Thursday, September 9, 2010

Monkey Bread!

For our first day of school we decided to make a fun, yummy breakfast.  My mom makes this A LOT for her Seminary students and it's VERY easy.  I know you probably have had it but this is our version and it's good AND great to make the night before!! 
So now it's our new Back to School tradition...

24 Rhodes dinner rolls - frozen*
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1 sm. pkg butterscotch pudding - the kind you cook not instant
4 tsp. cinnamon

Melt butter, sugar, pudding and cinnamon in saucepan till dissolved - don't cook longer.  Place rolls in bottom of greased bundt pan and pour mixture over.  Cover and leave out on counter over night to rise.
Preheat oven to 350* and bake for 30 minutes.

*I accidentally bought Texas Rolls so I just added about 14-16 rolls to the pan and it definitely rose too high and didn't coat them very well.  BUT they sure tasted YUMMY!!!!   Just an FYI:)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

-- Give Me S'more Cupcakes --

I have seen S'more Cupcakes all over the Internet. 
And I wanted to make a fun end of Summer treat for the kids so...
Since we had left over big marshmallows, Hershey bars and graham crackers from our Summer S'more making I decided to whip up a batch.
I had just gotten a new tin full of A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. recipes from Amazon (check it out HERE).  Inside was a recipe that sounded very yummy and quick.  Let me just say it's one I am going to make A LOT!!

Give Me S'more Cupcakes --
2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. mini semisweet chocolate chips
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. milk
1 egg
24 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped*
2 c. mini marshmallows*

Preheat oven to 350*.  Line 24 mini muffin cups with paper baking cups (I bought mine HERE).
Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, chocolate chips and baking powder in medium bowl.  Whisk milk and egg in small bowl; stir into crumb mixture until well blended.  Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling about half full.  Press chocolate kiss into center of each cup.  Press 4 marshmallows into top of each cupcake around chocolate kiss.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned.  Cool. 

*We used the Hershey bars and big marshmallows cut into four small pieces instead.  Doesn't look as pretty as the picture but sure tasted good:)