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Mouthwatering Monkey Bread

Categories: dessert, kid friendly recipe, sweets

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Treat your family to this sweet and savory classic monkey bread recipe. This recipe is simple and your family will surely thank you, especially the little ones. The monkey bread is great for a sweet breakfast or after dinner desert. Either way, it’s sure to be a hit!

What you’ll need:

  • 3 packages of refrigerated biscuit dough (each should be 12 ounces)
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 C of white sugar
  • ½  C of margarine
  • 1 C of packed brown sugar
  • ½  C of raisins
  • ½  C chopped walnuts (this is purely optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius.  Grease one tube pan that is 9-10 inches.

2. In a plastic bag, mix the cinnamon and white sugar.  Cut up the biscuits into quarters and shake between 6 and 8 pieces of biscuit in the cinnamon and sugar mix.  Arrange the pieces of biscuits in the bottom of the greased pan.  Repeat this step until all the biscuits have a coating of the cinnamon and sugar mix and place them in the tube pan.  Arrange the raisins in and among the pieces of biscuit as you go along and do the same with the walnuts if you choose to use them.

3. Over medium heat, melt the brown sugar and margarine in a small saucepan.  Leave it on medium heat for a minute and then pour it over the biscuits.

4. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Let the monkey bread cool for 10 minutes in the pan, and then turn it out on a plate.  No knife is necessary as the bread simply pulls apart.

Wintery Peppermint Cupcakes

Categories: dessert, food craft, themed food

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The holidays may be over, but winter certainly is not! So there’s no reason not to treat yourself and your family to a delicious winter-themed treat! Trust us, happy tummies and smiling faces are what you can expect with this easy to make peppermint cupcake recipe.  These cupcakes have less than ten ingredients, most of which can be found in your house, and take about 45 minutes from start to finish.  Even more enticing?  Your children can decorate to their heart’s content with frosting and mini candy cane pieces without you having to worry about breaking the bank.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 stick of softened sweet cream butter
  • ½ C of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ C of self raising flour
  • 1 Tbs of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 C of store bought pre-made white icing
  • One dozen tiny peppermint candy canes

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners. In a mixing bowl, add the sugar, vanilla, butter, and eggs, and mix until combined.  In a separate bowl, combine the baking powder and flour; add to the egg mixture slowly and continue mixing until the batter is smooth.  Fill the liners two-thirds full with batter and bake for about 20 minutes.  Allow them to cool completely on a cooling rack before letting your little ones get creative.  Once cooled, the only rule your kids need to follow is to spread the icing on prior to sprinkling candy cane pieces on the top.  The decorating only stops when they’re finished, so have fun!

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