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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.

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!




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

6 envelopes KNOX unflavored gelatin

1 cup sweetened condensed milk




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. 

Scout’s Brownies

Everyone loves brownies, it’s the ultimate comfort food, rich, chewy, and chocolaty, it triggers all your happy spots.
Here’s a recipe I’d like to share from Diane Mott Davidson’s book “Dying for Chocolate”. I read this book years ago and have been making
these amazing brownies since. They really are “to die for”. They’ve become a family favorite.


1 cup unsalted butter
3 ½ oz. Valrhona or best quality unsweetened chocolate squares
3 tbs. Valrhona or European style cocoa powder
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
1    tsp. salt
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup Ghirardelli chocolate chip morsels 


1.    Preheat oven 350 degres
2.    Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate squares in a double boiler; set aside to cool
3.    Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt
4.    Beat eggs until creamy
5.    Beating constantly slowly add sugar
6.    Add vanilla and cooled chocolate mixture
7.    Stir in dry ingredients until just combined
8.    Spread batter into buttered 9”x13” baking pan
9.    Sprinkle chocolate chips over surface
10.    Bake 30-35 mins.  or until center is set
Cool completely before cutting into 32 brownies.  Serve with a glass of ice cold milk for an awesome treat.

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