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Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

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No Bake Snowballs

No Bake Snowballs

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Halloween Treat Bones

Halloween Treat Bones

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Faux Wendy’s Frosty or Skinny Shake

Skinny Shake or Wendys FrostyHave you tried the Skinny Shake before, it tastes like a Wendy’s frosty:

3/4 cup Almond Milk
about 15 ice cubes
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1-2 Tbsp unsweetened Cocoa powder…
1/3 of a Banana

Blend.

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Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

Cream Cheese Banana Nut BreadCream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients:

3/4 C. Butter, softened
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 C .Sugar
2 large eggs
3 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. mashed bananas (about 4 bananas)
1 C. Chopped Nuts
1/2 tsp. Vanilla

Directions:

Beat butter and cream cheese until creamy.
Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time. Combine flour and next three ingredients.
Gradually add to butter mixture; beating on low just until blended.
Stir in bananas, nuts and vanilla. Spoon batter into 2 greased loaf pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool before slicing, if possible! Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcake Cinnamon Cream Cheese FrostingPumpkin Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Yields 24 Cupcakes with Frosting

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

1/4 Cup Butter, Softened
3/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed Firmly
2 Large Eggs
3/4 Cup Fat Free Milk
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 (15 Ounce) Can Pumpkin Puree
2 1/3 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

Frosting:

1 (8 Ounce) Package Reduced Fat Cream Cheese (Not Fat Free!)
1/4 Cup Butter, Softened
4 Cups Confectioners Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, add in butter, applesauce, sugars, and eggs and beat over medium speed until combined.
Add in pumpkin and continuing beating until thoroughly incorporated.
In a liquid measuring cup, combine milk and lemon juice and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine remaining dry ingredients.
Slowly, over medium speed, add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture,
alternating with the milk mixture, beating well after each addition.
Line cupcakes trays with paper liners and then spray lightly with a non-stick cooking spray.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full and bake for 22 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

To make frosting, combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and
beat over medium speed until ingredients begin to combine, slowly increase speed and
continue beating until a frosting is formed.

Once cupcakes cool completely, frost as desired and enjoy!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Cheesecake SnickerdoodlesPumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles (adapted)

Ingredients

3¾ cups all-purpose flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. freshly-ground ground nutmeg
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
¾ cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Filling Ingredients:

8 ounces pumpkin spice cream cheese

Cinnamon-sugar coating:

½ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground ginger
Dash of allspice

Instructions

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Set aside.
In a kitchenaid mixer with a paddle attachment,
beat together the butter and sugars on medium high speed until fluffy about 2-3 minutes.

Blend in pumpkin puree, beat in egg and then add vanilla.
Slowly add dry ingredients on low speed just until combined. Cover and chill dough for an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, combine the sugar and spices for the coating and set aside.

To make the cookies, take a tablespoon of the cookie batter.
Flatten it like a pancake and place a teaspoon of the cream cheese in center.
Form another tablespoon of the cookie batter into a flat pancake shape and place on top of the cream cheese.
Pinch the edges together sealing in the cream cheese and roll into a ball.
Roll in the cinnamon sugar coating and place on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart.

Repeat until the dough is gone and flatten the cookie dough balls with a heavy bottomed glass or measuring cup.

Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes or until the tops start to crack.
Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack. Enjoy!

Note: if you cant find the pumpkin spice cream cheese,
make the cream cheese filling, by blending 8 oz cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla together.
Chill for an hour.

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Halloween Witch Hat Cookies

Witches Hats CookiesA little early for Halloween – but I came across this great little idea for a treat and had to share!

Hershey Kisses Witches Hats

What you need:

1 package (11.5 oz) fudge-striped shortbread cookies (32 cookies)
Hershey’s® Kisses® brand milk chocolates, unwrapped
1 tube orange icing

Attach 1 chocolate candy to chocolate bottom of each cookie, using decorating icing.

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Halloween Spider Cookies

Halloween Spider CookiesHere is what you need:

Any type of homemade cookie – you can use a store bought refrigerated sugar cookie,
homemade cookie or( I used these super easy 3 ingredient, 15-minute cake mix cookies)
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Candy Eyes
Chocoley Drizzle and Design Chocolate – you can use any brand, but I LOVE this brand to cook with!

Here is what you do:

Bake your cookies, as directed
As soon as you pull them from the oven, use the bottom of a teaspoon measurer and gently press a divot into the cookie
Let the cookies cool completely
Prepare your drizzle chocolate according to the directions provided
Take a Reese’s and place some chocolate along the bottom and press the Reese’s onto the divot in the cookie
Let Reese’s set
Take your candy eyes and place a dab of melted chocolate on the back and place on the side of the Reese’s
Let eyes set
Use your chocolate drizzle to make spiders legs on the cookie
Let dry
Enjoy!

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Strawberry Bread

Strawberry BreadStrawberry Bread

INGREDIENTS …

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups sugar
15 ounces frozen unsweetened strawberries, cut up
4 eggs, well-beaten
1 1/4 cups cooking oil
1 1/4 cups chopped walnuts or 1 1/4 cups pecans

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour two 8″X4″X3″ loaf pans.
Combine dry ingredients.
Make a well in the centre.
Put strawberries (thawed), eggs, oil and nuts in the well.
Mix thoroughly into a nice batter.
Pour into two loaf pans.
Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pans 5-10 minutes, then remove from pans and cool on racks.Makes 2 loaves.

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