Wednesday, December 10, 2008

~*~Yummy! Yummy! Easy To Make Sweets! Just In Time For Christmas~*~

I had to surf for a fast & easy recipe, because as usual at the last minute it was "Grandma I need"!.... Sooooooo I thought maybe someone else had a "I need" situation and here are 3 easy fantastic recipes from brightideas.com....Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway which ends 12-14-08 at 10pm....The pictures and info are just below this post!!!!
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Caramel Chocolate Treasures!

"Delectable thumbprints with a little candy surprise."
ingredients and directions:
24 pieces MILKY WAY® Chocolate Covered Caramels
½ cup flour
1 ½ cups finely chopped pecans, optional
1 tube (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
½ cup DOVE® Brand Dark Chocolate, optional
Plastic sandwich bag, optional
Scissors, optional
Yield: Makes 24 thumbprints.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Bake Time: 12-15 min.
Decoration Time: 3-5 min.
Difficulty: Easy
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Knead the cookie dough with the flour until smooth.
3. Divide the dough into 24 pieces. Roll each piece into a 1 x 1½-inch oval. Roll in the chopped pecans to coat, if desired. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and bake until golden, about 12-15 minutes.
4. Remove from the oven, and immediately press one MILKY WAY® Chocolate Covered Caramel into the center of each cookie.
5. Microwave DOVE® Brand Dark Chocolate in a plastic bag for 10-seconds, or until melted. Snip the corner tip of the bag and drizzle the chocolate over the cookies, if desired.

Nuggets Of Joy

18 pieces MILKY WAY® Bars Milk Chocolate Covered Caramels
1 roll (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
¼ cup flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 cup ground pecans
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 non-stick cookie sheets
Yield: Makes 36 nuggets.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Bake Time: 15-17 min.
Difficulty: Easy
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut caramels in half; set aside.
2. Knead cookie dough, flour, cocoa powder, pecans and cinnamon until smooth.
3. Divide the dough into 36 pieces, each about the diameter of a quarter. Tuck a piece of candy into the center of each piece of cookie dough. Roll the dough into balls, completely covering the candy. Place the balls on a non-stick cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 15-17 minutes.

Crispy Fudge Truffles

3 cups chopped 3 MUSKETEERS® Bars
2 tablespoons milk
2 ½ cups puffed cocoa cereal
3 tablespoons finely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans), optional
3 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar, optional

1. In a heavy bottom pan, melt 3 MUSKETEERS® Bars with milk, stirring constantly until smooth. Once melted, remove from heat immediately.
2. Stir in the puffed cocoa cereal, mixing thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment-lined cookie sheets, making 40 mounds.
3. Cool 5-10 minutes, or until cool enough to handle.
4. With buttered fingers, roll mound into 1-inch balls.
5. If desired, roll balls in chopped nuts and/or confectioner’s sugar, or simply leave them plain.


3 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

drooling,As I wipe the dribble away I will say I am so enjoying comming by since I descovered your blog.
And today is particularly Yum!

Nancy Lee Malay said...

What delicious looking treats, Sue. Thanks so much for sharing the recipes!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oh my goodness! These look so good. we're going to try to make the carmel chocolate treasures. YUM!
Patricia :o)