No bake bars

No Bake Bars
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 (10 1/2 ounce) package miniature white marshmallows
1/2 cup nuts
3/4 cup coconut
Melt chocolate, peanut butter and butter in saucepan. Watch closely so mixture does not burn. Cool; add marshmallows and nuts. Press into greased pan. Sprinkle coconut over top. Put in refrigerator. Cut into squares when ready to serve.

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Chocolate chip surprise muffins

Chocolate Chip Surprise Muffins
1 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup apricot or peach preserves or apple jelly
Grease 12 muffin cups (2 3/4 inches in diameter). Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add egg, milk and oil; stir just until blended. Fill muffin cups one-fourth full. Add 1 teaspoon chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon preserves or jelly. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.

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Banana doughnuts

Banana Doughnuts
3 cups solid shortening or peanut oil
4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup butter
1 cup ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs, well beaten
Topping:
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
In deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg. Cut in butter. Make a well in the center and add the bananas and eggs; mix well. Mix by hand because the dough is heavy. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2 inch doughnut cutter. Deep-fry until golden brown. Drain on absorbant paper. Combine Topping ingredients and dip warm doughnuts into mixture.
Makes 22 doughnuts.

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Chicken rice casserole

Chicken Rice Casserole
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
1 1/3 cups nonfat dry milk, prepared
1/2 package dry onion soup mix (stir contents well before dividing)
1 cup white or brown rice
2 pounds chicken breasts, skinned and de-fatted
Combine all ingredients, except chicken. Place in a 9 by 13 inch pan greased with butter substitute. Lay chicken pieces on top. Pepper chicken as desired and bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours.

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Pumkin doughnut drops

Pumpkin Doughnut Drops
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In large saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Stir in milk, pumpkin, oil, vanilla and egg with a fork just until dry ingredients are moistened. Drop by teaspoonfuls into hot oil 5 to 6 at a time. Fry doughnut drops for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side until deep golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; roll warm doughnut balls in sugar-cinnamon mixture.
Makes 30 to 36 doughnut balls.

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Tamale pie

Tamale Pie
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups boiling water
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound ground beef
2 cups tomatoes
Dash of cayenne pepper or 1 green pepper, well chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Grease baking pan; set aside. Make a mush by stirring cornmeal and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt into boiling water. Cook in double boiler for 45 minutes. Brown onion in oil; add chopped meat and stir until no longer pink. Add tomatoes, pepper and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Put a layer of mush into prepared baking pan, add seasoned meat and cover with mush. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

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