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Candy Cane Ice Box Cake

Today was a really low key Saturday, I haven’t had one of those in months and months, it was unexpected as I’m always working, doing yard work, filling  orders, doing bills etc. I decided to treat myself to a day  spent in my  cozy pajama. Gotta love that!
When was the last time you spent the whole day in your pajama?  I think everyone should have at least one pajama day in a year. You deserve it!
I watched 2 of my favorite movies : The Family Stone (Widescreen Edition)  and Love Actually (Widescreen Edition) I wept a little at the end as per usual when watching those and I took a nap somewhere in the middle of the movie. It was just so nice.
I  also baked some cookies, did Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack workout video, I finally caught up on all the laundry and some house cleaning and I managed to color my hair, so it was a pretty successful day. How was your day?

Today I’ll show you a super easy no bake dessert that will please the eye as well your taste buds, it is so easy kids can do it too.
 Candy Cane Cream Cheese Tea Biscuit Torte

 1 box of tea biscuits,or you can use graham crackers if vanilla tea biscuits are hard to come by in your area
(about 200 grams/7oz)

2 packages of cream cheese( 8oz, 226grams per one package)
1 cup butter(2 sticks, one stick is approximately 113grams)
4 to 5 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp peppermint/mint extract, use more if you like more minty flavor
4 tbl heavy cream
red food coloring-gel form
Crushed  peppermint candy  for garnish*
 * place candies into a ziploc bag, close it  tight getting the most of the air out, place the bag onto a chopping board to protect the surface, using a rolling pin  hit the bag few times to break the candies into small pieces

Make the Frosting
In a bowl of your mixer cream butter, gradually add cream cheese, beat until smooth, on low speed add powdered sugar,  gradually increase speed, add heavy cream and beat until well combined, add extract and food color. Beat until well blended all the way through.

Spread frosting on each biscuit and stack biscuits together forming  a log. Frost sides and top of the log with the  remaining frosting and cover with plastic food wrap and refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours or so. Before serving decorate the  torte with crushed candy.
Cut the torte under a slight angle to create the pattern you see in the picture.

This is a really versatile dessert, super easy to put together and it is delicious too.

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