Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


January 25, 2007

Chefs create desserts inspired by Girl Scout cookies



Makes: 6 to 8 servings

— Recipe from ABC Bakers

Fudgy Peanut Butter Balls


11/2 boxes Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

2/3 cup salted peanuts, finely chopped


Place cookies in food processor or blender; process until fine crumbs. Combine crumbs and butter; mix until well blended. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Place peanuts in small narrow bowl. Roll each ball in peanuts, gently pressing peanuts into balls. Store in covered container in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Makes: 28

— Recipe from ABC Bakers

Chocolate Coconut Caramel Dessert


1 box Girl Scout Caramel DeLites

3 tablespoons margarine, melted

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons milk

11/2 cups nondairy whipped topping, thawed

11/4 cups cold milk

1 package instant coconut cream pudding and pie filling

1/4 cup toasted coconut

3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate mini-morsels

Non-stick cooking spray


Place cookies in a food processor or blender; process until fine crumbs.

Spray bottom of a 9-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. Combine cookie crumbs and margarine; press evenly in bottom of prepared pan.

Using an electric mixer beat cream cheese with sugar and two tablespoons of milk until smooth. Blend in 3/4 cup whipped topping. Spread evenly over cookie layer.

Pour 11/4 cups milk into a bowl. Add pudding mix and beat one to two minutes or until smooth. Pour over cream cheese layer. Chill several hours or overnight. Spread a thin layer of coconut on a baking sheet and bake in 325-degree oven for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool.

Just before serving, spread remaining 3/4 cup whipped topping evenly over top of dessert. Sprinkle toasted coconut and mini-morsels on top of dessert.

To serve, cut into 12 portions.

Makes: 12 servings

— Recipe from ABC Bakers

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