I did however make a fruit tray for a Friday meeting and I wanted to share a tip about that and my Nanny's delicious fruit dip recipe. I had to call her and make sure I was getting the right ingredients! I am so thankful for my Nanny, and I am especially thankful that she is such a great cook. She and my mama, who is also an awesome cook, taught me everything I know!
Have you ever cut apples for a party only to have them turn brown before the party even started. Well, for a fun and tasty treat that the kids and adults both love, try shaking your diced apples in jello. Just wash and dice apples; place in large ziplock bag and add a few tsp of cherry, raspberry, or strawberry jello powder. Shake it up (my girls love doing this part), and wha-la...you have yummy candy apple treats. They do not turn brown, and the kids will eat their apples for sure. I pack these in my daughter's lunch box. Every time I take these to an event, they are wiped out and I get a ton of people asking me how to do it. My husband's family especially loves this treat, and requests it every Christmas. There are a few diabetics in his family, so I use sugar-free jello powder and splenda. Taste just as yummy and very healthy!
For my Nanny's fruit dip...
8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
3 Tbsp milk
7 oz jar marshmallow fluff
8 oz extra creamy cool whip
Beat the cream cheese and milk. Once combined, add in marshmallow fluff and beat until smooth. Slowly fold in cool whip with a spatula until well combined. Refrigerate and enjoy with your favorite fruit. It is so heavenly. My girls also like to dip graham cracker sticks in it. Yummy stuff!
I hope you will try these treats and your family enjoys!