Monday, January 28, 2013

Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake

For all those peanut butter lovers out there , this is the perfect treat. Moist and sweet with the perfect frosting.  It makes a big pan so it's perfect for parties and potlucks. Enjoy !


2c. flour
2c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
t tsp.baking soda

1c. butter
1c. water
1/4 c. creamy peanut butter

2 eggs
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract


1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
1/3 c plus 1 TBSP milk
1 tsp. vanilla
16oz. pkg powdered sugar

Cake: Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in bowl and set aside. In saucepan combine butter, water, peanut butter and bring to a boil.  Add to flour mixture, mix well and set aside. Combine eggs, vanilla and buttermilk, add to peanut butter mixture. Spread batter in greased ( I line mine with parchment paper) 16 x 12 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 min. 

Frosting: Combine butter, peanut butter and milk in saucepan on med. heat, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Spread warm frosting over cake. Let cake rest until frosting has set up.

Recipe from Gooseberry Patch Book: Cupcakes and More Fun Treats 2012

Monday, January 14, 2013

Caramel Corn Pops

My kids go crazy for this stuff and I must admit once I get munching I can't stop myself. It's an easy treat and great for parties or a movie night.

Caramel Corn Pops

8oz bag of corn pops

Caramel Coating ( mix in 2qt. sauce pan)
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1c. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda

Mix together in sauce pan, butter, corn syrup and sugar.  Cook for 2 min. or until bubbly around the edges. Add 1 tsp. baking soda, this will foam. ( allows for proper coating of pops)

Pour caramel slurry over corn pops and stir until evenly coated.  Place in 250 degree oven for 45 min, stirring every 10 min to evenly coat.

Remove from oven and pour onto parchment or waxed paper to cool.

Enjoy !

(this recipe is from the back of the Clover Club Corn Pops bag)