Friday, June 29, 2012

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

1/3 c Butter or margarine, softened
3/4 c Sugar
1 ea Egg
1 c Mashed banana
2 c All purpose flour
2 1/2 ts Baking powder
1/4 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
1 c Chopped pecans (or walnuts)
1/2 c Chocolate chips (or more if desired
1/2 c Buttermilk


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar. Mix in egg and banana. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nuts and chocolate chips. Add this mixture to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir until just blended. Pour batter into a greased and floured loaf pan (9 x 5 x 3 inches). Bake for 65 minutes, or until bread tests done. Cool in pan for about 5 minutes, then turn out on a wire rack. Makes 1 loaf.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Ball Recipe

Ingredients:

18 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions:

In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in confectioners sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight. Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving. Serve with chocolate graham crackers.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chocolate Fudges Recipe

10 Minute Fudge

Ingredients:

3 oz Chocolate, unsweetened; 3 sq
4 tb Margarine
4 1/2 c Sugar, powdered
1/3 c Milk, instant nonfat dry
1/2 c Syrup, light corn
1 tb Water
1 ts Vanilla extract
1/2 c Nuts; chopped (opt.)

Directions:

Melt chocolate and margarine in top of 2 quart double boiler. Sift together powdered sugar and dry milk. Stir corn syrup, water, and vanilla into chocolate mixture. Stir in sugar and dry milk in two additions. Continue stirring until mixture is well blended and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in nuts. Turn into greased 8-inch
square pan. Cool. Cut into squares.


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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2-2/3 cups rolled oats
1 10-ounce package miniature milk chocolate kisses

Direction:

1. Beat butter and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in flour. Stir in rolled oats with a wooden spoon. Stir in chocolate kisses.

2. Drop dough from a #50 or #60 scoop, or from a tablespoon, 3 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Slightly flatten dough with your hand, if desired. Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks and cool. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature up to 3 days. Makes 60 to 72 cookies. Make-Ahead Tip: Cool cookies completely. In an airtight or freezer container, arrange cookies in a single layer; cover with a sheet of waxed paper. Repeat layers, leaving enough air space to close container easily. Freeze up to 1 month.


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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Chocolate Truffles Recipe


Ingredients:

½ Cup unsalted butter
2 1/3 C confectioner s sugar
½ C cocoa
1/4 cup heavy or whipping cream 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Centers: pecan, walnuts, whole almonds or after-dinner mints
Coatings: coconut, crushed nuts,confectioners sugar

Instruction:

Makes about 3 dozen truffles

Cream butter in large mixer bowl. Combine 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar and the cocoa; add alternately with cream and vanilla to butter. Blend well. Chill until firm. Shape small amount of mixture around desired center; roll into 1 inch balls. Drop into desired coating and turn until well covered. Chill until firm.


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