Showing posts with label Dessert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dessert. Show all posts

March 7, 2016

Goobers - Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

I got this recipe from a friend back in high school so it's been around for a long time. She used to make it for all our cheerleading holiday parties. Her family called them Goobers, but I see them mostly known as peanut butter balls or buckeyes. Whatever you call them, they are good. 

1 cup confectioners sugar
1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 package chocolate chips
1 Tbsp vegetable shortening

In a small bowl, combine the confectioners sugar and cracker crumbs. 

In a saucepan, heat butter and peanut butter on low heat until it's melted. 

Let your dog lick the peanut butter spoon and laugh! 

Mix the sugar/crumb mix with the butter/peanut butter mix until mixed well. Roll into small balls and place on wax paper. 

In a small sauce pan, heat the chocolate chips and vegetable shortening on low heat until melted. Making sure you don't burn the chocolate. Once melted dip your balls into the chocolate until coated and return to wax paper.  Let cool in the refrigerator covered in wax paper for about an hour. 

Store in a container with a lid so they don't dry out. 

January 21, 2014

No Bake Granola Bars

Marley takes lunch from home about two or three times a week. They eat lunch at 10:30am so I want to make sure she's full to last her until 3:30pm when they get out of school. I saw these granola bars on pinterest and decided to try them out to see if they would be a good addition to her lunch. They were and I've made them several times since.

2 cups quick cooking oats 
1 cup rice crispy cereal
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix oats and cereal in a bowl. 

In a small pot over medium high heat melt the butter. Add the honey, brown sugar and salt. Stir together then leave it alone as it comes to a boil. Let it boil for 2 minutes.  During this time, you may need to turn the heat down a bit so it doesn't overflow, but be sure it keeps boiling.

After the 2 min boil, turn off heat and pour over the cereal oat mix. Mix together using a rubber spatula until well coated. 

Mix in any thing you want at this point. I've done peanut butter chips, M&M's, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips.  After those are mixed in press into a cookie sheet. Press firmly so they stick together.  Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes. Cut to serve. 

These are so yummy, but mine always fall apart, no matter how long I keep them in the fridge or how hard I smash them into the pan. I did notice the chocolate chips help hold them together a little because they had melted when I mixed them in and then hardened and that did help. 

January 9, 2014

Peanut Butter & Jelly Puppy Chow

There are so many different kinds of puppy chow flavors now. Of course, I want to try them all, but I decided to try out this recipe for the pb&j kind first. It was pretty good. I don't think I used enough peanut butter, but it all got eaten so it must of been alright. 

1 cup peanut butter baking chips
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
16 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cup white chocolate melts
1 cup strawberry cake mix (just the powdered mix)

First start with the peanut butter chow. Melt peanut butter chips, peanut butter and vanilla extract together.
Place 8 cups of the cereal in a large bowl and pour the melted peanut butter over it and fold until coated.
Put powdered sugar into a large plastic bag and dump in peanut butter coated cereal. Shake until coated in powdered sugar then dump out on a cookie sheet to cool.

Next is the jelly chow.  Melt white chocolate until smooth. Place remaining 8 cups of cereal in a large bowl and pour the white chocolate over and stir until coated. Put the strawberry cake mix in a large plastic bag and dump chocolate coated cereal into it. Shake until coated and pink from the mix. Pour onto a cookie sheet to cool.  Final step is to mix the two together.

October 9, 2013

M&M Cookie Bars

The other day I had the urge to bake so I decided to whip up these m&m cookie bars. I am so glad I did, well maybe my mind is but my body isn't because I could not stop eating them. They even stayed soft and chewy for a few days unlike when I make regular cookies. 

12 TBSPs butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled slightly
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsps vanilla extract
2 1/8 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 12oz bag mini M&M's, divided

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9x13 inch pan with foil, make sure the foil goes up the sides of the pan too.   Mix the butter, sugar, and brown sugar together. Stir in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Fold the flour, salt, and baking soda in until just combined. Stir in 1 cup of m&m's.

Pour batter into pan and smooth it out.  Place remaining m&m's on top and smoosh into batter a little. 

Bake at 325 degrees for 25-28 minutes. 

August 15, 2013

Cotton Candy Salad

This past weekend we had a small family get together with my cousins from my dad's side of the family.  I made veggie pizza which I've made before and tried out a new recipe for cotton candy salad.

1 can eagle brand milk
2 cups crushed pineapple, drained well
1 can strawberry pie filling
1 can cherry pie filling
12 oz. tub cool whip

Fold/Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Chill and serve. 

It didn't taste like cotton candy really, but it was still pretty good. I wonder if you could add those frosting cotton candy flavor packets to give it the right flavor? 

May 13, 2013

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake

I love me some cheesecake and some nutella, so what's better than combining the two of them?! This is quick to put together and so yummy!!

12 Oreo Cookies, crushed into crumbs
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed

Mix oreos and butter. Press into bottom of pie pan or individual dishes. 

Mix cream cheese and nutella with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Mix in vanilla. Using a spoon or rubber spatula mix in whip cream until it's all mixed in. 

Pour over top of oreo crust. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. 

May 8, 2013

Crock Pot Rocky Road Cake - Spring Pinterest Challenge Time

It's Pinterest Challenge Time!! If you remember back almost a year ago when I shared the Cinnamon Roll Waffles I explained the pinterest challenge that Young House Love and Bower Power Blog do several times a year. It's not really affiliated with pinterest, its just a way for them to share one thing they actually have pinned and done and allows their readers to share their creations too.  This time I decided to make Rocky Road Cake in the crock pot. O.M.G! It's amazing!!

1 (18.25-oz.) package devil's food cake mix 
1 (3.9-oz.) package vanilla instant pudding mix
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/4 cups milk, divided
1 (3.4-oz.) package chocolate instant pudding mix 
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels

Beat cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, butter, vanilla extract and 1 1/4 cup milk together with electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into lightly greased crock pot

Mix chocolate pudding mix and 2 cups milk together. Pour on top of mix in the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 3 1/2 hours.

 Pour marshmallows and chocolate chips on top. Cover and serve once they're melted.


It was delicious! We actually left the house while it was cooking and we ended up being gone for longer than planned so my cake cooked for 5 hours on low and it still came out fine. Just like with any recipe it just depends on your crock pot and how quickly it cooks stuff. 

December 28, 2012

Cheesecake Dip

I could eat cheesecake every day! So when I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I decided to make it to bring to my family Christmas. 

1 jar marshmallow fluff
2 cans cherry pie filling
1 box of graham crackers
1 8oz cream cheese (softened)
2 small tubs of cool whip

(I made this in a bowl because my 9x13 dish was being used for another recipe, but it would probably work best in a cake pan) 

Crush up one sleeve of the graham crackers and place on bottom of dish. 

In separate bowl mix marshmallow fluff and cream cheese until smooth (I warmed mine in the microwave to make it a little easier to mix) Then mix in the cool whip, one tub at a time. Place on top of graham crackers. 

Pour cherries on top (you can use any kind of topping you want) 

Use remaining graham crackers to dip! Enjoy! 

This was SO GOOD! My younger cousin said "you don't need the crackers, just use a spoon" So I guess he really liked it. I had some left overs and I may have eaten it with a spoon. 

July 20, 2012

Frozen Yogurt Drops

Remember when I said I was going to try to do a new recipe each day? I believe that lasted 3 whole days.  But, it's back!

I saw this idea on Pinterest and figured it seemed simple and yummy so why not try it out. 

All you need is some yogurt, I used Yoplait strawberry in the large container, a plastic baggie, and something to put the drops on that will fit in your freezer.

First, put your baggie in a cup so the zipper part is around the edges. Then pour the yogurt in and seal it up. 

Then cut off a tiny little piece of the corner of the baggie. I mean tiny. I cut mine to big and the yogurt was coming out to quickly.  Use the baggie like you've seen cake decorators do to put icing on cakes and make little drops of yogurt on your plate.

Place them in the freezer for at least an hour. Once they're all frozen just pop them off and store them in the freezer.

I think they are delicious! Marley didn't like them and Mike didn't really either. Which means more for me!