Fall 2021 Cooking Panda Box Cozy Desserts

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By Cooking Panda

Ring in the fall season with eight delicious baking recipes that will bring the cozy fall scent into your home! From seasonal classics to special Halloween treats, fall is THE season for getting down in the kitchen, and we’re here to set you up for success! The dedicated, fall-loving team at Cooking Panda has been waiting all summer long to share these recipes with you, so let’s get to it!

1. Bloody Chocolate Macadamia Cupcakes

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Looking to bake the spookiest treat for the Halloween party this year? These Bloody Chocolate Macadamia Cupcakes incorporate Torani Sugar-Free Chocolate Macadamia Nut Syrup into the cake batter for an extra kick of chocolate and a unique nutty taste! Not only do these taste amazing, but they look amazing, too! Decorate these cupcakes into scary little monsters using icing, food coloring, and googly eyes, and make a great impression on the whole group. You are sure to be the talk of the party when everyone compliments your baking skills – shh, nobody has to know just how easy these cupcakes are to make!

2. Chocolate Macadamia Nut Fudge

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Kickstart the holiday season with easy-to-make, delicious, chocolate fudge! Elevate your classic fudge recipe with Torani Sugar-Free Chocolate Macadamia Nut Syrup, resulting in a Chocolate Macadamia Nut Fudge that is extra chocolatey and extra nutty. For a little crunch to balance out the rich smoothness of the fudge, top with chopped macadamia nuts! With only four ingredients total, 15 minutes of prep, and no baking necessary, you’ll fall in love with how easy and delicious this fudge is. Forget about going back for seconds or thirds, you’ll be making a new batch every week! 

3. Strawberry Lemon Soda Cupcakes

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Along with fall comes all things pumpkin spice and apple, and while these flavors are delicious, sometimes our taste palettes need a splash of freshness to bring us back to those great summer moments. And That’s where these bright Strawberry Lemon Soda Cupcakes come in! All you need is your cake mix and a can of Poppi Strawberry Lemon Probiotic Soda – no need for eggs, oil, or even water! The carbonation from the soda acts as a leavening agent that will help your cupcakes rise and stay fluffy. Top with your choice of strawberry icing, and enjoy! So simple to make and reminiscent of summer, these Strawberry Lemon Soda Cupcakes are the great comfort dessert that we all need in the fall!

4. Hot Chocolate Lava Mug Cake

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No baking is necessary for this ooey-gooey Hot Chocolate Lava Mug Cake! All you need is a few free minutes and the baking essentials, and of course, the number one secret ingredient, Novamex Hot Chocolate Drink Tablets! Novamex Hot Chocolate is so rich and flavorful that it will have your tastebuds singing for more. Simply mix your ingredients and put the entire mug in the microwave so it can “bake”. Top with marshmallows and vanilla ice cream for that extra wow factor, and enjoy your single-serving Hot Chocolate Lava Mug Cake! Yum! 

5. Caramel Pumpkin Dip

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This wouldn’t be a fall list if we didn’t have pumpkin on it. And this dip is about to blow. your. mind! We’re talking caramel, pumpkin, coconut, and cheesecake, all in one! This recipe is so simple, using just five simple ingredients and one large bowl! Elevate any ordinary dip by adding in a splash of Nutpods Almond + Coconut Creamer in Caramel for a rich coconut and caramel flavor that truly comes through in each bite. This dip is a crowd-pleaser during the fall season, so consider serving it with Nilla Wafers, pretzels, or apple slices during Halloween, Sunday Football, or Thanksgiving!

6. Graveyard Mud Cups

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This spooky dessert will have you wondering whether it is a trick or a treat! We aren’t tricking you though, this dessert really is easy to make and certainly is a tasty treat! Better yet, these treats have peanut butter that sings through for a nutty balance with the rich, bold chocolate. Simply smash up some Crunchy, Little Secrets Mini Crispy Wafers Peanut Butter flavor. And then layer with classic chocolate pudding into small cups. Top with gummy worms, Mini Crispy Wafer gravestones, and mini candy pumpkins (if you can find them) for a treat that looks. It tastes amazing! Make several servings for the true graveyard effect that will please any crowd this Halloween!

7. Granola Spider Web Cheesecake

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Looking for a fruity, nutty crust for your next cheesecake? We’ve got just the recipe for you! Calbee Fruit & Granola is the key ingredient in our Granola Spider Web Cheesecake! Blend up Calbee Fruit & Granola until it is fine textured, add in oil and honey, and blend until just evenly mixed. Transfer the granola mixture into a cheesecake tin. And then push down with your hands, a spoon, or a cup to create a crust. Fill the crust with your favorite cheesecake mixture and top with bullseye circles of black food coloring. To create the spider web visuals, simply use a toothpick and, starting from the inner circle,  drag your pick through all the circles and to the edge of the cake. Continue in this manner for several lines until you’ve done the entire bullseye. In conclusion, this spooky effect will have you in the Halloween spirit as you gobble this delicious cake up! 

8. Creme Brulee Oats

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Enjoy this unique take on Creme Brulee with KIND Cranberry Almond Oatmeal! This Creme Brulee recipe is delicious, easy to make. And won’t leave you feeling guilty for eating it night after night – after all, oatmeal is healthy, right?! All you have to do is prepare the oatmeal in a small bowl to your liking. Top with a thin layer of simple table sugar, and using a blowtorch or broiler, caramelize the sugar on the top until the topping is golden and hard. This should only take about five minutes –  don’t let the top get too dark or it will taste bitter! All that’s left to do is tap the top with your spoon before diving in and devouring this delicious treat! What a super sweet fall treat!

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