There’s nothing like a nice, warm dessert to cure the winter blues. Here are five winter recipes that are guaranteed to warm your heart and put a smile on your face.

Microwave Apple Crisp

• 4 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
• 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
• 2/3 cup oats (may use instant or old-fashioned)
• ½ cup biscuit mix
• 3 tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
• ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
• ¾ tsp. ground nutmeg
Arrange apple slices in an ungreased 8-inch square microwavable dish. Mix remaining ingredients in bowl until crumbly and sprinkle over apples. Microwave on high for 7 to 10 minutes until apples are tender.

Easy Blueberry Cobbler

• 1 can blueberry pie filling
• 1 cup biscuit mix
• 2 tbsp. sugar, divided
• ¼ cup milk
• 1 tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spread pie filling in an 8-inch square ungreased baking dish and bake for 10 minutes. While baking, stir biscuit mix, 1 tbsp. sugar, milk and butter with wire whisk or fork to form soft dough. Drop dough onto pie filling in spoonfuls and sprinkle remaining sugar on top. Return to oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until topping browns.

Raspberry Crumble

• 2 pints raspberries
• 1 large package of marshmallows
• 1 pint whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks
• ½ cup brown sugar
• 2 cups flour
• 1 cup chopped nuts
• 1 cup butter, softened
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Stir together raspberries, marshmallows and whipped cream in a large mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter. Spread berry mixture in pan and top with flour mixture. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until fruit is soft and topping browns.
Indoor S’mores
• 6 graham crackers
• 1 bag miniature marshmallows
• 3 chocolate bars
Split each graham cracker into two halves. Top with miniature marshmallows and place under broiler for a few seconds until melted and lightly browned. Remove from heat and top with ½ chocolate bar and the other half of the graham cracker. Press down to flatten marshmallow.

Congo Bars

• 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
• 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
• ½ tsp. salt
• 9 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
• 1 ¾ cups lightly packed brown sugar
• 1 ¼ tsp. vanilla
• 2 eggs, room temperature
• 1 cup chocolate chips
• ½ cup chopped nuts
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients in small bowl. In separate bowl, mix butter, sugar and vanilla about 2 minutes on medium or until fluffy. Mix in eggs, then mix in dry ingredients until combined. Add chips and nuts and stir by hand just enough to distribute them evenly. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. Cool for 30 minutes before cutting.

These sweet treats are best enjoyed with friends and family!

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