Friday, May 7, 2010

Sweet Treats for Mom...

I should probably explain why I am only sharing ideas for
"sweet" treats on Mother's Day...

You see, I never diet on Mother's Day

In fact, I never diet on any Holiday

I never diet on my birthday

I never diet on anyone else's birthday

I never diet on vacation...
(but I will before:-)

I never diet when I'm sick...

or going to the dentist (yuk)

Sooooo...this is probably why I never lose weight!!! hahaha

Ready for a few treats to serve mommy this Sunday?


How about flowers...
Who doesn't love flowers...


Especially THESE pretties...


A Cupcake Topiary!
Thank you Food Network for this amazing idea!!!!!
(Instructions and recipes at the end of post)



Or how about these lovely roses...




And what kid wouldn't love to present these flowers...

(The green is simply construction paper cut out)



What???

Did someone say SPRINKLES???

Ohhhh...you must mean CONFETTI...
as in Cute Confetti Pops!





Okay, so no one can ever accuse me of being a snob.
Here is a cute version of one of my favorite rice krispie treats...
using fruity ring cheerios!
Hey...when 2 of the 3 ingredients are marshmallow and butter...
count me in!!!



(photo: erincooks.com)



And let's face it...
pralines and caramel were meant to go together...



Please say you're not one of THOSE PEOPLE...
you know, the ones who say they couldn't eat a bit of dessert
because they are just too full.
Please... I just bet they go home and grab a cookie or something! :-)


But just to be nice, here is a healthy dessert...

Well, at least the melon is good for you...
and the ice cream is a dairy serving, isn't it?






Speaking of ice cream, how about these sweet cones?





Now for something I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and it is realllly not fattening!


See...fat free! Stackable rings with a quote from Abraham Lincoln.
Buy them at Red Envelope.Com.
Adorable!


Okay, so here are some of the recipes....all are super easy!

Hope you get something very sweet on Mother's Day!

Cupcake Topiary Instructions:

Fill a small terra-cotta pot with a piece of floral foam, and anchor a 12-inch dowel rod or thick stick in the foam. Paint a six-inch foam ball with pink acrylic paint, let it dry for at least an hour, then push the ball onto the top of the rod. Use 24 mini-cupcake paper liners and straight pins to plot your design, then place real frosted cupcakes in each spot, removing the placeholders as you go. To attach a cupcake, poke three toothpicks halfway into the bottom, then push the cupcake into the ball.


CONFETTI POPS
  • 8 piece(s) (1 1/2-inch) soft-centered candy bars, (like Milky Way or Snickers)
  • 1 pint(s) vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
  • 3/4 cup(s) assorted-color candy confetti or sprinkles

Directions

  1. Insert a wooden Popsicle stick into one end of each candy bar and set aside. Place 1 tablespoon of ice cream in the bottom of a 3-ounce paper cup. Place candy in center of the cup, surround with 3 tablespoons ice cream, and smooth over the top.
  2. Transfer cup to a baking sheet, repeat with remaining cups, and freeze until solid. Pour confetti or sprinkles into a shallow bowl and set aside. Peel the cup from each ice cream pop and roll in the decorations to cover completely. Store in freezer for up to 3 days.

Creamy Dreamy Melon Treat

1 fresh whole melon

1 quart vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup heated caramel sauce
A handful of finely chopped nuts (optional)
2 pirouette straw cookies(optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut the cantaloupe in half and use a spoon to scrape out any seeds and thready bits.
  2. Fill each half with a scoop of ice cream, then drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with nuts. Serve each “bowl” with a straw cookie so it looks like a big ice cream float.

Caramel Praline Ice Cream Sandwich

Place 1 scoop of softened praline or butter pecan ice cream and
a spoonful of caramel sauce between chocolate
wafers
. Run a knife around the edge to smooth, then roll in
chopped pecans, if desired. Wrap in plastic wrap and
freeze until ready to serve.

For Cupcake Cones or Butterfly treats, google it...there are TONS of recipes.

Okay sweeties...that's it for now!

2 comments:

  1. How fun Suzanne! These all look like so much fun. I LOVE those bracelets too. I think I would try the caramel praline ice cream sandwich first!

    Happy Mother's Day to you my friend. I hope it is very happy!

    Love ya!
    Trudy

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  2. Those sweet treats look amazing! I think I might try making the confetti pops for my sister...we always tease her because when she was little she always had to have tons of sprinkles on her ice cream and to this day she still does.

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