UNION, NJ – Fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members at Connecticut Farms School made some Venezuelan cream cheese dessert at their after-school club on Thursday.

Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader Gina Lisa-Fernandez said she walked through the process with the students, handed them the recipe, and they created their dessert.

The dessert consisted of mashed cocanas cookies at the bottom, a cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk middle, and topped with crushed cocanas cookies with a chocolate cookie stick.  Each student made two desserts – one to eat in the Club and one to take home. 

The afterschool club, running during Hispanic Heritage Month, concentrates on helping students share knowledge and experiences about countries where Spanish is spoken.  The purpose of the after-school program is to foster interest in Hispanic culture and to provide an opportunity to practice Spanish language and learn about the Hispanic culture in an informal setting.