How I Celebrate National Dessert Day

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Everyone has a favorite holiday, some Christmas, some Easter. Mine? National Dessert Day!  That’s right folks October 14th is the official day of dessert celebration, and I am going to give you my top 3 favorite dessert recipes.

Caramel Apple Dip

First off, my all-time fave is a Caramel Apple Dip, great for parties, especially during the fall.

Ingredients:

2 – 8 oz packages of cream cheese (light or regular)
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
8 ounce jar of milk caramel or regular caramel
1 cup of toffee bits
8-10 Granny Smith Apples

Directions:

  1. In a bowl mix two softened packages of cream cheese with brown sugar and vanilla
  2. Spread entire contents evenly into a round dip bowl
  3. Pour caramel sauce on top and sprinkle with one cup (or more) of toffee bits.
  4. Wash all of the apples and cut them up into slices, put into separate bowl and start dipping!  (This can also be served with pretzels if anyone does not like the apples)

Toffee Treats

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Next on my list is a deliciously sweet dessert, something I like to call a Toffee Treat.

Ingredients:

4 ounces saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup heath bar bits

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. Line cookie sheet with saltine crackers in single layer.
  3. In a saucepan combine the sugar and the butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Immediately pour over saltines and spread t cover crackers completely.

Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate and top with heath bar bits. Cool completely and break into pieces.

Chewy Sugar Cookie

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Last but certainly not least, Chewy Sugar Cookies!

Ingredients:

2¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1¼ cups margarine
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ cup of white sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, stir flour, baking soda, and salt; set that aside
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the margarine and the 2 cups of sugar until it is light and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs (one at a time), and then the vanilla.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients (from direction #2) until blended
  5. Roll out the dough out into balls in the remaining ¼ cup of white sugar
  6. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets and flatten slightly
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are lightly brown
  8. Enjoy!