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Made-With-Love Treats

The sweet treats of Christmas are behind us and I’ve already started thinking about how I can show some love at Valentine’s Day by creating some made-with-love sweet treats. Here are some of my family’s favorite desserts. Perhaps you will find a new favorite in the mix. Chocolate Chip Cookie PieChocChipPie Chocolate Cookie Pie is one of my daughter Kelley's favorite treats. She often requests it on holidays and for special occasions. She loves it just as it is. I prefer it slightly warm with a dip of vanilla ice cream. Ingredients
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 2 eggs beaten until fluffy
  • ½ C sugar
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ C flour
  • 6 oz bag of semi sweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1 unbaked 9 in pie crust
Directions Mix all ingredients. Pour into pie crust. Bake at 325 for 1 hour. Serve at room temperature or slightly warmer.   Chocolate Chess PieChocChessPie Chocolate Chess Pie is a rich and delicious treat. It is my daughter Ally's all time favorite pie. She associates it with Christmas but requests it at other times as well.

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ teaspoons flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ stick melted butter
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 small can evaporated milk
Directions Put all ingredients except butter in mixing bowl and mix well. Add melted butter and beat well. Pour into pie shell and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Keep refrigerated. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.   Cookies and Cream FudgeFudge Cookies and Cream Fudge is a new favorite at our house and in our neighborhood. It is a creamy and delicious treat. Because it is so rich, I cut it into fairly small squares. Ingredients
  • 16 Oreos broken into chunks
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 2/3 cup white baking chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Line an 8 in square pan with aluminum foil; coat with Pam. Place ½ the broken cookies in the pan.
  2. Combine the milk, butter, and chips in a heavy sauce pan. Cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour over cookies in pan. Sprinkle with remaining cookies. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into squares.
  Gooey Chocolate Cookie BarsGooey Gooey Chocolate Cookie Bars are a delicious cookie bar that travels well to bake sales and potlucks. Who can resist the combination of chocolate and caramel? Ingredients
  • 1 pkg German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • 5 oz evaporated milk
  • 14 oz bag vanilla caramels
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks
Directions Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13x2 in pan. Beat cake mix, butter, and 1/3 cup of evaporated milk. Spread ½ the dough in the prepared baking pan. Combine remaining evaporated milk and caramels in a bowl and melt in microwave. Stir periodically. Pour caramel over mixture in pan. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chunks. Crumble remaining dough on top. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.
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About Melissa Moser

Melissa Moser
Melissa and husband Bryan just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. They have two daughters: one a freshman in college and one a sophomore in high school. Melissa desires that their home be a place where people feel welcomed, comfortable, and loved.

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