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Molasses Chews

This recipe comes from Mom

Ingredients:

2 oz. 

Unsweetened Chocolate 

1 Tbsp. 

Butter 

¼ Cup 

Mild Molasses 

1 tsp.  

Vanilla 

½ tsp. 

Ground Ginger 

2 Cups 

Sifter Powdered Sugar 

Directions:

  1. In medium saucepan melt chocolate (cut up) and butter over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in molasses, vanilla and ginger. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring with wooden spoon until stiff. Cover; chill 1 hour.

Divide mixture in fourths. Roll each portion to a 16-inch log (about ½ inch in diameter). Cut each log crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Wrap each piece of candy individually in waxed paper, twisting ends to seal.

German’s Sweet Chocolate Pie

This recipe comes from Baker’s Chocolate

Ingredients:            

1-4oz. Pkg. 

Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate 

1/3 Cup  

Milk 

4 Oz. 

Cream Cheese, Softened 

2 Tbsp. 

Sugar 

Graham Cracker Crust 

8 Oz. 

Cool Whip, Thawed 

Directions:

  1. Microwave chocolate and 2 Tbsp. of the milk in large microwavable bowl on HIGH for 1 ½ to 2 minutes or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring halfway through heating time. Stir until chocolate is melted completely.
  2. Beat in cream cheese, sugar and remaining milk until well blended. Refrigerate about 10 minutes to cool.
  3. Gently stir in whipped topping until smooth. Spoon into crust.
  4. Freeze 4 hours or until firm. Garnish as desired. Let stand at room temperature or in the refrigerator about 15 minutes until pie can be cut easily.

Store leftover pie in freezer.

Fudge Brownies

This recipe comes from Aunt Pat

Ingredients:

½ Cup 

Butter 

Eggs 

1 Cup 

Sugar 

½ Cup 

Flour 

1 tsp. 

Vanilla 

½ Cup 

Chopped Nuts 

2 Squares 

Melted, Unsweetened Chocolate 

Directions:

  1. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Add eggs and beat well.
  3. Blend in chocolate, then stir in flour and nuts.

Bake in greased 9″ pan at 350° for 30-35 minutes.

Creamy Peppermint Patties

Yield: about 4 dozen

Ingredients:

8 oz. 

Cream Cheese, softened 

¾ Cup 

Milk Chocolate Chips 

1 tsp. 

Peppermint Extract 

¾ Cup 

Semisweet Chocolate Chips 

9 Cups 

Confectioners’ Sugar 

3 Tbsp. 

Shortening 

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and extract until smooth. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten int0o patties. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.

In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Dip patties in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper until firm. Store in the refrigerator.

Chunky Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

This recipe comes from Mom

Ingredients:

1 ½ Cups 

Flour 

Large Eggs 

¼ Cup 

Packed Brown Sugar 

¾ Cup 

Corn Syrup 

½ Cup 

Butter 

¾ Cup 

Sugar 

1 tsp. 

Vanilla 

2 Tbsp. 

Butter, melted 

1 ¾ Cups 

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks 

1 ½ Cups

Chopped Pecans 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat flour, brown sugar and butter in a small bowl until crumbly. Press mixture on bottom of greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

For filling; beat eggs, corn syrup, granulated sugar, butter and vanilla in medium bowl with wire whisk. Stir in chocolate and nuts. Pour evenly over baked crust. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Chex Muddy Buddies

This recipe comes from Chex

Ingredients:

9 Cups 

Chex Cereal (any kind) 

¼ Cup 

Margarine 

1 Cup 

Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips 

1 tsp. 

Vanilla 

½ Cup 

Peanut Butter 

1 ½ Cups 

Powdered Sugar 

Directions:

  1. Pour cereal into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In 1 qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine. Microwave on high for 1 to 1 ½ minutes or until smooth, stirring after 1 minute. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal, stirring until all pieces are evenly coated. Pour cereal mixture into a large baggie with the powdered sugar in it. Seal securely and shake until all pieces are well coated.

Spread on waxed paper to cool.

Buttermilk Pie

This recipe comes from “Tea Time” Restaurant

Ingredients:

1½ Cups 

Sugar 

1 Cup 

Buttermilk 

½ Cup 

Bisquick 

1/3 Cup 

Butter 

1 tsp.  

Vanilla 

Eggs 

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Pour into greased pie plate.

Bake at 350° until knife inserted in center comes out clean. (Approximately 30 minutes.)