Desserts Recipes

Peppermint Patty Brownies

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups butter, softened 3 cups sugar 5 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup baking cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 package (12 ounces) chocolate-covered peppermint patties Directions: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a […]

Shamrock Pie

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 1/2 cups water 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon butter 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 5 to 6 drops green food coloring 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked Meringue: 3 egg whites 1/3 cup sugar Directions: In a large saucepan, combine […]

Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes

Ingredients: 1 package (2-layer size) German chocolate cake mix with pudding 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 bottle green food color 3 eggs 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract Vanilla cream cheese frosting Green sprinkles (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Beat cake mix, sour […]

Emerald Mint Milkshake Recipe

Ingredients: 1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream 1 cup milk Pure peppermint extract 1/4 teaspoon green food color Directions: Place ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and green food color in blender container; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired. Serve immediately.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Crispy Rice Marshmallow Treats

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons coconut oil 4 cups mini marshmallows 4 cups crispy brown rice gluten-free cereal  Directions: Heat coconut oil in a large saucepan over low heat until just melted. Add marshmallows and heat very slowly with little stirring, until the marshmallows are almost melted. Patience is the key here. Stir gently until the marshmallows […]

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 1 egg (or 1 egg replacer, mix and set aside) 1/2 cup butter (or trans-free margarine or lard) 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar packed 2/3 cup sorghum flour plus 1/3 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup defatted soy flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon soda 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 teaspoon Cook’s Powdered Vanilla […]

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Ingredients: For the fruit filling: 4 cups sliced apples 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon For the crumble topping: 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or trans-free margarine 3/4 cup of sugar or brown sugar 3/4 cup sorghum flour Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Slice apples into an 8 by 8 inch greased pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Combine crumble […]

Turkey Candy Place Settings

Ingredients: Betsy Wright of Newark, Ohio, writes these Turkey Candy Place Settings are a Thanksgiving tradition from her childhood and now for her own children. Turkey Candy Place Settings Candy corns Chocolate chips Fudge striped cookies Large chocolate balls or mint drops Directions: Set all ingredients out (if making with children, it’s best to have […]

Chocolate-Hazelnut Fruit Pizza

Ingredients: 1 whole wheat tortilla (8 inches) 2 tablespoons Nutella 3 to 4 fresh strawberries, sliced 1/2 medium firm banana, peeled and sliced 1/2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced Directions: Spread tortilla with Nutella. Arrange fruits over the top. Cut into four wedges. Serve immediately.

Pumpkin Torte

Ingredients: 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size) 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin, divided 1/2 cup milk 4 eggs 1/3 cup canola oil 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, divided 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed 1/4 cup Marzetti’s® Caramel Dip […]

Pumpkin Trifle

Ingredients: 2 to 3 cups leftover crumbled unfrosted spice cake, muffins or gingerbread 2 1/2 cups cold milk 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin 4 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant butterscotch pudding mix 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 2 cups heavy whipping cream Maraschino […]

Pumpkin Fudge, Submitted by Debbie Flinner, of Canton, Ohio

Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons pumpkin 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch 1/3 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 cup milk or cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Combine first five ingredients in a saucepan and heat until the mixture passes the fudge test. This test involves dropping a small amount of mixture into cold water and if it […]

Marshmallow Ghosts

Ingredients: 12 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows Chocolate decorating gel or assorted candies Directions: In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in marshmallows until coated. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper; smooth and flatten into ghost shapes. Decorate with gel or candies for […]

Cinnamon Candy Popcorn

Ingredients: 8 quarts popped popcorn 1 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 package (9 ounces) red-hot candies Directions: Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, corn syrup and candies; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. […]

Cinnamon Peanut Brittle

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 2 cups salted peanuts 1 teaspoon butter 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: In a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Heat, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes; stir. Heat 2 1/4 minutes longer. Stir in peanuts, […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened   3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips Directions: In a bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup quick-cooking oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips Directions: In a bowl, cream butter and sugars until light […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

Ingredients: 1 tube (16 1/2 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 2 cups cold half-and-half cream 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts Directions: Press cookie dough onto an ungreased 12-inch pizza pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 […]

Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 2/3 cup butter, softened   1/2 cup canola oil 1 cup sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix 3 tablespoons water 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 package (12 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips Directions: In a large bowl, […]

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, cubed 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips Melted semisweet and/or white chocolate, optional Directions: Melt butter in a microwave; stir in vanilla. Cool completely. In a large bowl, combine flour and confectioners’ sugar; stir in butter mixture […]

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