Recipes are a marvelous way to......

come together with others,

whether you are making an item with someone else

or making it to sharing with others or just for yourself. 

 

Take an adventure in trying a new recipe today! 

 

Enjoy!

RECIPES

October 11, 2020

Check out these fun S'more Treats:

Dairy Free S'mores Dip

Simply S'mores Bars

S'mores Muffins

S'mores Rice Crispy Treats 

https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/easy-dairy-free-smores-dip-oven

Salted Caramel Gooey Dark Chocolate Chip Bars

September 21, 2020

It feels like fall in the area and time for some baking. This last week's new recipe try was a success - Salted Caramel Gooey Dark Chocolate Chip Bars and yes, you could probably make them cookies instead. 

Ingredients:

1 cup butter softened

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

a bag of Dark Chocolate Chips 

1/2 bag of soft caramels unwrapped (I cut them up to be smaller pieces - similar in size to the chocolate chips)

1 teaspoon sea salt ( I used Chocolate Sea Salt available at The Spice and Tea Exchange - https://www.spiceandtea.com/salts/chocolate-sea-salt.html)

Instructions: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 

Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.

In a bowl to be used with an electric mixer combine: softened butter with both sugars. They should look light and fluffy.

Next, add in the eggs, vanilla, sea salt and baking soda. 

Mix until it is smooth, you will need a spatula to scape the sides.

Then add in the flour. Once mixed in again. 

Add in the chocolate chips. 

Then pour mixture into pan. 

After it is in the pan evenly, I scattered the soft caramel on top. 

Then bake for 30 minutes. 

Depending on your oven, you might want to check it with a toothpick, remember these are going to be gooey. 

Enjoy!!! 

Note if you made too many, they do freeze if you wrap them up or I put them in zip lock bags. 
 

September 13, 2020

Want to make homemade croissants even more irresistible? The answer, of course, is chocolate.

Oatmeal S'More Bars

August 10, 2020

OATMEAL S'MORES BARS! 😋 Not only is this recipe perfect for National S'mores Day (which is today!) but it also uses our All In WA 70% Dark Chocolate bar! (link in bio for more details about our partnership with All In WA) 💙

#dEATS

⁣⁣⁣Iingredients
⁣⁣1 1/3 cup almond flour
⁣⁣1 tsp baking soda⁣⁣
1/4 tsp salt
⁣⁣1/2 tsp cinnamon
⁣⁣1/4 tsp nutmeg⁣⁣
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened ⁣⁣
1 cup light brown sugar⁣⁣
1/4 cup coconut sugar⁣⁣
2 large eggs⁣⁣
1 tsp vanilla extract
⁣⁣2 1/2 cups rolled oats
⁣⁣1 dark chocolate bar, chopped @theochocolate⁣⁣
1 cup mini marshmallows⁣⁣⁣⁣

Directions
⁣⁣1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.⁣⁣
2. In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and set aside⁣⁣
3. In another mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined. Then add in dry ingredients. Stir until a dough forms. Fold in rolled oats.⁣
4. To assemble: press HALF of the dough mixture into the bottom of the pan, spread evenly. Top with an even layer of half of the chocolate bar and about 3/4 cup of the marshmallows. Carefully spread the rest of the dough over the first layer and spread evenly. Top with the rest of the chocolate and 1/4 of the remaining marshmallows. Bake for about 30-32 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow pan to cool for ~30 mins. Cut into bars and serve!

For more yumminess, check out her Instagram: https://bit.ly/2PN8Dy5

Cacao Ancho Liqueur (and the Margarita That Demands It)

June 12, 2020

A new twist on the margarita for you to try!
 

https://www.storey.com/article/cacao-ancho-liqueur/

May 15, 2020

Need a change with your Virtual Happy Hour cocktail during this quarantine, check out this recipe. 

Ingredients:

1 cocktail

2 tablespoons sugar

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus extra for finishing

¼ cup Baileys Irish Cream

2 tablespoons vanilla vodka

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons half-and-half

Ice, as needed

Directions:

1. On a small plate, place a very damp paper towel. On another small plate, stir the sugar and cayenne together to combine.

2. Press the glass onto the paper towel to wet the rim, then dip it into the sugar-cayenne mixture. Set aside.

3. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Baileys with the vanilla vodka, cocoa powder, half-and-half and cayenne (to taste). Add a few ice cubes, and shake very well to combine.

4. Strain the cocktail into your prepared glass and serve immediately.

Please drink responsibly. BAILEYS Irish Cream Liqueur. 17% Alc. Vol. ©2016 R&A Baileys & Co. Imported by Paddington, Ltd. Norwalk, CT

Chocolate Cobbler

April 22, 2020

Also known as chocolate pudding cake, chocolate cobbler is two desserts in one: a layer of tender cake mixed up with warm, pudding-like fudge. It’s also made with basic pantry staples, so you can whip it up at a moment’s notice or whenever a serious chocolate craving hits. Cobblers like this one are made in an unconventional way, but be sure to follow the directions. First, the batter is poured into a buttered baking dish, then a layer of dry ingredients are scattered on top, then boiling water is poured over the entire dish. Once the batter is in the baking dish, don’t stir it. As the cobbler bakes, this will help it form pockets of pudding and cakelike crust. This Chocolate Cobbler serves eight people, making it a perfect dinner party dessert. When dinner is served, pop the baking dish in the oven, and dessert will be ready by the time everyone is done. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!

Chocolate Lasanga

March 30, 2020

Here are some great ideas for a different dessert while we are self isolation. 

Chocolate Lasagna Cake

https://www.centercutcook.com/chocolate-lasagna/

Chocolate Lasagna Cupcakes

https://www.centercutcook.com/chocolate-lasagna-cupcakes/

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

October 12, 2019

These chocolate pumpkin cheesecake muffins are a rich chocolate muffin with a surprise chocolate chip pumpkin cheesecake center. A pumpkin lover and chocoholic’s delight!

 

Pumpkin cheesecake is great on its own, but when you stuff it inside a chocolate muffin it’s even more delicious!

There’s just something magical about the combination of chocolate and pumpkin, and these muffins are the best of all worlds. The tender muffins are filled with pumpkin cheesecake and chocolate chips for a super unique dessert option.

September 06, 2019

"This paleo chocolate ganache tart will satisfy your craving for something rich, decadent and deeply chocolatey. And you won't believe how low maintenance it is to make. The crust is prepared in the food processor and can be made ahead of time. The filling comes together with a bowl and spoon and requires no baking! Add the easy garnish and it's ready to be devoured."

August 26, 2019

Three ingredients transform plain dark chocolate into a sweet and nutty treat.

February 24, 2019

Thinking Spring Weather..... a great treat to enjoy!

February 01, 2019

Perfect for February 14 is Chocolate Day! 

Bread Pudding with Chocolate "Twist"

September 16, 2018

Classic Bread Pudding with a “Twist”

 

Ingredients:

2 cups milk

1/ 2 cup butter or margarine

3 eggs, slightly beaten

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 - 8 cups soft bread cubes (about 6 slices bread)

1/2 cup Hershey Special Dark Chocolate chips - is my choice but you can use other chips

1/4 cup Hershey Sea Salt Caramel chips - again my choice for a “twist” 

Whipping (heavy) cream, if desired

Steps:

Heat oven to 350ºF.

 

In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk and butter over medium heat until butter is melted and milk is hot. 

In large bowl, mix eggs, sugars, cinnamon and salt. Stir in bread cubes and chips.

 

Stir in milk mixture. Pour into ungreased cake pan but I prefer to spray it a little with cooking spray bit but that is my choice again. 

 

Bake covered 30 and uncovered for about 15 minutes more - a total cooking time of  45 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean. 

Serve warm with whipping cream if desired. 

Enjoy!! 

August 16, 2018

August 16 - Is National Rum Day!

What is your favorite Chocolate Rum?

July 14, 2018

In honor of the Belgium team winning in the Semi Finals of the World Cup. Here is Five Step Easy Recipe for Molten Chocolate Cakes.  

June 06, 2018

A chocolate twist on a summer favorite - MARGARITA!! Check it out soon!!

Also great if you try it with a chocolate flavored tequila with a little more orange or sub out the orange for raspberry or pomegranate tequila. 

May 15, 2018

Perfect dessert option for upcoming graduations! Enjoy Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Cream - ENJOY!!! 

April 15, 2019

Fabulous Glutten Free - Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting!!

March 01, 2018

Note if you add dark unsweetened chocolate chips it adds a little more!! Enjoy!!

February 01, 2018

Dark Chocolate and Orange always a perfect pairing!!! 

January 15, 2018

Mini cakes can be the just right dessert to take to a dinner party!

January 01, 2018

Happy New Year!!! A chocolate dessert that is a "little" lighter after the holidays! 

December 11, 2017

Perfect for the holiday season!

December 01, 2017

Hot Chocolate for all of us that do not live where it is warm year round. 

November 20, 2017

Perfect for a cool fall evening! I have substituted other bourbon (Breckenridge, Buffalo) but I have never substituted the Godiva. Enjoy!! 

October 01, 2017

When you want something different for the weekend brunch!

September 01, 2017

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies always and forever a favorite! Still one the best recipes for chocolate chip cookies!!! 

August 01, 2017

You can always have more chocolate ganache - Enjoy!!

June 01, 2017

Here is "light" no bake recipe for summertime!

May 01, 2017

Think summer and picnics this a go-to recipe!

April 01, 2017

Martha Stewart always delivers on delicious desserts.

December 17, 2018

Fabulous combination of chocolate and caramel!! Enjoy!!! 

February 22, 2019

February is the perfect month to celebrate decadence in chocolate!.

January 07, 2019

Cheers to the your new year and the next chocolate adventures!!

January 07, 2019

Cheers to the your new year and the next chocolate adventures!!

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