Category: Cookies & Candies

  • Simplified “Samoas”

    Simplified “Samoas”

    In the same vein as the one-of-each peanut butter cookies, this is a gluten-free recipe with only 4 ingredients. They result is soft and chewy. The whites of 2 eggs13-oz can of Dulce de Leche (available from a Hispanic grocery store)4 C unsweetened, flaked coconut1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips In a 325-degree oven, bake the…

  • Elma’s Butter Bars

    Cheesecake-flavored decadence… 1 package yellow cake mix 1 beaten egg 1 stick butter (melted) Mix together, spread in a greased and floured 9×13 pan, and press firmly. 8 oz cream cheese 1 pound powdered sugar 2 eggs 1 t vanilla 1/2 t salt Beat together and pour over the crust. Bake for 40 minutes at…

  • Layered Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Bars

    Base: 1-1/4 C flour 1/2 C brown sugar 3/4 C grated coconut 1-1/3 C butter, melted Caramel filling: 1/3 C corn syrup 1/2 C butter 14 oz condensed milk Topping: 10-1/2 oz dark chocolate chips 2 T vegetable oil Powdered cocoa Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease large rectangular baking sheet.  Line with parchment…

  • Pecan Pie Squares

    2 C flour 2/3 C confectioners sugar 3/4 C butter (softened) 1/2 C packed brown sugar 1/2 t salt 1/2 C honey 2/3 C butter 3 T whipping cream 3-1/2 C pecans, coarsely chopped Grease a 9×12-inch baking pan. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Stir the flour and powdered sugar together. Cut in the…

  • Easy Christmas Pretzel Treats

    A bag of little round pretzels A bag of Hershey’s kisses -or- a bag of Rolos A bag of red and green M&Ms -or- a bag of pecan halves Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a couple of cookie sheets. Arrange the pretzels on the cookie sheets so that they don’t overlap. Place a…

  • Saltine Toffee Crunch With Dark Chocolate

    35 to 40 saltines (about 2 sleeves worth) 1 C butter 1 C light brown sugar 1-1/2 C dark chocolate chips Preheat the oven to 425 F. Use 1 or 2 rimmed pans. Line them with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the saltines in the bottom of the pan with no space…

  • No-Bake Energy Bars

    1 C roasted almonds 1-1/4 C pitted dates (can substitute raisins for 1/2 C) 1 T dried coconut (unsweetened, if possible) 3/4 C water 1/4 C cocoa 2 T instant coffee powder 1 t chia seeds 1 T vegetable oil 1/4 t salt Put the almonds, dates, coconut, and water in a food processor and…

  • Super-Easy Brownies

    This recipe only has one more ingredient than my most popular recipe, “Cake Mix Brownies,” but the results are much more dense, chewy, and chocolatey. 1/2 C + 2 T butter, softened 1 C sugar 2 eggs 6 T cocoa powder 1/2 C flour Optional: 1/2 C chopped walnuts, pecans, or chocolate chips Preheat oven…

  • Dinghy Dings

    From The Best of People and Food Cookbook, submitted by Joan Young. 12-oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips 14-oz can condensed milk (not sure if this means sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk, but I suspect evaporated milk would make it plenty sweet, with the marshmallows) 2 T butter 2 C dry roasted peanuts 10-1/2 oz…

  • Bermuda Tea Scones

    4 T butter 1 C self-rising flour Handful golden raisins or other dried fruit Splash of sour milk Mix all ingredients to a smooth paste. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Serve warm. You can also cook them in a heavy cast-iron skillet on the stovetop.…