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easy no bake summer dessert recipe needed for today Sept. 3

phelana Sep 3, 2012 05:54 AM

I am hosting a small BBQ with 20 people and want to make a fun, memorable yet easy summer no bake dessert please. The party is today!! Thanks

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    juli5122 Sep 3, 2012 06:04 AM

    First of all have a great time :) Here are some ideas
    1. Trifle either individual or a big one always impresses
    2. Tiramisu in maybe a little different flavor like raspberry or hazelnut
    3. You will laugh but everytime I do an ice cream sundae bar people love it, I try to do fun toppings.
    4. Panna cotta in little cups.
    5. Fresh fruit cut up but all grouped so people can put them in pretty glasses with maybe a few liquors to top them with. It is light an d pretty
    There is my top 5 good luck

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      hungryjoanne Sep 3, 2012 06:17 AM

      Fresh fruit, in season doesn't need any help to shine - fresh watermelon is a perfect late-summer dessert - for fun, have a seed-spitting contest!!

      1. Berheenia Sep 3, 2012 06:22 AM

        Can you get a box of Famous Wafers, chocolate cookies? This is the classic beach house dessert.

        http://busycooks.about.com/od/dessert...

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        1. re: Berheenia
          phelana Sep 3, 2012 06:25 AM

          So funny, Berheenia, my guest's mom makes that dessert. I got in trouble because I cut it not on the angle...

          Joanne, so easy for sure..I am going to grill pineapple but want one sort of nice dessert..

        2. TrishUntrapped Sep 3, 2012 06:29 AM

          I went to a BBQ yesterday. It was hot and humid. I didn't want to make traditional cookies, they would just die from the humidity. Now, I'm not suggesting this is the only dessert you can or should make, but it's quick, easy, and fun and can be one thing in addition to something else: Neapolitan Rice Kripsie Treats.

          Make in a loaf pan. For the chocolate layer, I added cocoa powder to the rice krispies (my local store doesn't sell cocoa krispies), for the pink layer I added some dry raspberry jello powder to the melted marshmallow/butter mixture. If anyone wants exact recipe let me know.

           
           
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          1. re: TrishUntrapped
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            KSlink Sep 3, 2012 02:29 PM

            Well, I for one would love to know how you put all of that together, it looks marvelous for a BBQ!

            1. re: KSlink
              TrishUntrapped Sep 3, 2012 04:14 PM

              Thanks KS. I got the idea for Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats from this blog below, but I changed the basic recipe because I didn't have flavored marshmallows.

              http://thepartiologist.blogspot.com/2...

              There's more than one way to skin a marshmallow. Other recipes use pink marshmallow fluff for the pink layer and cocoa krispies for the chocolate layer.

              Here is my recipe:

              Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats

              For the Chocolate Layer:
              2 tablespoons butter or margarine
              1/2 of a 10 oz. package (about 20) regular marshmallows
              1 tablespoon cocoa powder - I used Hershey's Special Dark
              3 cups Rice Krispies cereal

              For the White Layer:
              2 tablespoons butter or margarine
              1/2 of a 10 oz. package (about 20) regular marshmallows
              3 cups Rice Krispies cereal

              For the Pink Layer:
              2 tablespoons butter or margarine
              1/2 of a 10 oz. package (about 20) regular marshmallows
              1 to 2 teaspoons raspberry gelatin powder - Or your favorite red flavor. I used sugar free jello, regular works fine too.
              3 cups Rice Krispies cereal

              1. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9-inch loaf pan.

              2. Chocolate Layer: In a meduim sized bowl, gently combine the Rice Krispies and the cocoa powder. In a large pot melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until they have melted completely. Stir in the cereal/cocoa and stir until completely coated. Pour the mixture into the bottom of the loaf pan, press down until even with a buttered metal spreader or spatula. Place pan in the refrigerator, wash out the cooking pot and bowl and proceed with the white layer.

              2. White Layer: Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until they have melted completely. Stir in the rice cereal until it is completely coated. Take the pan out from the fridge and pour the mixture on top of the chocolate layer. Press down until even with a buttered metal spreader or spatula. Place the pan in the refrigerator. Wash out the cooking pot and bowl and proceed to the Pink Layer.

              3. Pink Layer: Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until they have melted completely. Quickly stir in the gelatin powder. Stir in the rice cereal until it is completely coated. Take the pan out from the fridge and pour the mixture on top of the white layer. Press down until even with a buttered metal spreader or spatula. Place the pan in the refrigerator or let sit at room temperature.

              4. When the treats have cooled completely, gently loosen from the sides with a thin knife then turn upside down to remove from the pan. Place treats on a cutting board and slice into rectangular slices. Then cut each large slice in half into a smaller square.

              1. re: TrishUntrapped
                k
                KSlink Sep 4, 2012 07:23 AM

                Thank you so much, I can't wait to bring these to the next gathering! They'll be fun to shake things up colorwise and tastewise for the upcoming holidays, too...;)

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            HillJ Sep 3, 2012 02:23 PM

            Frozen Dessert

            Large box of raspberry Jello
            1 pint of frozen vanilla yogurt
            half pint of fresh raspberries

            Following the box directions, dissolve the jello in the hot water only. No cold. Dissolve and blend well the frozen yogurt into jello. Fold in berries. Pour into any pan designed to set up. Freeze until firm. Remove from pan and slice.

            Easy, few ingredients and delicious.

            1. gingershelley Sep 3, 2012 04:13 PM

              Summer pudding!

              Perfect for end of summer berries; blackberries, blueberries, raspberries. All you do is lightly cook/crush fresh berries with a small amount of sugar, and layer in a bowl lined with good white sliced bread, layering more berries and bread until the bowl is full. put on plastic, put a weight on top, and refridgerate a few hours before unmolding and serving, with softened vanilla ice cream. a PERFECT no-cook dish that tastes spectacularly of late summer!

              For total details, check this out; http://food52.com/recipes/13392_berry...

              1. ipsedixit Sep 4, 2012 07:38 AM

                Icebox cake.

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