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Favorite Easy Christmas or Any Time Desserts

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No, I did not make the pie in the picture. I am not a cook. Thought I'd get that out there right from the start. Seeing the movie 'Julie and Julia' is as close as I've ever been to real cooking. For gatherings where everybody brings a dish, I'm asked to run by the bakery and pick up the bread. But I've decided, I want to start bringing a dessert, too. One that I've made myself. I looked through a couple of cookbooks, but you can't really tell how easy or hard something's going to be to make from reading the recipe- things that sound simple always seem to leave one critical step out- something you should just know but I didn't. So, a few days ago, I asked my facebook friends for ideas for some simple and delicious desserts and I got loads of suggestions to try out! I can't promise these are all original creations, but they sure are easy!

General Mills
General Mills

Cinnamon Toast Morsels


(from Jody) Get some white chocolate morsels and melt in microwave. Pour over cinnamon toast crunch cereal and stir occasionally until chocolate hardens again.


Peanut Butter Fudge


(from Michelle) 1- 12oz bag choc chips, 12 oz peanut butter, 1-14 oz can sweetened condensed milk. Put peanut butter and chocolate chips in glass microwavable bowl and micro for 3 minutes. Stir well, adding milk. Add nuts if you want. Pour in pan. Chill for one hour in refrigerator.


Pumpkin Muffins


(from Susan) Take 1 box spice cake mix, mix in 1 can of pumpkin pie filling. Bake in a muffin tin with cupcake liners and top with cream cheese icing. Egg free, nut free for those with allergies!


S'More Pie


(from Amanda) Graham cracker crust, chocolate pudding, fridge until firm. Before serving, put marshmallows on top, put in oven on broil until top is toasty color!

Coca-Cola Company
Coca-Cola Company

Sprite Zero Cake


(from Kim) Add a 20oz bottle of Sprite Zero to any box of cake mix- nothing else, just the Sprite Zero. And bake according to directions on box.

Duncan Hines
Duncan Hines

Cake Balls


(from Angie) Bake a chocolate sheet cake (or get Winn-Dixie to make you one.) Crumble it into a bowl. Add 1.5 to 2 cans of coconut-pecan frosting. Mix well. Roll into 3/4 inch balls. Melt chocolate coating (bark, whatever you want to call it) and cover the balls with it. People go NUTS for these things, and they are so easy. You can use any flavor of cake/frosting combo you want.

La Choy
La Choy



(from Stacy) Melt butterscotch chips in the microwave and fold in chow mein noodles. Spoon onto wax paper and let cool.



(from Gini) Scoop little balls of vanilla ice cream with a melon baller and roll in shredded coconut.

Duncan Hines
Duncan Hines

Cake Mix Peach Cobbler


(from Donna) Dump a big can of peaches into a large baking dish and cover with yellow cake mix (do not mix) and top with as many pats of butter as you want. Bake at 350 for around 25 mins.


Chocolate Pie


(from Joan) Mix one small package of Jello Pudding according to the pie directions, pour into store bought chocolate pie crust, cover with cool whip. (There's a Cookies and Cream flavored jello I want to try next!)


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