Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

All I can say to this is YUM-O! I still love the fact that you can eat something that tastes like cookie dough without actually eating raw eggs and with a brownie! This recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough brownie comes from Lori at Recipe Girl and I can’t wait to try them.

I think these would make a great addition to any party (or just to stuff your face)!

The Chubby Hubbies

Photo Credit: Smells Like Home

  Photo Credit: Pretty Kitten’s Kitchen

I first came across a “chubby hubby” last week while looking around the Smells Like Home blog of Tara, she calls it an         I heart my Chunky Hubby Cupcake. I was amazed and surprised and couldn’t wait to try the recipe. I am happy to say that by my further surprise  today while perusing pinterest, I found Kristyn of Pretty Kitten’s Kitchen’s Chubby Hubby Bars! I am having a serious chocolate, peanut butter, caramel withdrawal!

I was going to wait until I tried the cupcake recipe to post about it, but now that I have found the bar as well, I couldn’t wait to share the chubby deliciousness.

Review to be posted very soon 😉

Snicker Salad

Snickers, Green Apples, Vanilla Pudding, Cool Whip, and Milk. Sounds Heavenly, right. This looks like a delicious treat suitable for any party, get together or pity party on the couch..lol.

I did see a couple of comments on the post at Erica’s Bloggity Blog where I found this lovely recipe that some people use cream cheese instead of pudding. I think I might try it this way because cream cheese sounds like an interesting addition.

Homemade Vanilla Pudding Mix  For those of you who may also be trying to cut out as many preservatives and chemicals from your diet as possible, and because it is delicious!

Homemade Vanilla Pudding Mix

When I found this recipe for homemade vanilla pudding, it made me smile. I have been trying to cut out most if not all sources of processed food chemicals from our diet and I have been very sad about the things we may have to give up forever. Thanks to Brown Eyed Bakers DIY Vanilla Pudding Mix, Pudding won’t be one of them 🙂

 

Dump Cake Two Ways!

Photo Credit: Pioneer Woman

OK, so I promised dump cake two ways. The first way is one of my favorite comfort foods that grandma used to make. I love it because it is warm, gooey, delicious, buttery and just completely wonderful.

Traditional Dump Cake

Here is the recipe:

1 16 oz can crushed pineapple

1 20 oz can cherry pie filling

1 box yellow cake mix

1/2 to 2/3 cups chopped nuts, optional

1/2 cup butter* (2 sticks)

* I implore you to use real butter, you will thank me for it later 😉

Directions:

  • Lightly grease bottom of 13 x 9 baking dish.
  • Dump crushed pineapple directly in baking dish and spread evenly. 
  • Dump cherry pie filling over top of crushed pineapple and spread evenly.
  • Evenly sprinkle dry cake mix over top of cherry pie filling
  • Sprinkle nuts if using them on top of cake mix
  • Cut both sticks of butter into thin slices and place on top of dry cake mix covering the entire thing
  • Do NOT mix
  • Pop into 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour until top is golden bubbly

Now, get a fork, hide in a corner and eat right from the pan as if to have it all for yourself! (Yes, I really do. Well, I don’t really hide in a corner, I just threaten to pierce with a fork  anyone who comes near me dump cake…lol)

Now, I have always enjoyed my dump cake and as brilliant as I like to think I am, I find myself wondering why I never thought to make it with chocolate cake! This Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake from Lynn is absolutely brilliant. Like a chocolate cherry coke on a fork. You will need Cherry Pie Filling, Coca Cola ( or any cola of your choice) and a chocolate cake mix to make this delight a yummy reality.

I have been on a mission to put less preservatives in my families mouths and I am wondering how this would work with home made cake mix and or home canned fruit. Stick around, I may just  have to try it out and see how it goes.

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Hot Fudge Sauce

This Hot Fudge Sauce is part of Get off Your Butt and Bakes No Bake Hot Fudge Oreo Cupcake Recipe, but I thought it deserved a post in it’s own right. I can imagine a million possibilities where this sauce could be used in many other treats.

Caramel Apple Bites

 

Caramel Apple Bites

This is a genius idea. What a great way to make a usually messy snack into a wonderful, party friendly finger food! These Caramel Apple Bites are so cute and I can think of so many possibilities, including candy, chocolate, nuts, pretzels, you name it. Wouldn’t some Hot Fudge Sauce drizzled over these be yummy?

No Bake Hot Fudge Oreo Cupcake

OK, so I haven’t posted a cupcake in a while and I was so excited when I came accross this No Bake Hot Fudge Oreo Cupcake. It looks simple and delicious and my 15 year old is going to love Jonna (wow, this will even be an added bonus since the name “Jonna” has inside meaning in our family) from Get off Your Butt and Bake for sharing this recipe. My Jenna loves Oreo ice cream and I know she is going to love these as well.

I am also very excited about trying this home made hot fudge sauce. In an attempt to make us all healthier, I am trying to cut out all preservatives and especially MSG from our diet and if I am making it myself, I KNOW what’s in it!

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Knock You Naked Brownies

Yes, PLEASE! I was totally searching for a fairly regular brownie recipe to go with something else I was thinking of making. I have never, ever heard of a knock you naked brownie, but I can assure you, I want one, or three 😉  I was pleasantly stunned and surprised by the ooey gooey caramel peeking out of this delicious chocolate delight.

I have many a time made a “turtle” brownie for my loving husband. It is one of his favorite snacks.  I can not wait to surprise and delight him with this gooey confection. He will love the Pioneer Woman forever more after eating these delicious brownies. The trick will be keeping him out of them until they are ready to eat!

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Better Than Sex Cake

This cake looks delicious! Just look at all of that gooey condensed milk soaking into that chocolate cake. This recipe calls for chopped up heath bars on top, but I think you could put any and every chocolate candy bar you could want and it would be just as good.

In reading the comments on the original post for Better Than (you know what) Cake, it was noted that some people opted to put the candy bar on before AND after the whipped topping. It was also noted that some drizzle hot fudge in addition to the caramel. I say both are genius ideas and I will definitely be making mine that way!