Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Manwich Cups

1 lb. ground beef
1 can Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce
1 can Pillsbury Grands refrigerated biscuits
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Pre-heat oven to temperature on biscuit package.

1. Brown ground beef and drain.
2. Add Manwich sauce and heat through.
3. Spray individual cups of a muffin tin with PAM or grease.
4. Flatten a biscuit in your palms to cover hole in muffin tin. Lightly press down.
5. Fill each biscuit cup with meat mixture.
6. Sprinkle each with shredded cheddar cheese.
7. Bake 10-12 min. until biscuits are golden brown and puffed around meat mixture.
These are great for kid parties, tailgate parties, and teens particularly like these. Left-overs (if there are any) can be re-heated in the microwave.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Peanut caramel crunch brownies

1 box (19.5 oz) Pillsbury® Brownie Classics Traditional fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup water
2 cups slightly broken pretzels*
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
1 jar (18 oz) crunchy peanut butter
2 cups Reese's® Puffs® cereal, slightly broken*

1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark pan). Grease 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray or shortening.** In large bowl, make brownie mix as directed on box using oil, water and eggs. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake 28 to 30 minutes. Cool on wire rack while making topping.

2 In medium saucepan, heat caramels and water on medium heat. Stir often until caramels are completely melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in broken pretzels until well coated. Spoon and spread carefully over cooled brownie layer.

3 In large bowl, mix melted butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in peanut butter. Stir in broken cereal until well blended. Spread or pat over caramel layer.

4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 2 cups chocolate chips on High 1 minute. Stir; continue to microwave in 15-second increments, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted. Spread over cereal layer. Refrigerate until chocolate is set and caramel mixture in center is firm, 2 to 3 hours. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before cutting. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

*To slightly break pretzels and cereal, place in separate resealable food-storage plastic bags; seal bags and break with rolling pin.