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Mexican Chocolate-Raspberry Parfaits

Mexican Chocolate-Raspberry Parfaits

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups light chocolate soymilk
1 box (4-serving size) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 slice (4×1 inch) angel food cake, torn into pieces
1/2 cup frozen (thawed) fat-free whipped topping
1/2 cup fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) raspberries
Grated semisweet chocolate, if desired

Directions
1 In medium bowl, beat soymilk, pudding mix and cinnamon with wire whisk until mixture is blended and thickened.

2 To assemble, spoon 1/4 cup pudding into each of 2 small parfait glasses or clear drinking glasses. Layer each with half of the cake, 2 tablespoons whipped topping and half of the raspberries. Top each with remaining pudding and whipped topping. Garnish with grated chocolate.

Recipe found here: Mexican Chocolate-Raspberry Parfaits

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Arctic Orange Pie

Arctic Orange Pie

Ingredients
1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (8 inches)
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and orange juice concentrate until smooth. Fold in whipped topping; pour into crust. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or until firm. Remove from the freezer about 10 minutes before cutting. Garnish with oranges. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Arctic Orange Pie

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Candy Bar Apple Salad

Candy Bar Apple Salad

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
4 large apples, chopped (about 6 cups)
4 Snickers candy bars (2.07 ounces each), cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Directions
In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping. Fold in apples and candy bars. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe found here: Candy Bar Apple Salad

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Speedy Chocolate Mousse

Speedy Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients
12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1-1/3 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed

Directions
In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the chocolate, 1/3 cup of cream, water and corn syrup. Cook and stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; cool for 20 minutes. Whisk in extract and cream cheese until blended; set aside.

In a small bowl, beat remaining cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture. Spoon into individual dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Speedy Chocolate Mousse

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Pineapple Chiffon Cake

Pineapple Chiffon Cake

Ingredients
8 egg whites
2-1/4 cups cake flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 egg yolks
2/3 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

GLAZE:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 to 3 tablespoons unsweetened pineapple juice

Directions
Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks, pineapple juice, oil and lemon peel. Add to dry ingredients; beat until well blended.

In another bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets.

Bake on the lowest oven rack at 325° for 55-60 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.

Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate. Combine the confectioners’ sugar, butter and enough pineapple juice to achieve a glaze consistency. Drizzle over top of cake, allowing some glaze to drape down the sides. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Pineapple Chiffon Cake

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Black Forest Dump Cake

Black Forest Dump Cake

Ingredients
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1 can (15 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, undrained
1 chocolate cake mix (regular size)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup butter, cubed

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°. Spread pie filling into a greased 13×9-in. baking dish; top with undrained cherries. Sprinkle with cake mix and almonds. Top with cubed butter.

Bake 40-50 minutes or until topping is set. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Black Forest Dump Cake

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hot cross buns

Hot Cross Buns

Ingredients
3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon instant powdered milk
1/4 cup white sugar
3/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 egg white 3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
3/4 cup dried currants
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons milk

Directions

Put warm water, butter, skim milk powder, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, egg, egg white, flour, and yeast in bread maker and start on dough program.

When 5 minutes of kneading are left, add currants and cinnamon. Leave in machine till double.

Punch down on floured surface, cover, and let rest 10 minutes.

Shape into 12 balls and place in a greased 9 x 12 inch pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place till double, about 35-40 minutes.

Mix egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water. Brush on balls.

Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.

To make crosses: mix together confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and milk. Brush an X on each cooled bun.

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