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My Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos make the perfect Holiday treat for your family and friends!
Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

I am thrilled to be partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you a new Holiday treat.  I’ve created for you my Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos.  They make the perfect gift for family and friends.  All of my favorite flavors wrapped up in one festive cookie.

This is a great recipe to get your kids involved in helping.  They love adding the pecans and candy cane pieces to the cookies.

Hope you enjoy!

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Last month Fisher Nuts flew the #thinkfisher ambassadors to NYC for an event at Butter with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.  I am such a fan of Chef Alex.  Her food is always full of beautiful flame yet sophisticated and simple.  She prepared gorgeous recipes for us using Fisher Nuts.  We sampled them all night!  So much fun.

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Here are the #thinkfisher bloggers with Chef Alex.  Such a fun night in NYC.

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Let’s get started with Fisher Nuts Pecan Halves.

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Add some sugar and cinnamon.

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Some water to bring everything together.

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

A pinch of salt.

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Let bubble and boil.  Transfer to parchment paper to set up.

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

These Ghirardelli melting wafers are amazing.  So easy to get melted chocolate…in a hurry.  I’ve been using them for the last couple of months.  I find them in the baking isle of my grocery store.

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Ready for dipping!

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

You’ll also need some Oreo Cookies and crushed candy cane pieces for baking.  These are great, they don’t melt and they hold their crunch perfectly. Found my bag at World Market.

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate.  I left 1/3 not dipped, but you can dip the whole cookie if you prefer.

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

While the chocolate is still melted press pecans on cookie and sprinkle with candy cane pieces.  Let set up for about 15 minutes.

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

So much fun!  They look great wrapped up in a cellophane bag for gift giving.  Enjoy!

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered OreosPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Fisher Pecan Halves
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • a pinch kosher salt
  • 12 ounces chocolate melts
  • 12-15 Oreo Cookies
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy cane pieces

Directions

  • Place Fisher Pecan Halves into a medium non stick skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar, cinnamon and water until combined. Stir and let pecans bubble cook for about 5 minutes. Mixture will become thick. Pour pecans onto parchment paper to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate according to package directions. Dip cookies into melted chocolate, press a candied pecan on top and sprinkle with candy cane pieces. Place onto parchment paper to set up. Once chocolate hardens, serve room temperature.

Makes 12-15 Servings

This post is in partnership with Fisher Nuts however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Cookies

My Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies make a perfect cookie for every sweet tooth!

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies

What a pleasure partnering with Stacy’s Pita Chips to highlight their new Limited Time flavor, Salted Caramel.  My family has been munching on these the last couple weeks and can’t get enough!  It’s the perfect amount of sweet and salty that makes for the best snack any time of the day.  Stacy’s spends 14 hours on each batch of pita chips to be sure they are perfect.  That’s some love!

I had my boys help me prepare this new cookie idea and they declared it their new favorite cookie.  I am positive this will be a family favorite in your home too.  Just in time for your Holiday baking!

Enjoy!

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies

The secret ingredient and crunch in each bite of cookie are these Stacy’s Salted Caramel Pita Chips.  I crushed them up and added them right to the dough.  Wait until you try them.  My boys are loving these fun pita chips.

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies

You’ll start by creaming the softened butter and sugar.

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies

Add the  brown sugar, egg and vanilla.

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies

Dry ingredients up next.

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies

To crush the pita chips, place into a zip top baggie and roll over with a rolling pin until coarsely crushed.  Add to dough.

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies

Last but not least, some white chips!

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies

Cookie dough perfection!

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies

Scoop your dough onto a large baking sheet and you’re ready to bake!

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies

Buttery crisp, soft centers and little bites of salted caramel crunch throughout.  This is a dream cookie!  Can’t wait for you to try them!

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies

Seriously!!

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip CookiesPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 12 min | Total time: 32 min

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed Stacy’s Salted Caramel Pita Chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugars into the bowl of a stand mixer until well combined. Add vanilla and egg mixing to combine. Slowly add flour, crushed Stacy’s Salted Caramel Pita Chips, baking soda, salt and white chips. When dough forms, scoop onto prepared baking sheet with a medium scoop about 1 inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes until baked through. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring. Serve room temperature.

Makes 24 Servings

This post is in partnership with Stacy’s Pita Chips however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Chocolate Peppermint Bread Pudding

Gooey Chocolate Peppermint Bread Pudding

Dec 1, 2014 | Tags: , ,

My Gooey Chocolate Peppermint Bread Pudding might be the most sinfully delicious dessert I’ve ever had!  Perfect for holiday entertaining.

I am practically bouncing out of my computer chair because I am so excited to share this recipe with you today.  It’s always a pleasure partnering with Land O Lakes to bring you new drool worthy recipes!

Not even kidding this dessert has got all of my favorite components….chocolate, bread and icing.  Haha.  It turns into this crazy ultra gooey chocolate bread pudding that will have you savoring each and every bite.

Can’t wait for you to try it :)  Enjoy!

Oh, be sure to mark your calendars for December 4th!   You can tweet with Ree, The Pioneer Woman, Becky from the Land O’Lakes Test Kitchen, myself and my butter blogging friends! Join us for a Live Twitter Party Thursday, December 4 from 8-9 pm EST. We’ll be talking about our favorite holiday recipes, tips for making it through the busy holiday season, and COOKIES!

To join in on the fun, use the hashtag #CookieChatter. Participants also have a chance to win a holiday baking prize pack from Land O’Lakes, which includes a signed copy of Ree ’s cookbook, “A Year of Holidays” and a year’s supply of Land O Lakes® Butter.
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Chicken Nacho Tacos

Chicken Nacho Tacos

Oct 27, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

These Chicken Nacho Tacos make a fun weeknight dinner and are great for game day eats! The whole family loves these nacho style tacos.

What is it about queso cheese that just makes everything better?  I can’t say enough about these fun nacho cheesy chicken tacos.  Not only does the whole family love them for a great weeknight dinner, but they make the perfect food for game day fun with friends.  It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new recipes.

These could not be more simple to prepare.  I used precooked grilled chicken strips and a delicious homemade queso to drizzle over top along with lettuce and tomatoes.  All of this inside a fun nacho cheese flavored taco shell by Old El Paso.
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Skillet Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon Pretzel Topping

Kids Role in Family Mealtime

Oct 21, 2014 | Tags:

It has been so much fun making more time for family mealtime this year.   The kids role in family mealtime is so important and it has been a pleasure partnering with Barilla this year on their Share The Table initiative.

Those that know us know that we like to have fun together.  Having three boys makes for non-stop activity in our home.

I have witnessed a big change in our boys’ attitude towards sitting together at dinner.  We all look forward to gathering around the table to talk.  It’s been so much fun to see how much more my boys will open up to my husband … Continue Reading »

Apple Peanut Butter S'mores Pizza

Apple Peanut Butter S’mores Pizza

Oct 1, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

This Apple Peanut Butter S’mores Pizza is great for an after school snack or for a fun dessert!  The kids love helping in the kitchen with this one too!

I am thrilled to be partnering with Pillsbury today to bring you a new pizza night idea! I wanted to use family friendly ingredients that you are likely to have on hand.  My boys love these flavors and this pizza is so simple to prepare that they get to help with every step.

Makes for a really fun family night!

Be sure to follow Pillsbury on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube or Pinterest  for how-to recipes, videos, and tips….and also the Pillsbury Pizza Site HERE.

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Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake

Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake

Sep 30, 2014 | Tags: , ,

This healthy Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake is great any time of the day!

Is there anything better than a guilt-free delicious shake?  I think not :)  I’ve got a great recipe and new cookbook to share with you today that I think you are going to love!
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Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

Sep 28, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

This Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe is such a fun weeknight dinner idea. The kids love this twist on traditional bean and cheese burritos.

I’ve got a new weeknight dinner idea for you today!  My boys love having bean and cheese burritos on a regular basis so I thought it would be fun to create a pizza calzone with one of their favorite dinners.

With school in session and activities in full force, it’s so nice to have quick fix dinner ideas for the family.  I’m all about keeping it simple!

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