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Pirate Treasure
Cakes, Cookies,
Food & Hunts


What Pirate Treasure Hunt is Complete Without a Parrot?

Bake cookies, cool and frost simply by placing frosting in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup and microwaving on high until frosting is thin enough to pour (about 15 seconds). Cut jelly beans in half and decorate the cookies. Add pieces of thin pretzels for twigs.

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Pirate Pockets
Easy, frugal...


  • 1 can pizza dough (refrigerated section of grocery store)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup Italian Sausage (cooked) - optional
  • 3 oz. Pepperoni
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Additional items:
  • 2 to 3 tabelspoons pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with shortening. Remove pizza dough from can but do not break apart. Lay out flat and shape to a circle. Optional: Make into individual sizes. Fold loosely in half, place on cookie sheet, and unfold gently. Brush with oil. Layer cheese, sausage, pepperoni on one half of the circle in order listed in Ingredients above. Fold dough over filling. Turn edge of the lower dough over edge of the top dough and pinch edges to seal. Price top of dough with a fork and bake until gold brown -- 20 to 25 minutes.


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Pot of Gold
A simple cheese sauce that is great as a dip for bread chunks, tortilla chips or raw vegetable pieces.
Adds a great taste to baked potatoes or nachos.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Slowly stir in flour and salt. Cook over medium heat, constantly stirring, until smooth and bubbling. Remove pan from stove and while mixture is still hot, slowly stir milk into the flour mixture. You must continue to mix quickly so that the milk is not cooked by the hot mixture. When all the milk is added, return the pan to the stove and bring to a boil -- stirring constantly. Let mixture boil for one minute, again stirring constantly. Stir in cheese until is is all melted. This makes a little over 1 cup of cheese sauce.


Create this adorable
Pirate Cake
by using a
"Noah's Ark"
cake pan...

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Mermaid Cake



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'Hidden Treasure' Cupcakes
Simple and easy double treat!

Bake and cool cupcakes.

Insert a large foil-wrapped chocolate coin in to the center of the cupcake and push down so that it is not seen. Frost cupcake.

Inform the guests to take small bites until they find their 'treasure'. A fun activity is to insert various colors of chocolate coins... each color represents a prize.

Set-up a prize table. One basket has Yoyo's, for instance, and everyone that has a green chocolate coin in their cupcake gets a yoyo.


"The" Unexpected"

All the attention is showered on the Mommy-to-be and we found the perfect gift to celebrate
soon-to-be grandmas
at the baby shower.

Expect ooohs and aaaahs
from all the guests along with grandma tears of joy!

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Peg Leg Pete's Galley Delight
Re-name any Sloppy Joe recipes and you are set-to-go!
Here's one we like that is a casserole rather than a sandwich.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted (margarine is okay)
  • 1 egg
  • More ketchup (optional)

Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Cook beef in frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until brown. Drain excess fat. Stir in tomato sauce, 1/4 cup ketchup and mustard. Mix well and spoon into an ungreased 8-inch square pan. Stir in flour, baking powder, milk, butter and egg, using fork, until well blended. Pour over beef mixture and spread evenly. Do not mix with beef, leave layered. Spoon more ketchup over top and bake 18 to 22 minutes or until crust is a light golden brown. This makes 6 servings.


Pirate Hat Cake
This cake was made by using a
round cake and cutting it in half.
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Pirate Treasure Chest Cake
A cut-up cake that is a treasure! Pound cakes work best.
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Pirate Ship Cake
Submitted by April Johnson!


Pirate Treasure Map Cake
This cake can be made using a sheet cake.
The map is done with fondant and tinted.
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and Larger Photos!

Two Fish Cakes
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for a Cut-Up Fish Cake!

Captain Hook Cake
Using a Mickey Mouse cake pan.

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