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3 Easy Dessert Recipes Passed Down from Friends

easy dessert recipes passed down from friends

Have you ever taken a look at some of the recipes you have collected over the years? As I was looking through mine, I noticed that some of my favorite recipes were ones I got from other people, and most of them were on random scraps of paper. Here are 3 easy dessert recipes passed down from friends over the years.

1 – Frosty Copycat (Passed down from Granny Grace)

My grandmother (Grace) shared this recipe with me many years ago. This is on a scrap of paper and in her handwriting, what a treasure!

easy dessert recipes passed down from friends



  1. Mix all ingredients together in a blender.

2 – Homemade Macaroons (Passed down from Linda)

Jay’s mom, Linda, shared this with me. She used to make these all of the time. This one is written on the back of a deposit slip.

easy dessert recipes passed down from friends



  1. Mix all ingredients well.
  2. Drop by teaspoons 1 inch apart onto a well greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Remove at once from the baking sheet.

3 – Peanut Clusters (Passed down from Rhonda)

When the kids were young, we had a great children’s minister, Rhonda. I taught one of her daughters, and she made these delicious peanut clusters for me for Christmas. After trying them, I had to have the recipe. If you notice, we grabbed the first thing we saw to write the recipe on – a church envelope.

easy dessert recipes passed down from friends



  1. Put the chocolate and peanut butter chips in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave the chips for 2 1/2 – 3 minutes, until melted. Watch carefully to make sure the chips do not burn.
  3. Stir well and then add the jar of peanuts. Mix well.
  4. Drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper and let them cool before removing them.
  5. Side note – I put the waxed paper on baking sheets before I start making them. Once they are ready to start cooling, I put them in the refrigerator. They cool and set much faster.



Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

Baking Sheets


I love seeing these recipes from other people. Each one holds a special memory for me. I hope you enjoy these 3 easy dessert recipes passed down from friends. I challenge you to see what treasures you may find on scraps of paper in your recipe collection. Feel free to share in the comments.


Other Shared Recipes

Aunt Joy’s Jalapeno Appetizer

Granny Joy’s Chocolate Cake

Until next week…

Have a Grace & Joy-Filled Day!


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  1. Sometimes these easy, comfort food recipes are the best! Definitely trying the frosty, yum. I can’t wait. Thank you for sharing these memories.

  2. I love rediscovering recipes that have been passed down like this, Susan. I had no idea you could make your own Frosty but the littles love them so I can’t wait to try this recipe. They will be tickled pink to know they can have one any time they want!

  3. I am so excited to feature your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday, 659 this week. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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