After sampling one of these little gems at Starbucks, I just had to make some of my own! They are so delicious, can be customized with numerous different flavor combinations, and can be decorated for any occasion. They're a bit of work, but so worth it.
I found this on the Domino Sugar brand website. Boy what a great muffin recipe. I looked on this site and most did not use this amount of peanut butter. I think you could exchange the creamy peanut butter for crunchy but I end up using chopped roasted peanuts too so that is accounted for in this recipe. If you want to skip that step then just use crunchy peanut butter. They suggested a glaze of chocolate icing but I find that is too sweet and we like these as more of a snack and not a dessert. Hope you enjoy.
These are great to take to work, kids lunch boxes, for a potluck or a bake sale, you can slice them and stick them in the freezer then wrap tightly in foil, put a frozen wrapped bar into your kid's lunchboxes, they will thaw out by noon, they are just as good if not better than the store-bought! ---This also works well using blueberry or other flavors of jams, for easy spreading heat the jam in the microwave until softened :)
I got this recipe from a friend. I make these often and take them to many potlucks, office parties, the cottage, picnics, children's lunch and the list goes on. Recipe from the cookbook "Just The Best."
These muffins won 2nd place in a King Arthur Flour contest. I've been making them since my kids were babies and have brought them to many functions. The yogurt makes them fluffy and the almond flavoring gives them a special bakery flavor. You can substitute pureed cottage cheese for the ricotta.
I eat one of these almost everyday. They are an excellent source of fiber and only being 1 pt. what's not to love??? Especially if you are counting. Feel free to use whatever flavor of muffin mix from Krusteaz you choose, just making sure it's the Fatfree kind.
This is a "Paula Deen" recipe that my brother gave to me. I haven't tried it yet but DH loves pineapple so it probably won't be long before I'm whipping up a batch of these. I think this would be a great dish to make with your children.
I love this recipe because it is so easy to make and yet it always gets 'oohs' when people see the candies and 'aahs' when they taste them!
I've gotten several z-mails asking about the candy coating. They are wafers that you melt to then dip candies into to coat them. They are usually sold in the candy section of craft or baking stores. I've seen them in the candy making section of Wal-Mart also. If you look at the ingredients photo on Recipe #104941, you'll see a photo of them. They are a different 'stiffness' than white chocolate chips but some reviews have successfully used those when they can't find the candy coating. Hope that helps!
This is a favorite of my family's (especially my 16 year old--the only frosting she will ever make). It is in response to a request on the boards. If you are planning to use this on a chocolate cake, clear vanilla will produce a stark white frosting that contrasts beautifully with the chocolate. This is a light, fluffy frosting and doesn't over-power the flavor of any cake that you choose to top with it. My daughters also like to spread it on graham crackers for 'graham cracker sandwiches'.
For pretty pastel coloured cupcakes, add in a few drop of desired food colouring my recipe#80118 goes wonderful with these cupcakes --- I use 2 cups icing sugar and 1/2 cup white granulated sugar instead of processing the sugar, it works out fine this way.
This is a sweet and delicious cake. The recipe was on the side of a cake mix box several years ago. I can't remember what it was called back then.
Edited on July 6, 2004: From my own recent and personal experience, try to avoid using store/off brand canned pie filling. They tend to have more of the glaze rather than cherries. The cake won't have as many cherries in it as it would with Comstock or other name brand Pie Filling.