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



Monday, March 23, 2015

Asparagus Dessert, April Fools' Food Prank

April Fools Day is around the corner. Do you pull pranks on your friends and family?
 Do you know anyone who totally dislikes asparagus and veggies in general ? I put together a delicious dessert for everyone to enjoy after a tasty dinner. Why not prank your guests with this sweet a delicious take on roasted asparagus with b├ęchamel sauce. Except they are sugar cookies drizzled with white chocolate ganache.

To Make Asparagus Dessert you Need:

To make the asparagus stalks:
Sugar Cookie Dough- my favorite
Food Colorings - to color the dough, I used green and yellow to get the nice Spring green color
Food Coloring-  to paint the stalks, brown and purple
Water to dilute food coloring
Baking Sheets - my favorite
Small dropper(optional)
Paint Brush( used with food only)

White Chocolate Ganache Recipe
1cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
Coconut Flavoring(optional)

Heat the heavy cream until little bubbles form around the edges. Pour ganache over chocolate chips, Cover with a paper towel and a plate, let sit for 3 minutes. Whisk with metal whisk until smooth, add flavoring if using. Chill until ganache thickens. Can be made days ahead. It if gets too firm, microwave for several second until pourable again. Enjoy.

Toppings :
Almonds (optional)

If you are looking for more Food Prank ideas, check these out :
Popcorn Cupcake by Sugar Coder
Breakfast Dessert by Pink Cake Princess
Moldy Chocolate Chip Cookies by Montreal Confections

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