Have you noticed that cool weather and sweet treats go hand in hand? Maybe it’s because of the holidays, or it could be because the chill in the air creates a craving for comfort food. Either way, you are sure to love these delicious recipes courtesy of Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman.
1. Apple Fritters
Apple fritters are the ideal fall treat. The apple, cinnamon, and sugary flavors blend together to create bite-size chunks of deliciousness. While it’s hard to go wrong when making this treat, this recipe for apple fritters is in a league of its own. Once they’re done, you can serve the fritters as-is or add a scoop of ice cream.
2. Apple Cake in an Iron Skillet
Sticking with the theme of apples, you’re sure to love this apple cake in an iron skillet recipe. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when putting it all together, though. First, the recipe calls for Granny Smith apples, although you can use another type if you wish. Just remember that apples vary in size, so you might need to adjust the number of apples you use. Second, you can increase the cinnamon if you want a little extra flavor. The recipe only calls for a half teaspoon, but many people prefer twice that amount or even more.
3. Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Pumpkin season has arrived, and you might have already had some of the season’s treats, including pie and spiced lattes. However, the season won’t be complete until you’ve tried this pumpkin pie milkshake recipe. You have two options for creating this recipe: with or without pumpkin pie. If possible, use a slice of pumpkin pie, so you can enjoy all the rich, spicy flavors.
4. Candy-Covered Caramel Bars
If you think that store-bought candy bars are delicious, wait until you try these candy-covered caramel bars. With chunks of chocolate and sticky caramel, it’s sure to satisfy your sugar craving. And leave it to the Pioneer Woman to find an easier way to make a sweet treat. She recommends using canned dulce de leche to speed up the process. You can whip the bars up in an hour and then just need to chill them for a couple of hours before serving.
5. Pecan Pie Bars
Are you craving pecan pie but don’t feel like putting in lots of hard work to make one? Fortunately, you can enjoy the flavors without as much work by making pecan pie bars. They are just as flavorful and gooey, but you don’t have to spend time making a crust from scratch.
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6. Candy Corn Popcorn Balls
Candy corn has a reputation for being the worst candy around. However, this recipe for candy corn popcorn balls is proof that it can be tasty when paired with the right ingredients. Both salty and sweet, these popcorn balls are sure to be a hit with your entire family.
If you have a sweet tooth, these recipes will deliver. Whether you want to add a bit of sweetness to the holiday meal or bake for your family, these treats will be a hit.