Nicole's Favorite Recipes

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Banana Cream Pie Cookies

Posted by Nicole Mason on December 17, 2016 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (1)

 



2 sticks butter (room temp)

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 (3.4) oz package instant banana pudding (i use the new simply jell-o made with real bananas - in a pouch)

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2-1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafer cookies (small chunks not powder)

1-1/4 cups Ghirardelli white chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside

3. Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy

4. Add pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla, continue beating 

5. Stir in flour and baking soda until moist, then beat with mixer until smooth

6. With a spoon, fold in cookie pieces and chocolate chips until evenly distributed

7. Drop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet, bake 10-12 minutes until edges begin to brown

8. Slide parchment onto counter and cool

*Cookies will look soft when coming out of oven, but they will firm up perfectly after 10-15 minutes


White Chocolate Strawberry Pudding Cake

Posted by Nicole Mason on November 28, 2016 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)


All 3 kids I nanny for request this for their Birthday cake. Trust us, you wont make it just once!


*This recipe requires no baking

*For best results, prepare the night before


8 oz cream cheese (room temp)

2 (3.4 oz) packages vanilla instant pudding

2 - 1/2 cups milk

12 oz cool whip (thawed)

1 container fresh strawberries (sliced)

3 oz white baking chocolate


1. Beat cream cheese and dry pudding mixes until blended (I use electric mixer)

2. Gradually beat in milk (1/2 cup at a time)

3. Gently stir in cool whip (reserving 1 cup)

4. Spread the 1 cup of cool whip evenly on the bottom of a 9x13 cake pan

5. Break each graham cracker in half (squares) and layer across cake pan

6. Spread a layer of pudding mixture over graham crackers, top with sliced strawberries

7. Place another layer of graham crackers over berries, then pudding mixture, then berries again

8. Repeat above step one more time

9. Refrigerate 6 hours - overnight (I prefer overnight) The longer it sits the better it gets!

10. Just before serving, melt white chocolate and drizzle over dessert - I use a zip lock bag with corner cut off 

I'm drooling!


Springtime Dirt Cups

Posted by Nicole Mason on April 6, 2015 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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These are an Easter must!


1 package regular Oreos

5 oz box chocolate pudding (large one)

3 cups milk

8 oz Cool Whip

1 cup shredded coconut (dyed green)

robins eggs

Marshmallow peeps


1. Crush entire box of Oreos in food processor, set aside

2. Whisk pudding and milk for 2 minutes, refrigeate 5 minutes

3. Add Cool whip to pudding, whisking until smooth

4. Stir one cup of cookie crumbs into pudding mixture

5. Starting with pudding, layer small cups with pudding mixture and cookie crumbs (ending with cookies)

6. Top with shredded coconut, marshmallow peep and robins eggs

7. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving

8. Dig in!

 

Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

Posted by Nicole Mason on July 9, 2014 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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A little twist on the classic, peanut butter lovers rejoice!

 

Lets do this according to layers -

1st  - 1/4 cup crushed nutter butter cookies (or any peanut butter based cookie)

2nd - 6 banana slices

3rd - vanilla pudding (whisk together 2 cups milk with 1 small box vanilla pudding)

4th - peanut butter cream (in electric mixer beat 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 cup cool whip, and 3 TB milk)

5th - pipe in cool whip

6th - 1/4 cup nutter butter cookies

7th - 6 banana slices

8th - vanilla pudding

9th (very top) - finish with cool whip

*Garnish top with nutter butter crumbs

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Cups

Posted by Nicole Mason on July 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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Who doesn't love the beach :)

 

1 package golden Oreos

5 oz box vanilla pudding (large one)

3 cups milk

8 oz Cool Whip

chocolate seashells (or beach shaped gummies)

drink umbrellas

 

1. Crush entire box of Oreos in food processor, set aside

2. Whisk pudding and milk for 2 minutes, refrigeate 5 minutes

3. Add Cool whip to pudding, whisking until smooth

4. Stir one cup of cookie crumbs into pudding mixture

5. Starting with pudding, layer small cups alternating with pudding mixture and cookie crumbs (ending with cookies)

6. Top with umbrellas and seashells

7. Refrigerate 30 minutes and serve!

 

 

Dirt Cups

Posted by Nicole Mason on April 27, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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Ohhh dirt cups, what's not to love? I definitely used Earth Day as an excuse to indulge!

 

1 package regular Oreos

5 oz box chocolate pudding (large one)

3 cups milk

8 oz Cool Whip

gummy worms

 

1. Crush entire box of Oreos in food processor, set aside

2. Whisk pudding and milk for 2 minutes, refrigeate 5 minutes

3. Add Cool whip to pudding, whisking until smooth

4. Stir one cup of cookie crumbs into pudding mixture

5. Starting with pudding, layer small cups with pudding mixture and cookie crumbs (ending with cookies)

6. Top with gummy worms

7. Refrigerate 30 minutes

8. Dig in...literally :)

 

Berries with Coconut Cream

Posted by Nicole Mason on March 21, 2011 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

A healthy treat for two!

 

1 cup blackberries

1 cup strawberries

(may also use raspberries or blueberries)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 TB sugar

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup cream of coconut (mix well before measuring)

 

1. Toss berries in sugar and vanilla, set aside

2. In electric mixer, beat whipping cream and cream of coconut untill stiff, serve with berries

Pina Colada Parfait

Posted by Nicole Mason on November 30, 2010 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A healthy but delicious treat!

 

1 can mandarin oranges (or small Dole cup)

1 can diced pineapples

1 pinapple coconut flavored yogurt (Dannon Light and Fit)

coconut (optional)

 

1. In a cup, alternate adding mandarin oranges, yougurt and pineapples until cup is full

2. Top with coconut