Frozen Peppermint Pie


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Frozen Peppermint Pie Nothing says Christmas like peppermint and nothing says YUMMO like Frozen Peppermint Pie! This looks simple enough to make, yet they'll think you slaved. The best part? No oven required, so save it for the ham! Frozen Peppermint Pie Ingredients: 2 cup Famous Chocolate Wafer crumbs or Oreo cookie crumbs 1/4 cup melted Butter 8 oz softened Cream Cheese 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 tsp Peppermint Extract 2 cups whipped Heavy Cream or 8 oz Cool … [Read more...]

Protein Bars Made with Chocolate & Peanut Butter


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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars These chocolate peanut butter protein bars are much more cost effective and way better tasting than the store brought bars. Warning, they are addictive! Protein Bars Ingredients: 1 ½ cup rolled oats ½ cup chocolate protein powder (I used Boost) ½ cup crispy rice cereal ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup peanut butter 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup mini chocolate chips Protein Bars Directions: Line an 8-inch … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Raspberry M&M’s


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Raspberry M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies Pick up some Raspberry M&M’s in the candy aisle at Target or Walmart and make these fun chocolate chip cookies for your sweetheart! Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients: 2-1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup butter, room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon raspberry extract 2 eggs 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup Raspberry … [Read more...]

No Fry Donuts in Chocolate with Peppermint Glaze


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No Fry Chocolate Donuts with Peppermint Glaze Perfect for Christmas morning, these No Fry Chocolate Peppermint Donuts are sure to be a hit! I love the fact that they're not fried too. For one thing, I don't have a deep fryer, but for another, it makes them just a bit more healthier and no oil mess to deal with! No Fry Donuts Ingredients: Donuts: 1 cup Flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup Brown Sugar 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1 Egg 1/2 … [Read more...]

Blueberry Yogurt Parfait


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Blueberry Yogurt Parfait This Blueberry Yogurt Parfait with granola looks as delicious as it does nutritious! Make it up at night and serve it for breakfast the next day or use it as a dessert. Either way, it's sure to be a hit! Blueberry Yogurt Parfait Ingredients: Blueberry Yogurt Granola Fresh blueberries Blueberry Yogurt Parfait Directions: (The amounts for this will vary depending on the size and quantity of the parfait you wish to make). Start with the yogurt … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Dip – Easy Recipe


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Caramel Apple Dip ne Ok, I am a busy person. We all get that. I am sure you are too. When it comes time to take something to a party or family get together, I need something quick and easy that makes it look like I worked for hours to put it together. In other words, it needs to be visually appealing AND taste good. This Caramel Apple Dip does the trick. If you are like me and working right down to the wire on New Year’s, this is one that you will be able to throw together in about 5 minutes … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Strawberries Dipped in Soft Peppermint


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Dark Chocolate Strawberries These Dark Chocolate Strawberries look divine! If they were on my New Years Eve table, I'd put a blockade around them and save them all for me! Dark Chocolate Strawberries Ingredients: 1 pound of fresh strawberries, ripe but not overly so 8 ounces of quality dark chocolate 1 cup rough chopped raw coconut flakes (unsweetened) Peppermint Candy (can be made a few days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator). 3 ¾ cups powdered sugar ¼ to ½ … [Read more...]

Milk Chocolate Peanut Clusters


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Milk Chocolate Peanut Clusters Who doesn’t love chocolate? This is the one time of the year where I will indulge in all of the chocolate goodies. My Milk Chocolate Peanut Clusters are no exception! Milk Chocolate Peanut Clusters Ingredients: 12 Ounces Milk Chocolate Chips 1 Cup Peanuts (I used dry roasted) Cookie Sheet Wax Paper or Parchment Paper (either works) Milk Chocolate Peanut Clusters Directions: Create a double boiler on your stove top and melt down your … [Read more...]

Homemade Peppermint Frosting


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Homemade Peppermint Frosting With the holidays comes a wide barrage of flavors that are unique to this time of the year. This peppermint frosting is no exception. While it certainly is excellent on chocolate cupcakes, you can use it on cookies, cakes or even just eat it by the spoonful like my wife ;). I am interested to see if any of you has tried it in a different format. Feel free to leave a comment below sharing your ideas so that we can all see your creativity! Homemade Peppermint … [Read more...]

Almond Muddy Buddies


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Almond Muddy Buddies These Almond Muddy Buddies are sure to be a hit this holiday season! What a great dessert or snack. Not only does it taste great, but it’s quick and easy to make! Just follow the steps below. Almond Muddy Buddies Ingredients: 9 cups Chex cereal 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup almond butter 1/4 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 bag red and green Almond M&M candies Almond Muddy Buddies … [Read more...]

Almond Joy Brownies


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Almond Joy Brownies Don't these Almond Joy Brownies look amazing? Bring something different to your holiday gatherings this year. Something that is sure to be devoured before you can say Merry Christmas! Almond Joy Brownies Ingredients: 1 box of brownie mix with water, oil and eggs called for on the box 1 (14 0z) can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup mini semi- sweet chocolate chips 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut 1 cup almond slivers Almond Joy Brownies … [Read more...]

Classic Muddy Buddies


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Classic Muddy Buddies I'm so happy Chex created the Classic Muddy Buddies, but even more thankful I can now make them myself at home. Sorry Chex, but homemade goodies instead of store bought? Yes please! Classic Muddy Buddies Ingredients: 9 cups Chex cereal 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 bag holiday M&M candies Classic Muddy Buddies Directions: Measure … [Read more...]

Coconut Pecan No Bake Cookies


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Coconut Pecan No Bake Cookies Save the oven for something else and make these "No-Bake" Coconut Pecan Cookies in a flash! An easy dessert to bring to your holiday parties. I love the fact that I won't be heating up the kitchen to make them. Coconut Pecan Ingredients: 2 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk 1/2 cup Corn Syrup 1 stick Butter 1 tsp Vanilla 2 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans 2 cup Shredded Coconut Coconut Pecan Directions: Combine evaporated … [Read more...]

Chocolate Drizzled Vanilla Bean Frosting


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Chocolate Drizzled Vanilla Bean Frosting There are very few things I love in this world more than good frosting. Within the realm of frosting, my vary favorite is vanilla bean. I love it plain, or I love it drizzled with chocolate as pictured above. The good part about vanilla frosting is that it is pretty much universal. You can use it on chocolate, you can use it on white cake, you can use it on yellow cake. Heck! You can load up a tablespoon and have a frosting lollipop! Chocolate … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Boozy Parfait


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Double Chocolate Boozy Parfait Chocolate-lovers will be in heaven with this sinfully delicious white chocolate whipped cream with double chocolate cake! This is a great dessert to have at your holiday parties. However, if you are like me, you won’t want to share with anyone and keep the whole batch to yourself! Let us know what you think! Double Chocolate Parfait Ingredients: 1 box chocolate cake, plus ingredients called for on the box 2 cups heavy cream 2 teaspoons Godiva white … [Read more...]

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes


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Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes If you love cupcakes like I love cupcakes, then you are in for a treat! These mint chocolate chip cupcakes are absolutely scrumptious! With everyone else making the same old stuff during the Christmas season, these are a nice departure from the norm. Mint Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients: 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped fine 1/3 cup cocoa powder 3/4 hot coffee 3/4 cup bread flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Truffles Cream Cheese Style!


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Pumpkin Truffles Cream Cheese Style These Pumpkin Truffles, Cream Cheese style look amazing! Two yummy treats in one; pumpkin & cream cheese. Not only would they look gorgeous on your Thanksgiving Day table, but your guests are sure to gobble them up! No pun intended! Pumpkin Truffles Ingredients: 12 oz White Almond Bark or Melting Chips 1 cup Pumpkin Puree 1 cup finely crushed Graham Crackers 1/4 cup Wilton Pumpkin Spice Melting Chips (optional) 2 oz softened Cream … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Bites – Thanksgiving Dinner & Dessert Too!


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Pumpkin Pie Bites These Pumpkin Pie Bites are perfect after a huge Thanksgiving dinner! You can still have your big meal and these will hardly make a dent in your tummy. Or bring them to one of your pre-gatherings. Any way you do it, they're sure to be a hit! Pumpkin Pie Bites Ingredients: 30 oz Pumpkin Pie Mix 2 Eggs 5 oz Evapoated Milk 2 Refrigerated Pie Crusts Whipped Cream Pumpkin Pie Bites Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Roll out pie dough and cut 3" … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie – 2 Layers of No Baking Awesomeness!


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2 Layer No-Bake Pumpkin Pie What to do with those left over pumpkins? Puree that stuff and whip up this 2 layer no back pumpkin pie, that's what! Who doesn't love a yummy desert you don't have to heat up the kitchen for? Me, me, me! Check out this recipe: Pumpkin Pie Ingredients: 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust 4 oz softened Cream Cheese 1 tbsp Heavy Cream 1 tbsp Sugar 1 1/2 cup thawed Cool Whip 1 cup Heavy Cream 2 pkgs Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix 15 oz Pumpkin Puree … [Read more...]

Candy Apple Pie – A Yummy Fall Treat


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Candy Apple Pie This Candy Apple Pie looks amazing! Who doesn't love a candy apple, right? Now you can make your candy apples in pie form. Much less messy than eating from a stick and save your front teeth at the same time. I can't wait to try this! Candy Apple Pie Ingredients: 2 refrigerated Pie Crust Dough sheets 2 cans Apple Pie Filling 3 oz Red Hot candy 1/4 cup Water 6 drops Red Food Coloring Sanding Sugar (for top of pie) Candy Apple Pie Directions: … [Read more...]

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