Friday, September 25, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Favorite Dessert Recipe

I have two favorite dessert recipes.  I alternate between them when I have to take a dessert to any type of gathering.

I got this recipe out of my Southern Living cookbook.  These are delicious!  I even took this one to a cookie exchange last Christmas.

Oatmeal Carmelitas


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, melted
1 (12-oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted (optional)
1 (14-oz.) package caramels
1/3 cup half-and-half


1. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add butter, stirring until mixture is crumbly. Reserve half of mixture (about 2 3/4 cups). Press remaining half of mixture into bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate morsels, and, if desired, pecans.

2. Microwave caramels and half-and-half in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 3 minutes. Stir and microwave at MEDIUM 1 to 3 more minutes or until mixture is smooth. Let stand 1 minute. Pour evenly over chocolate morsels. Sprinkle evenly with reserved crumb mixture.

3. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.


This is probably my favorite dessert recipe of all time! 

Cheesecake Brownies

1 box yellow cake mix
1 egg
1 stick butter, melted

mix together and press into a 9X13 inch pan

3 eggs beaten
1 eight ounch package cream cheese, softened
1 box powdered sugar ~ 3 cups
1 tsp vanilla

beat together and pour topping over crust

Bake at 350 degress for 45 minutes or until slightly golden.

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