Homemade Reese's Egg

Cameron and I LOVE the Reese's Eggs. They are the best. When I stumbled on a recipe on Pinterest for homemade ones, I jumped all over that. They were really really easy to make and turned out yummy. Cameron says they remind him of Buckeye's too. 

Yes, I know that's not a great picture...but it was the last one and it was anxious to get eaten. 
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Creamy Peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon Shortening

I didn't want to use our chocolate chips up (since Cameron really loves chocolate chip cookies) and I had leftover chocolate candy coating (Almond Bark brand) from previous food adventures, so I used that instead. I still did add the shortening though. 


1. Mix the pwd. sugar, peanut butter, and butter together until smooth. 
2. Add the milk in one tablespoon at a time until it turns into a workable dough. The blog I got this from says that "it will be just like play dough, it will be really easy to work with). 
3. Form the dough into egg shapes (or whatever shape you want).
4. Place shaped dough in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes (the recipe said an hour, but I only did 15 minutes and it worked out great). 
5. Melt the chocolate and shortening. I put mine in the microwave and zapped it for 1 minute increments, stirring well after each, until it was the right consistency. 
6. Dip each "egg" in the chocolate and put it out to cool (we used wax paper...tin foil works great too). We drop the eggs in the chocolate (one at a time) and then scoop them out with a fork to let excess chocolate drip off easier. 

Cookie Dough Brownies

Ok, so this is Ethan. I dont think that this will beat Nate's bangers and mash, but it was really really good. So here you go:

Brownie part:

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa
1-1/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt

Cookie Dough Filling Part:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Glaze Part:

2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cups walnuts (or not, whatever)


Brownie Part:
Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and blend well. Add Vanilla, salt, cocoa, and flour. Do not over-beat. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely.

Cookie Dough Part:
Cream the butter and sugars. Beat in the milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour. Stir in the chocolate chips. I suggest mini chips, big ones were a little hard to eat being cold. Spread this over the cool brownies, you may have to use your hands to avoid beating up the brownies. Chill.

Glaze Part:
We did not have enough stuff to do the suggested glaze, so we just used a regular frosting. But here is the original intsructions:
Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave in 30 second increments, smoothing and mixing together each increment. When blended, spread over brownies. You can do your nuts now to if you want.


Chocolate Dessert Waffles

What you Need:
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
Whipped cream, fresh fruit, ice cream, chocolate sauce, or anything else you want to use as toppings

What to do:
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Preheat waffle iron. Make sure you grease your waffle iron before you fill it!!!! (either spray with cooking spray or brush with vegetable oil) These things stick like CRAZY! Fill and bake according to manufacturer's directions. Serve with whatever toppings you desire.
4-6 waffles.

Egg Nog Cream Pie

My Dad's favorite dessert has been coconut cream pie for as long as I can remember, but it's not anymore. I made this a few days before Christmas and it was love at first bite. :) And, the recipe makes two pies, so you can eat it until you burst!
What you Need:
2 baked 9 inch pie crusts
4 oz cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp ground nutmeg
2 cartons (one 8oz, one 12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided (I just used one 16 oz carton and it worked out fine)
3 3/4 cup cold egg nog
3 pkgs(3.4 oz each) instant cheesecake or vanilla pudding mix (I used cheesecake, but it shouldn't matter)
additional ground nutmeg
What you do:
In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, allspice, and nutmeg until smooth. Fold in the 8 oz carton of whipped topping. (I did this a little at a time, since the cream cheese mixture is so thick) Spoon into the crusts.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg nog and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft set. Spread over the cream cheese layer. Top the pies with the remaining whipped topping; sprinkle with nutmeg. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. (we didn't wait to eat our and it was still great)