Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sweet Treats

I found these goodies on Life Should be Delicious.

Dip the nutter butters in white chocolate and use mini-chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth

Use a favorite sugar cookie recipe

1 pkg. cream cheese (softened)
1/2 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 med. size Cool Whip
Mix together until smooth. Spread over crust and top with favorite fruits

Ingredients in the Jar:Reduce

1 sleeve graham crackers (approx 1 1/3 c.)to crumbs and layer 2/3 of the crumbs in a 1 qt. jar. Place 8 marshmallow bunny peeps standing up, facing out around the inside of the jar pressing them against the glass, but don’t squash them.Carefully, spoon remaining crumbs in the center of the jar to support the bunnies, pressing down to keep it snug.On top of this pour 1 ½ c. Easter M&M’s.Spoon 1/3 c. brown Sugar into center of M&M’s gently pressing with a spoon.Decorate the lid of the jar however you please…tie curly ribbons around the neck of the jar.Directions: Empty the jar contents into a bowl. Snip the bunnies into bits with kitchen sheers or cut up with a knife. Return the bunny bits to the mixture and mix well. Melt ½ c. butter, add 1 t. vanilla. Pour this over the dry ingredients, mixing well. Pat into a greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 350 for approx. 20 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.*Option: leave the bunnies whole; combine remaining ingredients and place the bunnies on top; then bake as directed

2-3 Bags Pretzel Logs
5 lbs. White & Milk Chocolate Buttons(These will melt easily in the microwave)

Homemade Caramel:
2 C brown sugar
1 C corn syrup
2 cubes butter
1 C sweetened condensed milk
Stir constantly on high. Cook to a firm ball, then remove from heat and add 1 tsp. vanilla. Cool until caramel is almost set. Hold a large spoon of caramel and twist pretzel logs in caramel to coat all but bottom two inches. Place logs on chilled & sprayed cookie sheet. Place in freezer until hard.
Melt 1 c. chocolate buttons in microwave for 1 min. Stir, then microwave for 30 sec. at a time until melted smooth. Stir well after each 30 secs. Dip caramel covered pretzels in chocolate. Let harden.
Melt white chocolate buttons and drizzle fine diagonal lines over pretzels. You can also sprinkle grated nuts, coconut, or sprinkles on the end if desired.

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