Most of the time, I bake from scratch. But there are those times when you need a quick dessert. I always keep a couple of cake box mixes in my pantry and tada…we have super simple dessert bars! The marshmallow crème makes a tasty and easy topping – a bit of sweet to complement the tart lime flavor.
Coconut Key Lime Bars
- 1 box of Pillsbury Key Lime Cake Mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of butter, melted
- 2 cups of sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 cup of marshmallow crème *
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9 x 13″ pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, butter and 1 ½ cups of coconut. Spread evenly in pan and bake for 19-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and the edges turn golden brown. Let cool.
Sprinkle remaining ½ cup of coconut on a cookie sheet. Bake for 6 minutes, watching carefully until it is lightly toasted.
Spread marshmallow crème in a thin layer over the dessert bars and sprinkle with toasted coconut.
*note: could use fresh whip cream or Cool Whip as a topping
Layer baked goods in one container using Sweet Stackers! This stackable food storage system insert into major brand food storage containers. The trays are available in 4 sizes and the risers come in two sizes for either cookies or dessert bars. They can even be squeezed flat in between bars or brownies. Why not layer cookies and brownies in the same container?!
Stack the dessert tray over the bottom layer and they are ready to go!
Loving my veggie garden this year because with all of the rain – comes a huge harvest of tomatoes! For Labor Day weekend, I made a few different recipes using tomatoes. Bruschetta was at the top of my list! So easy to make and you don’t need plum tomatoes. I used the large juicy big boy-type tomatoes!
Slice a baguette thin and place on a cookie sheet in one layer. Place under a hot broiler for just a minute or two until they start to brown. Flip to the other side and repeat.
When they come out of the oven, drizzle with olive oil and rub the top surface with a sliced garlic clove.
Using 3 or 4 large tomatoes, slice a tomato side ways (so that the top half of the tomato has the vine) and squeeze the juice and seeds over the kitchen sink. Repeat with the bottom half to remove seeds.
Dice the tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil, S&P to taste.
Fresh basil! Pull 10-12 fresh basil leaves, roll them up together and slice thin. Add to the tomato mixture and stir.
Scoop the tomato mixture on each toasted baguette slice.
A fresh tomato appetizer perfect for late summer. Ready to serve or transport to a party!
Sweet Stackers are reusable, stackable trays that insert into a container your already own. The classic Tupperware 9×9 inch container and 8×8 inch Sweet Stackers tray set is pictured. Two layers of bruschetta in one container without a soggy mess. Ready to transport to a party or picnic!
This past week was my 2nd Anniversary for my PartyKitchen blog. Much is still the same in the past couple of years and some is exciting and new for me. I love to share my cooking and baking creations coming from my kitchen to yours. Plus, I still enjoy to entertain family and friends for all occasions from holidays to kid’s birthday parties. My girls are a couple of years older now and it is fun to get them more involved in the daily goings on in the kitchen. Hence there’s always a party in my kitchen.
The new and exciting part for me is to start a little business while staying home with my girls. Sweet Stackers was a solution to a problem that has frustrated me for years. Certain foods like appetizers, cookies and dessert bars can not be stacked without them sticking together, getting smudged or smushed. It makes them hard to store in your pantry or fridge and difficult to transport to a party. Sweet Stackers are reusable, stackable trays that allow you to maximize storage without food items touching each other in a container you already own. For more information about Sweet Stackers, you can visit my website sweetstackers.com. The website will explain details about the product, sizes available, where to buy them and ideas for the many different uses of these trays!
Need a perfect appetizer to serve for a game day or Superbowl party? Baked Potato Bites will be a huge hit! Make them ahead of time and transport them to a party. They are easy, can be served warm or cold and topped with your favorite baked potato toppings – like cheese, sour cream, bacon and chives.
Baked Potato Bites
- 8-10 petite gold potatoes, cut into ¼-½ inch slices
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 5 slices turkey bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
- optional additional toppings (sour cream, chives, etc.)
Preheat oven to 425°.
Brush melted butter on foil covered cookie sheet. Place sliced potatoes flat on cookie sheet and brush tops with additional melted butter. Bake for 30 minutes.
Flip potatoes on cookie sheet and bake for 10 additional minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle the potatoes with cheese and bacon. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.
Serve warm or refrigerate. Top with additional toppings like sour cream and chives. The perfect type of appetizer to store using Sweet Stackers stackable tray set in one container without messing up the toppings.
Now I wanted to do something special to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of PartyKitchen – a Sweet Stackers Giveaway! One Sweet Stackers set includes 2 trays, 8 – .75 Inch Stackers and 4 – 1.25 Inch Stackers. This allows you to have two or three layers of food in a typical 3 inch deep container. The selected winner, must be located in the continental U.S., will have 3 days to respond and select which size Sweet Stackers tray set they would like to receive. Good luck and a sincere thank you for following my PartyKitchen blog!!
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