November 30, 2013

Giving Thanks.... {For Dessert!}

Morning friends....
Another Thanksgiving has come and gone and I hope it was a blessed one for  you and yours...
 
I want to share my two home made Thanksgiving Day desserts with you. These are kind of "unconventional" but it is what the family requested this year so here it goes! Don't worry we had plenty of pumpkin & apple pie to go around!!
 
My family is always requesting peanut butter pie so I thought I would "jazz" it up a bit and create a trifle. Trifles are so very easy and you can make thousands of combinations to make it your very own!!
 
 
Peanut Butter Pie Trifle
 
Ingredients:
 
1 cup peanut butter (I used all natural creamy).
 
1 8oz package cream cheese
 
1 cup confectioners sugar
 
1 12oz tub Cool Whip - Plus more for garnishing top of trifle (you can whip up your own whipped cream too)
 
Large Reece's for decorating the bowl and for chopping up to layer pie filling. (I went through almost 3 bags!!)
 
2 tsp vanilla extract
 
1/4 cup granulated sugar
 
1 1lb package of Golden Oreo's
 
Reece's Pieces for garnish.
 
Directions:
 
Combine peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl until thoroughly mixed. I used a wooden spoon. You can use a mixer but it is not required. Put aside.
 
Combine vanilla and 1/4 c granulated sugar into Cool Whip and mix until combined.
 
Fold Cool Whip mixture into peanut butter mixture. Mix until smooth and creamy.
 
Crush Oreos until it makes a crumb like texture. I used a mini food processor. You can use a zip lock bag and rolling pin if you don't have a food processor.
 
Do the same with some of the large Reece's I just chopped mine coarsely with a knife.
 
Garnish bottom of trifle bowl with Oreo crumbs.
 
Line large Reece's on sides of trifle dish.
 
Layer peanut butter filling. and layer with Oreo crumbs and chopped Reece's. Repeat until trifle dish is filled. Garnish with Cool Whip and Reece's pieces.
 
This is how I created my trifle but you can add anything you like! Trifles are very forgiving and the more flavor the better!
 
The next dessert has my favorite thing in the whole wide world!! Nutella!!
This dessert is simple and only requires three ingredients. You can omit the pumpkin and it is still yummy!!
 
 
 
Pumpkin Nutella Dip
 
Ingredients:
 
1/2 cup Nutella
 
1/2 cup pumkin puree (not pie filling!)
 
1 8oz tub Cool Whip
 
Directions:
 
Combine all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
 
Serve with cookies or pretzels!
 
And your done!!
 
Hope you try these soon!!!
 
Enjoy the weekend!!
 
 
.... and just a reminder!!!!
 
 
 
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