Banana Mint Almond Cake

Today I made Banana Mint Almond Cake!

2T butter, 4 oz slivered almonds, 1/2C sugar, 3 medium bananas, mashed,
8 oz chocolate-covered mints
(Junior Mints or coarsley chopped After Eight or chopped Andes Candies or chopped Peppermint Patties or the like),
2 eggs, 1 1/4C flour, 3/4t baking soda, 1/4t salt

Preheat oven to 350F.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Sift together flour and baking soda. Stir in salt. In separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Stir in eggs. Blend well.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Alternately add dry and bananas to butter mixture, beginning and ending with dry, until just blended.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

In separate bowl, stir together mints and almonds. Stir into batter.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Turn into greased 9″ round cake pan.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and cake slightly recedes from edges of pan. Cool 20 minutes in pan.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Cornmeal Gumdrop Cookies

Today I made Cornmeal Gumdrop Cookies!

1C butter, 1C sugar, 1 egg, 1 1/2C flour, 1/2t baking powder,
1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 3/4C fine yellow cornmeal,
11oz red, green and/or purple gumdrops, chopped, 1C coarsely chopped
peanuts

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cornmeal Gumdrop Cookies

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Mix well. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients. Stir in peanuts and gumdrops.

Cornmeal Gumdrop Cookies

Drop by Tbs onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Do not overbake. Serve upside-down.

Cornmeal Gumdrop Cookies

No-Bake Fudge

Today I made No-Bake Fudge!

4C powdered sugar, 8oz cream cheese (fat-free, if desired), 4oz unsweetened chocolate, melted, 1 pinch salt, 1/2C chocolate covered almonds

Mix sugar with cream cheese until well blended.

No-Bake Fudge

Add melted chocolate and salt. Stir well.

No-Bake Fudge

Stir in almonds.

No-Bake Fudge

Pour into greased square baking dish. Spread evenly.

No-Bake Fudge

Freeze 3 hours. Cut into squares.

No-Bake Fudge