Tag Archive | chocolate

It’s…National Nutty Fudge Day!

Here’s are two perfect recipes to celebrate your love all things chocolaty and nutty! This is a simple recipe that I have used a gazillion times courtesy of the great people at Domino Sugar (Make sure check out their site for other yummy recipes!)

Nutty Chocolate Fudge (Photo Credit: Domino Sugar)

Nutty Chocolate Fudge (Photo Credit: Domino Sugar)

 

My husband always uses this recipe and has been designated as the official “fudge maker” in our family – especially at Christmas! This is the famous recipe for Kraft’s Fantasy Fudge (secret ingredient? Jet Puffed Marshmallow Creme!)

Fantasy Fudge (Photo Credit: Kraft)

Fantasy Fudge (Photo Credit: Kraft)

 

 

 

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Let’s Celebrate Chocolate Caramel Day!

March 19th is National Chocolate Caramel Day and how will you partake? How about this delicious recipe for Double Chocolate Brownies With Caramel Frosting courtesy of Southern Living? This is so rich and tasty, full of chocolate, caramel and marshmallows.  It’s so decadent and sweet – almost sinful! You can find the recipe right here

Double Chocolate Brownies With Caramel Frosting (Southern Living)

Double Chocolate Brownies With Caramel Frosting (Southern Living)

 

Friday’s Dessert w/ Alcohol: Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie (Kentucky Derby Pie)

(Recipe and photo courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker)

Ingredients:

Recipe for single 9-inch pie crust
½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
¾ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup light corn syrup
4 eggs
¼ cup bourbon
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1¼ cups walnuts, given a very coarse chop
¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Prepare the pie crust as directed in your recipe; blind bake according to the recipe’s instructions; set aside.

2. Adjust the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium-high speed with a whisk attachment (or in a large bowl with a whisk and a lot of elbow grease), whip together the butter, sugars, corn syrup, eggs, bourbon and vanilla extract until frothy. Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.

4. Pour into the prepared pie crust (you may have more filling than will fit into your pie pan – just fill it up as far as you can). Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until set. Cool completely at room temperature (at least 4 hours) before slicing into the pie. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

(Recipe adapted from Providence Food Examiner)

In the Kitchen Tonight: Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Jam Cookie Bars

My hubby loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (as you can tell, he is my inspiration for many desserts since he is the one who eats them!)  So I came across this delicious recipe from Pillsbury for Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Jam Cookie Bars– which my official taste tester (aka hubby) gave a HUGE thumbs up too.  He also immediately ran to the kitchen to pour himself a tall glass of milk afterwards too.  This dessert is very rich in flavor and yummy in taste.  If you are a kid at heart (like hubby) and love your pb&j sandwiches…this dessert is for you!

Starting off with the basic ingredients. I used grape jam.

Pressed the sugar cookie dough onto the bottom of the pan

Layer with peanut butter

Grape Jam Layer

Sprinkle chocolate chip morsels

Add cookie dough for top layer

Fresh out of the oven

Ready to eat (and with a glass of milk, of course!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday’s Dessert w/ Alcohol: Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes

Its my favorite day of the week.  You know…the one that we can finally breathe a sigh of relief when its over, run home to put on our favorite pajamas and watch back to back episodes of the Kardashians over pizza and wine.   Well, okay…this isn’t exactly how its done in my house (unfortunately haha!) but on a perfect Friday night this is how I envision it. Researching for tonight’s desserts I came across one with a catchy title called Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes – how appropriate! Thank you Betty Crocker for creating desserts that are easy and fun to make especially for adults like me who enjoy an alcoholic beverage now and then…especially in a cupcake!

Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes

It’s National Chocolate Day!

All chocolate lovers rejoice!!!  It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t honor America’s own chocolatier, Milton Hershey.  He was a man with a simple dream of perfecting chocolate.  Did you know his first candy was the caramel? And he then decided to make chocolate as just a coating to top the caramel candies.  The first Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar was being sold in America in 1900…112 years ago. You can read more of his fascinating story right here.

As a kid, I was always enamored with chocolate and to this very day the original Hershey’s Bar (minus the almonds) is my ultimate favorite.  I remember trips years ago to Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania, riding the boat through the chocolate river and being in awe of all around me, mouth wide open hoping to get a drop of chocolate from the chocolate river.

In honor of National Chocolate Dayhere is the ultimate chocolate cake recipe which is called Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake.  Perfect for all of you chocolate lovers out there!

Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

Chocolate-Covered Oreo Celebration Cake

Oreo celebrates it’s 100th birthday this year! There is much debate on how to eat an Oreo cookie.  Dunk them in milk, twist off one side and eat the middle first? Or just eat the entire cookie at once.  My preference has to always taken off one side and scrape the filling off with my teeth.  You can find this delicious Oreo celebration cake here.

How do you eat your Oreo cookie?

Chocolate-Covered Oreo Celebration Cake