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Cocoa Butter Balls

This is one of my favorite recipes from when I was a kid. Back in the 80’s I had a children’s cooking set called Now You’re Cooking.  This was my favorite recipe to make because it is easy and tastes so good.  

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats

Directions:

  1. Place margarine in a medium glass bowl and microwave on 50% power for 1 minute, or until melted.
  2. Add brown sugar, peanut butter, cocoa and stir until combined.
  3. Mix in all of the oats.
  4. Scoop out to make 16 balls and place on a baking sheet. Refrigerate until chilled and set.

 

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Posted by on June 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Chocolate “cup” cakes

I was recently reading an issue of People magazine and found a recipe for Michael Symon’s Cake in a Cup.  It looked easy, decadent, and delicious.  Best part is you bake them in the microwave.

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Put butter and chocolate in a glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute on highest setting. Stir until melted.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together sugar, and next 4 ingredients. Whisk in chocolate mixture.  Divide among four 10 oz coffee mugs.
  3. Place mugs in microwave and cook for 3 minutes on highest setting. Let cool 30 seconds.  Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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