Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Day 094 - A Fruit-Covered Homage to Candleman

Currently Burning: Me Tarzan, You Jane

Victoria posted a video the other day of Matt (the Candleman) making a dessert. It looked amazing so I decided to attempt to remix it to something I would like :) Here's the video:

Since Matt only used strawberries in his, I decided to first add a few more fruit. 

In a medium bowl, I mixed blueberries



and chopped up Nectarines.

I then added about 1/2 cup of sugar to the top and mixed it well.

I covered it and let it chill overnight.

Next, I put 9 twinkies, cut in half longways onto the bottom of a glass cake pan. Probably would have been better with 10, but I don't know what happened to the last one ;)

I then chopped up 2 bananas and 2 kiwis and spread them out over the top of the Twinkie base.

In my stand mixer, I put in 1 8 oz package of cream cheese

and 1 can of sweetened, condensed milk.

I beat the mixture on high for a few minutes. 

After that, I folded in a tub of cool whip (mine had more space than it looked like they had in the video, so I went with the full tub to get more topping)

and spread it over the top of the bananas and kiwis.

I then put all of the fruit onto the top of the whipped topping (as you can see, I went a little overboard with fruit)

After 2 hours in the fridge, I had my own little slice of heaven! 10/10 Candleman!!!

Now onto the daily review!

Me Tarzan, You Jane (3): This is a dupe for the Bath and Body Works Brown Sugar & Fig. It smells exactly like that fragrance so if you'll love that you'll love this on even more! I remember the lotion having a very heavy perfume note to it. That pretty much goes away once warmed and this is a really sweet fragrance. The brown sugar notes coupled with fig and coconut milk is SO good! The throw is medium on this one. It is pretty good, but I don't think I'll be ordering a candle in it. 

Remember to keep those wicks trimmed!



  1. OMG...that looks delicious, but I'd be perfectly happy with just that awesome bowl of fruit!! :D

  2. "Cooking with Jason"!!!
    Loved it! I may have to try this dessert out!!! Drew is a fruit junkie so I'm sure he'd love to make a big ole mess eating your version!I

  3. I wish there was a lactose free version of this recipe because I am drooling right now. Looks delicious!

  4. YUMMO!!! I loved Candleman's version but I also thought of putting more fruit in...in an attempt to make it more healthy perhaps? I will Try this!