Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 4 Mistletoe Make & Bake Blog Hop

Wow it's already day four...where did the time go?  Up today is...

Lissa Alexander – Moda Lissa
Julie Stewart – Quilts4Julie
Have y'all noticed a theme in our post?  Each day we have a different subject to chat about, today we're suppose to talk about a "go to" book, it could be cooking, crafting, or just general reading.  I can honestly say I don't have a "go to" book, all of my recipes are either in my little pattern box or I make things up as I go along.  
When I was growing up my mother had a cookbook and all I can remember is it had Charleston in it's name.   I've always played in the kitchen and nothing is better then making a cake or cookies from scratch, I can still remember pulling this book out of it's safe keeping drawer and going through it to make something special for my parents, well, more like my Dad, Mom doesn't really care for sweets, but this little girl knew back then that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.  So, it had to be between 1972 & 1974 that I started my adventure into baking from scratch, if I followed the recipe to a "T" the cookies would come out perfect but adding or deleting something...well...not so good...my father loves to tell the story about some cookies that the dog wouldn't even eat, I find that hard to believe but he swears it's true to this day.  

I will promise you something...this recipe will not be refused by the dog, husband, kids...you mark by word this will make you the most popular chef on the block...



1 Box  Yellow Cake Mix
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 stick butter, melted
2 eggs
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1 can condense milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cup coconut flakes
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2  cup chopped pecans

With mixer combine cake mix, peanut butter, melted butter and 2 eggs; place half of mixture in a greased 9x13 cake pan;  Prepare filling by heating remaining ingredients, chocolate through pecans; pour filling over cake mix; with remaining cake mixture crumble on top of filling; bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, cut to size that’s perfect for your home.
**Click on the name to download pdf file**


Two more days...make sure you don't miss one single day of this hop, lots of goodies to eat and lots of fun things to make...a perfect combo of food and fun.
Until Next Time...
Kelly Ann
 


57 comments:

  1. It's funny how we all remember things from the past differently, isn't it?!!! It sure makes the conversation fun! I've gotta try this! Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. The recipe looks delish! I'm going to print it out.

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  3. I couldn't get the PDF file to work. I'll try again later. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  4. Day 4!
    Thank you for the Peanut Bar cookie recipe.
    We keep Ina's cookbook out, every year we have a cooking contest and the kids have be come quite the cooks because of it!

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  5. What a loaded peanutbutter cookies. Definitely NOT the usual. Thanks.

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  6. Seemingly your determination during the 70's paid off for you! Congratulations and contiued fun!

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  7. ahhh kelly ann, too sweet..you are...peanut anything and I all over it...lovely blog btw

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  8. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,the recipe looks delicious!!thanks for sharing.
    Continue enjoying!!

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  9. I think these will be a very big hit in our house - thank you!

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  10. Love, love, love peanut butter cookies. I'm getting fat (fatter) just reading the recipe!

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  11. Thank you for the quip on your baking experiences, what a treat. My son will only eat
    peanut butter anything, so this should be a hit.

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  12. That's not your grandma's peanut butter cookie for sure!

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  13. Thanks for a great recipe to try.

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  14. Thank You for the recipe and Love the Things from the past also Bring back memories of my Grandmothers Thank You

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  15. Am happy to hear that I am not the only one who has a go-to box...instead of a book...although that is a goal of mine.Thanks for the bar recipe.

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  16. Thanks for the recipe! I love 'reading' cookbooks and marking the recipes I want to try and adding comments after I've tried the recipe.
    Carolyn at marzstars@msn.com

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  17. The recipe sounds great! Will have to try this out! Thanks so much!

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  18. Love the bar cookies! This one sounds so good!!

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  19. That's sooo cool that you were adventurous in the kitchen - some of the best things are discovered that way. Thanks!

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  20. Leave it to Dad to remember, and tell, a story like that :) Thank you for sharing your memories! Wonderful recipe :)

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  21. YOur recipe looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing

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  22. OMG! Those sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Nothing better than peanut butter goodies.

    Thanks Diane P

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  24. WOW, sounds very good....another 2 kilo's!!!!!

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  25. I made cookies from a cake mix the other day. They were awesome! I'm going to have to try this.

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  26. I am groaning here! These bars sound so rich and yummy! Will have to give them a try. Whenever I was in trouble or wanted to get on Dad's good side, I would make him tapioca pudding. Thanks for sharing. Read you tomorrow! HUGS... and stitches

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  27. Wow, another easy bar cookie. Thanks so much. THis is such a fun blog hop.

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  28. Thanks for the recipe

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  29. MMMMM!! These cookies sound delish.

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  30. Woohoo, a cake mix recipe! Thanks for another great recipe. ~Kathleen

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  31. my son in law loves anything with peanut butter in it. I think I'll make him some for christmas

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  32. Peanut butter cookies will go like the proverbial hotcakes in this house!

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  33. I loved to experiment in the kitchen when I was growing up. My nemesis was cornbread; how can one forget to add baking powder! My dad teased me unmercifully about this mistake (you see, I made it at least 3 times).

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  34. Love recipes that use a cake mix - I will be trying these.....YUMY!

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  35. Thanks for another great recipe!

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  36. Yummy!! I love peanut cookies. Thanks for sharing this nice and easy recipe!!

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  37. Thanks for the recipe.....I love cookbooks....

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  38. Peanut butter and coconut and chocolate and pecans? Sounds scrumptious. Thank you.

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  39. Anything peanut butter works in my house! thanks!

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  40. I started reading your recipe today and was prepared not to like it (coconut & Pp butter together???). By the time I got to the end I knew it was a winner!! It will definitely be baked in my house this year.

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  41. Thanks for the recipes, this is a fun way to collect new recipes.

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  42. Great recipe. thanks
    I have been enjoying all of the posts.

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  43. Thank you for another sinful treat!

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  44. Peanut butter is one of my favorite basics! Great recipe.

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  45. I like making bars...much quicker...plus with using a cake mix...I just know that these will become a favorite! Thanks!

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  46. My husband would love these bars. I'll add these to my list....

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  47. These sound delicious...Thanks!!

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  48. I love bar cookies, especially when I am short on time (which is almost always). Thanks for the recipe

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  49. Thanks for the recipe. I'll be trying this one too.

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  50. This recipe is good for all year, not just the holidays.

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  51. The old recipes from Mom are always so comforting.

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  52. Love peanut butter so will be trying this recipe!

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