Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Hot Chocolate Gift Basket

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Everyone love hot cocoa when it is chilly outside. Why not create a hot cocoa basket filled with your favorite things to give to family and friends? You could make your own coco mix or purchase your favorite, Godiva is a good choice. Add some marshmallows,  a cute mug, some homemade cookies and you are all set with the perfect gift basket. 


Sunday, November 10, 2019

5 Chocolate Pumpkin Favorites



Good evening! Thanksgiving is right around the corner so I thought you might enjoy a few treats on the table that aren't just pumpkin but are chocolate as well. 

Enjoy!

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

I cannot wait to make this Chocolate Pumpkin Pie  from A Table Full of Joy



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 Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake from Will Work for Smiles is a beautiful and delicious addition to the Thanksgiving table. 




These Chocolate Pumpkin Bars from A Treats Affair would be a great treat to make and transport easily. 




Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cake  form Chocolate, Chocolate and More is on my list for Christmas as well. 



I've always wanted to make a roll cake this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Roll from The Bitter Side of Sweet might just be my first. 

Have a great night!




Sunday, November 3, 2019

5 Chocolate Favorites from Sugar Salt Magic, The Chocolatess and More


Good Friday morning to you. I hope that you had a great Halloween. I found some delicious treats this week. I hope that you enjoy them.



I made this Halloween spiderweb cobweb cake this week and it is delicious. I used my favorite chocolate cake recipe from the Fodess and of course my favorite Hershey Frosting then you simply melt marshmallows and let them cool a bit, pull strings of marshmallows and put them on the cake like cobwebs. Add some candy eyes and enjoy. 



The Ultimate Triple Layer Chocolate Mouse Pie from The Baking Chocolatess looks like a great dessert to make for the holidays. 






Peanut butter Fudgy Brownies from Just a Pinch, the perfect combination of flavors in my opinion. 



I have never had anything like a Chickito Caramel Slice from Sugar Salt Magic but I will be rectifying that soon.

Have a great weekend 


Sunday, October 20, 2019

5 Chocolate Favorites from Half Baked Harvest, Sally's Baking Addiction and More

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A happy Fall Friday to you! I hope that you are finding time to enjoy the beautiful Fall weather, the falling leaves, crisp mornings, and lots of baking. 

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I love caramel apples but often times after a few bites I am satiated and the rest goes to waste. These Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices from Mom Loves Baking solves that problem. 


Half Baked Harvest


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Pumpkin Spiced Truffles from Sally's Baking Addiction would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table. 


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Do you have a favorite Fall chocolate recipe? Please share it if you do, I am always looking for recipes to try. 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownies with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Glaze

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Good morning! I don't know about you but I love chocolate and peanut butter, especially when paired together. I recently found a bag of peanut butter cups in my pantry and I thought I why add them to my favorite brownie recipe. Once I did that I thought why not add another layer of chocolaty, peanut butter goodness to the brownies by drizzling melted peanut butter over the top. Then I made chocolate peanut butter and drizzled that over the top as well. The result? Chocolaty, peanut buttery perfection. 



These brownies are fudgy, creamy, moist and filled with peanut butter goodness. You will love them. 


Brownie Base
Recipe from: Baker by Nature

Ingredients

11/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa
11 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 teaspoon Espresso Powder 
11/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
5 eggs. at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a 9 x 13" baking pan with butter or cooking spray, then line parchment paper and butter or spray that as well.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and cocoa, set aside.
In a heat proof bowl put the chopped chocolate, the butter and the espresso powder, place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until the butter and chocolate are melted and well combined and smooth.
Turn the heat off and leave the bowl over the water, add both sugars and whisk until combined. Then remove the bowl from the water and let cool to room temperature.
Once chocolate mixture is room temperature, 3 room temperature eggs and whisk until combined. Add the last 2 eggs, whisk until combined, then whisk in the  vanilla extract.
DO not over-beat the batter or the brownies will be cake like and not fudgy.
Sprinkle the flour mixture over the chocolate mixture, with a rubber spatula fold the flour mixture into the chocolate, until just a bit of the flour is visible. Fold in the chopped peanut butter cups. 
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, ROTATE the pan after 15 minutes, then bake for another 15 minutes.
Bake only until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs attached. Let cool on a wire rack.

Drizzle coold brownies with melted peanut butter, followed by melted chocolate peanut butter. 

Peanut Butter Drizzle
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter melted

Chocolate Peanut Butter

1/4 cup dark chocolate
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Melt the peanut butter and the chocolate together. 

Then remove from pan, cut into squares and enjoy!





Saturday, October 5, 2019

5 Chocolate Favorites from The Cookie Rookie, Browned Butter Blondie and More

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Good morning! I hope you had a great week. I found 5 scrumptious treats that you might want to make this weekend. 

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This Double Chocolate Ganache Tart from Wood & Spoon would be perfect for your holiday table.


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A Cosy Kitchen  is one of my all time favorite blogs, in fact my FAVORITE chocolate chip cookies are from this blog. I cannot wait to "kick" them up a notch by making Browned Butter Chocolate Chip cookies


I love pies, especially chocolate cream pie. Doesn't this chocolate cream pie from The Cookie Rookie look great?



This mummy cake is a fun treat to make with your kids and grandkids for Halloween. 

Have a great day!


Sunday, September 22, 2019

5 Chocolate Favorites on Friday from Wild, Wild Whisk, Browned Butter Blondie and More

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Good morning! I found some great chocolate treats for you this week. Each one will be perfect for your Fall parties and gatherings. 


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Salted Caramel Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes from Browned Butter Blondie, these are perfect for Fall parties, game day or even Thanksgiving!


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I love brownies and am always up for trying a new recipe, this recipe for THE Best Brownies Ever from Wild, Wild Whisk is now at the top of my list. 


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Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Browned Butter Blondie


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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins  from Healthy Little Cravings is a great way to use some of your summer harvest. 

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Did you find any scrumptious chocolate recipes this week? Or did you make something? If so, please share. 

Enjoy!