Sweet Southern Confections

Monday, May 21, 2012

Again, It's been awhile...

Life has been crazy around here!
Year-end activities involving the kids,
keeping my antique mall booth stocked,
and we are doing some remodeling at the lake house.
Trying to get it ready for summer,
and renting! 
Miss, miss, miss my blogging! :)

Need a sweet, savory, and absolutely divine dessert for Memorial Day
or other Summer soirees?

Coconut Cream Dessert

Similar to Coconut Cream Pie, but made in a 13x9 Dish.

Coconut Cream Dessert Recipe

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbs. sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
4 cups milk
3 (3.5 oz) instant coconut cream pudding mix
1/2 cup flaked coconut (toasted coconut optional)

1. Combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in the pecans. Press into a greased 13x9 baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

2.  Beat cream cheese and confectioners sugar until smooth; fold in 1 cup whipped topping.  Spread over the crust.  In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes; let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.  Spread over cream cheese mixture.  Top with remaining whipped topping.  Sprinkle top with coconut. Refrigerate overnight.

Super easy, Super delicious!

personally, I prefer the dessert served at room temperature.

Just a few more Sweet Southern Confections...

My daughter had the opportunity to "Bake Cupcakes with the President of Meredith"
a few weeks before the Summer Break. 

The staff baker led the class on cupcake decorating,
 and the President, Dr. Jo Allen, decorated right along with the girls.

Below are a few of the cupcakes they made.

Great ideas....

These precious little birds are missing their yellow beaks,
which fell off in transit from college.

Cute, though, huh???

Sweet Summer Flowers...

Monogrammed and Sprinkled...

And for the kids, or kids at heart...

Cookie Monster and the Grouch!

Chocolate Chip "trashcan" lid!

...As always, if you try any of these Sweet Southern Confections,
~enjoy! :)


Linking Post to:
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm


  1. Rhonda:

    Now that is my kind of dessert - coconut and easy....

    Your daughter's cupcakes are adorable.

    Have a great week!

  2. Hi Rhonda! Good to hear from you again! The desert looks fabulous! I forgot about that one, now I'll have to make one! Thanks for the reminder! I bet your daughter had a blast making the cupcakes! Blessings from Bama!

  3. I know I would love that coconut dessert...it looks great!

    The cupcakes are fantastic!

  4. Hi Rhonda! Oh, we love coconut and this looks and sounds so good! Those are some darling cupcakes! I love those too.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Oh stop already! I'm on a diet- LOL! Everything looks so good! And so sweet! I know how you feel with the business of this time of year! I'm so ready for summer break. Hopefully things will slow down for both of us :) Have a great day!

  6. This looks great. I need to put the pin it button on my hubby's laptop. My computer crashed so I am without one at the moment.

    HOpe you are well.

  7. Those are SO cute!!! :) They look yummy!


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