Monday, March 14, 2011

Decadent Peanut Butter Pie

...made this yummy peanut butter pie over Labor Day. Not the healthiest thing....but delish nonetheless. Recipe below in case you'd also like to go into a peanut butter chocolate coma like I did.

Decadent Peanut Butter Pie


    1 prepared chocolate cookie pie crust 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup sugar 8 oz. cream cheese (at room temperature) 4.5 cups (12oz. container) of non-dairy whipped topping, divided 1 jar Hot fudge topping, divided


Combine in a med. bowl, the peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar. Gently fold in 3 cups whipped topping. Spoon mixture into the pie shell. Using a spatula, smooth mixture to edges of pie. Reserve 2 tbsp. of hot fudge topping and place remaining hot fudge topping into microwave safe bowl or glass measuring cup. Microwave for 1 min. Stir.

Spread hot fudge topping over pie to cover the pnut butter layer. Refrigerate until serving time. Just before serving, spread the remaining whipped topping (1.5 cups) over hot fudge layer, being careful not to mix the two layers. Place the 2 Tbs. hot fudge topping in a small plastic bag and knead for a few seconds. Cut a tiny hole in the corner of the bag and drizzle over pie. Do the same with 2 tbsp. peanut butter going in the opposite direction of the hot fudge topping.

Friday, March 11, 2011

chocolatey peanut butter cookies

Soft & Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

What You Need

4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup  peanut butter
2 eggs
1 pkg.  (2-layer size) devil's food cake mix

Make It

HEAT oven to 375ºF.
BEAT cream cheese, peanut butter and eggs in large bowl with mixer on low speed 1 min. Add dry cake mix; beat on medium speed 1 min. or until mixture pulls away from side of bowl and forms soft dough. (See Tip.)
SHAPE into 44 (1-inch) balls. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten each ball, in criss-cross pattern, with tines of fork dipped in sugar.
BAKE 7 to 8 min. or just until edges of cookies are set. (Do not overbake.) Cool on baking sheet 2 min. Remove to wire rack; cool completely. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

marshmallow fondant

Here is the recipe I've used for my marshmallow fondant-I've used it on quite a few cakes and it usually comes together easily for me, of course I've had stubborn batches, but not too  many. It's fun to make your own fondant, definitely cheaper than ready-made, and it tastes better. (according to my hubby, I don't eat it)

marshmallow fondant

 Carousel cake

Ice cream cone cake

Minnie Mouse cake