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.
The “grey stuff”
- 4 oz butter, softened
- 4 oz ounces cream cheese, softened
- 3-4 tbsp milk
- 2 c 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!
"Mickey’s Magic Mousse”
- 3/4 c heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/3 c prepared coffee
- 1 c 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!