Creamy Fruit Dip


8 oz. pkg. cream cheese (or 1/3 less fat cream cheese)
7 oz. marshmallow creme/fluff

Combine both ingredients in a bowl and mix together until smooth and creamy. Serve with fruit of your choice; bananas are the best in my opinion, but strawberries, cherries, apples, pears, and grapes are tasty as well!


Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies


3 1/2 C Flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 C unsalted butter, melted
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C sugar
1 six serving package dry vanilla pudding mix
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 package chocolate chips

Mix flour and baking soda together in a bowl. Combine butter, sugars, pudding and vanilla in bowl of your stand mixer. Beat until smooth. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour mixture until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake at 375 degrees on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes.

Flavor Variation:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies
1 six serving package dry chocolate pudding mix for the vanilla pudding mix
1 package peanut butter chips or 1 package of mixed chocolate and peanut butter chips for the plain chocolate chips.

Prepare as shown above.

Puppy Chow


2 C chocolate chips
1 15oz. box Crispix or Rice Chex
1 C peanut butter
½ C butter
3 C powdered sugar

Heat chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a sauce pan until melted – mix well. Combine cereal and chocolate mix. Stir until completely coated. Place powdered sugar in a bag, add cereal mix, and shake to coat.