Saturday, October 28, 2006

RECIPES!!!!

y'all were SO AWESOME in the post below (thank you so, so, so, so much by the way) that i am rewarding you by making you slave away in the kitchen. your family will thank you for it. your ass, however, will not.

mint patties!
these are so fucking good. and so easy to make, but kind of time consuming. but so good. did i mention good? ps- i buy the large special dark chocolate bars and melt those for the chocolate to cover the mint. omg, to die for. but then again, i love me some dark chocolate!

3 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
6 tablespoons milk
3 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)
3/4 teaspoon mint flavoring/peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups good quality milk or dark chocolate

mix flour and milk in saucepan until smooth. heat and stir on medium heat until the mixture becomes thick like playdough. remove from heat!

add mint flavoring and icing sugar, mix well. take small pieces and roll into balls then pressing into flat circles about the size of a quarter or slightly bigger (your preference.. ps-i leave mine in balls, screw the flattening part) set on waxed paper.

melt chocolate in microwave or in bowl over simmering water just until melted. dip patties into chocolate lifting with fork covering completely, set on wax paper to set. can chill in fridge for speed in setting.

mint mixture can be tinted with food coloring (i make green and red ones at xmas time!)

can drizzle melted white chocolate over tops to decorate.


cream cheese ball thing!!
once again, so freaking delicious. if you do not like cheesecake, you will not like this. and note that if you choose to use something like "country crock" instead of real butter, you will have something that is a big blob of yummy goodness, instead of something that actually forms a ball. yes, i know this from experience. it's still delicious, but it looks like one hell of a mess. but still good!

1 package softened cream chees (8 oz)
1/2 cups butter softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts - ps, i don't use the walnuts
graham crackers

beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. gradually add sugars. beat until combined. stir in chocolate chips. cover and refridgerate for 2 hours. place mix on piece of plastic wrap; shape into ball. refridgerate 1 hour. just before serving, roll in walnuts.

serve with graham crackers.

HAVE FUN!

13 comments:

crazymumma said...

Oh my gawd woman, do you ever gain weight? Or do you just like the idea of us all spewing crumbs and packing on pounds all over our keyboards while we blog?

Shannon said...

I was hoping you'd give the recipe for the cream cheese balls!

Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute...

Is being able to cook a requirement for reading this blog?

If it is, I'm in trouble...

:)

penguininthesun said...

your ass, however, will not.

Someone should put that on a t-shirt. That made me laugh, haha.

I'm going to try theseeee.

Damselfly said...

OMG I love chocolate and mint together! Now I have to kill you....

marsha said...

you know it's not fair that the holidays come around with great food that I can't resist. I just end up dieting after the first of the year to loose the poundage I have gained the previous 3 months.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

listen up girl, I have to get in a dress for a big deal holiday party in about 4 weeks and I can kiss that goodbye!!!!!!! MINT PATTIES!!!!

Anonymous said...

Spam on a blog...is nothing sacred any more?!?!?!?!

tops-y said...

Hi Jennster. Thanks for visiting my blog. I was so excited to see the comments today! I had thought I would probably just be keeping an internet diary for myself, but it is so nice to have people reading that sound interested! Recipes sound great and I look forward to getting to know you better!

Deb said...

Oh gawd you food WHORE you! My thighs hate you!!! ROFLMAO. I spent 8 months getting 76 lbs OFF my ass and I just gained 24 lbs just reading these fucking RECIPES. I am SO on the mint thing...oh and what the fuck is the spam thing???? Is nothing sacred? Somebody violated the 'Ster and she didn't even get a courtesy reach around! They're pretty brave and in your face about it too...anonymous...psh...

Becky said...

i love those cheese balls but i'd use the crackers too. i hate nuts!

creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

I love mint patties!! Gotta try this - thanks!

Virginia Belle said...

OMG-- cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla and butter all in the same recipe???

i can't make this. i'll eat it for dinner. that's not good.

but it sounds so good...

but i can't eat it....

damn you, ster!!! i'm in the catch-22 of diets!!!