I usually take at least two desserts, since not everyone likes the same thing. I took two gallons of ice cream (French vanilla and Chocolate) and hot fudge and caramel sauces. Easy peasy, something for everyone :)
I don't mean to be flip about this, but dancing and celebrating life are important even, or maybe especially, when you're fighting a life-threatening disease. How can it be anything but beneficial to have fun with friends and family who love you, to know that you are surrounded by people who want you to kick cancer's ass?
Having a support system with people ready and willing to do what needs to be done is key. I hope everyone has such support and love in their lives.
Making dessert won't save a life, but sharing food and camaraderie, dancing and singing, are a deposit in the memory bank to hold onto when times are tough and chemo is making you feel less than your best.
And now, the recipe.
Chocolate Cream-Filled Graham Shells (Makes 12)
2 packages of Graham Cracker shells, 6 shells per package
2 tubs of frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 3.4 oz package of instant pudding mix (I used vanilla, but you can use any flavor you like)
2 T hot fudge sauce
3 biscotti, crushed into crumbs
Mix the pudding mix into the whipped topping; divide the mixture into two tubs. Add the hot fudge sauce to one and stir to combine; reserve the other tub for a different use (Toasted Pound Cake with Caramel Cream - recipe posted 10/2/17). Refrigerate overnight.
Fill the graham cracker shells with chocolate cream. Top with crushed biscotti.
Refrigerate for a couple hours before serving.