Saturday, July 27, 2013

Family Game Night Snacks Part 2 - Fruit Pizza, Brownies, and Fudge


If you are like me and you love to play games, then you probably host or attend game nights for family and friends. My exchange students will tell you that I could play Yahtzee every day. It's true. I love that it is a game of chance. Sometimes lady luck is on my side, other times she's not and that's O.K. 

I'm also a huge fan of Clue and Apples to Apples. None of these games made an appearance at my mom's recent game night, but I still had a blast. Before the party, I whipped up some quick desserts including a 10 of Hearts Fruit Pizza, a Brownie Dice, Tic Tac Toe Brownies and Game Night Fudge.


My fruit pizza was a snap to make. I baked up some store bought cookie dough in a small rectangle pan. Whipped together some cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and Cool Whip and spread it on the cooled cookie and topped that with heart shaped strawberries. 

The brownies were just as easy. I spread one Pillsbury Fudge Family Size Brownie mix into two 8 inch square pans. Yes, the brownies were quite thin, but that was perfect for these projects. They baked for about 18 minutes. Once the brownies cooled, I frosted one with more of that cream cheese frosting. The other brownie was cut into 6 round dots for the dice and into 9 small squares for the tic tac toe board. Then I got to snack on the scraps.

My last little treat featured some Dulce De Leche Fudge that had been poured into an 8 inch square pan, cooled, then cut into small pieces. I decorated them by pressing a playing card cookie cutter just part way into the fudge. That's it, they were so simple. 


10 of Hearts Fruit Pizza for Game Night

You'll Need:

1 baked sugar cookie rectangle (about 9 inches x 13 inches)
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup marshmallow fluff
8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
6-12 very large strawberries
1  inch heart shaped cookie cutter or knife
1/2 inch heart shaped cutter
"1" and a "0" cookie cutter

Instructions:


Beat together the cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and Cool Whip. Frost the cooled cookie. 

Slice strawberries in half from stem to tip. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter or a knife to cut hearts from the strawberries. You can just use the strawberry halves if you prefer, but I wanted my hearts to have a really nice heart shape. Cut some thin slices from a few strawberries and cut two small 1/2 inch hearts, two number 1's and two zeros. Pat the strawberries dry. 


Arrange on your frosted cookie to look like a 10 of hearts playing card. That's it. Simple right?

You can keep this in the refrigerator for a few hours. Best served the same day it's made, but believe me left overs will taste pretty good too. 

For directions to make the Brownie Dice, Tic Tac Toe Brownie, and the Dulce de Leche Fudge Game Pieces, read the post above. I doubled my batch of frosting when I made all three of the edible crafts for our game night. I had a bit of frosting left over, but that got used for another project. 

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24 comments:

  1. So creative, Beth! I love how these treats are simple to make yet so clever that your guests will be impressed!

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    1. The party guests did indeed enjoy them. A lot of times I bring edible crafts to parties, and no one wants to be the first to cut into it and mess it up. No one could wait to cut into these and some guests who arrived late only saw half eaten treats!

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  2. Adorable! Thanks, once again, for sharing! Sally

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    1. You are welcome. It is my pleasure to create these treats and share with all of you!

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  3. awwww man these are my kinda game treats! :>D i especially love the fruit pizza card. too clever Beth!

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  4. This is so awesome. Love your creativity!

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  5. Love how you made the strawberries into hearts - terrific idea!

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  6. Awesome of really love this especially the 10 of hearts!!

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    1. Thanks. It was my favorite of the desserts too.

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  7. Oh I'm lovin' those strawberry hearts so cute :)

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    1. Thanks, Linda. The strawberries did work perfectly on this dessert.

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  8. We used to play board games with my parents every night and then later with my cousins we played canasta and poker.
    Those were such a fun times. I don't play anymore :-(

    These are beautiful desserts I love the strawberry hearts, so cute!

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    1. You should get a board game out and play it again. It really is fun. We had game nights on Fridays when I was a kid. One of the four kids got to choose their favorite game and we'd play while snacking on popcorn.

      I love that my exchange students have enjoyed playing games as much as I do. They've even taken American games home with them to share with their families and friends.

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  9. Those are all so cool! Now I just need to find some people to play games with :)

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  10. Oh my gosh! These are so cute.

    I'd love it if you'd share your posts at my weekly link party, Manic Monday. Hope to see you there!

    Renea - http://cupcake-n-bake.blogspot.com

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  11. These are some of the most creative cakes I've seen, and how great for a game party. Well done!

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  12. These are adorable!! Pinning & Sharing! Thanks for linking up to TGIF. HOpe to see you linked up again tomorrow =)

    Beth

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  13. This looks amazing! Would never have thought of making this. Bravo! Very professional looking too.

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