One pack of candy melts for coating (in pastel colours or anything that takes your fancy)
Decorations such as sprinkles, finely chopped nuts and melted chocolate for drizzling
Lollipop sticks or wooden sticks
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Firstly, line a baking tray with parchment paper and in a large bowl, remove all the Gookie Dough out of the tub and mix it with the vanilla extract with an electric whisk until it is thoroughly combined. Cover the bowl and put in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes.
Scoop a bit of the chilled dough up with an ice cream scoop and use your hands to shape it into a smooth ball. Pop it onto the lined baking tray and repeat with the remaining cookie dough. This should make quite a few cake pops (unless you can't resist eating it all from the bowl).
Melt the candy melts in a small, deep bowl in the microwave and follow the directions on the pack to ensure it is completed correctly.
Dip the end of one of the lollipop sticks into the candy melt and then insert that end about 1/2 inch into a Gookie Dough ball. Repeat this with the remaining sticks and dough balls. Now place the tray of cookie dough balls in the freezer until completely solid.
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Re-melt the candy melts and place a block of styrofoam on the countertop. Dip each ball into the melted candy and turn, letting all the excess drip back into the bowl. Now decorate. Sprinkle with finely chopped nuts, sprinkles or sugar strands. Make it rainbow and magical!
Carefully insert the end of the lollipop stick into the styrofoam block to allow the cake pops to set correctly. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough pops. Place the cookie dough pops back on the tray or wrap in lollipop wrappers and store in the fridge.
Simple, delicious, spring-like and adorable. Dress them up and give them as a gift. Perfect for picnics and the odd occasion, they're bound to go down an absolute treat. And because they're made with Gookie Dough, even better!
When it comes to pizza, everyone is down. It seems to be the meal that holds everyone together, mends a broken heart and allows you to get social! If I could marry a pizza, I would. The pizza delivery guy may as well live with us, let's be real. He's delivered more boxes of heaven than the postman. So, how does cookie dough dessert pizza sound? Absolutely divine.
For the pizza base
2 cups warm water One tablespoon yeast 1/2 tablespoon salt One tablespoon sugar 5 cups flour, divided Two tablespoon olive oil
Firstly, mix the warm water and yeast and let it sit for 5 minutes, so it begins its magic! Add 2.5 cups of flour and mix thoroughly. Next, add the rest of the flour and salt and knead it together. Let the dough rest in a ball for 10 to 20 minutes, and it shall begin to rise.
Next, pour the two tablespoons of olive oil into a pan and roll the dough thinly and place within the pan. Preheat the oven to 400 Farenheight. Divide your dough in half as this can make two pizzas. If you'd like to do this then double the ingredients for the toppings which will be listed below.
Caramel sauce, sprinkles and anything else you'd like to decorate with. Get fancy!
Leave your gookie dough out at room temperature for a few hours to ensure it's easier to work with. Once more gooey, spread the cookie dough over the pizza base and spread evenly. Add any extras and then go onto the next part.
For the cream cheese glaze
1/2 cup butter, softened 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 2-1/2 to 3 cups icing sugar One teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup heavy cream
Cream the butter and cream cheese together and then beat in the icing sugar. Add the vanilla and salt, mix some more. Next, add in the heavy cream and beat until the mixture is well combined. Play with the measurements of the heavy cream and icing sugar until you get the glaze consistency that you'd like (runnier or thicker).
Alternatively, you can use 40 Oreos which are broken up and softened butter. Get experimenting! Don't the pictures just make you want to make them instantly! Quick, easy and fun. Perfect for the kids or just to relive your childhood.
We love fudge. Whether it's lathered within a chocolate cake or the sickly-sweet stuff you get at the seaside, we want it. All of it. Fudge has always been one of those recipes that not many people attempt, it doesn't exactly sound easy, but I've just transformed your views, as this is microwave fudge that you can make in no time at all. Perfect for you lazy bakers! Who doesn't love a kitchen hack?
Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut butter is the cheese to our pizza, the drizzle to our pancakes and most definitely, the key to our hearts. The food trend was fire this year and why wouldn't you want to combine the two?
Sweet condensed milk and chocolate chips are the perfect partners in crime. Get creative by adding drizzled chocolate, nuts or candy and own it! Probably the only recipe you can't fudge up (see what I did there?)!
Get the sugar rush flowing and make everything majestically unicorn magical. Add as many sprinkles as you want and make a rainbow explosion. No one can be sad if there are sugar-coated delights around.
Red Velvet Fudge
Is it just me or are we just discussing all of our famous Gookie Dough flavours? Get fancy with red velvet fudge and marshmallow fluff (oof, heaven!); you shall be on cloud nine!
Pretzel Nutella Fudge
Possible one to confuse the taste buds as the salty pretzel flavour intertwined with Nutella hits both sweet and savoury senses! Mix some pretzels and Nutella together, spread out on a pan and freeze them for a few hours, super easy.
Candy Cane Fudge
Perfect for the festive holidays, this candy cane fudge provides a refreshing peppermint taste. Using red food colouring, you can get creative (pro tip: instead of mixing in the food colouring, do a swirl effect before popping in the fridge, so it looks super fancy).
Cookie Crumb Caramel Fudge
Buttery, the right amount of sweetness and amazingly creamy. Using condensed milk, brown sugar, butter, golden syrup, white chocolate, cream and cookies of your choice (Oreo, of course), you can make this in 15 minutes max!
Making fudge for adults only? Add a splash of your favourite liqueur and get all fancy.
As much as we love chocolate, it is nice to have a change. We don't always want to dive straight into the bar; we want to make a combination of goodness and treat ourselves. The more calorific, the better, yeah? Maybe you're not a pro baker and have guests coming over, or you're just a workaholic-chocoholic. Here are a few delicious desserts that take no time at all!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
It's as simple as it sounds. Cookie dough pressed down into a cake tin and baked to golden perfection, then topped with a dash of buttercream and sprinkles. Better yet, take some Gookie Dough, push it down into a tin and refrigerate until it is set, decorate with whatever takes your fancy and viola, a Gookie Dough pie!
Chocolate M&M Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate and peanut butter will always be those best friends that should never be separated. Time to be daring and get out of that classic cookie recipe. 10 minutes prep and ten minutes to bake? YES! All you need to do is combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a more substantial dish until creamy and then add the egg and beat. Then add some peanut butter and honey. Add your flour, a generous dash of chocolate chunks and of course, REESES PIECES.
Roll the dough, pop them on the baking sheet and away they go. Perfect when they're warm, rich and gooey.
Salted Chocolate Fudge
Nothing tastes better than homemade so stop buying fudge from your local sweet shop and get to that kitchen. All you need is evaporated milk, sugar, kosher salt, vanilla extract, marshmallows (mini), chocolate chips and flaky sea salt.
Firstly, bring the evaporated milk, sugar and salt to a simmer and stir occasionally. Reduce the heat gradually and add the vanilla extract, marshmallows and chocolate. Let this sit for 30 seconds so the chocolate can melt, then fold in the marshmallows. Pour your fudge mixture into a square pan and spread out evenly. Sprinkle sea salt, cool at room temperature and then put in the fridge to set. No baking, no fuss and hardly any washing up. Perfect.
Not the most appealing name for a dessert as it kinda reminds you of a bit of scrunched up paper but don't knock it until you try it. Fudgy and scattered with snowy icing sugar, these cookies are a perfect festive treat.
Bring out your inner child with this treat. All you need is store-bought pizza dough, Nutella, Amaretti cookies and icing or squirty cream of some kind! Make your base however thick you'd like and pop it into the oven until it turns golden brown, lather on your Nutella, sprinkle with cookies and top with your cream. Makes a change to the savoury treat, right?
The most effortless of the lot. Take your favourite chocolate, for example, mix melted white and milk chocolate and make a marble effect with a cocktail stick once poured onto your baking paper. Add any topping you'd please, sea salt, dark chocolate, chilli, anything! Nuts add a great crunch and fruit adds that colourful kick. Once your creative side has satisfied you, pop in the fridge to set and then smash it up. Great if you need to let off some steam! And guess what, you don't even have to measure ingredients. The world is your oyster.
Chocolate Pudding Cookies
Best till last?! Add a twist to your regular cookie and pop instant vanilla pudding mix into the bowl. Your result will be super soft cookies that have that kick of sweetness and almost remind you of cake. The joys of baking are always down to the combinations!