I actually came across this recipe for Layered Dessert “Taco” Dip a couple of years ago and honestly, I don’t remember where I saw it. With my love of chocolate and desserts in general, I scribbled it down on a piece of paper which makes me think I was probably at the hairdresser’s or doctor’s office leafing through a magazine.
This is a sweet take on the popular 7-layer taco dip with each layer a sugary swap for the ingredients in the savory dip.
I increased the amounts of strawberries and kiwis in the original recipe but you can use less if you prefer. The focus of the dish is all the layers. This is an easy, colorful, no-bake dessert you can make with kids.
Young ones can whip up the pudding using the Mix-Stir while you dice the strawberries and kiwi with the Trimmer. The kids can also snip the jelly beans in half using the Super Shears. When it comes time to put the dip together, the wide, flexible blade of the Spatula Spreader will allow you to smoothly and evenly layer the ingredients into the pan.
The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for it to firm up a bit before digging in with the cinnamon-sugar pita chips.
Barbara Singer is our resident home cook and has been part of the Cutco family since March 1990. Barb has always had an appreciation and love for cooking which she attributes to her Italian mother who was an excellent cook. Barb has her mother’s recipe box which she refers to often. She enjoys trying new recipes and adding touches to make them her own and particularly enjoys baking, considering cheesecake to be one of her specialties. She uses her husband, children and co-workers as taste-testers for the new recipes she tries. Barb says she can count on them to be honest and let her know if it’s a winner or a loser.