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Cookies, Cakes & Sweets - Tykemart

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Indulge your sweet tooth with these yummy recipes for cakes, cookies, candies, and more.  TykeMart bloggers and members share favorite family recipes and put a fresh twist on some old time favorites.

Mango, “the king of fruit”, is a tropical fruit chock full of health benefits.  High in fiber and antioxidants, research has shown eating this unique tasting fruit can help prevent cancer and lower serum cholesterol.  Its high levels of Vitamins C and A, and other nutrients helps clear skin, promotes healthy vision, and boosts the immunity.  A mango a day may keep the doctor away.

Everyone in our family loves mangos.  We eat it fresh, as smoothies, and use it as the main ingredient for many of our favorite recipes. 

Here’s a quick and easy mango recipe that requires 4 ingredients, a blender, and a mixer.  It’s a light refreshing treat for hot summer days, or served in glass goblets an elegant dessert for your dinner party.

Ingredients:

2 cups ripe mango (about 3-4 mangos)

1 cup heavy whipping cream

½ cup sweetened condense milk

1 tbsp. lime juice

 

Directions:

Peel and slice mangos. 

Place mango pieces into blender and puree until smooth

Add lime juice and set aside

Whip heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form.

Slowly add condensed milk

Reserve ½ cup of mango puree.  Gently fold in remaining puree to the cream mixture.

Scoop into cups or bowls.  Spread a thin layer of the reserved puree on top of each mousse.

Garnish with mint leaves and fresh sliced strawberries, small blueberries, or raspberries if desired.

Refrigerate before serving.

*I recommend using a cold mixing bowl and whisk attachment for whipping cream.  I refrigerate both items until I’m ready to use them.

Nothing is more festive than layered jello, it’s always great at any party.  You can tailor the colors to match the occasion or the party theme.  It’s very versatile and tastes great too. 

In this recipe we use the classic flavors/colors orange, lime, blue raspberry, and strawberry.  But you can mix and match different color combinations, like red, white, and blue for 4th. Of July, or red, green, and white for Christmas.  You can even use cookie cutters to make fun shapes.  The possibilities are endless, enjoy!

 

 

Ingredients:

4 (3oz. each) packages JELLO : orange, lime, blue raspberry, strawberry

6 envelopes KNOX unflavored gelatin

1 cup sweetened condensed milk

 

 

Directions:

1.       Mix condensed milk with 1 cup hot water.  Set aside.

2.       Mix 2 envelopes Knox gelatin with 1 cup hot water. Combine with milk mixture.  Set aside.

3.       Combine Strawberry Jello, 1 envelope Knox gelatin, 1 ½ cups hot water.  Cool.  Pour into 9”x13” glass pan.  Refrigerate until set.  About 30 mins.

4.       Pour 1/3 of milk/gelatin mixture over firm first layer.  Refrigerate until firm.  About 30 mins.

5.        Repeat steps 3 & 4 with the remaining Jello flavors alternating with milk/gelatin mixture.  You should end up with 4 colored layers and 3 white layers in between. 

6.       When all layers are set cut into squares or desired shapes.

Setting time may increase as the layers get thicker. 

Be sure that the layers are firm before pouring the next layer. 

Cool Jello mixture thoroughly before pouring onto set layers.

Keep milk mixture at room temperature until ready to pour, do not refrigerate.  Stir occasionally so gelatin does not set at the bottom.

Use a cool clean knife to cut thru Jello. 

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