Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

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Is there anything better on a cold morning than a steaming mug of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream or marshmallows? A steaming mug of peanut butter hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and drizzled with peanut butter!

This recipe is easy and delicious. 

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate


11/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup of 60% dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter


Whipped cream
2 tablespoon melted peanut butter


Put the milk, chocolate morsels and peanut butter in the Vitamix, place the top on the blender. Start on low and then increase to highest setting and run blender for 5 minutes. You can also use the soup setting. 

Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream and drizzle with peanut butter. 

You can also make this without a blender on the stovetop. 

Simply place the milk, chocolate and peanut butter in a sauce pan and cook on low-medium heat, whisk constantly so that the peanut butter does not burn on the bottom of the pan. 


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas
By: Sister St. Thomas, B.N.D. de N

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the town,
St. Joseph was searching, walking up roads and down;
Our Lady was waiting, so meek and so mild,
While Joseph was seeking a place for the Child.
The children were nestles, each snug in their beds,
The grown-ups wouldn't bother, there's no room they said;
When even the innkeeper sent them away,
Joseph was wondering, where they would stay.
He thought of the caves in the side of the hills,
Lets go there said Mary, it's silent and still;
Made pathways of light for their tired feet to go.
And there in a cave, in a cradle of hay,
Our Savior was born on the first Christmas Day!
The Father was watching in heaven above,
He sent angels, His couriers of love.
More rapid than eagles God's bright angels came;
Rejoicing and eager as each hear his name;
Come Power, Come Cherubs, Come Virtues, Come Raphael,
Come Thrones and Dominions, come Michael and Gabriel.
Now fly to the Earth, where My poor people live,
Announce the glad tiding My Son comes to give;
The Shepherds were watching their flocks on this night,
And saw in the heavens and unearthly light.
The Angels assured them, they'd nothing to fear,
It's Christmas they said, the Savior is here!
They hastened to find Him, and stood at the door,
Til Mary invited them in to adore.
He was swaddled in bands from His head to His feet,
Never did the Shepherd's see a baby so sweet.
He spoke not a word, but the Shepherd's all knew,
He was telling them secrets and blessing them too.
Then softly they left Him, The Babe in the hay,
And rejoiced with great joy on that first Christmas Day;
Mary heard them exclaim and they walked up the hill,
Glory to God in the Highest, Peace to men of good will!

Happy Christmas Eve my friends and family! I am sending you love and blessing for a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for blessing my life with your friendships and your wonderful blogs!

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. 


Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

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


 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. 

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

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


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


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!