Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Red, White, and Blue Desserts

For Independence's Day this past week I got on Pintrest and found some yummy treats to make and share for our family get together. I wanted to make something completely different than cookies and cake, so I found these pretty yummy recipes. Check them out! 

Red White and Blue Meringues

3 large egg whites, room temperature
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch kosher salt
Pinch cream of tartar
Red gel food coloring (such as Wilton)
Blue gel food coloring
Ziplock Bags
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.  Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the metal bowl of a stand mixer (or a regular metal bowl) add the egg whites, sugar and vanilla.  Place over a medium saucepan of simmering water.  Stir until the sugar melts and the mixture is almost clear.  
  3. Place the bowl into the stand mixer and using the whisk attachment, whip for 7 minutes on medium-high.  The meringue should be glossy and stiff.  
  4. Using a small paint brush, brush a line of red food coloring from the piping tip up the inside of the bag. Repeat with the blue on the opposite side of the bag.  Fill with the meringue and pipe into swirls or whatever shape you desire.  Place in the oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours.  Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.  Eat them.  Eat them fast before anyone else finds them.  

Check out my Pin here for the original recipe! Keep out of Humidity!!

Red White and Blue Creamy Coconut 
1 15 oz can Cream of Coconut (I found it in the liquor isle by Grenadine of Pina Colada Mixes)
10.5 oz White Chocolate, finely chopped or Chips
10 oz Unsweetened Coconut (do not use Sweetened)
Red and Blue Food Coloring

Double Broiler

In a double broiler melt the Chocolate Chips an Cream of Coconut together. Add the Coconut. Stir Well. Divide the mixture in three bowls. Add Red Food coloring in one bowl, and Blue to the second bowl, and leave the third bowl white. Grease a 8 x 11 pan (or close to the size) and press the red coconut mixture evenly into the pan. Then layer the white mixture on the red, then blue on the top.
Let cool in the fridge for a few hours then cut into small squares.

To see the original recipe with better details check out Hungry Happenings Here!

Red, White and Blue Crispy Balls

3 TBS Butter
10 oz package of Marshmallows
5 cups Crispy Rice Cereal
1 cup Strawberry flavored Apple Flakes
Blue Food coloring
1/4 tsp Blueberry Lorann Candy Oil 

In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Microwave cooking times may vary. Add the candy oil and food coloring to the marshmallow mixture. In an large bowl, stir in the Apple Flakes and Crispy Rice Cereal. Mix well. Let cool slightly. Spray your hands with cooking spray like Pam, and grab a small portion of the mixture and roll into balls. The Pam helps so that the mixture doesn't stick to your hands. 

Note: I used the original recipe for Rice Crispy Treats found HERE and substituted 1 cup of the Rice Crispy's for the 1 cup of the Apple Flakes. I got the Strawberry Flavored Apple Flakes at Walmart a while ago in their bulk food storage area. Now they do not carry the brand that I used so I am not sure where you will be able to find the apple flakes now. So 1 cup of Fruity Pebbles would work just as good!

Check out my Red, White and Blue Board on Pinterest here. It has some more lovely recipes and decorating ideas too! 


Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

These all look great! Isn't it fun to create summer holiday foods?

Kirstin said...

I love the meringues!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...