Today I'm thrilled to have a generous guest post from one of my favorite bloggers, Heather of The Vintage Sheet Blog, a community she hosts to encourage creative women and support their small businesses. She lives at the beach (lucky!), successfully balancing family, working with special needs children, blogging and crafting.
I hope you all will Go! Visit her blog ~ you'll love it. Please also visit her Etsy shop, Facebook page, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Hi, I'm Heather Grow, the girl behind the curtain (or sheet?) of The Vintage Sheet Blog. I live in Huntington Beach, California. I love collecting vintage linens but I also love baking, so I'm super excited to bring all of you Retro Revival ladies a fun recipe for an easy dessert.
Orange Margarita Squares
For the Crust
1 cup crushed pretzels
1 stick of butter
¼ cup brown sugar
For the Creamy Margarita Layer
½ cup thawed frozen margarita mix
16 oz. cream cheese
2 cups Cool Whip or fresh whipped cream
For the Orange Layer
1.3 oz. box of orange Jell-O
½ cup boiling water
10.5 oz. can of mandarin oranges, frozen
2 cups of Cool Whip
Combine crushed pretzels (I used the rolling pin and Ziplock trick), butter, and brown sugar. Press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until slightly brown. Let cool.
Creamy Margarita Layer
Combine the ½ cup margarita mix with the cream cheese. Fold in the Cool Whip. Spread evenly over the crust.
Mix Jell-O with boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add the canned oranges and stir to combine. (*Just a note, the first time I made these my oranges were not frozen so I had to chill this mixture in the freezer for about 15 minutes.) Allow this mixture to set slightly for 5 minutes, then, fold in Cool Whip and spread over creamy layer.
Refrigerate 2-3 hours to set. Slice into squares and enjoy. They are creamy, refreshing and the perfect refreshing dessert.
Do you like my apron? I made it from a vintage pillowcase using Betz White’s 10 minute pillowcase apron tutorial. Guess what? I made one for one of Cindy’s readers so you can wear your apron when you make your Orange Margarita Squares.
Thank you for guest-blogging, Heather. This recipe looks delicious, especially for us since it's everlasting summer here in Florida. The apron you made is as sweet as you and the Margarita Squares! You're so generous to give it away to one of my wonderful blog followers!
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