Dessert Recipes

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Homemade Almond Joy Recipe
Recipe Type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 14 oz – sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 14 oz bag sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1-2 24 oz pkg. chocolate almond bark or dark chocolate chips
  • 1-1 1/2 cup whole almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, spread raw almonds onto a baking sheet and toast for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer with the paddle attachment, on medium speed, blend the sweetened condensed milk, butter and vanilla. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, mixing until smooth. On low speed add the coconut a little at a time and mix until thoroughly combined with the powdered sugar mixture. The mixture will be thick. Place mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove the coconut mixture from the refrigerator. With clean hands shape one tablespoon of coconut into a little log about 2 inches long and 3/4-inch thick. Press the coconut mixture together very well so they don’t crack when dipped. Place the log on the lined baking sheet and continue until all of the coconut mixture is gone. Rinse hands occasionally if they get too sticky. Press an almond on top of each coconut log. It might not completely stick. That’s ok. Place the baking sheet in the freezer to chill while you melt the chocolate.
  4. In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave 2-4 minutes at 30 SECOND intervals until chocolate is melted. Remove the coconut candies from the freezer. Place one coconut almond log on a fork (I use my meat fork to my silverware). Use a spoon to scoop a bit of chocolate over the almond. This will help the almond stick to the candy and not fall off during dipping. Lower fork into chocolate and spoon chocolate over candy to coat. Lift fork and gently shake to release some of the chocolate. Scrape the bottom of the fork along the side of the bowl and place on the lined baking sheet. You might need a toothpick to help get the candy off the fork. Repeat until all candy is coated in chocolate. If chocolate get thick, just return to the microwave and heat for another 30 seconds.
  5. Let dipped candy harden for 45 minutes. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. If you need to layer the candy in a container, use waxed paper to separate the layers.
Notes

If you do not want to dip all the candy at one time, you can put the sheet pan of the coconut logs in the freezer. When they are frozen, gather them up and put them in a Ziplock freezer bag to be dipped at a later time.

Thanks Cooking with K

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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies Recipe
Recipe Type: dessert
Serves: 40
Ingredients
  • 1 box of your favorite brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease 40 mini-muffin cups.
  2. Prepare boxed brownie mix as directed. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups (about 1 heaping teaspoon). Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into center comes out slightly wet. After brownies are out of the oven, wait for centers to fall. This will happen upon cooling. If not then tap the centers with the back of a teaspoon to make a hole for the peanut butter.
  3. Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds then stir. While brownies are still warm spoon about half a teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of each brownie. Top with semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Cool completely in pan.

 

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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Recipe
Recipe Type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 lb gingersnaps
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
Instructions
  1. Gingerbread pie crust
  2. Make crumbs of ginger snaps.
  3. Measure out 1 2/3 cups of crumbs.
  4. Mix with melted butter and press into 9 inch pie pan. Set aside.
  5. Mix brown sugar, gelatin salt and spices in heavy sauce pan.
  6. Stir in milk, egg yolks and pumpkin. Mix well.
  7. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently for about 10 minutes or until mixture begins to bubble and gelatin is dissolved.
  8. Let cool to room temperature, then stir in rum.
  9. Chill in refrigerator until mixture thickens enough to mound slightly when dropped by spoonful.
  10. Beat egg whites until stiff, beat in sugar, a little at a time then beat until smooth.
  11. Fold egg white mixture into pumpkin mixture.
  12. Ladle into crust and chill until firm. (2 hours)
  13. Toast coconut flakes by spreading on cookie sheet and baking at 350 for 5-10 minutes until brown. (stir 1/2 way through baking)
  14. Sprinkle coconut over top of pie before serving.

 

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Divinity Recipe

by Susan on December 6, 2011

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Always a Christmas favorite.

Divinity Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. In sauce pan, mix and heat together sugar, corn syrup and water until sugar dissolves.
  2. Cook over medium heat to a heard ball. (265 degrees)
  3. Meanwhile in large mixing bowl Beat egg whites and salt until stiff.
  4. Slowly pour in hot syrup, continuing to beat.
  5. Add Vanilla and chopped nuts.
  6. Beat until mixture will hold its shape.
  7. Drop by tsp onto cellophane.

 

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An old favorite that many of you have had before.  I never realized how easy it is to make.

Pretzel Salad Recipe
Recipe Type: Salad, dessert, side dish
Always a favorite for holidays and carry ins.
Ingredients
  • Layer 1
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • Layer 2
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 small Cool Whip
  • Layer 3
  • 1 large pkg strawberry Jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 large carton frozen strawberries
Instructions
  1. Layer 1
  2. Mix pretzels, sugar and butter and press into bottom of 9×13 baking dish.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  4. Layer 2
  5. Mix together Cream cheese and sugar.
  6. Mix in Cool Whip.
  7. Spread over cooled crust.
  8. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  9. Layer 3
  10. Mix Jello with hot water until dissolved.
  11. Mix in cold water and strawberries.
  12. Chill until slightly thickened.
  13. Spoon over cream cheese layer.
  14. Refrigerate until firm and ready to eat.

 

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Well it is December 1st and time to start thinkimg more about Christmas. Visit In Good Cents daily for the 25 Days of Christmas. I will be sharing recipes, crafts and other holiday ideas to get you in the Holiday Spirit.

Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
Recipe Type: dessert
Easy tasty fudge recipe.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1 (5oz)can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Put sugar, margarine and milk in a large microwave safe bowl and place in microwave.
  2. Cover with plate and cook at 50% power for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from microwave and mix well.
  4. Place back in microwave and cook at 50% power for 5 more minutes.
  5. Remove from microwave and stir in Marshmallows, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.
  6. Spread evenly in 9×13 in greased baking dish.
  7. Let cool before cutting into squares.

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