09.20.16

DESSERT HACK

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as an adult i get invited to a lot of parties and events that ask for you to bring something to pass, or pot luck style meals. i’m often the one bringing items from the whole foods prepared bar due to lack of time but i’m here today to show you an easy dessert hack. king arthur flour recently came out with a line of packaged mixes called essential goodness that offers the convenience of a boxed mix but without any artificial colors, hydrogenated oils, preservatives and as a bonus – they are non-GMO (which is verrry hard to find with packaged food!). -joanie

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we tested out the vanilla bean cheesecake bars which were delicious and served them with fresh berries, mint and a drizzle of white chocolate to make them worthy of your next dinner party.

what you’ll need:
• 1 box essential goodness vanilla bean cheesecake
• 4 tablespoons butter
• 8 ounces cream cheese
• 1 bag white chocolate chips
• fresh mint
• 2 cups strawberries and 1 cup raspberries

to assemble:
• follow the direction on the box to make the bars and put them in the refrigerator for at least three hours.

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• next, thinly slice 1 cup of your strawberries and arrange on top of your bars into desired pattern.

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• chop remaining strawberries and raspberries and place in a bowl (this is optional but we used it as a garnish once the bars were cut).  

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• to melt the chocolate either use a double boiler or pour a small amount of water in the bottom of a sauce pan on medium heat and put a smaller glass bowl on top with the chocolate in it. add the white chocolate chips and stir constantly until melted. spoon into a quart size zip-lock bag. cut one corner of the bag off and drizzle across your bars.

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ta-da! looks beautiful and couldn’t be easier!

p.s. all the mixes are under $5 and you can purchase them in-stores or online, here!

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styling by: joanie cusack and ivan solis
photos by: ivan solis

(this post was created in partnership with king arthur flour a company we support). 

5 COMMENTS

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    Helen says:

    This is going to be my new go-to recipe whenever I’m short on time and need to bring something to a party. It looks so pretty and delicious, and I live that there are no preservatives or artificial flavoring involved!

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

    designlovefest says:

    try the cinnamon puff muffins too, they are sooo good!

    Oh my that looks so tasty, a perfect end of summer dish!

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

    Skylar Allen says:

    these look SO good. And I’m loving that mixing bowl! Where’s it from?

    xo, Skylar
    http://www.styledbyskylar.com

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