Key Lime Pie In A Jar

After making these little key lime pie’s in a jar…I want to make literally everything in Mason jars.

 

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We spent a weekend up at Mikey’s family’s cabin to celebrate his oldest brother’s birthday.

I was in charge of dessert and I knew I wanted to do something involving Key Lime Pie. Mikey’s whole family has a deep rooted love for key lime from all their time spent at the family condo in Marco Island, FL.

I found this recipe and knew right away it was the dessert for the occasion.

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These pies are super easy to make and come together quickly!

They were a complete hit and I plan to make them for many parties in the future! I also can’t wait to try some other types of pie and dessert ideas in a Mason Jar!

I have never been a big fan of key lime pie but these little gems changed my attitude. I am now a member of the key lime fan club! These are especially delicious on a hot summer day because you can serve them from the refrigerator and the tart lime is super refreshing.

Although the pies are a little big…the light flavor makes them disappear quickly!

I recommend you make these for your next party. Not only because everyone will love how delicious they are…but because they are the cutest pies in the world!

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This is my adorable nephew, Grady.

We were all cracking up because he wouldn’t stop scraping out the jars to try and get every last bite of sweetness.

See, even the littlest member of the family loved them!

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Lucky Charm Marshmallow Treats

They’re Magically Delicious!

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I will admit I didn’t love lucky charms as a kid.

That’s probably not a surprise to you since I always talk about how I hated most foods until the age of 20…but I will stick up for myself and say that it was my Mom’s fault…kind of…

 

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My Mom was very strict about what we ate when we were little, especially things that had sugar (ironic since she was an amazing baker even then…and maybe why I love sweets so much now??).

We had specific rules about the breakfast foods we were allowed to eat. During the week we were only allowed to have Chex cereal…yes, plain Chex. And sometimes Kix. And on a good day my brother and I would sprinkle Equal packets that we stole from the cabinet onto our cereal to sweeten it a bit.

Then on Saturdays we had “junk food cereal day”. And I only liked Honey-Comb Cereal, so that’s all I ate.

Sundays were our “donut day” and I only ever ate a cake donut with chocolate frosting, if I at anything at all because I was not a morning person and was always shoved out the door for church which meant I never had time to eat breakfast. Which was fine with me because I made a strong point as a child to hate breakfast. My how times have changed! Now I live for breakfast foods.

Let’s get back to cereal…

My brother was a big fan of Cocoa Puffs and Count Chocula…I stuck to the basic Honey-Comb until about the age of 14…at which time I became OBSESSED with cereal. It was literally the only food I wanted to eat. Day and night. I would go through boxes a week (just ask my Mom).

My favorites were, in no particular order, Trix, Reeses Puffs, Honey Bunches of Oats, Oh’s, Oreo O’s, and on rare occasions I would have Fruity Pebbles…but they got too mushy too fast so I stuck with Trix.

In college I lived on a weekly diet of microwave popcorn and Honey Bunches of Oats…super healthy.

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I am so sad that cereal is so loaded with sugar (even the healthy cereal) because I would still have it for every meal if I could! I now have it for dinner or sometimes a late night snack on special occasions.

My Dad has a bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats every night before bed. It is his ritual and I’m pretty sure it is where I get my passion for cereal…although Frosted Mini Wheats are at the bottom of my cereal list (and the top of Mikey’s).

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So with all that being said…I had a box of Lucky Charms (which I now love and could devour an entire box of) and they were burning a hole in my cabinet. Meaning, I wanted to fill our largest bowl with the entire box and a gallon of milk and eat it all while I watched The Bachelorette.

But I didn’t. Instead, I made these marshmallow Lucky Charm treats…and they were amazing. They are basically Lucky Charms on crack. Ten times the marshmallow goodness and so sweet from the white chocolate glaze. One is enough…but 5 are better.

They are super quick and easy to make and you could cut them into any fun shape you like. If I was a craftier person I would have cut them into the shapes of the marshmallows (rainbows, pots of gold, 4 leaf clovers, red ballons, etc) and then dipped the bottoms in the same color chocolate. If you have more time/patience you should do that and then send me some pictures!

Orrrrrrr you can stay on my level and just make them as quickly as possible so you can shove them into your mouth at maximum speed!
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S’More Pie

I made a S’More Pie.

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It was pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself!

It was my Mom’s Birthday yesterday, but we celebrated her last weekend up in WI with family, food, drinks and this pie.

The chocolate is rich and sweet but the fluffy light marshmallow and salty sweet crust help balance it out perfectly. Just like a real campfire S’More.

 

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For the past few years I have always brought a variety of cupcakes from different places in Chicago (Molly’s is my favorite, followed closely by Sweet Mandy B’s) up to Wisconsin for my Mom’s birthday. This year I  decided to mix things up a bit and make her a pie instead. I always get nervous when I make pies, cakes or desserts for people for their birthday’s. So much pressure to make something they will like! I think she liked it….although Mom’s are always supportive and even if she hated it I’m sure she would pretend to love it 😛

This pie is relatively easy and looks super fun! You could do any type of chocolate for the filling but the darker/less sweet the better! I think milk chocolate would be a little bit overwhelming.

For some reason I am always attracted to s’more recipes. (Not too surprising, s’mores are amazing and anything with chocolate, graham and marshmallow is delicious!)

Here is a list of the S’More recipes I have blogged about in the past:

S’Mores Bars

Gooey White S’more Cake Bars

Pretzel S’more Crunch Bars

S’More Blondies

S’Mores Cupcakes

If you don’t like this pie…well, you’re crazy. But there are plenty of other s’more recipes you could try too! Have a great weekend. Happy Friday, friends!!!!!!

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Peanut Butter Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

How have I gone so long without posting a peanut butter recipe???
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Peanut butter is my favorite food group. Anything with peanut butter is always my first choice.

Mikey doesn’t like peanut butter (he had a bad experience at camp…something with a talent show, an armpit and eating peanut butter) but he does like some peanut butter desserts/candy.

He loved these cookies.
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These are the EASIEST  peanut butter cookies in the world. They only have 4 ingredients and they are amazing! Once I filled them with a homemade marshmallow fluff and let them sit in a container overnight they became so soft they practically melted in your mouth!

I used a combination of creamy and chunky peanut butter and I think they turned out great. I liked the little bit of crunch from the peanuts and the salty peanut butter was made sweet by the marshmallow filling.

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we did!
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Funfetti Softbatch Cookies

DSC_0121In high school I was a die hard fan of anything cake batter/funfetti flavored.

My Mom, the baker extraordinaire, would ask me what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday and (secretly) cringe every time I said I wanted a funfetti from a box.

Funfetti really blew up in the early 2000’s and everyone jumped on the bandwagon. There were Funfetti Poptarts, oatmeal, Oreo’s, cereal’s, ice cream flavors, not to mention those soft batch vanilla frosted cookies that were made of plastic and you could buy at any Wal-Mart or gas station for miles. You name it, there was a funfetti flavor to be had. My friends and I would find any excuse to make a funfetti cake (mostly to eat the batter). It was an addiction.

I think at some point along the way I OD’d on some funfetti cake batter and could no longer handle the extreme sweet vanilla/marshmallow flavor that I had once loved. A few years have passed since then and when I saw these cookies my love for funfetti was instantly awakened from the depths of my soul.

They are amazing. The extracts and Jimmies (sprinkles) give them that fake/overly candy like flavor that comes from anything with the funfetti title. They are extremely soft and melt in your mouth. They are buttery and like all things funfetti…addicting!

If you love funfetti recipes, here is a throwback to my Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes. They are AMAZING too!

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