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Dr Pepper Recipes - Cooking with Dr. Pepper

Updated on August 18, 2014

Dr. Pepper - Nectar of heaven?

This collection of Dr. Pepper recipes is lovingly dedicated to my daughter - a Dr. Pepper addict - who opens her first can shortly before she opens her eyes in the morning. It turns out that you don't have to limit your Dr. Pepper consumption to just its liquid form - you can also cook with Dr. Pepper. In fact, you can easily make a meal that incorporates Dr. Pepper into every course - vegetables, side dishes, entrees, and dessert can all be made with the tasty soda pop. If you love Dr. Pepper, you're sure to find a recipe below that will tempt your taste buds.

Browned Beef Stew made with Dr. Pepper

3 pounds cheapest beef available

3 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

¼ cup flour

3 tablespoons shortening

2 cups beef stock or bouillon

2 cups Dr. Pepper

2 cups sliced carrots

1.5 cups onions, chunks

1 cup celery, sliced

1 cup frozen or fresh garden peas

Sprinkle meat with the salt and pepper and dust with the .25 cup flour. In a large stew kettle, brown meat in the 3 tablespoons shortening until very brown. Add beef stock or bouillon, Dr. Pepper, carrots, onions, and celery, and cook at a low temperature until meat is very tender. Add frozen peas and cook at least 10 minutes longer.

Yield: 8 servings.

1960s Dr Pepper Commercial

Dr Pepper Pot Roast


4-5 pound Pot Roast

10 Red New Potatoes

2 c. baby carrots

Can of Dr. Pepper

2 T Minced Garlic

Big Slosh of Soy Sauce

White Pepper

Optional Ingredients:

Liquid Smoke

Chopped Onion

Worchestershire Sauce

Dash of Dry Mustard

Instructions: Place your pot roast in the bottom of your slow cooker and add the liquids and seasonings. Cook on HIGH for one hour, then add the new potatoes (cut in half). Cook for another hour and then add the carrots. Cook only until the meat is done and falls apart and the veggies are fork tender, about 4 - 5 hours (total).

Super-Easy Slow Cooker Doctor Pepper Pot Roast Recipe


3-4 pound pot roast.

1 package dry onion soup mix

1 can cream of mushroom soup.

12 oz Dr Pepper

Optional Ingredients:

2 chopped carrots

2 stalks celery

1 chopped onion.

Mix all together, put in slow cooker/Crock Pot. Cook 6-8 hours on low.

Dr Pepper Tenderloin

4 servings

PrepTime: 10 min + marinating

Cook Time: 45 min

2 pounds beef fillet (preferably cut from the large end of a whole tenderloin), tied with butcher twine every inch

1 liter Dr Pepper

½ cup soy sauce

Juice of 3 lemons (about 3/4 cup)

1 tablespoon black peppercorns

1 tablespoon coarse salt

3 cloves garlic, crushed


1.Place the beef in a deep container for marinating. Add 2 cups Dr Pepper and the remaining ingredients and mix well. Add more Dr Pepper to cover. Seal and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight.

2.Preheat an outdoor grill to medium. Place the tenderloin on the grill, reserving the marinade, and cover the grill (or heat a grill pan over medium heat, add the tenderloin and cover loosely with foil). Cook, turning occasionally, until the meat registers 130° on a meat thermometer for medium-rare, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a board to rest for 15 minutes.

3.Meanwhile, bring the reserved marinade to a boil in a medium saucepan, then lower the heat and simmer until slightly reduced, 5 minutes. Slice the beef and drizzle with the Dr Pepper sauce.

Tip: Don't substitute Diet Dr Pepper; you need the sugar to carmelize.


Oh, You Can Sing All Day About the Taste of Dr. Pepper

Dr Pepper Chicken

Oven & Slow Cooker Instructions


4 -6 boneless,

skinless chicken breasts

1 cup Dr. Pepper soda pop

1 cup barbecue sauce

1 T brown sugar

salt and pepper

Salt and pepper chicken and put

in a 13 x 9 baking dish.

Mix together 1 cup Dr. Pepper

and 1 cup barbecue sauce.

Pour over chicken. Sprinkle with brown sugar

Oven instructions: bake at 350 degrees uncovered for 1 hour.

Slow cooker Instructions: cook in slow cooker for 3-4 hrs on HIGH.

Dr. Pepper Wings Recipe - With Video Instruction

Dr. Pepper Pork Chops Recipe

This dish goes together quickly, but it does take 3 hours to bake. It is well worth wait.

Cook Time: 3 hours -


24 ounces Dr Pepper soda

1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 small onion, sliced

6 center-cut pork chops


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a 9 x 13-inch pan, mix soda, brown sugar, garlic powder, cloves, ginger, pepper, salt, and onion. Cook 15 minutes; stir. Place pork chops in mixture, and cover pan with foil. Bake 3 hours.

How to Braise Meat in Dr. Pepper - Video Instruction

Roast Loin of Pork with Dr. Pepper and Orange Marmalade Recipe

Serves 10


4 pound loin of port

1 cup Dr. Pepper

1/2 cup orange marmalade

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 TBSP ginger


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Make slits in port. Combine Dr. Pepper, marmalade, soy sauce, and ginger. Place the pork loin fat side up in shallow pan and brush with mixture. Brush on more sauce several times during roasting time. Cook 2 hours or until an internal temperature reaches 160 degrees for Medium or 170 degrees for well done (use a meat thermometer). Remove from oven. Wait 20 minutes before carving.

Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Ham


1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp dry mustard

1/4 cup Dr. Pepper, etc.

3 to 4 pound pre-cooked ham


Combine brown sugar and mustard. Moisten with just enough Dr. Pepper to make a smooth paste. Reserve remaining Dr. Pepper. Score the ham with shallow slashes in a diamond pattern. Rub ham with paste mixture. Place ham in slow cooker/Crock Pot and add remaining Dr. Pepper.

Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, then turn to low and cook for 6 to 7 hours.

Serves 9 to 12.

A 5 pound ham could be cooked in a larger slow cooker. Cook for 1 hour on high, then 8 to 10 hours on low.

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork with Mango Salsa

Recipe by Mary Audet

For the Pulled Pork:

2 lbs of pork tenderloin

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp cracked pepper

1/2 tsp chipotle powder

1 can Dr. Pepper

1/2 cup raspberry chipotle bbq sauce

Hamburger buns

1) Rub the meat with the pepper, salt, and chiopotle and put it in a slow cooker. Add the whole can of Dr. Pepper and cook for 12 hours on low.

2) Shred with two forks.

3)Add the raspberry chipotle and mix well.

4) Taste and adjust seasonings.

Mango Salsa

2 cups black beans, cooked and rinsed

2 very ripe mangoes, peeled and diced

1/2 red onion, diced

1 jalapeno seeded and chopped

1 tablespoon lime zest

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

1/8 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

a splash of balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon agave syrup

1/4 cup olive oil

1/3 cup chopped, fresh cilantro

Kosher salt and pepper to taste.

Combine all ingredients and allow the flavors to mature for 20 minutes.

Now, all you do is pile a big ole spoonful of the meat on a hamburger bun, add a little of the juice from the slow cooker, and a spoonful of salsa.

Serves 8.

Recipe by Mary Audet - See:

Dr. Pepper Ribs - Made in a Slow Cooker


3-1/2 lbs. pork ribs

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 cup Dr. Pepper soda

2/3 cup barbecue sauce

Directions: Cut ribs into 2 or 3 rib portions and place in slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and pour soda over.

Cover crockpot and cook on low for 8-9 hours until the ribs are tender. Drain liquid and discard.

Pour barbecue sauce into crockpot and mix so ribs are coated. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 1 hour until ribs are glazed. 6 servings

Dr Pepper Pineapple Spare Ribs

Serves 6

6 - 8 boneless pork spare ribs

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 yellow onion, diced

1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits

1 (12 ounce) can Dr. Pepper

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

1 cup medium Pace Picante sauce

3/4 cup brown sugar

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Trim most of the fat from ribs. Arrange ribs in the bottom of a 12-inch Dutch oven.

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Sprinkle bell pepper, onions and pineapple evenly over ribs.

In a large bowl stir together the remaining ingredients including the reserved pineapple juice' pour over ribs. Cover Dutch oven and bake for 2 hours or until ribs are tender. Turn and baste ribs in oven juices carefully every 1/2 hour.

Dr Pepper Chicken Marinade


cup finely chopped onions

2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 (12 ounce) can Dr. Pepper cola


Add onions, Worcestershire sauce, allspice, salt, and peppers to saucepan.

Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and stir in Dr. Pepper.

Use to marinate chicken.

Makes about 4 cups of marinade.

Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce - Make It or Buy It - It's up to you.


2 1/2 cups Dr Pepper

1 cup ketchup

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup dry minced onion

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon basil

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco or other red pepper sauce)


Blend all ingredients in a blender on stir for about 2 minutes. Store sauce in a tightly sealed container. Refrigerate (will keep for several weeks refrigerated). Shake well before using.

Dr. Pepper Sweet & Kickin' Barbecue  Sauce, 17.5 Ounce Bottle (Pack of 6)
Dr. Pepper Sweet & Kickin' Barbecue Sauce, 17.5 Ounce Bottle (Pack of 6)

You can always buy this ready-made sauce to have on hand, rather than making your own Dr. Pepper Barbeque Sauce.

Dr. Pepper More Than Mesquite Marinade, 14 Ounce Bottle (Pack of 6)
Dr. Pepper More Than Mesquite Marinade, 14 Ounce Bottle (Pack of 6)

Here's another Dr. Pepper sauce you can keep in the cupboards for those nights you want to put something together quickly.


Dr Pepper Beef Jerky Recipe

Patio Bean Recipe featuring Dr.Pepper


Two 25oz. cans pork & beans

3/4 cup Dr. Pepper soda

1/4 cup catsup

1 Tbsp. prepared mustard

1 lg. onion, chopped

4 slices bacon


Grease bean pot or a 2-quart casserole. Mix beans, Dr. Pepper, catsup, mustard, and onion. Pour into bean pot or 2-quart casserole. Cut bacon in 2" lengths. Arrange bacon on top. Bake 1-1/2 to 2 hours at 350 degrees.

Makes 8 servings.

Prune Stuffed Squash Recipe made with Dr. Pepper

Serves 2

1 medium acorn squash - split

6 ounces Dr. Pepper

8 medium prunes - pitted.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake squash halves, face down, for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. On the stovetop, stew prunes in Dr. Pepper. Use crumpled aluminum foil to make rings or nests that the squash halves can bake in and place these in the baking pan.. Turn squash over and fill cavity with prunes and Dr. Pepper. Bake face up for 25 minutes.

Remember this Dr. Pepper Commercial?

Dr Pepper Moist Supper Cake

I'm not sure if this can be modified for use as a wedding cake.

1-1/4 cups boiling Dr Pepper

1 cup quick-cooking oats (regular oatmeal is fine)

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Broiled Frosting

1/3 cup melted butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup light cream (half-and-half)

1 cup grated coconut

Pour the Dr Pepper over the oats, stir and let stand 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cream shortening, add the sugars gradually and cream well. Add eggs, beating until mixture is fluffy. Sift flour with salt, soda and nutmeg. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, mixing well. Add oatmeal mixture and mix thoroughly.

Pour into a 9x9x2-inch pan, greased and floured. Bake at 375°F for 40 to 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Remove from oven. Spread topping over hot cake and place under the broiler. Broil until bubbly and lightly brown. Serve warm.

Dr Pepper Chocolate Cake

You don't have to be a Dr Pepper fan to appreciate this rich, moist cake.

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1 cup cocoa

1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 cup Dr Pepper

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 large eggs

1 cup buttermilk

2 cup canola oil

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

Sift together the sifted flour, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa and baking soda and set aside.

Heat the Dr Pepper in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted. Remove from heat.

With an electric mixer, beat the eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla for 2 minutes. At lowest speed, slowly add the Dr Pepper mixture and beat for 1 additional minute. Gradually add the dry ingredients, and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans for 15 minutes, then invert onto cooling racks, lift off pans and allow to cool completely before frosting.

The frosting:

3/4 cup butter-flavored Crisco

6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

4 cups sifted confectioner's sugar

1/4 cup cocoa

1/4 cup Dr Pepper

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Using an electric mixer, beat the shortening and butter until light and fluffy. At low speed, gradually beat in the confectioner's sugar and cocoa. Add the Dr Pepper and vanilla, and turn mixer to high speed until frosting is light and fluffy, about 1 minute.

Try to use the Dr. Pepper made with sugar, the ones made with corn syrup don’t reduce as intensely. Try a Dr. Pepper flavoring oil for a stronger flavor.


  • 12 oz. Dr. Pepper (made with sugar preferred)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • room temperature
  • 4 egg whites
  • room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt


  1. 1.Pour the Dr. Pepper in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. 2.Simmer and reduce until you have about 1/3 cup syrup. Cool.
  3. 3.Cut butter into 1/2 tbs. size cubes.
  4. 4.Whisk egg whites, salt, and sugars in a pan over simmering water until whites are hot and sugar is completely dissolved.
  5. 5.Place in bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a wire whip.
  6. 6.Beat until mixture is cool and whites are standing in stiff peaks.
  7. 7.Add butter a cube or two at a time, beating until it is thoroughly incorporated.
  8. 8.Mixture may curdle, if it does just keep beating.
  9. 9.When all the butter is incorporated mix in the cooled Dr. Pepper syrup.
  10. Nutrition Information:
  11. Calories 212
  12. Fat 15.4 (saturated fat 9.7)
  13. Carbs 18.5
  14. Protein 1.4
2 stars from 1 rating of Recipe: Dr. Pepper Swiss Buttercream

Dr. Pepper Type Flavor Candy Flavoring Oil .5 oz - Used For Hard Candy Flavoring, Smoothies, Frostings, etc.

Cola Pibb Type Flavoring Oil 0.5 oz
Cola Pibb Type Flavoring Oil 0.5 oz

Here's something every Dr. Pepper inspired chef will want in their kitchen cupboard!

No alcohol


High Concentrate

Natural & Artificial Flavors


1985 Dr. Pepper Commercial Featuring Godzilla

Homemade Dr. Pepper Jelly

Spread this on the biscuits you serve with the beef stew

3 1/2 c. sugar

2 1/4 c. Dr. Pepper or Big Red soda pop

1/4 c. lemon juice

3 oz. liquid pectin

Few drops red food color (if using Dr. Pepper soda)

Combine sugar, lemon juice, and soda pop in large saucepan. Add red color, if necessary to make pretty color. Place over high heat; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin at once. Bring to a full boil and boil hard for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; skim off foam with metal spoon. Pour into hot sterilized glasses. Cover with paraffin or seal jars. Cool and store in cool, dry place. Allow to set a few days before serving. Makes approximately 5 (6 ounce) glasses.

Dr. Pepper Peanut Brittle Recipe - perfect for the holidays!

Makes 1-3/4 pounds


1-1/2 cups sugar

3/4 cup butter or margerine

1-1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup Dr. Pepper

2 cups raw peanuts shelled

1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Grease a 15 X 10 inch pan or a large cookie sheet with butter or margerine. Place all ingredients except baking soda into a saucepan with a heavy base. Bring to a boil, stirring often to prevent sugar from scorching. Boil until mixture reaches 290 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove mixture from heat and stir in baking soda. .Pour onto the greased pan. Allow the peanut brittle to cool completely before breaking it into pieces.

Hot Dr. Pepper - The Holiday Favorite of the Proud Crowd

DR PEPPER FUDGE - Another Great Holiday Treat

4 cups sugar

1 1/3 cups Dr Pepper

4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, grated

4 tablespoons white corn syrup

1/2 cup butter or margarine

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 to 2 cups chopped nuts (optional)

Place sugar, Dr Pepper, grated chocolate and corn syrup in heavy saucepan. Cook very slowly, stirring constantly until sugar and chocolate is thoroughly dissolved.

Continue cooking on low medium heat until temperature of 236 degrees F or soft ball stage is reached. Remove from heat and cool at room temperature to lukewarm, 110 degrees F.

Add butter and vanilla. Beat until the candy loses its shiny look; add nuts, if desired. Pour into slightly buttered pans.

When cold, cut into squares.

Makes 36 (2 1/2 inch) pieces

Dr. Pepper Cherry Marshmallow Cake Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 1:

Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan. Drain 2 cans of Dark Sweet pitted cherries. Reserve the syrup. Arrange the cherries evenly on the bottom of the cake pan.

Step 2: - Jell-O Mixture:

3/4 cup reserved cherry syrup

1/2 cup Dr. Pepper

1 3-ounce package Cherry flavored Jell-O

1/8 teaspoon Almond extract.

Heat all of these ingredients EXCEPT almond extract in a small saucepan at medium heat until the Jell-O is dissolved, stirring constantly to keep Jell-O powder from scorching on the bottom or the pan. Once dissolved, remove from heat and add 1/8 teaspoon Almond extract.

Step 3: The Batter:

1 package Yellow cake mix

1 3-ounce package Cherry Jell-O

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup Dr. Pepper

4 Eggs

2 cups miniature Mashmallows

In a large mixing bowl, combine yellow cake mix, Jell-O, Oil, eggs and Dr. Pepper. Beat on high for 3 -4 minutes. Pour cooled Jell0O mixture over cherries in the greased pan. Sprinkle evenly with the miniature marshmallows and then carefully and evenly spread the batter mix over the marshmallows. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Cool on a rack for 45 minutes. Chill 3-4 hours before serving.

Dr. Pepper Jello Salad


1 can Bing cherries

1 can crushed pineapple

2 boxes Cherry Jell-O

1 16 oz. Dr Pepper

1/2 cup chopped pecans


Drain juices from cherries and pineapple (should measure 1 cup from each). Add enough water to total 2 cups liquid. Heat juices until near boiling. Add to Jell-O mix. Allow to cool to room temperature and add cherries, pineapple, Dr Pepper, and nuts. Refrigerate until the jello sets firmly.

Dr Pepper Jell-O

Super-easy recipe


1 box cherry Jell-O

½ cup boiling water

1-1/2 cups Dr Pepper

Dissolve the Jell-O in the boiling water. Add the Dr Pepper. Use a large container as it foams when you add the Dr Pepper. Chill until firmly set.

This will remind you of an old fountain Cherry Dr. Pepper.

Dr Pepper Whoopie Pies
Dr Pepper Whoopie Pies

Recipe: Dr Pepper Whoopie Pies - Great taste of Dr Pepper in a Whoopie Pie

Dr Pepper flavored cookie with chocolate Dr Pepper filling.


  • Cookie - One (1) 12-oz can Dr Pepper
  • Cookie -2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Cookie -1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Cookie -1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Cookie -1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cookie -1/2 c unsalted butter
  • Cookie -1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Cookie -1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • Cookie -2 large eggs
  • at room temperature
  • Cookie -1/3 cup buttermilk
  • at room temperature
  • Cookie -Turbinado sugar
  • colored sugar or sprinkles for sprinkling on top if desired
  • Chocolate Filling -
  • Chocolate Filling - 1 cup unsalted butter
  • Chocolate Filling - 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • Chocolate Filling - 1/4 cup cocoa
  • Chocolate Filling - 1/4 cup Dr Pepper
  • Chocolate Filling - 3 Tbs heavy cream
  • Chocolate Filling - ■1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Cookie Instructions:
  2. 1.Preheat oven to 375 F.
  3. 2.Line two baking sheets with parchment or silpat.
  4. 3.our the Dr Pepper into a saucepan.
  5. 4.Add the brown sugar and bring to a boil.
  6. 5.Simmer until the Dr Pepper is reduced to 1/4 c.
  7. 6.Let cool to luke warm. If it cools too much it will be sticky like taffy.
  8. 7.Whisk the dry ingredients together.
  9. 8. Cream the butter and white sugar together until fluffy.
  10. 9.Add eggs, one at a time.
  11. 10.Ad 1/3 of the flour mixture. Beat well.
  12. 11.Add 1/2 the buttermilk mixed with the cooled Dr Pepper. Mix in thoroughly.
  13. 12.Add 1/3 flour mixture and beat.
  14. 13.Add the remaining buttermilk/Dr Pepper mixture.
  15. 14.Add the remaining flour and mix until well combined.
  16. 15.Drop the dough onto prepared baking sheets in 2 Tbs measures.
  17. 16.Sprinkle with turbinado sugar, colored sugar or sprinkles
  18. 17.Bake at 375F for 8 -10 minutes.
  19. 18.Cool Completely.
  20. Dr. Pepper Chocolate Filling Instructions:
  21. 1.Beat the butter until light and fluffy.
  22. 2.At low speed, gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar and cocoa.
  23. 3. Add the Dr Pepper and vanilla Turn mixer to high speed and add the cream.
  24. 4.Beat on high until frosting is light and fluffy.
  25. Note: Frosting can be made ahead and refrigerated
  26. Take 2 cookies and put some of the chocolate filling on the bottom of one cookie and top with the other cookie. Repeat until you've used all of the cookies & filling. You can drizzle extra chocolate on the top of the whoopie pie, if desired.
  27. Nutrition Information:
  28. Serving size 1 whoopie pie
  29. Calories 417
  30. Fat 19.3 (saturated 11.9)
  31. Carbs 59.3
  32. Protein 3.3
  33. Source:

Dr. Pepper No-Bake Cookies

3 1/2 cups vanilla wafers

3/4 cup confectioners sugar

1/4 cup margarine

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup Dr. Pepper


2 cups confectioners sugar

2 Tablespoons margarine, melted

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup Dr. Pepper

grated coconut

Mix well vanilla wafer crumbs, sugar, margarine, pecans and Dr. Pepper. Form into small balls; refrigerate while making frosting.


Mix all ingredients except coconut; beat well. Using a fork, dip ball in mixture; roll in coconut. Refrigerate.

Flaming Dr. Pepper (shooter) recipe

This supposedly tastes like Dr. Pepper thought it doesn't actually contain a drop of the soda.

Recipe #1: Ingredients:

3/4 shot amaretto

1/4 shot 151 proof rum



1. Fill a shot glass 3/4 full with amaretto.

2.Slowly float the overproof rum to fill the glass.

3.Fill a pint glass with beer.

4.Ignite the contents of the shot glass.

5.Blow out the flame, drop the shot glass into the beer and drink in one gulp.

Recipe #2: Ingredients:

1/2 shot amaretto almond liqueur

1/4 shot Kahlua® coffee liqueur

1/8 shot root beer schnapps

151 proof rum

1/2 glass beer

1. Pour amaretto, kahlua, and root beer schnapps into a shot glass. Float rum on top.

2. Fill a beer mug halfway with the beer of your choice. Light shot on fire, drop into a beer mug.

A few more Dr. Pepper flavored sweet treats

Jelly Belly Dr. Pepper Jelly Beans, 1 Pound
Jelly Belly Dr. Pepper Jelly Beans, 1 Pound

Get a quick Dr. Pepper flavored fix with these Jelly Belly candies. Perfect for church, work, IRS audits and any other place it is hard to pop open a can of soda without getting caught!

Dr. Pepper Dessert Topping 12 Oz Bottle
Dr. Pepper Dessert Topping 12 Oz Bottle

Move over Hot Fudge and caramel because there is a new ice cream topper in town!


Treager Texas Smoked Cherry Dr Pepper injected Pork Butts

http;// - Cherry Dr. Pepper injected pork butt's smoked low and slow on a Traeger texas grill for pulled pork.

A Dr. Pepper Hand-Slappy Thing

Share your love of Dr.Pepper and your recipes here.

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      gary huber 

      3 years ago

      I love Dr Pepper.Try it with ham

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      3 years ago

      This is FABULOUS!! My son is a Dr. Pepper addict and he loves it when I make Dr. Pepper pulled pork. I'm going to surprise him with the chicken recipe tonight and I know he'll love the cakes and sweets too. Thank you so much for compiling this!!

      Thanks also for the videos. I remember growing up with David Naughton's "I'm a Pepper". Such fun memories!!

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      4 years ago

      I forgot I have a picture of myself on mu grandmothers back porch at 2 years old (about 1945) I am holding (drinking) a bottle of Dr Pepper (which came from the original franchise) That would be in Texas That's how long I have been drinking it !

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      4 years ago

      What happened.? Where was the hot Dr Pepper in a cup with a slice of lemon.I still like it as long as the DP is made with pure cane sugar ! No frutose or other artificial sweetners. Ever !

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      4 years ago from State of Confusion

      For many years Dr Pepper was my favorite. In fact my aunt made me a hat out of the Dr. Pepper cans.

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      Steve and Annette 

      4 years ago

      @paulahite: Thank you - I really appreciate your sharing my lens on Tumblr; that was very kind of you.

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      Paula Hite 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      Cool ideas! I shared your lens on our Tumblr page today!

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      5 years ago

      I love DP, all others are flat tasting to DP

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      5 years ago

      I have looked all over for the No Bake Cookie recipe, which we made in the Home Ec class in jr. high. I was almost ready to give up, then found this site over on Pinterest. I am so happy! Thank you so much!

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      6 years ago

      gosh i didn't even know that there was a dr pepper marinade!


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      6 years ago from Slovenija

      I love vintage recipes. Recipes where you use real food and get real taste. Thank you.

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      6 years ago

      I love Dr. Pepper!!! But only from the fountain. ;) Thanks for the lens.

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      Gayle Dowell 

      6 years ago from Kansas

      Wow. I've seen a few recipes using cola and Mt. Dew, but I've never seen this many with Dr. Pepper. Great sounding recipes. Looking forward to trying a few.

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      6 years ago

      M favorite Soda is Dr Pepper Great lens you have here a lot of great ideas Thanks

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      6 years ago

      I love Dr Pepper I drink it every day Great Lens some great Ideas here

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      6 years ago

      love dr.pepper every time i get pop when i'm out with my parents i drink a bottle of dr.pepper

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      6 years ago

      My family says if I ever needed a blood transfusion, just grab a bottle of Dr. Pepper. This is all I ever drink, can't get enough. Definitely will try these recipes!

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      6 years ago

      I don't cook with Dr. Pepper, but I sure like the stuff. I remember that bottle from the 60's.

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      6 years ago

      Didn't even meet up with Dr. Pepper until I was an adult, and I didn't come to enjoy it for years, but then it became a favorite summer drink. You've created a fascinating lens, full of such a variety of recipes. A salute to you. Pop one on me.

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      Menu Shoppe 

      6 years ago

      Great Lens. Love some of the recipes.

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      6 years ago from New York

      I've cooked with 7up, coke, cream soda and beer but never Dr. P. I am definitely not a Dr Pepper fan, but these recipes look so good I will definitely try some of them -- probably when my Pepper Brother-in-law visits. It'll be fun to see if he can guess that his favorite beverage is one of the ingredients. Thanks again. Blessed and featured on "Still Wing-ing it on Squidoo."

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      6 years ago

      I have done the baked ham with the Dr. Pepper glaze on top. I enjoyed going back through Pepper history here. Fun lens.

    • Hypersapien2 profile image


      6 years ago from U.S.

      Cooking with Dr. Pepper is new to me; I may have to give this a try. Thanks!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      I've heard of recipes with coke and 7Up before, but never Dr. Pepper. Some of these sound really good. Blessed!

    • jolou profile image


      6 years ago

      I would never have thought of using Dr Pepper in recipes. I think it would be delicious, especially in a slow cooker with beef.

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      shellyart lm 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, I will have to try some of these recipes.

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      6 years ago

      In the late 60s, U. of Montana, Missoula, Mont. Home Ec. dept. had a Doctor Pepper Home economist, do a dem. of Dr. Pepper muffins, YUm, of course, no recipe now, so I created one, being a Home ec. teacher for 10 yrs. My recipe is Dr. Pepper, Breakfast Muffins. temp. 400, Mix dry ingred. in one bowl, 2C. flour, 2 T. brown sugar, 2 tsp. baking powder, dash of sunflower seeds, flax seed, bran, Mix wet ingredients, 1 egg, 1/4 c. DR. PEPPER, 1 T. molasses, 1/2 mashed banana, sprinkle of almond slivers. Make a well in dry, add liquid, stir only till moistened, scoop with a small icecream scoop into paper lined muffin tins, bake 20 min. middle of oven, till firm to touch. cool on a rack, freeze in zip lock bag, OR, eat warm with a glass of milk for a balanced breakfast

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      6 years ago

      Love Dr.Pepper. Thank you :)

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      Ellen Gregory 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Usually Dr. Pepper is too sweet for me -- but I have to admit, some of these sound really good.

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      6 years ago

      Dr. pepper is the only soda I drink. Don't like any of the others. I am going to try some of these recipes. Thanks!

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      7 years ago

      I'm looking forward to trying the recipes in your lens.

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      7 years ago

      I'm looking forward to trying the recipes in your lens.

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      7 years ago

      Looking forward to trying some of these recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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      7 years ago

      I didn't know so many things could be made with Dr. Pepper. I am so impressed. Can't wait to try some of these recipes.

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      Sharon Berry 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      You had me at Dr. Pepper Fudge. Really, I'm a Dr. Pepper freak and belong to the original fan club and never knew there were so many recipes. I love this.

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      7 years ago

      I'm a pepper too! Always did favor it over Coke. I remember when someone told me Dr. Pepper was really carbonated prune juice. I was okay with that since I like prune juice too. (I'm sure that isn't true.) I never thought to cook with Dr. Pepper, so thank you for the fun lens full of good ideas! :-)

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      Ann Scaling Tucker 

      7 years ago from Enid, OK

      Yes I am a pepper. When I was little my best friend's father bottled DP in our town and I grew up drinking DPs (bottles back then) I would like to try your recipes.

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      Ellen de Casmaker 

      7 years ago from Powell RIver BC

      Love Dr Pepper but never thought about cooking with it

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      7 years ago

      I'm going to throw those butts on my Traeger! My all-time favorite DP commercial is one with the hunchback of Notre Dame.

    • kerryhrabstock profile image


      7 years ago

      I'm more likely to try the shooter recipe than the pot roast. I just happened upon this lens. Interesting, but I think I'll take my Dr. P. straight.

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      7 years ago

      Any body have CHERRY Dr. Pepper Marinated Ham recipe ????

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      MayaBella LM 

      7 years ago

      Awesome list! I am for sure going to try some. But Dr Pepper Pineapple Spare Ribs first. :)

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      7 years ago

      My sister LOVES Dr. Pepper! She would probably enjoy theses recipes

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      7 years ago

      dr.pepper is good

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      7 years ago

      Dr. Pepper is my favorite beverage. I love your recipes.

    • TheFoodDigest profile image


      7 years ago

      Great recipes ! Thanks for the unique recipes .

    • laki2lav profile image


      7 years ago

      You have so many good recipes here. I'm going to have to try some of them. thanks for sharing!

    • Cinnamonbite profile image


      7 years ago

      I'm about to make the cake and I got all the ingredients for the pot roast and the ribs! I love this lens because of ALL the recipes in it! Thank you for gathering them all in to one place!

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      7 years ago

      Great recipes and unique, Thanks for all the recipes

    • StellaSingles profile image


      7 years ago

      very unique. dr. pepper does have a lot of culinary uses.

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      Mishael A Witty 

      7 years ago

      Wow! What a great lens! I love the old commercials. And Dr. Pepper peanut brittle? Are you kidding? I'm going to have to try that one!

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      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      I had no idea you could cook with Dr. Pepper. What a creative lens! I'll have to share this with a Dr. Pepper fanatic who is a friend of mine. Thanks for all the recipes. I feel some experimentation coming on. :-)

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      7 years ago

      What a great lens. I enjoy think back on the history and how all the colas were once over the counter tonics (they were all full of cocaine, of course they pick you up.) Then they fizzed them up and created the Cola Wars. I have to admit all the companies sure produced good commercials and jingles at the time. I remember a Dr. Pepper David McNaughton commercial, but not the one you have on your lens. Thanks.

    • Jack2205 profile image


      8 years ago

      I love Dr. Pepper. Great recipes. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      8 years ago

      These look especially tasty! Dr. P. Cherry Marshmallow Cake, mmmmm sounds good. Dr. Pepper marinade, haven't seen it, but would love to try it. Great lens.

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      Steve and Annette 

      8 years ago

      @dwnovacek: If you do, please come back and let us know how it turned out. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      8 years ago

      I usually drink a diet Cola, but do like the occasional Dr. Pepper. It's kind of like having dessert! I've seen recipes for roasting meat with Coca-Cola, but never any recipes with Dr. Pepper. I plan to give the chocolate cake a try! Blessed by a Squid Angel!

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      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      I haven't had a Dr. Pepper in years. Never knew there were so many different recipes using it!

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      Sherry Venegas 

      8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Dr. Pepper is my daughter's favorite, as well. She saves the first swig for the afternoon, but Dr. Pepper Jelly on hot biscuits sounds good.

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      8 years ago

      I can not believe how many recipes there using Dr. Pepper! I think it taste like prune juice myself.

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      8 years ago from Iowa

      I'm a diet coke gal myself but my husband loves Dr. Pepper so may have to give a couple of recipes a try. Never thought of adding soda to a roast but I am intrigued. :)

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      8 years ago

      Oh my there are so many good sounding recipes here. Bookmarked to give some of them a try. Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes. And yes, I like Dr Pepper too.

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      8 years ago

      Dr. Pepper is so great! Love all recipes here. Give 5 stars to you :)

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      spritequeen lm 

      8 years ago

      I'm not a huge fan of the drink, admittedly (sorry), but I may have to break down and try these! They actually sound pretty good! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jack2205 profile image


      8 years ago

      I love Dr. Pepper. Thanks for all these recipes. I will try them.

    • missbat profile image


      8 years ago

      I've never tried a Dr. Pepper cake, but I just might have to. Thanks for all the yummy sounding recipes!

    • JJNW profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      Wow. Who knew? My family likes Dr. Pepper. Me? Not so much. But I do love your lens!


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