Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holiday Treats

Moist Pumpkin Bread
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
2 cups white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar (this makes your bread super moist)
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves or 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
Bake for about 45-50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Buckeyes-The best chocolate covered treat you'll ever eat! I'm not even kidding.
2 sticks of butter-softened
1 lb peanut butter
1 1/2 boxes powdered sugar
Dipping chocolate
Mix together till creamy. Roll into nickel sized balls and place on wax paper. Melt chocolate into a small bowl. With a toothpick, dip buckeyes into chocolate. Leave a bit of the peanut butter showing. When done, lightly cover the whole in top with the smooth part of a spoon. Chill then serve.

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