Category Archives: Chocolate

Individual Nutella Bread Puddings

Individual Nutella Bread Pudding, closeup

I like that fact that bread pudding is a cross between a custard and a cake. I also like that it tends to be a family-style dessert, baked in a big casserole dish or a loaf pan and and portioned out into both big and small servings. It can be made in advance and can also serve a crowd. But as nice as it is ... Read More »

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are great because they deliver all the chocolate and all the buttery flavor of a regular chocolate chip cookie, with a little bit more texture and a delicious oaty, nutty flavor on top. When you toast nuts, you bring out their nuttiness even more, and this same thing works on oats. So, I added some toasted, sweetened granola right into this ... Read More »

S’mores Fudge

S'mores Fudge

There are many ways to make fudge that start out with some sugar and a candy thermometer, and while I’ve had plenty of excellent fudge made this way, I’ve also ruined more than a few batches by not watching the temperature closely enough. The idea of a worry-free fudge, therefore, appeals to me. And, fortunately, it is very easy to make a delicious batch of ... Read More »

Reverse Whoopie Pies

Reverse Whoopie Pies

  Whoopie pies are a classic snack cake – despite the name that makes it sound like some sort of practical joke (like a whoopie cushion). They’re two soft cookies sandwiched together with a creamy filling. The standard whoopie pie has a chocolate cookie and a vanilla cream center. As good as this combination is, there is no harm in switching things up a little, ... Read More »

German Chocolate Cake Brownies

German Chocolate Cake Brownies

A towering German Chocolate Cake is definitely a dessert to look forward to, but there isn’t always time – nor do I always have the desire – to construct a multi-layered cake. The solution to this little problem is a batch of German Chocolate Cake Brownies. These brownies have all the flavor of the cake, including a coconut-pecan topping that is very much like the ... Read More »

Double Chocolate Peppermint Mocha

Double Chocolate Peppermint Mocha

Around Christmas time, I tend to have a surplus of peppermint candy canes lying around. They also last well into the new year because they keep very well (and go on sale after the holidays!). I like this about candy canes because if you’re a fan of peppermint, they make fantastic coffee stirs and it’s nice to have them around to infuse a little flavor ... Read More »

Triple Chocolate Cookies n’ Cream Peppermint Bark

Triple Chocolate Cookies n' Cream Peppermint Bark

Peppermint bark is a holiday staple – or, at least, it appears in quite a few stores and a package always seems to make its way under my tree around Christmas. It’s easy to make it yourself and it makes a great holiday gift, as well as being a good treat to put out when guests stop by for snacks and hot cocoa. It is ... Read More »

Cream Cheese-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

A classic chocolate chip cookie is good, but sometimes it seems like they’re missing something. Something like a cream cheese filling that will lend the cookies a bit of cheesecake flavor and make them even moister and chewier than they would be without the filling! The cookie dough for this twist on a classic chocolate chip cookie is a fairly standard cookie dough. It even ... Read More »

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