that! Fluffy, light, airy, marshmallowy goodness that sits inside of a giant, gooey, crispy RKT crust. The end.

This Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake is amazing! A total crowd pleaser, it's super easy to make and no-bake! Gooey, fluffy, creamy and smooth with that wonderful marshmallow flavor! *adapted from my Toasted Marshmallow S’mores No Bake Cheesecake in my book, Out of the Box Desserts

5.0 from 2 reviews
Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Cheesecake
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Recipe type: No Bake
Prep time: 
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Serves: 8-10
 
This No Bake Rice Krispy Treat Cheesecake is phenomenal! Light, fluffy and packed with flavor, it's perfect for any and every die-hard RKT fan!
Ingredients
  • FOR CRUST:
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 pkg miniature marshmallows
  • FOR FILLING:
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow creme/fluff
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg Cool Whip, thawed
  • FOR GARNISH:
  • Whipped cream
  • Cubed & prepared Rice Krispy Treat Squares (I used the ones from the box)
Instructions
  1. Liberally grease a 9" or 10" springform pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add in the Rice Krispies cereal. Set aside momentarily. In a medium saucepan, melt the salted butter and marshmallows together over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal and toss until totally combined. Pour the cereal into the prepared pan and, using a greased glass cup, press the cereal mixture into the pan, forming a base and sides. Put aside to set, about 20 minutes.
  3. While crust sets, make your filling. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth, about 1 minute. Beat in the marshmallow creme until smooth. Lastly, fold in the Cool Whip by hand until combined.
  4. Spread the filling mixture into the crust, smoothing out the top. Garnish with whipped cream piped along the perimeter of the cheesecake and top with stacked prepared & cubed Rice Krispy Treats in the center. Chill for at least 2 hours in the fridge before cutting into slices.

This Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake is amazing! A total crowd pleaser, it's super easy to make and no-bake! Gooey, fluffy, creamy and smooth with that wonderful marshmallow flavor! This cheesecake is SO creamy, decadent and delicious while still being light and fluffy. It’s sure to make a great impression at any backyard BBQ, party, or even a random Monday night! 🙂

This Rice Krispy Treat No Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake is amazing! A total crowd pleaser, it's super easy to make and no-bake! Gooey, fluffy, creamy and smooth with that wonderful marshmallow flavor! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

White Chocolate Marshmallow Dip

This White Chocolate Marshmallow Fruit Dip is INCREDIBLE! Light, fluffy, creamy and smooth, it's great with fresh fruit, brownie bites, pound cake cubes and more! Such an easy, fast, no-bake treat!

I’m so excited to bring you this recipe today!

This White Chocolate Marshmallow Dip is incredible. I mean, it is out. of. this. world and into a whole new universe of awesomeness. Like, I literally don’t know if the Milky Way Galaxy can even handle this dessert, y’all.

It’s that good.

And it comes from my dear friend Melissa’s brand new cookbook, Melissa’s Southern Cookbook.

If you know me, you know I’m a Californian (and wannabe New Yorker) through and through. But my FAVORITE cuisine has to be Southern food. Hush puppies, biscuits & gravy, gumbo… it’s all gravy in my book, baby. I live for an amazingly crispy fried chicken or a killer banana pudding parfait. And this book has it all!!

Melissa's Southern CookbookFirst, you’ll be drawn to the gorgeous color photos of her recipes. Everything from Homemade Pimiento Cheese to Country Sausage and Grits Casserole, to Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Sweet Tomato-Glazed Meatloaf. And of course, my favorite chapter: the desserts! Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake, Mississippi Mud Brownies, and last but not least, this White Chocolate Marshmallow Fruit Dip.

This White Chocolate Marshmallow Fruit Dip is INCREDIBLE! Light, fluffy, creamy and smooth, it's great with fresh fruit, brownie bites, pound cake cubes and more! Such an easy, fast, no-bake treat!While this dip tastes amazing with fresh fruit, I also love it for cubed pound cake, brownie bites, even as a “sauce” for ice cream sundaes! You could also blend this dip mixture into an incredible milkshake or top a slice of apple or peach pie with it. OH MY GOODNESS.

But I like it just the way it is: as a wonderfully creamy, ultra dreamy, fluffy and smooth dip for fruit and pound cake. Simple, delicious, and perfect for summer get-togethers, backyard BBQs and potlucks. Everyone will be crowding this dish for sure!

This White Chocolate Marshmallow Fruit Dip is INCREDIBLE! Light, fluffy, creamy and smooth, it's great with fresh fruit, brownie bites, pound cake cubes and more! Such an easy, fast, no-bake treat!*from Melissa’s Southern Cookbook

White Chocolate Marshmallow Dip
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Recipe type: No Bake
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Serves: 4
 
This White Chocolate Marshmallow Fruit Dip is AWESOME. Fluffy, dreamy, light as air and packed with sweet white chocolate and marshmallows flavors, it's great served with fresh fruit or pound cake cubes!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (7 oz) pkg marshmallow fluff/creme
  • Assorted fresh fruit, pound cake cubes, brownie bites, etc.
Instructions
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and the heavy cream. Microwave on HIGH power for about 20-25 seconds. Stir, then microwave again for another 15-20 seconds. Stir once more until smooth and combined. Let cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract with a handheld electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Beat in the white chocolate mixture to combine. Lastly, beat in the marshmallow fluff until smooth and combined.
  3. Pour into a dish, cover and chill until serving. Serve with assorted fresh fruit, pound cake cubes, brownie bites, etc.

This White Chocolate Marshmallow Fruit Dip is INCREDIBLE! Light, fluffy, creamy and smooth, it's great with fresh fruit, brownie bites, pound cake cubes and more! Such an easy, fast, no-bake treat!You guys are going to flip for this dip!

Be sure to pick up Melissa’s cookbook at QVC, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target & Books A Million! You can also visit her blog at Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen!

This White Chocolate Marshmallow Fruit Dip is INCREDIBLE! Light, fluffy, creamy and smooth, it's great with fresh fruit, brownie bites, pound cake cubes and more! Such an easy, fast, no-bake treat! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

In the interest of full disclosure, I was generously provided with Melissa’s Southern Cookbook to review. All opinions are my own.

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