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 […]

Cool Veggie Pizza

Ingredients: 2 cans  (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup  Miracle Whip 1 tsp.  dill weed 1/2 tsp.  onion salt 1 cup  broccoli florets 1 cup  chopped green pepper 1 cup  chopped seeded tomato 1/2 cup  sliced pitted black olives (optional) 1/4 cup  chopped onion Directions: […]

Spinach Ranch Dip

Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup ranch dressing 1 pkg.  (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained 1  carrot, shredded 1/2 cup  finely chopped yellow peppers Thin multigrain snack crackers Directions: Mix sour cream and dressing in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in vegetables. SERVE with crackers.

Party Shrimp and Veggie Kabobs

Ingredients: 2 lb.  uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined 24 small  fresh mushrooms 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 large  red onion, cut into 3/4-inch chunks 1 large  zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch chunks 3/4 cup Italian dressing 2 Tbsp.  chopped fresh cilantro 1 Tbsp.  each zest and juice from 2 limes, divided 3/4 tsp. […]

Asian-Style Turkey Bacon Appetizers

Ingredients: 8  uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined 16  snow peas 8 slices uncured turkey bacon, cut crosswise in half 1/2 cup Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing 1/4 tsp.  crushed red pepper Directions: HEAT oven to 400ºF. CUT shrimp lengthwise in half. Place 1 shrimp piece on each snow pea; wrap with bacon piece. Secure with wooden […]

Barbecue-Bacon Party Spread

Ingredients: 2 pkg.  (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup barbecue sauce 1 pkg. fully cooked bacon, chopped 1 small  tomato, chopped 1/2 cup  chopped green peppers 3  green onions, sliced 1 cup  KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese Directions: SPREAD cream cheese onto platter. DRIZZLE with barbecue sauce. TOP with remaining ingredients.

Party Ham Sandwiches

Ingredients: 24 baked dinner rolls, cut in half 1/2 cup mayonnaise 12 oz. smoked ham deli slices 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) sharp cheddar cheese, sliced 1/2 small  red onion, cut into 24 thin slices 2 Tbsp.  butter, melted 1 Tbsp.   dijon mustard 1 tsp.  poppy seeds Directions: HEAT oven to 350ºF. PLACE bottom halves […]

Pinwheel Mini Sandwiches

Ingredients: 3  flour tortillas (10 inch) 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 Tbsp.  yellow mustard 6  slices american cheese 9 oz. turkey breast deli slices 9 oz. smoked ham deli slices 3 large lettuce leaves Directions: SPREAD tortillas with mayo and mustard; top with remaining ingredients. ROLL up tightly; cut each roll into 8 slices. Secure with […]

Party Cheese Ball

Ingredients: 28 oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened 18 oz. pkg. shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 Tbsp. finely chopped onions 1 Tbsp. chopped red bell peppers 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. lemon juice Dash ground red pepper (cayenne) 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted Directions: BEAT cream cheese and cheddar in small bowl with mixer until blended. […]

Old Fashioned Eggnog

Ingredients: 12 medium egg yolk 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar 4 cups or 1 liter of whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 1 tsp ground nutmeg, or adjust to taste 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Place the egg yolks and white sugar into the blender. Blend for about 2 minutes or until the mix […]

Artichoke Dip with Fresh Herbs

Ingredients: 1 cup light sour cream 1/2 cup light mayonnaise or salad dressing 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons) 1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts in water, drained, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup diced seeded […]

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