Recipes are from Stephens County 4-H youth’s annual food cookoff held in October. The Banner published several of the first place recipes in the Nov. 6 Lifestyles section and here are more for you to finish out this holiday season. The first two below were published in the Sunday, Dec. 11, Lifestyles section. Others have been added here for your enjoyment.
Recipes were created using “Made in Oklahoma” products.
There's even one for using black eyed peas this New Year's weekend.
(Victoria Gibbs, Central High, 1st place, other desserts)
Dark semi-sweet dipping chocolate
Jet puffed marshmallows
Microwave tub of dipping chocolate as directed on package. Dip marshmallows, one at a time, in chocolate, turning evenly to coat marshmallow. Gently shake off excess chocolate. Place on single layer of waxed paper and top with sprinkles. Refrigerate 2 – minutes or until chocolate is firm.
(Will Derryberry, Central High, 2nd place, all other desserts)
1 Chocolate cake mix
1 package peanut butter chips
4 1/4 cups cold milk, divided
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 packages (5.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
1 carton frozen whipped topping
4 Nestle Crunch Bars, crumbled
Prepare and bake cake according to directions. Cool on rack. In a saucepan, combine chips, 1/4 cup milk and cream.
Cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft set.
To assemble, crumble 1/2 of the cake in the bottom of trifle bowl. Layer 1/2 of the peanut butter sauce, pudding, whipped topping and candy bars. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours. Yield 12-15 servings.
(3rd place All other desserts, Joseph Siffles, Homeschool)
36 oz. pretzels
12 oz. powdered ranch dressing
12 oz. popcorn
1 tsp. lemon pepper
Mix ranch powdered ranch dressing and lemon pepper. Put pretzels and popcorn in big bowl. Pour mixture over pretzels and toss very well. Let sit and toss again every half hour or so for two hours.