CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE!!!

Simple, easy and cheesy! My whole family loves this recipe so much. If it were for them, I’d be making this every day! Give it a shot, you’ll love it!To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE:
1 pkg. (15.25 oz.) dark chocolate cake mix
Ingredients listed on the box to make the cake
1 box (3.56 oz.) instant Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Pudding mix
4 cups milk, divided
1 jar (12.8 oz.) Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate topping

FOR THE TOPPING:
1 box (3.56 oz.) instant Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Pudding mix
1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 Giant (6.8 oz.) Hershey Dark Chocolate candy bar, chopped

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Bake the cake according to package directions using a 9×13-in. baking pan.
Mix the pudding mix with 2 cups of milk in a medium bowl. Poke holes in the hot cake with the round end of a wooden spoon and slowly pour this mixture over the cake, trying to fill the holes.
Microwave the chocolate topping (with the lid off) for about 45 seconds or until it pours easily. Pour evenly over the top of the cake. Let the cake cool completely.
In a medium bowl, combine the second pudding mix with the additional 2 cups of milk. Carefully fold in the whipped topping. Spread the mixture evenly over the top of the cake. Sprinkle the chopped candy bar over the top.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Store the cake (covered) in the refrigerator.

EASY SALTED NUT ROLLS

Make your own homemade Salted Nut Roll Bars! This dessert recipe starts with a cake batter bottom, then is topped with gooey marshmallows, peanuts and a peanut butter mixture for a delicious dessert recipe. They are soft, chewy and buttery and oh so good!
I love those recipes that we all grew up with, they are just too good to miss out on.

 

Ingredient

1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large egg yolks
3 heaping cups mini marshmallows

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the peanuts and Rice Krispies. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix the cake mix, egg and 1/4 cup of melted butter.
Press the mixture into a lightly greased 9×13 pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Sprinkle the marshmallows evenly over the hot crust. Return to oven for 3-4 minutes, or until the marshmallows are puffy and just beginning to turn golden.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the peanut butter chips, corn syrup and the remaining butter.
Heat and stir until peanut butter chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla.
Pour the peanut butter mixture over the peanuts and Rice Krispies and stir to coat well.
Carefully spread the peanut mixture over the marshmallows. Refrigerate until set.

CUCUMBER TEA SANDWICHES

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Ingredients

4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
Zest and juice of 1 small/medium lemon
salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 slices good-quality white bread, crusts cut off
⅓ large English seedless cucumber (about 4 inches), thinly sliced

 

Instructions

In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, fresh dill, lemon zest, and lemon juice until all incorporated.
Season this mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.
Lay the slices of bread on your work service (I used a large cutting board) and spread the cream cheese evenly among each slice in a thin layer.
Arrange the cucumber slices in rows over 3 slices of the bread, overlapping them a bit.
Top with the remaining bread, and cut into quarters so there are 4 pieces from each sandwich.
Serve immediately or bread will get soggy. Enjoy!

CREAM CHEESE MINTS

Smooth and delicate, these cream cheese mints are flavored with peppermint but feel free to add any extract you like for fun twist!
Simple and easy ! My whole family loves this recipe so much. If it were for them, I’d be making this every day! Give it a shot, you’ll love it!To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:

 

Ingredients

8 oz package of Challenge cream cheese, full fat, softened
1/4 cup Challenge butter, softened
2 lbs powdered sugar
1 – 2 tsp mint extract
gel food coloring
1/2 cup powdered sugar for rolling mints

 

Instructions

Combine cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
Add the mint extract and mix until combined.
Gradually, add the remaining powdered sugar until smooth and consistent. You can do this with a stand mixer, food processor, or by hand.
Separate the mixture into four separate bowls, or however many different colors you want.
Add a small amount of food color to each bowl and stir in until the color is uniform.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm enough to handle. You don’t want it sticking to your hands.
Line 2 quarter sheet pans with parchment paper and liberally dust with powdered sugar. Set aside.
Pinch off small amounts of the dough and form into a 1-inch balls.
Roll each ball in powdered sugar and place on prepared sheet pans.
Gently press the tines of a fork into the top of each ball. (You can also use the bottom of a shot glass if you don’t want the lines. Just dip the bottom of the glass into powdered sugar to keep it from sticking.)
Let stand, uncovered, for at least 4 hours or until the mints are firm. If the bottoms have any moisture, flip over and let stand again until the bottoms of the mints are also firm.
Store in an airtight container, separating layers with parchment or waxed paper, for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.
Mints can be refrigerated or frozen if desired.

 

Butter Pecan Cookies

Simple and easy ! My whole family loves this recipe so much. If it were for them, I’d be making this every day! Give it a shot, you’ll love it!To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:

I love those recipes that we all grew up with, they are just too good to miss out on.

 

Ingredients :

1 cup of pecans, chopped
7 tbsp of butter, unsalted
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
a pinch of salt
Pecan halves for the top of each cookie

 

Directions :

Make sure to preheat your oven to 350º and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Then beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer, until light and creamy.
Next, add eggs, vanilla extract, and beat again for an additional 2 minutes. Immediately add flour, baking soda, salt, and mix until just combined
When finished, scoop balls, using a medium cookie scoop onto prepared baking sheets and add a pecan half to the top of each cookie. Bake until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, cool cookies on a wire rack.

Butter Swim Biscuits (quick and easy!)

Simple and easy ! My whole family loves this recipe so much. If it were for them, I’d be making this every day! Give it a shot, you’ll love it!To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:

I love those recipes that we all grew up with, they are just too good to miss out on.

 

Ingredients

• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 cups buttermilk
• 1 stick butter
• 4 tsp baking powder
• 4 tsp sugar
• 2 tsp salt

 

Instructions

1) Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
2) Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
3) Next, add the buttermilk and mix all of the ingredients together until a moist dough is formed.
4) Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl, and then pour it into an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish (make sure that your pan is not too small or shallow so that the butter doesn’t drip out of the pan while it’s baking).
5) Place the dough right on top of the melted butter and use a spatula to spread it evenly across the pan until it touches the sides.
6) Cut the unbaked dough (it should be swimming in butter at this point) into 9 evenish squares.
7) Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top.