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Peanut Butter Balls. December 16th, 2010 If you’re looking for a healthy holiday treat, look elsewhere!

Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut butter balls (aka buckeyes) are easily my favorite Christmastime dessert. My Mom and I get together to make them around the holidays, and it’s a good thing we only make them once a year. If I had access to these goodies year-round I would be quite plump! 3 lbs. powdered sugar 1 lb. margarine or butter 4 cups peanut butter 3 packages chocolate chips ⅓ cake paraffin wax Heat the chocolate chips and paraffin wax in a double boiler until they melt. This recipe makes around 175–200 balls depending on how big you roll them (and how many you eat while making them). Cheesecake-stuffed strawberries. I put a slightly different version of these on my Easter Menu, but I’ve changed them up a bit.

Cheesecake-stuffed strawberries

With the help of my strawberry huller – I’m not a gadget gal, but this one is worth having — these are a cinch to prepare. I took these up to school for Teacher Appreciation week and was blushing at the compliments. Do you think they knew how ridiculously easy these are? Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries 24 large strawberries, hulls removed 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar (add gradually, to taste) 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs Place cream cheese in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, or until soft.

Use a sharp knife to make a hole in the center of each strawberry (going as deep as you can without hitting bottom). Spoon or pipe the filling into each hole. Scrumptious Baked Cinnamon Breakfast Bites. I love a good donut, especially a homemade one.

Scrumptious Baked Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

What I don’t love is the pain associated with deep frying them. It is messy, time consuming and certainly more fattening. Easy OREO Truffles Recipe. Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe - Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts. Even though I've been a busy girl lately, I'm never too busy for a doughnut break!

Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts

I especially love the mini variety. These are extra light and have a double dose of vanilla goodness. The idea for these came from the Starbucks Birthday Cake Doughnut, a very dense doughnut that is eye-catching with pink icing and tiny white nonpareils. Since my recipe turned out very light and fluffy (the exact opposite of Starbucks) I made them in my favorite shade of blue. The texture was not at all what I expected from a baked doughnut. Newborn baby doughnuts... aren't they cute? You'll need a mini doughnut pan for this recipe. The recipe is pretty strait forward, and the only extra advice I can give is to put the donut batter into a piping bag. Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts [click for printable version]Adapted from Sur La Table Yield: 5-6 dozen baby donuts Doughnut batter: Preheat oven to 425°F. In large mixing bowl, sift together all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Vanilla glaze: Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry.

Poaching fruit is one of my favorite things to do when cold weather arrives.

Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry

It's so warming to stand over a boiling pot of fragrant spices and lose yourself in thought. Crème Brûlée. Today is a very special day.

Crème Brûlée

It’s a special day because I’m sharing with you my favorite dessert on earth. Mmm…Crème Brûlée. It’s even fun to say, even if it is a pain in the neck to type. Nutella-Mallow Pillow Pockets. When I tell you this, take me very seriously…, don’t walk to your nearest grocery store and make these today!

Nutella-Mallow Pillow Pockets

I knew I wanted to make a Nutella treat the other day and when this simple idea came to mind I had no idea how crazy good it would be! The pastry with the gooey disappearing marshmallow and nutella make for a treat that you just must try for yourself! Enjoy! Can you handle this line up?! Sorry, I forgot to add one egg for the egg wash Um….this stuff should be illegal. Ok, easy easy. Take a little fork and crimp those edges, nice and firm. Next, you’ll brush with an egg white wash and sprinkle with sugar, mmmmm! Foodbeast Craving: Banana Nutella Chocolate Crepe. Brickle. A few weeks ago, I went to a barbeque.


On the table there was plate of what looked to be a chocolate type dish that was crumbled up. I grabbed a piece, ate it, had eight more pieces, and then went on a mad hunt throughout the barbeque to see who brought the stuff and how much I would have to pay them for the recipe. After not too much work I tracked it down, and trust me. You want to make this. What’s fantastic about this stuff is many things. Directions 1) Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. 2) Then layer in crackers. 3) Melt the butter in a saucepan and then stir in the brown sugar. 4) Once it has simmered for a few minutes, pour it straight on the crackers. 5) Next, stick your baking sheet in the oven at 325 degrees for 5-10 minutes. 6) When you take it out of the oven, pour the chocolate chips on the tray right away. 7) Meanwhile, crumble up some heath bars. 8) After 5 minutes, use a spatula to spread out the chocolate and make the chips flat.

How to Make Caramel Corn. How to Make Caramel Corn for Halloween Homemade caramel corn is a classic Halloween treat.

How to Make Caramel Corn

This recipe is great to serve at parties or divide it up into individual Halloween bags and give it away as gifts. Step 1 Pop 12 cups of plain popcorn. I like to use an air popper since it does not add any salt or oil to the popcorn. Step 2 Melt two sticks of butter in a large heavy saucepan over low heat. Step 3 Stir in 2 cups of packed light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup light corn syrup. HERSHEY'S Kitchens.