I actually wanted to make this last year, but usually I personally don’t have “leftover” candy. So this time I bought some, specifically to use and call “leftover”. The great thing is you can pretty much use any candy you like. I prefer chocolate with something like this, but by all means, add something fruity or whatever you have.Continue Reading
I finally got a bundt cake pan… I know, it’s crazy that I didn’t before. So now that I do, I had to try it out as soon as possible. I wanted something with both fruit and chocolate, so in the spirit of chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate chips with strawberries sounded like a delicious pairing. And it was! A dense moist cake with tart strawberries and decadent chocolate flecked throughout. Then I glazed mine with a sweet vanilla icing, and topped it with fresh blueberries and raspberries with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. The best of all things both sweet and fresh.
I love making these little 5″ cakes! It’s not quite as daunting as a big one, they’re oh-so cute and perfect for just a few people. Or they’re the perfect size for smash cakes too, for the little ones. Plus, one of the best parts about this recipe is you can also use it to make 12 standard sized cupcakes (just vary the baking time). Ever since the girl scout cookies starting popping up this season, I have been craving thin mints, or more specifically, mint chocolate. (and I’m sorry, but why do they not make gluten-free/ dairy-free girl scout cookies yet?).
There are very few things that pair better than chocolate & strawberry. They are just a match made in heaven. Plus strawberries make gorgeous decorations, without doing much with them at all. I think that’s why they call it ‘nature’s candy’. Or do they? If they don’t, they should…
Well, I’m sorry that I’ve been a little absent lately, but now I’m back and I’ve moved onto peppermint from pumpkin! These little treats are absolutely perfect for this time of year. There are very few ingredients (which is always nice), and they contain peppermint, which is what I’m after at the moment. All peppermint, all the time.Continue Reading
Snack Mix, or Muddy Buddies, or Puppy Chow… They’re all the same essentially, and also super, super addicting. You will not be able to stop eating it. I rarely make it because of this fact. My sister and I always used to get down on this growing up. It would last about a second then too.Continue Reading
Hands down, my husband’s favorite flavor combination is peanut butter & chocolate, as far as sweets go (otherwise, I would just say meat in general). Although we don’t typically go for a store-bought candy bars for sweets, Reese’s is his absolute favorite. So I wanted to make a homemade version, but a little healthier (& with a lot less ingredients). I used dark chocolate & subbed out the peanut butter for almond butter. The combination of the rich dark chocolate & smooth almond butter, with a pinch of sea salt sets this treat over the edge. The honey gives it a mild sweetness, while it still tastes very decadent. I made mini cups & I’m so glad I did, because these guys are RICH. Just one definitely satisfies even the biggest sweet tooth.Continue Reading