Apple Pecan Coffeecake

Today we made Apple Pecan Coffeecake!

Cake: 2/3C flour, 1/2C whole wheat flour, 1t baking soda, 1t cinnamon, 1/4t salt, 1 1/2C peeled, cored and diced apple, 1 egg, 3/4C sugar, 1/4C chopped pecans, 1/4C applesauce

Topping: 1T flour, 1T whole wheat flour, 1/2t cinnamon, 1T butter, 1/4C chopped pecans, 1/4C brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

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Mix the first five ingredients.

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In separate bowl, mix apple and egg.

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Stir in 3/4C sugar and applesauce. Add pecans. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined. Spoon into greased tube pan.

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Stir together flours, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly. Mix in pecans. Sprinkle over batter in pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and serve warm.

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

Coconut Nut Bars

Today I made Coconut Nut Bars!

1/2C butter, melted, 2C vanilla wafer crumbs, 1C mini chocolate chips or 1/2C chocolate chips (optional), 1C coarsely chopped pecans and/or almonds, 1C coconut, 14oz sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350F.

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Melt butter and pour into baking dish.

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Coconut Nut Bars

Add ingredients in order listed.

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Coconut Nut Bars

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Coconut Nut Bars

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Do not stir. Bake 30 minutes or until set. Cool before cutting.

Coconut Nut Bars

Pecan Cake

Today I made Pecan Cake!

1 1/2C flour, 1 1/4C sugar, 1/2C butter, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 t baking powder, 1/2 C milk, 7 oz whole pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream together butter and sugar.
Add eggs, and beat well. Sift flour with baking powder,
and add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beginning
and ending with flour.

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Blend in pecans.

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Pecan Cake

Turn into greased tube pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Pecan Cake

Almond Rocky Road Clusters

Today I made Almond Rocky Road Clusters!

6oz semisweet chocolate chips, 1/4C peanut butter,
2T light corn syrup, 2T shortening, 1C slivered almonds, 1C mini marshmallows

Melt chips, peanut butter, corn syrup and shortening.

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Stir until smooth.

Cool 10 minutes. Stir in almonds and marshmallows until just blended.

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Drop by teaspoonfuls onto foil.

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Chill until firm.

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Almond Peanut Chocolates

Today I made Almond Peanut Chocolates!

3 cups sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 3/4 cup water, 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 1 tsp vinegar, 12 oz milk chocolate chips, 1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts, 3/4 cup thinly sliced almonds

In large saucepan, stir first 5 ingredients constantly, until boiling.

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Almond Peanut Chocolates

Stop stirring. Boil 3 minutes without stirring.

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Remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes. Add chips, stirring quickly until melted.

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Stir in nuts.

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Quickly drop by tsp onto foil-lined cookie sheets, before mixture solidifies.

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Almond Peanut Chocolates

Chill one half hour or more. Store in fridge.

Almond Peanut Chocolates