Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday: Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Coins

Hey Howdy Hey! Happy Sunday!

Trader Joe's review : Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Coins >>> part of a weekly-ish review series from bakeat350.net

Isn't this packaging so cute? Trader Joe's wins again for darling graphics. This almost (almost!) makes me want to go camping. Instead, I'll eat the cookies.

Bomb Pop-esque Cookies for 4th of July and a Texas Summer

Bomb Pop-esque Cookies for 4th of July and a Texas Summer

There's something I really love about a black-outlined red, white, and blue cookie. Exhibit A. That black just makes the colors POP (so to speak).

Bomb Pop-esque Cookies for 4th of July and a Texas Summer

I knew I wanted to make a version of Bomb Pops for the 4th of July this year...not the traditional version, but some funky ones.

4th of July Bomb Pop Decorated Cookie ♥ bakeat350.net

This one looks like the popsicle is wearing a star-shaped bow.

4th of July Bomb Pop Decorated Cookie ♥ bakeat350.net

Y'all know how I love a simple cookie, so that's just what these are...simple. For all of their simplicity, though, you get a lot of bang for your buck. It's that black outline.

Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday : Cream Cheese Brioche Pastries

Trader Joe's review : Cream Cheese Brioche Pastries

We're baaaaaaaaack!

Guys, I'm not sure what happened. We're still shopping at Trader Joe's. We're still eating all things Trader Joe's. We just haven't blogged anything Trader Joe's in a while. So sorry!

Trader Joe's review : Cream Cheese Brioche Pastries

We're diving back in with a review of Trader Joe's Cream Cheese Brioche Pastries. You'll find them in the freezer section. They come to two a box. Since I'm so out of practice, I forgot to save the receipt, so I can't tell you how much they cost. I will tell you that I didn't even LOOK at the price when I saw these in the freezer case. I love a cream cheese danish.

Red, White, and Blue(berry) Ice Cream Cake

Red, White, and Blue(berry) Ice Cream Cake ♥ bakeat350.net for @imperialsugar #sponsored

If you're looking for a festive 4th of July dessert that doesn't involve food coloring or strawberries and blueberries arranged in a flag pattern (not that there's anything wrong with those!), I have just the thing for you. A red, white and blue(berry) ice cream cake. It's SO CUTE! SO FESTIVE! SO DELICIOUS!

*this post is sponsored by my sweet (literally) friends at Imperial Sugar. ♥

Red, White, and Blue(berry) Ice Cream Cake ♥ bakeat350.net for @imperialsugar #sponsored

Maybe you've noticed an uptick in ice cream cakes and pies on the blog. (It's HOT in Texas.) Also, I can count on Mr. E going ga-ga for them...and he did for this one as well.

I forgot to mention...this little ice cream cake is easy peasy to make and perfect for a make-ahead. In fact, you MUST make it ahead. Going to the neighbor's house for a 4th of July party? Take this along!

Chocolate Amaretti Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Amaretti Ice Cream Pie ... one of our favorite recipes!

Let me tell you how scrumptious this ice cream pie is. I served it after dinner two nights ago and Mr. E exclaimed, "This is EASILY in my top 10 desserts!" The next day, he messaged me from work, "I should have eaten some of that ice cream pie for breakfast this morning." Last night after dinner, he said, "Did I tell you this is on my list of favorite desserts?"

Chocolate Amaretti Ice Cream Pie ... one of our favorite recipes! Easy to make and INCREDIBLY delicious!

Yeah. I guess you could say it's a hit. Not just with Mr. E, but with Jack and me, too. In fact, the three of us are about to finish this baby off any minute now.

Not only is it delicious; it's ridiculously easy to make. The crust is crushed amaretti cookies. Have you had them? These crispy Italian almond cookies are some of my favorites. My grocery store, HEB, sells them packaged, but they're not in the cookie section, they're with the Italian foods. Amazon also sells the same brand (in a case!) and I've also purchased amaretti cookies at World Market.


Start by making a parchment ring inside a springform pan. This will keep the ice cream from getting stuck to the sides of the pan.