S’mores Nachos

3 graham crackers, broken into chunks
10 large marshmellows
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 chocolate fudge ice cream syrup

1. Preheat oven to 350*F. 2. Using a small baking pan, layer first the graham crackers, then the marshmellows, then the chocolate chips. 3. Bake for 10 minutes then turn oven to broil. 4. Broil 2-3 minutes, to brown marshmellows. 5. Heat chocolate fudge syrup in microwave 30 seconds. 6. Drizzle on top of the s’mores nachos and enjoy!


Butterfinger Apple Nachos

36 caramels, unwrapped
1 Tbsp. water
35 large marshmellows
1/3 cup unsalted butter, cubed
4 granny smith apples
4 fun-size butterfinger bars, chopped
white chocolate chips

1. Melt caramels and water over low heat, stirring often. 2. Melt marshmellows and butter in large saucepan. 3. Slice 4 granny smith apples; arrange them on a platter.
4. Pour melted caramels and marshmellows over apples. 5. Top with chopped butterfinger bars and white chocolate chips.


Deep-Fried Sugar Pasta & Strawberry Crunch

1 box Lasagna noodles, boiled until done
Powdered sugar as needed
4 cups Fresh Strawberries ( or frozen)
1 cup Dixie Crystals sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
whipped cream, if desired

1. While the Lasagna noodles boil, combine strawberries and granulated sugar together over medium-low heat. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add vanilla and allow to simmer over low heat until needed. 2. When pasta is cooked, remove from heat and drain. Allow pasta to air dry for a moment, or blot with paper towels. Cut noodles into triangle wedges, and add to 350*F oil to fry. Remove when golden brown and sprinkle with powdered sugar. 3. Place fried noodles on serving dish and top with strawberry sauce, more fresh berries and whipped cream. Serve and enjoy!

Appetizers, Desserts

Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter and Chocolate

1 Fuji Apple, cut into 32 thin slices
1/4 cup smooth Peanut Butter, melted
1/4 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
Handful of chocolate chips, for garnish
Whipped Cream (optional)

1. Arrange apple slices on a plate. 2. Drizzle melted peanut butter over apple slices with a spoon, and do the same with the melted chocolate. 3. Sprinkle handful of chocolate chips over the top of apples for garnish. Add small dabs of whipped cream if desired.4. Serve immediately.


Dessert Nachos

Fresh Whipped Cream:
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Homemade Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chip:
8 small Flour Tortillas (6″)
3 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, melted
1 cup Granulated Sugar
2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
Homemade Chocolate Sauce:
1/2 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate chips
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
2 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar
2 Tbsp. Light Corn Syrup
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Additional Ingredients:
1/2 cup Strawberries, diced
1/2 cup Blueberries

1. For the fresh whipped cream: Place cream and sugar in a small mixing bowl and beat on high speed 1-2 minutes using a hand mixer. Add the vanilla and beat for another 1-2 minutes, or until soft peaks form. Don’t whip to much or it will become clumpy. Chill until ready to use.
2.For the homemade tortilla chips: Preheat oven to 400*F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside. Cut the tortillas into 8 even triangles.Place in a large mixing bowl. Pour melted butter over top and toss with a large wooden spoon until each triangle is fairly coated. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add 3/4 of the mixture to the bowl and toss the triangles to coat. Line the triangles onto baking sheets in an even layer. Bake in batches for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through. Feel free to sprinkle a little more cinnamon-sugar mixture on top of the finished chips. Reserve the rest to garnish.
3. For the chocolate sauce: Pour the chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Set aside. Combine the cream, sugar and corn syrup in a small saucepan over low heat. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Remove from the heat and pour immediately over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is smooth, then stir in the vanilla.
4. For the nachos: Pile the tortilla chips onto 2 separate plates. Top with the fruit, then drizzle with chocolate sauce. If the chocolate sauce won’t pour easily, try warming it in the microwave for 15 seconds, then stir and pour. Top the nachos with whipped cream and a sprinkle of the leftover cinnamon-sugar mixture. Enjoy!


Nutella Wontons

24 Wonton Wrappers
1 Egg
1 Tbsp. Water
Cinnamon Sugar or Powdered Sugar for garnish
4 cups Vegetable oil

Heat 4 cups of vegetable oil. Make an egg wash using the water and 1 egg, mix well.
Brush egg was along 2 sides of the wonton and place about 2 tsp. of Nutella into the center of the wonton wrappers. Seal wontons by folding the sides together. Place a few into the prepared oil, and allow to brown on one side, then gently turn over. When they are done, remove from oil and dust with either cinnamon-sugar or powdered sugar. Enjoy!