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Retro Dessert Ideas needed

cheesymama Aug 10, 2011 10:39 AM

I am going to a potluck and the theme is "retro", think 80's. I have offered to bring deviled eggs and a dessert. I'm thinking of something like Sex in a Pan where I can take the original recipe which (in my house at least) called for pudding mixes and cool whip and make it from scratch for a tastier end product. There will be about 10 of us ladies and we're doing it under the stars with Sixteen Candles or another such classic playing in a makeshift backyard theatre.
Please share your ideas with me!

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    katecm Aug 10, 2011 10:55 AM

    Fondue is pretty retro, so maybe a chocolate fondue? Death by Chocolate also reminds me of childhood.

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      egging Aug 10, 2011 11:38 AM

      This potluck sounds like lots of fun! I just ran across this recipe for homemade oatmeal cream pies and thought I'd share it; I have great memories of eating these pies in the '80s!

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      1. re: egging
        katecm Aug 10, 2011 12:29 PM

        Good idea! I just made homemade devil dogs (or whoopie pies if you make them round) for a party and it was a huge hit.

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        pine time Aug 10, 2011 11:49 AM

        Baked Alaska would be fun. Altho' guess it depends on how retro you wanna get!

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          BangorDin Aug 10, 2011 11:49 AM

          Kiwi fruit desserts remind me of that '80s era --I also became aware of pumpkin cheesecake back then.

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            maxie Aug 10, 2011 12:57 PM

            Chocolate mousse cake, mud pie.

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            1. re: maxie
              teezeetoo Aug 10, 2011 01:22 PM

              raspberry danish junket - danish raspberry pudding packages, fold in defrosted frozen raspberries (or fresh in season), top with fresh whip cream, serve in wine glasses

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              MellieMag Aug 11, 2011 04:51 AM

              I was going to suggest Watergate Cake but that was before the '80s. Did you ever have Cookie Salad? It's a package of vanilla pudding mixed with a cup of buttermilk(I think one cup), a big can of drained crushed pineapple mixed into that, stir a carton of Cool Whip in,spread in a pan, and top with crumbled Fudge Stripe cookies.My step mom made that in the '80s (Have to admit,my daughter made it this week.)

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