suggestions, please

i am supposed to be bringing dessert for bookclub monday night. we're having a themed dinner & everyone else is bringing part of the theme, so i've gotta do a dessert that will stand on its on two feet. i can't bring shame to my family with bringing an unoriginal dessert, like brownies. which, i could eat a whole pan full right now. moving on. away from brownies. warm and glass-a-milky brownies... damn.

anyone have any suggestions on something wonderful? please send links or emails with recipes.


Anonymous said...


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in confectioners' sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving. But it can be hard to form a ball so I skipped the nuts and just put the mixture in a bowl. I like it without nuts (: But just do what you like---then you serve and dip in with small graham crackers(dippers) or VANILLA WAFERS YUM YUM!! This is Jen Stout your part-time Mary Kay Customer -- Blog Stalker!! Congrats on your 1st Anniv.!!

Aimee said...

Mmmm... some of my go-to more than out of a box desserts...




All are easy, natch.

Jori said...

These are SO good! They are always a hit and people think you are a rockstar, but they are actually super easy to make.

Chocolate Caramel Delights

1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/1/8 cup melted butter
14 oz. bag caramel
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 12 oz. package chocolate chips

In large bowl combine first 6 ingredients. Melt caramels and whipping cream in saucepan over low heat. Sprinkle 1/2 of mix into 9X13 inch ungreased pan. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over baked mixture and top with melted caramel mixture,sprinkle remaining mix on top. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Jenny said...

I like mini cheese cakes. There is a recipe on joyofbaking.com that is yummy, or I can email it to you if you are interested. I just make them in muffin cups, then you can buy canned blueberry or cherry pie topping, or make your own strawberry or raspberry puree to put on top. Delish!

Mom said...

Heather told me about a great chocolate cake recipe she recently had. Check with her.

Maren said...

I keep my good recipies here: http://shelleysrecipebox.blogspot.com/

Feel free to peruse and click n stuff. Good Luck! :)

Holly O. said...

I'm dying to know what you made. Please update me!