I had this recipe years ago and managed to lose it, but found a friend at work that had it and I am back in the brittle business. It is extremely easy and quick to make. Since most people have the ingredients in their pantry and freezers, it is a recipe that can be made up in a few minutes if unexpected guest show up.
The surprise is a chocolate egg baked inside the cupcake! Yum! These cupcakes are so pretty, especially when you ice them with pastel colors for Easter or Spring. I got this from an old Woman's World magazine.
There are so many cheese ball recipes and so many Mexican dip recipes, but I'd never seen a Mexican cheese ball, so I had to try it. DEEEElish! It's great served with tortilla chips or those extra big Scoops corn chips.
When diabetes changed my diet, (I'm a big fan of candy) I started eating more fruit for dessert. I prefer it fresh, but love a good dip. This one had to grow on me a bit, but is none-the-less delish. I like it with summer fruits like cantaloupe. I usually chill mine before serving for about an hour, reflected in the passive cook time.
Who would have thought you could improve on the package directions of Kool-Aid? Well, you can! This is now my family's favourite way to prepare Kool-Aid, at one-and-a-half strength. We tried it at double-strength, but preferred this method, with this amount of sweetness. The extra flavour burst is particularly noticeable, we have found, with cherry, orange, and grape.
I have a good friend who fixes these for church potluck dinners. He gets up early to make a large pan and he never has any leftover. So easy and cheap! I toss everything in a ziploc bag the night before, and they will fall apart when cooked. These can be placed in a ziploc bag with the dressing marinade and frozen, then simply defrost overnight in the refrigerator and cook as usual.
I have had this many times over the years at family reunions and church meals. Paula Deen even has the recipe on her site on FoodTV. Can be doubled or tripled. Simple to make, easier to love!!!
Edited to add: I have now tried this with frozen peas as recommended by the reviewers! Frozen peas are the way to go. It has better flavor and texture! But again, use whatever is your preference!
I love this recipe because it is so easy to roll out, and the taste is great. This is our favorite Christmas cookie recipe to make, but I also make them for Easter and Halloween. Sometimes I ice them or just sprinkle with colored sugar while they bake. I always double this recipe for us.
My sister's co-worker brought these to a party and they were quite a hit. I don't know where the recipe came from originally.
"Bark" is an artificial chocolate or vanilla candy coating/confectioner's coating used to make a treat called almond bark and can be found at most grocery stores near the chocolate chips.
You can use chocolate chips and white chocolate chips if you don't have almond bark, but I have found that almond bark melts better and is easier to work with.
If you like angel food cake, you will like this wonderful light dessert, that looks pretty too. I got this recipe from a Jello insert in a woman's magazine in the '80's. You can use any flavor Jello you like, we like lime the best.