Growing up in Northwest Indiana, our Summers were hot and humid. Life was a bit slower then, 40 years ago, but we enjoyed the weather, even though it was hot. Some of my fondest memories are gathering with family and friends to share potluck desserts. The food was plentiful and the company was always great!
Our lives now are quite a bit busier with children, their activities and work, but it’s never too busy for a fun dessert like these Neapolitan Cake Push Pops.
Neapolitan, a combination of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry is one my favorites. When baked in a cake and paired with JELL-O pudding and COOL WHIP whipped topping these treats are out of this world!
Let’s get baking…
When I spotted the Jet-Puffed Mallow Bites that are shaped like ice cream cones with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, I thought they would be perfect for a fun cool dessert or they even make great potluck desserts!
I also decided to cut down on time in kitchen, and bake the cupcakes instead of a cake.
To assemble the Cake Push Pops, first you will need to bake your cupcakes or cake. I used 1 chocolate cake mix and 1 vanilla cake mix. After baking the chocolate cupcakes, mix the vanilla cake mix according to the directions on the box and divide in half, flavor one half of the batter with a small box of Strawberry JELL-O.
If you are making a lot of these treats, you can certainly use a Strawberry Cake Mix, but by using the vanilla divided it also cuts down on time and cost.
While the cupcakes are baking, mix the pudding according to the directions on the box and place in the refrigerator to set. After the cupcakes have cooled and the pudding is set it’s time to assemble the push pops. You can find the push pop containers most anywhere Wilton products are sold, but if you can’t find them, a small clear jar or glass works fine too.
Now, mix the pudding and the COOL WHIP until smooth and spoon into a bag, you can use either a decorator bag or resealable bag.
And then the fun part, start layering, first cut the chocolate cupcakes into squares and add a couple pieces to the push pop container, pipe in a small amount of the pudding mixture. Continue layering with the vanilla and then strawberry cake, adding pudding in between the layers.
Top with COOL WHIP, and then add a few chocolate and pink sprinkles. Add a Jet-Puffed Mallow Bite in the Ice Cream Cone shape.
Serve these Neapolitan Cake Push Pops at your next party, take them to a potluck or enjoy a fun weeknight treat with the kids!
Neapolitan Cake Push Pops
Fun Treat that is super easy to make but looks like you spent hours. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
You can also use glass jars if you don’t have push pops containers. Assemble the day you are serving. Store in refrigerator until time to serve.
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We have two things to celebrate today…the first is this Refreshing Summer Sangria made the Gallo Moscato Wine and the second…it’s National Moscato Day!
So tell me…are you a wine lover? Do you like white, red, maybe pink? Or how about it mixed into a fruit Sangria?
Sangria is definitely my favorite!
This refreshing Summer Sangria is light, fruity and delicious, dangerously delicious. With the Summer heat approaching, I’m sure you are going to add this recipe to your must try list! It’s perfect for parties too, serve the Sangria from a carafe or even a punch bowl. And did you see that cool wine cork trivet? My good friend Jean made it for me, I love it!
The Sangria goes together in minutes with Gallo Moscato Wine, Orange Juice, Lemonade and Limeade Concentrate thawed, Club Soda and to brighten it up and give it more flavor, oranges, lemons and limes.
There are a number of different ways to make Sangria, but this recipe is my favorite. It’s doesn’t have a strong alcohol taste and fruit blends so well with the wine.
Moscato is a table wine bursting with delicious flavors of peach, honey and ripe citrus in a delightfully light-bodied style. It can be paired with many different dishes…the citrus flavors are a great match for soft or hard cheeses like Brie or Pecorino Romano. Its honey sweetness also offers a wonderful balance to spicy dishes. The light-bodied flavor makes a wonderful addition to rich desserts and adds delicious layers to fruit based baked goods.
Join us @GalloFamily for a #Moscato Day Twitter Party and virtual live toast from 9-10PM EST on May 9th and use hashtag #gno
Refreshing Summer Sangria
Quick and refreshing Sangria. Perfect for dinner parties, Cook outs or any celebration. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
Disclaimer: : I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and Gallo Family Vineyards partnered in support of this campaign. Gallo Family Vineyards compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Have you ever created a dish or dessert that looked totally different than how it tasted? This Banana Split Dessert is exactly that way. While the traditional treat is made with Ice Cream, Bananas, Strawberries, Pineapple and Chocolate topped with whip cream, nuts and cherry, this Banana Split Dessert has no ice cream but taste exactly, if not better, than the traditional treat you are familiar with.
You know me…I love easy desserts that look impressive! I’m all about keeping it simple for you!
The original recipe, that came from a Gooseberry Patch cookbook, was made in a 13 x 9 pan, but I adapted it a bit and served it in these little parfait glasses that I found at Walmart. The original recipe also did not call for strawberries, but what’s a Banana Split without strawberries.
Do you know the best way to purchase good strawberries?
First, turn the package over and make sure there are no bruised or damaged berries. Then give the package a good sniff, yep…smell the strawberries, if you can smell a good flavor then they are perfectly ripe for you to use.
Do you have strawberry tip? Share it with us!
You can find all the ingredients for these delicious Banana Split Dessert including the fresh strawberries and the parfait glasses at Walmart.
Pop on over to Pocket Change Gourmet and see how we served these Banana Split Dessert with our Mother’s Day Brunch!
Banana Split Dessert
Simple yet impressive looking dessert that tastes as good, if not better, than the traditional Banana Split. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
If you want to make this dessert in a 13x9 pan, use the same ingredients except add another box of pudding and another container of Cool Whip to the ingredients.
Hi, Hoosier Homemade readers! I’m Chelsea, a fellow Hoosier blogger based out of Indianapolis, but I grew up in Liz’s neck of the woods. I blog over at Two Twenty One, where I share DIY projects, furniture makeovers, crafts, recipes, and home & seasonal decor ideas. I thought I’d stop by today and share one of my favorite summer recipes with you– my mom’s strawberry pie.
My mom has been making this pie for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my mom, aunt, grandma, cousins, and I would pick pounds upon pounds of strawberries, bring them home, and make strawberry jelly. My mom would make a strawberry pie or two with our freshly picked berries.
Please don’t judge me too harshly for using pre-made pie crusts. I’m a busy chick so I don’t have time to make pie crust from scratch. But to help disguise the aluminum pie tin, I drop the pie in a pretty pie dish. Your guests will most definitely find you out once you cut into the pie and uncover the shiny aluminum pie tin. But they’ll be so enamored with the delicious pie that they won’t notice that you didn’t make your crust from scratch.
I always share a printable 4×6 recipe card with my readers so it’s only fair that I share one with you. Click on the image to download the card.
Stop by Two Twenty One and say hi anytime
Thanks so much for having me, Liz!
I’m thrilled to have my friend and fellow Creative Circle Blogger, Amy from Positively Splendid join us today! She is sharing a delicious recipe for Glazed Coffee Squares that would go perfect with your Mother’s Day Brunch!
Hello, everyone! My name is Amy, and my blogging home is called Positively Splendid.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, I have a profound love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find me knee-deep in my latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor, recipes and kid-friendly ideas. I believe that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of my passion to help others harness their innate creative potential. I would love for you to stop by for a visit!
It’s no secret that I am a huge coffee lover, and the Glazed Coffee Squares I am sharing today are infused with rich coffee flavor and an irresistible, spicy crumb. These are terrific as a breakfast treat, but they also make a marvelous afternoon snack!
On the lookout for more terrific morning treats? Check out my Baked Cranberry-Orange Doughnuts…
Glazed Coffee Squares
Perfect addition to Mother's Day Brunch or an afternoon treat! Recipe from Positively Splendid
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