Category: Desserts


The EASIEST chocolate dessert ever

Chocolate “No Trouble” Dessert
Serves LOTS

INGREDIENTS:
1 box Duncan Hines chocolate cake mix and make the cake according to the recipe on the back!
2 box chocolate instant pudding
6 cups of milk to make the pudding
2 -8 oz container of cool whip
1 pkg of Heath Bars (6 bars) and put in freezer until ready to use or pkgs that are already crumbled “new” in the store!!

DIRECTIONS:
* Make the cake in a 9×13 greased pan then take out and cool for about 30 mins then break into pieces
* Make the instant chocolate pudding and put aside
* Take Heath Bars out of freezer, smash with hammer then open and put into bowl or buy that ones that are already smashed!
* Open cool whip
* Now, take the broken up pieces of cake and make a layer, then top with ½ of the pudding mixture and spread over the cake.  Then add half the cool whip and continue to make another layer.  Finally, top with ½ of the Heath Bar and do it again starting with the broken cake so that you will form another 3 layers then Heath Bar topping.
* Chill until ready to serve!

****** You can use the same recipe and put it in individual glasses, margarita glasses…cups or whatever, just layering it one time and ending with the cool whip and then Heath Bar crumbles on top!! *******

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Brownie Banana Split

BROWNIE BANANA SPLIT

SERVES 9

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix ( I used Ghirardelli triple chocolate)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz can crushed pineapple (save juice and will use if necessary)
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 2 bananas sliced & tossed in lemon juice to prevent browning
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup nuts (p’nut, pecans…whatever…chopped)
  • Chocolate or hot fudge or chopped chocolate…whatever you prefer or have on hand

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook the brownies according to directions and let cool…a good 40 mins
  2. Beat together in a bowl WITH a hand mixer, cream cheese, pineapple, sugar.  Use any reserved juice to soften more so that it can spread easily.
  3. Put the cream cheese mixture over cooled brownies, then banana & strawberries and make any design you  want….because no one will care what the heck it looks like!!! Then chocolate of some kind on top….the nuts…and voila!!! Cut it up, dish it out and listen to the oooo’s and ahhh’s….

****Thanks Becky Edwards for serving this to us and giving me the idea!!!!****

And for dessert....

Decadent Chocolate Pecan Pie

(The calories are all in your head!!)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup each of light brown sugar & white sugar
  • ½ cup Karo corn syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1-  9” unbaked pie shell

DIRECTIONS:

1.      PreHeat oven to 375 degrees

2. Gather & Measure ALL your ingredients and then put in separate bowls and put aside. Beat the eggs and put aside. Have your pie shell ready to go…and NOW, let’s get started!!!

3.      Put chocolate chips into bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Take out and stir. Then add chopped pecans to chocolate chips and stir until mixed.

4.      Now take that mixture and cover the bottom of the pie shell.

5.      In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together and then pour on top of the pecan/chocolate layer.

6.      Put into preheated oven and cook for about 50-60 minutes. *** If using a convection oven cooking time may be cut in half**** be sure NOT TO BURN!! Bake until filling sets.

7.      Remove from the oven and cool for 30 minutes or if not serving immediately, cover and keep on counter. (good for up to 2 days!)

*** A nice whipped cream or caramel sauce would be great on top….or just have it all by its lonesome!!!!!

Strawberry Crepes in 3 Minuste!!!

Strawberries, whip cream, confectionery sugar, store bought crepes heated in a pan on both sides and then drizzle with chocolate sauce…can it be any easier????

A "Different Twist" to Whip Cream

I love that all of you are calling or writing about the Chocolate Lava Cake in the Crock Pot so I want to add one more thing…the so-called “icing on the cake” and that is my whip cream recipe.  It’s just a “little” different from traditional….hahaha…as am I!!!!

  • 3/4 c heavy cream or whipping cream…whichever
  • 1/4 c sour cream
  • 1/4 c confectionery sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Put it in a bowl and whip it up!! That’s it!!! Again, how easy is that!  Can make hours ahead!!! Plenty for 6-8 people!!

CHOCOLATE LAVA CROCK POT CAKE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pkg Devils Food Cake Mix (Duncan Hines is my favorite!)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 2/3 cups water
  • 1 pkg Jell-O Flavor Instant Pudding Mix (or a store brand, who cares!!)
  • 2 cups “cold” milk
  • 1 bag (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 crock pot liner (you get this in the aisle with alum foil, wax paper etc)

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  1. Prepare the cake mix using the eggs, oil and water with mixer and then pour into “lined” crock pot
  2. Prepare the Jell-O instant pudding per directions using a mixer and then pour this over the cake layer.
  3. Now take the 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chips and sprinkle all over the top of the batter
  4. Cook in the crock pot on “HIGH” setting for about 2-2 ½ hrs until the cake is moist but not “jiggley” and you see little volcanoes of spitting chocolate on top. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream!!!!

SCREW THE FRICKIN DIET!!

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So, you need to make something quick for dessert…you look around and what do you do???

You find 4oz semi-sweet chocolate and chop it up

Then you find 1/3 cup of heavy cream somewhere in your fridge

Then 1 TBS of light corn syrup or Karo syrup…

In a small saucepan, mix the cream and syrup and heat until bubbling along the side..DO NOT SCALD..

Then take off the stove and pout it over the chopped chocolate that you have in a bowl.  Let it sit for a second and start to melt the chocolate,  then get a whisk and “whisk-it-up” until it is smooth and then VOILA…pour it over some vanilla ice cream and you are set!!!  Your guests will LOVE it….trust me!!! hahaha

Tiramisu that is Easy

Tiramisu

This is a recipe that I learned while cooking at the “Fontana de Papa” in Tolfa, Italy!!! What an experience we had there!  Assuntina & Claudio and Matilde were the best!!! This is one of our favorites! Now mind you, in Europe they measure in grams…so I did some “approximations” in cups etc…it’ll be just fine…TRUST ME!!!!

*****NOW….go get everything….measure it, chop it have the coffee made & cooled, and get 3 bowls.*****  THEN, let’s get started!!!

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 c cocoa powder (Hershey’s is just fine)
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 5TBS sugar
  • 2  cups whipping cream OR 2 8oz containers of cool whip (lots easier)
  • 2 cups “cooled” espresso or regular coffee
  • 2 pkgs LU le petit Beurre (butter biscuits)
  • 4 oz dark chocolate bar chopped to chunky pieces (Nestles’, Ghiradelli…etc)
  • 8×11 or 9×13 pan

Have 3 bowls.  (1) egg white (1) egg yolks (1) whipping cream

  • whip egg whites with hand mixer until peaked( largest bowl)
  • whip egg yolks with 5 TBS of sugar
  • fold egg yolks and egg whites together
  • now whip the cream in the 3rd bowl and then fold into egg mixture (***OR use the 2 containers of cool whip)
  • once this is folded together take some and coat the bottom of the 8×11 pan (thin coat)
  • now dip the biscuits into the coffee and then lay it on top of the cream mixture in the pan.  do this until the whole pan is covered (approx 12-15 biscuits)
  • then put another layer or cream just covering the biscuits
  • take a handful of cocoa and sprinkle it around
  • follow with a handful or two of the dark choc and do this for 3 layers with the last layer being biscuit, cream, cocoa & dark chocolate.  once it is done, cover it and refrigerate! It’s like making a lasagna with the layering!

I added more to the ingredients here than I did in the video…I ran out and had to improvise!! It turned out great, by the way!! hahaha

Enjoy!

Here is a very simple dessert that takes no more than 1 hr start to finish and all it takes is 5 ingredients!!!

  • 2 granny smith apples cored and cut into 8ths (that’s 16 pieces!)
  • 2 pkgs crescent rolls
  • 1 1/2 c of sugar
  • 1 stick of buttered melted
  • 1 12 oz can of Mountain Dew
  • 9×13 inch baking dish

Preheat oven to 350

  1. Open crescent rolls and take 2 slices of apple and roll up and put in glass baking dish
  2. Mix sugar, melted butter & Mountain Dew in a bowl
  3. pour over apple dumplings and cook in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes
  4. Take out of oven and cool then serve 2 turnovers/per person (or 1 each, depending on how full they are) and add a scoop of ice cream

A HUGE delight and soooo easy to make!!