Spruce up your summer menu with these great recipe ideas hand-picked by our Facebook followers this week!
- Cool down with these 21 Frozen Treats Perfect for Summer.
- Kids will love these Fruit Pebbles Marshmallow Rolls.
No-Bake Cheesecake Shots, S’mores Brownie Pie, Peacock Cupcake Cake, Butterfly Cake, Almond Joy Magic Cookie Bars, Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes, and Caramel Apple Nachos will make sweet additions for your next party, get together, or just because.
Plus your family will love dining on the Tropical Fruit Salad, Easy Pretzel Dogs, and Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Salad for dinner…or just because!
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Described as “downright delicious”, there are so many things to love about this recipe for the best no bake cheesecake. First, you’ve got to appreciate the fact that it’s no bake. Next, the actual cheesecake part of this dessert only requires 3 ingredients—cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and an extract of your choice (vanilla or almond, for example). The crust couldn’t be any easier to make either; it’s made from Nilla Wafers.
You know those recipes that look complicated and impressive, but don’t even require you to break a sweat? Yeah, this is one of them! S’mores brownie pie is full of the good stuff—chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows. It’s core is made using a brownie mix, so you know it’s easy and bound to be delicious.
The only thing difficult about this fruit salad is trying not to consume the entire thing in one sitting (and this salad recipe makes a lot of salad—enough for freezing, even). You’ll do a lot of dicing of fruit—3 mangoes, 6 bananas, 1 pineapple, and 8 kiwi. Toss all of the diced fruit in a bowl, before mixing in 2 cups of blueberries. The flavors of the fruit are what make this tropical fruit salad so delicious.
You won’t have to wait for bread dough to rise in order to make these easy pretzel dogs! This recipe calls for refrigerated breadstick dough that you can purchase at your grocery store. You can make them more pretzel-like by dipping the breadstick dough-wrapped dogs into a solution of baking soda and water and adding pretzel salt prior to baking them in the oven.
The cupcake cake trend is here, and we think it is genius! Take this peacock cupcake cake for example. Little individually decorated cupcakes combine to form one impressive cake. Guests can remove their single serving piece and no cutting is involved!
If you’ve never tried caramel apple nachos, you’re in for a treat—literally! This recipe starts with sliced apples. Top a plate of apple slices with caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips, and sprinkles. Of course, you can get crazy with toppings if you wish. The ideas are endless—crushed candy bars, hot fudge, and nuts are delicious too.
This butterfly cake looks impressive, but would you believe it is made from 1-9” round cake and 1 can of store bought frosting? Gumdrops were flattened using a glass, and paired with Spree candies acted as the embellishments for the butterfly cake. Check out the simple tutorial for cutting the round cake to form the butterfly wings.
8. Grilled Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad :: Cafe Delites :: Share it on Facebook HERE.
When a salad is this hearty, you call it a meal! Grilled lemon herb Mediterranean chicken salad is packed full of Mediterranean flavor, and is chock full of chicken and vegetables, making it filling and delicious. Tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, avocados, red onion, and romaine lettuce are the core salad ingredients topped with strips of chicken marinated in the same dressing that is used for the finished salad.
9. Almond Joy Magic Cookie Bars :: Eat Cake for Dinner :: Share it on Facebook HERE.
If eating something decadent, sinfully rich and amazing doesn’t sound appealing, stop reading now. This recipe for Almond Joy magic cookie bars isn’t for you. If however, you’re craving something divine and irresistible, you better make this popular recipe, stat! It features a homemade graham cracker cookie crust with layers of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, shredded coconut, sliced almonds and a drizzling of sweetened condensed milk and more mini-chocolate chips.
10. Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes :: Life, Love, and Sugar :: Share it on Facebook HERE.
Get ready to die and go to cupcake heaven. These Boston cream pie cupcakes are amazing. You’re definitely going to want to bite into these delicious cupcakes that feature moist vanilla cupcakes, filled with a cream filling and topped beautifully with a chocolate ganache.
Cool down this summer with these great sources gathered by the crew at Spaceships and Laser Beams to help create a delicious summer treat.
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- Simply Calphalon Nonstick 6-Piece Bakeware Set
- Wilton 2105-459 Excelle Elite 3-Tier Cooling Rack
- Artisan (2 pk.) Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat Set
- The New York Baking Company | 24-pack Reusable Silicone Baking Cups / Cupcake Liners
- ChefLand Mixing Bowls Standard Weight Stainless Steel
- Premium Nonstick 21 Pcs Baking Pans
- Onesource 8-Piece Deluxe Stainless Steel Measuring Cup and Measuring Spoon Set
- Wilton 2105-2174 Mini Springform Pan
- Wilton 409-7716 Angled Icing Spatula
- Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan