Having fun with the family is really what it’s all about, isn’t it? I love creating fun memories for my family and these Rainbow Jello Push Pops definitely brought a smile to their faces!
Jello Treats have also held a special spot during parties or holidays. Whether I’m creating fun, kid-friendly Jello Shots for St. Patrick’s Day or Jello Parfaits for Fourth of July, there are endless ideas to make with Jello.
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While I loved the Rainbow Jello squares, they do take a little time. So this time instead of using a creamy white layer made with Sweetened Condensed Milk, I decided to use Cool Whip whipped topping. As for the Push Pop Containers, Wilton makes them now and they are available online. You can also use any glass container you like, the recipe is the same, just different sizes of circles for the container.
I found it easier to add the Jello in foil pans, that way the Jello was all the same thickness. So when you layer the circles of Jello into the Push Pops, they are all similar in size.
Pies – whether you enjoy a Classic like Old Fashioned Custard, a fruit pie like Meyer Lemon & Strawberry or even a fun way to eat them with your hand – there are never a shortage of Pie Recipes to choose from. In celebration of Pi Day on March 14th, we have selected 30 of our favorite Pies for you to choose from.
Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14. Since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In the year 2015, Pi Day will have special significance on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53.59, with the date and time (including 1/100 seconds) representing the first 12 digits of pi.
To celebrate we have Classic Pies, Fun Pies, Fruit Pies and Pies to serve for Dinner for you to choose from.
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A fun snack mix that would be perfect for your kiddos lunch for St. Patrick’s Day or even to snack on during a movie. And I bet Lucky the Leprechaun would love some of this Snack Mix too!
If your house is anything like ours, I had to hide the Lucky Charms from the boys until I had a chance to make the Snack Mix. Along with the Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Nut Cherrios, Peanuts, Pretzels and Green M&M’s, this Snack Mix is sure to become a hit!
Pots of Gold make a fun presentation, especially for a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner or Party.
This Snack Mix reminds me a bit of the Luck of the Irish Party Mix, although that one has more sweet treats in it.
A little sweet and a little salt – this Leprechaun Snack Mix is perfect to give as gifts too! Add it to a clear glass jar, tie a ribbon around the jar and add a Printable St. Patrick’s Day Tag and you have a fun gift!
These jars are from Hobby Lobby, and you can find the ribbon at any craft department.
Chocolate and Mint – one of the best pairings, in my opinion, for a dessert. So with St. Patrick’s Day coming, it made perfect sense to add Mint to my favorite brownie that has only 3 ingredients! Add a delicious fluffy frosting to the top and you have a winner!
As I’ve mentioned before, I have a slight issue with Brownie Recipes. Until I first tried this recipe, I had searched and searched for a recipe that was fudgy but not too fudgy…cake like but not too cakey, etc. etc. I had finally given up and just decided to use a box mix, which also didn’t always come out right.
Then, I tried this 3 ingredient (plus the toppings) recipe for Better Than Brownies from Gooseberry Patch Cookbook, Rush-Hour Recipes. They quickly became a favorite, so much so that I have to give them away or I will eat the entire batch.
The pudding and milk are combined and cooked on the stove until slightly thick then added to a regular cake mix. The mixture is super thick, but that’s what makes them delicious.
Then to add the mint flavor, I sprinkled the top with Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips that I had leftover from the Grasshopper Marshmallow Pops that I made last week.
After baking and cooling it was time to add the amazing frosting – a mixture of Cool Whip Whipped Topping and Marshmallow Fluff, a few drops of green coloring for the festive touch. You could certainly add a few drops of mint flavoring as well, I left it out because our youngest son is not a fan of mint.
Then slather – yes I said slather – on the frosting and give the brownies a touch of St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles.
The combination of Chocolate and Mint flavors that are in Grasshopper Desserts are perfect anytime of year, but especially for St. Patrick’s Day. These Grasshopper Marshmallow Pops are super easy and take on 3 ingredients plus sprinkles if you like, and only about 15 minutes. The kiddos (and adults) will love them!
St. Patrick’s Day and well March in general, are one of my favorite times. St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday, who doesn’t love a little luck of the Irish? And March, well Baseball season is under way for my son’s college team and Spring is on the way – hopefully!
The Grasshopper Marshmallow Pops are super easy, even the kids can help! I used some fun St. Patrick’s straws instead of lollipop sticks. I found them at Michael’s craft store.
A dip of melted Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips to add the Grasshopper flavor. I melted about 1 cup of baking chips in the microwave about 50-60 seconds, stopping every 20 seconds to stir them. The trick when you are melting any kind of chocolate in the microwave is to stop before the chocolate is completely melted, then stir until smooth. That way, there is much less chance of burning the chocolate. Trust me, burnt chocolate is not good.
Set the dipped marshmallows on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and place in fridge for about 5 minutes.
While the Chocolate Mint is setting, prepare the Green Candy Melts. I used about 20-25 wafers and heated them in the microwave, again stirring every 20 seconds or so. Also get out the sprinkles you want to use. I like working over a paper plate…easy clean up.
Dip the marshmallows into the melted green candy melts, leaving some of the chocolate mint showing and then immediately add the sprinkles. Place them back on the wax paper for about 5 minutes and you are done.
After all the Grasshopper Marshmallow Pops are ready, you can enjoy them as an after-school treat, give them as gifts or even tie a Printable St. Patrick’s Day Tag on them for a fun Classroom Treat.