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Zebra Nipples

Fun to say, quick to make, and yummy to eat – a great blend of crunchy, salty, and sweet.

What you need- cookie sheet, wax paper, pretzels, hugs, and m&ms

About the pretzels, you’re supposed to get something called waffle pretzels??? I had never heard of them and didn’t see them so I got the normal little ones.

They were obviously a little bigger then the waffle ones so I put 2 Hugs on each pretzel. My cookie sheet held 35 pretzels so it took almost a whole bag of hugs to cover them all.

Preheat oven to 200 and put them in there for 5 – 10 minutes. The directions said 10 minutes but I never left them in that long, I think the longest they were in was like 7 minutes.

Here is a pic of them all ready to go in the oven.

After they get out of the oven plop a m&m down on top of them to sort of flatten them out.

Oh, and you’ll want to put down wax paper, trust me.

Snicker Cupcakes with Chocolate Mousse Filling

I got the recipe for this cupcake from Kevin and Amanda. It was delicious. We had it for our family Christmas dinner out at Cheryl’s house. For some reason, the cupcakes all fell in the middle but I fixed it by adding extra mousse to them to puff them back up. Also, when making the icing I had to add milk, not sure how much but prior to adding the milk it was a chocolate rock. If you click on the link you can make these cupcakes too!!

Frosted Chocolate Malt Cupcakes

This recipe found it’s way into my inbox a couple of weeks before Ethan’s birthday and I knew I had to make them. These were seriously some of the best cupcakes I have ever had. My mouth still waters when I think about them. I can’t wait to come up with an excuse to make them again.

What you need

For the cupcakes

1 1/2 cups bisquick

3/4 cups sugar

1/3 baking cocoa

1/4 cup chocolate flavored malted milk powder

2/3 cup milk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

For the frosting

2 tbsp chocolate flavor malt powder

Frosting

2 tbsps chocolate malted milk

2 tbsp milk

2 cups powdered sugar

1 tbsp cocoa

1/4 cup butter

  1. mix the ingredients for the cupcakes together and cook at 400 for 15 – 20 minutes
  2. mix the icing
  3. ice the cupcakes

yeah it’s that easy

Meat pies and chocolate pudding

I made these yesterday for dinner, both are from Food Network Magazine.

British Meat Pies

What you need

  • 1/2 pound Sausage, I used the link dinner sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 piece of celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
  • salt, pepper
  • can of biscuit dough
  • egg
  1. Cook sausage, onion, celery, and carrot in skillet then mix in mashed potatoes
  2. roll out dough and cut into 3 inch circles
  3. spoon mixture into dough and pinch the edges together
  4. brush with a beaten egg
  5. cook at 350 for about 15 minutes

If I make this again, I’ll use 2 cans of biscuit dough or a bigger can (or a puff pastry which you can find in the freezer section). I used a smaller 10 oz can and it wasn’t enough.  I also think you could substitute eggs and it would make a really good breakfast, especially if you are needing to eat on the run.

Chocolate Pudding

What you need

  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 5 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. whisk the yolks, sugar and cornstarch
  2. in saucepan over medium heat melt chocolate with milk and salt
  3. when chocolate is completely melted pour over egg mixture, whisk constantly then pour back into saucepan and stir until thick, about 12-15 minutes
  4. remove from the hear and stir in vanilla then divide into dessert cups, cover in plastic wrap, and put in fridge for about 2 hours

If I make this again I will use a much sweeter chocolate and less vanilla. The vanilla seemed really strong and sort of overpowered the chocolate.