Sweets For A Cause

Two things we’ve never shied away are helping and baking. When these two collide you better believe we are all in. So when our church requested cookies for a wonderful cause we signed up without a second thought. Hopefully our White  Chocolate M&M Oreo Cookies will be just what they are wishing for! Full hearts and full tummies! White Chocolate M&M Oreo Cookies

Sister Sweetly’s favorite cookie dough
*sub white chocolate M&Ms and crushed Oreos for the chocolate chips, Heath, and  plain M&Ms 

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Borrowed Sweets

Ever heard the phrase, “Too much of a good thing is not a good thing at all,”? Well take applies to our sweet cheat this Saturday….sort of. After trick or treating last night we have mounds and mounds of candy. If your kids are like ours’ they prefer the super sweet fruity types of candy. We, on the other hand, LOVE the chocolate. Good thing they won’t notice us “borrowing” their chocolatey goodies to make Candy Bar Brownies. Brownies mix+ candy bars + Saturday + sisters = the best post Halloween treat ever!

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Candy Bar Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1  box of brownie mix plus ingredients on the back of the box
  • Halloween candy

Directions

Make brownies according to directions on the back of the box. Once cooled put your “borrowed” Halloween candy on top of the brownies and enjoy with your little ghosts and goblins!

Sweet Wishes Come True

In a few days we will celebrate our 29th birthday again! We aren’t sure how this keeps happening, but lucky for us it does. According to us,  there’s no better way to honor our special day than smothering ourselves in delicious birthday treats. And what could top Better Than Birthday Cake Brownies? Ooey-gooey yumminess! Our wish came true!

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Better Than Birthday Cake Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 box of dark chocolate brownies, plus ingredients on the back of the box
  • 1 package of Birthday Cake Oreo Cookies
  • 1 batch of oatmeal cookie dough (recipe here)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make brownies according to directions on the back of the box. Make cookie dough using recipe link. Put cookie dough in the bottom a greased 9 x 13 pan. Place a layer of Oreo cookies on top of the cookie dough. Spread brownie batter on top of the Oreos. Bake for 25 to 30 min. We always underbake for more extra oeey-gooey goodness!

 

Melt Proof Sweet Ice Cream Sundaes

It’s Labor Day weekend and we’re heading to a lakeside beach to celebrate. Ordinarily, ice cream sundaes are the perfect dessert to mark the unofficial end of summer. However, the hot sun and sand aren’t quite favorable for the frozen stuff. We’ve created a new twist on this summer favorite, Ice Cream Sundae Cookies! We start with our preferred cookie recipe, mix in ice cream sundae toppings and broken pieces of waffle cones, and top it off with hot fudge drizzle. They are the ultimate beach friendly treat! Rest, relax, and most definitely indulge!

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Ice Cream Sundae Cookies

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 3/4 cup Butter Flavored Crisco Stick
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup crushed Oreos
  • 1/2 cup Heath Bits
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup broken waffle cone pieces
  • hot fudge

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together Crisco, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla using an electric mixer. Beat in egg until well combined.

Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together into a separate mixing bowl. With mixer on low speed, carefully add flour mixture 1/4 cup at a time until a soft dough forms. Add chocolate chips, Oreos,  Heath, M&Ms, and waffle cone pieces to dough, stirring by hand.

Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough 3 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet after removing from oven, and transfer to a wire rack to allow cookies to cool completely. Once cool drizzle hot fudge on top of cookies.

Makes 3 dozen

Recipe from Crisco

Birthday Sweets

Wow, time flies! How can my sweet baby boy be 5 years old? People told me it would go by fast and he wouldn’t be little for long. And not, that I didn’t believe them. I’ve already been through this with my daughter. I just didn’t think it would really happen this fast this time around. It seems like yesterday that I was cuddling my new bundle of joy. Now I can barely keep up with him. For his birthday treat today, I tried to incorporate 3 of the sweet things he loves: brownies topped with Oreos and whip cream. Simply simple, yet perfectly perfect for my simply perfect 5 year old! Happy Birthday to my big boy!

Birthday Sweets

Birthday Brownies

Birthday Brownies Recipe:
•Two boxes of your favorite brownie mix
•One package of Oreos (birthday ones are perfect for Birthday Brownies!)
•One can of whip cream

1. Make the brownies according to the recipe on the box.
2. When cool, cut brownies into squares.
3. Top each brownie with whip cream.
4. Place an Oreo on top of the whip cream.
5. Sing happy birthday.
6. Blow out candles and make a wish.
7. Enjoy!

Sweet Tooth Satisfaction

Have you ever had one of those weeks when you crave something so sweet you literally drool thinking about it? Welcome to our every Saturday! We figured our version of Everything Bark sounded so unbelievably divine that it’s sure to satisfy the most challenging of all sweet tooths; OURS! We promise to share. (Just a little. Wink! Wink!)

Everything Bark

Everything Bark

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 large bag of chocolate chips
  • about 1 1/2 cups mini pretzels
  • 8 chocolate-stuffed Oreos, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup toffee bits
  • sea salt for sprinkling, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper; set aside. Before beginning to melt the chocolate, have all the ingredients chopped, prepped, and ready to go so that they’re ready to be added while the chocolate is hot and melty
  2. Place chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high power to melt, about 2 to 3 minutes, stopping every 15 seconds to check and stir until mixture can be stirred smooth. Be careful not to scorch it; or use a double boiler.
  3. Pour melted chocolate onto parchment and with a spatula or offset knife, smooth into a large rectangle, about 10×15-inches, and about 1/8-inch thick
  4. Evenly sprinkle with pretzels, Oreos, toffee bits, and sea salt to taste.
  5. Allow chocolate to set up for at least 1 hour at room temp, or in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  6. After chocolate has set, break into pieces or chop with a knife.

*recipe adapted from Averie Cooks

 

In the Sweet Spirit

Can you feel it? The holiday spirit is in the air. Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now on to Christmas. We are ready for the season. We are up to the challenge. What’s our easiest task to knock off the list today, you ask? Well, picking a sweet treat to bake, of course. And what could be better or more festive than Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars! We suggest whipping up a batch before tackling the trimming of your tree. Enjoy!

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars

Ingredients

1 box red velvet cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 package Jell-O instant white chocolate pudding
6 tablespoons canola oil
1 package Oreo cookies
8 ounce package cream cheese
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs, pudding mix, and canola oil and mix well until thoroughly combined (2-3 minutes on medium of electric mixer).

Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Then spread the red velvet brownie layer into the pan. It will be VERY thick, so use the back of a spoon (or clean hands) to help spread it into all edges of the pan.

Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Sprinkle chocolate chips over the baked red velvet brownies. Allow to melt, then spread. Cool Completely.

Crush package of Oreos in a food processor (or in a large plastic bag and rolling pin). Melt cream cheese for 15 seconds in a microwave to soften. Stir together crushed Oreos and cream cheese until blended smooth.

Carefully spread out Oreo truffle mixture on top of baked red velvet brownies.

Cut into squares and top with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

*recipe adapted from Courtney, Pizzazzerie

For more great recipes check out Sara Clark’s blog Chomping the Big Apple