Desserts Recipes

Spicy Cocoa Glazed Pecans

Ingredients: 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar , divided 1 cup water 1-1/2 cups pecan halves or pieces 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 3 to 4 teaspoons chili powder 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray shallow baking pan with vegetable oil spray. Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and warm […]

Chewy Cocoa and Peanut Butter Treats

Ingredients: 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) Peanut Butter Chips 1/4 cup cocoa powder 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 6 cups crisp rice cereal Directions: Butter 13x9x2-inch pan. Stir together corn syrup and brown sugar in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture […]

Chocolate Mints

Submitted by Marlys B. Ingredients: 1 pkg. chocolate almond bark 8 oz. pkg. choc. chips 4 oz. unsweetened choc. squares 1 tsp. peppermint extract Directions: Melt together and mix well. Drop by tsp. onto waxed paper.

“Egg Nog” White Chocolate Bark

Ingredients: 4-1/2 pkg.  (4 oz. each) White Chocolate (18 oz.), chopped 1 can  (6 oz.) Pistachio Lovers nut mix 1/2 cup  dried cranberries 1/2 tsp.  vanilla 1/4 tsp.  ground nutmeg Directions: MICROWAVE chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until almost melted, stirring every 30 sec. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. […]

Peanut Butter Fudge Balls

Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter 1/4 cup milk 3-2/3 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups finely chopped peanuts 1-1/2 cups Semi-Sweet or dark Chocolate Chips 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) Directions: Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil; butter […]

Hard Candy Recipe

Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup light corn syrup ¾ cup water 1 dram (1tsp.*) flavoring, any flavor liquid food coloring (as desired) Powdered sugar (optional) Use of a candy thermometer is recommended Directions: Have all ingredients and tools assembled and within easy reach of the stove. The use of metal spoons and measuring […]

Almond Butter Toffee

Ingredients: 2 cups sliced or slivered almonds 3 sticks (1-1/2 cups) unsalted butter 2 cups granulated sugar 1/4 cup water 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 teaspoon LorAnn Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon LorAnn Almond Emulsion, optional 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (can use chocolate chips) Directions: Toast almonds in a 350°F. […]

Classic Caramels

Ingredients: 2 cups granulated cane sugar 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup half and half 1 cup milk 1 cup butter 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract Whole pecans (optional) Course-ground sea salt (optional) Directions: Butter a 9 x 13 inch pan. Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, half […]

Crockpot Candy

Ingredients: 32 oz. dry roasted peanuts 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips 4 oz. German’s sweet chocolate (Baker’s Brand) 32 oz. white chocolate candy chips (Hershey’s vanilla) Directions: Layer in order in the crock-pot, do not stir. Cook on low for 2 hours. Do not stir and do not take the lid off during cooking. When […]

Festive Fudge Recipe

Ingredients: 3 cups (1-1/2 pkgs., 12 oz. each) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) Dash salt 1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions: Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed […]

Festival Winning Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients: 2 pie crusts 2 1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes (2 large or 3 medium) 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 cup evaporated milk 2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir together ingredients, adding syrup last. Pour into […]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Ingredients: 12 slices  cinnamon-raisin bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups) 4 eggs 1 cup  milk 1 can  (15 oz.) pumpkin 1 cup  plus 2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar, divided 1 tsp.  pumpkin pie spice, divided 1 tsp.  vanilla 1/2 cup  chopped pecans 1/2 cup  sour cream 1 cup  thawed whipped topping 1/4 cup  maple-flavored […]

Pumpkin Spice Roll

Ingredients: 3/4 cup  plus 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar, divided 3/4 cup  flour 1-1/2 tsp.  pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp.  baking powder 1/4 tsp.  salt 3  eggs 1 cup  granulated sugar 3/4 cup  canned pumpkin 1 cup  chopped walnuts 4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups  thawed whipped topping Directions: Heat oven […]

Pumpkin Caramel Cream Pudding

Pudding Ingredients: 4 – eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups half-and-half 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Dash salt Topping Ingredients: 2 tablespoons dark brown Sugar 1 tablespoon chopped pecans 1 tablespoon butter, softened Directions: Heat oven to 325°F. Put large pan or teakettle of water on to boil. Beat […]

Blueberry Crisp

Ingredients: 4 cups – fresh blueberries (2 pints) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup – whole wheat flour 1 cup – rolled oats 1 teaspoon – ground cinnamon 1/4 cup – margarine (1/2 stick) 4 tablespoons – canola oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a lightly greased 10-inch round or 9 X […]

No Fail Pie Crust

Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 cup shortening (Not butter!) 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vinegar About 6-7 tablespoons ice water Directions: Combine dry ingredients and cut shortening in with a pastry blender or two knives. In electric blender: mix egg, vinegar and water. Add to other ingredients, stirring […]

Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie

Ingredients: 4 apple (large, peeled, cored, and sliced) 2 1/2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen) 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour (all purpose) 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 1 pie crust (prepared) Directions: Stir all ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl and place in a 10-inch deep dish pie pan. Place one pie […]

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Ingredients: 1 cup gingersnaps (finely crumbed, or graham crackers) 3 tablespoons butter (unsalted, melted) 2 packages cream cheese (8 oz, light, softened) 1 cup sweet potatoes (mashed, peeled and cooked) 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon orange peel (finely shredded) 1 teaspoon vanilla 5 egg whites 1 cup milk (evaporated) […]

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp.  butter 3 small apples, peeled, chopped (about 3 cups) 25 individually wrapped caramels (approx. 6-7 oz.) 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk, divided 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 4  eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 3/4 lb. unsliced white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups) 1/2 cup  dried […]

Frightening Witch’s Finger Cookies

Ingredients: 1-1/4 cups sliced almonds, divided 4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup  butter, softened 3/4 cup  powdered sugar 1 tsp.  almond extract 1/4 tsp.  salt 1-1/2 cups  flour Directions: HEAT oven to 325ºF. RESERVE 40 nuts for later use; process remaining nuts in food processor until finely ground. Beat next […]

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