“It always made me happy to make treats for my Daddy. It was a little thing I would do just for him. It works!” -Jodi

Mississippi Mud Cake

Chocolate Velvet Cake Batter4 cups miniature marshmallows2 cups chopped pecans, toasted1/2 cup butter or margarine1/3 cup milk3 tablespoons cocoa1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured aluminum foil-lined 9- x 9- x 2-inch square pans. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; sprinkle each cake evenly with 2 cups miniature marshmallows and 1 cup pecans. Return to oven, and bake 5 more minutes or just until marshmallows begin to melt. Remove from oven, and let cool on a wire rack.

Bring butter, milk, and cocoa to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat; whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla. Drizzle evenly over cakes in pans. Let cool completely. Cut cakes into squares.

Jodi’s Mix with a Twist

1 can of cocktail peanuts1 big bag of plain DARK CHOCOLATE M&M’s1 big bag of peanut M&M’s1 large box of raisins1 bag of semi sweet chocolate morsels

Mix even amounts of all ingredients in large bowl.  Enjoy!

Sam’s Firecrackers

3 box mini-saltine crackers1 pkg. dry ranch dip mix3 tbs. crushed red pepper2/3-1 cup canola oil

Mix oil, ranch mix and pepper in measuring cup or small bowl. Put all crackers in the largest bowl you have. Pour oil mixture over crackers and begin carefully and lightly stirring with hands(being careful not to break crackers) until all crackers are covered. You can serve right away and they’ll be a bit greasy, or put the crackers on paper towels in another bowl for about an hour to dry a bit.

Bold Daddy Snack Mix 

1 (12 ounce) package crispy corn andrice cereal (such as Crispix®)6 tablespoons butter1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon seasoned salt1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder1 teaspoon onion powder1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste1 dash jalapeno pepper sauce

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Pour cereal into a large roasting pan. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and jalapeno pepper sauce. Drizzle sauce over cereal and stir to coat evenly. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until sauce is baked into cereal, about 45 minutes. Cool in pan, about 10 minutes.

Sweet Daddy

9 cups Chocolate Chex™ cereal2 cups pecan halves2 cups miniature marshmallows1 package (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)2 teaspoons vegetable oil

In large bowl, mix cereal, pecans and marshmallows. Spread mixture on 2 large ungreased cookie sheets. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave chocolate chips and oil uncovered on High 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. If necessary, microwave 15 to 30 seconds longer or until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over cereal mixture. Refrigerate until set; about 10 minutes. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container.

Cheesy Daddy

2 cups of White Cheddar Cheez Its2 cups of cheese balls (any kind)2 cups of Cheetos (any flavor)2 cups of goldfish (any flavor you choose)1 cup of pretzel sticks3 tbls of butter1 pkg ranch dressing mix1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Mix together all cheesy cracker type ingredients in a big bowl. Then melt the butter in microwave (30 seconds at a time). Drizzle melted butter on mixture and stir. Then sprinkle ranch packet and Parmesan cheese and stir. Spread it out on wax paper or foil to cool and set. Store in air tight containers :O)

Jodi’s Seven Layer Bars

1/3 cup butter or margarine1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs1 (7-ounce) can flaked coconut1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels1 cup (6 ounces) butterscotch morsels1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk1 cup chopped pecans

Place butter in a 13×9 inch pan; bake at 325 degrees for 3 minutes or until melted. Add graham cracker crumbs and remaining ingredients, layering in the order listed. (Do not stir.)  Bake at 325 for 30 minutes.  Cool completely in pan; Cut into bars.

Puppy Chow

6 ozs. milk chocolate chips6 ozs. semi-sweet chocolate chips1 cup peanut butter1/2 cup butter or margarine3 cups confectioner’s sugar1 box Crispex cereal

Melt the first four ingredients together in a microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes..  Add cereal to mix until coated.  Put confectioner’s sugar in a large paper bag. Add chocolate/peanut butter coated cereal and shake well.  Store in a cool, dry place up to one week.

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