Monday, August 7, 2023

Moonlight Moonshine: Poetry Monday


Butterscotch Biscoff Dessert (no bake) | recipe developed by Karen of | #recipe #dessert

Poetry Monday's once a week.
I bet you know which day.
I don't participate every time,
But today I've come out to play.

My friends assign each week a theme,
Moonshine's what they chose.
Now it's up to all of us,
to put our thoughts into prose.

Moonlight Moonshine

They'd been together forever,
she and her handsome young man.
Surely they would marry.
someday . . . when they can.

They talked about it in general,
not seriously, not quite yet,
the economy was difficult,
with money, they'd need to be set. 

But she was getting impatient,
would it ever be the time?
She'd marry him in a minute,
didn't care if they lived on a dime.

One day he broached the subject,
at least that's what she thought.
With his words he had convinced her,
and engagement ring he'd bought.

"I have something to tell you,
a decision that I've made.
It's about our future, and I
hope you won't be afraid."

"I have dinner (and dessert) for us,
then later, by moonlight,
I've someplace special to take you,
been working to make it just right."

Butterscotch Biscoff Dessert (no bake) | recipe developed by Karen of | #recipe #dessert
Butterscotch Biscoff Dessert (no bake)


Holding hands, they walked together,
through the woods on that dark night.
Doubt began to niggle at her,
this just didn't seem quite right.

"Close your eyes," he told her,
when a clearing they could see,
She knew that when she opened them,
he'd be down on one knee.

"Look, no more money worries."
Her eyes opened to what . . . a still?
"Moonshine, that's the answer," he said,
" . . . though I wouldn't drink that swill."

Shock doesn't even describe it,
this is definitely no wedding vow.
"Hand me one of those cups," she said.
"I think I need some now."

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Butterscotch Biscoff Dessert (no bake)         

Printable Recipe

NOTE: This dessert soft sets, so it works well served scooped out with a spoon as an option to slicing.

1 box (3.5 oz) butterscotch cook and serve pudding mix
1 1/2 cups milk
5 TBSP cookie butter
2 TBSP butter
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
10 Biscoff cookies
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme

OPT: whipped cream for serving

*Whisk together pudding mix and milk in a microwave safe medium sized bowl. Microwave on high for 6 - 8 minutes, whisking every 2 minutes, until it comes to a boil. Set aside for 20 minutes, vigorously whisking every 5 minutes.
*Crush the Biscoff cookies and set aside.
*Lightly grease an 8 X 11 baking dish.
*Melt the butter and cookie butter. Mix with the graham cracker crumbs until it holds together. Press into the bottom of the prepared dish and refrigerate.
*Lightly coat your beaters with non-stick spray. Beat together the softened cream cheese, marshmallow creme, and about 2/3 of the crushed cookies, then beat in the pudding mix. 
*Pour evenly into the crust. Sprinkle the remaining cookie crumbs around the edges of the filling. 
*Cover the pan (not touching the filling) with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing or scooping to serve.
*OPT: serve topped with whipped cream. 
*Store leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator.


  1. Replies
    1. At least he's thinking. Although maybe a bit too creatively.

  2. That's not the surprise she was looking for!

  3. I like the look of this dessert, no bake desserts are great

    1. Yes, they're especially appreciated in the hot summer weather.

  4. Now, that was a surprise. Just not the right surprise, and I wondered if she stayed with Mr. Bootlegger. Although, now that it's legal, I've tasted some OK flavored moonshine (from legal distilleries, of course).

  5. I believe he needs to rethink his choice of occupation. I don't believe jailbirds make good spouses.

    That dessert sounds delightful, i'm writing it out and i will pick up the ingredients soon.

  6. I adore Biscoff cookies. When I found those cookies a few years ago I found my new favorite cookie.

    1. We were first introduced them on an airplane, they were given out as snacks. We loved them, and now we buy them (and the speculos too).


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