Favorite desserts? Okay no this is a joke or something because if I wrote a list of my favorite desserts it would be ongoing for a couple pages! so ya know, I’ll try my hardest to keep this short and simple but no promises because I thrive off of sugar and these desserts I’m about to list really get my juices flowing!
Ok watch out friends as y'all know how much we LOVE our desserts! We tried really hard to pick out our favorites...this was extremely difficult. And we have dessert on the mind as we pretty much had all of these at Elsa's graduation party last weekend. And there were NO LEFT OVERS...except for the ones we hid lol!
I gotta start with Better than Sex bars!! Also called Better than Starbuck's bars (clean version lol). My mama got this recipe from her Delta Gamma Sorority recipe book and they are amazing! On a side note, I had to look up how to spell caramel! Oh and we do not put the nuts in our bars but you can if you want :)
Better than Sex Bars
1 - 14 oz. package of vanilla caramels (unwrapped)
1/3 cup of evaporated milk
1 package of Pillsbury German Chocolate Cake Mix
1 cup of nuts (optional)
1/2 cup of butter (softened)
2 tablespoons of evaporated milk
6 oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In medium sauce pan over low heat, combine caramels and 1/3 cup of evaporated milk. Stir constantly until melted. In large bowl, combine cake mix, nuts, butter, 2T of evaporated milk. Mix well. Press half of dough into bottom of 9x13 pan. Reserve remaining dough for topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over partially baked crust. Carefully spread caramel mixture over chocolate chips. Crumble reserved dough over caramel mixture. Return to oven and bake 15-18 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely.
Okay side note, I do love ice cream too! Anything from Julie Ann's, Dairy Queen, Culvers, and the ultimate place up by our lake house, Kopp's Frozen Custard!!!!
Many of you have heard me say that I love any dessert in a 9 x 13 pan. I don't know if it is a Minnesota thing or what, but my favorite recipes are any bars that my mama makes.
And these "Crisp-O-Roos" are the bomb!
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
(combine first two ingredients in saucepan and heat until mixture begins to bubble)
Add: 1 cup peanut butter until melted
Pour above mixture over six cups of rice krispies. Press into 9x13 pan and let harden.
Topping: Slowly melt over stove (or in microwave)
6 oz. chocolate chips and 6 oz. butterscotch chips.
Spread over rice krisipies. Let cool and cut into bars.
Peanut Butter Balls!! Okay many people know the hype about these amazing pieces of food!! Chocolate, peanut butter, rice krispies... mm-mm and lots of sugar!! Great for a game day snack or anything! Best dessert around!
Peanut Butter Balls
Mix - 2 cups creamy peanut butter
3 cups rice krispies
3 3/4 cups of powdered sugar
1 stick of melted butter
Roll in hands - 1 inch round. Refrigerate for one hour.
Melt in double boiler - 1 large Hershey bar
6 oz. chocolate chips
1/2 bar of paraffin wax *
Dip balls into chocolate - use 2 forks and put on wax paper to cool. Refrigerate.
*Yes, it is wax. Ask the grocery store where they keep the wax sometimes used for canning.
And last but not least, my mom’s chocolate chip cookies! they’re amazing oh my golly! My mom made them for my graduation party and wow they just hit the nail on the head! they were amazing and perfect!! What makes them so good and soft? A package of instant vanilla pudding! We do not put nuts in these either :)
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups of packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups chocolate chips
2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10-12 unites in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.
Hope you enjoy these desserts as much as we do! Which one looks like it would be your favorite and tell us your favorite dessert and don't forget to share the recipe in the comments!!!!!
~Jen & Elsa