Nutter Butter Truffles

Nutter Butter Truffles are so easy to make, and incredibly delicious. My family was in love with these immediately! These are the perfect dessert to do ahead of time, and would be a hit to any gathering.

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Nutter Butter Truffles

Our family has enjoyed Oreo Truffles, and one day I wanted something with peanut butter. I started to think about what to make and I wondered how it would turn out if I used Nutter Butter Cookies to make truffles.

I can't tell you just how moist and amazing this recipe is, so you will have to try it for yourself! (Be careful, they are VERY addicting!)

You can freeze these, so feel free to double or triple the recipe and put some in the freezer for another time.

How to Make Nutter Butter Truffles

You will need to buy 2 packs of Nutter Butter Cookies, but if you double the recipe, you will use all but one cookie with three packages of cookies. You will need 1 – 8oz Cream Cheese, about 1 1/2 package of Reese's Peanut Butter Chips and 3/4 cups of Coconut Oil or Crisco.

In a food processor, you will add 40 Nutter Butter Cookies. You will want to make the cookies into crumbs. If you have any bigger pieces just crumble them in your hand.

Next, add the softened cream cheese and mix it together in the processor until a round ball is formed.

Remove the ball of dough, and place it on a prepared cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Using a small melon scooper, scope balls and place on wax paper. Freeze for at least 20 minutes.

A few minutes before removing the balls from the freezer, melt the chips and coconut oil or crisco in the microwave. Be sure to not over cook the chips, by doing only 20 seconds at a time, and stirring in between the next 20 seconds.

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Place several toothpicks in several balls (one per ball) and dip into the melted mixture. Spin the ball in the bowl to remove the excess coating. Place on wax paper to harden.

To remove the toothpicks (and reuse them) just twist it a few times, and it will come out.

You can cover the whole that the toothpick leaves, by drizzling melted chocolate chips over the top.

This recipes makes approximately 42 balls. Store in the refrigerator or freeze until you are ready to serve. They only need about 30 minutes to thaw.


Feel free to print this recipe for your own cookbook: Nutter Butter Truffles Recipe Card

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S’more No-Bake Bars

S'more no-bake bars is a twist to an old-time family recipe, we call Pollock Fudge. I'm not really sure why it is called that in our family, when most people call them no-bake cookies, but it is what we grew up saying. I decided to switch this recipe up with three flavors that Americans love… chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows.

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S'more No-Bake Bars

When my kids caught me in the kitchen experimenting with a new idea for a dessert, they got so excited to see that I was putting two of their favorite desserts into one.

I grew up making the Pollock Fudge, whenever my dad desired it to be made. He always wanted to clean out the pan, because he loved the taste of the warm dessert. It was so disappointing to not get to enjoy that all to myself, after making it, but my dad always made me feel good with his compliments of how good it tasted.

As I approached my Senior year in a private school, I had to take Pollock Fudge for frequent bake sales, and it always sold out first.

So when I had a family of my own, I brought out my sauce pan and introduced them to an old family favorite. It quickly became a go-to recipe if a sweet tooth hit us. Now, I get to enjoy the warm dessert scrapings of the pan while the rest is cooling in the pan. However, when my daughter learned to make it herself, I passed on the joy of cleaning the pan before putting it in the skin.

After she recently made me our Pollock Fudge recipe, I started to get inspired for a twist. I know they would love it!

This is just as easy to make, too!

How to Make S'more No-Bake Bars

In a medium to large saucepan, melt 2 sticks of butter on medium heat. Once it is melted, add 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of Dutch Process Cocoa and Evaporated Cane Sugar. Continue to stir this together until it comes to a boil.

Stop stirring, and boil for 5 minutes.

While the mixture is boiling, butter or spray a 9X13 pan. Get the following ingredients ready (don't add yet):

Once the 5 minutes is up, remove pan from the heat and add the vanilla and Marshmallow Fluff. Stir quickly until it is completely melted. Add the cereal, and stir. Gently fold in the miniature marshmallows, and quickly add to the prepared pan.

Cool completely. Cut and store in air tight container.
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These bars are so easy to make, and a hit with the family. You will definitely want a big glass of milk to go with it, because these are very sweet.

 


 

Feel free to print this recipe card here: S'more No-Bake Bars Printable Recipe Card

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Christmas Magic Bars

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Magic bars are such an easy dessert to make, but this Christmas we added sprinkles to make them more festive, making them Christmas Magic Bars. We added these to our neighbors baked good plates that we give each year and they just made the plate pop with Christmas color!

This is a recipe that children can do on their own, with some assistance when putting it in and out of the oven.

Christmas Magic Bars

Melt one stick of butter and add it 1 1/2 packages of crushed graham crackers. Press firmly at the bottom of a 9X13 greased pan. Evenly pour sweetened condensed milk over the entire crust, then add the 2 cups of chocolate chips and 1 1/2 cups of coconut. Then sprinkle your choice of Christmas sprinkles to the top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool and then cut.

Here is a printable recipe card for Christmas Magic Bars just for you:

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Peppermint Whoopie Pies

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Our family loves whoopie pies and most families do. We decided to make a peppermint flavored one that has proven to be a big hit with our friends. You can add red or green food coloring to the frosting if you want it to be with the Christmas colors, but we choose to keep ours white with the peppermint taste.

Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Whip together: 1 egg, 1 stick of soft butter, 1/3 cup of cocoa, 1 cup of evaporated cane juice, 1 tsp real salt, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp baking soda, and 2 cups of milk. Add 1/2 cup of soft white wheat flour (or baking flour) at a time, until you get a wet cookie dough consistency. I put in about 4 cups or a little more.

I drop my cookie dough on a greased cookie pan using a small scoop. If it doesn't flatten, I have the right amount of flour.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes.

Let cool on cookie rack, while making the peppermint frosting. Cream together 1/2 cup of shortening or coconut oil, 1 stick of softened butter, 1 tsp of peppermint extract 4 cups of powered sugar and 2 TBSP of water.

Place a spoonful of frosting between two cookies and enjoy!

You can freeze the cookies without frosting, and then add frosting when they thaw.

Here is a printable recipe card for Peppermint Whoopie Pies your holiday baking:

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Hot Chocolate a La Mode

Everyone loves hot chocolate, but I had a thought recently that was a big hit in our home. Why not have hot chocolate a la mode?

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Although I have never heard of anyone doing this before, it didn't stop me trying it with my own family. We used packaged cocoa, but if you want to try to make your own hot chocolate mix, you can! You may even want to try your hand at making it on the stove!

Once you have your cup 3/4 of the way full of hot chocolate, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or be crazy and just add your favorite), and then throw a few chocolate chips in to celebrate the new way of drinking a favorite warm beverage.

It is going to be a big hit! At least it was in our home, as it got a big approval from my little guy…

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How to Make Your Own Disney Character Cake

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There is nothing like seeing the face of you little one light up when they see that you are making your own Disney character cake for their special day.  We wanted to do a theme cake for our little guy turning 4, to go along with his new Planes movie and Planes figure toys he was getting for his birthday, but they hadn't came out with the pan… yet.

So creativity took over and the result was pure joy for our little boy!

Here is how to make your own Disney Character Cake:

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We first copied one of the packages from his gifts. We enlarged it to take up more of the cake. We cut out the plane only.

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Once it is cut, lay it on your cake.  Take a tooth pick and track the outside of the character.  Carefully remove the paper once you have traced the entire outside of the character.

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Then use the graphic to make lines for what is inside the graphic.  Don't fret about being perfect! There were several mistakes on our cake, but my little guy never noticed!

Make your frosting to match the colors to the character the best you can.  I used Wilton's Buttercream frosting for the best results.   We also love using Wilton's Gel Icing Colors. We also use the disposal pastry bags for easy clean up and our decorating tips.  Don't forget to purchase couplers, which holds the tip in place.

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Use a different pastry bag for each color and a different tip, but similar, for each bag.  I used tip number 16 and similar tips. I also used a tip number 2 for straight lines.

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If you don't think you can still do this after the tutorial, you could buy a generic airplane cake pan and use the colors of the character you are wanting to make or just buy the cupcake toppers to make that special day brighter!