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Recipe: Mermaid Water

It tastes just as wonderful as it sounds! Let this scrumptious drink transport you to the tropics with it’s strong citrus flavor, with hints of coconut within its deep blue depths.

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Ingredients:

  • Sprite (or any other citrus drink)
  • 1-2 tsp coconut extract (Use to taste)
  • 4 Tbsp white sugar
  • Lemon slice

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together and let the lemon soak in the mermaid water as it chills in the fridge!

Optional:

  • Use less or more white sugar as you see fit!
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Recipe: Cake Batter Circus Dip

Sweet and sugary things are our forte. The more sprinkles, Cool Whip and funfetti that’s involved the better as far as we’re concerned! That’s why we made this dreamy and delicious Cake Batter Circus Dip—complete with animal crackers for dipping. Enjoy and share with friends!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cup Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Funfetti Cake Powder
  • 1 tub Cool Whip
  • Sprinkles
  • Animal Crackers

Directions:

Combine the ingredients together in a bowl, then gently fold in sprinkles. Put the dip in the fridge to chill, then serve! Can be eaten with animal crackers or graham crackers.

Recipe: Lucky Charms Pixie Bark

This Pixie Bark is so scrumptious and magical you’ll think it’s straight out of Candy Land! Topped with your favorite candies (we chose Lucky Charms and sprinkles), this Pixie Bark is sure to be the most popular item at your party. It’s sweet, yummy and super easy to make!

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It’s important that you choose OIL BASED food coloring. Chances are, you probably don’t have this in your pantry since common food coloring is water or gel based. I bought my Wilton food coloring at Michaels.

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Ingredients:

1 pound white chocolate

Oil based food coloring

Candy toppings of your choice

Directions:

  1. In a double boiler, melt your white chocolate until it’s thick and creamy.
  2. Pour the melted white chocolate into bowls. In each bowl, dot the chocolate with the oil based food coloring. (A little coloring goes a LONG way, trust me!) Stir. You can have as many bowls as you want colors. (I had three bowls—pink, purple and blue.)
  3. In a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, pour the colored chocolate mixtures and then mix/twist them together with the tip of a spoon or toothpick. That’s what gives it the marbled look.
  4. Let the Pixie Bark set until it’s hard. Then you can break it into pieces and serve! Voila!

Recipe: Blue Sky Jello

We’re always looking for an easy recipe that’s both sweet and satisfying, especially during the hot summer months. This Blue Sky Jello is cool, colorful and will take away all your sugar cravings. We’re in love with the bright blue jello skies and whipped cream clouds, as well as the Lucky Charms marshmallow rainbows! Here’s the recipe.

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>>Try our tropical Mermaid Water recipe!

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Ingredients:

2 packages of Blue Raspberry Jello

Whipped Cream (Heavy Whipping Cream + Sugar + 1 tsp. vanilla extract = whip them together and chill!)

Marshmallow Rainbows from Lucky Charms Cereal

Directions:

1. Make the jello by following the instructions on the box. Put the jello in the fridge to chill. If needed, add ice cubes to speed up the process.

2. Place the jello in the bottom of a jar, then add scoops of whipped cream in clumps. Surround the clumps by more blue jello. You want the jar to have a “cloudy sky” look!

3. Add Lucky Charms marshmallow rainbows on top as a garnish. And voila!

 

Recipe: Peanut Butter Krispies

This is a sweet twist on my family’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars. Instead of chocolate? Icing. Lots of it. They taste fantastic, by the way, and they’re super easy to make!

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Ingredients:

1 Cup Peanut Butter

1 Cup Karo Syrup

5 Cups Rice Krispies

1 Cup Sugar

Instructions:

Boil the Karo Syrup and sugar in a sauce pan until boiling. Add peanut butter until rich and creamy. Immediately add the Rice Krispies, folding them into the peanut butter mixture until fully coated. Place in a 9×11, spread evenly, and then cover in icing. Or, use cookie cutters to create shapes while the Rice Krispie mixture is still hot. It will be difficult to use the cookie cutters once the mixture has hardened. Place in fridge until chilled. Take out of fridge to thaw before serving. Enjoy!

 

Recipe: Frozen Dreamsicles

Get ready for a magical, homemade Dreamsicle recipe that you can prepare in under five minutes. It’s totally refreshing and the perfect mixture of creamy and fruity. It’s also great to snack on when you’re sitting on your porch at the end of a long summer day. [At least that’s what I did!]

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Ingredients:

1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1 Cup Orange Juice

2 tsp Orange Natural Flavoring/Extract

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Sliced oranges

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients together and pour the mixture into your popsicle mold. I pressed the oranges to the side of the mold while I poured so that I could see the shape of the orange when it froze.

Don’t have a popsicle mold? Buy one here!

Recipe: Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters

These fritters are addicting. We couldn’t stop eating them, and portion control was quickly forgotten. They’re bite-sized and delicious, which makes them a perfect side dish for a backyard summer gathering. You can even try throwing them on the grill at the end for added crispiness. Are you salivating yet?

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The juice from the zucchini and onion needs to be squeezed out so your fritters aren’t overly wet.

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Ingredients:

4 Cups Grated Zucchini

4 Large Eggs

1 Minced Onion

1 Cup Grated Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese

1 1/3 Panko Gluten Free Breadcrumbs

1 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

1 tsp Back Pepper

3 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400 F, and spray your pan with cooking spray. [Do this outside so the spray doesn’t coat your entire kitchen!]

Begin by grating your zucchini and onion. Squeeze all the extra water from the veggies by wringing them out in a thin towel. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, then add the zucchini and onion.

Dish the mixture onto your pan in bite-sized pieces, then bake for 10-12 minutes. Flip the bites over and then bake for another 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Sprinkle with a little Himalayan sea salt for added flavor. Let cool and enjoy!