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Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins

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If you’re in need of a little comfort right now, grab a whisk and whip up a batch of Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins. Now you can enjoy light and fluffy, bakery-style muffins at home. These delicious muffins are lightly flavored with lemon, chock-full of sweet […]

One-Pot Lemon Chicken with Orzo

One-Pot Lemon Chicken with Orzo

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White Chocolate Banana Cream Truffles

White Chocolate Banana Cream Truffles

Looking for a fun way to use up some overripe bananas? Well friends, let me introduce you to White Chocolate Banana Cream Truffles! Truffles are an easy dessert to make because they’re no bake. This delicious version is a combination of Golden Oreos and ripe bananas all rolled up together in a crispy white chocolate candy coating. One bite into the creamy center and you’ll be hooked. The cream cheese gives the middle a velvety smooth texture while the banana extract punches up the flavor. Whip up a batch! There’s plenty to share.

Here’s all you’ll need: Golden Oreos, cream cheese, banana extract, ripe bananas, white chocolate chips, and dried banana chips.

White Chocolate Banana Cream Truffles ingredients list #truffles #bananacream #bananatruffles #whitechocolatetruffles #bananacreamtruffles #homemadecandy #candyrecipes

Let’s get rollin’! Add the cookies to a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. The fewer chunks the better. 36 cookies will get the job done which coincidentally is just about the size of a family pack of Golden Oreos, with a few extras to taste test of course. Can’t find Golden Oreos? A fun swap would be Nilla Wafers or any other golden cookie.

Golden Oreos pulsed in a food processor to form fine crumbs. #truffles #howtomaketruffles #candyrecipes #bananarecipes #recipesforripebananas

Combine the softened cream cheese and banana extract in a large bowl. Whip together with an extract mixer on medium speed. If you’re not familiar with banana extract you can find it in the baking aisle with the vanilla, almond, and all your other favorite extracts. It’s relatively inexpensive.

Next add in the mashed banana and mix until smooth and creamy. Lastly add in the cookie crumbs and mix very well. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.

Cream cheese, banana extract, and cookie crumbs are whipped together in a glass bowl with a hand mixer. #truffles #howtomaketruffles #trufflerecipes #candyrecipes #diycandy #homemadecandy

Line a baking sheet or tray with parchment paper or wax paper. Remove the banana cream truffles mixture from the freezer. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on the baking sheet. Return to the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm. The heat from your hands will soften the mixture so it’s important to refreeze the candy so it’s easier to handle in the next step. This will act as our creamy delicious candy center. Banana cream mixture formed into 1-inch balls on a parchment lined baking sheet ready to go into the freezer. #bananacream #bananapuddingtruffles #bananadesserts #homemadecandy #diychocolate

Add the white chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring the white chocolate chips between each interval. White chocolate can be a little bit more finicky than milk or dark chocolate so heating in short bursts is key. Stirring is also important because it distributes the heat and prevents the chocolate from scorching. Once the chocolate is smooth and creamy we’re ready to dip!

White chocolate chips melted in a glass dish. #chocolatetruffles #whitechocolatetruffles #whitechocolaterecipes #bananatruffles #dessert #howtomeltwhitechocolate

Using a toothpick, a lollipop stick, or even a bbq skewer, dip the truffle balls into the melted candy. Lightly tap the stick to remove any excess candy coating. If you feel like you’re about to lose your truffle from the stick I find it helps to rotate while you tap.

Banana Cream Truffle balls dipped into melted white chocolate. #truffles #howtomaketruffles #candymaking #whitechocolaterecipes #bananacreamtruffles #bananatruffles

Gently remove the truffle from the skewer and onto the parchment paper. Immediately place a banana chip over the skewer hole. Voila! Picture perfect. No one will even know it’s there. Refrigerate until the chocolate has set.

Truffles dipped in white chocolate and topped with a banana chip placed on a baking sheet. #candyrecipes #bananacreamtruffles #whitechocolatebananacreamtruffles #howtomaketruffles #candy #homemadecandy

Store Banana Cream Truffles in the refrigerator. They’re SO good when they’re cold!! Wanna mix it up a bit? Try using milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips too. Mmmm!!!! Still got some ripe bananas on hand? Then you absolutely must try our Best Ever Banana Bread Bars too.

White Chocolate Banana Cream Truffles by Happylifeblospot.com #truffles #bananacream #bananatruffles #whitechocolatetruffles #bananacreamtruffles #homemadecandy #candyrecipes

White Chocolate Banana Cream Truffles

April 24, 2020
: 3-4 dozen
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 package Golden Oreo cookies (about 36 cookies)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons banana extract
  • 1/3 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1 package (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
  • Dried banana chips, coarsely crushed
Directions
  • Step 1 Add the cookies to a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Combine the softened cream cheese and banana extract in a large bowl. Whip together with an extract mixer on medium speed. Add in the mashed banana and mix well. Mix in the cookie crumbs. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
  • Step 2 Line a baking sheet or tray with parchment paper or wax paper. Remove the banana cream truffle mixture from the freezer. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on the baking sheet. Return to the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Step 3 Add the white chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring the white chocolate chips between each interval. Using a toothpick or lollipop stick, dip the truffle balls into the melted candy. Lightly tap the stick to remove any excess candy coating.
  • Step 4 Remove the truffle from the skewer and onto the parchment paper. Immediately place a banana chip over the skewer hole. Refrigerate until the chocolate has set. Store Banana Cream Truffles in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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Carrot Cake Shortbread Cookies

Carrot Cake Shortbread Cookies

Now just what the heck are Carrot Cake Shortbread Cookies you might ask? This dessert mashup takes all the flavors that you love from carrot cake and bakes them into a perfectly delicious sandwich cookie. With notes of caramely brown sugar, lots of vanilla, and […]

The BEST Rhubarb Meringue Pie

The BEST Rhubarb Meringue Pie

I’ve got pretty high standards especially when it comes to desserts. So when I tell you this is The BEST Rhubarb Meringue Pie out there you better believe it’s the truth! Rhubarb Meringue Pie is a Springtime favorite in these parts. The base is a […]

Skillet Potato Rolls

Skillet Potato Rolls

I absolutely do not have the will power to keep Skillet Potato Rolls in the house. And I’m not ashamed to admit it. I will just keep devouring ’em til they’re gone. These made from scratch dinner rolls are light and airy and oh so yummy! They’re also a fantastic way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. The potatoes keep the bread soft and moist and also lend a tiny bit of flavor. You’ll be impressed with how easy these delicious rolls are to make. Even a baking newbie can handle this one. AND… you’ve probably got all the ingredients in your house already. Let’s get rollin’!

Here’s all you’ll need: flour, sugar, yeast, salt, water, butter, and mashed potatoes (without added milk or butter).

Skillet Potato Rolls ingredients list #potatorolls #castironskilletrecipes #dinnerrolls #stpattysdayfood #stpatricksdayrecipes #bread

Let’s get started! First combine 2 cups of flour, sugar, yeast (quick-rise works best)and salt in a large bowl. Mix to combine.

Flour, sugar, yeast and salt mixed together in a large bowl. #skilletpotatorolls #dinnerrolls #skilletrecipes #potatorolls

Next place the butter and water in a microwave safe dish. My glass Pyrex measuring cups are perfect for jobs like this. They’re microwave safe have the measurements right on the side of the cup. Heat in 30 second intervals until the butter is melted. Pour over the dry ingredients.

Water and melted butter are poured into the dry ingredients. #skilletpotatorolls #potatorolls #castironskilletrolls

Then beat with a hand mixer on the very lowest speed until smooth. If we use a high speed the bread will get sucked up into the mixer and we’ll have ourselves a mess. Of course you can always mix by hand as well if the mixer is giving you difficulties.

The ingredients are mixed together with a hand mixer to form a soft dough. #skilletpotatorolls #potatopanrolls #rolls #dinnerrolls #breadrecipes

Stir in the potatoes and the remaining flour. Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 6-8 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Knead lightly until all of the flour has been absorbed into the dough. Kneading dough activates the gluten, resulting in bread and rolls that are light, airy, and chewy. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.

If you don’t have mashed potatoes on hand, you can easily make them. Fill a small pot about halfway full of water and boil over medium heat on the stovetop. Peel the potatoes and cut into chunks. Place the potatoes in boiling water and cook for 6-10 minutes or until tender. Mash the potatoes with a hand mixer, a potato masher, or the back of a large wooden spoon.

Dough resting in a large bowl. #skilletpotatorolls #potatorolls #potatopanrolls #potatobread #howtomakedinnerrolls

Divide the dough into 16 pieces. Roll each piece in your hands to form a ball. Place in a greased 12-inch cast iron skillet. There’s something about baking with cast iron that makes me feel all warm and cozy inside. Of course you can swap out for any oven safe skillet or a round baking pan. Cover and let the rolls rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Sprinkle the tops lightly with flour.

Skillet Potato Rolls in a 12-inch cast iron skillet. #potatorolls #potatopanrolls #castironskilletrecipes #breadrecipes #stpattysdayfood #stpattysdayrecipes

Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Skillet Potato Rolls are best enjoyed hot out of the oven with a little bit of butter.

If you love filling the bread basket with homemade goodies try out our Make Ahead Crescent Rolls or Everything Dinner Rolls next!

Skillet Potato Rolls

March 11, 2020
: 16 rolls
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour (as much as you can knead in to form a soft dough)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 packages (or 5 teaspoons) yeast (quick-rise works best)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
Directions
  • Step 1 Combine 2 cups of flour, sugar, yeast (quick-rise works best)and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Step 2 Place the butter and water in a microwave safe dish. Heat in 30 second intervals until the butter is melted. Pour over the dry ingredients. Beat with a hand mixer on the very lowest speed until smooth.
  • Step 3 Stir in the mashed potatoes and the remaining flour. Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 6-8 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Knead lightly until all of the flour has been absorbed into the dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Step 4 Divide the dough into 16 pieces. Roll each piece in your hands to form a ball. Place in a greased 12-inch cast iron skillet. Divide the dough into 16 pieces. Roll each piece in your hands to form a ball. Place in a greased 12-inch cast iron skillet. Cover and let the rolls rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Sprinkle the tops lightly with flour.
  • Step 5 Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

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What To Eat In Nashville

What To Eat In Nashville

Some come for the music, some come for the football, and then there’s our favorite kind of people, the ones that come for the food! Nashville has long been known for it’s music scene but lookout country music, the food scene is taking over. This […]

Bananas Foster French Toast Bake

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Chocolate Raspberry Puff Pastry

Chocolate Raspberry Puff Pastry

What if I told you that you could whip up dessert that looked like it came straight from a restaurant? Well Chocolate Raspberry Puff Pastry is all that and more! This elegant dessert combines not one but two kinds of chocolate as well as pecans, and wraps them up ever so nicely in a sugary sweet, flaky pastry puff. And then there’s that easy peasy raspberry sauce for dipping, Please make sure you soak up every last drop cause it’s the definitely the best! Seriously what’s not to like?

Here’s all you’ll need: milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, pecans, frozen puff pastry, frozen raspberries, confectioners’ sugar.

Raspberry Chocolate Puff Pastry ingredients list #raspberrydessert #puffpastry #puffpastryrecipes #dessert #valentinesdaydessert #easydessert #chooclatedessertLet’s get rollin’! Combine the milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and pecans in a large bowl. Mix ’em all up! Do you have a serious sweet tooth? Try swapping out the milk chocolate chips for dark chocolate chips.

Milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and pecans are mixed together in a large bowl. #dessert #valentinesday #valentinesdaydessert #puffpastryrecipes #elegantdessert #romanticdessertNext roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to prevent it from sticking. Cut into four 6-inch squares. Forgot to thaw the pastry puff? No problem! Wrap a single sheet in a paper towel and microwave for 15 seconds. Turn it over and microwave for an additional 15 seconds. Still not enough? Continue in 5 second intervals until thawed.

I love this recipe for Chocolate Raspberry Puff Pastries because it uses prepackaged ingredients which of course make life so much easier. But you absolutely could use your own homemade puff pastry recipe and share it with me!

Pastry sheet rolled out onto a lightly floured surface and cut into four 6-inch squares. #puffpastry #dessert #valentinesday #valentinesdayrecipes #valentinesdaydessert #galentinesdayideas Place the pastry squares on a parchment lined baking sheet. As you already know parchment paper is AMAZING, especially when it comes to baking. Parchment paper yields a more even bake and also prevents that pesky sticking to the pan thing.

Add 1/4 cup of the chocolate chip mixture to the center of each pastry square. Lightly brush the edges of the pastry with water, then bring all the edges to the center and pinch to seal. And I mean pinch tightly. You wanna make sure this lil guy is sealed up like Fort Knox.

The chocolate chip mixture is added to the center of each pastry square. Then the edges of the pastry are brushed lightly with water. #valentinesday #galentinesday #whitechocolateraspberry #whitechocolatedessert #chocolatechipdessertBake in a 425 degree preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until the puffs are golden brown. Immediately remove to a wire rack to cool. Chocolate Raspberry Puff Pastry on a baking sheet ready to go into the oven. #galentinesday #galentinesparty #galentinesdessert #valentinesday #valentinesdessertforfamily #valentinescooking #valentinesideasRemember that sinfully delicious raspberry sauce I was raving about earlier? We can whip that up while our Chocolate Raspberry Puff Pastries are baking in the oven. Combine the frozen raspberries and confectioners’ sugar in a food processor. You’ll want to include any juice that forms as the raspberries thaw. This will help the raspberries and confectioners’ sugar to combine. Puree the mixture until the raspberries are completely broken down.

Raspberries and confectioners' sugar are pureed in a food processor. #raspberrydessert #raspberrypastry #raspberrypuff #puffpastry #pastrypuffrecipeRun the raspberry mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds. We want the sauce to be nice and smooth with no hard seeds left to bite in to. I find it helpful to run a spoon back and forth against the mesh to force the raspberry sauce through the strainer.

Raspberry sauce is run through a mesh strainer to remove any seeds. #whitechocolate #chocolaterecipes #romanticdessertideas #romanticdessertrecipes #fancydessert #fancydessertideasSpread a little bit of raspberry sauce onto a plate. Place the Chocolate Raspberry Puff Pastry on top. And if you really wanna go all in over the top fabulous, garnish with additional chocolate chips and raspberries because why not?!? Looking for more sweet treats? Try our Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two or Chocolate Covered Strawberries!

Chocolate Raspberry Puff Pastry #raspberrydessert #puffpastry #valentinesdaydessert #dessert #fancydessertrecipes #romanticdinnerideas #chocolatedessert

Chocolate Raspberry Puff Pastry

February 12, 2020
: 8
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Optional ingredients to garnish: fresh raspberries and additional chocolate and white baking chips
Directions
  • Step 1 Combine the milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and pecans in a large bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Step 2 Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut into four 6-inch squares.
  • Step 3 Place the pastry squares on a parchment lined baking sheet. Add 1/4 cup of the chocolate chip mixture to the center of each pastry square.
  • Step 4 Lightly brush the edges of the pastry with water, then bring all the edges to the center and pinch to seal tightly. Bake in a 425 degree preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until the puffs are golden brown. Immediately remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • Step 5 Combine the frozen raspberries and confectioners’ sugar in a food processor to form the raspberry sauce. Puree until all raspberry chunks are broken down. Run the raspberry mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds.
  • Step 6 Spread a little bit of raspberry sauce onto a plate. Place the Chocolate Raspberry Puff Pastry on top. Garnish with additional chocolate chips and raspberries if desired. Enjoy!

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