Spring Flower Cupcakes

Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or simple Easter treat!

Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or Easter. Marshmallow flower cupcakes are perfect for any occasion!

Easy Flower Cupcakes

I turned simple chocolate cupcakes into the cutest Flower Cupcakes in minutes and you can too! These adorable marshmallow flower cupcakes are fast, easy and perfect for any spring occasion!

Because I always try to come up with new ideas for fun food I’ve seen around the internet, I think I nailed it with just a few key decorations I found at Oriental Trading. What makes my version of these flower cupcakes extra cute is how the cake is placed into real seed pots and covered with tiny lady bugs so it looks like you’ve just been potting them.

Marshmallow flower cupcakes are a perfect dessert recipe for any occasion.

Edible Flower Treats Are Fun!

Speaking of edible flower treats, these cute cupcakes reminded me of some other flower desserts I have made in the past.

This cupcake flower bouquet is one of my favorite spring party ideas!

Best Cupcake Cakes Recipe. Flower cupcakes are a perfect dessert recipe for any occasion.

Want a healthier version? This Vegetable Flower Bouquet is so fun!

Healthy Vegetable Flower Bouquet

Now let’s make some fun flower cupcakes! Because these were so fun to make, I’ll be doing them all year round. Kids will like to make these sweet treats for sure!

Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or Easter. Marshmallow flower cupcakes are perfect for any occasion!

How to Make Flower Cupcakes

You can make flower cupcakes with homemade cupcakes or store bought cupcakes. You’ll need:

  • 12 Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 36 Marshmallows
  • Green Frosting
  • M&M’s
  • Yellow and Pink Sugar Sprinkles

Marshmallow flower cupcakes are a perfect dessert recipe for any occasion.

Directions:

Click Here to find these adorable lady bug stickers, seed pots and directions for how to make my flower cupcakes on Oriental Trading’s Fun365 blog.

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Crawfish Boil Cakes (VIDEO)

Easy to make individual Crawfish Boil Cakes no-bake recipe! Simple crawfish boil party ideas. Cute dessert food ideas for kids.

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

Cute Crawfish Boil Cakes

I had a ton of fun at a Crawfish Boil party this weekend! As you can see, I also had fun making cute crawfish cakes too!

If you’re not from the south, or have friends from Louisiana, then you have probably never been to a crawfish boil. Let me tell you, it’s so much fun when the host dumps a giant pot of steaming hot and spicy crawfish, potatoes and corn onto a long table covered with paper. Then it’s every man, woman and child for themselves!!

This was my husband’s first boil. It was obvious when he got his leg hair singed off after walking by the cooking pots! Luckily he just lost leg hair and not skin. Then I had to giggle when he was surprised that people ate off of the table. Once someone showed him how to get the meat out of the tail, he really liked it and jumped right into the fun. My kids, not so much! ha!

I kept hearing screams from kids who were playing with the live ones and getting pinched. Who knew a crawfish boil was so dangerous?

Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

Cute Dessert Idea

I love making animals out of cake. Thanks for giving me some great ideas for desserts over on Facebook! Many of you suggested key lime pie or lemon bars as they are desserts that compliment fish.

Then someone suggested cute crab cupcakes made with red icing and candy eyeballs. Those cupcakes inspired me to make these funny crawfish cakes!

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

How to Make Crawfish Boil Cakes

Since crawfish are more long than round, a cupcake wouldn’t work. I was going to bake brownies and cut them into rectangles. Then I lost track of time and realized I only had about an hour before the party began and I had not even gone food shopping yet! No time to bake anything. So I went to the store in search of ready-made brownies or a cake I could cut up.

Pre-made lady fingers were on sale, so I bought a few packages and figured I could make a crawfish with them. I had no idea if they would work or not. In about 20 minutes I had a huge platter full of funny crawfish cakes! They turned out so cute… everyone loved them!

These cute cakes are a fast and easy party dessert for a crawfish boil!

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

What you will need:

  • 2 packages of ladyfingers or you could bake brownies or a cake from scratch and cut into rectangles.
  • Candy Eyeballs
  • Twizzlers
  • Red Cake Frosting
  • Scissors

How to make crawfish cakes:

  1. Cut Twizzlers to look like pinching claws. Mine were about 2″ long, I cut into one end and trimmed the edges at an angle.
  2. Put some icing on a lady finger and stick the licorice into the frosting. Add more icing on top of the licorice and cake.
  3. Add another lady finger on top of the frosting to make a sandwich.
  4. Add more frosting to the top and attach two candy eyeballs.

That’s it and so easy!! I hope you have fun making these crawfish cakes.

Have you ever been to a crawfish boil?

Check out my crawfish boil dessert video tutorial below and please subscribe to my Youtube Channel for more fun and simple entertaining ideas! Watch the crawfish and corn on the cob tutorial video directly on Youtube here.

Originally Published on April 22, 2013 

Crawfish Boil Cakes

Easy to make individual Crawfish Cakes no-bake recipe! Simple crawfish boil party ideas. Cute dessert food ideas for kids.

  • 2 packages Ladyfingers (12 per pack)
  • 24 Candy Eyeballs
  • 1 package Twizzlers
  • 1 cup Red Cake Frosting
  1. Cut Twizzlers to look like pinching claws. Mine were about 2″ long, I cut into one end and trimmed the edges at an angle.
  2. Put some frosting on a lady finger and stick the licorice into the icing. Add more icing on top of the licorice and cake.

  3. Add another lady finger on top of the icing to make a sandwich.
  4. Add icing to the top and attach two candy eyeballs.

 

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Favorite Recipe Videos

If you love watching recipe videos, then here are some of my favorite recipes from Living Locurto! I have many more recipes on my Youtube Channel. I hope you’ll pop over and subscribe! Thanks ~ Amy

Favorite fun and easy recipe videos! Amazing desserts, appetizers and dinner recipes from the Living Locurto Youtube Channel.

6 Favorite Recipe Videos

Enjoy six of my all time favorite recipe videos! These are super easy recipes perfect for a party that everyone will love. Amazing desserts, appetizers and dinner recipes from the Living Locurto Youtube Channel.

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Favorite fun and easy recipe videos! Amazing desserts, appetizers and dinner recipes from the Living Locurto Youtube Channel.

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Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert. Fun party food idea!

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert. Fun party food idea!

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Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes

If you like porcupines and cupcakes, then today is your day! Wonder Park, in theaters March 15, tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

We’re so excited to see this movie! After watching the trailer and seeing all of the movie characters, Steve the porcupine made me laugh out loud. I immediately imagined him as a cupcake. So true to the imagination theme of film, I’m excited to show you how to make these funny Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes!

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Birthday Party Ideas

 

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert. Fun party food idea!

Meet Steve from Wonder Park

Steve is Wonder Park’s safety officer. I can only imagine what it will be like having a porcupine as the safety officer. I’m guessing lots of laughs! What do you think of him as a cupcake? I think he’s pretty sharp myself!

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Birthday Party Ideas. LivingLocurto.com

Watch the clip all about Steve below. Then I’ll show you how to turn him into porcupine cupcakes!

 

How to Make Steve the Porcupine Cupcakes

I haven’t seen many porcupine cupcakes on the internet, so what you see came straight out of my imagination. Steve is very simple… just a big pink nose and large teeth. Having a bunch of these Wonder Park porcupine cupcakes on a dessert table will really wow your party guests!

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert.

First, bake or buy your favorite cupcakes. Now frost your cupcakes with white frosting. Want a good recipe? These fluffy white cake and frosting recipe is amazing!

Cute Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. LivingLocurto.com

Spray the top of each cupcake with silver food coloring mist and set aside.

Cute Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. LivingLocurto.com

Wonder Park Porcupine Face

What you’ll need for Porcupine cupcake faces:

  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Pink Candy Melts
  • Pink and Black Edible Markers
  • Toothpicks and Scissors

Cute Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. LivingLocurto.com

Porcupine Nose

Make the porcupine nose by using a toothpick to carve two nostrils on the bottom half of a pink candy melt. Color the nostrils with a pink edible marker so they stand out.

Cute Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. LivingLocurto.com

Porcupine Mouth

With a sharp knife, slice a mini marshmallow in half and trim the top of each half off so it looks like a smile shape. Outline a tooth onto the marshmallow mouth with a black edible marker. Now color the rest of the mouth black.

Cute Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. LivingLocurto.com

Easy Porcupine Quills

Once you have Steve’s mouth and noses made, you’re ready to decorate your porcupine cupcakes! Cookies and cream Pocky candy are perfect for his quills!

Cute Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. LivingLocurto.com

Begin by inserting a few pocky candy pieces into the top of the cupcake. Break some in half to make various sizes of needles. Use 10-15 pocky pieces per cupcake. I used three 2.47 oz boxes to make six cupcakes.

Gently place a pink nose onto a cupcake, then add his marshmallow mouth and push into the icing well.

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert.

Cute Porcupine Cupcakes!

Didn’t Steve turn out cute? I hope you enjoyed this easy porcupine cupcake tutorial. Go see Wonder Park in theaters March 15! Visit WonderParkMovie.com to get your tickets now!

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert. LivingLocurto.com

Porcupine Cupcakes

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert. Fun party food idea!

  • 12 Vanilla Cupcakes with White Frosting
  • 1 can Silver Food Color Spray
  • 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup Pink Candy Melts
  • 1 Pink Edible Marker
  • 1 Black Edible Marker
  • 6 2.47 oz boxes Cookies and Cream Pocky Candy
  1. Frost your cupcakes with white frosting.
  2. Spray the top of each cupcake with sliver food coloring mist and set aside.
  3. Make the porcupine nose by using a toothpick to carve two nostrils on the bottom half of a pink candy melt.
  4. Color the nostrils with a pink edible marker. Repeat until you have 12 noses.
  5. With a sharp knife, slice a mini marshmallow in half and trim the top of each half off so it looks like a smile shape.
  6. Outline a tooth onto the marshmallow mouth with a black edible marker. Color the rest of the mouth black. Repeat until you have 12 mouths.
  7. Begin decorating the cupcakes by inserting a few pocky candy pieces into the top of the cupcake. Break some in half to make various sizes of needles. Use 10-15 pocky pieces per cupcake.

  8. Gently place a pink nose onto a cupcake.
  9. Add his marshmallow mouth and push into the icing well.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Watch the Wonder Park trailer below…

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Lemon Cookies (VIDEO)

Easy lemon cookies recipe with homemade lemon frosting. Soft and fluffy lemon crinkle cake mix cookies!

Easy lemon cookies recipe with homemade lemon frosting. Soft and fluffy lemon crinkle cake mix cookies!

Easy Lemon Cookies Recipe

Not only are these Lemon Cookies the best ever, but perfect to get you in the mood for spring and summer! Enjoy these delicious soft and fluffy cake mix lemon cookies recipe.

I love lemon! The bright yellow color, the fresh scent, and the tart taste. I pretty much love lemon any way you can use it, and a lemon dessert is definitely on the best of lists around here!

A squeeze or two of lemon can liven up many dishes and wake up your taste buds!  If you already love lemon recipes like me, then you are going to want to try this amazing Lemon Cookies recipe. This is a quick and easy recipe idea made with a lemon cake mix. You’ll have the best lemon cookies in minutes!

Easy lemon cookies recipe with homemade lemon frosting. Soft and fluffy melt in your mouth lemon crinkle cake mix cookies! LivingLocurto.com

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Try Making Lemon Cookies with Essential Oil

Since starting to use pure organic essential oils, the lemon oil has been one of our favorites here at Living Locurto. Not only can you use lemon oil in place of lemon extract, but it’s also very healthy.

Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons. It’s great to add to water and now a favorite for me is mixing several drops with frosting!

Honestly, this lemon frosting is what makes these Lemon Cookies so amazing! You can always use lemon extract in this recipe, but if you use pure high-grade essential oils, we recommend you try it!

Lemon Cookies Recipe with Lemon Frosting. Great idea for Lemon Essential Oils. Livinglocurto.com

Lemon Vitality oil has a bright taste you’ll want to keep on hand for almost anything you whip up. Instead of zesting or juicing, use Lemon Vitality for a convenient way to use this great flavor. Start small with a single drop of oil.

Lemon consists of 68 percent dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing, especially in cookies! We hope you enjoy this wonderful recipe.

NOTE: If you are using essential oils in recipes, please make sure it’s high-grade pure organic oils that are approved for digesting such as the brand shown in the photo above. Otherwise, use lemon extract.

Lemon Cookies and Lemon Frosting Recipe

Lemon Cookies

Easy lemon cookies recipe with homemade lemon frosting. Soft and fluffy lemon crinkle cake mix cookies! Also a refreshing recipe idea for essential oils.

LEMON COOKIES

  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract (or 4-6 drops dietary lemon essential oil)
  • 1/4 cup lemon drops, crushed
  • 1 cup confectioner's (powdered) sugar
  • parchment paper

LEMON FROSTING

  • 8 oz cream cheese (room temp.)
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract (or 3 drops dietary lemon essential oil)
  • 1/4 cup Yellow candy sprinkles (optional)

LEMON COOKIES

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix cake mix, oil, eggs, lemon juice from the lemon, extract or oil, and crushed lemon drops on medium speed until everything is all smooth and incorporated.
  3. With the dough, make balls a little smaller than a golf ball, and roll them in the powdered sugar. Place each dough ball on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. You want the cookies to just start to turn golden but not brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.

LEMON FROSTING

  1. Whip the cream cheese until smooth, then add the powdered sugar and mix it all together.
  2. Add the vanilla, lemon juice from one lemon and extract or essential oil.
  3. Give it a taste and if you want it sweeter add more powdered sugar, if you want it a little more tart add more lemon juice.
  4. Wait for the cookies to completely cool then pipe on the icing.
  5. The easiest way to pipe it on is to put the icing in a Ziploc bag and snip a corner. Swirl it on top of each lemon cookie.
  6. Add yellow sprinkles or sprinkle a little of the crushed lemon drops on top!

This is a very sticky dough, but after you drop it in the powdered sugar you will be able to roll it into a ball shape.

After testing one cookie ball in the sugar and you think the dough is too runny, try adding a few more pinches of flower to stiffen up the dough.

Originally Published  March 16, 2015 – Recipe contributed by Mandi

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Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! 

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! LivingLocurto.com

Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

Easter is coming soon and if you are planning to visit friends and family, I have the perfect bunny dessert for you to make! I love making Easter treats and made these Easy No Bake Easter Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries a few years ago.

I had no idea they would be such a big hit. When I shared them on Instagram, people went crazy over them. I’m excited to share them on my website today!

I’m sure your family will love this adorable strawberry dessert. With strawberries, cheesecake filling and bunny graham crackers, you can have the cutest holiday dessert in no time! Add colorful Easter sprinkles over the top of your bunny cheesecake strawberries if you want a burst of color.

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! #easter #bunny #dessert #livinglocurto

How to make Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

These bunny cheesecake stuffed strawberries are a version of my Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries and  Oreo Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries, just a few of my favorite recipes here on Living Locurto.

All you need that is different than my other recipes are Annie’s Bunny Grahams snacks. Just one simple addition can make the ordinary stuffed cheesecake strawberry, a fantastic Easter dessert!

Hop on over to my Youtube Channel to see how to make these simple No Bake Easter Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries!

Watch the video below on how to make this recipe below – just replace with the bunny grahams. Enjoy!

Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required!

  • 1  lb.  Strawberries
  • 8 oz. Soft Cream Cheese
  • 1/2  cup  Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Honey Bunny Grahams
  1. Cut off the strawberry stems. Remove the inside of the strawberry with a small knife or strawberry corer tool to create a cup for the filling.
  2. Trim the pointed strawberry tip with your knife so the strawberry will stand upright. Place on a cookie sheet.
  3. In a bowl, beat softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.
  4. Place the cream cheese mixture in a pastry bag and pipe into the strawberries.
  5. Refrigerate the cheesecake stuffed strawberries until ready to serve. Make them 3-4 hours before serving or your strawberries will get soggy.
  6. Right before serving, garnish with a bunny graham. The grahams will get soggy if you add these too early. Sprinkle with Easter candy sprinkles for more color if desired.

Originally Published March 27, 2015

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Cute Bunny Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! #easter #bunny #dessert #livinglocurto

 

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Shamrock Shake (VIDEO)

How to make a copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!

Easy Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day

Since my husband is half Irish, we love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Oh and of course enjoying green treats like a Shamrock Shake and wearing lots of green. It’s the perfect time to celebrate by making rainbow themed desserts and enjoying delicious green food and drinks.

I had fun making a homemade, healthier, copycat version of McDonald’s famous Shamrock Shake. People really go crazy over that green goodness! This delicious dessert recipe is very easy to make, and tastes just like a McDonald’s shake!

My kids love the added rainbow candy and clouds on top! Now we just need some gold… the real kind would be fantastic:-)

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long! Love the rainbow candy! #shamrockshake

 

Shamrock Shake Video

I’m getting the hang of making videos and having a ball! So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing how to make this Shamrock Shake recipe on my YouTube Channel.

Hopefully you will notice a change for the better in my video quality. At least now I have a reason to get my nails done. ha! Notice the green tips for this St. Patrick’s Shamrock Shake video. We’ll see how creative I can get in the future!

Please stop by to subscribe to my Youtube channel. If you can’t see the video below, you can watch How to Make a Shamrock Shake on YouTube.

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day by Amy Locurto.

This recipe would also be amazing with organic, pure Peppermint Essential Oil instead of the extract I used in the video.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I hope you enjoyed this McDonald’s Copycat Recipe for a Shamrock Shake! Thank you for watching, and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock-Shake

Shamrock Shake McDonald's Copycat Recipe

How to make a homemade copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert to enjoy all year long!

  • 1 1/2 cup Greek frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped Cream
  • Airheads Xtremes Sour Belt Candy
  1. Add frozen yogurt, milk and mint extract into a blender.
  2. Add about 5 drops of mint extract and blend to make your shamrock shake.
  3. Pour into a serving glass.
  4. Squeeze a cloud of whipped cream on each side of the top of your shake.
  5. Insert the Airheads candy into the whipped cream to create a rainbow.
  6. Serve with colorful straw and enjoy!

Originally published March 5, 2014

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies are a combination of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies mixed with brownies topped with Reese’s candy! Quick, Easy and SO GOOD!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies are a combination of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies mixed with brownies topped with Reese's! Simple and easy brownie recipe.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies

Chocolate lovers will be happy today! I made Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies this weekend for a friend’s dinner party. I might or might not have gained a few extra pounds… but believe me it was totally worth it!!

I love chocolate chip cookies and brownies… put them together and you have the most amazing treat! This is now my go-to recipe for a quick and easy last minute party dessert.

Just looking at these photos makes me sad that they are all gone. I have a feeling I will be making these again very soon!

How to make the Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies are a combination of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies mixed with brownies topped with Reese's! Quick, Easy and SO GOOD! Easy brownie recipe.

 

These brownies are so simple to make. The layers of cookies and brownies mix together to create the most delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies!

Easy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies by Amy at LivingLocurto.com #Recipe

 

I couldn’t stop with just brownies and cookie batter. I went crazy and right after they came out of the oven, I topped it with dark chocolate Reese’s Cups candy! This of course is totally optional, but worth it. If you make brownies, you might as well go all out right?

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies are a combination of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies mixed with brownies topped with Reese's!
Cover your brownies with your favorite candy or nuts. I really loved the dark chocolate candy and so did the party guests!

Easy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies by Amy at LivingLocurto.com #Recipe

Print the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies recipe below and watch the video to see just how simple this dessert can be. Pin this page to Pinterest or print and save the recipe for later.  These chocolate treats  are super easy and so delicious. Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies are a combination of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies mixed with brownies topped with Reese’s! Quick, Easy and GOOD recipe!

  • 1 package refrigerated peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1-2 eggs (depends on brownie mix)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups Dark Chocolate Reese's Cups candy
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Press cookie dough evenly into an ungreased 13×9 baking pan.
  3. Pour brownie ingredients in a large bowl and follow box directions for mixing eggs, water and oil. Pour batter over cookie dough and spread evenly around the pan.
  4. Bake 35-40 minutes until done.
  5. While brownies are baking, chop candy into crumbs. Sprinkle candy onto the brownies as soon as you take them out to cool. Candy should melt onto brownies.
  6. Let cool and cut brownies.

I used Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix it only takes 1 egg.

If you can’t find Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie dough, you can make your own from scratch or get Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and add chocolate chips to the brownie mix.

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The Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies!

A recipe for the softest chocolate chip cookies! Soft fluffy cookies that come out perfect every time.

 

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How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipe

You’ll love this easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake tutorial! Learn how to make a delicious white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. A perfect cake for a birthday party or special occasion.

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The Cutest How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipes!

Looking for a fun How to Train Your Dragon Cake for a birthday party or other special celebration? Then you’re going to love how easy these dragon cakes are to make with this fluffy white cake and buttercream frosting recipe!

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will be in theaters February 22 and I’m excited to share how I easily turned Toothless, the Night Fury dragon and his new friend, Light Fury, into adorable cakes. Make one cake or both, either way they’ll turn out to be the cutest cakes for any party!

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipe

If you’ve never seen these films, be sure to get caught up the first two, because they are super cute! In How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World , Hiccup is the Viking chief and ruler of Berk. He created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia along with his fearsome Night Fury dragon, Toothless.

When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.

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How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial

The secret to making a How to Train Your Dragon cake is to use my printables! I spent a long time designing printables that would work just right for a small cake. I wanted to turn both dragons into cakes, so I used 5″ round cake pans. Click here for a 5″ round cake pan.

For these printables to work perfectly, I suggest a 5″-6″ cake pan. You can make one cake, but they sure look cute when you have both the white and black dragons together!

How To Make Dragon Cake Printables

First, download and print these dragon cake printables in the link below (scroll down). Once you have printed and cut them out, start by hot gluing 1/2 inch cut paper straws onto the back of the eyes.

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon birthday cake with printables.

I used toothpicks to attach the other dragon parts into my cake.

IMPORTANT: When the paper touches the buttercream frosting, it can make the paper greasy. When inserting your printables into the cake, try leaving a gap between the paper and the cake if possible. I suggest not adding the printables until right before you are ready to serve the cake.

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon birthday cake with printables.

Toothless is black, so if the frosting touches the black paper, you can’t see any residue. Isn’t he cute?

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I love how pretty the Light Fury cake turned out!

Make sure your printables do not touch the white dragon cake, because you will have some of the frosting soak into the white paper. My fluffy white cake recipe is perfect for this dragon!

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I hope you enjoy these adorable How To Train Your Dragon cake tutorials!

Scroll down to print the White Cake and White Buttercream Frosting recipes. Be sure to go see How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World!

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Download the How to Train Your Dragon Cake Printables

Each printable design is meant to be used on a three layered 5″ round cake. A 6″ round cake will work fine as well. Click here for a 5″ round cake pan.

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CLICK HERE to Download the How to Train Your Dragon Cake Printables.

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How to Train Your Dragon White Cake Recipe

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake tutorial. Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. A perfect birthday party cake!

White Cake

  • 3  cups  cake flour
  • 2  cups  sugar
  • 4  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 5  egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1  entire egg (room temperature)
  • 1  cup  whole milk
  • 2   teaspoons  pure almond extract
  • 3/4 cup  unsalted butter

White Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Black food gel (if making Night Fury)

White Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line three 5” or 6” inch cake pans with parchment paper. (I used 5 inch for my dragon cakes)
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, and almond extract together in a large bowl; set aside.
  3. In a mixer, gently combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  4. Add butter and mix on low until you get a crumbly texture.
  5. Add the liquid mixture a small portion at a time and mix until light and fluffy.
  6. Pour the batter evenly into each cake pan.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes. You don’t want to over bake! Check at 15-20 minutes to test if it’s done by placing a toothpick in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.
  8. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pans.

Frosting Directions

  1. In a mixer, cream the butter until it is smooth for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the confectioner’s sugar 1/2 a cup at a time then mix another minute.
  3. Add vanilla, a pinch of salt and milk until frosting has reached the preferred consistency.

  4. If making the Night Fury cake, mix in black food gel a few drops at a time until you get the desired color.

Assembling the Cake

  1. Make the top of the cakes even by using a serrated knife and cutting the cake top to level the surface.
  2. Place bottom cake layer on a cake turntable or cake board and spread frosting to the top. Repeat until entire cake is assembled.
  3. Complete frosting the cake by adding one thin layer all over and placing cake into the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Then add the final layer of frosting.
  4. Add the How to Train Your Dragon printables into the cake as shown for the dragon.

*This recipe is for 1 cake. Double the cake recipe to make two cakes. 

If you prefer to use a cake mix: Use 2 cake mix boxes for one three layer cake. 

IMPORTANT: When paper touches the buttercream frosting, it can make the paper greasy. When inserting your printables into the cake, try leaving a gap between the paper and the cake if possible. I suggest not adding the printables until right before you are ready to display or serve the cake.

Watch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World trailer. In theaters February 22! Get your tickets now.

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OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the best of strawberries and OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite! Easy no-bake chocolate strawberry dessert is a perfect bite sized recipe for any party.

OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the best of strawberries and OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite!

OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

When I need to make a quick and easy dessert OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are my favorite! Get the best of of both worlds, sweet delicious strawberries plus OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite!

Because I’m a last-minute party planner, fast and simple recipes like this are a must. Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, but I love them best with chocolate. After making Oreo Cake Balls, I got the idea to do a mash-up recipe of the Oreo cheesecake pops with cheesecake stuffed strawberries! There is even a yummy alternative low carb version of this creamy cheesecake in my recipe.

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Originally published June 24, 2013

Stuffed Strawberries Make a Sweet Treat for a Party

This OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries recipe is now one of my favorite party desserts to serve! Not only do they make a fabulous presentation, but they are super easy to make. A perfect dessert for Valentines Day or a 4th of July Party.

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OREO Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the best of strawberries and OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite! Easy no-bake chocolate strawberry dessert is a perfect bite sized recipe for any party. LivingLocurto.com

Easy No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Dessert

Since there is no baking involved, Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake Bites are perfect to make on a hot summer day when you just don’t want to turn on that oven!

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Low Carb Dessert Option

You can also skip the OREOS and fill the entire strawberry with the cheesecake filling and top with a mini graham cracker. This is the perfect way to serve this dessert for those watching their carbs! Click here –> for the regular cheesecake stuffed strawberries.

Find the optional low carb version of this creamy cheesecake filling in my recipe box below.

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Oreo Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

The best of strawberries and OREO cheesecake in one fabulous bite! Easy no-bake chocolate strawberry dessert is a perfect bite sized recipe for any party.

  • 4 cups Strawberries, whole ((1 lbs total))
  • 24 Mini Oreos or Mini Graham Crackers ((for topping))

OREO Filling

  • 30 OREO Cookies, crushed
  • 5 ounces Soft Cream Cheese

Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 ounces Soft Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

Optional LOW CARB Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 ounces Soft Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Splenda
  1. Cut off the strawberry stems. Remove the inside of the strawberry with a small knife and spoon to create a cup for the filling.

  2. Trim the pointed strawberry tip with your knife so the strawberry will stand upright. Place on a cookie sheet.
  3. Make the OREO cheesecake filling by crushing the cookies with a food processor or place in a large zipper plastic bag and smash with a rolling pin. With a spoon, mix 1 package of softened cream cheese with the crushed cookies.

  4. Spoon the OREO filling into the strawberries.

  5. In another bowl, beat 8 ounces cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.

  6. Place the cream cheese mixture in a pastry bag and pipe into the top of the Oreo stuffed strawberries.

  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Only make 4-5 hours before serving or your strawberries will get soggy.
  8. Right before serving, garnish with a mini Oreo cookie or graham cracker. (cookies will get soggy if you add these too early)

If you only want the cheesecake stuffed strawberries. Omit the OREO cookies and only get 1 package of cream cheese.

 

 

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