Can you believe summer is over? It seems like just yesterday, my boys were saying goodbye to their classmates and hello to summer. In a blink of an eye, summer is gone and school has started once again. My boys are excited to see their teaches, meet new friends and catch up with classmates they had not seen over the summer. It’s time to get back into the routine of things and part of mine is feeding my boys yummy snacks when they get home from school.
In the hubbub of things; meeting teachers, buying school clothes and shoes and trying to squeeze out ever drop of summer this last weekend before school starts, we head to Walmart to get school supplies and do my CollectBias shopping for simple snack recipes. Before leaving, I took the time to print this great $1.00 off coupon for 1 tub Cool Whip (any size) and 2 boxes Jell=0!!!! Hurry and print your coupon while supplies last! Isn’t it so sweet to save money on products, such as Cool Whip and Jell-O, that you use often to make your delicious recipes?
We shop often at Walmart, so much so, most of the employees know us by name. Once there, I go straight to the Jell-O, located on the baking isle, to get Jell-O Sugar Free Instant Pudding Mix and a couple of cake mixes. Then off to buy school supplies along with every other parent in town. By the looks of things, we all had the same idea to shop at the same time.
The last thing I do before checking out is #AddCoolWhip to the cart. Do you use Walmart’s new Save Catcher app? I have been using it one week and have saved over $12.00! Yes, I do tend to visit there often buying ingredients to make quick and easy snacks and meals for my boys.
We love Cool Whip at our house. My boys eat it on top of Jell-O pudding and pancakes, in and on pies, frozen desserts and by the spoonful….when they can get away with it. Oh yes, dip is a favorite, too!
And cookies! Did you know you can make Cool Whip Cookies? They are super easy to make. Granted, the dough is a little sticky to work with. However, dusting your hands with powdered sugar as you are rolling the dough, alleviates that messy problem.
These Lemon and Orange Cool Whip Cookies are easily eaten while doing homework. Feel free to change the cake mixes and Jell-O pudding mixes to make your favorite combinations. Chocolate or lime cookies would be amazing with the dip also, don’t you think?
White Chocolate Coconut Cream Dip
1 – 8 oz. container Lite Cool Whip
1 – 1oz. box Jell-O Sugar Free – Fat Free White Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix
15 oz. can cream of coconut, chilled
2 oz. Baker’s Premium White Chocolate, grated (chill for easy grating)
2 cups Baker’s Angel Coconut Flakes
Mix 1 box Jell-O White Chocolate Pudding Mix with chilled cream of coconut. Stir in 1 cup coconut, 2 oz. grated Bakers White Chocolate. Fold in 8 oz. Cool Whip. Refrigerate 2 hours or until ready to serve. Place remaining 1 cup coconut on a baking sheet. Toast, in a preheated 350 degree F oven, until light brown, 5 to 8 minutes, watching carefully and stirring a few times. Cool. Sprinkle on top of dip before serving. Keep refrigerated.
Cool Whip Cookies
1 – 15.25 to 16.25 oz. boxed lemon or orange cake mix
1 – 1 oz. box Jell-O Sugar Free – Fat Free Lemon or Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
3 Tablespoons egg white substitute or 1 egg
8 oz. Lite Cool Whip
zest of 2 medium lemons or 1 orange
2/3 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together cake mix, zest of 1 lemon or half zest of orange, Jell-O Sugar Free Instant Lemon Pudding Mix or vanilla if using orange cake mix. Stir in egg white substitute (or beaten egg). Fold in cool whip until incorporated.
Mixture will be sticky. In a bowl, stir remaining zest into 2/3 cup powdered sugar. Put hands in powdered sugar to dust, roll 1 teaspoon cookie dough into a ball. Roll ball of dough in powdered sugar. Bake 11 to 14 minutes until cracked and firm to touch. Cool on rack. Enjoy with White Chocolate Cream of Coconut Dip. Store in airtight container.