These cool and creamy Peppermint Zebra Icebox Cakes are perfect for gifting!
I did not go Black Friday Shopping this year.
Partly because I was scared. Seriously, I saw a You Tube video of a huge mob of people hurting each other over $2 waffle makers.
And not to be mean or anything, but I got a good look at quite a few of the Waffle Mob members and none of them looked like they even knew HOW to make waffles.
And if they did, I wouldn’t eat them anyhow. I mean, one woman was in such a frenzy that her butt crack was hanging out the whole time. Gross. No thank you ma’am, you can keep your butt waffles. I’ll make my own.
The other reason I didn’t go was that I pretty much did all my shopping already. Except for my husband’s presents. Because he is the hardest person to shop for that ever existed.
For one thing, he already has EVERYTHING. And for another thing, the stuff he likes is stuff I know nothing about. Like tools and equipment for shooting animals. I don’t even LIKE going in hunting and man stuff stores. Hello, have you ever BEEN to Arkansas? The guys in those places scare me.
So. I decided to have my husband look online and make me a list so I could just go on Sears or Bass Pro Shops websites and shop from the comfort of my home, where I can be glittery and gun illiterate and not be judged.
Well. That was certainly a mistake.
My husband gave me his wishlist. Do you know what is on it? Among other things, a hatchet and a machete.
You would think that by now, he would know that a woman obsessed with Court TV and 48 Hours Mystery would never buy her husband a machete or hatchet. I can already see the title of my murder episode– “The Gift of Murder”.
And yes, it is perfectly normal to choose gifts based on #1 Their ability to take part in a murder and #2 Hypothetical title of murder show made after said homicide. Those shows don’t exist for no reason, you know.
So obviously, it’s back to the drawing board. I’m thinking about getting him stuff that’s pretend for him, but really for me. Like cozy throw blankets and romantic comedies. Very nonmurderey.
In other present news, I made these fun dessert gifts the other day. So so easy and inexpensive and they taste amazing. Have you ever had zebra ice box cake? The cookies and cool whip are layered and sit overnight, so the cookies get soft and cakey. I added peppermint extract for a fun Christmas-ey twist. Try them!
- About 30 Nabisco Chocolate Wafer Cookies (alternately, you could probably use Oreos that have been split in half)
- 8 oz tub Cool Whip
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (or more to taste)
- 6 half pint jars (I buy mine by the case at Walmart)
- Gently fold peppermint extract into the Cool Whip. Spoon a bit in the bottom of each jar and top with a cookie. I broke my cookies in half so they would fit, and overlapped the edges a bit. Repeat layers until the jar is full. Top with a lid and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- Tie with ribbon before gifting. Enjoy!
It really doesn’t get easier than that. I hope you love them!
Have a happy Monday and thanks for reading!