Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Snickers cake

Holy Calories Batman! This cake takes a long time to do each layer but it is definitely worth it.  The 1st pan I made was eaten by 5 boys with is so rich and heavy I don't know how they played basketball afterwards.

1 box of brownie mix*or your favorite brownie recipe* I used my moms brownie recipe*
1/4 cup of hot fudge topping straight from the jar, unheated

~Nougat layer~
1/4 c unsalted butter
1 c white sugar
1/4 c evaporated*not condensed* milk
2 (7 ounce) jars of marshmallow cream
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cup salted peanuts, roughly chopped
1 tsp vanilla

~Caramel Layer~
1 (17 ounce) jar of caramel

~Candy bar topping~
1 1/4 c chocolate chips
1/4 c peanut butter

Prepare the brownies(whichever you choose) and add the 1/4 cup hot fudge topping, unheated and straight from the jar to the batter.  Cool the brownies completely.

Melt the butter in saucepan over med heat.  Add sugar and milk and stir until completely dissolved then bring to a boil.  Add in the marshmallow cream, peanut butter and vanilla.  Stir this until smoooooth and delish.  Turn off heat and fold in peanut chunks.  Pour over cooled brownies and stick these into the freezer for 15-30 minutes.

Heat the caramel over low heat until easy to pour.  Pour over the nougat  layer and spread as far over the cake as you can, evenly. Again stick in freezer for 15-30 minutes.

Melt the chips and peanut butter together in a small pan over low heat, stir this so it incorporates well and gets smooooooth. Pour this over the cooled caramel and spread completely.  Put 'em in the fridge to cool.....set them out for about 5 minutes brfore you cut them.  Devour! Enjoy~

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Peanut butter and chocolate filled crescent rolls

This is so easy! I came across it on Pinterest....I have not had luck with a lot of the recipes on there.  This one was a hit and I have made a different version already.  These are great for a snack or a light dessert.  I made 1 batch to see how they would turn out, and as is the norm at my house lately, I had 4 extra boys eating.... so I ended up making 3 extra batches!
Easy and so good!

1 tube of cresent rolls
peanut butter
chocolate chips

Roll our the crescents and spread peanut butter on them and sprinkle chocolate chips on top, roll up from the big end to the little end and bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes....Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chocolate Caramel bars

The kids devoured these! They are very sweet.  Next time I will add peanuts to the center to counter the complete sweetness.
1 Devils food cake box**The recipe calls for a box mix, I use my own regular cake batter**
1 14 ounce Kraft caramels
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
1 cup chocolate chips
Mix and bake the cake per directions**Again...I use a great homemade recipe**
Pour 1/2 batter in a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.  Unwrap(a chore) the caramels and put them along with the milk and butter in a medium sauce pan.  Melt over low heat stirring constantly until melted and smooth.  Once the bottom of the cake is baked pour the hot caramel over the cake and sprinkle with chocolate chips.  This is where I will add peanuts next time! Spread the remaining cake batter on top and bake for 20 more minutes.  Ooey gooey yumminess will be yours! Enjoy~

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sometimes you feel like a nut.....

...sometimes you don't! This is a take on the popular Mounds candy bar! I doubled the recipe and made it in a 9x13 pan.....It was devoured by everyone! I highly recommend these.....and don't count the calories!
 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter ,melted
1 can condensed milk *YUM*
7 ounces coconut
6 ounces semi sweet chocolate cut in small pieces
1/2 c cream

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Mix the crumbs, powdered sugar and butter well and press it in a 8x8 baking pan.  I sprayed mine with the baking spray.  I also doubled this recipe putting it in s 9x13 pan, remember...they are THAT GOOD! Bake the crumb mixture in the pan and bake for 10 minutes. Heat the condensed milk in the microwave (in a micro safe bowl, please) Heat until quite warm to the touch and mix in the coconut. Spread evenly over the crust.  Bake for 15 minutes and allow to cool before putting the chocolate on the top.  I dare you not to try the is delish! Melt the chocolate, butter and cream in a bowl, in the microwave, again. Stir every 30 seconds.  It took me 3- 30 second intervals and stirring.  Stir well and pour over the coconut layer and spread to cover the pan.  Chill before cutting.....dive in! Enjoy~

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Lemonies=brownies only with lemon....   I love lemon. They are super easy to make and so fresh tasting!

1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks of butter at room temp
4 eggs
juice from 2 lemon *about 2 Tbsp*
zest from 2 lemon *about 2 tsp*

Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Mix in the soft butter.  In another bowl(lots of bowls but well worth it) whisk the eggs with the lemon juice and zest....add this to the flour mixture and mix well.  Pour into a prepared 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Remove from oven, cool and glaze with....

1 cup powdered sugar, 2 Tsp fresh lemon juice and some zest...stir together and pour on the bars.....ta da! Easy! Enjoy~