Holy Desserts



For Pirtlefest 2015 I made 11 pans of desserts.



It took me from 9pm on Thursday night to 4pm Friday afternoon to get them done, but I got them done.  And boy were they yummy!

I will share the links with you for three of the recipes:

  1. Peanut Butter Sheet Cake
  2. Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
  3. Caramel Mallow Brownies
    • I altered my original recipe by melting the caramel bits with a little milk, poured it over the brownie base and then added the mallow and frosting.  It was the BEST idea I have had yet!



I LOVE to bake, as long as it isn’t cookies.  Those little bastards take forever.   But, after almost 24 hours of baking, my Kitchen Aid Mixer was happy to see me go.

For now. 🙂




Merry Christmas to You From Me!


Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!

My gift to you is the recipe for my most requested treat, Caramel Chex! I only make it one time a year for a very specific reason:

It’s ridiculously addicting.

Consider yourself warned.


Step 1: Heat sugars and butter over medium heat. On a prepared baking sheet spread out cereal, nuts and coconut.


Step 2: Coat cereal mixture with caramel mix. Try not to drool.


Step 3: Stir well, place in oven for 24 minutes, stirring every eight minutes to assure every cereal bit gets equally coated.

Step 4: After the 24 minute baking time spread mixture out on greased parchment paper making sure to create an even layer.


Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes, stir and break up with your fingers, continue cooling until caramel has set.


Step 5: Try to keep your significant other out of it


Step 6: Store as desired. I place mine in Gallon zip lock bags and add M&M’s. As the Chex settles it will stick together, creating clumps, so keeping it stored in baggies allows you to massage the chex mix to break it up.


Printable recipe:


I hope you enjoy family, friends, food and drinks over the next few days.