Category: Desserts

Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

Desserts Dips

Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

So. freaking. good y’all!!!

A few weeks ago, I remembered that I had to make something to take to a party. It was cold and snowy and I DID NOT want to drag my kiddos to the store.

What did I have in my house that I could scrounge together?!

I give you Funfetti Cake Batter Dip!!

Disclaimer: Highly addicting. I have made this dip, SEVERAL times since then. Haha.

what you will need:

  • 1 box of Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 8oz tub of cool whip
  • 3/4 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1 packet of instant vanilla pudding (optional)
  • sprinkles for topping!
  1. Combine all ingredients above in a large mixing bowl
  2. Beat at medium/high speed for 1 min
  3. Chill in refrigerator for 15 min
  4. Serve with Nilla wafers or graham crackers
  5. Enjoy!

**Optional put in the freezer for 30 minutes and eat like ice cream! SOO Good.

Valentine’s Hugged Pretzels | The Random Arrow

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Valentine’s Hugged Pretzels | The Random Arrow

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I can remember making these treats as a kid, so I decided to share the love with my 4 year old, who has become obsessed with helping mommy in the kitchen.  These Hugged Pretzel’s are the perfect combination of salty and sweet.

You will need:

  • 1 bag of Valentines M&M’s
  • 1 bag of Snyder’s Butter Snap Pretzels
  • 1 bag of Hershey’s Hugged Kisses
  1. Pre heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  3. As oven preheats, neatly place pretzels on baking sheet. (I used a 15″ pan, so I used almost half a bag of pretzels.)
  4. Count how many pretzels you used and unwrap that many Hershey’s Hugs.
  5. Place in oven for 2 1/min.
  6. Pull pan out of oven and let sit for less than a minute.
  7. Gently press M&Ms into the Hershey hugs.
  8. Place in refrigerator for about an hour.
  9. Store in an air tight container.
  10. Enjoy!

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Cheesecake Truffles

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Cheesecake Truffles

I made these truffles by accident one day. I originally had planned to make the famous Oreo truffles, but when I opened the pantry I discovered that someone had eaten most of the Oreos….(insert eye roll here). So I saw the box of graham cracker crumbs and decided to give it a whirl. These little truffles are very addictive!

You will need:

  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs (hold about 1/3 cup to the side if you wish to top truffles)
  • 12 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 package melting chocolate (my favorite is Candiquik, it’s so easy to melt and you can melt it right in the container)
  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar and graham cracker crumbs together in a bowl.
  3. using a table spoon, scoop out some of the mixture and roll it into a ball.
  4. After desired amount is made, refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  5. Follow melting instructions on package.
  6. Using two forks, dip and roll the ball mixture into the chocolate.
  7. Sprinkle remaining graham cracker crumbs before chocolate hardens.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator after all chocolate hardens.
  9. Enjoy!!

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Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Desserts Recipes

Chocolate Fudge Recipe

My friend shared this recipe with me last year, after several failed Pinterest attempts to make fudge.

O.M.G. is it easy, and so delicious! Who doesn’t love some good ole fashioned fudge! I enjoy making this recipe around the holidays and sticking some pieces in the cookie tins I give away to people. It’s genius really, because I would sit and eat the entire pan, haha!

You Will Need:

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 2 1/4 cup  sugar
  • 12 oz bag chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Combine evaporated milk, margarine, sugar, and marshmallows in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Boil 5 minutes constantly, low heat. stir frequently.
  3. Remove pan from heat.
  4. Add bag chocolate chips and vanilla
  5. Stir well and pour into buttered 8×8 pan
  6. Let cool completely, and cut into squares
  7. Enjoy!

Maybe you could leave some out for Santa this year!!

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Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Desserts Food Recipes

Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

 

Banana Bread is one of the most simplest breads to make. The combination of chocolate and banana’s is one of my favorites. Actually anything with chocolate is right up my alley!

This recipe yields 2 bread loaf pans. If wanting to make 1 pan just half the recipe. You can also freeze a loaf and save it for later.

You will need:

  • 5-6 over ripe banana’s
  • 2/3 cup  melted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2  tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips
  • 1 bag of finely chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350  degrees F
  2. Mix all dry ingredients into a bowl.
  3. Add eggs, butter and vanilla extract
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Spray pans with Pam non stick cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes
  7. Allow bread to cool before cutting.
  8. Enjoy!

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Desserts Recipes

Classic Cheesecake Recipe

I’m such a sucker for cheesecake. Its the perfect dessert. Not overly sweet, and a small amount will leave you satisfied. Cheesecake is also the perfect dessert to have when chatting with your best gal pals! (hence the Golden Girls)

Here’s my delicious cheesecake recipe, it’s super easy!

The Crustclassic cheesecake

  • 2 cups  crushed graham crackers- approximately 32 squares
  • 1 stick butter melted

Combine finely crushed graham crackers and melted butter with a fork. In a greased 8 or 9″  pan*, press crust starting at the center and work your way out.  Then press the crust onto the side of the pan. Refrigerate for 30 min

The fillingclssic cheesecake

  • 3 8 oz packages cream cheese** softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla

Pre heat oven to 325 degrees F.

Using a mixer combine all cream cheese, then add eggs. Slowly add sugar. Once combined and smooth, add sour cream and vanilla. Pour the filling into the crust and bake for about 45 min. The top will be jiggly but will firm as it cools. Let the cheesecake cool for 30 min. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving

Enjoy!

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**I strongly suggest using Philadelphia cream cheese. and using the kind that actually comes in the box not the tub. I’ve tried using the different variations and this kind  doesn’t cause the cheesecake to crack on the top.
*I recommend using a spring form pan, but a cake pan or even a pie plate will work fine