Sausage Balls Recipe from Scratch

Sausage Balls Recipe

I noticed recently that my super quick, easy-peasy original sausage ball recipe is receiving quite a bit of traffic so I thought I would share another sausage ball recipe from scratch.  I no longer buy baking mixes or Bisquick so this recipe is now my go-to and it’s as easy and delicious as the original recipe, just with a few more ingredients and some spice.  These sausage balls are perfect for an easy snack or party appetizer.  Kids and adults love them and they disappear quickly!

Sausage Balls Recipe from Scratch

 

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Sausage Balls from Scratch
 
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Makes 24 sausage balls.
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Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne or red pepper
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups grated cheddar (1/2 pound)
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, pepper, red pepper, and baking powder. Add in cheese and toss to coat. Add in sausage, melted butter, and milk, mix well with hands. Shape mixture into balls and place on a greased/ sprayed baking sheet. Bake about 25 minutes, until balls are golden brown and cooked through.

I love the added kick from the red pepper.  It’s just enough to give them sausage balls a little spice, but not too much.  Both Bryson and Bella love this sausage ball recipe.  I like to make a batch on the weekend and then we snack on them until they’re gone which is usually by Tuesday.  They don’t last long!

Sausage Balls from Scratch

Sausage Balls Recipe

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

CANDY CORN RICE KRISPIE TREATS RECIPE ITSGRAVYBABY.COM

This cooler fall weather combined with nesting has put me in the mood to cook more, bake, and make fun treats.  Everyone in our family loves the original Rice Krispie Treats so I had to try out these Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats.  While these Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats are delicious as is, I’m going to try them dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles next time.

CANDY CORN RICE KRISPIE TREATS RECIPE ITSGRAVYBABY.COM

 

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Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats
 
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 bag miniature marshmallows
  • 5 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 2 cups candy corn
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add marshmallows, constantly stirring, until melted and well blended.
  2. Remove from heat. Add Rice Krispie cereal and candy corn, mix well.
  3. Grease a 13x9 pan and press the mixture onto the bottom of the pan.
  4. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.
Notes
If you prefer, you may melt the butter in the microwave. Add the marshmallows and toss to coat them with butter then microwave until the marshmallows are melted.

 

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Snickers Cookies + Party Punch Recipes #SpookyCelebrations

Snickers Cookies Recipe ItsGravyBaby.com

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Seasonal baking isn’t really my thing.  I love looking through the fun and adorable recipes, but I don’t have the patience to bring most of them to life.  I can’t even figure out how to frost a cupcake and make it pretty, so I like to stick with cookies.  If you’ve been to the store lately, you’ve more than likely noticed that Halloween baking and candy aisles.  With chocolate and candy all around, I decided to create these Snickers Cookies by adapting my absolute favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.  The are perfect for anytime- parties, Halloween desserts, or to use up all that leftover candy on November 1st!

Snickers Cookies Recipe ItsGravyBaby.com

These Snickers cookies could easily be adapted to use other candy bars.  For this recipe, I picked up a Mars variety pack with 230 Mixed Miniatures candy bars and used 20 mini Snickers.  I think I’m going to try using Twix next time.

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Snickers Cookies Steps

Chilling the dough is key in this recipe and guarantees a fluffy, chewy cookie.  Do not skip this step unless you want a flat, tough cookie and if that’s the case, you and I just can’t be friends.  These Snickers cookies are delicious right out of the oven and because they are moist and chewy, they taste wonderful the next few days too.

Snickers Cookies Steps

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Snickers Cookies
 
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Makes 2 dozen cookies.
Ingredients
  • 2⅛ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup crushed Snickers bars
Instructions
  1. Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  2. Cream the butter and both sugars together then add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Mix about 2 minutes, until lightened in color.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in the crushed Snickers.
  4. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. After the dough is thoroughly chilled, form into tablespoonful-sized balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes until brown around the edges. Do not overbake!
  8. Serve warm or store in an airtight container.

 
Snickers Cookies Recipe

Now that you have a delicious cookie recipe, you need a fun drink recipe!  No party should be without my absolute favorite party punch which can be made with shaped and flavored ice cubes for a fun seasonal theme.  This has been my favorite punch for years and years.  I try not to make it too often, because I could drink it all myself!  To create this Halloween Punch, I froze Hawaiian Punch in fun Halloween shapes (bats, cats, ghosts, pumpkins) to add a chill and a bit of spooky. Freezing trays are one of my must haves for seasonal cooking and sweets. They are inexpensive, easy to store since they don’t take up much room, and can be used in a variety of ways.

 

Party Punch Ingredients

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Party Punch
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 2L 7 Up
  • 1 GAL Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juicy Red, frozen as ice cubes
  • 1 46 oz can pineapple juice
  • 1 1.5QT rainbow sherbet
Instructions
  1. Freeze Hawaiian Punch in ice cube trays. Use themed trays for a fun touch.
  2. Sit the rainbow sherbet out to thaw slightly.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl and serve.

 

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Before heading to the store, be sure to check out the printable coupons for Mars candy and find fun Halloween recipes. You can also click through the embedded Pinterest board below for more Halloween Celebrations ideas.