Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Candy Corn Coated Ghost Marshmallow Peeps

If you like chocolate-covered Peeps (and I know you do), you are going to think these uncanny confections are fan-franken-tastic. Candy corn and Ghost Marshmallow Peeps brought together in a most unholy union: great for that Halloween party you are going to tonight, and even better to hand out to those sugar-crazed kids and their unsuspecting parents.


Candy Corn Coated Ghost Marshmallow Peeps

For the full, scary-good recipe, visit Foodbeast.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Triple Candy Corn Bark

So you went and made those Triple Candy Corn Cake Batter Blondies I told you about, and they were awesome, but now you have all that left over candy corn-flavored stuff. What's a girl, guy, or superhero-disguised as either to do? Well, do you have some white chocolate chips? 

What? No? Consider yourself judged. You should always have a bag of white chocolate chips on hand for just such an occasion. I'll wait while you go to the store and purchase one...

Ready? Okay. Put it all together and what do you get? Triple. Candy. Corn. Bark. It's easy, oven-free, and boy does it taste awesome.


Triple Candy Corn Bark

Ingredients
  • 1 bag (12 oz) white chocolate chips
  • 14 Candy Corn Oreo cookies
  • 3/4 cup Candy Corn
  • 3/4 cup Candy Corn M&Ms

Directions
  1. Chop up cookies (into about 9 pieces each) and mix in medium-sized bowl with candy corn and M&Ms.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
  3. Melt white chocolate in the microwave and spread evenly on lined cookie sheet.
  4. Pour cookie, candy corn, and M&M mixture over melted white chocolate and press down.
  5. Put in freezer until set, and then break apart into pieces.

Your search for the perfect addition to your Halloween party is complete. Make this bark and you will be the ghostess with the mostest.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cookies 'N' Creamsicle Fudge

I walked into work yesterday and a co-worker asked, "Is making fudge like a stress thing for you?" Ha, no. But I just can't stop making it. 

Baking is an addiction, and when I don't have time to make something involved (read: something that has more than like 5 ingredients and actually uses the oven), this is what happens. It's glorious. And it is just. so. easy. (Feel free to insert some comment about my mother here, my husband would... sorry Mom.)


Cookies 'N' Creamsicle Fudge

Ingredients

  • 12oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 packet Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Orange Creme Flavor Mix
  • 1 can Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Frosting Starter
  • 16 Creamsicle Oreo Cookies, chopped
Directions
  1. Line 8x8 or 9x9 pan with wax paper.
  2. Melt white chocolate chips in microwave.
  3. Mix frosting and flavor mix according to directions and heat in microwave for 30 seconds.
  4. Stir frosting into melt chocolate, then stir in the chopped Creamsicle Oreo cookies.
  5. Spread into pan and put into fridge to set.
  6. Cut into bite-sized pieces and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
I think Orange Creme is one of my favorite flavor mixes from DH. It's doesn't taste fake or overwhelming, but I wouldn't make this fudge without the addition of the Oreo cookies. In addition to adding that necessary textural difference, they magically enhance yet mellow out the intense creamsicle flavor. 

I got a lot of great feedback from this particular recipe, so if you are considering making any of the fudge recipes I have posted, start with this one.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Corn Dog Brownies

You know how sometimes you are really into two different things and you think putting them together is a great idea, but it’s really not? Pottery and break dancing.  Kittens and hang gliding. Drinking and operating heavy machinery.

This is not one of those times.

You’re bonkers for brownies and crazy for corn dogs, so it's only right that you put them together in one awesome dinner/dessert of epig (get it!?!?) proportions.


Corn Dog Brownies

For the complete and completely awesome recipe, visit Foodbeast.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

German Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Cake mixes are so super versatile. Depending on what you add them (or what you add them to), you can make cookies, brownies, bars, cheesecake, ice cream, candy... oh yea, and cake. Yet, there seems to be a heavy preference towards certain flavors when creating these treats. I love a good yellow cake and sprinkles, but there is more to life than Funfetti, my friends! And to prove this to you, I've combined my love of cookies and cake with my love of Germans to bring you these awesomely moist and gooey German Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies.


German Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
(adapted from Cookin' Cowgirl)

Ingredients
  • 1 box German Chocolate cake mix
  • 1t baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2c oil
  • 1/2t vanilla
  • 1/2 can Coconut Pecan frosting (do what you will with the rest)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. 
  2. In a large bowl, sift cake mix and baking powder, then add the eggs, oil, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Scoop out 1.5T of batter, roll it into a ball, and make a little hole in the middle.
  4. Fill the cookie with about 1t of frosting and then close the rest of the cookie around the frosting the best you can.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on parchment-covered cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes and let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
I wouldn't be too pressed about wrapping the cookie around the frosting perfectly, it's still going to be come exposed during the baking process, but that kind of keeps it contained to a certain degree. Letting them cook and set up on the cookie sheet before you dive in is a good idea, or else they may fall apart. But they are still going to taste awesome regardless, so I won't judge you if you can't wait.