Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Muddy Buddies

I always think of making these for any little party I'm having. They are an oldie, but goody. Perfect for a New Year's celebration!!

9 cups Corn Chex
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Melt together chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Stir until smooth. Add in vanilla. Pour over Chex cereal until evenly coated. Pour into a 2 gallon storage bag and toss with powdered sugar. DONE!! Simple and delicious.

Candy Cane Brownie Bites

Such and great Holiday treat!

1 9x13 brownie mix
20 Candy Cane Hersey Kisses
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 T heavy cream
5 original candy canes crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and scoop into mini muffin tin that has been generously sprayed with non-stick spray about 3/4 way full. Press kisses into the center of the brownie batter, but not all the way to the bottom, some of the tip should stick out the top. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Let cool completely.

Melt chocolate until melted and stir in cream until creamy and smooth. Dip tops of brownies in chocolate and then in crushed candy canes. Enjoy!

*From Picky Palate.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Apple Cream Cheese Tartlets

I was looking for a reason to use these crescent rolls and cream cheese I had before leaving for Christmas for 2 weeks. I came up with this little gem. For some odd reason I had these fried apples in my cupboard that I bought for something else about 6 months they sound a little weird, but work GREAT in this recipe!! It can work for either a dessert or breakfast.

1 can Luck's Fried Apples with Cinnamon
1 (8oz) cream cheese softened
4 T sugar
1/4 t cinnamon
2 cans crescent rolls

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 T milk
sprinkle of cinnamon

Open can of fried apples and with a knife, cut through all of the apples while in the can until cut very small. Pour into a bowl and mix with cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon. Press 1 crescent roll into each muffin tin with enough coming out the top to surround filling. Place 2-3 T into each crescent roll, folding the crescent roll around the filling till it closes on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove from muffin tin and drizzle with glaze. Enjoy!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Monkey Muffins

These are extremely delicious! They are a great holiday dessert, breakfast or brunch idea. I know I'm going to make them several times during the holidays! My dough raised A LOT and therefore were coming out of the pan. This is not how The Pioneer Womans looked and I was a worried that they weren't going to be as good, but BOY was I wrong!! I forgot to take a picture before serving them and had to wrestle the pan away from the guests to take this one before it got devoured. I will DEFINITELY be making these again!!!

Bread Dough (I used Rhodes dough...or you can use refrigerator biscuit dough)
Sweetened Condensed Milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put 1/2 teaspoon of butter in each muffin tin cup. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough into walnut size balls (or cut refrigerator biscuit dough into thirds) and place three into each muffin tin.

Top with 1/2 teaspoon butter and a generous sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon. Allow dough to rise or just bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.

Remove from oven and immediately drizzle a generous dose of sweetened condensed milk over top of each one. Allow rolls to sit and absorb drizzle before serving.

*From The Pioneer Woman.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Individual Pizzas

These are so much fun! It was really fun for Bryce to roll out the dough and put toppings on the pizzas. You can use any toppings that you like...just pile them on!

Rhodes frozen rolls
Favorite pizza sauce
Mozzerella cheese
Parmesan cheese
Italian Seasoning

To defrost rolls, either use the regular method of defrosting or put in an oven heated to 200 degrees and then turned off. Place 2 quarts of boiling water in a shallow dish on the bottom rack. Place rolls on a greased cookie sheet uncovered in the warm oven. Let defrost and rise for 1 hour...they turn out perfectly plump and airy.

Roll out rolls to a flat circle about 5 inches in diameter. Top with sauce, cheese, pepperoni and a pinch of Italian Seasoning. Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Delicious and easy!!

* These are GREAT to freeze! It's a great go-to lunch or quick dinner for Bryce. You can either cook them all up and freeze them fully made to put in the microwave or you can cover the tray of pre-cooked pizzas with plastic wrap and freeze them immediately and after several hours or overnight, remove them and individually wrap them up for future use. Just remove from the freezer and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15-18 minutes or until completely cooked. Try it!!!