Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Another no bake treat. There are a lot of no bake cookies recipes, but the ones I've found have peanut butter in them. I wanted something without peanut butter, but easy and no bake, so I came up with these. Very tasty if you ask me.

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut flakes
3 1/2 cups rolled oats

Place rolled oats and coconut flakes in a large bowl and set aside. Combine butter, sugar, salt and milk in a large sauce pan and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a full boil and boil for 1 minute. Turn heat off and add vanilla and cocoa powder. Stir until smooth. Pour over oats and stir until well combined. Drop by large spoonful onto waxed paper or foil (I used a cookie scoop this time, but think they look better using a regular spoon - just my preference). Let cool to set.

Recipe from The Royal Cook - an original!

Monday, July 11, 2011


I think summer is FINALLY here! Last night was a little springy, but I am still pretty sure summer is here. That being said, I am starting into the no-oven-goodies phase. These were the first of the no bake treats for the summer. Chocolate and peanut butter, oh yeah!

The treats are pretty tasty without the topping, but the topping makes them AMAZING! I pour the melted topping into a baggie and snip off the corner to make drizzling a little easier.

1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
5 cups corn flake cereal
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips

Combine sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter in a medium pan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until it comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute stirring constantly so it doesn't scorch. Pour corn flakes into a large bowl and pour peanut butter mixture on top. Stir until flakes are thoroughly coated. Grease 2 large cookie sheets, or line with parchment paper. Drop cereal mixture on the prepared cookie sheets and let cool. Combine chocolate and butterscotch chips in a bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until melted. Drizzle over treats.

Recipe from my old friend Caralee (I think...)

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Chocolate Frosting

My daughter loves chocolate. I mean she really, REALLY, loves chocolate. For her birthday party she wanted chocolate cup cakes with chocolate frosting. I have a great Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe that I use all the time, but wanted something more chocolatey. So....I came up with this. It was a hit! My daughter loved it and so did all of my other kids.

1/2 cup butter flavored vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk

In large bowl, cream shortening and butter. Add powdered sugar and salt and mix well. Add in vanilla and 2 tablespoons milk and mix. Add melted chocolate and mix until smooth. Add additional milk if needed to get desired consistency.

Recipe from The Royal Cook - an original!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Easy and Delicious Peach Cobbler

I'm BAAAAAACK!! Summer with 5 kids takes a little getting used to! I though I had no time while they were in school, but when they are out of school, WOW! Funny how I forget that every year. Then, add in 2 birthday parties, a first birthday (my baby is 1!), a house full of sick people, a trip out of town, holidays and, yeah.

I made this supper yummy peach cobbler a while back, and, obviously, I'm just getting around to putting it up. I actually made it 2 times. And doubled the recipe both times. I had a real hard time letting it cool enough to safely eat. My solution - a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!

4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
2 cups of sliced fresh peaches
1 tablespoon sugar

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Put butter in an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan and put in oven to melt. When butter has melted, remove pan from oven. Whisk flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Add milk and whisk to form a smooth batter. Pour batter into pan, then scatter fruit over batter. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tb. of sugar. Bake until batter browns and fruit bubbles, 50 to 60 minutes.

Recipe from Allrecipes.
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