Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

In the past couple of weeks I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of peanut butter cookie recipes. Pretty much all my life I’ve been using the same, classic peanut butter cookie recipe where you refrigerate the dough and smash it with a fork so it has a grid pattern on top. 

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I decided that it was time to try something new: how about just a regular drop cookie that doesn’t need to be refrigerated beforehand? I decided to start off my hunt for other peanut butter cookie recipes with this one: it’s a crunchy, chunky cookie made with oatmeal and chopped peanut bits. Optionally, you can drizzle some chocolate on top.

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These cookies are just the right amount of salty and sweet and are reminiscent of chocolate-covered peanuts when you add the chocolate drizzle.  (more…)

Fudgy Cookies and Cream Cake

Maybe some of you have noticed, but I don’t have too many layer cake recipes on this site, and it’s mostly because I don’t make layered cakes all that often at my house. Layered cakes tend to be too big and rich for my family to finish them very quickly, so they’re often saved for special occasions, or for when we have dinner guests. fudgy cookies and cream cake.3

A couple weeks ago, I decided to make this cake and it transformed our Sunday night dinner into a special occasion! It is made with a fudgy, perfectly moist cake base, layers of Oreo whipped cream in the center, and coated with a rich, fudge-like frosting. Plus, it’s four layers :) 

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This cake was a huge hit because, even though it was a bit rich, I made sure to cut down on the sugar so that it wouldn’t be overwhelming. A lot of times I feel that when I try store-bought cakes they’re just sugar bombs with tons of icing! Even though this is rich, it’s nothing like that. You can enjoy each of the chocolate components without your mouth burning from sugar overload!  (more…)

Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal

Here’s another oatmeal recipe, only this one is a bit more decadent than the ones before it: chocolate brownie oatmeal. 

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Reminiscent of a brownie, this oatmeal tastes amazing with some chocolate chips on top. I added white and milk chocolate chips, as well as some slivered almonds, and it was amazing. 

chocolate banana oatmeal.1The best part is that this oatmeal is actually HEALTHY! This oatmeal gets its rich flavor with just a little bit of unsweetened cocoa powder. To sweeten, a single banana is added.  (more…)

Black and White Mousse

Don’t you just love chocolate mousse? It tastes whipped, light, and airy, yet full of rich chocolate flavor… 

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This mousse is extra special, because it has delicious chocolate mousse on the bottom, fluffy whipped cream on the top. And it has a pretty chocolate drizzle. 

chocolate mousse.4Every spoonful contains a delicious mix of the two vanilla and chocolate flavors.  (more…)

Crunchy Cranberry Muffins

After making white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies, I was inspired to turn the recipe into a muffin. I had a bit of trouble at first trying to think of what to call these muffins, and finally settled on crunchy cranberry muffins in attempt to keep it short. 

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Just like the aforementioned cookies, these muffins have white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. They get their “crunch” from two other things: the course sugar topping and macadamia nuts (though these are optional – I tried them with and without, both are great). 

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Though these don’t have oatmeal like the cookies, they are made with whole wheat flour, allowing for a healthy treat!  (more…)

Mocha Layer Cake

Even though most people love chocolate, some are pretty picky about their chocolate cakes. 

mocha layer cake.5Luckily, with this cake recipe I was able to please everyone who tried it. 

mocha layer cake.4The cake is a bit fudgey without being overly rich. It has a slight coffee flavor to it that’s not overwhelming. It’s sweetened rather lightly, so don’t worry about this being a sugar-bomb! The icing is similarly light and sweet: it’s just heavy whipping cream with a bit of sugar.  (more…)

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Woohoo! Cupcake Friday! Treat yourself to these delicious treats this weekend. 

red velvet cupcakes.4This is a super amazing red velvet cupcake recipe. They’re soft and spongey, flavorful and delicious. Plus, they’re topped with my favorite cream cheese frosting. This is honestly one of the best, simplest cupcake recipe you can get.  (more…)

Chocolate Crème Brûlée (sort of)

I was a bit confused on what to name this recipe. In the cookbook that I originally found the recipe, they call it “very rich chocolate crème brûlée”, but I wasn’t quite sure if this was creamy enough to truly be called “crème brûlée”. 

Chocolate Crème Brûlée.3That being said, I do think this is a truly delicious dessert that all chocolate-lovers should try. Although it wasn’t super creamy, it was definitely thick and rich, without being overly sweet. It reminded me of a cheesecake or chocolate mousse, yet still a bit different.  (more…)

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