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Hot Chocolate & Crushed Peppermint

Hello All! I kicked off my morning with hot chocolate and crushed peppermint. What’s hot chocolate without marshmallows and cool whip? It’s Plain Jane and there are NO Plain Jane’s around here. So, of course those were added too and I think I hear Starbucks calling now for the recipe because its sooooo delicious! Im holiday obsessed at the moment and the rest of my day is dedicated to making more holiday candy for YOU! 🙂 Oh, and it happens to be snowing today so not much else to do but cook and enjoy the fire I have burning. The snow really makes it feel like Christmas!
I happen to have a cuisnart coffee maker that comes in handy daily. I have the hot chocolate pods which I popped in to make myself a cup in under a minute. Genius I tell you! I made my crushed peppermint in my food processor which is a perfect surprise of flavor to add to your coffee or any of your holiday desserts. I know everyone doesn’t love peppermint and to be honest I’m not a huge peppermint fan but when you grind it up into a powder (you can grind to your liking) it has a nice light sweet flavor and adds a little extra something to your dishes. I blended my peppermint a fine consistency, place mini marshmallows in my hot chocolate, squeezed a nice size portion of reddi-whip on top and sprinkled with peppermint! Bam~you now have yourself an $8 cup of Starbucks hot chocolate in the luxury of your own home! 🙂


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Christmas Desserts

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I’ve been in the kitchen making my usual Holiday desserts and candies which bring a huge smile to my face. I love this time of the year! So far I have the White Chocolate Pretzels with Sprinkles, White Chocolate Red Velvet Truffles, and the Strawberry Santa’s! I have plenty more to make and lots of creative yet easy desserts I think you will ENJOY! Stay tuned and Follow Me @ http://www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com for all of the recipes for candies below…:)


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Butterfinger Cake

WARNING …..SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET FIX AHEAD! This cake is probably one of the most indulgent sweetest cakes that you will take a bite of but its delicious! Oh, and did I mention easy? To make a butterfinger cake you will need the following:
1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
1 Jar of Carmel Topping
1 Can of Condensed Milk
1 tub of Cool Whip
4 Butterfinger Bars
Bake the cake according to the instructions on the box. Remove from oven and punch holes in cake with a fork (the more the better). Mix in bowl the carmel and condensed milk and pour over cake. Allow to cool completely. Once cooled spread cool whip across the top of the cake and crush butterfinger candy bars and sprinkle on top. Ta-Da you now have a sweet & gooey butterfinger cake!
Note: It’s better when you allow to cool completely over night in fridge before eating and if your worried about the sweetness of it you could use 1/2 the jar of carmel and 1/2 the can of condensed milk!


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Pumpkin Dip

A simple yet festive dip that you can whip up in under two minutes. It’s perfect for a holiday party or just to cure a sweet craving at home. Mix together a can of pumpkin puree, one tub of cool whip (I used sugar free), and one box of vanilla pudding (I used sugar free). Allow to chill in fridge for a few hours or over night. You can dip vanilla wafers, ginger snap cookies, fruit, or anything that sounds appealing. 😉
I attached a photo on the side of the vanilla wafer box that shows them placing a nilla wafer in the bottom of a medium tin or paper muffin cup, filling it with yogurt (but I bet this pumpkin dip would be a good substitute, and freeze for an hour! Then you have a nilla pumpkin freeze!


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