Happy Wednesday, foodie friends!
You are going to find a heaping sprinkle of pixie dust in today’s post, as I’ve done not just one but TWO in-home recipes with a Disney theme!
The first is an easy version of the “grey stuff” , a popular dessert served at the Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom.
The first time I tried it, I knew I had to figure out how to make it myself!
I’ve made it a few times, but this quarantine time has provided more opportunities to experiment with it. This version can be used as a creamy dip or spread on toast, crackers, cookies, fruit , or pretzels. Those are just my ideas, I’m sure you can find your own favorite dippers.
Try the “grey stuff” yourself, at home!
Ingredient list for the “Grey Stuff”:
4 ounces butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3-4 tablespoons milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
10-12 crushed sandwich cookies (I used Oreo)
Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl except crushed cookies. Blend together until smooth and creamy (you can use stand mixer or hand mixer ) .
Gently fold in the crush cookies, until blended and grey in color! Serve in bowl as a dip, or keep in container and take out of fridge as a spread.
You can also use this to top cupcakes!
My next Disney at home treat is something I call “Mickey’s Magic Mousse” and its a cute little mason jar layered with chocolate mousse and Oreo crumbles. The magic is in how fast it disappears!
For the mousse you’ll need :
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup prepared coffee
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a saucepan, add 1/4 cup of the whipping cream, the sugar and the coffee. Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and mixture simmers; remove from heat.
Now add the chocolate chips, stir until chips are melted. Add in the vanilla. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until serving time.
In the meantime, whip the remaining 1/2 cup whipping cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate until blended.
To serve, you can layer in a mason jar, alternating layers of mousse and crushed Oreo cookies. Or, serve in bowl and top with crushed cookies. You can add the not-so-hidden Mickey of top by using chocolate chips for ears and a chocolate candy disk for the head.
Have a sweet rest of the week!