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 Peanut Butter Pizza

   1/2  cup butter
   1/2  cup peanut butter
   1/2  cup packed brown sugar
   1/3  cup granulated sugar
   1   egg
   1  teaspoon vanilla
   1  cup all-purpose flour
   1/2  cup semisweet chocolate pieces
   1/2  cup peanut butter pieces
   3/4  cup tiny marshmallows
   2/3  cup peanuts
   1/2  cup miniature candy-coated semisweet chocolate pieces
1. In a bowl beat butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium
to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg,
and vanilla. Beat in the flour on low speed. Spread dough evenly in an
ungreased 12- or 13-inch pizza pan.
2. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden. Remove
from oven and sprinkle with chocolate and peanut butter pieces. Let stand
for 1 to 2 minutes or until softened. With spatula, spread melted pieces
over crust. Top with marshmallows, peanuts, and miniature candy pieces. Bake
about 5 minutes more or until marshmallows are golden. Cool pan on wire
rack. Makes 12 servings.
Make-Ahead Tip: Store cookie pizza in airtight container at room temperature
up to 2 days.

Microwave Caramel Corn
5 qts popped salt or butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup Light Karo syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
Put brown sugar, margarine, salt, and karo syrup in microwavable bowl.  Microwave on hi for 4 minutes or until it boils. 
Add the baking soda.  Stir until foamy
Place popcorn in grocery bag.  Pour syrup over top.  Microwave on hi for 3 minutes.  Shake bag every minute.  Cool before serving

Monster Oreo Cookies
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup crisco shortening
1 cup sour milk
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
Preheat oven to 350*
Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs.  Add milk, vanilla, and water.  Mix well.  Stir in dry ingredients.  Drop by Tablespoon on lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake 350* for 5-6 minutes.  Sprinkle with Powdered sugar. 
1 cup milk
4 T. flour
Cook over med heat stirring constantly until thick.  Cool well
You might want to make this your first step in this recipe so its cooled by the time you're ready to make the filling.
1/2 cup crisco
1/2 cup oleo
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla.
Beat above ingredients, until creamy.  Then add the milk flour mixture and beat until smooth and creamy. 
Spread filling between 2 cookies to make sandwiches!
Play Dough
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 cup flour
1 T vegetable oil
2 tsp cream of tartar
food coloring
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan.  Cook over low heat until thick and ball forms.  Let cool.  Seperate into 4 balls.  Add different color to each ball and mix with hands.  You can mold stuff and let dry overnight.  HAVE FUN!!!!
No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
combine in saucepan. boil 1 minute. remove from heat. add:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups oats
Mix well. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper
Rice Krispie Balls
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter
Bag of caramels
Rice Krispies
Bag of Large Marshmallows
Melt milk, butter and caramels. Stir often.  Can  be done in micro. Toothpick into marshmallow and dip into caramel mixture then into rice krispies. Set on wax paper.
1 lb. ground chuck
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chili sauce
pinch of oregan
4 English muffins
1 medium onion, sliced very thin
8 slices sharp processed
American cheese

Mix the ground chuck, salt, chili sauce and oregano together lightly. Split the English muffins in half. On each half, spread the meat mixture about 1/2-inch thick. Place several slices of onion on top of meat. Cut the pieces of cheese in half and crisscross them on the meat and onion mixture. 
Place in a 400 F. oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling. 
Serve immediately.


Popcorn Cake

4 quarts popped popcorn    1 large bag marshmallows

1/2 cup margarine       1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup spanish peanuts     1 package M & M's

Melt margarine and marshmallows with oil.  Add nuts and candy.  Add popcorn.  Press into buttered 9 x 13 cake pan.

People Puppy Chow

1 stick margarine  1 cup margarine

1 cup creamy peanut butter    1 12 oz choc chips 

1 12 oz box corn chex     2 cups powdered sugar

Place cereal in large bowl.  Set aside.  Melt butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips until creamy.  Pour mixture over cereal in bowl and mix gently to coat.  Put half the powdered sugar in a grocery bag; add half the cereal.  Repeat and then fold over top of bag and shake to coat all cereal with powdered sugar.  Spread cereal on cookie sheets to cool.  This snack keeps well at room temp or in the refrigerator and also can be frozen.

Monkey Bread

4 tube buttermilk biscuits  1 3/4 c. sugar

3 1/2 tsp cinnamon   3/4 c. margarine

Preheat oven to 350*  Cut biscuits into quarters.  Mix 3/4 c. sugar with 2 tsp cinnamon.  Toss biscuits with sugar mixture.  Place in 9 x 13 cake pan.  Mix together and boil 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 3/4 c margarine.  Pour boiled mixture over biscuits.  Bake 30-35 minutes

Holiday Bark
16 oz. vanilla candy coating
2 cups small pretzel twists
1/2 cup holiday m&m's
Line cookie sheet with wax paper. Melt candy. Add pretzels and M&M's. Toss to coat. Spread on sheet. Cool 30 minutes. Break into pieces