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St. Patrick’s Day Slice

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This is just a fun and easy dessert I whipped up to start my St. Patrick’s Day recipes.  Stay tuned as there are many more to come!  This is a minty slice of a dessert that can be made days ahead of time, and served to a crowd, or a slice or two at a time, as long as you wrap it well in the freezer.  The recipe itself is simple, and takes no time to whip up, but if you want to achieve the ombre effect, you will have to allow time for each layer to set up.

Fun fact: I actually made this dessert 1.5 times.  After starting the first recipe, apparently the luck of the Irish was not with me, as I unceremoniously tipped the entire pan out onto the floor after pouring in my second layer.  Stubborn person that I am, I started over from scratch.  Oh well !

On to the recipe:

  • 1 cup crushed crisp oatmeal cookies
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 250 gram packages of cream cheese
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp mint extract
  • green food coloring (I used kelly green paste food coloring)

Start by lining a loaf pan with plastic wrap, set aside.  In bowl, or as I use, a large baggie, combine cookie crumbs and melted butter until mixed, set aside.

In your mixer, whip cream cheese until fluffy.  Add can of sweetened condensed milk and mix, scrape sides of bowl.  Slowly add melted white chocolate and mix again.  Add whipping cream and both extracts and mix a few more times, scraping the sides and bottom of bowl once or twice.

Divide cream cheese mixture into thirds.  Leaving one third as is, pour into bottom of prepared loaf pan and pop that into the freezer for about an hour.  Go watch some TV or do some housework or something.

To the remaining two mixtures add green food coloring to result in two shades of green.  When the plain layer is firm, pour the lighter green layer on top and return to freezer.  Go walk the dog or read my blog 😉

When the middle layer is firm, pour remaining layer on top, then distribute buttered oatmeal cookie crumbs on top.  Return it to freezer and leave for several hours or overnight.

When ready to serve, invert pan onto platter or cutting board and allow to soften slightly.  Remove plastic wrap and cut into slices.  Can be returned to pan and rewrapped, covered in foil to tightly seal.

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