Rudolph Chow Recipe

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You guys are loving the Christmas recipes, so here is another fun and easy one to make with the whole family, that I call Rudolph Chow. I actually included the recipe for Rudolph Chow in the annual cookbook we create for our Moms group at church. Quick and easy to make, and it’s addictive!

 

Ingredients

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½ C creamy PB

1&1/2 C chocolate chips

8 C Rice Chex cereal

4-6 C powdered sugar

A bag or container of red Sixlets or red M&M’s (any type of red circle candy)

Handful of Pretzel sticks


Directions

In a large bowl add in the 8 C of Rice Chex cereal. Set aside.

In a medium sized glass bowl add in chocolate chips and PB.

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Microwave for 1 minute.

Stir the ingredients together until smooth. If there are still un-melted chocolate chips then microwave for another 15 seconds.

Once PB and chocolate are combined and smooth, poor mixture on top of the cereal.

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Stir until all cereal is coated with the chocolate mixture.

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Add the powdered sugar and stir until all of the chocolate covered cereal is coated with the sugar.

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Add in the candy and pretzels.

Enjoy!

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Christmas Tree Brownies

Christmas Tree Brownies

These Christmas Tree Brownies are so cute and easy to make! These would be perfect for a classroom party, pre-school, or just about any occasion! My little guy loves all of the recipes I have been working on. He is the official taste tester. He gives this one 2 thumbs up!

Yields: 8-10 servings
Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:

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1 box of brownie mix (including required oil, water & eggs) or your favorite brownie recipe
1 cup frosting
Food coloring (any color(s) you choose for the garland)
Candies and/or sprinkles to decorate

Directions:

1. Prepare and bake brownies as directed on box or recipe.
2. Allow brownies to cool, and gently remove from the pan and place onto parchment paper.

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3. Divide the brownies by cutting a straight line down the center horizontally. Cut off hard edges and then cut triangles out of each half to create the trees.
4. In a small bowl, mix food coloring into frosting until you reach desired shade. Spoon frosting into a piping bag or a sandwich bag with the tip cut off.

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5. Draw garland onto trees

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6. Decorate the trees with candies and sprinkles

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Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes Recipe

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These would be perfect for your child’s class! Step by step instructions. Hope you guys enjoy these, and have as much fun as I did making them!

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Cupcake Ingredients: 

3/4 C shortening
1 1/3 C packed brown sugar
1 C white sugar
3 eggs, room temp
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C buttermilk
3 C  flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground allspice

Cupcake Directions: 

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tin with paper liners.
-Cream the shortening, brown sugar, white sugar until light and fluffy.
-Add 1 egg at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
-Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and  allspice in a separate bowl. Set aside.
-Begin adding the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk blend until incorporated.
-Using an ice cream scoop fill the lined cupcake ins until 3/4’s filled.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Allow to cool in the cupcake pan for 10 minutes.
-Remove from cupcake pan and place each cupcake on a wire rack to cool completely.

Vanilla Frosting

Frosting Ingredients: 

1 C soft unsalted butter
4 + C powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Grass Green gel food coloring

Frosting Directions: 

-Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
-If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
-Add several drops of the green gel food coloring. Mix well to blend the colors.
-Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then….
– Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time…. mix well.
-Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
-If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
-Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
-Instead of holding the pastry bag and tip to the side hold it straight up pointing the tip down to the cupcake making the frosting look like grass.
-Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.

-You can add an candy pumpkin in the center of the grass patch (center of the frosting).

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Pumpkin Spice Spider Web Cookie Pizza!

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I love baking and creating holiday/season themed foods for my midget and his friends. Here is a really easy way to create a cool Halloween themed dessert! Let me know what you think!

PUMPKIN SPICE SPIDER WEB COOKIE PIZZA

Yields: 10-12 slices

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Ingredients:

1 tube sugar cookie dough (16.5 oz)

¼ cup chocolate chips

¼ cup heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons butter, softened

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

½ cup pumpkin puree

3-4 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a round pizza pan with cooking spray.
  • Press the cookie dough evenly onto prepared pizza pan. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  • Prepare chocolate ganache: Add chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds, then whisk until smooth. If needed, heat for an additional 10-15 seconds. Set aside until ready to use.

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  • While pizza is cooling, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. If using an electric mixer, use the paddle attachment. Beat in pumpkin, and then slowly mix in powdered sugar. For a thicker frosting, use 4 cups. Mix in pumpkin pie spice and vanilla.
  • Spread frosting over the top of the cooled cookie pizza.

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  • Place chocolate ganache into a sandwich bag and cut off a small corner. Pipe circles around the cookie pizza, approximately ½ inch apart until you reach the center.

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  • To create the spider web, use a toothpick and starting at the center, pull the toothpick through the frosting to the outer edge. Repeat at desired intervals around the cookie.
  • Chill until the frosting hardens slightly. Cut into slices and serve.

Notes:

If you don’t want to use pumpkin frosting, you may use vanilla frosting and tint it orange with food coloring.

You may use a 9” size pizza pan, but there will be extra cookie dough and frosting left.

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Halloween Party Dessert: Kitty Litter!

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I have made this kitty litter dessert a number of times over the past 12 years, and every year it is a huge hit with friends and guests. It sounds gross, but I assure you, it is delicious and it is so much fun listening to the comments from surprised friends. Not only does it look realistic but they are also putting it on their plate using a kitty litter scooper!

Halloween Party Dessert: Kitty Litter!

Ingredients

  • 10 Tootsie Rolls (Softened)
  • 1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 1 pk Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 1 pk Vanilla Creme Cookies

Directions

Step 1
Make vanilla pudding according to package directions, and set in fridge to chill.
Step 2
Bake both cake mixes according to package directions, let the cakes cool.
Step 3
Line NEW and unused kitty litter box (or any similar size and shape container) with small trash bag.
Step 4
Crumble package of vanilla creme cookies. Set aside 1/2 - 3/4 cup for a later step.
Step 5
Once cakes are cool, crumble them in a bowl.
Step 6
Mix in the crushed cookies,
Step 7
Add pudding to mixture, just enough to get the mixture moist.
Step 8
Pour the mixture into your kitty litter box.
Step 9
Scatter the remaining crushed cookies on the top.
Step 10
Scatter a few softened tootsie rolls throughout the mixture and a few on top of the mixture, shaping them, to look more realistic.
Step 11
Use a new and unused Kitty litter scoop, to scoop out the dessert to your guests!
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