Spring officially begins on Sunday, March 20, which means many young women and men will soon be getting married. As has been the tradition for many years, the family and friends of the bride-to-be will host a bridal shower before the big event.
These showers, of course, call for snacks and refreshments. Since many of those called upon to plan the shower are also involved in the wedding, this can be a busy and stressful time.
So here are two delicious and easy to make recipes for Apple Crisp Dessert and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dip Dip that are perfect for serving in the shower, making this day a little easier. While the Apple Crisp Dessert is baking, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dip Dip can be made, allowing time for other preparations.
CRUNCHY APPLE DESSERT
2 cans (20 ounces) apple pie filling
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 box (15.25 ounces) white or yellow cake mix
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter, melted
Lightly grease a 9 x 12 inch baking dish or skillet. Cover the bottom of the pan with the apple pie filling. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar. Sprinkle the cake mix over everything, then sprinkle the chopped pecans over the mixture. Drizzle with melted butter, coating as much of the cake mix as possible.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. The dish can be served with a dollop of whipped topping or ice cream.
Chocolate chip cookie dough dip
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts
Graham crackers or chocolate covered graham crackers
Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed. Add the sugars; beat until well blended.
Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Serve with plain graham crackers or chocolate covered graham crackers Makes about 4 cups.
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