A Sara Lee MOMent :: Celebrating Josh’s Birthday {Giveaway}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on May 5, 2011

Disclosure – As a Sara Lee MOMent Maker, this post is part of a series on making family moments. Sara Lee has provided me with compensation and coupons in return for this post. Participation in this program is voluntary; all opinions are my own.

We just recently celebrated another birthday here in the Young family. Josh turned seven. SEVEN! I can’t believe how fast time flies by!

Josh is a big fan of chocolate, so I set out to find a new-to-us dessert that was big on the scrumptious sweet stuff just for him. I didn’t have to search long before I found the perfect recipe for a dessert using Sara Lee® pound cake.

I tweaked it just right and tempt you with the yummy result:

You know you’d like to try it!


3 cups cold milk
2 small instant chocolate pudding mix pkgs
8 ounce thawed whipped topping
1 cup chocolate syrup
1 10.75 oz Sara Lee® Pound Cake, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1 cup mini white chocolate chips

Pour milk into a large bowl. Add pudding. Beat with a wire whisk for 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Gently stir in whipped topping.

Arrange half of the cake cubes in a large serving bowl. Top with half of the pudding mix, drizzle with half of the chocolate syrup and add half cup of chocolate chips; layer a second time with remaining ingredients.

Chill for 3-4 hours before serving.

(My recipe was adapted from a recipe I found on cooks.com)

I hope you and your family enjoy this chocolatey dessert as much as we do! Let me know if you try it.

Win it!

Sara Lee would like to offer one of you FIVE full value coupons for a Sara Lee dessert of your choice, so you can create some special MOMents of your own! Leave me a comment, before 9pm (PT) on May 14th, letting me know what you would choose and why. Winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.


Searching for WONKA’s Golden Ticket Couldn’t be Sweeter

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on July 1, 2010

We are big fans of Willy Wonka candies around here…. While Ray and some of our kiddos enjoy the chocolate (especially if it’s dark), our other kiddos and I like the gummies. Mmm.

We just received our second box of sweet treats from Wonka’s new Exceptionals candies, and boy – are they yummy! We’ve been opening each bar with eager anticipation as we hope for a Golden Ticket to signify that we’ve won a trip around the world or any one of the other fabulous prizes. It’s like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory all over again.

willy wonka exceptionals

Guess what? I get to share the sweet love!

Enter to win one of two prize packs, each including 5 of each of the new WONKA Exceptionals chocolate bars and  one of each of the new WONKA Exceptionals premium sugar products. That’s 21 candy products in each prize pack!

Here’s how to enter:

Just leave a comment here on this post, before 9pm on July 16th, telling me about your favorite candy and why it is our favorite. Are you a dark chocolate lover, like my hubby, or do you prefer to nosh on sweet and sour gummies, like me?

Two winners will be chosen, at random, and notified by email on or around July 16th.

Benefited giveaway


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