Saturday, October 27, 2007

Halloween Goodies

Halloween P.B. Blondies
I doubled this recipe and made 2 8 in square pans. One for my work and the other for our party at my mom & dad's. The boys at my work gobbled them up!

It is from What's Cooking in the Orange Kitchen.

Peanut Butter Blondies with Halloween M&M's (I renamed)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 bag of Halloween colored M&M's

Preheat oven to 325F.
Grease and lightly flour and 8 inch square baking pan.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter with the peanut butter and the sugars until smoothm about 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Stir in the M&M's.
Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean with moist crumbs attached.
Do not overbake. Allow to cool to room temperature before cutting and serving.

The original recipe called for toasted pecans, chocolate chips and white chocolate, but I just did the Halloween M&M's.

Oreo Truffles

I used white chocolate and used orange and black sprinkles for the top. These are so easy to make and will def stay in my rotation! I am not sure whoose blog I got these off of since everyone has been making them.

1 package softened cream cheese (8 oz)
1 package Oreo cookies (I used the Halloween orange and black ones)
1 package white almond bark

Crush cookies in food processor. In large bowl mix together crushed cookies and cream cheese til smooth. Melt chocolate according to directions. Roll cookie mixture into 1 inch balls then dip in chocolate. Place on wax paper. Sprinkle with desired sprinkles.