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Snickers Cupcakes

Easily one of the best cupcake recipes I've come across, these chocolate cupcakes have middles that are filled with bits of snickers covered in homemade caramel sauce. What, did your teeth just tell you to stay away from these? You may want to make a dentist appointment after eating them, but they're amazing and will charm the pants off of your everyone at your party when you bring them out!

Chocolate Dump Cake

It may not have the prettiest title, but this chocolate cake is so easy that you'll actually volunteer to bring it to family functions. No kidding! With a shockingly low amount of ingredients, this chocolate cake spans seasons. Need a quick dessert for dinner? Dump cake. Need to bring a cake into work when you don't care enough to bake something for people you don't even like? Dump cake.

Red Velvet Cupcakes + Cream Cheese Icing

You only turn 26 once, and when you do you should celebrate with Red Velvet! These cupcakes come with a long line of recommendations and will not disappoint. Scouts honor.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 9: Chocolate Rice Cereal Rocking Horses

Today's thoughts on Christmas and cookie recipes are brought to you by Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman's Open Heart necklace. Because if you keep your heart open and wear a necklace shaped like a butt around your neck, love will always find a way in. 

Anyway, today's recipe is described in my recipe book as an old-fashioned favorite among "youngsters". I'm not sure how old fashion it is, but I know rice has been around for awhile so maybe they're right.

A different twist on the regular rice krispie treat, this recipe can definitely add a little chocolate color to your cookie tray.

Chocolate Rice Cereal Rocking Horses
These are obviously not rocking horses.
But how often do you see rice krispie turkeys??

3 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
1 (10 oz) package of regular marshmallows or 4 cups mini marshmallows
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 cups crisp cocoa rice cereal
12 ounces chopped milk chocolate
Mini white chocolate chips, red m&ms

1. Butter a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

2. In a large heavy saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and cinnamon and stir until the marshmallows are completely melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cereal until evenly coated.

3. Transfer the cereal mixture to the prepared pan. Using the back of a spoon, press evenly over bottom. Let stand until firm and completely cool, about 15 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, place the milk chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl or in the top of a double boiler. Microwave at 50 percent or heat over (not touching) barely simmering water, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. 

5. When the cereal mixture is firm, using a 3 inch rocking horse cutter (or literally any other cookie cutter because you probably don't have the rare, elusive rocking horse) cut out cookies. Carefully remove from the pan with a small spatula. Using a pastry brush, brush the cookies with the melted chocolate and decorate to your heart's content.

I have previously voiced my personal disappointment with my rice krispie treat skills here, but maybe these hold a whole new level of disappointment for me. I've yet to find out, but I'm definitely going to give it the ole college try. I suggest you do as well and leave me a comment so I feel loved.

Source: Very Merry Cookie Party; How to Plan and Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange
By: Barbara Grunes and Virgina van Vynckt


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