New Years Recipes

Coco Dietz

Chocolate Pizza:

8 oz White Chocolate, divided

8 oz Semisweet Chocolate chips 

½ Cup each: 

Salted Peanuts 

Mini Marshmallows

Crispy Rice Cereal 


Red Candied Cherries 

Green Candied Cherries 

In a heavy saucepan or in the top of a double boiler, melt 6 oz white chocolate and all the chocolate chips. Stir in peanuts, marshmallows, and cereal. Pour onto a greased 10” pizza pan. Spread to even out top.Sprinkle with coconut. Top with cherries. Melt remaining white chocolate; drizzle over pizza. Chill.

Apple Pie Bars:


2 Cups Flour 

½ Cup Sugar 

½ Teaspoon Baking Powder 

½ Teaspoon Salt 

1 Cup Butter 

2 Egg Yolks, beaten



4 Cups Sliced Apples

½ Cup Sugar 

¼ Cup Flour 

¼ Nutmeg

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

2 Egg Whites, beaten

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; cut in butter as for pie crusts. Mix in egg yolks. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a 13x9x2” pan. Set the remaining mixture aside. Combine all of the filling ingredients, except egg whites; arrange over bottom crust. Crumble remaining crust mixture over filling. Brush egg whites over all. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool.

Carmel Corn:

6 Quarts Popped Popcorn 

2 Cups Brown Sugar 

½ Cup Corn Syrup 

2 Sticks Butter 

½ Teaspoon Baking Soda 

¼ Teaspoon Salt 

Boil sugar, syrup, and butter for about 5 minutes to make syrup.Stir in baking soda. Pour over popcorn and mix well. Place on a well greased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes at 300 degrees. 

Party Bar Cookies:

1 Stick of Butter, melted

1 ¼ Cups Graham Crackers, crushed

1 ½ Cups Marshmallows 

1 Cup Coconut 

6 oz Butterscotch Chips 

6 oz Chocolate Chips 

1 ½ Cups Chopped Nuts 

1 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk

Layer in order in a greased 13x9x2” pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake:

1 Cup Butter, softened

2 ¾ Cups sugar, divided 

2 Teaspoons Vanilla 

4 Eggs 

3 Cups Flour 

2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Salt 

2 Cups Sour Cream

2 Tablespoons Cinnamon 

½ Cup Chopped Walnuts 

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, and 2 cups sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add alternatively with sour cream, beating just enough after each addition to keep batter smooth. Spoon ⅓ of batter into a greased 10” pan. Combine cinnamon, nuts, and remaining sugar; sprinkle ⅓ over batter in pan. Repeat layers two more times. Bake at 350 degrees for 70 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Apple Raisin Bread:

2 Packages Yeast 

1 ½ Cups Warm Water, divided 

1 Teaspoon Sugar 

3 Eggs, beaten

1 Cup Applesauce 

½ Cup Honey 

½ Cup Vegetable Oil 

2 Teaspoon Salt 

8-9 Cups Flour 

1 ½ Cups Diced Apples 

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice 

1 ½ Cups Raisins 

In a small bowl, combine yeast, ½ cup water, and sugar; set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, honey, oil, and remaining water, mix well. Stir in yeast mixture. Gradually add enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down and turn over in the bowl. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. In a small bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, and raisins. Divide dough into three parts; knead ⅓ of the apple mixture into each part. Shape each into round flat balls. Place each in a greased 8” round baking pan that has been sprinkled with cornmeal (can omit and bake on cookie sheet). Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. For glaze, brush each loaf with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. (Can add 3 Teaspoons cinnamon with the flour if desired).