Thursday, February 18, 2010

German Chocolate Bars

1 package German Chocolate cake mix
2/3 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can coconut-pecan frosting
1/4 cup milk

Place cake mix in a large bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Press 2 1/2 cups into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Drop frosting by tablespoonfuls over the chips.
Stir milk into the remaining crumb mixture; drop by teaspoonfuls over top. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until bubbly around the edges and top is cracked. Cool on a wire rack and refrigerate for 4 hours before cutting.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Monster Bars

1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsps. baking soda
4 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 (12 oz.) package chocolate chips
1 (12 oz.) package M&M's

Mix ingredients in order given in large mixing bowl. Press into large greased jellyroll pan. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not overbake.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

German Chocolate Cookies

1 package German Chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, eggs, margarine and oats; mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until set.
Cool for 5 minutes.

* You can also use Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix and dark chocolate chips for a different variation.

Cream Cheese Streusel Bars

  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese (can use reduced fat)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk (can use fat free)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a large bowl, combine the powdered sugar, flour, cocoa and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping; press remaining crumb mixture into an 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 325° for 8-12 minutes or until set.
In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk, egg and vanilla until blended. Pour over crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Top with reserved crumb mixture; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 15 servings.

Potato Hamburger Casserole

This recipe was given to me by Ruth Tidman at my wedding shower and has been a family favorite ever since!

1 lb. hamburger and 1/2 cup onion, chopped - cooked and drained
3 cups raw sliced potatoes
1 can sliced mushrooms, optional
1 can cream of mushroom soup and 3/4 cup milk mixed together
Velveeta cheese, sliced

In a greased 9 X 13 pan, layer potatoes, hamburger, mushrooms, and soup mixture.
Bake covered at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Cover with sliced cheese and put back in oven until cheese is melted.

Mom's Rice Pudding

1 cup white rice
8 cups milk
1 cup sugar

Grease baking dish. Add all ingredients and stir. Bake at 300 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve warm or cold, with cinnamon if desired.

Baked Hash Browns

8 frozen hash brown patties
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Place the patties in a greased 9X13 pan. Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder. Pour cream over patties. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until the potatoes are tender and cheese is melted.

Caramel Apple Dessert

1 1/2 cups Bisquick mix
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 medium cooking apples, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 cup boiling water

Mix Bisquick and sugar in medium bowl. Stir in milk until blended. Pour into ungreased 8” square pan. Top with apples. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Pour boiling water over sugar and cinnamon topping. Bake 50 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

Taco Balls

1 lb. ground beef
2 T. taco seasoning mix

co-jack cheese cubes
2 egg whites
2 T. water
2 cups Doritoes

6T. taco sauce
3 T. honey

Combine meat and taco seasoning in bowl. Mix well. Divide meat into one-inch balls. Place cheese cube on each meatball. Form meat around cheese. Beat egg whites with water in shallow dish. Put crushed chips into another shallow dish. Dip each meatball into egg white mixture, then into chips to coat. Place meatballs in greased baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until meat is fully cooked. While meatballs are baking, combine sauce ingredients in dish. Serve meatballs with sauce.

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies

Brownie Base
1 box brownie mix (9x13 size)
water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie box

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom only of 9x13 pan with cooking spray.

In medium bowl, make brownie mix according to the package directions. Spread in pan. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over brownie base.

In small microwavable bowl, microwave topping ingredients uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds; stir until smooth. Cool 10 minutes; spread over filling.

Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set.
Store covered in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Malt Cookies

1 cup butter-flavored shortening (I've used 1 cup margarine since I didn't have any shortening on hand.)
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup malted milk powder
2 T. chocolate syrup
1 T. vanilla
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks
1 cup milk chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl, beat the shortening, brown sugar, malted milk powder, chocolate syrup and vanilla for 2 minutes. Add egg.
Add the flour, baking soda, and salt; mixing well. Stir in chocolate chunks and chips. Shape into 2-inch balls; place 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees for 12 - 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack.