Twice-Baked Ranch Potatoes

Twice-Baked Ranch Potatoes “Creamy twice baked potatoes with a ranch taste.” Ingredients 5 (5 ounce) baking potatoes 4 ounces Neufchatel cheese, softened 2 tablespoons milk 1 (1 ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese Directions Scrub and dry potatoes, then prick several times with a fork and place on a microwave-safe plate. Heat in microwave on high until tender, 18 to 20 minutes; remove and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Combine Neufchatel cheese and milk in a small bowl; beat in salad dressing mix. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; remove pulp, leaving a thin … Continue reading Twice-Baked Ranch Potatoes

MICROWAVE TURTLES

MICROWAVE TURTLES 1 (14 oz.) pkg. caramels 2 tbsp. evaporated milk 1 tbsp. butter 1 (5 oz.) pkg. pecan halves 1 (6 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate morsels 1 (1 inch) square paraffin, grated Place caramels, milk and butter in 1-quart glass bowl. Heat in microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes until melted.Arrange pecan halves in groups of 3 on buttered or waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Spoon 1 tablespoon warm caramel mixture over pecans. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Place chocolate morsels and paraffin in glass bowl. Heat on high 2 to 4 minutes until melted. Stir halfway through … Continue reading MICROWAVE TURTLES

Microwave Caramel

Microwave Caramel This easy caramel recipe is perfect to use in a number of different desserts! Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 35 minutes Servings 55 -60 Ingredients 1 cup butter not margarine 2.5 cups packed light brown sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk Instructions In a large, microwave safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave Add all of the remaining ingredients to the bowl. Mix well and microwave for 5 minutes While it is in the microwave, grease a 13×9 pan. Remove from microwave and whisk. Return to … Continue reading Microwave Caramel

Pudding in a Mug

Pudding in a Mug Recipe By:Erin Conley “For those cravings that need to be answered fast. This is a quick single-serving answer. Watch closely while heating to prevent boil over.” Ingredients 1/2 cup milk 1/2 (1 ounce) square semisweet baking chocolate 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon sugar 1 dash salt Directions Place milk and chocolate in a 12-ounce microwave-safe mug or a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Microwave on High until hot but not boiling, 60 to 90 seconds. Stir to melt chocolate. Stir cornstarch, sugar, and salt together in a small bowl; blend into the milk mixture. Microwave on High … Continue reading Pudding in a Mug

Microwave Peanut Patties

Microwave Peanut Patties Ingredients 1/2 cup water 2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 1/2 cups peanuts 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 drops red food coloring Directions Grease a cookie sheet or other flat surface. In a 2 quart glass measuring cup combine water, sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high until boiling. Stir in peanuts. Microwave on medium to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and … Continue reading Microwave Peanut Patties

Mocha Truffles

Mocha Truffles Ingredients Truffle: 1 (24 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules 2 teaspoons water Coating: 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon shortening Directions Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Melt 24 ounces chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, 1 to 3 minutes. Mix cream cheese, coffee granules, and water into melted chocolate until smooth. Chill chocolate mixture until firm enough to shape, about 30 minutes. Shape chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. … Continue reading Mocha Truffles

Microwavable Chocolate Fudge

Microwavable Chocolate Fudge Recipe By:Alaina Schumann “Two batches can feed a class of thirty right before lunch (with leftovers). Very good and chocolaty. Mmm Mmm Mmm!!” Ingredients 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional) 1 cup miniature marshmallows Directions Grease an 8×8 inch square pan. Place the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk into a medium sized microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Stir in the vanilla, then fold in the walnuts and marshmallows. Spread evenly into … Continue reading Microwavable Chocolate Fudge

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe By:Joyce “This is a wonderful recipe but you should only make it once a year, because you can’t stop eating it.” Ingredients 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 cup salted peanuts 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda Directions Butter a cookie sheet. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a 2 quart glass bowl and microwave on high 4 minutes. Stir in peanuts and microwave on high 3 1/2 minutes more, then stir in butter and vanilla and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in baking soda until … Continue reading Microwave Peanut Brittle

Potato Chips

Potato Chips Make your own potato chips using your microwave. A tasty and easy alternative to store-bought potato chips (not to mention economical)! A mandoline would make slicing the potato into paper thin slices a breeze.” Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 potato, sliced paper thin (peel optional) 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste Directions Pour the vegetable oil into a plastic bag (a produce bag works well). Add the potato slices, and shake to coat. Coat a large dinner plate lightly with oil or cooking spray. Arrange potato slices in a single layer on the dish. Cook in the … Continue reading Potato Chips

Easy Microwave Maple Fudge

Easy Microwave Maple Fudge “This fudge is easily made in the microwave in very little time.” Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon maple extract 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup chopped walnuts Directions Line a baking dish with plastic wrap. Sift the confectioners’ sugar into a large, microwave-safe bowl. Add the milk, maple extract, and butter to the bowl, but do not stir. Heat in microwave on full power for 3 minutes. Stir the walnuts into the fudge mixture until the fudge begins to thicken; pour into the lined baking dish. Smooth the top of … Continue reading Easy Microwave Maple Fudge