Easter Kid Recipes-Easy Bunny Biscuits

Easter kid recipes

Bunny Biscuits

Easter kid recipes

Easter Kid Favorite Breakfast

Want an easy and fun morning breakfast? Whether you have kids or not – what is better on Easter morning than Bunny Biscuits, the ultimate Easter Kid Recipe. Get the kids involved and let them help you form the bunny’s ears and whiskers. You really can use whatever you want for the face.  I have used grapes for the nose if the child doesn’t like raisins.  What’s your ideas??

Be creative with your kids

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Bunny Biscuits  

These biscuits are lots of fun to make and eat. Great for Easter – they turn breakfast into an exciting meal.

Makes 5 biscuits

1 (10-biscuit) can refrigerated biscuits
10 raisins
5 maraschino cherry halves
20 slivered almonds

1. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Place five biscuits on  15 x 10 x 1-inch nonstick baking sheet.
2. To assemble bunny biscuits: Cut remaining 5 biscuits in half, pull a little to form ears. Press 2 biscuit halves (ears) under top of each whole biscuit to form bunny head.
3. In each whole biscuit, press in two raisins for eyes, cherry half for nose, two slivered almonds on each side of cherry half for whiskers. Bake 10 minutes, or until biscuits are done. Serve immediately.

Terrific Tidbit:  Try using whole wheat biscuits.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 116, Protein (g) 3, Carbohydrate (g) 21, Fat (g) 2, Calories from Fat (%) 16, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 360, Diabetic Exchanges: 1.5 carbohydrate

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Easter Desserts: My #1 Most Popular Recipe goes pink! Easy King Cake with crescent rolls

Easter Dessert-King cake with crescent rollsNeed  fabulous Easter Desserts-Try Homemade Mardi Gras King Cake

For your Easter dessert or even for a brunch, make this holiday special with my easy-to-make King Cake recipe with crescent rolls.  Just “go pink or pastel” with my most popular recipe and my very favorite addiction, EASY KING CAKE. With a luscious cream cheese with cinnamon and brown sugar filling, it doesn’t get much better than this yummy recipe you can quickly whip up at home. For brunch, snack or dessert, this is an amazing treat.

My Most Requested Recipe Makes Amazing Easter Dessert for family

I turn to my book with Louisiana and southern recipes, Gulf Coast Favorites for my most requested recipe, my king cake made with crescent rolls and ingredients you probably have in your kitchen.!!  People all over say they prefer this easy and fun-to-make king cake more than the bought ones!!!!!   This cookbook, trim&TERRIFIC GULF COAST FAVORITES cookbook  includes super-simple southern recipes to enjoy in your own home, wherever you live.

Easter King Cake and Kid’s love to help

Made with crescent rolls and pink food coloring(sometimes you can find pastel food coloring) for the icing-you can even let the kids make this one for you.  Fun and fantastic, for adults and kids, this is a recipe you will make over and over.  My website has tons more healthy, easy recipes for everyday cooking!  All you need is green food coloring, a few minutes to put together and you have an an amazing St. Patrick’s Day Dessert.

 Watch me make my King Cake!!!   YouTube Preview Image

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King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling from trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites (all your Louisiana favorites-healthier).  Check out  YouTube video to watch me making this delicious treat!

Halloween use orange & black, Thanksgiving use autumn colors, Christmas use holiday colors, Valentine’s Day go pink, St. Paddy’s Day go green and Easter’s pastel colors for your icing instead of Mardi Gras colors.

Makes 16 servings

2 (8-ounce) cans reduced-fat crescent rolls
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 10-inch round pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Separate crescent rolls at perforations, into 16 slices. Place slices around prepared pan with points in center. About halfway down from points, press seams together.
3. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Spread on dough in center where seams have been pressed together.
4. In another small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over cream cheese. Fold dough points over filling, then fold bottom of triangle over points forming a circular roll like a king cake.
5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly, drizzle with colored Mardi Gras Icing.

Easter King Cake Icing:

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1-2 tablespoons skim milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pink or Pastel food coloring

1. In small bowl, combine all ingredients.   Drizzle over baked cooled cake.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 184 Calories from fat 36% Fat 7 g Saturated Fat 3 g Cholesterol 9 mg Sodium 275 mg Carbohydrate 26 g Dietary Fiber 0 g Sugars 16 g Protein 3 g Diabetic Exchanges 11/2 carbohydrate 11/2 fat

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Green! St Patrick’s Day Frozen Pistachio Pie

One thing comes to mind when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day – Green! I love to serve green foods on the March 17th holiday, and the Frozen Pistachio Pie is a fun and delicious way to eat green!

Decorating is a snap too – now that Mardi Gras has passed, just separate out all of those green beads and fill up various sizes of glass containers for a festive centerpiece.

Frozen Pistachio Pie from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook

This pie, laced with nuts in a chocolate crust and topped with hot fudge, is refreshingly indulgent.

Makes 8 servings

1 1/2 cup crushed chocolate graham crackers
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup chopped pistachios or cashews
1 quart fat free vanilla ice cream or yogurt, softened
1 (4-serving) instant pistachio flavored pudding and pie filling
1/2 cup chocolate fat free fudge topping, warmed

1. Preheat oven 375°F.
2. In 9-inch pie plate, stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter, press on bottom and up sides. Bake 8 – 10 minutes. Cool completely.
3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, quickly combine the pistachios, ice cream, and pudding until well mixed. Transfer mixture into cooled crust.  Freeze, covered for at least 4 hours or until firm.  Serve with warmed chocolate fudge topping on each slice.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 339, Protein (g) 6, Carbohydrate (g) 63, Fat (g) 8, Calories from Fat (%) 21, Saturated Fat (g) 3, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 11, Sodium (mg) 441, Diabetic Exchanges: 4 other carbohydrate, 2 fat

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Spinach Artichoke Dip – Delicious GREENS

Spinach Artichoke Dip  Spinach Artichoke Dip St. Paddy’s Day Favorite

Do you have a St. Patrick’s Day parade where you live? Here in Baton Rouge it is a great neighborhood parade that turns into a pretty big deal. And if you live on or near the route you better have a few snacks as you are sure to have some parade revelers as guests. Solve your party food, appetizer, and finger food needs!

BEST Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe!

My quick, popular version of Spinach Artichoke Dip is really hard to beat, try it if you doubt me. What’s different?  Well, start with a creamy white sauce and the combination of creamy, rich Brie with Parmesan makes an unbeatable flavor plus the recipe is trim and terrific!! No guilt with this recipe so enjoy your greens for St. Paddy’s Day or March is National Nutrition Month!  Serve with pita chips or vegetables, like red pepper squares, cucumber rounds and carrots.

Spinach Artichoke Dip Doubles as a Veggie

Have extra Spinach Artichoke dip, just serve with your next meal as a creamy spinach side.  Did you know this fabulous dip also freezes? I love when I have extra dip because I freeze in a zip-lock freezer-friendly plastic bag to pull out when I have the munchies.

Spinach Artichoke Dip from Holly Clegg’s Trim & Terrific Gulf Coast Favorites

Makes 20 (1/4-cup) servings

1 onion, chopped
1/3 cup  all-purpose flour
2 cups skim milk
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 (10-ounce) boxes frozen  chopped spinach, thawed and drained
4 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed and cubed
1/3 cup grated  Parmesan cheese
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
Dash cayenne
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a nonstick pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté onion until tender. Stir in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, heating until bubbly and thickened.

2. Add garlic, spinach, Brie, and Parmesan cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Stir in artichokes, cayenne and season to taste.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 54 Calories from fat 34% Fat 2g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 7mg Sodium 125mg Carbohydrate 5g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 2g Protein 4g Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 lean meat

For more Louisiana southern recipes visit my website www.hollyclegg.com

St. Patrick’s Day Dessert: BEST Recipe EVER Goes GREEN!! Homemade King Cake with Crescent Rolls

St. Patrick's Day Dessert

St. Patrick’s Day Dessert-Try Homemade Mardi Gras King Cake

For your St. Patrick’s Day dessert, make this holiday special with this easy-to-make King Cake recipe with crescent rolls.  Just “go green” with my most popular recipe and my very favorite addiction, EASY KING CAKE. With a luscious cream cheese with cinnamon and brown sugar filling, it doesn’t get much better than this yummy recipe you can quickly whip up at home. For brunch, snack or dessert, this is an amazing treat.

My Most Requested Recipe Makes Great St. Patrick’s Day Dessert

I turn to my book with Louisiana and southern recipes, Gulf Coast Favorites for my most requested recipe, my king cake made with crescent rolls and ingredients you probably have in your kitchen.!!  People all over say they prefer this easy and fun-to-make king cake more than the bought ones!!!!!   This cookbook, trim&TERRIFIC GULF COAST FAVORITES cookbook  includes super-simple southern recipes to enjoy in your own home, wherever you live.

St. Patrick’s Day King Cake and Kid’s love to help

Made with crescent rolls and green food coloring for the icing-you can even let the kids make this one for you.  Fun and fantastic, for adults and kids, this is a recipe you will make over and over.  My website has tons more healthy, easy recipes for everyday cooking!  All you need is green food coloring, a few minutes to put together and you have an an amazing St. Patrick’s Day Dessert.

 Watch me make my King Cake!!! YouTube Preview Image

SHOP with Promo code LA25  (25%off) for Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook-all healthier! for best Louisiana cookbook with easy, healthier favorite recipes!

King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling from trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites (all your Louisiana favorites-healthier).  Check out  YouTube video to watch me making this delicious treat!

Halloween use orange & black, Thanksgiving use autumn colors, Christmas use holiday colors, Valentine’s Day go pink, St. Paddy’s Day go green and Easter’s pastel colors for your icing instead of Mardi Gras colors.

Makes 16 servings

2 (8-ounce) cans reduced-fat crescent rolls
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 10-inch round pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Separate crescent rolls at perforations, into 16 slices. Place slices around prepared pan with points in center. About halfway down from points, press seams together.
3. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Spread on dough in center where seams have been pressed together.
4. In another small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over cream cheese. Fold dough points over filling, then fold bottom of triangle over points forming a circular roll like a king cake.
5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly, drizzle with colored Mardi Gras Icing.

St. Patrick’s Day Icing:

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1-2 tablespoons skim milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Green food coloring

1. In small bowl, combine all ingredients.   Drizzle over baked cooled cake.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 184 Calories from fat 36% Fat 7 g Saturated Fat 3 g Cholesterol 9 mg Sodium 275 mg Carbohydrate 26 g Dietary Fiber 0 g Sugars 16 g Protein 3 g Diabetic Exchanges 11/2 carbohydrate 11/2 fat

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Spiced Walnuts & Omega 3’s Love Your Heart

Spiced Walnuts or Pecans

Spiced Walnuts or Pecans

Did you know walnuts are great source of Omega 3 fatty acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for the body to work properly and we must get them through our diet since they are not made in the body. From reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and lowering cholesterol, to reducing joint pain from inflammation; research supports a long list of health benefits from eating foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids.  That’s why I devoted a chapter  to Omega-3 rich foods in my new arthritis cookbook!

Walnuts Offer more than just a great tasting nut

We understand we need to include more omega 3 fatty acids in our diet; however, sometimes it can be overwhelming figuring out what to eat.  You might not realize how simply you can get this power packed nutrient into your everyday life.  You have been hearing for years that nuts make a great snack, and one reason is because walnuts are a rich source of omega-3’s.  Put together a nut medley snack, toss walnuts in salads for a nice crunch, or layer with yogurt.  I like to toast walnuts to enhance that wonderful nutty flavor or make your own Spiced Walnuts. They also make delicious gifts,Especially during the holidays – just put some in a glass jar or a festive canister for an easy, enjoyed-by-all gift!

SPICED WALNUTS (OR PECANS) from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook

Wonderful walnuts with a touch of spice, heat and sweet—toss in salads, serve on cheese trays or as a snack.

Makes 8 (1/4 cup) servings

2 cups walnut halves or pecan halves
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil

  1. Preheat oven 375°F.
  2. Spread walnuts on baking sheet and bake about 5-7 minutes or until golden.
  3. In small bowl, combine sugar, salt, garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne.
  4. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add nuts and stir to coat with oil. Add seasoning mix, stirring until nuts coated. Remove to paper towel to cool.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 187 kcal, Calories from Fat 82%, Fat 18 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 74 mg, Carbohydrates 5 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Total Sugars 2 g, Protein 4 g, Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 lean meat, 3 fat

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King Cake-Most Amazing Recipe plus Simple-to-make

Mardi Gras King Cake using Pillsbury crescent rolls

Mardi Gras King Cake using Pillsbury crescent rolls

Mardi Gras King Cake ranks high on everyone’s list

For Mardi Gras I always have company and I think everyone comes to have my most popular Mardi Gras King Cake.  I have had people say they like this recipe better than the ones you buy in the store.  And, honestly, you can whip this up in minutes with reduced-fat crescent rolls–no complicated yeast dough here.  Another popular recipe I always make is my Candied Pecan Brie i, a party staple at my house with rave reviews. Check out all my healthy Louisiana recipes!!

My Most Popular Recipe Ever!!!

No matter the time of year, this is probably my most popular recipe.  I keep it seasonal by just changing my icing colors to go with whatever theme holiday it is.  Starting with reduced-fat crescent rolls with a luscious rich cream cheese filling with lots of cinnamon makes this recipe hard to beat for the taste and it’s so simple.

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King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling from trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites (all your Louisiana favorites-healthier) Check out the YouTube video to watch me making this delicious treat!

Makes 16 servings

2 (8-ounce) cans reduced-fat crescent rolls
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Mardi Gras Icing

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 10-inch round pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Separate crescent rolls at perforations, into 16 slices. Place slices around prepared pan with points in center. About halfway down from points, press seams together.

3. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Spread on dough in center where seams have been pressed together.
4. In another small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over cream cheese. Fold dough points over filling, then fold bottom of triangle over points forming a circular roll like a king cake.

5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly, drizzle with colored Mardi Gras Icing.

Mardi Gras Icing:

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1-2 tablespoons skim milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Yellow, green, red, and blue food coloring

1.  In small bowl, combine all ingredients, except food color. Divide mixture into three bowls

2. In first bowl, add a few drops of yellow food coloring. In second bowl, add a few drops of green food coloring. In third bowl, add equal amounts of drops of red and blue food coloring (to create purple). Drizzle over baked cake.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 184 Calories from fat 36% Fat 7 g Saturated Fat 3 g Cholesterol 9 mg Sodium 275 mg Carbohydrate 26 g Dietary Fiber 0 g Sugars 16 g Protein 3 g Diabetic Exchanges 11/2 carbohydrate 11/2 fat

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Valentine’s Day Cookies for Kids (and the big ones too)

Valentine's Day cookies

 

Valentine’s Day cookies for me are my Blonde Brownies

Whenever I need to make Valentine’s Day cookies, I always go to my Blonde Brownie recipe from Too Hot in the Kitchen because a pan of brownies (to me) is easier to make than cookies.

 Valentine brownies so popular

This i fun Valentine’s Day cookie recipe made me the most popular mom throughout all three of my kids’ younger years of school. Now my teenage daughters make them themselves, and they are requested by all their friends. And don’t count out the adults, as they’re usually the first to grab a brownie.   Cut into small squares to please a crowd. Using Valentine M&M’s or theme your brownies.  Not just for Valentine’s Day, adapt for Easter and Spring though, make year-round using the season’s holiday colored candies!

Valentine’s Day cookies make a great gift but so does Too Hot in the Kitchen if you don’t like to cook!

If you want a fun gift-Too Hot in the Kitchen includes easy recipes plus chapters like foFood for the Mood, Table for Two, Quickies,Sweet Temptations,  quotes and good reading material

Blonde Brownies from Too Hot in the Kitchen

This is my go-to holiday bar cookie for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Easter to use holiday themed chocolate coated candies.

Makes 48 squares

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 2/3 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup skim milk
1 cup holiday colored chocolate coated candies

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 13x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, combine butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla.
3. In bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Gradually stir into sugar mixture alternately with milk. Stir in chocolate candies. Transfer to pan.
4. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Don’t overcook.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 30% Fat 3g Saturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 13mg Sodium 49mg Carbohydrates 15g Dietary Fiber 0g Total Sugars 10g Protein 1g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat

Terrific Tidbit: You don’t need a mixer for this recipe as you can stir everything easily in a bowl.
You can use semisweet or butterscotch chips year round.

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Easy Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing-Valentine Day Favorite

Red Velvet CakeRed Velvet Cake  favorite dessert any time of the year!

Whether for the holidays, Valentine’s Day or any time of year, Red Velvet Cake is one of my very favorite desserts and you must try turning into this simple, indulgent trifle for a crowd pleasing recipe.  I love the fact this delicious trifle is make-ahead, serves a crowd and gives you the “wow” effect when serving.  This Easy Red Velvet Cake plus other southern sweet tooth favorites are from my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook (yes, there is a story about this recipe).

Story behind the Red Velvet Cake or Trifle?

This dessert also holds one of my favorite “make-it-work” stories. When my Mother was making this cake for a family gathering, the layers fell apart. My motto is ‘if a chocolate soufflé falls, serve it as a chocolate pudding…never start over!’ She was upset, but I told her just to grab a trifle bowl, and the outcome was the most popular dessert of the night, Red Velvet Trifle. Add fresh fruit, such as red strawberries for a stunning presentation everyone will love. I can never decide which way to make it so the choice is yours!

Easy Red Velvet Cake from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or any special occasion, this southern classic never goes out of style. Take a short cut by using cake mix to effortlessly prepare a beautiful and deliciously rich luscious cake. And layer with berries, icing and whipped topping for the trifle version.

Makes 16–20 servings

1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix

2 tablespoons cocoa

1/4 cup canola oil

1 egg

 Red Velvet cake Berry Trifle

Easy Red Velvet Berry Trifle

3 egg whites

1 (1-ounce) bottle red food coloring

1 cup skim milk

1 tablespoon vinegar

Cream Cheese Icing (recipe below)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat three 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, cocoa, oil, egg, egg whites, and food coloring. In a small bowl, combine milk and vinegar, and add to mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 15–20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool layers on a rack and ice with Cream Cheese Icing.

Cream Cheese Icing

1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

3 tablespoons butter

1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugarRed Velvet Cake

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar and beat until light. Add vanilla. 

Nutritional information per serving

Calories 272, Calories from fat 29%, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 23mg, Sodium 246mg, Carbohydrate 45g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 35g, Protein 3g, Diabetic Exchanges: 3 carbohydrate, 2 fat

Terrific Tidbit: For another fantastic dessert option, turn this cake into a trifle by layering cake, cream cheese icing, and nonfat whipped topping in a trifle or glass bowl.

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Mardi Gras King Cake-Most Amazing Recipe plus Simple-to-make

Mardi Gras King CakeMardi Gras King Cake ranks high on everyone’s list

For Mardi gras I always have company and I think everyone comes to have my most popular Mardi Gras King Cake.  I have had people say they like this recipe better than the ones you buy in the store.  And, honestly, you can whip this up in minutes with reduced-fat crescent rolls–no complicated yeast dough here.  Another popular recipe I always have is my Candied Pecan Brie i, a party staple at my house with rave reviews.

My Most Popular Recipe Ever!!!

No matter the time of year, this is probably my most popuar recipe.  I keep it seasonal by just changing my icing colors to go with whatever theme holiday it is.  Starting with reduced-fat crescent rolls with a luscious rich cream cheese filling with lots of cinnamon makes this recipe hard to beat for the taste and it’s so simple.

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Join me in my kitchen to make the king cake!

King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling from trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites (all your Louisiana favorites-healthier) Check out the YouTube video to watch me making this delicious treat!

Makes 16 servings

2 (8-ounce) cans reduced-fat crescent rolls

4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 10-inch round pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Separate crescent rolls at perforations, into 16 slices. Place slices around prepared pan with points in center. About halfway down from points, press seams together.
3. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Spread on dough in center where seams have been pressed together.
4. In another small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over cream cheese. Fold dough points over filling, then fold bottom of triangle over points forming a circular roll like a king cake.
5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly, drizzle with colored Mardi Gras Icing.

Mardi Gras Icing:

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1-2 tablespoons skim milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Yellow, green, red, and blue food coloring

  1. In small bowl, combine all ingredients, except food color. Divide mixture into three bowls
  2. 2. In first bowl, add a few drops of yellow food coloring. In second bowl, add a few drops of green food coloring. In third bowl, add equal amounts of drops of red and blue food coloring (to create purple).
  3. Drizzle over baked cake.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 184 Calories from fat 36% Fat 7 g Saturated Fat 3 g Cholesterol 9 mg Sodium 275 mg Carbohydrate 26 g Dietary Fiber 0 g Sugars 16 g Protein 3 g Diabetic Exchanges 11/2 carbohydrate 11/2 fat

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