Post # 1
Ok Bees, I need some ideas from you!
We’re having yet another party at work for a cowoker’s birthday Monday. I’ve got to bring the dessert. I just don’t know what to bring.
We just did this a few weeks ago and I made chocolate cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese frosting (yum!) and apple streusel muffins. I don’t want to do cupcakes again since we just had them, but I’m kind of at a loss of what to make. Past things I’ve made were cannoli and fruit pizza. These all always seem to be a hit, but I want to do something different this time!
What are some of your crowd pleasers you make for dessert?
Post # 3
@MercyK: I love pies! I’m not sure how hard itw ould be to make enough for a whole big group though. Chocolate chip cookies are always A+ too!
Post # 4
I really, really enjoy these cookies: Chocolate Mint Dreams. Here’s a link to the cookbook they are in, (recipe is on page 12 of this). I haven’t encountered 1 person who disliked this cookie (I guess if you’re not a fan of chocolate or mint you wouldn’t like these, though).
Post # 5
cheesecake bites? I LOVE them, and they are super easy to make.
Post # 6
Since it’s Summer time here – I like to make something that is light and fluffy for dessert – and this is one dessert that I made that I LOVED!! If you like Snicker’s candy bars and apples (I know – weird combo – but SO GOOD TOGETHER!!) you will like this…the cool whip is so yummy!!!
Snickers Salad: http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2010/07/21/snickers-salad-the-potluck-dish-everyone-loves/
Good Luck! 🙂
Post # 7
@brittanym526: I’ve had something similar to this before. Delish!!
Post # 8
Ooh!! these are good ideas so far! 🙂
Post # 10
@Rouquine: lol yeah pardon my use of the “s”. Hah!
Post # 11
I’m obsessed with these chocolatey raspberry crumb bars:
I do a mix of white chocolate and milk chocolate. I think all milk chocolate makes it way too rich. These are always a huge hit wherever I take them!!
Post # 12
This coconut tres leche cake is SO good and you make it the night before:
My other go to is baklava which everyone is always super impressed about, but it’s really not that hard to make 😉
And if you want something more time consuming, try these Oreo truffle balls. So good.
Post # 13
These are really yummy. I haven’t made them yet but my SIL made them couple of years ago for a birthday party.
Post # 14
I’ve literally said “Oooh, that sounds good” to everything so far! Going to have to hang onto all of these so I can have an arsenal of choices!
Post # 15
@Sassygrn: I make a cherry pretzel pie that’s really similar to that, but less work because you use cherry pie filling, LOL! Let me find the recipe….
ETA: Found it! I have literally bribed police with this pie* (explanation below):
3 cups smashed pretzels (that’s about half a bag, I throw them in the food processor)
3/4 cups icing sugar
1 cup melted butter
– Mix all these together and set aside.
1 cup icing sugar
1 package of cream cheese (I use light cream cheese), softened
500 mL Cool Whip (that’s half a container, I use the non-fat kind)
– Cream together the icing sugar and the cream cheese. Fold in the Cool Whip.
Press half the pretzel mixture in the bottom of a pie plate or 9×9 pan. Next layer on half the Cool Whip/cream cheese mixture, then a can of cherry pie filling. Now put on the remaining Cool Whip/cream cheese mixture, and top with the rest of the pretzel mixture. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze!
ETA again: Umm that didn’t sound good about bribing police, LOL! It’s a long story, but the marine police didn’t like our raft. We proved it was not illegal and buttered them up into liking us with this pie.