Introduction: Game Night Desserts

About: I am a blogger ( and author of Hungry Halloween, a Halloween cookbook, and I am passionate about creating chocolate and edible art (themed cuisine) for holidays and special occasions.

We have game nights once a month, and each time I have fun playing in my kitchen before the games even get started.  Last month I made a 10 of Hearts Fruit Pizza, a Brownie Dice, a Brownie Tic Tac Toe Board and some Playing Card Fudge. The best part, aside from all the compliments I got, was that these desserts were so easy to make, yet looked amazing on my dessert table. 

Step 1: 10 of Hearts Fruit Pizza

You'll Need:

1 baked sugar cookie rectangle (about 9 inches x 13 inches)
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup marshmallow fluff
8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
6-12 very large strawberries
1  inch heart shaped cookie cutter or knife
1/2 inch heart shaped cutter
"1" and a "0" cookie cutter

Step 2: Instructions:

Beat together the cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and Cool Whip. Frost the cooled cookie.

Slice strawberries in half from stem to tip. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter or a knife to cut hearts from the strawberries. You can just use the strawberry halves if you prefer, but I wanted my hearts to have a really nice heart shape. Cut some thin slices from a few strawberries and cut two small 1/2 inch hearts, two number 1's and two zeros. Pat the strawberries dry.

Arrange on your frosted cookie to look like a 10 of hearts playing card. That's it. Simple right?

You can keep this in the refrigerator for a few hours. Best served the same day it's made, but believe me left overs will taste pretty good too.

Step 3: Brownie Dice, Brownie Tic Tac Toe Board, and Playing Card Fudge

You'll Need:

2 - baked 8 inch brownies
1 cup white frosting
1 1/4 inch round cookie cutter
pastry bag or zip top bag
small heart, diamond, spade, and club cookie cutters

Place one of the 8 inch brownies on a serving dish. Frost it with white frosting, reserving a small amount of frosting for the tic tac toe board. Cut 3 rounds from the remaining brownie. Cut each of those rounds in half so you have 6 thinner rounds. Top the frosted brownie with the 6 round brownie pieces, arranging them in a dice pattern. 

Cut 9 small squares from the remaining brownie. Arrange on a plate in three rows of three. Fill pastry bag or zip top bag with the reserved white frosting. Snip off the tip and pipe X's and O's on the squares to create a tic tac toe board.

You'll have some scraps of brownies left, so enjoy a little snack. You know you want to!

Cut your fudge into small rectangles. On each piece of fudge, gently press one of the playing card shaped cutters into the top half of the fudge. Remove the cutter, just leaving an impression of the heart, diamond, spade, or club. Arrange fudge on a serving dish. 

Arrange your table with your desserts and some pieces from games. 

Have fun!

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