{Bake} Two Easy Extra Special Everyday Desserts

April 12, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

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The longer I am a parent, the more I realize that I truly am a party girl.  Not in the way I jokingly alluded to a few weeks ago (you know, that Cup & Ball Toss post), but in the sense that I love to celebrate anything and everything any chance I get.  If you call anything a party and approach it that way, it can be fun.  Especially with toddlers and especially with the mundane details of the everyday. The kids and I have laundry parties, clean up parties, bathtime parties – even potty parties.

Every night Hubby finishes his meal with some kind of chocolate and the kids often snack on fruit after their dinner.  There’s nothing wrong with their rituals, but every now and again, it’s nice to change things up.  So, of course, I turned it into a party:  a COOL WHIP whipped topping party!

We got a little fancy:

Everything tastes better in a cocktail glass, don’t you think?  If you’re worried about your little ones breaking your barware, just use acrylic cups.

The best thing about these desserts is that you can throw both of them together with anything you have in your fridge or pantry.  If you don’t have any baking chocolate or chocolate chips for the Chocolate Mousse, you can just melt down leftover Easter candy!  And obviously you can do the Fruit Parfait with whatever’s on hand.  I normally love layering blackberries, sliced strawberries, pineapple, raspberries, and blueberries, but this week we only had strawberries and raspberries.

Enough with the talk, here are the recipes!

Chocolate Mousse


  • 6 heaping tbsp COOL WHIP whipped topping
  • 2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips


Step 1

Heat the chocolate chips for 1 minute at 50% power, twice.  If your chocolate isn’t melted enough, give it another blast at 100% for 30 seconds.

Step 2

Add the COOL WHIP to the melted chocolate and stir until well-blended.  You’ll find the COOL WHIP stays wonderfully fluffy and creamy.

Step 3

Enjoy your dense and delicious creation!

Fruit Parfait


  • 2-3 tbsp COOL WHIP whipped topping
  • washed/sliced fruit


Step 1

Add a layer of fruit in your glass or bowl.

Step 2

Spoon a dollop of COOL WHIP over the fruit layer.

Step 3

Repeat until your glass or bowl is full and eat until your belly is happy!

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