Simple Recipes
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Caramel popcorn is a yummy snack to munch on whether you are watching a movie or at a party. It is perfect for people who are gluten or egg intolerant.

The step-by-step recipe for caramel popcorn is:

Step 1: Add butter or oil to a large bottomed pan with lid or a pressure cooker
Step 2: Pour in the desired amount of raw popcorn
Step 3: Place the pan or pressure cooker on medium flame
Step 4: Cover the lid leaving a small gap facing away from you for the hot steam to escape
Step 5: Shake gently and continuously as the popcorn starts popping
Step 6: Turn the heat off when the popping dies down and place the popped popcorn in a large bowl
Step 7: Preheat the oven to 95 degrees Celsius or 250 degrees Fahrenheit
Step 8: Put in a cup of melted butter, 2 cups of brown sugar, half cup of corn syrup and a teaspoon of salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil while stirring continuously
Step 9: Once it starts boiling, allow it to boil for four minutes without stirring
Step 10: Remove the caramel sauce from heat and stir in a teaspoon of vanilla extract
Step 11: Pour in the caramel mixture in a thin stream on top of the popcorn and coat evenly
Step 12: Place the coated popcorn in a shallow dish and bake in the oven for an hour while stirring it every fifteen minutes.
Step 13: Remove from oven and serve when cooled

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Makes: 90 cookies
If you are trying to make peanut butter cup cookies but you do not have a recipe, this should help. This is a simple recipe with easy to understand instructions. You just need to get all the ingredients right and follow the instructions. If you do that, you will be enjoying your cookies in no time.
Directions
Step 1- get a large bowl and cream the butter in it.
Step 2- add the peanut butter and sugar until it becomes fluffy.
Step 3- beat the eggs in and add vanilla extract.
Step 4- combine salt, flour and baking soda in another bowl.
Step 5- gradually add this to the mixture and then mix it up.
Step 6- stir in the chocolate chips and the peanut butter cups.
Step 7- drop rounded tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto ungreased baking sheets.
Step 8- bake them at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.
Step 9- let them cool and serve.

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Zucchini brownies are the perfect way to get some vegetables into the veggie resistant members of your family. You can also put those rampant zucchinis to good use this way.

Step 1- Bring the oven up to 350°.
Step 2- Spritz a 9×13 pan with oil or rub with butter.
Step 3- Mix sugar, oil and flour in a large mixing bowl until it takes on a sandy texture.
Step 4- Gradually add in zucchini, vanilla and cocoa as you beat the mixture on low. Add the salt and baking powder and blend well.
Step 5- Spread the chocolate batter in the greased pan. Drop spoonfuls of softened cream cheese on top and use a wooden spoon to swirl it into the brownie mixture.
Step 6- Bake brownies for 30 minutes, testing for doneness with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, the brownies are done.
Step 7- Allow the brownies to cool considerably before putting into the refrigerator. Chill the dessert for at least an hour before serving.
Note: You may also try adding a cup of chocolate chips to the batter for extra richness.

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If you want to experiment something new in your kitchen and at the same time satisfy your taste buds, you can look at easy-to-do recipes such as Kahlua Cake Bites. You may think that they are complicated to make but even teenagers can make them without enrolling into cooking classes.

Directions:

Step 1- Bake cake according to package instructions mixing egg, oil and milk into the mixture
Step 2- Place the baked cakes in a bowl and crush them
Step 3- Mix Kahlua and dark chocolate frosting on crumbled cake until sticky
Step 4- Cover mixture and refrigerate for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight
Step 5- Create bite size balls out of refrigerated cake mixture using a melon baller and place on waxed sheet
Step 6- Pick up cake balls using a skewer and dip them into melted chocolate then place them back into waxed sheets
Step 7- Refrigerate cake bites until their coating sets
Step 8- Serve with milk or ice cream

This recipe takes approximately 6 hours to prepare including refrigeration time and makes around 40 cake bites.

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Brownies are one of the most delicious food items imaginable. Chalk full of chocolates, dense, fudgy– they are enjoyed by people of all ages. With the right ingredients, they can also be prepared at home without much ado. The following best brownies recipe is easy to make and the quantities mentioned in the recipe will make 16 brownies. One can also try variations on this recipe to make his own special brownies.

The directions are as follows:

Step 1– Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Step 2– Flour and grease an eight inch square pan.
Step 3– Melt the butter and mix sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract with it after removing it from the heat.
Step 4– Beat in cocoa, salt, flour, and baking powder and spread the batter evenly into the pan.
Step 5– Bake the batter for 25-30 minutes in a preheated oven.
Step 6– Combine the softened butter, honey, cocoa, confectioner’s sugar and vanilla for frosting. Frost while the brownies are still warm.

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Easy Oreo truffles are a great dessert or gift for holiday parties. With no special ingredients, you can whip these up with what you have in your own pantry right now.

Step 1- Place the cookies in a large zipper bag and seal without air. Use a rolling pin to crush the cookies into fine crumbs.
Step 2- In a bowl, stir the cream cheese until smooth. Add the cookie crumbs and mix until well incorporated.
Step 3- Chill the mixture for 30 minutes or until malleable.
Step 4- Roll 1 large tablespoon of cookie cheese into a ball and set on a chilled baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
Step 5- Cover a baking sheet with waxed paper. Use a toothpick to spear each ball and dip it in the chocolate. Set on the sheet.
Step 6- Decorate your truffles with a pinch of sprinkles or a drizzle of chocolate in the opposite color. For example, white chocolate on a dark chocolate truffle and vice versa.
Step 7- Chill for one hour or more. The chocolate should be completely set. Keep in the refrigerator until serving.

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Making a cake doesn’t need to be complicated all the time. If you are looking for a cake recipe that you can do easily, Tiramisu Layer Cake is the perfect one for you. You just need to gather all the ingredients and freeze the cake then you can enjoy a sumptuous dessert without any hassles.

Directions:

Step 1- Melt dark chocolate by putting chocolate pieces on a heated glass bowl
Step 2- In another bowl, mix black coffee, rum and sugar using a whisk
Step 3- In a mixing bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, melted chocolate and whip cream until it becomes thick or foamy
Step 4- Create a thin layer of chocolate mixture in a pan and put a layer of lady finger cookies dipped into coffee, sugar and rum mixture then create another layer until you have created enough layers
Step 5- Sprinkle cocoa powder or candies on top
Step 6- Cover the pan with plastic wrap
Step 6- Chill for 2 hours or overnight

This recipe serves 7 people and takes approximately 3 hours to prepare including refrigeration time.

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Caramels are a fun candy that is surprisingly simple to make if you have the basic ingredients. All you need is a little patience and a good recipe. These candies also make fantastic gifts!

Step 1- Spread a little butter in your 10 inch baking pan. Alternatively, use waxed paper to line it so the candy will not stick too much.
Step 2- In a pot, stir together the cream and corn syrup along with the salt and sugar.
Step 3- Turn on medium heat under the pan. Mix the caramel soup with a wooden spoon to avoid burning. You will need to stir constantly.
Step 4- Once the sugar has dissolved, add four tablespoons of butter. Mix this until the butter is completely melted.
Step 5- Do not stir and cook the mixture until it hits 248° F. This is also known as the firm ball stage. You can check this by dropping a small amount of caramel syrup into a glass of cold water. Lift the ball formed out and squeeze it. Firm stage is when the ball holds its shape out of water but can still be squished.
Step 6- Mix in the vanilla and spread the caramel recipe into the prepared baking pan.
Step 7- Cool the candy. Cut into little pieces and store in an airtight container.

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This tasty apple crisp with oat topping is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly winter day. It is also incredibly simple to make.

Step 1- Preheat your oven up to 350°.
Step 2- Mix the white sugar with the ½ teaspoon of cinnamon in a bowl.
Step 3- Put the apple slices into the cinnamon sugar and toss until thoroughly coated.
Step 4- Spread the apple slices in a square baking pan that is 9 inches.
Step 5- In another bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour, oats and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Step 6- Cut the cold butter into the oats to create a lumpy texture.
Step 7- Spread the crumb topping over the apple slices in the pan, being sure to cover right to the very edge of the pan. Gently press the topping all over to ensure that the topping is nice and even and relatively smooth.
Step 8- Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. The sides will bubble up around the topping.
Step 9- Serve the dessert as is or top with ice cream or whipped cream while still hot.