Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cookie Pops

These are so easy and fast!

1 pkg of Oreos or the cheap sandwich cookies you can buy at walmart
1 8 oz pkg of Cream Cheese softened
1 pkg of chocolate bark (candy melt)

In a food processor grind up your package of cookies. If you don't have a food processor you can mash them up by hand in a ziplock bag- just make sure you get it as fine as possible. Mix in the softened cream cheese and make sure you get it throughout all the cookies ( I just threw the cream cheese in with the cookie crumbs in my food processor- you do have to stop and stir it a little when doing it this way). Make small balls using your hands or a small ice cream or cookie scoop. Put them on a cookie sheet and pop them in the freezer to harden for 30 minutes.

Melt your chocolate bark either on the stove in a double boiler or in the microwave. Roll the balls in chocolate (you could use two forks to do this)- dip them about three times and lay them on waxed paper and sprinkle with sprinkles immediately. Let them sit until firm- you could also stick skewers in them to make them cookie pops if desired.

Delicious! Enjoy!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Banana Nut Muffins or Bread

A recipe using brown sugar, and vanilla in Banana Bread- try it it is delicious!

1/2 c shortening
1/2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 c flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t cinnamon
1 t vanilla
1 c mashed ripe bananas (about 2-3 average size bananas)
1/2 c chopped walnuts or pecans (leave out if you want to...I did :)

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees if making muffins, if making a loaf of bread preheat to 350 degrees

Mix shortening and sugar in the bowl and mix then add eggs, vanilla and mix. Next add dry ingredients and half of flour and the mashed banana and mix that together then add the rest of the flour and mix together. Add in nuts if desired and mix.

If you are making muffins:
Pour in to muffin tin (greased or lined with muffin cup papers) makes about 24 muffins. Bake at 425 degrees for 19 minutes.

If you are making bread:
Pour batter in to two greased and floured medium loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes