Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Bunny Cake

Yesterday I noticed few specks of green color popping  out of the ground around the dogwood tree  in front of the house. I don't want to jinx it but maybe finally Spring is here. Maybe. We've had false signals for about a month. Spring is when everything become alive again and I'm really exited about Spring this year. More than ever. I basically missed the Spring last year because I was ill and as it is my favorite season of the year I can't wait to for the first leaves and blossoms. To speed up the Spring arrival I made this Easter cake, decorated with fresh, spring colors and cute chocolate bunnies. I hope you like it.
To make the chocolate bunnies I used Wilton Mini Bunny Cake Mold, it is really fun to use.

To make Easter Bunny Cake you need

Baked cake ( I used my favorite Pound Cake, but any cake will do)
Swiss Buttercream
Star Piping tips
Piping Bags
Food Colorings: yellow, green
Pink Sanding Sugar
Mini Wilton Bunny Silicone Mold
Mini marshmallows
Chocolate Candy Melts

Make a pretty Spring Cake in minutes :

I teamed up with Sue from Munchkin Munchies and we both made Bunny Cakes. Sue makes the most adorable treats and I adore her pink cake so much. You can learn how to make super cute Pink Bunny Cake over at Munchkin Munchies blog.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® Strawberry Yogurt Trifle

While I have been compensated for this Rice Krispies Afternoon Pick Me up Treat by #CollectiveBias, and its advertiser, All opinions are mine alone. #KreateMyHappy
Are you looking for  a fun and easy afternoon snack idea? Something that takes  only minutes to make yet looks pretty enough to be served at a party? Try my scrumptious mood booster : Rice Krispies Strawberry Yogurt Trifle.


I've always loved layered desserts, bars and I think anything  layered is so much fun to eat. But you know they often take so long to make. I consider myself pretty spoiled when it comes to desserts.  I grew up on French pastries, and custard fillings that often take hours to make, even days. I don't always have that kind of time on my hands. I love them dearly but there are days when you just need a little pick me up treat.
I wanted to make something that not only looks pretty,  semi sophisticated but is really easy to make and doesn't take a whole day to put together. I spotted familiar rice krispie treats blue box in my pantry and it got me thinking, instead of just eating the  bars like they are what if I mixed it  up a little.
I made delicious Rice Krispies Treats Strawberry Yogurt Trifle. Be sure to use a clear glass to show off the colors and layers full of fun textures and flavors. Inside you'll find  soft and chewy from the Rice Krispie cubes, sweet and fluffy from marshmallows and yogurt, refreshing  juicy strawberry chunks and crunchy chocolate pieces. Now are you with me? Let's make this trifle.

 I got Rice Krispie Treats at my local Target store, they were hiding in the Value - Pack Snacks section, on the bottom shelf. It was on sale and so I got 2 boxes and I also picked up rest of the ingredients on my way out.

I picked up Rice Krispies Treats at my local Target Store.

To make the trifle I decided to layer cubed Rice Krispies Treats, with yogurt Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows mix, fresh sliced strawberries and I used crushed M&M candies as sprinkles.

Rice Krispies Strawberry Yogurt Trifle
Servings 4
4  Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats squares
1 cup Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows
3 tbl  Mini M&M  Candies,plain, crushed
2 cups washed and chopped strawberries
1  1/2 cup plain fat free Greek yogurt
Tools needed : knife, cutting board, 4 glass ice cream dishes, spoons
Directions :
Start by cutting Rice Krispies into small cubes.
Roughly chop marshmallows.
Chop M&M candies.
Wash and chop strawberries.
In a large bowl stir together yogurt and marshmallows.
Fill the glass dishes : layer rice krispie treat cubes, yogurt mix, strawberries, repeat, finishing with yogurt mix, sprinkle chopped M&M on top. Serve.
Cubed  rice kripsies treats look like cubed bread, kind of like when you make stuffing for turkey, but sweet.

Layering process is super easy and fun. Use a spoon and alternate layers until you come to the top of the your glass. Sprinkle with chocolate and enjoy.

Guess what? I entered my recipe for  Rice Krispie Strawberry Yogurt Trifle into Kellogg's My Happy Contest, recipe was selected by the judges, and I'm one of the  8 finalists.
I wanted to ask you for a huge favor. Stop by the contest page and vote on your favorite treat. It would mean  a world to me if was my treat. By voting on your favorite Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® (please vote for Haniela's:-)) you become eligible and can win awesome prizes(including $250 Bank Issued, pre-loaded gift card and a lot more)
Details on how to enter are posted below.

Contest voting runs 3/24-5/3/15 
Limit one (1) entry per Week by voting using a  non private Social Platform account.

1. Go to your social media account on Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram and share for example : "I love  Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats Strawberry Yogurt Triffle by @hanielas #RKTreatSweeps."
You can also Pin the image from this post and/or share via Twitter or Instagram, just be sure to include this text in your post : Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats Strawberry Yogurt Triffle  #RKTreatSweeps
2. Copy the URL of your shared post and email it to RKTreatSweeps@kellogg.com
How to find the URL?
Twitter  - click on the time stamp on your post, highlight the url at the top of the browser, copy and paste into the email and sent to RKTreatSweeps@kellogg.com
Pinterest - click on the pin(image) you shared and highlight the url at the top of the browser, copy and paste into the email and sent to RKTreatSweeps@kellogg.com.
Instagram - click on the image you shared and then find 3 vertical dots on the bottom, usually on the right hand side of the image.  Click  on  "Copy and Share" link, email to RKTreatSweeps@kellogg.com
Prizes: Twenty (20) Grand Prizes will receive:

$250 Bank-issued, pre-loaded Gift Card
Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® squares (XX ct.)
Beats Pills™ Portable Stereo Speaker by Dr. Dre™
(1) bag of Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows (10 oz.)
(1) bag of Jet-Puffed Chocolate Swirl snacking marshmallows (3 oz.)
(1) Jet-Puffed Strawberry snacking marshmallows (3 oz.)
(1) bag of Jet-Puffed S’moresMallows
(1) bag of Jet-Puffed StarMallows (8 oz.)
Assorted MARS products
(1) M&M’s® dispenser
(1) M&M’s® Milk Laydown Bag
(1) M&M’s® Peanut Laydown bag


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