Enchanted Mommy

Watermelon Rice Krispies

How cute are these!  I know right!  I am on vacation right now visiting a lot of family and got invited to a bbq at my Aunt’s house (well more like I invited myself over, but hey you can do that with family when you are in town).  I wanted to bring something yummy, but simple and found these on www.glourioustreats.com.

My 7yr old watched me make them and kept begging to eat one.  I was mean and told him he had to wait until after dinner.  He ran up to me after he ate all his food and asked me to get him one, but when I went to grab them off the plate they were all gone! Poor kid!!!

Don’t worry, he was plenty happy after he was offered a chocolate dipped ice cream bar instead.

Anyway, these are super fun and cute and really simple to make.

Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

1 box of Rice Krispies Cereal
6 Tb butter
1 large bag of mini marshmallows
1 bag of mini chocolate chips (she used chocolate covered sunflowers, but I was going for easy)
2 round cake pans

Green Part:

4 Cups rice krispie cereal
4 cups mini marshmellows
3 TB butter
green food coloring

1.  Measure out rice krispies in a large bowl and set aside.
2.  Put butter and marshmallows in a microwavable bowl.
3.  Microwave for 2 minutes or until big and puffy.
4.  Add food coloring and stir.
5.  Quickly poor over rice crispy cereal and mix well.
6.  Put 1/2  in each round cake pan and push around the outer edges.  Make sure to work quickly!

Red Part:

5 Cups rice krispie cereal
5 cups mini marshmellows
3 TB butter
Red food coloring

***Repeat steps above and pour in the center of cake pans and make the center.  Let them cool for a bit, then cut them into triangles like you would cut a pie and and add a few chocolate chips to each piece.

Yummy!  If you have more round cake pans I recommend making extras as they are grabbed up quick!



Looking for more great bbq sides to bring to your next shin dig?  Check these out:

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Trifle             Fluffy Lion House Rolls
Banana Pudding Trifle                                    The Best PB Chocolate Chip Cookies
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus                       Avocado Hummus
Chicken Salad                                                    Cookies’n Cream Cookies
Avocado and Tomato Salad                           Chocolate Chip Snickers Cookies


Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

Pinterest struck again!  My friend was debating what dessert to make for a Memorial Day cookout, so I saw this on Pinterest and I told her to give it a try!  I just love trifles!

patriotic trifle

Perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July

Okay, so you want to see the easiness of it?!

All you need is:

  • 10 oz angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes*
  • 2 pints strawberries, sliced
  • 2 pints blueberries

For the cream filling:

  • 6 tbsp fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 package sugar-free white chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 12 oz fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed

All you do is:

Whisk the condensed milk and water in a bowl. Whisk in the pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set; fold in the whipped topping.

Arrange half of the cake in the bottom of a 14-cup trifle dish.

Sprinkle evenly with a layer of blueberries.

Spread half of the cream mixture over the blueberries and gently spread.

Top with a layer of strawberries.

Layer the remaining cake cubes on top of the strawberries, then add more blueberries and top with the remaining cream mixture.

Finish with the remaining strawberries and blueberries, arranging them in a pretty pattern.

Cover and refrigerate at least one 1 hour.



Also, try another great trifle recipe, it’s totally worth buying the dish for:

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Trifle

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Trifle! Delish!

My family is big on trifle.  We have it at most get togethers and have tried a lot of different variations (peppermint, candy bar, fruit, cherry pie filling, oreo, etc…).  We love our trifle!

So when I came across this Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie trifle on www.howsweeteats.com I was shocked that I had never seen this kind before!  I couldn’t wait to try it!  So I got all the ingredients and planned on making it for our next family pot lock, but as it turns out two other people were already bringing dessert.  Bummer!

I ended up just making it for myself!  That’s right… don’t judge!  I wanted it, so I made it!  Ha!  Besides, I have three half monkey – half boy children at home that are always willing to gobble up desserts!

So this trifle was awesome.  My favorite variation of trifle thus far.  I think it was the peanut butter layer that did it for me… well that and the entire top layer of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups!  So yummy!

Loaded with Reeses Peanut Butter cups! Awesome!!!!

Brownies layer (any kind you like)
Whip cream layer
Peanut Butter layer
Chocolate pudding layer  (I used one box of instant pudding mix)
1 Bag Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

***Cut your brownies into cubes and put half of them along the bottom of your trifle dish.  After this you just put the different layers on in any order you like and then repeat.  Then top with sliced Reeses Peanut Butter Cups!  It’s so pretty at the end you will want to dig right in and start eating!

So here is the how-to on the layers:

Whip Cream Layer
2 cups Heavy Cream
3-4 Tb granulated sugar

*Beat heavy cream and sugar together on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.  Stick bowl in the fridge until you are ready to put in trifle dish

Peanut Butter Layer
1 cup creamy peanut butter
8oz of whipped cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tb milk

*Beat peanut butter and cream cheese together until creamy.  Add powdered sugar and mix well.  Add 2 Tb of milk.  Take 1 cup of your whip cream mixture from the fridge and fold it into the peanut butter mixture until just combined.

Now you are ready to layer your ingredients in your trifle dish!

Awesome 3rd Birthday Cake!

I recently went to a birthday party and my friend made this cake for her son!

3 birthday cake

All handmade by my crafty friend!

Talk about AH-MAZ-ING.  So creative.  I was asking her about it and she said it would seem that the M&Ms would have taken a long time, but they only took her about an hour!

This is what she said she did:

  • Take two bunt pans and bake your desired flavor of cake – you could even make two different kinds.
  • Cut the two cakes so they become the 3 shape (obviously, you can test this by cutting a little at the time).
  • Flatten out the two parts where they attach (she said to put a little frosting where they attach so they stick better).
  • Ice the whole cake with chocolate icing
  • Pattern the M&M’s like the picture above.
And you did it…. righhhhhhht.  I do think this cake is simple if you pay close attention to detail by taking your time.  Here’s the sweet birthday boy blowing out his candles:

Blowing out his “3” cake!

She also had something else cute at the party that I would share.  Each child had pizza to eat and one of these snack bags:
kids snack bag for party

Awesome idea for a snack bag!

Such a fun and creative party!  I might have to steal some of these ideas!  Happy party planning!


For other party ideas:
Ella’s 3rd Pancake and Pajama Birthday Party
1st Birthday Party Ideas
Cupcake Cake Idea
Lion Birthday Party
Super Hero Birthday Party 

Other bundt pan ideas:
 Too Much Chocolate Cake
Popcorn Cake 
Cream Cheese Monkey Bread