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Candy Bar Crescent Rolls by Tiffany

Okay, first I have to thank lovely, Sarah, for sharing the roll recipe years ago, because without that recipe, these babies wouldn’t have been developed. When I first started following A Thrifty Mom, Sarah, had shared a roll recipe. Do y’all remember that? Did you print that delicious roll recipe out?! If you didn’t and want too, go to the highlighted link above. Every time I make them I’m asked time and time again for the recipe. Yes, they’re that good! The other night while making them, (I need to tell you I make them at least once a month if not more and they will be on our Thanksgiving table. We LOVE these rolls. :)) I thought, “I wonder how these would taste if I slightly adapted them and stuffed them full of our left over Snicker and MilkyWay candy bars?!” I just had to do it! Ohmyheavens, they were so yummy. A soft buttery roll, stuffed with melted candy bars – gooey caramel, chocolate and drizzled with glaze. Yes, please!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 3 large eggs, whipped
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter, browned
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Fun size candy bars, your desired brand ( we used MilkyWay & Snicker)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Approx. 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Grease a large baking sheet, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, Combine yeast and sugar; stir in warm water. Let yeast mixture set approx. 5 minutes until creamy.
  3. In a small bowl, whip three eggs, set aside.
  4. In a medium sauce pan, brown 3/4 cup butter over medium heat. Being careful not to burn and stirring continually until butter turns a light brown color. Remove from heat.
  5. Add Whipped eggs, brown butter and sea salt to yeast mixture.
  6. Slowly stir in 1 cup of flour at a time. Dough will be very sticky.
  7. Cover dough with plastic wrap and place a clean dry dish towel over the top. Let rise in a warm place for approx. 1 hour.
  8. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  9. Remove towel and plastic wrap, lightly flour the top of dough; punch dough down.
  10. Divide dough equally in two. Shape each piece of dough into approx. a 15 inch circle. Cut each 15 inch circle into 8 triangles with a pizza cutter. Ending with 16 triangles.
  11. Chop desired candy bars and stuff each triangle with approx. 2 fun size candy bars for each crescent/triangle.
  12. Roll up each crescent, ending at the tip of triangle.
  13. Place stuffed crescents on greased baking sheet and bake for 10- 13 minutes.
  14. Meanwhile make the glaze by whisking together 2 cups powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons milk. Glaze will be some what thick.
  15.  Remove candy bar crescents from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Let rolls slightly cool. Place a piece of aluminum foil or waxed paper underneath to catch the glaze or use your baking sheet that you baked the rolls on. With a spoon, scoop glaze into a Ziploc bag, working the glaze to the corner. Cut a tiny piece of the corner off the Ziploc bag. Drizzle each crescent with glaze, serve warm.

*Notes* To serve warm the next day. Wrap in a paper towel and microwave for approx. 20 seconds.

 

 

 

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Blackberry Streusel Topped Muffins by Tiffany

Well, I finally used up the last of my blackberries from last year. We are getting ready to do our yearly blackberry pickin’ trip to Southern Or. and just in time to! I always make sure to pick at least a years supply -so I’m able to get my blackberry fix all through the year without having to pay super market prices. These muffins make a yummy, quick, grab and go breakfast. I made sure to put a little lovin’ of sweetness on top too – just for you! Enjoy. :)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon apple sauce
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries, frozen or fresh (I used frozen)

For Streusel

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick salted butter, room temp.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. confection setting. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture, add egg, apple sauce and half and half. Mix together just until blended. Next, fold in blackberries. Scoop muffin mixture into paper lined muffin tin. Prepare streusel: In a medium sized bow, combine flour, sugars, cinnamon and butter with a pastry blender or fork until you get coarse like crumbs. Stir in sliced almonds if desired. Top each muffin with desired amount of streusel and bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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These would be so cute for a Halloween class party. The ingredients/directions yields 24 cupcakes.

Ingredients For Spider Cupcakes
1 box 18.25 oz. cake mix, your desired flavor + ingredients to make
1 can Frosting, your desired flavor or prepare our recipe below.
1 package 16 oz. Twizzler’s black licorice
10.5 oz. sweet topping, chocolate sprinkles {we used Betty Crocker}
1 package 14 oz. Wilton candy melts, white
1 tube 0.67oz. black decorating gel
24 baking cups

Directions For Spider Cupcakes
1. Make cupcakes per packaged directions.
2. {If using our recipe for frosting, prepare.}
3. Frost each cupcake.
4. Dip each cupcake in chocolate sprinkles.
5. Cutting length wise, cut licorice down the middle; then fold pieces over, cut in half. {you will need to pieces of licorice per spider}
6. Pinch about a 1/2 inch of the licorice, to make it bend. Stick the pinched part into the cupcake.
7. Press down on the frosting around the legs to help adhere the legs. Once all eight legs are secured, top with additional sprinkles to finish the look.
8. Take two chocolate Wilton discs, place a dab of icing on each disc, place on cupcakes for eyes.
9. Take your black gel pin and make the pupils. Your finished!

Ingredients For Chocolate Frosting
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, unsalted, brought to room temp
1/2 cup Crisco
1/3 cup cocoa, natural unsweetened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk

Directions For Frosting
1. In a standing mixer, beat butter and Crisco until smooth. Add powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, milk and beat until incorporated. Texture should be smooth. If you think your frosting is to thick add 1 teaspoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.

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Chili's Salsa Recipe, copy cat version for Chili's salsa. Quick and easy made in less than 60 seconds in the blender #Chili's, #Salsa, #CopyCatrecipeCopy Cat Chili’s Salsa

If you need a quick and easy snack for the next tailgate party, football party or just as a late night snack.  Then you have got to try this quick and easy recipe. Get restaurant quality salsa at a fraction of the price and made in about 60 seconds.

Ingredients

  • 1 28 oz. Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1-4 Canned Jalapenos, stem ends removed
  • 1 teas. Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 teas. Salt
  • 1 1/2 teas. Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
  • Sugar (optional)

Instructions

All Jalapenos are not created equal start with just one to begin with and add more to taste.
Add all ingredients except the sugar to a blender.
Blend until smooth (about 60 seconds_.
Check the heat and salt level, add additional peppers one at a time blending after each addition.
If it is a little bitter add sugar a little at a time until it’s just right.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Serve with chips or on your favorite dish.

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