Happy fourth of July!
We usually go to Indiana for a big family reunion (with my mom’s side) on the 4th of July, but we decided with our move and high gas prices we’d stay home this year. We’re going to be celebrating the 4th with friends, who are like family, that we met through our church over the past year. We were asked to bring a side dish but I was feeling all domestic so I made a side dish and two desserts. The side dish is a mexi-dip that is still cookin! Here are the two desserts…
Sugar-free cherry jello with light cool whip, blueberries and red sprinkles.
Recipe added: Prepare instant red jello (strawberry or cherry) according to box instructions. Pour into clear glass dish (so you can see the colors) and let it set in the refrigerator approx. 3 hours until firm. When jello is firm, cover it with a thick layer of light cool whip. Top with blueberries and a light dusting of red sprinkles to get a red, white and blue dessert! (See my comment in this posts “comments” section for variations on this recipe.)
Rich because it’s made with chocolate brownies on the bottom, covered in frosting and topped with Oreo Cookie Crumbles.
Famous because they are ooey and gooey, which makes kids love them!
Recipe added: Prepare brownies according to box instructions in a 13×9 inch pan. Once they are done, let them cool completely. Once they were cooled, I spread a thick layer of vanilla icing (I used Betty Crocker whipped vanilla icing that was already made) over the pan of brownies. Then I topped them with Oreo cookie crumbs. I bought the cookies and crushed them myself in a ziploc bag. I cut them into squares and put them on a platter because it would have been very messy to try to serve them from the pan at the party. They were delish!
So, are you celebrating the 4th of July? If so, how and where? Are you making anything special?
If you don’t live in the U.S., I’d love to hear about your country’s traditions and recipes, too!