Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Five Fall Treats You’ll Love

With the arrival of fall comes a wave of new flavors that will leave you tempted to clean out the pantry and make room for all of the delicious goodness that the season has to offer. However, with so many holidays to celebrate and football games to watch, there is hardly an extra minute of time to put toward concocting all of the sweet treats on your fall wish list! That’s why we’ve put together a list of five must-try simple dessert recipes for fall that you’ll absolutely love:

It’s impossible to talk about fall without mentioning the spookiest, most sugary holiday of the year: Halloween. As a tribute to this fun holiday (and your secret candy corn addiction), spoil yourself with these decadent candy corn and white chocolate chip cookies. You haven’t experienced candy corn until you’ve had them like this: warm, gooey and surrounded by white chocolate chips and cookie. Is your mouth watering yet? Try this simple cookie recipe and your friends and family (and your taste buds) will thank you!

These delicious caramel creations are the non-baker’s solution to a fantastic autumn-themed dessert. A twist on the standard-sized caramel apple, these minis are as easy to make but without the messy eating! These fruity sweets are the perfect treat for your Halloween happy hour or for the next big fall bake sale. Make your mini apples even more festive by rolling them in autumn-colored edible glitter!

One of the telltale signs of fall is seeing fallen pecans on the sidewalk and hearing the crunch of their shells as you pull up your driveway. If you don’t have time to prepare a full-fledged pecan pie for your in-laws visit this Thanksgiving, candied pecans are SO easy to whip up. Plus, they go with just about everything. Eat them by themselves, use them in your fall cookie recipes or even add them to a tossed salad! You can also spruce up any store-bought dessert with these tasty treats.

This twist on a classic autumn apple pie recipe is so simple, you’ll feel bad taking too much credit for your sweet creation at the next holiday party. All you need is a pre-made pie crust and some chopped apples and snickers, and you’re practically ready to put it in the oven. Never underestimate simplicity when it comes to baking!

These Ooey-Gooey Turtle Bars are a special treat that will have you feeling like a kid again waiting for them to come out of the oven. The combination of caramel, pecans, chocolate and heaven make these the pinnacle of all the great fall dessert recipes. The great thing about this recipe is that you can throw in just about any combination of extras you want. Butterscotch chips instead of chocolate? Easy. Heath bar crumbs for pecans? Done. These may take a little more time and effort to make than some of our other fall dessert recipes, but it will definitely be worth it!

We want to know how your recipes turn out! Which other delicious fall desserts do you love? Let us know, and visit the Sweet Treat Supply store for all of your baking and decorating needs!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Dessert Recipe Roundup

Fall is finally here, and that means one thing: It’s time for some delicious pumpkin desserts! Whether you’ve been craving pumpkin all year long or the fall weather is making you crave some comforting pumpkin flavor, a sweet pumpkin treat is a great way to celebrate this season. We’ve scoured Pinterest and a few of our favorite cooking blogs to find some of the most delicious pumpkin desserts so you can ring in this new season with great taste.

Check out our list of favorite recipes:

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies — With pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree and oatmeal, what’s not to love about these cookies? They’re the perfect amount of sweet, not too difficult to make, and you can convince yourself that they’re almost healthy with the pumpkin and oats.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls — Could anything scream “Fall!” more than pumpkin cinnamon rolls? Didn’t think so. These cinnamon rolls come with a buttermilk and pumpkin dough, fabulously buttery cinnamon sugar filling and a cream cheese glaze to die for. While they’re probably not the easiest pumpkin treat you’ll make this fall, they’re sure to be one of the tastiest.

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting — Take a moment to take in that entire name for this dessert. Brown butter? Delicious. Pumpkin? Love it, obviously. Cupcakes? Of course. Cinnamon? Yes. Cream cheese frosting? Please. We’re not sure if there’s any way to make these cupcakes tastier. They have fall written all over them, so they’re a perfect indulgence for this time of year.

Pumpkin Mug Cake — Pressed for time, but still want a delicious pumpkin dessert? This mug cake has your back. It only needs four ingredients and 60 seconds in the microwave before you’re rewarded with something warm and sweet. You won’t find any hard-to-find ingredients in this recipe, either: cake mix (might we recommend one of these CK cake mixes?), pumpkin puree, water and pumpkin pie spice.

Fudgy Pumpkin Bars with Vanilla Bean Brown Butter Glaze — If you follow us on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed how much we like the Averie Cooks blog. Well, no pumpkin recipe roundup is complete without a recipe from her. In fact, Averie Sunshine just recently released a book called “Cooking with Pumpkin: Recipes That Go Beyond the Pie.” One of our favorite recent pumpkin recipes from her are these fudgy pumpkin bars. There is absolutely nothing that we don’t love about this recipe.

If you’re looking to make a favorite pumpkin recipe at home, one of our favorite products is the pumpkin spice bakery emulsion. It’s gluten-free and water-based so the flavor won’t bake out.

What are your favorite pumpkin recipes? Let us know in the comments below! If you’re looking for more pumpkin inspiration, check out our Halloween board on Pinterest with plenty of pumpkin deliciousness!