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  1. I am in charge of making the desserts for our Nurses' Day bash. We need to feed about 50 people, plus stragglers from other departments that we all know will show up. Does anyone have any recipes for great sweets? I have a special request for chocolate.

    Thanks
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  3. by   manna
    I don't know what this is called, but it's good - VERY moist and rich.

    1 German Chocolate Cake Mix
    1 can Eagle Brand Condensed milk
    1 bottle squeeze Chocolate Syrup
    1 bottle squeeze Carmel Syrup
    1 8 oz cool whip
    2 regular size snicker bars crushed

    Make the cake as directed and pour in a large 9 X 13 pyrex dish. Bake as
    directed. While the cake is hot, punch holes in the cake and pour Eagle brand
    and both the syrups over the hot cake. Let cool completely in the refrig.
    Spread cool whip over and sprinkle with the crushed candy bars. Keep
    in fridge.
  4. by   ktwlpn
    Quote from canoehead
    I am in charge of making the desserts for our Nurses' Day bash. We need to feed about 50 people, plus stragglers from other departments that we all know will show up. Does anyone have any recipes for great sweets? I have a special request for chocolate.

    Thanks
    How about Chocolate Caramel Graham Crackers? Preheat oven to 375.. Line a 15x10 inch baking pan with foil,leaving a 2 inch overhang at each end.Line the bottom with graham crackers (go ahead and break them along the score lines first) Melt 3/4 cup unsalted butter in saucepan over mod to low heat.Add 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar abd 1/8 tsp salt.Continue to cook while whisking until mixture is smooth and well combined(about 1 min) Pour over crackers,spreading evenly and bake in the middle of the oven until bubbly(about 10 mins) Scatter 1 and 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips on top and bake 1 min until chips are soft.Remove from oven and gently spread chocolate over crackers with an off-set spatula..Sprinkle 1 cup of chopped nuts (walnuts,pecans or almonds) Cool in pan on rack for 30 mins= Freeze for 10 to 15 mins-lift foli from pan peel from crackers and break apart.....These are very very rich...and easy.....
  5. by   nurseygrrl
    Yeah, those stragglers are funny!! Whenever there's food, we get quite a few visitors from the other departments!!

    This isn't chocolate, but it's easy and GOOD!!

    Orange Ambrosia

    1 qt. Cool Whip
    1 qt. cottage cheese
    1 lg. package orange jello
    1 lg. can mandarin oranges, drained.

    Mix together the cottage cheese and jello mix, then fold in the cool whip. Add the oranges and chill in the fridge over night. YUMMMM!! Some people also add pineapple chunks, but I don't like pineapple. This is always a hit whenever I make it.
  6. by   TweetiePieRN
    This is my own personal recipe that I got published online!! I have made it many times with rave reviews!!!!

    Homemade Yummy Fudge

    6 ounces cream cheese, softened
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
    4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
    1 cup chopped walnuts


    Line an 8x8 inch dish with foil. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in salt and vanilla. Beat in confectioners' sugar, a little at a time, until smooth. Stir in melted chocolate. Fold in walnuts. Spread into prepared pan. Chill 1 hour, until firm. Cut into one inch squares.


    Makes 64 servings
  7. by   dianah
    How about chocolate-dipped strawberries??? mmmmmmm . . .
  8. by   gwenith
    Simplest recipe in the world

    1 packet of gingernut biscuits
    1 bottle of thick cream
    1 saucer of rum


    whip the cream and quickly dip the gingernut biscuits in the rum - both sides - do not soak just wet them - cover them in whipped cream. Place gingernut biscuits on thier sides in a log formation so that you have biscuit, cream biscuit. when the log is finsished cover in more whipped cream and add chocolate sprinkles. Cut log on the bias so that you get a striped effect.

    Puts most people under the table.
  9. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
    2 eggs
    2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 1/2 twelve-ounce bags semisweet chocolate chips


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla.
    3. In another bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
    4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
    5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
    6. With your fingers, place golf ball-sized dough portions 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    7. Bake for 9-10 minutes or just until edges are light brown.
    Makes 30 cookies.
  10. by   canoehead
    OK, now, no more recipes with alcohol in them. I know everyone would love htem but they all have to go back to work afterwards.

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