Celebrating Independent Seniors on Independence Day

 

Here at The Village of Bedford Walk we are all about independence. Our residents will live life their way. In observance of Independence Day we invite you to visit us on July 3rd.

Looking for a delicious recipe for your Fourth of July get together? We have some wonderful dessert options…
Ingredients

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • Blue gel food coloring
  • (2) 7 oz container marshmallow cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • Red no-tasted gel food coloring
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies

Instructions

  1. Mix together a white cake mix, eggs, oil and blue gel food coloring. I use gel paste because it is so concentrated. Press into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven and top with marshmallow cream. As the marshmallow cream warms it will start to spread. Carefully spread it out over the cake mix crust.
  3. In a large bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Add mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir until smooth. (If the marshmallows are not completely melted, microwave for an additional 30 seconds.) Add some red gel food coloring and stir until the color is even. Mix in Rice Krispies and gently stir until well coated. Drop by large spoonfuls over the marshmallow cream layer and carefully spread out evenly. I put my hand in plastic baggie with a little butter on it and gently spread it out. Finally, firmly press the top layer down into the marshmallow cream to really hold things together. Cover the bars and cool completely in the fridge.
  4. Before serving, remove the fridge and use a star shaped cookie cutter as a template for cutting out the stars.

 

And for a lighter & healthier option try the delicious below…

Watermelon Star Bites 

Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Preparation

  1. Cut the watermelon into 1/2 inch thick slices, then use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut the slices into stars. Place the watermelon stars in a single layer on a tray, and place in the refrigerator while you make the whipped cream. (The whipped cream will stay on better if the watermelon is cold).
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer or with an electric mixer, combine the heavy cream and powdered sugar, and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Top each watermelon star with a dollop of the whipped cream, add blueberries on top of the whipped cream.
  4. Store until ready to serve.

 Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size 2 pieces
AMOUNT PER SERVING:
  • Total Calories 100
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium10mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 9g
  •       Dietary Fiber < 1g
  •       Sugars 7g
  • Protein1g

 

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