Category: Desserts

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

These delicious Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are cookies with a chewy chocolate and pecan pie filling on a shortbread crust, and are always a big hit for dessert!These delicious Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are cookies with a chewy chocolate and pecan pie filling on a shortbread crust, and are always a big hit for dessert!

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars… for the win! These delicious treats, with a chewy chocolate and pecan pie filling on a shortbread crust, will be a big hit at your next potluck, family dinner, or get together!

Have mercy… the recipe makes 2 dozen of these decadent goodies! They combine the rich flavor of pecan pie with chocolate, in a chewy bar cookie. With that flavor combo, it’s no wonder these chocolate pecan pie bars taste fantastic!

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How To Make Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Before starting, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the crust ingredients. You can use either a mixer on medium speed OR a pastry blender. Mix the shortbread crust ingredients until crumbly.

Mixing the shortbread crust ingredients for chocolate pecan pie bars.

Line a 9×13 baking pan with aluminum foil, making sure the edges completely overlap all sides of the pan. You will need the edges to lift out the bars from the pan after baking. Spray the aluminum foil (bottom and sides) with a non-stick cooking spray.

Pour the shortbread crust mixture into the prepared pan. Press the crumb mixture firmly and evenly into pan to form a solid crust on the bottom.

The shortbread crust crumbles are placed in foil lined baking sheet.

 

Bake The Shortbread Crust

Bake the shortbread crust in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Shortbread crust for chocolate pecan pie bars is patted down to form crust.

When done, remove the baking pan from the oven. This is what the shortbread crust should look like, right out of the oven.

The crust for the chocolate pecan pie bars is baked until golden.

Prepare The Chocolate Filling

While the crust is baking, heat the corn syrup and chocolate chips in medium pan on LOW heat. Do NOT fully melt chocolate chips. NOTE: You only want to heat this mixture until the chocolate is almost melted. Immediately remove pan from heat.

Chocolate chips and corn syrup is heated in pan for chocolate pecan pie bars filling.

This is what it looked like when I removed the pan from the heat. Notice how the chocolate is NOT fully melted. Set aside.

Chocolate is only melted part way for filling for chocolate pecan pie bars.

Finish Making The Batter For The Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

In a separate bowl, mix together granulated sugar, eggs, and the almond and vanilla extracts. Add this to the (slightly cooled) chocolate mixture, whisking continuously as you add it. Make sure to whisk so the eggs will not scramble when added to the warm chocolate in pan.

Eggs, sugar, and extracts are added to chocolate pecan pie filling in pan.

The next thing you need to do is stir in the chopped pecans.

Chopped pecans are added to chocolate pecan pie bars filling in pan.

Pour the mixture for the chocolate pecan pie bars on top of the cooked crust. Be sure to spread the filling evenly over the surface of the baked crust. Set the chocolate pecan pie bars aside.

The filling for chocolate pecan pie bars is poured onto crust in pan.

 

Bake The Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Mix up the topping ingredients (brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and chopped pecans) in a small bowl. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the top of the chocolate pecan pie filling before baking.

Put the pan into the oven and continue baking the bars for 35 minutes. When done, the outside edges of the bars will be firm, but the middle of the pan will be slightly soft. The chocolate pecan pie bars will firm up in the middle as they cool.

Crumbly topping is added to the top of the chocolate pecan pie bars in pan before baking.

This is what the chocolate pecan pie bars looked like when I took them out of the oven. Place the pan on wire rack to cool.  Let the chocolate pecan pie bars cool completely while still in the pan.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars, hot from the oven.

Once the bars have completely cooled, carefully lift entire pan of bars out of the dish, using the foil to easily lift up and out of pan.

Slice And Serve!

Peel away the sides of the foil from the bars. The easiest way I have found to cut the chocolate pecan pie bars is to use a pizza cutter! This makes it very easy to cut the cooled dessert into 24 bars.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars cut easily into bars, by using a pizza cutter.

They sure look good, don’t they? Well… guess what? THESE CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE BARS ARE FANTASTIC! Chewy, chocolatey pecan pie goodness right there, folks!

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars on a platter, ready to eat!

I gave some away to friends AND took some to a potluck we attended, but did manage to taste a sample. Boy are they good!!!

Close up photo of a few Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars on aluminum foil.

Hope you’ll consider making these sweet dessert bars. I know I will make them again, for sure! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will come back again soon.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
These delicious Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are cookies with a chewy chocolate and pecan pie filling on a shortbread crust, and are always a big hit for dessert!
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pecan pie bars
Servings: 24 bars
Calories Per Serving: 361 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For crust:
  • 1 cup butter , softened (not melted)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For Filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups corn syrup (Karo)
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
For Topping:
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Before beginning, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 baking dish with aluminum foil, being sure to leave foil hanging over the edges of pan. (You will use the overhanging foil to lift bars out of dish when done). Spray the foil generously with a cooking spray (sides and bottom of foil covered pan).
  2. Mix crust ingredients with electric mixer (on medium) or pastry blender until crumbly. Pour crumbs into foil-lined and sprayed pan, then press the crumbs firmly into the bottom of dish to form crust.
  3. Bake crust at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove.
  4. While crust is baking, make filling. Put corn syrup and chocolate into a saucepan. Heat it on LOW only until the chocolate is ALMOST melted (don't let it melt all the way!). Remove pan from heat.
  5. In separate bowl, mix sugar, eggs and vanilla and almond extracts. Slowly add this to the warm (not hot) chocolate mixture, WHISKING THE ENTIRE TIME YOU ARE ADDING EGG MIXTURE.
  6. Fold chopped pecans into filling. Pour pecan filling over baked crust. Evenly distribute.
  7. Mix together Topping (I used a fork to mix-it will be crumbly). Sprinkle topping over the top.
  8. Put pan back into the oven, and continue cooking for 35 minutes longer, or until the edges of the dessert are firm (and the center is slightly soft). Remove pan from oven. Set pan on wire rack and cool completely. Once dessert is completely room temp., carefully lift out the entire pan of dessert using the foil overhangs. Peel away foil from sides. Cut into 24 bars. I used a pizza cutter! Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Edie’s Carrot Cake

You’ll LOVE Edie’s Carrot Cake, an absolutely classic, DELICIOUS dessert with carrots, pineapple, pecans, cinnamon, and topped with cream cheese frosting!You'll LOVE Edie's Carrot Cake, an absolutely classic, DELICIOUS dessert with carrots, pineapple, pecans, cinnamon, and topped with cream cheese frosting!

Why I Call This Edie’s Carrot Cake

I’ve been making this Carrot Cake for almost 40 years now, and it’s the BEST! I received the recipe from my dear friend and former roommate, Edie, at a bridal shower 39 years ago! I’ve made it so many times over the years I can’t even begin to count… and it NEVER disappoints!

My sweet friend Edie has enjoyed much success as a musician in Los Angeles (she’s sung backup on vast numbers of albums, movies, commercials, TV theme songs, etc.). She’s acted in movies, and was also one of the stars of the classic TV show “General Hospital” years ago.

Edie still sings and has recorded music for many artists and TV/Movie soundtracks, conducts and has directed and sung with backup vocalists/choirs for The Voice, American Idol and other famous musicians (like Justin Timberlake, Aretha Franklin, and too many others to even bother counting).

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Lifelong Friends Are The BEST!

We met in Junior High, grew up singing together at our church, then shared an apartment together (and numerous late night fast food tacos) before I got married. I don’t recall Edie even liking to cook back then, so I’m telling you… this recipe was a great surprise the first time I made it and tasted just how good it was. Ha Ha.

But you know what the BEST part is about my friend? She is an amazingly gracious, humble, encouraging and loving friend to those who know her.  I dearly love Edie (and her delicious carrot cake recipe!). Here’s the two of us at a music reunion in Los Angeles in 2015.  I remain grateful God allowed our lives to intersect so many years ago, and for the blessing of our continuing friendship to this day.

Two women (author of blog and friend, Edie)

OOH… THIS Carrot Cake Is SO GOOD!

So… back to this recipe. Edie’s Carrot Cake is so moist and delicious! It’s filled with grated carrots, crushed pineapple, chopped pecans, coconut, cinnamon, etc. , and is topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting!

If left alone in a room with a fork and Edie’s carrot cake… I might be forced to eat the entire thing (wink wink).  Yes… it honestly is the BEST carrot cake I’ve ever had! You will LOVE it!!

How To Make Edie’s Carrot Cake

Using an electric mixer, cream together the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

Mixing batter for carrot cake

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together into a separate bowl.

Flour, cinnamon and spices for Edie's carrot cake, cake in sifter.

Slowly mix the sifted flour mixture into the wet ingredients (eggs, oil, sugar, etc.). Mix to fully combine. Stir in the grated carrots, drained crushed pineapple, chopped nuts, and shredded coconut, until fully combined.

Pecans, carrots, pineapple and coconut for Edie's carrot cake batter.

Edie’s carrot cake batter will look like this once the ingredients are fully mixed together.

Edie's carrot cake batter in mixing bowl.

Generously grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans (or 9×13 cake pan). Evenly distribute the batter into the prepared pan(s).

2 round cake pans with Edie's carrot cake batter in them.

Baking Edie’s Carrot Cake

Place cake pan(s) into a 350 degree preheated oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until cake is done. Test doneness by inserting a toothpick into center of cake (can you see the hole in the middle of the bottom cake where I did this?). If the toothpick comes out clean, then Edie’s carrot cake is done, and will look like this. Place cake pans on wire rack to cool.

Edie's carrot cake has been baked, and is cooling on wire rack

Let the cake cool down, then invert it (turn upside down) onto parchment paper, and release it from the pan. Once the cake has completely cooled, turn it back over to the top side (still on the parchment paper).

Edie's carrot cake is inverted onto parchment paper on rack to release it from pan.

How To Toast Pecans

While the cake is cooling off,  dry toast the chopped pecans. They will be added as decoration to the sides of the cake. To toast the chopped pecans, place them in a large skillet on low heat. Cook, stirring often for 3-5 minutes. This step is completely OPTIONAL, but the toasted pecans really add a LOT to Edie’s carrot cake!

Dry toasting chopped pecans in skillet, for decorating Edie's carrot cake.

Make The Cream Cheese Frosting 

While the cake is cooking or cooling, mix up the cream cheese frosting. Sometimes I double the amount of cream cheese used, if I want there to be lots of thick creamy frosting, but that’s optional. I also add well drained, crushed pineapple to the frosting, but if you want plain cream cheese frosting, simply omit the pineapple!

Making the cream cheese frosting in a bowl, for Edie's carrot cake.

Frost Edie’s carrot cake with the cream cheese icing once the cake has completely cooled. If making this as a layer cake, cover the entire cake with frosting, then add (optional) toasted pecans all over the sides of the cake. I use my hands to carefully add the toasted pecans, a little at a time until cake is completely covered. Here it is the layer cake, midway through frosting.

Two layers of Edie's carrot cake, with frosting in the middle.

I am absolutely NOT a cake decorator (understatement of the century), but sometimes I will pipe colored frosting on top of finished cake. This is a photo of one time that I made this cake. You can see the chopped pecans on the side, and my flimsy attempt at decorating the top with colored frosting!  But guess what?

Edie’s carrot cake stands on its own merits. Even if you only make a 13×9 inch cake pan of carrot cake with simple cream cheese frosting (and that is all you do), you will LOVE this cake! 

Edie's carrot cake, with frosting and toasted pecans decorating it.

This Recipe Is VERY Adaptable

Over the years, I’ve also turned this recipe into cupcakes (adjusting the cooking time), with cream cheese frosting and a dusting of cinnamon. YUM.

Edie's Carrot cake batter can be used to make frosted cupcakes.

I’ve even used this same recipe to make miniature bundt cakes to give to friends (again- notice my complete LACK of decorating skills… Ha Ha!)  My decorating skills may not be the best… but this recipe for Edie’s carrot cake IS the best! So delicious!!!!

Edie's carrot cake batter can be used to make frosted mini-bundt cakes.
However you decide to make it… cut yourself a big piece, STAT! You won’t regret it… this is ONE AMAZING AND DELICIOUS CARROT CAKE!

A big slice of Edie's carrot cake, on plate with a fork.

Have a great day, friends! Hope you enjoy Edie’s carrot cake! It tastes WONDERFUL! Remember all the great friends God has enriched your life with along the way, and be sure they know how much you love them! Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you will come back soon!

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Recipe Source: Edie Lehmann-Boddicker

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Edie's Carrot Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
You'll LOVE Edie's Carrot Cake, an absolutely classic, DELICIOUS dessert with carrots, pineapple, pecans, cinnamon, and topped with cream cheese frosting!
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Edie's carrot cake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories Per Serving: 660 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For The Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs , well beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
For cream cheese frosting: (Double amount of cream cheese if you want really thick and plentiful frosting)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar (confectioners) (1 box)
  • 1/2 stick butter =¼ cup or 4 Tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 can (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple (optional) well drained
For garnish (completely optional):
  • Additional colored cream cheese frosting (for decorating)
  • Chopped pecans or walnuts (to cover sides of frosted cake), lightly toasted in dry skillet
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Generously grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, mix together oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended.
  3. In separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly add the flour mixture into the oil and sugar mixture. Mix well, to combine.
  4. Stir in grated carrots, drained pineapple, 1 C. chopped nuts, and coconut. Mix well.
  5. Divide batter evenly into well greased and floured cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of each cake pan comes out clean. (Note: if making cupcakes or baking in a 9x13 pan, you will need to slightly decrease baking times!).
  6. Make frosting while cake bakes: Combine all frosting ingredients, and mix, using an electric mixer until smooth and thick.

  7. When cake is done, remove it to wire rack to cool. When cool, invert cakes onto parchment paper, then turn them back right side up on rack. Frost cake only when cake is room temperature. Place one layer onto serving platter. Spread a layer of cream cheese frosting, then add second layer and frost entire surface of cake.

  8. If desired, add lightly toasted, chopped pecans or walnuts to the side of cake. If desired, use colored cream cheese frosting to decorate top of cake.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Caloric calculation does not include additional pecans for decorating sides of cake. TIP: If you want a really "thick frosted" cake, DOUBLE the ingredients (except for the pineapple) when you make the frosting. You will have a gorgeous cake with plenty of yummy cream cheese frosting! I always do this!

Nutrition Facts
Edie's Carrot Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 660 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 557mg24%
Potassium 314mg9%
Carbohydrates 101g34%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 80g89%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 4130IU83%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Mom’s Lemon Jello Cake

Mom’s Lemon Jello Cake with lemon glaze icing is so easy to make, is bursting with LEMON flavor, and will be a big hit with all who try this delicious dessert!Mom's Lemon Jello Cake with lemon glaze icing is so easy to make, is bursting with LEMON flavor, and will be a big hit with all who try this delicious dessert!

My mother has been making Mom’s Lemon Jello Cake for at least 45 years. It’s SO EASY to make, is incredibly moist, and overflows with lemon flavor! It was always a treat when my Mom would make this simple, delicious cake for our family when we were young!

The cake takes only a few minutes to mix up and get into the oven… and 35 minutes later… you’ve made a fantastic, moist lemon jello cake, that is covered with a sweet lemon glaze that seeps into the body of the cake. This is really so simple to make. Here’s what you do:

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How To Make This Lemon Jello Cake

Mix the ingredients for the lemon jello cake in large bowl. The recipe calls for lemon gelatin mix (not lemon pudding). Beat the ingredients with a mixer until they are fully blended. Pour the cake batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan.

Ingredients for lemon jello cake in large bowl.

Batter for Mom's lemon jello cake is mixed together in bowl.

The addition of lemon jello powder really adds an extra level of lemony citrus flavor to this cake! Once the batter for the cake is in the pan, you’re ready to bake!

Lemon cake batter is poured into 13x9 inch baking dish.

Baking And Glazing The Lemon Jello Cake

Bake the lemon jello cake 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into middle of cake comes out dry. The cake will be light golden brown on top.

Let the cake sit (still in the pan) for just a minute on a wire rack, then poke holes into the entire top of the cake. I use a chop stick for doing this, but a straw also works well. Make holes every inch or so.

After lemon jello cake is baked, holes are poked into cake

Here’s a close up to show you the holes that were made in the top of the cake.

The lemon cake has holes poked in it all over.

Prepare The Lemon Glaze

Mix up the lemon glaze in a small bowl, then pour it over the hot cake. Use the back of a spoon to spread the lemon icing over the entire surface of cake.

Lemon glaze for cake is mixed up in bowl.

Glaze is poured over top of lemon jello cake.

Here’s what the lemon jello cake will look like after completely distributing the glaze over it. The glaze melts from the hot cake, and sinks down into the tiny holes you created all over the top of the cake. The lemon icing seeping into the holes INTO the cake is what helps the cake to stay so moist, and full of flavor! YUM!

Lemon glaze is absorbed through the holes poked into cake.

Ready To EAT!

Once the cake and icing have cooled off to room temperature, cut a piece of this tasty lemon jello cake, and enjoy every bite! It is DELICIOUS, and dare I say it again… so EASY!!!!!!

Slice of lemon cake on plate with a fork... ready to eat.

Sure hope you give this recipe for lemon jello cake a try. It’s always a big hit with everyone who tries it. If you like lemon flavored treats, you will love this cake (it also freezes well)! Have a fantastic day… and in the words of Cinderella in the newest movie version… “HAVE COURAGE. BE KIND.”

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Recipe Source: My Mom (who has been making this cake for at least 45 years!)

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Mom's Lemon Jello Cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Mom's Lemon Jello Cake with lemon glaze icing is so easy to make, is bursting with LEMON flavor, and will be a big hit with all who try this delicious dessert!
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon jello cake
Servings: 16 servings
Calories Per Serving: 281 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For cake:
  • 1 box Lemon Cake Mix
  • 3 ounces Lemon Jello powder (small size gelatin, not pudding))
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
For Lemon Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 lemons (all the juice AND the zest from the peel)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, jello powder, eggs, oil and water. Beat until well blended. Pour batter into a GREASED and FLOURED 13 x 9 inch cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean).

  3. While cake is baking, make the icing, by mixing the powdered sugar with the fresh lemon juice and lemon zest (rind), until fully combined.
  4. When cake is done, remove pan to a wire rack. While cake is still hot, poke holes over the entire surface of the cake, using a chop stick, a straw, or the handle end of a spoon. Make holes every inch or so across the top of cake. Pour on the lemon glaze, and spread it evenly across top of cake, to cover. Let cake cool down to room temperature (so glaze will firm up), then cut into pieces and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Mom's Lemon Jello Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 piece (1/16th of total))
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 247mg11%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 7.2mg9%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Pound Cake With Lemon Cream and Blueberry Sauce

A few years ago my husband and I were invited to some dear friends’ home for dinner. Our hostess asked me to bring dessert. I decided to “make something on the fly”, without a recipe, and this Pound Cake With Lemon Cream and Blueberry Sauce is the result!Pound Cake with Lemon Cream and Blueberry Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Layers of pound cake, creamy lemon cream cheese filling, and blueberry pie filling were my “weapons of choice” when I made this. I love the flavor combo of lemons and blueberries!  Because I assembled this dessert at our friends home, I did not get any additional photos, so the picture you see above is IT.  BUT… here’s how I made this delicious dessert, which makes 4 servings.

I took a store-bought pound cake (in LOAF form), and cut it into 8 equal sized slices. I put one slice on each dessert plate. I spooned some of the lemon cream cheese topping over each slice, followed by a generous spoonful of blueberry pie filling.

I put another slice of pound cake on top of the blueberry pie filling (but turned this slice a quarter turn). I added another generous spoonful of lemon cream cheese topping, followed by another spoonful of blueberry pie filling.

I made sure with each spoonful that the filling ran over the sides of the pound cake (to make it look nice!). I garnished it with a couple of mint leaves and candied lemon peel (here’s my recipe: http://www.thegratefulgirlcooks.com/candied-citrus-peels/).

It was a very easy dessert to assemble… and we all agreed it was delicious! The recipe was made even easier (and quicker) by using store-bought pound cake and blueberry pie filling, which helped make this a real time-saver! All I had to do was make the lemon topping, and the rest was SIMPLE!  Hope you will give this easy dessert a try! It’s a piece of CAKE!

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Pound Cake with Lemon Cream and Blueberry Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

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Pound Cake With Lemon Cream and Blueberry Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Layers of pound cake covered in lemon cream cheese filling with blueberry topping makes a wonderful "easy to prepare" dessert.
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pound cake
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 917 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip , thawed
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 10,75 ounces Pound Cake (in loaf form)
  • 2 cups blueberry pie filling
  • 8 leaves Mint leaves for garnish (optional)
  • 8 pieces Candied Lemon Peel for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and lemon extracts until smooth. Gently fold in Cool Whip until mixture is creamy and well combined.
  2. Slice pound cake loaf into 8 equal sized slices. Place 1 slice of pound cake onto 4 dessert plates. Spoon a generous amount of lemon cream cheese filling over each slice, letting some run over the edges. Spoon blueberry pie filling generously over cream cheese topping.

  3. Place a second slice of pound cake on top of the blueberry sauce, at a 90 degree quarter turn. Repeat layer of lemon cream cheese topping, then blueberry pie filling. Make sure some of the topping runs over the side.

  4. Garnish the dessert with mint leaves and candied lemon peels, if desired. (Totally optional!) Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Pound Cake With Lemon Cream and Blueberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 917 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 148mg49%
Sodium 998mg43%
Potassium 567mg16%
Carbohydrates 165g55%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 129g143%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 870IU17%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 318mg32%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Mom’s Refrigerator Fruitcake (it’s not THAT kind of fruitcake!)

So, let’s just say this right off the bat… I don’t like “traditional” fruitcake. You know – the “door-stopper” kind, the unfortunate victim of many jokes.  My Mom’s Refrigerator Fruitcake is not that kind of fruitcake.  THIS fruitcake is chewy and tastes more like candy. Amen.My Mom's Refrigerator Fruitcake is not THAT kind of fruitcake.  THIS fruitcake is chewy and tastes more like candy. Amen.
When I thought about what to name this post, I thought long and hard about calling it “fruitcake”, because many people despise fruitcake. My mom has been calling it fruitcake for as long as I can remember… BUT it tastes like candy
!

Mom’s refrigerator fruitcake is chewy, and yes, it has bits of cherries, pineapple and raisins in it, but it also has marshmallows, butter, pecans and graham cracker crumbs. It is dense, chewy and AMAZING…and most importantly, is not baked, and tastes NOTHING like that other stuff. Oh yeah- it’s gorgeous, also (like stained glass)! If you can melt butter, chop things, and know how to stir, YOU can make this recipe!

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Here’s How To Make Mom’s Refrigerator Fruitcake

You will need candied cherries (red and green), plus some candied pineapple. These are sold in most grocery stores around the holidays. The containers look like this:

Red and green candied cherries and pineapple are used for the fruitcake.

Chop up the red and green cherries, most of the pineapple and some pecans. Make sure to set aside a few red and green cherries (whole) to use for garnishing fruitcake later. Add the chopped fruit and pecans, along with raisins to a large bowl. Set it aside, and then admire it’s beauty!

Raisins and pecans are added to the candied fruit.

Pulverize the graham crackers into very fine crumbs. I used a food processor, but you can put them in re-sealable bag and use a rolling pin to crush them, as well. Just think of it as cooking therapy!  Set the graham cracker crumbs aside.

Graham crackers are pulverized into fine crumbs.

Very fine graham cracker crumbs will be added to the fruitcake mixture.

Get The Loaf Pans Prepared

Wrap 4 miniature loaf pans with aluminum foil. Note: My mom has always used empty juice cans to mold the fruitcake loaves (both ends removed, heavily buttered inside). I use aluminum foil covered mini-loaf pans.

Melt butter and really coat the inside surface of the foil (bottom AND sides). Cover it really well (to help prevent sticking). You will thank me. If using empty juice cans, no need to melt butter… just thoroughly coat entire inside of juice can with it. Set aside.

Mini loaf pans are lined with foil, then brushed with melted butter.

Making The Fruitcake

To make the fruitcake, melt 2 cubes (1 cup) of butter in a large, heavy bottomed stock pot.

Butter is melted in a large, heavy pan.

Once butter has melted, add a 16 ounce bag of marshmallows, and cook on medium low, stirring frequently until melted.

Miniature marshmallows are melted into the melted butter.

Marshmallows melting down in the pan with the butter

All of the marshmallows are almost blended into the melted butter.

Time To Add In All The GOOD Stuff!

When the marshmallows have fully melted, remove the pan from the heat. Add the candied fruit, nuts and raisins. Stir well to fully combine. This mixture WILL be thick. Just keep on stirring…

Candied fruit, nuts, and raisins added into melted butter/marshmallow mix.

All the candied fruit is stirred into the marshmallow mixture for the fruitcake.

Now add the graham cracker crumbs, and stir well. Now it will be REALLY thick. Mix until totally combined!

Finely ground graham cracker crumbs added to the fruitcake mixture in pan.

It should look like this once your arms have gotten a great workout from stirring it up! All the ingredients should be combined, and Mom’s refrigerator fruitcake mixture will be THICK.

All of the ingredients for Mom's refrigerator fruitcake are ready for loaf pans.

Divide The Fruitcake Mixture Into Prepared Loaf Pans

Divide the mixture evenly between containers while mixture is still warm. Pack it into the molds tightly to help shape the loaves. I find it really helpful to butter my fingers to help pack it in. Cover Mom’s refrigerator fruitcake with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 12 hours or overnight, to solidify the loaves.

Mom's refrigerator fruitcake is packed firmly into prepared mini loaf pans.

Decorate And Serve Mom’s Refrigerator Fruitcake

After refrigerating, carefully pull the fruitcake out of the pans and remove the foil. Mom’s refrigerator fruitcake should look like the fruitcake shown in the photo below. It will be a solid loaf.

After refrigeration, it becomes a thick, solid loaf of fruitcake.

Garnish each loaf with cherry halves like this, shown in the photo below. To serve, use a sharp knife to cut the fruitcake into thin slices. Yum! It is so good! Store Mom’s refrigerator fruitcake wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, in the refrigerator.

Mom's refrigerator fruitcake garnished with candied cherries, and sliced to serve.

I really hope you will consider making this delicious Christmas “fruitcake”. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at just how GOOD it is and how much NOT LIKE FRUITCAKE it really is! Mom’s refrigerator fruitcake makes wonderful gifts for friends, as well. Merry Christmas!

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Mom's Refrigerator Fruitcake (it's not THAT kind of fruitcake!)
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Refrigerated, non-baked, non-traditional fruitcake, with pecans, cherries, pineapple, marshmallows, and graham crackers. This is more like CANDY!
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: refrigerator fruitcake
Servings: 24 4 mini-loaves total
Calories Per Serving: 363 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 (8 oz.) container red candied cherries (chopped-but save a few whole ones for garnish)
  • 1 (8 oz.) container green candied cherries (chopped-but save a few whole ones for garnish)
  • 1 (8 oz.) container candied pineapple, chopped
  • 16 ounce bag mini marshmallows (or 48 large marshmallows)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • 2 cubes butter (one cup total)
  • graham crackers (3 "sleeves" of graham crackers-1 pound)
  • Additional butter for "greasing" loaf pans.
Instructions
  1. Have all ingredients chopped, crushed, etc. before beginning recipe. Line loaf pans with aluminum foil (completely cover bottom and sides). Butter the bottom and side of each foil covered loaf pan with butter. Do not skimp on this part. A well buttered loaf pan will help the foil to NOT stick to the fruitcake at the end when ready to remove it! Set aside pans and prepped ingredients.
  2. Melt 2 cubes butter in a large heavy bottomed saucepan.
  3. Add marshmallows; continue heating (and stirring) on medium low heat until marshmallows are fully melted. Remove from heat.
  4. Add red and green cherries, pineapple, raisins, and nuts. Stir well.
  5. Add graham cracker crumbs. Stir really well, until all ingredients are fully combined (mixture will be very thick).
  6. Divide the mixture evenly (while still warm) into 4 prepared mini-loaf pans. Butter your fingers, press down and tightly compact the mixture into the loaf pan. When done (and mixture is tightly packed into pans), cover the pans with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 12 hours. When done, remove each loaf from pan. Carefully remove aluminum foil. Garnish top of each fruitcake with half a red cherry and two halves green cherries.
  7. Slice with sharp knife into thin slices, serve and enjoy! Store fruitcakes in plastic wrap (in the refrigerator).
Recipe Notes

Each mini loaf = 6 slices. Prep time does NOT include 12 hours refrigeration necessary to solidify and firm up the fruitcake! 
If using juice cans as forms for fruitcake, butter insides very well with softened butter. No aluminum foil necessary!

Nutrition Facts
Mom's Refrigerator Fruitcake (it's not THAT kind of fruitcake!)
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 208mg9%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Blueberry Galette

Enjoy this rustic, freeform shaped blueberry galette dessert… it’s simple and delicious, uses pie crust dough, and is easier than making a pie!Enjoy this rustic, freeform shaped blueberry galette dessert... it's simple and delicious, uses pie crust dough, and is easier than making a pie!!

I had finished making my pies for Thanksgiving and had a medium sized ball of pie crust dough left over… what to do, what to do? I could throw it away or freeze it… but the practical side of me won out. Guess what I did? I made a small Blueberry Galette!!! YUM!

What exactly IS a galette? It is a French term used to describe different kinds of flat, round, or free form pies or cakes. This one is a free form pie galette. Very rustic, but so easy!

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Form The Dough For The Blueberry Galette

I had the equivalent dough leftover of one half of a pie crust. (I used DIY – Mom’s Pie Crust for the dough, but you can use any prepared pie crust).  Roll the dough out  to form a rustic round shape (it absolutely does NOT have to be perfectly round). Transfer the dough to a baking sheet (fold dough in half, then transfer- it’s easy!)

Free-form galette crust made with pie dough, on baking sheet

Make The Blueberry Topping For The Galette

I knew I had some blueberries in the freezer, so decided to make a small galette, then just made it up as I went. I’ve made thickened blueberry compote many times before, for various recipes, so quickly made up the blueberry filling.

Place frozen blueberries, lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar, lemon zest in a large saucepan. Add a water/cornstarch slurry to the blueberries, and cook the mixture down until it has thickened (about 10 minutes).

Blueberries are cooked in saucepan until thickened sauce is created

Blueberry sauce, thickened and cooked, in saucepan

Let the blueberries cool down a bit, then spoon the mixture into the center of the dough. Be sure to leave the edges free from filling. Carefully roll the edges up and over the filling (just enough to hold the filling in – try hard not to overfill the dough).

Ready To Bake The Blueberry Galette

Brush the “crust” with a beaten egg, then sprinkle the crust with raw sugar (larger than granulated). Pop it into the oven for about 30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown, and the blueberry filling is bubbly.

Blueberry Galette crust sprinkled with sugar, on baking sheet

Let the blueberry galette cool completely on the baking sheet. Once cooled completely, carefully transfer (using two spatulas and a prayer) to the serving dish. I served it at Thanksgiving, alongside the other pies, and it was a big hit! We cut the blueberry galette into 6 small slices and it was really good! It’s always fun to see what you can make with odds and ends!

Blueberry galette on plate

The blueberry galette cuts easily, and was very simple to serve up individual slices! Didn’t think of it at the time, but a dollop of whipped cream would be awesome on a slice! If you enjoy this galette, be sure to check out my recipe for a delicious streusel topped peach galette.

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Blueberry Galette
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

You'll enjoy this blueberry galette- a simple, rustic, freeform shaped dessert that has all the flavor of blueberry pie... it still uses pastry dough, but is easier to make!

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry galette
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 114 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries (I used frozen)
  • zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 pie crust (yep! I only used half)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Roll out pie crust.. No need to trim it... this is a rustic looking galette! Place onto baking sheet.
  3. In a medium sized saucepan, combine the blueberries, lemon zest, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
  4. Mix the cornstarch into the water and stir well, to combine. Add the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan with the other ingredients. Heat on medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook for about 10 minutes until mixture has thickened considerably.
  5. Let pie filling cool until almost room temp., then carefully spoon the cooled blueberry filling into the center of the pie dough circle. Make sure to leave at least an inch and a half of the outer edges with no filling. Roll the outer edges up and over the blueberry filling.
  6. Beat an egg with a fork. Brush the egg mixture over the crust, then sprinkle crust with raw sugar (can use regular granulated sugar if needed).
  7. Bake galette at 425 degrees F for approximatel30-35 minutes (for small size-more time if you are making a galette using the entire pie crust. When done, the crust should be golden brown and the filling should be bubbly. Remove from oven-let galette cool completely before transferring to serving dish. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you want to use a whole pie crust (I only used a half to make a mini-galette), then remember to double the ingredients for the filling. OR make two small galettes (still doubling the filling). If making the small version, the slices are small, but were perfect side by side with other desserts!

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Galette
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 59mg3%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Need a taste of Fall for breakfast? Try these delicious, fluffy, pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes, with chocolate chips, pumpkin puree, cinnamon and allspice!Need a taste of Fall for breakfast? Try these delicious, fluffy, pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes, with chocolate chips, pumpkin puree, cinnamon and allspice!
As a kid, one of my favorite occasional “treats” was when my Mom would make our family chocolate chip pancakes. We ALL loved them!  I’ve made them for my family for many years, but when I stumbled upon this recipe for PUMPKIN Chocolate Chip Pancakes, I knew I had to make these…stat!

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This past week I made Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti, and had some leftover pumpkin puree in the fridge… (conveniently the exact amount I needed for this recipe). So, into the kitchen I went to make this breakfast! The recipe was very simple to prepare (only took 5 minutes to prep), and the “from scratch” pancakes are delicious!

The taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, and chocolate chips are amazing in these pancakes! Yes, they are a bit sweet, but I figured since we only have pancakes occasionally, it wouldn’t be TOO bad. Here’s how you whip up a batch of these delicious pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes:

Pumpkins are a sign of Fall and that means it is time for pumpkin pancakes!

How To Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and semi-sweet chocolate chips. (Bet you didn’t even break into a sweat…)

Adding ingredients to make pumpkin pancake batter.

In a separate bowl, stir the brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin puree, and oil together until fully combined.

Pumpkin puree, eggs, etc. are mixed to add to pancake batter.

Stir in the buttermilk and blend well.

Buttermilk is added to pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes batter

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir well, until mixture is fully blended. Do not overstir.

Wet ingredients added to dry ingredients to make pancake batter.

Time To Cook The Pancakes!

Pour pancake batter onto a pre-heated griddle (350 degrees) or large skillet (heated on medium-high) that has been sprayed with a non-stick spray or a little oil. Cook pancakes about 3 minutes or until little air bubbles form on top of the batter.

Pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes cooking on a griddle.

Carefully flip the pancakes over and continue cooking other side for 2-3 minutes.

Pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes are flipped when they get brown.

Time To EAT!

When done, serve immediately with some butter and maple syrup, and ENJOY!

Pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes served with butter and maple syrup.

Pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes on plate with fork.

I saved you a bite, but only ONE. You’re welcome!  Here you go, and isn’t that delicious? Hey, if you enjoy pancakes for breakfast, chances are you will also enjoy Homemade Blueberry Pancakes,  Banana Nut Waffles, or Waffles with Homemade Peach Topping!

Cutting into the pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes with a fork.

Hope you will these scrumptious pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes a try. I think you will really enjoy them. (I made half a recipe and it made 5 good sized pancakes). The full recipe (shown below in printable form) yields approximately 10-12 pancakes.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Need a taste of Fall for breakfast? Try these delicious, fluffy, pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes, with chocolate chips, pumpkin puree, cinnamon and allspice!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes
Servings: 12 pancakes
Calories Per Serving: 243 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (*see notes)
  • non-stick spray or a bit of oil (used to grease griddle or skillet)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and the chocolate chips. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, blend together the brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree and oil. Mix well, then add in the buttermilk, stirring well.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined, but do not over stir.
  4. Spray a griddle or large skillet with non-stick spray or lightly grease with oil.
  5. Preheat grill to 350 degrees or heat skillet on medium-high. When hot, pour batter for pancakes onto griddle. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until tiny air bubbles begin to form on top of each pancake. Carefully flip the pancakes over, and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Serve pancakes hot, and top with a dollop of butter and some maple syrup. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you do not have buttermilk, you can easily make your own (I did this for the pancakes): Place 1 1/2 Tablespoons white vinegar in a large measuring cup. Add milk up to the 1 1/2 cup level. Stir. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then use it in the recipe as indicated. It is a perfect substitution!!!

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (1 pancake)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 268mg8%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 3255IU65%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti

If you enjoy Fall & pumpkin spiced “everything”, you’ll love pumpkin spice latte biscotti, a yummy, crispy & dunkable cookie with lots of flavor!I have several friends who "do the happy dance" each Fall, when their local coffee stand begins offering their seasonal Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Cracks me up to see how fast the "news" spreads via Social Media. Well... if you like Pumpkin Spice Lattes, then I would be willing to bet you will love these Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti!

I have several friends who “do the happy dance” each Fall, when their local coffee stand begins offering their seasonal Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Cracks me up to see how fast the “news” spreads via Social Media. Well… if you like Pumpkin Spice Lattes, then I’m willing to bet you will love these Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti!

I saw this recipe pop up on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try. I’ve made biscotti before (here’s my recipe for Orange Almond Biscotti -yum!), so I knew I would enjoy the flavor combination of these biscotti.

How can you go wrong with a yummy coffee drink in COOKIE FORM? It’s practically impossible! Here’s how easy these pumpkin spice latte biscotti are to make:

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Prepare Batter For The Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and spices, then set aside. See the ground coffee in the middle of the pile? Yes!

Dry ingredients for biscotti are mixed together in large bowl.

Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until creamy, and then add in eggs, and beat well.

A stand mixer is used to blend butter, sugar and eggs to make biscotti batter.

Add the pumpkin puree and vanilla extract to the batter, and beat these, until incorporated.

Pumpkin puree and vanilla extract are added to the biscotti batter, to combine.

Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, a little at a time, beating well until ingredients are fully combined.

Dry ingredients are now added to the wet ingredients to make the pumpkin spice latte biscotti batter.

Prepare The Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti Batter For Baking

The batter for the pumpkin spice latte biscotti will look like this when done… see the little coffee granules? Ooh…

Flecks of instant coffee are visible in the biscotti batter.

Spoon the soft dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Make two separate mounds (about 3 inches wide by 12 inches long) of dough several inches away from each other. Don’t forget to do this, because the dough will spread while baking.

Two log shapes are formed by spreading out the pumpkin spice latte biscotti batter on parchment paper.

Shape The Biscotti Logs

Using moistened hands, shape the dough into 3 inch wide by 12 inch long logs, remembering to leave several inches space between logs, cause they will spread when baking.

Batter is shaped into 2 log shapes before baking for the first time.

Bake The Biscotti

Bake the biscotti logs in a preheated 300 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, until firm (mine took 40 minutes). Please see my note on oven temp. in the NOTES section of the printable recipe! When done, remove the pan from the oven, and let the biscotti rest for a full 10 minutes.

After baking, the biscotti dough has spread considerably, and cools on parchment paper.

After 10 minutes, remove the biscotti logs to a cutting board, and remove the parchment paper. Carefully slice each log into 12 (one inch) slices along the short side, using a serrated knife to cut.

Each of the biscotti logs are sliced into 12 portions before they are baked again.

Time To Bake The Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti AGAIN

Once cut, carefully move the slices one at a time (I used the blade of the knife) back to a baking sheet (no parchment paper needed this time), making sure to place the cut side down. 

After 15 minutes, remove the biscotti from the oven, and turn them over. Put them back in the oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes until golden brown and crispy. I actually let the second cooking go for 20 minutes.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti slices are baked a second time, cut side down.

When done, remove the biscotti to a wire rack and let the cookies cool down completely.

Baked biscotti slices, cooling on a wire rack.

Make The Chocolate Drizzle

While the biscotti cools, make a chocolate drizzle to decorate them with, once completely cooled. Melt chocolate chips and a little bit of vegetable shortening in the microwave. Microwave 30 seconds on high. Stir. Microwave again for 30 seconds on high. Stir.

Chocolate is melted with shortening, to make a drizzle for topping the biscotti.

Drizzle the tops of the biscotti with the melted chocolate. II use a honey dipper, but you can use a fork, etc.. Let the chocolate harden, then “PAINT” the bottoms of each biscotti with the melted chocolate, using a pastry brush. Let the chocolate firm up fully before serving.

Melted chocolate is drizzled over the tops of the baked biscotti.

The bottom of each piece of biscotti is brushed with melted chocolate.

Ready To Serve And Eat!

Once the chocolate has hardened up on the top and bottom of each cookie, the pumpkin spice latte biscotti are ready to eat… or dunk in a hot cup of coffee!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti is ready to eat once the chocolate has firmed up.

Hope you enjoy this little taste of FALL with these delicious pumpkin spice latte biscotti!  Be sure to check out ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. Have a great day, and may God bless the work of your hands!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

If you enjoy Fall & pumpkin spiced "everything", you'll love pumpkin spice latte biscotti, a yummy, crispy & dunkable cookie with lots of flavor!

Category: Breakfast, Cookie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin spice latte biscotti
Servings: 24
Calories Per Serving: 185 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the biscotti:
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons finely ground coffee (grounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature!)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
For The Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons vegetable shortening
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, coffee grounds, and spices until well combined. Set bowl aside.
  3. Place the room temp. butter and sugar in a mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat with mixer on high until completely smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time. Beat the mixture well after adding each egg. When smooth, add the pumpkin puree and the vanilla extract. Beat this well.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients (a little at a time), while mixer is running, until completely combined.
  5. Spoon the dough out onto a parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Divide dough evenly into 2 separate log shapes, about 12 inches long by 3 inches wide (approx.). Wet your hands and shape the dough into a smooth log (12 x 3). REMEMBER TO KEEP LOGS SEVERAL INCHES APART AS THEY WILL SPREAD WHILE BAKING!
  6. Bake the dough at 300 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until firm. When done, remove pan from oven and let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove dough logs to a cutting board (remove parchment paper). Carefully slice each log into 12 one inch slices, using a serrated knife. Place biscotti slices, CUT SIDE DOWN onto baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes; remove pan from oven. Turn the biscotti slices over, return pan to oven, and cook an additional 15-20 minutes. When done, remove from oven. Carefully place biscotti on wire racks to completely cool.
To make chocolate drizzle:
  1. Place chocolate chips and vegetable shortening in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave again for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir well, until smooth. Drizzle over each biscotti. Let chocolate harden. Use a pastry brush to brush chocolate on the bottom of each biscotti. Let chocolate fully harden, then they are ready to eat!
Recipe Notes

*FYI- I noticed that these biscotti were not as crunchy the day after I made them. After looking at my other recipes for biscotti, I'm convinced the lower oven temp. for this particular recipe played a part. Next time, I will bake these at 350 degrees, then place the cut slices standing upright on sheet (as opposed to flipping to both sides), and bake for approx. 20-25 min. until firm and set... cause we want crunchy biscotti, right?

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 947IU19%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles are Fall-inspired decadent cookies, with a sweet, creamy cheesecake filling inside that will surprise you!Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles are Fall-inspired decadent cookies, with a sweet, creamy cheesecake filling inside that will surprise you!
Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins… they are EVERYWHERE this time of year! From the front porch (as a decoration), to the kitchen (used in desserts, etc,), pumpkins are a staple of the Fall season. That being said, I really hope you will like this recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles I’m posting today. They are so good!

If you like snickerdoodles, chances are you will love these soft “pumpkin-y” cookies, especially with the surprise cheesecake filling in the middle. You can’t see the filling from the outside, but one bite into these cookies, and bam! There it is… and it’s good!

I am posting lots of pictures of the “process” of making the cookies, but you need to know that it really doesn’t take too long at all to whip up a batch of these delicious treats! Here’s how:

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Make The Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough

First thing to do is mix up the cheesecake filling. Mix together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, using an electric mixer.

Mixing the cheesecake filling to add to the middle of the snickerdoodle cookies.

Once the filling is mixed well, cover and chill it for about 30-45 minutes to firm it up again.

The cheesecake filling is mixed until creamy, and then refrigerated.

While the cream cheese mixture is chilling, prepare the cookie dough. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, and then set it aside.

Flour and spices are combined to begin making the cookie dough.

Beat the butter, granulated and brown sugars together in a mixer for about 3 minutes, then add the pumpkin puree, egg and vanilla, and beat it all together.

Butter, sugars, and pumpkin puree are mixed together before adding to cookie dough.

Pumpkin snickerdoodle batter is blended.

Add The Dry Ingredients To The Wet Ingredients

When the pumpkin “batter” (the wet ingredients) are well blended, add the flour mixture a little at a time, while mixing on low speed.

Flour mixture is added a little at a time to the pumpkin batter.

Once the cookie dough ingredients are totally blended, cover the dough and chill it for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Both the cheesecake filling AND the cookie dough can chill at the same time!

Make The Cinnamon Sugar Coating For The Snickerdoodles

While the dough (and cream cheese filling) are chilling, make the cinnamon-sugar coating. Combine granulated sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger, and allspice in a small bowl, and then set aside.

Sugar, cinnamon and other spices mixed for the sugar topping for the pumpkin cheesecake snickerdoodles..

Once the dough and cream cheese filling are completely chilled, it’s time to “construct” these cookies:

Forming The Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

Take a Tablespoon of the chilled cookie dough and flatten it out in your hand into a round cookie shape. Put a teaspoon of the cream cheese filling right in the middle of the dough.

A spoonful of cheesecake filling is placed on flattened cookie dough.

Flatten out another piece of dough (same size), and lay it on top of the cheesecake filling.

Another flattened piece of cookie dough will go on top of the filling.

Top piece of cookie dough is on top, then edges are sealed.

Pinch the sides together carefully by pulling the top piece of dough down around the filling, and carefully seal all the outside edges together. It can be a bit messy, but keep going, and try not to squish the filling out of the cookie.

The picture I took of what it looks like once sealed is completely blurry. Sorry-I was covered in cookie dough. You want the snickerdoodle to be fully sealed all around the edges. After you do the first one, it will be easier.

Coat The Cookie Dough Balls In Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

Once the edges are completely sealed, roll the dough “blob” between your  hands to form a ball, then drop it into the bowl of cinnamon-sugar-spice mixture and roll it around to coat it completely.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles are rolled in balls and covered with cinnamon sugar mixture.

Place the sugar-cinnamon coated dough balls about 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet that is sprayed with non-stick spray. You can also use parchment paper or Silpat mat on the baking sheet instead of spraying the sheet. Continue until dough is all gone.

The sugar coated cookie balls are placed onto baking sheet.

Bake The Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

Before you bake the pumpkin cheesecake snickerdoodles, take a heavy bottomed glass and flatten the dough balls down slightly.

Bake the cookies in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or so. It may take a bit longer depending on how large the cookies you made are. When done, the tops should be slightly cracked and cookies should be a light golden brown. Remove cookies from oven; let them cool on the baking sheet before removing them to wire racks to cool completely.

After baking, the pumpkin cheesecake snickerdoodles cool on a wire rack.

Once they are cooled off completely, they are ready to be gobbled up! Pumpkin cheesecake snickerdoodles are at their best when eaten at room temperature (NOT WARM), because of the cheesecake filling.

The cookies are puffy in the middle due to the cheesecake filling.

Fall is such a wonderful season. I am always in awe of the beauty around us in the Pacific Northwest. Even our street magnificently displays God’s handiwork!

A look at our street in the Fall... a perfect time for pumpkin cookies!

Sure hope you enjoy these pumpkin cheesecake snickerdoodles!  They are a little taste of Fall! Have a great day, and may God bless you with reminders of His presence today!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles are Fall-inspired decadent cookies, with a sweet, creamy cheesecake filling inside that will surprise you!

Category: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin cheesecake snickerdoodles
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 239 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Cookie Dough:
  • 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter , at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For cheesecake filling:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • A dash of allspice
Instructions
Make the cream cheese filling:
  1. Mix cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla together in a small bowl. Cover bowl; refrigerate for 45 minutes.
Make the cookie dough:
  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer, completely beat the butter, granulated and brown sugars together until fully blended and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).
  3. Add the pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until blended.
  4. Turn mixer to low speed and add the flour mixture a little at a time until fully blended. Once blended, cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for about 45 minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheets with non-stick spray OR line them with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat.
  6. Make Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:
  7. In a small bowl, blend together the granulated sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger and allspice. Set aside.
Make cookies:
  1. Scoop a Tablespoon of cookie dough and flatten it in your hand (like a pancake). Spoon a teaspoon full of cheesecake filling onto the center of the flattened dough. Make another pancake shaped piece of dough, and put it on top of the cheesecake filling. Seal the edges of the two together, by pinching the edges together and sealing in the cheesecake filling. Once edges are sealed together, roll the dough between both hands into a ball.
  2. Place each dough ball, one at a time into the cinnamon-sugar spice mixture. Roll, to fully cover the dough ball with the cinnamon-sugar. Place dough ball onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Once all dough balls are formed and on baking sheets, flatten each cookie by pressing gently down on the top of each cookie with a heavy bottomed glass.
  3. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes (keep an eye on them- cooking time will depend on just how large you make these cookies!). Mine took 15 minutes, plus a little more. When done, the cookies will be slightly cracked on top, and will be light golden brown in color. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then remove them carefully to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies are best when completely at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Prep time includes refrigeration time.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1490IU30%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles

Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles are a decadent treat! They’re creamy & maple flavored, w/ nuts & crisp bacon, coated in melted chocolate and butterscotch.Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles are a decadent treat! They're creamy & maple flavored, w/ nuts & crisp bacon, coated in melted chocolate and butterscotch.

This morning I am posting a recipe for Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles that I made for a bacon-themed dinner we enjoyed with dear friends a couple months ago. They’re so good, and decadent!

In Memory Of Our Friend, Richard

This was an extremely hard post to write, because I began to write this post over a week ago, but then tragedy struck. The host for that dinner (my husband’s best friend) passed away very suddenly this past weekend, and we have been in shock ever since, grieving his loss.

He and his wife were two of our very best friends so we grieve for her, as well. Our comfort comes because our dear friend Richard believed in and knew Jesus, so we know this is a “temporary” loss, because we trust in God’s Word that we will see him again in heaven. How we long for that great reunion!

Richard… this one’s in your honor today, as I know you tried these maple bacon pecan truffles the last time we shared a meal together. We loved you… with all our hearts, and miss you terribly already.

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How To Make Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles

Here’s how to make these really delicious truffles, (which I adapted from my recipe for Maple Cream Bon Bons) for our Bacon Themed dinner. I figured bacon makes everything better, so that was my inspiration. Here’s what I did: First, cook 6-7 slices of bacon until VERY crisp.

Frying the bacon until crisp to add to the truffles.

When bacon is crisp, drain, cool, then crumble or chop it up into very small pieces. Set aside a small amount to be used for garnishing the finished truffles later.

Crisp bacon crumbles will be added to the truffle dough.

Place the butter, powdered sugar and maple flavoring in a large bowl or base of an electric stand mixer.

Butter, powdered sugar and maple extract are beaten together to make dough for truffles.

Using an electric mixer, cream these ingredients until fully combined and creamy.

Creamy batter for the maple bacon pecan truffles is prepared.

Add Pecans And Bacon Crumbles To The Truffle Mixture

Add the chopped pecans and most of the bacon crumbles to the truffle mixture. NOTE: Set some of the bacon crumbles aside for garnishing the truffles later. Mix well until combined. Refrigerate the dough for maple bacon pecan truffles for a while to let it chill and firm up.

Crisp bacon and chopped pecans are added to the truffle dough.

Shape The Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles

Once mixture is chilled, shape the mixture into 1″ balls, by rolling them between your hands. Place dough balls onto a wax paper covered cooking sheet. Once all of the maple bacon pecan truffles have been formed, place them into freezer for 1/2 an hour to firm up again.

Coat The Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles With Chocolate

Remove truffles from freezer and carefully dip each one into the melted chocolate butterscotch coating. Let excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. NOTE: My picture turned out blurry (sorry), but I use a toothpick inserted into truffle to dip into the chocolate, and a spoon to help cover each one.

The maple bacon pecan truffles are dipped in chocolate, to cover.

Dip each truffle completely in chocolate, then place it onto wax paper or aluminum foil. Use another toothpick to help pull the first toothpick out of the truffle. See the little holes on top of the chocolate covered truffles? You will fill those later. Repeat until all the truffles are coated in chocolate.

Some of the truffles have been covered with melted chocolate.

Finish The Truffles

Spoon a little melted chocolate over each of the holes created by the toothpick to cover them up. Then sprinkle a few of the reserved bacon crumbles over the top of each of the maple bacon pecan truffles as a garnish.

Lots of maple bacon pecan truffles, garnished with crisp bacon crumbles.

Refrigerate Finished Truffles To Firm Them Up

Let the finished truffles sit for a while (at least half an hour), to allow the chocolate to firm up, then place them into little candy sized paper wrappers, as shown. Keep truffles in a covered container in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

To serve, the maple bacon pecan truffles are placed into paper candy wrappers.

Here’s an inside view of one of the maple bacon pecan truffles. They taste their very best when served chilled!

A look at the inside of one of the truffles.

Hope you enjoy these maple bacon pecan truffles. The maple, pecans, bacon, chocolate and butterscotch flavors make this an INCREDIBLY delicious treat, and they really aren’t too hard to make, either! God Bless You. Have a great day. Hold your family and friends close. Let them KNOW you love and care for them. Life IS short.

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Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
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Total Time
1 hr
 
Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles are a decadent treat! They're creamy & maple flavored, w/ nuts & crisp bacon, coated in melted chocolate and butterscotch.
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: truffles
Servings: 48
Calories Per Serving: 158 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Truffles:
  • 1 cup butter (2 cubes)
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple flavoring
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans , chopped (may substitute walnuts)
  • 6-7 slices bacon , cooked crisp, and crumbled (reserve some to garnish finished truffles)
For Truffle Coating:
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon slices until very crisp. Drain, then crumble or chop into small pieces once cooled. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter, powdered sugar, and maple flavoring until smooth.
  3. Stir in chopped pecans and most of the bacon crumbles (remember to save some for garnishing the finished truffles!)
  4. Place bowl in refrigerator for half an hour to let it firm up a bit.
  5. When chilled, shape the dough into 1 inch balls, by rolling the dough between your hands (yes, it might be a bit messy...) Place the dough balls onto a wax paper or foil lined baking sheet and place into freezer for about half an hour or so. (You want the dough to be very chilled before dipping in chocolate).
  6. While dough is in freezer, make the chocolate/butterscotch coating. In a microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips (30 seconds on HIGH. Stir. 30 seconds on HIGH. Stir again. Watch carefully so that you don't burn the chocolate. At this point the chips should be melted and smooth after stirring the second time; if not, microwave an additional 15 seconds, then stir again.
  7. Dip dough balls into coating mixture one at a time (I insert a toothpick into the dough ball, dip, cover with coating then remove, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. You may find it helpful to use a spoon to help coating the truffle. Place each coated truffle onto wax paper or foil-lined baking sheets. Remove the toothpick after each one, and re-use on the next truffle.
  8. When all have been coated, hide the toothpick hole with a small bit of chocolate coating, then sprinkle (while it is still wet) with a few bacon crumbles for garnish.
  9. Let truffles sit until chocolate firms up. Place each truffle in a candy paper wrapper, if desired. Store in a covered container in refrigerator until chocolate has hardened and is ready to serve. These truffles are at their best when completely chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Maple Bacon Pecan Truffles
Amount Per Serving (1 truffle)
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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