Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Christmas is almost here and this is a sure favorite!  This is always a crowd favorite.  Our Amish friends in Indiana served this to us and I thought I had died and gone to heaven!

Salted Toffee Pretzel Bark
• 1 bag mini pretzels (at least 4 or 5 cups)
• 1 cup butter (not margarine)
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
• Sea salt (if desired)
1. Line 11 x 17 cake pan with parchment paper.
2. Cover the bottom with a layer of pretzels.
3. Combine butter and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a full boil. Stir continually.
4. Pour slowly over the pretzels.
5. Place in a 350° oven for 8 minutes, or until bubbly all over.
6. Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.
7. Let sit for a minute to melt the chocolate.
8. Then smooth chocolate surface with a spatula.
9. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
10. Cool to room temperature.
11. Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes to harden chocolate topping. Or lift out of pan onto a cutting board and cut with a pizza cutter to make bars.
12. Remove from the pan and break into bite sized portions.


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Pumpkin Cheesecake I do know after eating this at a friend’s house, there is NO comparison to a no bake cheese cake and a baked cheese cake! The baked version is thick and creamy in texture, with lightness to it. It’s like eating a pumpkin pie and cheesecake together. (more…)

My heart wants to write a long blog post about the interesting day we had. It would be about 5 pages long and I would surely loose all my friends!  I think it would be best to just post this recipe!  Believe me you will thank me!!

It was my turn to fix a dessert dish for our Reformers Unanimous Meeting. Chocolate Chip-Pecan Pie Bars seemed like a perfect choice, for a dessert to go with some good strong coffee. One bite of these delicious treats sent everyone back for more. Success! Enjoy! (more…)

Chocolate Cake with Salted Carmel Frosting

My husband is a BIG lover of chocolate and I am a BIG lover of salted caramel!  What a perfect combination.  Anyone that knows me knows that I am not a talented baker. When a friend gave me this recipe I thought I would give it a try.  It was wonderful. You prepare the salted caramel then add 1 cup to your frosting…ANY frosting!  Store the remaining in the refrigerator. Now that is something even I can handle. (more…)

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark…I know SO many ladies who would love this in a pretty ribbon wrapped gift bag 🙂 While browsing on Pinterest I found a version of this Recipe and decided to try it myself. It was well worth the try! (more…)

This was given to us by an elderly friend and was honestly some of the best Banana Nut Bread that I’ve ever had. She added that it she believes it’s because of the cream cheese in the batter. The cream cheese adds so much to this recipe. Plus, she stressed not to skip roasting the pecans! The roasted pecans are the perfect addition. Roasting the nuts brings adds so much flavor! To roast them,  place the pecans on a cookie sheet in a single layer and bake at 350 degrees for a few minutes lightly toasted. She sprinkled a few pecans over the top of the batter before baking. She also left a small chunks of banana in the batter.  Mmmmmm! Mmmmmm!  It makes 2 loaves = 1 for the freezer! (more…)

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bread

For a little piece of Roman advice, “Never get up from the table without thinking you have eaten something more”  Ah!  Instead of devouring this whole loaf, I will spare the limits of gluttony and share.  Hope you enjoy this fall recipe as much as I do. (more…)

Being from Ky. I just automatically thought everyone knew what transparent pie, burgoo, Ale-8 and hot browns were.  The biggest difference between a classic chess pie and a transparent pie is the addition of cream to the latter. Chess pie will also sometimes have vinegar added, to cut the sweetness, but I don’t think it makes a difference (except to add a little extra wang). Chess pie is basically cheesecake pie. I’ve seen chess pie with meringue, too, which should not (in my opinion) go on transparent pie.

Friendly Note: People in Ky. may call meringue – ‘Calf slobbers!’ Oh my, you never know about Ky. slang. (more…)

Scotcheroos. Seriously Mmmmm. popcorn, peanut butter, butterscotch, and chocolate. What else can you say?! This treat certainly brings back my childhood memories and how I loved making them for our children and the whole neighborhood! A twist on the old Popcorn Balls. Dressed up with a stick and ribbon! What a great addition to your fall party! (more…)