Category Archives: Chocolate

Banana Nutella Bran Muffins

Banana Chocolate Bran Muffins

A bran muffin starts to sound a lot more delicious when you introduce Nutella into it. Don’t get me wrong – I have had some very good bran muffins, but I see many people turned off of them after eating dense, heavy, flavorless, overly oily or overly dry muffins. There is no cause for that and a good dose of Nutella is exactly what you ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Peanut butter pie is, quite honestly, something that I didn’t think would appeal to me the first time I had it. I like peanut butter, but a pie with a super-creamy peanut butter base actually sounded like it would be a bit (or a lot) too much. When I was a pie judge at the American Pie Council’s Pie Contest last year, however, I had ... Read More »

Apricot Pecan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Aprict Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you can’t go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie. With that in mind, a chocolate chip cookie makes a great jumping off point for other flavors in a cookie and you can transform an old classic into a new one without missing out on anything. With these Apricot Pecan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, I was looking ... Read More »

Cookies n’ Cream Brownies

Cookies n' Cream Brownies

Whenever I want to dress up a batch of brownies, I don’t turn to chocolate ganache or fancy chocolate chips. I turn to a big bag of cream filled, Oreo-type sandwich cookies, chop them up and add them to my brownie batter. I suppose that this is actually dressing down the brownies, rather than dressing them up, but Oreo cookies make a fantastic addition to ... Read More »

White Chocolate Truffles

White Chocolate Truffles

Milk and dark chocolate truffles are equally common in the candy aisle or in the display case of your favorite chocolatier. White chocolate doesn’t pop up as often but makes an equally delicious choice for a truffle because it starts out with a deliciously creamy flavor from the get go. Chocolate truffles are easy to make at home and only require a few simple ingredients, ... Read More »

Chocolate Truffle-Filled Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Chocolate Truffle-Filled Peanut Butter Cups

These cookies are like a peanut butter cup, but inside out and in cookie form. I realize that this actually makes them quite different from the peanut butter cups that you can buy in the candy aisle at the local grocery store (and the homemade version!), but the flavors are similar and these cookies have a cute peanut butter cup shape to them. These start ... Read More »

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Magic Bars

White Chocolate Mac Nut Magic Bars

White chocolate and macadamia nuts go together particularly well in drop cookies, where the sweetness of the white chocolate makes for a nice contrast with buttery cookie dough and crisp macadamia nuts, but these two ingredients can be a great combination in a whole variety of other baked goods, as well. A great example of these flavors coming together is in this batch of White ... Read More »

Salted Caramel-Filled Molten Chocolate Cakes

Caramel-Filled Molten Chocolate Cake

Is there anything that salted caramel can’t make better? There are actually plenty of desserts out there that salted caramel can’t improve on (although it’s difficult to come up with more than a couple), but there are an even greater number that can go from good to great with a little bit of salted caramel mixed in. One of these recipes is a molten chocolate ... Read More »

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