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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Oreo Suckers/Blog Hop

St. Patrick's Day is Saturday..Don't
forget to wear Green or get pinched!
Where did that idea come from??

Well, I have a Delicious "TO DIE FOR"
St. Patrick's Day TREAT..."CHOC/MINT
(See Photos BELOW)

Supplies Needed:
Oreo Mint Cookies
Parchment/wax paper
White & Green Candy Melts
Lollipop/Sucker Sticks/bags
Curling Ribbon/or Twists

1) Lay out some Wax Paper on counter top.

Take Oreos & separate them (See Photo

2) At 30 sec. increments..microwave Candy Melts.

3) Take a Lollipop Stick & dip into
melted candy (will look like a Q-tip) &
place in middle of Oreo. Press down
softly into green frosting)

4) Place top of Oreo on top of
stick & press gently..Let harden
(about 5-10 min) See Photo BELOW

5) Dip hardened Suckers into melted
coating (making sure all sides & edges
are coated) See Photo BELOW

6) Decorate however you choose. I
used green sprinkles, Green Candy Melts,
White nonpareils (See BELOW)

7) Decorated & protected by plastic bags
these delicious "Choc/Mint Cookie Suckers"
are ready for gift giving...Friends, Neighbors,
Co-workers are going to ask you for the RECIPE!


Monday, March 5, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Brownies/Blog Hop

Looking for the Blog Hop..It's below the recipe.

Watch out..these will be super-delicious!!
Your going to LOVE these..These minty
brownies melt right into your mouth.

1 Box Brownie mix
(ingredients on back of box: water, veg. oil, & eggs)

Mint Filling
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. whipping cream
1 package (3oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 tsp. mint or peppermint extract
4 drops of green food coloring
3 1/2 c. powered sugar
***Baker's Secret...To soften butter
(out of the refrigerator) place in microwave
for 10-15 sec.

Chocolate Topping
1/2 c. whipping cream
1 bag (12oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. butter (do not use margarine)

Directions: Pre-heat oven 350F.
1) Grease 13"x 9" pan with cooking spray.
Make & bake brownies as directed on back
of box for a 13" x 9" pan, using water, oil &
eggs. Cool completely.

2) In large mixing bowl, put butter, cream,
cream cheese, mint extract/green food coloring
& 1 cup of conf. sugar. SEE BELOW:

3) Start to blend on a low speed... then higher
to blend & make nice & smooth.
4) Add 1 more cup of conf. sugar..start slow again
then higher speed until thoroughly smooth.
Add rest of powered sugar & beat until silky,
smooth & delicious!!!!!
5) On cooled brownies..spread the mint filling
& put into refrigerator to set for 1 hr...
Meanwhile, in a 2 qt. nonstick saucepan, heat
topping ingredients over medium-low heat, stirring
constantly, until melted, smooth & gorgeous!!
Cool about 10 min.

6) Pour topping over filling, spread to cover.
Refrigerate uncovered about 2 hrs. or until set.
Before cutting into bars let stand for 10 min.
at room temperture. Store covered in refrigerator.
Finished & Looking wonderful!!! Enjoy!!
(Maybe cut into smaller bars because of the richness)
Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! That left over frosting!!!!! Do you
remember when you were a kid & your mom made
these??? My mom use to always put frosting in
between some graham crackers & either put them
in my school lunch or to eat when we got home
from school. SEE BELOW:

Sometimes the sweetest memories are some of
the simplest things..Happy Memories everybody!!!