PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE

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INGREDIENTS

No-Stick Cooking Spray

3 cups sugar

1/2 cup butter

2/3 cup PET® Evaporated Milk

1 2/3 cups Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter

1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

DIRECTIONS

LINE 13 x 9-inch pan with aluminum foil; spray with no-stick cooking spray.

COMBINE sugar, butter and milk in large saucepan, stirring constantly on medium heat, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

ADD peanut butter. Stir until well blended. Add marshmallow creme and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Spread in prepared pan. Cool. Cut into candy-sized pieces.

 

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Baklava

Baklava

Baklava

Ingredients

1 package Phyllo Dough

4 cups Chopped Walnuts or Pecans

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1-1/2 stick Butter, Melted

2 cups Honey

1/2 cup Water

1/2 cup Sugar

3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Directions

Remove phyllo dough package from freezer and place in the fridge for 24 hours to thaw. Remove from fridge 1 hour before using.

When working with the phyllo dough, only remove the sheets you immediately need, keeping the other sheets covered in plastic wrap, then a damp cloth.

Toss together the chopped walnuts and cinnamon. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly butter a rectangular baking pan. Make sure the sheets of phyllo will generally fit the pan (if they’re a little bigger, that’s okay.) If they’re much bigger, just trim them with a sharp knife.

Butter the top sheet of phyllo with melted butter, and then grab it and the unbuttered sheet below it. Set the two sheets in the pan, buttered sheet face down. Press lightly into the pan. Repeat this twice more, so that you have six sheets of phyllo in the pan, three of the sheets buttered.

Sprinkle on enough walnuts to make a single layer. Butter two sheets of phyllo and place them on top of the walnuts. Add more walnuts, then two more buttered phyllo sheets. Repeat this a couple more times, or until you’re out of walnuts. Top with 4 more buttered phyllo sheets, ending with a buttered top. Cut a diagonal diamond pattern in the baklava using a very sharp knife.

Bake for 45 minutes until the baklava is golden brown.

While the baklava is baking, combine 1 stick of the butter, honey, water, sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low.

When you remove the baklava from the oven, drizzle half the saucepan evenly all over the top. Allow it to sit and absorb for a minute, then drizzle on a little more until you think it’s thoroughly moistened.

Allow the baklava to cool, uncovered, for several hours. Once cool and sticky and divine, carefully remove them from the pan.

Chocolate Breakfast Wreath

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Ingredients

2 (1/4-oz.) envelopes active dry yeast

1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided

1/2 cup warm milk (100°)

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 1/2 cups soft butter, divided

3 large eggs, at room temperature

PARCHMENT PAPER

1 (4-oz.) bittersweet chocolate baking bar, finely chopped

 

EASY VANILLA GLAZE

Whisk together 2 cups powdered sugar, 3 TBSP milk, ½ tsp vanilla extract, and a dash of table salt. Whisk in up to 1 tbsp milk, ½ tsp at a time until consistency is reached. makes 1½ cups.

Preparation

  1. Combine milk, yeast, and 1/3 cup sugar in bowl of a stand mixer; let stand 5 minutes or until foamy. Gradually add 1 cup flour, beating at low speed until blended; scrape down sides. Add salt and 1 cup butter; beat at low speed until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until incorporated after each addition and scraping sides of bowl as needed. Gradually add remaining 3 1/2 cups flour, beating until blended. Increase speed to medium, and beat until dough forms a ball and begins to pull away from sides. Beat dough 2 more minutes or until smooth and elastic. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 minutes.
  2. Place dough in a large greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place (80° to 85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down, and turn out onto lightly floured parchment paper. Roll dough into a 12- x 18-inch rectangle.
  3. Brush 6 Tbsp. soft butter over dough; sprinkle with chocolate and 1/2 cup sugar. Roll up dough, jelly-roll fashion, starting at 1 long side. Press edge to seal, and place dough, seam side down, on parchment paper.
  4. Transfer parchment paper with dough onto a baking sheet. Shape rolled dough into a ring, pressing ends together to seal. Cut ring at 2-inch intervals, from outer edge up to (but not through) inside edge. Gently pull and twist cut pieces to show filling. Cover dough.
  5. Let rise in a warm place (80° to 85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Preheat oven to 350°. Uncover dough. Melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter; brush over dough. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden. Cool on pan 10 minutes. Drizzle Easy Vanilla Glaze over warm bread.

Chocolate Cake “The Best Ever”

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Chocolate Cake “The Best Ever”

 

Ingredients

2 cups Sugar                                      1 ½ tsp Baking Soda         ½ Apple Sauce

1 ¾ cups All Purpose Flour             1 tsp Salt                             2 tsp Vanilla Extract

¾ cup Hershey Cocoa                       3 Eggs                                   1 cup Boiling Water

1 ½ tsp Baking Powder                     1 cup Milk

 

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour two 9 inch round baking pans.  Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).

Pour into pans and bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes and remove cakes from pans to wire racks.

Cool completely.  Frost with Chocolate Frosting .

Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients    

½ cup (1 stick butter)               3 cups Powdered Sugar    1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

2/3 cup Hershey Cocoa             1/3 cup Milk

Directions

Melt butter.  Stir in cocoa.  Alternately add powdered sugar and milk.  Beat on medium speed to spreading consistency.  Add more milk if needed.  Stir in vanilla.  Makes about 2 cups of frosting.  Top with chopped walnuts, pecans or shaved semi sweet Bakers Chocolate or candy bar.

 

Company Cheesecake

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Company Cheesecake

Combine 1 ¾ cups graham cracker crumbs, ¼ cup of finely chopped walnuts, ½ tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tbsp sugar and ½ cup butter, melted.  Press on the bottom and up 2/3 of sides of a spring form pan.

Beat smooth 3 well beaten eggs, two 8-ounce packages of cream cheese softened, 1 cup sugar, ¼ tsp salt, 2 tsp vanilla, ¼ tsp almond extract.

Blend in 3 cups of dairy sour cream.  Pour into crust.  Bake at 375 degrees about 35 minutes or just till set; cool.  Chill 4 to 5 hours. 

Serves 12-16

Blueberry Glaze

Blueberry Glaze

Ingredients

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons cornstarch, mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Zest of 1 lemon (about 1 tablespoon), optional

Directions

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the blueberries, 1/2 cup of water, sugar and lemon juice. Stir frequently, and bring to a low boil.

In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water.

Slowly stir the cornstarch into the blueberries, taking care not to crush the blueberries. Simmer until the homemade blueberry sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon, about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and gently stir in vanilla and lemon zest.

 

Blueberry Muffins Protein

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Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup butter

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

2 eggs

1 cup heavy cream

2 level cups flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 scoops Isopure Protein Powder (0 carbohydrates)

1 cup blueberries

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cream together the butter and sugar.  Add eggs, cream, protein powder, flour, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt.  Mix well.  Stir in the blueberries.

Use a muffin tin lined with 18 cupcake papers.  Fill the cupcake papers with the batter and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

 

Nutrition Facts
Servings 18.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Saturated Fat 3 g 16 %
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 40 mg 13 %
Sodium 118 mg 5 %
Potassium 84 mg 2 %
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 2 %
Sugars 5 g
Protein 4 g 8 %
Vitamin A 7 %
Vitamin C 6 %
Calcium 6 %
Iron 1 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Deep Chocolate Coconut Bombs

Deep Chocolate Coconut Bombs

Chocolate cream cheese layered over coconut.  The number of layers is up to you.  Freeze and break into crunchy pieces.

Ingredients

2 c Coconut Shreds

1 c Coconut Oil

4 oz Neufchatel Cheese

2 tbsp Cocoa Powder

4 tsp Splenda

¼ tsp cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

Directions

Warm the Coconut Oil over medium heat and add the shredded Coconut, Cinnamon, Salt and Splenda.  Line a shallow pan with wax paper or foil and pour in the Coconut Oil mixture.  Press it down, creating a solid layer.

Place the pan in the freezer until mixture is firm.

Remove from freezer.  Melt the Cocoa Powder and Cream Cheese and pour on top.

Place it back into the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.  Optional:  Continue layering the Coconut and Chocolate for a striped effect.

Once solid, break it up and enjoy.  Store the rest in the refrigerator.  Serving size will vary.

Calories: 2766, Total Fat: 300g, Cholesterol: 86mg, Sodium: 487mg, Total Carbs: 33g, Protein: 19g.

Vanilla Mocha Fat Bomb Pops

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Ingredients

4 tbsp Unsalted Butter

2 tbsp Heavy Cream

½ tsp Vanilla Extract

4 tbsp Coconut Oil

1 ½ tbsp Cocoa Powder

½ tsp Coffee Extract

¾ tsp liquid Splenda

 

Directions

Make the vanilla layer with soft butter in the microwave until liquid.  Add 2 tbsp Heavy Cream.  Once cool, add the Vanilla and blend well.

Make the mocha layer by mixing together the Coconut Oil, Cocoa Powder, Coffee Extract and sweetener of choice.

Pour the vanilla mixture into a muffin liner creating the bottom white layer.  Place into the refrigerator until firm, about 15 minutes.

Remove from refrigerator and pour in the mocha mixture, filling cups to the top.   Optional:  top with a very thin layer of melted dark chocolate.  Add popsicle sticks and freeze 20 to 30 minutes.  Tip:  Cover the muffin tin with plastic wrap and push the popsicle sticks through.  The plastic layer will help support the sticks if your bombs aren’t firm enough.  Calories: 1004, Total Fat: 113g, Cholesterol 165mg, Sodium 19mg, Total Carbs: 5g, Protein 3g.

Allspice Dark Almond Fat Bombs

Allspice Dark Almond Fat Bombs

 

Ingredients

2 tbsp Almond Butter

1 tbsp Heavy Cream

1 tbsp Coconut Oil

1 tsp Cocoa Powder

¼ tsp Allspice

4 drops liquid Splenda

 

Directions

Put 2 tbsp Almond Butter into a cup, mold or container.  Add 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp of Heavy Cream, 1 tsp Cocoa Powder, and ¼ tsp Allspice.  Blend well.  Freeze for about 2 hours, remove and enjoy.

Calories: 372, Total Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 10mg, Total Carbs: 7g, Protein: 5g.

Never Fail Fudge

Ingredients

5 cups sugar
1 stick butter or margarine
1 large can of cream

1 bag of chocolate chips
7 oz. marshmallow cream

1 cup of pecans or walnuts if desired

Directions
Mix sugar, cream and butter in cooker. Boil 7 minutes after it comes to a full boil. Remove from heat, pour in marshmallow creme and chocolate chips. Beat as still as possible, add nuts, if desired. Pour in plate. Cut when cool. Makes 5 pounds of candy.

Boiled Cabbage with Bacon

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Ingredients

4 to 6 thick slices of bacon, diced

1 large sweet onion, chopped

1 medium head of cabbage

½ to 1 cup chicken broth or water as needed

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a large Dutch oven or deep sauté pan, cook the diced bacon until cooked through but not crisp. With a slotted spoon, remove the bacon pieces to paper towels to drain; set aside. Leave about 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in the pot.

Add the chopped onion to the bacon drippings and cook, stirring, over medium heat until tender and lightly browned. This will take about 4 to 5 minutes.

Coarsely chop the cabbage.

Add the chopped cabbage to the browned onions and add 1/2 cup of chicken broth.

Cover the pot tightly and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add more broth or water, if needed, and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until the cabbage is tender. Add the bacon pieces and stir. Heat through.

Serves 6

BLACKBERRY BAKED BRIE CHEESE

INGREDIENTS

1 cup fresh blackberries

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 circle of Brie or Camembert cheese

1 teaspoon sea salt

Crusty French bread for dipping

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400F

In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil on high heat, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook for approximately 12-15 minutes. The blackberries will become soft and bright in color and a pinkish purple syrup will form. Take off of the heat and drain the blackberries, keeping the syrup in a separate bowl. Set both aside.

Take the cheese out of the wrapping and cut the top rind off, cutting only about ¼ inch down, just to take off the top rind. Place the cheese back into its wooden box, or directly on a parchment lined baking sheet, rind side down.

Sprinkle the cheese with sea salt. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cheese if visibly melty (yum!)

Take out of oven and drizzle with syrup. Top with the blackberries. Serve with French bread for dipping. Enjoy!