Peanut Butter Pie

9-inch prepared graham cracker pie crust 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/3 cup confectioners sugar 8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed Optional: Chocolate-covered peanut butter cups (broken up into medium-sized pieces) or chocolate chips Directions: In a bowl, add cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and peanut butter; mix well. Fold whippedContinue reading “Peanut Butter Pie”

Alton Brown’s Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

2 sticks unsalted butter 1 cup peanut butter (JIF recommended) 455 grams (approximately 3-3/4 cups) confectioners sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: In a large (microwave-safe) bowl, microwave butter and peanut butter on high for 2 min. Stir to combine, then microwave for 2 additional minutes. Add sugar and vanilla, and mix until smooth. CoatContinue reading “Alton Brown’s Easy Peanut Butter Fudge”

Banana Pudding

5 oz instant vanilla pudding mix 1-1/2 cups milk 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 14 bananas, sliced 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 12 oz whipped topping Vanilla wafers Directions: In a large bowl, beat pudding mix and milk. Blend in condensed milk until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Fold in whipped topping. In a 9×13-inch dish,Continue reading “Banana Pudding”

Dirt Cake

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted or softened 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar 3-1/2 cups milk 2 (3.5 oz) packages instant vanilla pudding 12 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 (16 or 19 oz) package chocolate sandwich cookies with creme filling (Oreo cookies) Directions: Place Oreos in a food processor; processContinue reading “Dirt Cake”

Maple Nut Syrup

1-1/4 cup white corn syrup 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup walnuts 1 teaspoon maple flavoring Directions: In a sauce pan, mix corn syrup, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 10 minutes until thick. Stir in walnuts and maple flavoring.

Chocolate Syrup

2 cups granulated sugar 14 oz can evaporated milk (or 1-1/2 cups water and 2/3 cup powdered milk) 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup cocoa powder 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Mix well sugar, milk, salt, cocoa powder, butter, and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick. StirContinue reading “Chocolate Syrup”

Praline Syrup

2 cups dark corn syrup 1/3 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup water 4 teaspoons corn starch 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups chopped nuts Directions: In a sauce pan, mix well corn syrup, sugar, water, and starch. Bring to boil for 1 minute. Stir in vanilla extract and nuts.

Crock Pot Peanut Candy

Layer in 6 quart crock pot: 16 oz dry roasted peanuts, salted 16 oz dry roasted peanuts, unsalted 12 oz semisweet chocolate morsels 4 oz German chocolate, roughly chopped 3 lbs white chocolate almond bark Directions: Cover and cook on low for 3 hours without removing lid. Turn off heat; DO NOT remove lid. LetContinue reading “Crock Pot Peanut Candy”

Homemade Marshmallows

3 envelopes (3 tablespoons) unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup water, separated 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar 1-1/4 cups light corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Parchment paper, cooking spray, powdered sugar Directions: Line 7×11-inch dish with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray. Dust with powdered sugar. Sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cupContinue reading “Homemade Marshmallows”