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Banana Split Bites. Banana Split Bites ~ A classic ice cream dessert gets mini for some bite size fun.

Banana Split Bites

And yes, there is actually a tiny scoop of ice cream tucked inside and underneath the whip cream of those little darlings. Banana Split Mini Bites For once I made something mini for portion control and not just for the cute factor. My little guy had some friends over the other day and of course with a mom who is a baker, the expectation is dessert will not only be good but it will be fun.

And I was asked, by friend Caroline, not to let her boys eat too much dessert. Keeping all things in mind what I served is what you see here. Here’s what wasn’t a hit and what I learned. Impromptu play dates with four kid’s ages 3-5 year olds after a full work day –not a good idea.Know in advance what other kids will and won’t eat. Luckily, dessert made all things right.

No recipe just a few notes: Frozen Strawberry Squares Recipe. How to Make Peanut Butter SMores Turnovers. Peanut Butter- S’Mores Turnovers I’m not much of a camper.

How to Make Peanut Butter SMores Turnovers

My husband often takes my son on camping trips, and I happily stay behind and thank the gods for our bug-free house, cozy bed and well-stocked kitchen. I always send them off in comfort… marinate a little meat for them to throw on the grill, pack up some convenience foods and bake a few goodies too. When they return from their camping weekends, I hear mostly about the evenings sitting around the campfire.

Story telling, snuggling in blankets, singing songs and roasting marshmallows for S’Mores seem to be recurring favorites. Here’s the How To: Thaw out a box of Puff Pastry, and cut along the fold lines to make 6 large rectangles. Layer 1/4 of a whole graham cracker, a piece of milk chocolate bar and a spoonful of peanut butter on one side of the Puff Pastry. Wet the edges with water (dip your finger in water and gently touch along the edge), fold over the filling ingredients and press edges together.

Millionaires&Shortbread. Since one half of the blue-eyed baking squad is currently blogging from waaaay across the pond in London, we figured we'd bake you lovely duckies a British treat.

Millionaires&Shortbread

Shortbread. Millionaire's shortbread (ooooh aaaah). Don't get too excited. There's no money in this crumbly deliciousness. But there is crumbly deliciousness which counts for something right? Right. So there's shortbread, which is rather tasty on its own, and v v British. Just go with it. And THEN to transform it into Millionaire's Shortbread (ooooh ahhhh), you slather the aforementioned crumbly deliciousness in caramel and chocolate.

We know. It's ok, just go slow, eat some melted chocolate along the way to keep your strength up, and you'll do just fine. And then, you can have as many pieces of the crumbly deliciousness slathered in the caramel and the chocolate as you want. We totally hit the jackpot. Tiramisu Cheesecake Bars. May 17, 2011 | Print | E-mail | Filed under cheesecake, chocolate, coffee Every Easter, I try to come up with a new dessert to serve the family.

Tiramisu Cheesecake Bars

The first year we hosted, it was fruit tartlets. The second year, I believe it was Oreo truffles. After that, things get a little fuzzy and I can’t remember exactly what I made each year…but this year, it was these tiramisu cheesecake bars. I’m not going to lie, they take some time in the kitchen between all of the baking and cooling – but none of the steps are that hard, promise! For the sugar cookie crust: 2 3/4 cups flour1 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1 1/2 cups granulated sugar2 sticks unsalted butter, softened1 egg1/2 tsp vanilla extract Recipes for filling and topping adapted from here.

For the filling: 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened (I used reduced fat)1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk1 tbsp ground coffee or espresso2 tsp vanilla extract2 eggs1 cup dark chocolate chips For the topping: