NOT YOUR MAMA'S KITCHEN: Irish mouths are smiling
Last Modified: March 12. 2013 11:44PM
Booze and breakfast.
It's all I've been thinking about, not only because of this week's cover story, but due to the fact that it happened last Saturday and will probably occur again this Saturday thanks to back-to-back St. Patrick's Day parade weekends.
When Pinterest gave me the opportunity to pair the two again, I just couldn't stop myself.
Irish style dirt cake is not only simple to make, it involves two of my favorite things: Bailey's Irish Cream and Lucky Charms.
Beat together French vanilla yogurt, white chocolate pudding mix, and Bailey's until it's whippy and light. If this is a family-friendly recipe, use milk instead of Bailey's.
Also, if you'd like to make this somewhat healthier, utilize sugar-free pudding mix and healthy yogurt. Or you don't have to, like me, and you can just have a sugar attack when it's all over. I swear the shakes stop after a couple of hours.
Skim off about a cup of the cream mixture and set aside.
Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave (in 30-second bursts to avoid burning the hell out of the chocolate), then slowly pour the melted chocolate into the larger portion of the cream mixture and beat until mixed thoroughly. Tint this with green food coloring; I started off with two drops and went from there.
Grab some mini truffle cups (adorable, right?), spoon some whipped mixture into the bottom, top with Lucky Charms, spoon more green stuff on top of that, then top it all off with the white Irish cream mix you set aside earlier and a couple cereal marshmallows.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you, from a silly Polish girl who's obviously been as Irish as possible over the past week thanks to some Guinness and Jameson.
IRISH STYLE DIRT CAKE
Couresty of: quick-dish.tablespoon.com
2 six-ounce of cartons Yoplait French Vanilla Yogurt
1 one-ounce packet of sugar-free white chocolate pudding
1/2 cup of Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur (or 1/4 cup of milk to be family-friendly)
1 cup white chocolate chips, melted
1 1/2 cups Lucky Charms
Beat together the yogurt, pudding mix, and Irish Cream until whippy and light. Set aside one cup of this mixture for later use.
In a small bowl, melt white chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second bursts.
With your electric mixer turned on, slowly pour the melted chocolate chips into cream mixture until well-beaten. Tint with green food coloring.
Spoon several tablespoons of the green mixture into mini trifle cups, top with Lucky Charms, add more of the cream mixture, then top off with a thin layer of whipped topping and some Lucky Charms.