Skillet Baked Caramel Apple Dessert


My Skillet Baked Caramel Apple Dessert is the perfect cold weather dessert! Don’t forget the ice cream! :)

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It sure feel good to be at the beginning of a new year, but I have to say the cold can make life challenging. Of course not everyone lives in a cold-weather state, but this Winter seems to keep sharing the cold! So a little warm comfort food seems to be in order here.

Today I prepared for you what I think is the perfect cold weather  dessert for you family and friends…my Skillet Baked Caramel Apple Dessert.

Being that it is Winter, and so much of the country is experiencing some really cold weather right now I wanted to develop a dessert that you can throw together in very little time. The kids love it served warm with a scoop of ice cream and delicious warm caramel sauce drizzled across the top. My Skillet Baked Caramel Apple Dessert is such a nice way to finish off the meal, especially on a cold night!

Hope you enjoy!


If you’re an ice cream lover, some good vanilla bean ice cream is fantastic on top of this wonderful dessert!

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Double-Chocolate Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

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My Double-Chocolate Oatmeal Skillet Cookie is the perfect combination of chocolate, oatmeal, M&M’s and a delicious skillet cookie in one! Who could ask for more?

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My Double-Chocolate Oatmeal Skillet Cookie is one of those things you just have to try!

I’m willing to bet you will cut yourself a wedge, eat it, and before long you will find yourself going back for another piece. :)

There’s definitely something special about this skillet cookie that will have you coming back for more! MM_226 One of the added perks of a skillet cookie is you have plenty of room to top it off any way you want to. As you can see, a big scoop of ice cream with a little drizzle of chocolate sauce, and a few more mini M&M’s is always good!

This skillet cookie is also very good served plain. It also travels very well! You could easily slice a few wedges for backpacks, a lunch for work, or take with you just about anywhere.


One thing I would like to stress is you can always change the amount of oatmeal in this recipe. So if you’re not a huge fan of oatmeal feel free to use less oatmeal and more flour.

Play around and do whatever makes you happy!   MM_222

Whether you bake this skillet cookie in two skillets or one, it’s sure to turn out great!


Double-Chocolate Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

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1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup cocoa powder

2 eggs, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

2 1/2 cups oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1 regular package Mini Rainbow M&M’s, reserve some for serving


1. Spray two oven-proof (6-inch) skillets, or one oven-proof (12-inch) skillet with cooking spray. Or line skillets with parchment paper; set aside.

2. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.

3. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

4. Add combined flour, baking soda, and salt (if using); mix well.

5. Stir in oats and mini chocolate chips; mix well.

6. Press dough into 2 – 6″ skillets, or 1 – 12″ skillet. Top with mini M&M’s, pressing M&M’s slightly into dough. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until done. Time will vary depending upon skillet size and weight.

7. Cool on a wire rack for about 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool completely. Slice into wedges, top with ice cream and chocolate syrup if desired, and enjoy!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet

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Throw together my Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet for your family this week! It’s good family food done just right!   

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How’s everyone doing today? Great, I hope! 

Every so often I like to put out some straightforward dinners that you can easily put together for your family. I know how hard it is to come up with ideas night after night. Especially when there are picky eaters in the house. Yes, I have one of those, and that’s all I’m going to say about Sir Picky Pants, at least for today. 

So back to dinner, this pasta dish is a very satisfying dinner because it has all the wonderful flavors of a bacon cheeseburger, but it’s kicked up a notch with a few favorite grown up flavors.

My Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet with a nice green salad, or a fruit salad and some cookies for dessert makes the perfect meal!

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Rolo Skillet Bars



I have made these bars probably hundreds of times. Until now, I have always made them in a 13 X 9-inch pan, and they have turned out great every time! :)

This time I thought I would try baking them skillet style. There’s just something about bars or cookies done skillet style that this family just seems to love. I’m not sure why, we just do…

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So here you can see that the mixture is very thick. Don’t worry it’s suppose to be.

Press half the mixture into a non-stick skillet coated with cooking spray (it makes clean up very easy), or you can use a regular 13 X 9-inch baking pan. As I mentioned, this mixture is very thick and sticky, so I usually butter my fingers and gently press it into place.

See how it’s baked just until set? That’s exactly what you want.


This picture shows you almost how the skillet looked before it went in the oven.

Sorry guys, I missed the picture with the tablespoons of the mixture added to the top. It’s very easy, it’s just spoonfuls of the mixture placed on top, one at a time.


This picture shows you how the whole thing looked when it came out of the oven – warm, gooey and yummy. I know it looks a bit like a cobbler or such, but I guarantee you it’s nothing like cobbler, nor is it supposed to be.



Rolo Skillet Bars


1 package yellow cake mix, regular size

1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 bag (8 ounces) Rolo minis or, 36 Rolo candies, halved



1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, milk and butter until blended (batter will be thick and sticky). You can certainly add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts if you want to but I never do.

2. Press half of mixture into non-stick skillet coated with cooking spray (it makes clean up very easy), or you can use a regular 13 X 9-inch baking pan. As I mentioned, this mixture is very thick and sticky, so I usually butter my fingers and gently press it into place. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until set.

3. Place the Rolo minis evenly over crust, around the pan. There’s no need to cut the Rolo’s in half, because they are the minis. If you decide to use regular size Rolo’s be sure to cut them in half before placing on top of the mixture, cut side down. Drop remaining batter by tablespoonfuls over the top.

4. If you are using skillet method bake 20-25 minutes longer or until golden brown. For a 13 X 9-inch pan bake 25-30 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into wedges, or bars.

Servings: 8-12 slices/wedges; when I do any skillet cookie I usually cut it into 8-12 slices, depending on what we had for dinner and how many people I’m serving. It’s up to you, it’s your dessert. :)


This is one the whole family will enjoy!



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