Gourmet Pretzel Rods
They're CRUNCHY and CHEWY and SWEET and SALTY and have a touch of CHOCOLATE... the ultimate snack! I get the peanuts and caramels in the bulk food section of the grocery store. It took me a couple of tries to get the caramel right (if you use 2 tablespoons water like some recipes for caramel apples call for, it stays too gooey; if you don't use any water, the caramel gets hard as a rock!)
What's called "jelly" in America is called "jam" in England, and the English call the American's "gelatin", "jelly"! But, any way you slice it -- spread some fruit preserves over cake, top with a gelled fruity confection, sweetened, stovetop-thickened milk, and whipped cream -- and you've got trifle!
Homemade Energy Bars
Do you want more fiber in your diet? Are you sick of feeding the kids those boxed, dry, bland granola bars? These energy bars are the ultimate and absolutely delicious.
Brown Sugar Chews
A chewy bar cookie with coconut and raisins. These stay soft in the center after baking. I usually double the recipe and bake it in a nine by thirteen inch pan.
Banana Bread-Nutella Brownies
This mixture of banana bread and Nutella is a sure hit in our house and the parties I take it to.