19 December 2011

No Bake Dessert Recipes

Looking for some tasty desserts without all the fuss?  I found some tasty no bake desserts that are quick and easy to make, plus taste great!  I'm going to be making these to give out to neighbors this Christmas!  Enjoy...











No Bake Chocolate Kahlua Christmas Balls
Photo Credit: DashRecipes.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 1/4 cups vanilla cookie crumbs
  • 1 1/4 cups ginger snap cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup Kahlúa liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
Directions:

1. Melt the chocolate chips in evaporated milk in a pot over low heat, stirring constantly, until well blended. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for about 30 minutes. Combine all remaining ingredients except the coconut; stir into the chocolate mixture, blending well.

2. Shape the mixture into 1- to 1 1/2-inch balls (if the dough is too moist, add up to 1/3 cup more cookie crumbs), then roll in coconut. Let air-dry for 2 hours on waxed paper. Transfer to an airtight container; store in refrigerator. Serve in pleated, brown-paper candy cups

* Makes about 4 dozen













No Bake Chocolate Rice Cereal Squares
Photo Credit: About.com

Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 10.5 ounce bag mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate (optional)
Directions:
1. Melt butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir in cocoa powder followed by rice cereal. Stir until cereal is coated. Mixture will be very stiff.

2. Spoon cereal into an 8-inch square pan lined with parchment paper or foil sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Make sure foil or parchment overhangs sides of baking pan. Press cereal down firmly using wax paper to avoid it sticking to your hands or spoon.

3. Melt ounce of chocolate at half power in the microwave, checking after 30 seconds, then every 10 seconds until melted. Drizzle melted chocolate over cereal.

4. When cooled, cut rice cereal into 16 squares.




  







 Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Ingredients:
1 tub (7 ounces) BAKER'S Real Dark Semi-Sweet Dipping Chocolate
28 pretzel rods
Multi-colored sprinkles

Directions:
1. Melt dipping chocolate as directed on package.

2. Dip pretzels halfway into melted chocolate; scrape off excess chocolate. Coat pretzels lightly with sprinkles. Place in single layer on waxed paper-covered tray.

3. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Variation:
For a special holiday treat, prepare as directed substituting large candy canes for the pretzel rods.    

 

2 comments:

  1. This recipe sounds good.
    The No Bake Chocolate Kahlua Christmas Balls sounds god. What is Kahlua?

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  2. Kahlua is a coffee flavored rum liquor. They do sound scrumptious!

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