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Sadie Dishes

Rice Krispie treats.  Need I say more?

This has become my go-to option when I need a quick and tasty treat to share with a group.  Rice Krispie treats are always a crowd pleaser.  It’s a little disheartening because they’re so easy to make and yet so delicious.  To amp them up a little I try to mix in some interesting ingredients.  Just so it looks like I put some effort into the situation.  This time I went with coconut, almonds, and white chocolate chips.  A winning combination.

Coconut Almond White Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats

Yields approximately 18 muffin cup portions


  • 1/2 stick of butter (4 Tbs)
  • slash of vanilla extract
  • 1 16 oz bag of mini marshmallows (slightly bigger then the standard 10 oz bag)
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies (or generic equivalent)
  • 1 packed cup of coconut flakes
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 10- 12 oz white chocolate…

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Garbage Plate, meet Plate Wrap.

This is a subject near and dear to my heart. The Garbage Plate. Native and specific to Rochester, NY. With many takes and names and options, the Garbage Plate is the key to the heart of most Rochesterians. Although Health.com … Continue reading

Kitty litter, what?

Is it cake?

Ohh, yes my friends.
A childhood favorite of mine.

Growing up, I had, at peak, five cats living in my house. We were always cat lovers so the kitty litter cake was an obvious choice. I remember just being so excited (and scandalized) by the idea of this cake. Tootsie rolls microwaved and rolled out to look like poop? Totally cool. Scooping the cake slices with a litter scoop? That was pushing it for me.

Regardless, it’s a great cake, and with Halloween just around the corner, it has potential to be a great hit at your party!

Materials you’ll need: new kitty litter pan and scoop, and a plastic bag to line the pan. You know, give it that extra flare.

That’s just SO realistic!

Here’s the recipe from allrecipes.com (and with 4.6/5 stars out of 333 reviews, it’s sure to be a hit!!)

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 1 (12 ounce) package tootsie rolls


  1. Prepare cake mixes and bake according to package directions (any size pan).
  2. Prepare pudding according to package directions and chill until ready to assemble.
  3. Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in a food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup add a few drops of green food coloring and mix.
  4. When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 of the remaining cookie crumbs, and the chilled pudding. You probably won’t need all of the pudding, you want the cake to be just moist, not soggy.
  5. Line kitty litter box with the kitty litter liner. Put cake mixture into box.
  6. Put half of the unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until softened. Shape the ends so that they are no longer blunt, and curve the tootsie rolls slightly. Bury tootsie rolls randomly in the cake and sprinkle with half of the remaining cookie crumbs. Sprinkle a small amount of the green colored cookie crumbs lightly over the top.
  7. Heat 3 or 4 of the tootsie rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle lightly with some of the green cookie crumbs. Heat the remaining tootsie rolls until pliable and shape as before. Spread all but one randomly over top of cake mixture. Sprinkle with any remaining cookie crumbs. Hang the remaining tootsie roll over side of litter box and sprinkle with a few green cookie crumbs. Serve with the pooper scooper for a gross Halloween dessert.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 351 | Total Fat: 7.5g | Cholesterol: 0mg