Homemade chocolate Snickers ice cream



Get your ice cream makers ready, because you are gonna want to make this delicious homemade snickers ice cream ! This chocolatey homemade chocolate ice cream recipe has cocoa, bittersweet chocolate and  chopped Snickers . It will definitely satisfy you chocolate needs ! 


Makes : 11-13 serving 
Prep. Time : 20-25 mins
Overall Time : 2 hrs-2 hrs-45 mins.

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/3 cups sugar 
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk, divided 
  • large egg yolks 
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half 
  • 2 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 
  • 1/2 bag of chopped bite-size  snickers

Directions 

  1. 1. Combine 1 1/3 cups sugar and 1/3 cup cocoa in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring well with a whisk.Stir in 1/2 cup milk and egg yolks. Stir in remaining 3 cups milk. Cook 12 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. 2.Place half-and-half in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave at high 1 1/2 minutes or until half-and-half boils. 
  3. Add 2 1/2 ounces chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir half-and-half mixture into milk mixture. Place pan in a large ice-filled 
  4. bowl. Cool completely, stirring occasionally. 


  1. 3.Pour mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon ice 
  2. cream into a freezer-safe container. Take chopped snickers and  stir into ice cream. Cover and freeze 1 hour or until 

firm. Place into serving dish and serve. save a little bit of the snickers and use for garnish.

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Jolly Rancher’s Blue raspberry watermelon frosting



This is a very special frosting. It’s 
 “can get the kids to do anything frosting”.
And it works people.
 It’s the combo of jolly rancher’s candy and the crazy coloring . 
Oh, and it taste sooo goood.










Ingredients

1 1/2 tablespoon of Jolly rancher’s watermelon topping
15-25  Blue raspberry and watermelon jolly rancher’s candy
2 cups – unsalted butter, softened
4 cups – Domino┬« Confectioners Sugar
2 teaspoons – vanilla extract
2 tablespoons – water
2 tablespoons of Jolly Rancher’s Blue raspberry topping



1. In a bowl, blend butter until smooth, slowly add powder sugar      until combined. Add vanilla and water and mix at low speed for 1    minute.

2. Slowly add blueberry topping and watermelon topping, and beat    until smooth. Set aside.

3.Remove wrappers from candies and place blue and watermelon  candies in separate large plastic ziplock bags. With a rolling pin  crush candies into chunks.

4. Frost cupcakes and place crushed chunks of candies on top of 
   cupcakes. Serve when ready.   

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Milky way and M&M cookie bars

Cookie Friday’s :Candy cookie bars



Happy cookie Friday ! I a very long week, I look forward to my cookie Fridays. {And a drink as well} Today’s treats is a candy cookie bars. Milky way is one of my fav candy along with M&M’s.
So why not put them together with a delicious sugar dough batter.
The results:  soft chewy caramel delight. Try it out . Have a happy cookie Friday and a good weekend.




Preheat oven : 325
Prep: 10-15 mins
Bake: 12-15 mins
Makes: 15 serving

Press dough into pan








Ingredients
    1/2 cup of canola oil
    1/2 cup of brown sugar
    1/2 cup of sugar
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon of vanilla 
    2 cups of flour
    1/2 teaspoon of baking soda 
    1/4 teaspoon of salt 
    1/4 cup of m&m
    12 milky ways chopped


    1. Preheat oven at 325 .Line  a 13 x 9 pan with foil and lightly spray with cooking oil.

    2.In a bowl, combine the oil, brown sugar, sugar, egg, m&m’s and vanilla. Then stir until combined

    3.On a cutting board chop up 12-15 mini milky way.

    4.Spread dough in baking pan and sprinkle milky on top, bake for
    12-15 mins. Take out and cool before cutting and serving.


    15

    Homemade frozen yogurt with mini candy bars bites

    I just brought a frozen yogurt maker from amazon{ Cuisinart ICE-21R Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, }and could not wait to try it out. I had some goodies lying around so I added them to the recipe. {By goodies i’m mean mini candy bars} I got the idea from my nephew. So he is my co-author of this recipe and my food inspiration . And he will eat just about anything. He wanted to add the craziest things to recipe for some reason. But, we settle on candy bars. This is a very delicious and easy frozen yogurt recipe.
    Give it a try. Let me know how it came out. Send me a twit pic.

    Ingredients
    3 tablespoons of light corn syrup
    2 cups of plain whole-milk yogurt
    2 cups of non-fat or reduced fat greek yogurt
    1/2 cup of super fine sugar
    1 bag mini candy bars

    1.Whisk both yogurts, the sugar and corn syrup in a bowl until combined. Pour into an frozen yogurt maker or ice cream marker, and follow the directions.

    2.If you want soft serve , then  you should serve it right for the yogurt marker. 

    3. Place frozen yogurt in large bowl, chop mini candy bars and fold half  gently into yogurt.


    4. Place frozen yogurt in small serving dishes, and  then take remaining bars and place strategically onto frozen yogurt.  some 


    For a firmer yogurt, remove from marker and into a covered container and freeze for up to 2 hours. Then  place strategically onto frozen yogurt. 







    Frosted candy topped cookie bars

    Cookie Friday : Frosted candy topped cookie bars

    Happy Friday ! It’s the end of  another busy week. I had a rough one so, I can’t wait to kick back. {with a beer or something stronger}I know I will only get the leftovers of these cookie bars.  I make them with M&M’s  salt and sweet snack mix. { It has pretzels, M&M’s and peanuts.  If you haven’t tried this snack mix before shame on you. It’s very addictive, they also have shortbread mix, which I love.  This recipe is a fun recipe for the kids, but I can’t stop munching on them.

    Pan size: 9×13
    Bake: 350
    Bake Time: 12-19 mins
    Overall Time: about. 1 hour – 20-25 mins

    Ingredients

    3/4 cup of butter
    1 package of cream cheese {3oz.}
    1 cup of sugar
    2 3/4 cup of flour
    1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon of salt
    1 cup of powdered sugar
    1 8 oz. bag of m&m’s salty and sweet snack mix
    1 cup of frosting any kind or flavor
    1 cup of chocolate chips

    The snack mix has pretzels, m&m’s and peanuts

    Instructions 
    1. cream together, butter, cream cheese, and sugars in large bowl, mix until fluffy . In med bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
    Add dry ingredients to cream batter. Stir until soft dough foams.
    Chill for 30 mins.

    2. Preheat oven at 350. Lightly spray 9×13 pan. 

    3.Place chill dough in pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over cookie dough and bake for 14-20 mins or until light golden brown.

    4.Take out and place on cooling rack for 20-30 mins.

    5.Frost with 1 cup of frosting, then sprinkle m&m snack mix over frosting. And it’s ready to serve .


    Vanilla cupcakes with white chocolate ganache and candy topping

    If you think this is a regular vanilla cupcake recipe  you are wrong. There is two different kinds of extract,  I just love the smell of vanilla, and buttermilk. In a different version of this recipe I use actual vanilla seeds and paste. It can be a little pricey. For the topping I just used any leftover candy, cookies and nuts.

    Ingredients

    2 1/2 cups cake flour
    1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
    1 3/4 cups pure cane sugar
    1 1/4 sticks (5 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
    1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
    3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 teaspoons of clear prue vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon of madagascar vanilla extract
    6 large egg yolks, at room temperature
    3 large egg whites, at room temperature


    White chocolate ganache
    1/4 cup of heavy cream
    1/2 cup of white chocolate chips

    Place a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water, and whisk together the chocolate and cream. Continue whisking until chocolate is melted and the mixture is thick, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. 

    Adjust the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 350 F. Fill mini-muffin tins with cupcake liners and spray the liners with baking spray.

    Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1 1/2 cups cane sugar together in a large bowl. Whisk together the melted butter, buttermilk, oil, both  vanilla extracts and egg yolks in a medium bowl.

    In a clean bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites at medium-high speed until foamy, about 30 seconds. With the machine running, gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Continue to beat until stiff peaks just form, 30 to 60 seconds. Transfer to a separate bowl and set aside. Wash the bowl and dry.

    Add the flour mixture to the now-empty mixing bowl. With the mixer running at low speed with the whisk attachment, gradually pour in the butter mixture and mix until almost incorporated (a few streaks of dry flour will remain), about 15 seconds. Stop the mixer and scrape the whisk and sides of the bowl. Return the mixer to medium-low speed and beat until smooth and fully incorporated, 10 to 15 seconds.

    Using a rubber spatula, stir one-third of the whites into the batter to lighten. Then add the remaining whites and gently fold into the batter until no white streaks remain.
    Fill the mini-muffin tin liners three-quarters full and bake until just firm, 8 to 12 minutes. Let cool,

     Making ganache


    Place a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water, and whisk together the chocolate and cream. Continue whisking until chocolate is melted and the mixture is thick, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. After it has cool, take one cupcake at a time and dip in top half of the ganache until its well cover. Repeat for each cupcake. Then after all cupcakes are covered,  sprinkle  any kind nuts, cookies, or candy over the top. I used snickers, milky way,chopped nuts and chopped chocolate cookies.


    Adapted from:http://www.foodnetwork.com/

    Cookie friday: Rolo candy cookie bars

    Cookie Fridays: Rolo Cookie Bars

    If you are looking something a little different in a cookie bar I have the recipe right here. Cookie bars are  a little easier then cookies. There’s no scooping , chilling, or cookie sheets. Just mix, drop, and bake. 
    This rolo cookie bar recipe is a gooey caramel chocolate twist on cookie bars.

    2 1/2 cups of flour
    1 1/2 sticks of butter
    1/2 teaspoon of salt
    1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
    1 1/2 cups of light brown sugar
    2  egg
    1 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
    1/2 cup of chocolate chips
    20-30 Rolo caramel candy









    Fresh out the oven





    After  cutting. Nice and gooey



    Preheat oven at 350. Lightly grease pan. Pan size- 9×9, 13×9,11×17.
    Cream together butter, vanilla extract and sugar with mixer in large bowl until nice and fluffy. Add salt,baking soda and flour and mix well. Once blended fold in chips. Drop in pan and bake for 15 mins. Then remove from oven and add  rolos, stick back in oven for 5 more mins{rolos should melt nicely but do not over cook.}. Take out,cool and serve.