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Oreo Cookie Bats, a fun and easy Halloween treat that is sure to make your family smile!  They are crazy easy to make too, oh and did I mention only 4 ingredients. Gotta love an easy recipe that is this adorable!

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Oreo Cookie Bats Easy Halloween Treats

How many of you have a Halloween party every year? Or maybe just watch a spooky movie and make some fun treats to share with your friends and family?  If you are looking for an EASY recipe that is spooky and cute then you are going to love these Oreo Cookie Bats. So easy that my 9 and 11 year old girls totally made these all by themselves.

Ingredients:

Directions

First step, you will want to melt your chocolate chips or melting chocolate. I do this by putting them in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time. Take them out and stir them each time, until smooth and melted.  I melted mine in a Ziploc bag, and then cut the tip off the corner to use it like a piping bag.  Make sure your whole is not too big. This will allow you to have better control of your melted chocolate.

Next you will want to take the filling out of your large Oreo’s. You just need the cookie part not the filling. You will need 1/2 of the cookie (or one whole side) for each bat you make.  Once you take the frosting out of the middle, break each side in half. This will now become the wings to your bat.

Place  the wings of your bat face down on a plate. The rounded edge is the top of the wing and the broken cookie part is the bottom. Add some melted chocolate to the tip of each of these, and put a mini Oreo on the middle. The mini Oreo will become the body of your bat.  These will need to sit, and allow the chocolate to firm up or your bats will fall apart.  If you are in a hurry move them into the freezer and they will firm up, within just a few minutes.

Once the chocolate has cooled and the wings are secured to the bat body. Flip over your bat and add two drops of chocolate to the front and attach the candy eyeballs. Allow for the chocolate to harden and you are ready to eat your Oreo Cookie Bats!

 

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Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting

Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting

Once again, this  Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting recipe comes from my amazing mother in law, she is not about to let the produce from the garden go to waste. If you want a moist, ewwy-gooey treat then this Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting  is a great recipe. Plus Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting has two whole cups of zucchini in it, so it is bound to be good for you.  The trick to hiding the zucchini in this recipe is to peel the green skin off the zucchini before shredding it. My kids never knew it had zucchini in it till I told them. Awesome thing about my kids is they love zucchini either way.

Bar ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoon almond flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups peeled, shredded zucchini

Cream the sugar, eggs, oil, shredded zucchini and almond flavor  in a mixing bowl till well blended.  In another bowl mix the dry ingredients baking powder, salt and flour.  Now mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients till well blended.  Pour batter into a greased cookie sheet with side. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool.

Frosting ingredients

  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavor

Mix till there are no longer lumps, frost while the bars are still warm but NOT hot.

Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting

Blonde Zucchini Bar Recipe Almond Frosting
 
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Cook time
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Ingredients
  • Bar ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoon almond flavor
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 cups peeled, shredded zucchini
  • Frosting ingredients
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavor
Instructions
  1. Bar instructions
  2. Cream the sugar, eggs, oil, shredded zucchini and almond flavor in a mixing bowl till well blended. In another bowl mix the dry ingredients baking powder, salt and flour. Now mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients till well blended. Pour batter into a greased cookie sheet with side. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool.
  3. Frosting instructions
  4. Mix till there are no longer lumps, frost while the bars are still warm but NOT hot.

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Recipe for Cooking ~ Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with applesauce and peanut butter chips

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Chocolate zucchini muffins with applesauce

 

With all the zucchini from our garden I have been making Chocolate zucchini muffins with applesauce every other day.  My kids are loving them, plus we have had lots to share as well! These are my favorite, hope you enjoy them as well!  Also a money saving tip these freeze well too!

Recipe for Cooking ~ Chocolate chip  zucchini muffins with applesauce and peanut butter chips

Wet Ingredients 

  • 1/2  cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1  3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (or lemon)
Dry Ingredients 
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
Add at the very end
  • 2 cup finely grated Zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips

Chocolate zucchini muffins with applesauce

In a large mixing bowl, cream the wet ingredients with a mixer till smooth (1-2 minutes).  Sift in dry ingredients, blend thoroughly.  Then stir in zucchini and chocolate  and peanut butter chips by hand.  Spoon batter into muffin tins (with liners) fill 2/3 of the way full. Makes 24 muffins. Bake at 350 for 20-24 minutes.

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Chocolate chip zucchini muffins with applesauce and peanut butter chips
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 24 muffins
Ingredients
  • Wet Ingredients
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (or lemon)
  • Dry Ingredients
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • Add at the very end
  • 2 cup finely grated Zucchini
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips (or butterscotch chips)
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the wet ingredients with a mixer till smooth (1-2 minutes). Sift in dry ingredients, blend thoroughly. Then stir in zucchini and chocolate and peanut butter chips by hand. Spoon batter into muffin tins (with liners) fill ⅔ of the way full. Makes 24 muffins. Bake at 350 for 20-24 minutes.

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Spiced Zucchini Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

Spiced Zucchini Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

This time of year there are always way more Zucchini then any one knows what to do with.

I can not take credit for this recipe,  My mother in law made these yesterday with my daughter.  Yes she is an awesome Granny and cooks with my girls, and my boys too for that matter. My 8 year old wants her very own toaster oven for Christmas, that way she can cook “real recipes” all by herself.  Because right now she has to ask for help to use the big oven.   Granny found this recipe on Taste Of Home  and felt it was a good way to use up some extra zucchini from the garden.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded zucchini

CARAMEL FROSTING:

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions
In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil, orange juice and extract. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in zucchini.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
For frosting, combine the brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to lukewarm.
Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes. Yield: 1-1/2 to 2 dozen.

 

Spiced Zucchini Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting
 
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Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • Cupcakes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • CARAMEL FROSTING:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups confectioners' sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil, orange juice and extract. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in zucchini.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, combine the brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to lukewarm.
  4. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes. Yield: 1-1/2 to 2 dozen.

 

 

 

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/zucchini-cupcakes
Recipe credit and source Taste Of Home 

Spiced Zucchini Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting recipe

 

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