Cranberry Brownies

Today we made Cranberry Brownies!

3/4C flour, 3 eggs, 1T vanilla extract, 3/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1t salt, 2C sugar, 6T butter, 1/2t baking soda, 1C chocolate chips, 1C coarsely chopped fresh raw cranberries

Preheat oven to 325F. Melt butter with chocolate chips.

Cranberry Brownies

Add sugar. Blend well. Cool 20 minutes.

Cranberry Brownies

Stir in eggs. Blend well.

Cranberry Brownies

Stir in vanilla extract.

Cranberry Brownies

In separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, cocoa powder and baking soda. Add to melted chocolate mixture.

Cranberry Brownies

Cranberry Brownies

Stir in cranberries.

Cranberry Brownies

Turn into greased 8″X8″ pan.

Cranberry Brownies

Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center emerges almost clean.

Cranberry Brownies

Prune Choc Chip Muffins

Today we made Prune Choc Chip Muffins!

3C flour, 3t baking powder, 2T sugar, 1 egg, 1 1/4C skim milk, 4T butter, melted, 2/3C firmly packed, coarsely chopped prunes, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and baking powder. In separate bowl, mix milk, egg and cooled butter.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Stir in sugar.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in wet until almost blended.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Mix in prunes and chocolate chips just until blended.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Turn into greased, lined or nonstick muffin tin.

Prune Chip Muffins

Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Chip Muffins

Prune Brownies

Today we made Prune Brownies!

3/4C flour, 1T vanilla extract, 3 eggs, 1C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1t salt, 1/2t baking powder, 2C sugar, 6T butter, 1 1/4C chocolate chips, 1/2C loosely packed, coarsely chopped prunes

Preheat oven to 325F. Melt butter with 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Prune Brownies

Add sugar. Cool 20 minutes.

Prune Brownies

Prune Brownies

In small bowl, sift together flour, salt, cocoa and baking powder. Add eggs to chocolate mixture.

Prune Brownies

Add vanilla. Blend well.

Prune Brownies

Prune Brownies

Add flour mixture. Blend well.

Prune Brownies

Mix in prunes and remaining 1/4C of chocolate chips.

Prune Brownies

Prune Brownies

Turn into greased 8″X8″ pan.

Prune Brownies

Prune Brownies

Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center emerges clean.

Prune Brownies

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cupcakes

Today we made Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cupcakes With Yogurt Icing!

1C flour, 1/2t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/4t salt, 1C firmly packed brown sugar, 1/2C creamy peanut butter, 4T butter, 1/2C nonfat plain yogurt, 1C chocolate chips, 3 eggs

Icing: 3T plain nonfat yogurt, 3 to 3 1/2C powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, cream butter with brown sugar.
PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

Mix in peanut butter. Blend well.

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

Stir in eggs.

PB Chip Cupcakes

Alternately mix in dry ingredients with yogurt beginning and ending with dry until almost blended.

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

Stir in chocolate chips.

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

Turn into greased, lined or nonstick cupcake tin.

PB Chip Cupcakes

Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

PB Chip Cupcakes

For icing, sift powdered sugar into yogurt and stir until barely spreadable.

PB Chip Cupcakes

PB Chip Cupcakes

Spread on cupcakes.

PB Chip Cupcakes

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Today we made Pear Peanut Butter Cookie Bars!

2 1/2C flour, 2t baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2c creamy peanut butter, 1C chocolate chips, 1/4C honey, 2 large pears, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2″ pieces, 1T cinnamon, 1/2C plain nonfat yogurt

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In separate bowl, beat yogurt, honey and eggs.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

In separate bowl, beat peanut butter and brown sugar.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Add egg mixture to it.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Make a well in the dry ingredients. Stir in wet until almost blended.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Stir in chocolate chips and pears.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Spread evenly into greased 9″X13″ pan.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Today we made Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls!

1 envelope dry yeast, 1/4C warm water, 1/2C sugar, 12T butter, melted, 4 eggs, 1C skim milk, 5-6C flour

Filling: 4 oz baby carrots, chopped into 1/2″ pieces, 1C chocolate chips, 4 oz fresh raw cranberries, quartered

Pour warm water (105 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit) on yeast in a large bowl. Stir until yeast is dissolved.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Add sugar.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Add 2C flour and melted butter.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Add milk.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Add 1C more flour.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Work in eggs, then add enough flour to form a dough.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Place in a greased receptacle that is double in area, the size of the dough.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Turn over once. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Punch down dough. Place on floured surface. Add more flour. Knead a couple of minutes. Grab a handful of dough, and roll or stretch out into an approximately 3″X2″ shell. Place a few carrot and cranberry pieces, and chocolate chips on the dough.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Roll it up and seal the edges.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Place on greased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350F.

Remove plastic wrap. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Cran Carrot Choc Chip Rolls

Choc Almond Cookies

Today we made Chocolate Almond Cookies!

12 oz chocolate chips, 2T butter, 3/4C flour, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C whole lightly salted almonds

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt chocolate chips with butter. Blend well.

Choc Almond Cookies

Stir in milk. Blend well.

Choc Almond Cookies

Choc Almond Cookies

Sift in flour. Blend well.

Choc Almond Cookies

Mix in almonds.

Choc Almond Cookies

Drop by T onto foil-lined cookie sheets.

Choc Almond Cookies

Choc Almond Cookies

Bake 10 minutes or until matte and set.

Choc Almond Cookies

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Today we made Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes!

6T butter, 1 2/3C flour, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1T baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2C firmly packed brown sugar, 2C chocolate chips, 2 eggs, 1C plain nonfat yogurt

Icing: 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 1/4C powdered sugar, 4T plain nonfat yogurt

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter with 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Stir in brown sugar. Cool 20 minutes.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt.

PB Chip Cupcakes

Stir eggs into melted chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Alternately add dry ingredients and yogurt, beginning and ending with dry until just blended.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Stir in remaining 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Turn into lined, greased or nonstick cupcake tin, overfilling each cup.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Bake 25-30 minutes or until set in center. Cool completely. For icing, sift together cocoa and sugar. Mix in yogurt until barely spreadable.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Spread on cupcakes.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Today we made Banana Chocolate Chip Scones!

2C flour, 1T baking powder, 3T brown sugar, 1t salt, 2T cold butter, 1/2C skim milk, 2 bananas, mashed, 3 oz strawberry cream cheese, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and baking powder. Cut in butter and cream cheese while stirring in milk.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Mix in mashed bananas until just blended.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Stir in chocolate chips.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Mocha Ice Milk

Today we made Mocha Ice Milk!

1C chocolate chips, 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C brewed coffee, cooled, 1 1/2C skim milk

Constantly stir coffee, cocoa powder and sugar over medium heat until well blended and thickened slightly.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

In bowl, stir together milks.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Add chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Freeze until of desired consistency. Serve with chocolate syrup if desired.

Mocha Ice Milk