Peanut Butter Blossoms

I am a major peanut butter groupie. I can spoon it out of the jar and eat it right then and there, No nothin’ needed. Just me, a jar and a spoon. So, of course I love peanut butter cookies and there’s just a little something special about topping it off with some chocolate. Now…

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Mint Chocolate Brownies

I love turning packaged mixes into something really special and these certainly are! So don’t wait for a special occasion. These are worth making anytime of year. Mint Chocolate Brownies Brownies 1 box gluten free brownie mix Water, oil, butter or eggs needed as instructed on the box Mint Filing: 4 cup powdered sugar 3…

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Sugarplums

Just like the story- “while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads”. Now you can make your own. It takes more time to gather all the ingredients than it does to make them. Sugar Plums Ingredients: 2 cups almonds ¼ cup honey 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. ground nutmeg ¼ tsp. ground cloves…

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Spicy Ginger Nuts

I love coated nuts. Unfortunately, most of the store bought ones contain wheat in them. Bummer! But….. ta da! We can make our own without too much fuss. Try this sweet and spicy blend and see if you don’t get hooked too. Spicy Ginger Nuts Ingredients: ¾ tsp cinnamon ¾ tsp. ground ginger ¼ tsp.…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cut Outs

Here’s a great cut out cookie that is neither sugar nor gingerbread. This gives you another option to put into your recipe file and pull out. Have fun! Peanut Butter Chocolate Cut Outs *Note: dough needs to chill overnight Ingredients: ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup powdered sugar ¾ cup…

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Chocolate Nut Toffee

I used to be a little afraid of making my own candy. It always seemed intimidating what with having to use a candy thermometer and cooking to a soft ball or hard ball stage (I’m like… a what?), and then making sure it doesn’t boil up and out of the pot and then all that…

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Since it’s easy to find pumpkin puree this time of year, I decided to put it to good use and make whoopie pies with it. These cute little gems are about two bites each, filled with a delicious Nutella filling. There’s just something special about pumpkin and chocolate. They taste amazing together. You won’t be…

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Halloween Owl Cookies

Fall is such a fun time to get creative with your baking. There are so many awesome ideas to chose from. Here’s one that I  couldn’t resist.  These playful gluten free owl cookies are made with gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies that you separate and make into big eyes for each owl cookie. Aren’t they…

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Ogre Finger Cookies

Here’s another fun recipe for cookies. Now, you can make these for Halloween, but I think they would be just as cool at a Super Heroes party ( don’t they look like the Hulk’s fingers?). So, don’t just pigeon hole them into Halloween. These could make an appearance at lots of parties. If nothing else,…

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Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

What would a Halloween party be without popcorn balls? And especially ones made with candy corn? Be sure to make these with any youngin’s you have hanging around, whether they’re yours or not.  Get ready to get sticky! Candy Corn Popcorn Balls Ingredients: 13 cups of popped popcorn (or a 4.5 oz. bag of popped popcorn) Nonstick cooking spray…

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