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Yogurt Dip

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I made some adjustments to this recipe. I used 12 oz. of yogurt and one package of unsweetened strawberry drink mix and it came out perfectly. It is a very bright red color, but it is a yummy dip for fruit! So easy as well!

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. Strawberry Flavor Sugar-Sweetened Soft Drink Mix
1 cup  vanilla low-fat yogurt
4 cups cut-up fresh fruit (cantaloupe, honeydew melon and strawberries)
Directions:

1. MIX drink mix and yogurt.

2. REFRIGERATE 1 hour. Stir.

3. SERVE with fruit dippers.

Serves 8.

Adapted from here.

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Nutter Butter Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

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This is a rich, decadent pie. I could not finish my first slice because it was so rich. It was tasty, though!

This is a really simple recipe to make. If you prefer, you can switch out the butter and crushed Nutter Butters for a premade pie crust.

P.S. Keep watching this space for an exciting giveaway from Frito-Lay. Giveaway will be announced within the next 7-10 days but hopefully sooner!

Ingredients:

24 NUTTER BUTTER Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
5 Tbsp.  butter, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.)  Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup  Creamy Peanut Butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp.  vanilla
1 tub (8 oz.) Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
Directions:

1. Mix cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate.

2. Beat next 4 ingredients in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Stir in 1-1/2 cups whipped topping; spoon into crust.

3. Freeze 4 hours or until firm. Remove from freezer 30 min. before serving. Let stand at room temperature to soften slightly. Top with remaining whipped topping.

Makes 12 servings.

this is the whole pie completed

here’s the pie with my first ginormous piece taken out!

no wonder i couldn’t finish it!

 

Peanut Butter Creme Cookie Treats

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I loved this recipe because it was so easy! You probably have most, if not all, of these ingredients on hand. I bet these would be awesome with homemade chocolate chip cookies, but I just used some off the shelf cookies. Still delicious!

Ingredients:

1 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping

2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter

12 chocolate chip cookies

1 square Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted

Directions:

1. Mix Cool Whip and peanut butter gently in medium bowl.

2. Spread mixture over each cookie. Drizzle with melted chocolate.

Makes 6 servings of 2 cookies each.

Peach-Glazed Cake

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This is a simple cake recipe that only uses 5 ingredients!

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 can (15 oz.) pear halves, drained

1 package (18 1/4 oz.) white cake mix

3 eggs

1 jar (12 oz.) peach preserves, divided

fresh or frozen sliced peaches, thawed

Directions:

1. In a blender or food processor, cover and process pears until pureed.

2. Transfer to a mixing bowl; add the cake mix and eggs. Beat on medium speed for two minutes.

3. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

5. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

6. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat 1/2 cup of peach preserves, uncovered, on high for 60-90 seconds or until melted. Slowly brush over warm cake.

7. Cool completely.

8. Slice cake; top with peaches.

9. Melt remaining preserves; drizzle over top.

Makes 10-12 servings.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Pops

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Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Cake.

How can you go wrong?

These were delicious!

If you are looking for the cake part of the cake pop recipe, go to this post.

Now, I will just explain the chocolate peanut butter glaze I used.

Glaze Directions

I dipped the cake pops in a chocolate peanut butter glaze. You can dip them in pretty much anything. And then even roll them in sprinkles, nuts, or coconut, etc.

1 bag (16 oz.) of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips

1 bag (16 oz.) of Chocolate and Peanut Butter Morsels

1. Dump both bags together into a pot on the stove.

2. Keep the heat on low and keep stirring until the chips are completely melted.

(You can melt in the microwave as well. I prefer to do my melting on the stove because I can keep an eye on things and make sure nothing gets burnt, etc. If you melt in the microwave, do small increments, stir, repeat, until completely melted.)

Here are the photos:

Here’s what they look like after coming out of the cake pop machine:

I’ve sticked them. I put them in these styrofoam rings. Works well!

Close-up!

All dipped in the chocolaty, peanut butter goodness!

Have you made cake pops? What is your favorite glaze? What kind of glaze would you like me to try?

Blueberry Angel Dessert

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This is a simple dessert that only uses 5 ingredients!

Ingredients:

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 carton (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 prepared angel food cake (14 oz.), cut into 1-inch cubes

2 cans (21 ounces each) blueberry pie filling

Directions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar; fold in whipped topping and cake cubes.

2. Spread evenly into an ungreased 13-in. X 9-in. X 2-in. dish; top with pie filling.

3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into squares.

Makes 12-15 servings.

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I’m participating in Eat at Home’s Ingredient Spotlight: Blueberries!

 

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