As I started typing this up I realized I probably couldn't file it under "Healthy Living." And while I am all for taking care of yourself and eating healthy, I say that sometimes you gotta live a little. And sometimes living a little includes chocolate. and sugar. and cute little candy bunnies and carrots.
I got together with some wonderful ladies this past weekend. We ate pizza and salad, and drank wine, and of course, ate dessert. And we chatted about being mom and wives, and about sparkly shoes, and whatever else we could think of. After some long winter days spent mostly indoors with my
wild and crazy beautiful and fun children, it was nice to get together and re-energize with some friends.
I wanted to make something really Spring-like for dessert. I figured if we used the whole "if you build it, they will come" mentality and apply it to Spring, we might see an end to Winter. and I am not gonna lie, i think it worked. It's going to be a WHOLE +4 this afternoon! You fellow Canadians know what I am talking about...it is time to chisel away at that frozen driveway!
These treats are not only cute for Spring, but they are perfect for Easter too, which is only a few weeks away.
So go and make this deliciousness. And try to share some with your kids, but I won't judge you if you don't. ;)
Easter Dirt Pudding Cups
Easter Dirt Pudding Cups
1 bag of chocolate or vanilla filled sandwich cookies
1/2 cup of softened butter
1 (8 oz) container of cream cheese
3/4 cup of icing (confectioner's) sugar
2 boxes of instant vanilla pudding mix
3 1/2 cups of milk
1 (12 oz) container of whipped topping
Peeps marshmallows - the bunny ones
Carrot gummi candy (or whatever you can find.)
Crush up the cookies with a food processor. I used my Vitamix with the tamper. Put the cookie mixture aside.
Mix up the container of cream cheese with the sugar.
Mix both the vanilla pudding mix with the milk and whipped topping. Add that to the cream cheese mixture. Mix it well.
Now, you are going to layer the cookie mixture and the pudding mixture. Start with the cookie mixture on the bottom. I did three layers of cookie and two of pudding. So, cookie, pudding, cookie, pudding, cookie.
Stick 2 carrot gummi candies in each cup so some of the orange and the green stem is sticking out. I found these candies at Bulk Barn. If you can't find carrots, you can look around for some type of other gummi that would look cute in the dirt.
Add a peep bunny in each cup. You could also use little flower pots instead of cups for this part.
Stick a flower to the end of each green spoon. I found these stickers at the dollar store. You could also use fake flowers and use a glue gun to attach them.
Stick the spoons in the cups.