3 crowd-pleasing desserts to serve tonight!
I'm not known for my culinary skills, but when asked to bring food to any event, it's known that I'm the go-to-girl for crowd-pleasing desserts! After all, who doesn't love the accolades that come with friends and family happily ooh-ing and aah-ing over your sumptuous dessert creation? Better yet, how about those compliments over a delicious dessert that's easyto make, too? Well, here are my "secret" recipes that are always a hit. Give them a try and report back!
Crowd favorite: Indoor S'Mores
Hands down, this is the one dessert that my friends come begging for whenever there's a gathering (whether I'm invited or not!)
- 8 cups Golden GrahamsTM cereal
- 5 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 5 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows, if desired
- Into large bowl, measure cereal. Butter 13x9-inch pan. In large microwavable bowl, microwave 5 cups marshmallows, the chocolate chips, corn syrup and butter uncovered on High 2 minutes to 3 minutes 30 seconds, stirring after every minute, until melted and smooth when stirred. Stir in vanilla.
- Pour over cereal; quickly toss until completely coated. Stir in 1 cup marshmallows.
- Press mixture evenly in pan, using buttered back of spoon. Let stand uncovered at least 1 hour, or refrigerate if you prefer a firmer bar. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered at room temperature up to 2 days.
Chocolate fix: Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe is a cinch! It's semi-homemade since you use a boxed brownie mix with just a few ingredients so a great recipe to have when you need a quick dessert.
- 1 box brownie mix
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup of oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
- Combine mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl. Beat about 50 strokes by hand. Stir in chips.
- Drop by rounded teaspoon on baking sheets.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes (if you make larger sized cookies, will need to cook a little longer). Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.
Gateway to Happiness: Oreo Bombs
My 13-year old daughter takes the credit for introducing these Oreo Bombs (what we call them) into our dessert rotation. They are chocolate-y deliciousness! Also, there are a lot of great decorating ideas on Pinterest and the web for topping off this easy dessert to create a unique twist!
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
- 40 OREO Cookies, finely crushed, divided
- 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, broken into pieces, melted
- Mix cream cheese and 3 cups cookie crumbs until blended.
- Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
- Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Now that the cat's out of the bag, just be sure if we're ever invited to the same party and you're bringing dessert, that you check with me first since I'll most assuredly be bringing at least one of these! Enjoy preparing them and enjoy eating them with friends and family even more. Give them a try and let me know how they go over!
What are your go-to dessert recipes?
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