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Treats and Desserts

Treats and Desserts

Healthy Strawberry Crepes

Valentine's Day Healthy Strawberry Crepes | Mini Van Dreams

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and today we have a yummy and easy recipe for healthy strawberry crepes!  This delicious and light recipe would be perfect as a special breakfast for your sweetie or as a dessert after a meal.  (more…)

Easy Lemon Bars

Easy Lemon Bars | Mini Van Dreams

Today’s recipe for Easy Lemon Bars is delicious! And, so very simple. I think I ate two straight from the oven… burning my mouth in the process.

If you are looking for a simple dessert addition to the Thanksgiving table or you forgot you needed to take something to Grandma’s house… these are perfect!  Literally, two ingredients can be thrown together into a delicious and simple dessert.  You can’t go wrong with these…. Mmmmmmmm.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars via Mini Van Dreams #recipes #easyrecipes

Oh boy, do I have a little bit of Heaven on earth in this recipe.  Chocolate chip cookie bars.  With a cake mix.  No kidding.  So very, very good and gooey and yummy and chocolatey.  The simplicity of this recipe is going to knock you over… its just a few ingredients that you might already have on hand!  Think of the possibilities… M&M’s, peanut butter chips, peanut butter and chocolate chips, butterscotch chips…. you’re welcome. (more…)

Easy Carrot Cake

Easy Carrot Cake | Mini Van Dreams #easyrecipes #recipes #cake

It’s funny how certain foods or recipes bring back memories of a time or loved one.  That is how the easy carrot cake recipe below makes me feel.  It brings back memories of sitting at my mother-in-law’s counter while she iced the cake for Christmas Eve dinner – half icing and half glaze.  It reminds me of all the short cuts she shared (and told me she would kill me if I told) while she was cooking.  Pat’s carrot cake was a slice of deliciousness – especially if you scored the “half” piece with both types of topping.  Pure heaven.

Easy Chocolate Pastries

Easy Chocolate Pastries | Mini Van Dreams

These easy chocolate pastries were a favorite of my brother’s when he was in high school.  While in French class, the students had to bring in a treat for the class to try that was French.  Jeff couldn’t come up with anything so he took crescent rolls, wrapped them around chocolate and dusted them with powdered sugar.  He called them Jeff’s French Pastries.  Whatever you call them, they are simply amazing!


Peanut Butter Cookies

Mmmm… peanut butter cookies.  Most of us in the northeast are trying to keep ourselves warm and digging out of the latest winter weather.  Almost all the schools are closed and some businesses.  But, what are you going to do to entertain your kids today?  How about making some peanut butter cookies?! The benefits are two-fold – it can entertain the kids AND warm up your kitchen. Just sayin’   (more…)

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts |Mini Van Dreams

Mmmmm.  Donuts.  Baked cinnamon sugar donuts, to be exact.  These are to die for and they don’t even taste like they are baked.  I will warn you– these do take a while to make.  But, they are SO worth it.  I made these for a snack on a weekend for the kids and they each ate three!  I am going to confess– I used store-bought cinnamon sugar mixture, so don’t be afraid to cut corners.  It’s time to make the donuts.