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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cherry Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Cereal sales are one of the easiest to find at the grocery store, and I love buying them up whenever I see a great deal. One of the drawbacks to that of course, is that it can be easy to overbuy and then I'm stuck with tons of cereal that may expire before I get a chance to use it!

To combat this problem, I like to get a little creative in the kitchen and switch up my usual desert recipes to include some of the cereal I have sitting around in the pantry. Here is one of my favorite (and super-easy) recipes for chocolate-flavored cereal.

Cherry Chip Cheesecake Bars

Cherry Chip Cheesecake BarsMakes 12-15 Bars


  • 6 cups Cocoa Puffs cereal
  • 1 container (24.3 ounces) Philadelphia Ready-to-Eat Cheesecake Filling (bring to room temperature before using)
  • 1 21-ounce can cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4-cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Crush Cocoa Puffs into small crumbs. (I put the cereal in a plastic baggie and crush it with a rolling pin.

Place crumbs in a 9"x13" baking dish.

Stir the melted butter into the crumbs until mixture is moist, but not wet.

Create a crust by pressing the crumb mixture down against the bottom of the baking dish.

Place the dish in the oven and bake the crust at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes.

Cool the crust on the counter for 20 minutes.

Spread cheesecake filling over the crust after it has cooled. If you allow the cheesecake filling to come to room temperature, it will be much easier to spread.

Spread the cherry pie filling over the cheesecake, making sure to spread the fruit evenly over the entire dessert.

Sprinkle 2 to 4 tablespoons of the miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips over the cherries, adding more or less chocolate as desired.


Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post and, as always, my opinions are purely my own.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Walt Disney Sing Into Spring Contest

Want to show off your singing skills for a shot at Four 3-Day Park Hopper Tickets to Disneyland or Disneyworld? With this video contest, you can do just that! Make sure to scroll to the bottom so you can watch the Epic Disney Medley video by Peter Hollens and Alex G, it's amazing!


You have to be 18 or older to submit an entry, but you can be any age to be in the video entry! (In other words, minors are free to sing their hearts out as long as mom or dad submits the vid for them.)


This video contest is being presented by +One2One Network as they search for some fantastic voices among our Disney-loving followers! If you have a favorite Disney song you love to belt out in the shower - this contest is for you!


This contest is going on now through April 18, 2014!

Upload your video to the official contest page via the submission form. Are you using instagram to take your vid? No problem! Just hashtag it with #DisneySingIntoSpring!


Follow this link to go to the official contest page so you can pick a song to sing and find upload instructions.

Now that you've heard about the contest, take a moment to watch the incredible video by Peter Hollens & Alex G doing their famous Epic Disney Medley. (Don't worry, they aren't competing!)

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post and, as always, my opinions are purely my own.

Spring Photo Challenge 4/11

Colorful Easter Display at the Grocery Store