Category Archives: Chocolate

Peppermint Mocha Cream Cheese Brownies

Peppermint Mocha Cream Cheese Brownies

A hot peppermint mocha is an indulgent way to take off the chill on a cold winter night. I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint – and it is even better once you throw a little bit of coffee in to the mix! My Peppermint Mocha Cream Cheese Brownies are a holiday treat inspired by the hot coffee drink. They’re easy to make and ... Read More »

How to Make Hot Chocolate on A Stick

How to Make Hot Chocolate on A Stick at Home from Baking Bites

Everyone loves edible homemade gifts, whether you’re talking about a batch of homemade cookies, cakes, pies or even extracts. One of my favorite homemade gifts in the past has been my Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix, which I’ve been making for years and packing up with cute mugs for holiday gifts. For a real chocoholic, though, it doesn’t get any better than Homemade Hot Chocolate On ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

If you’ve ever had a peppermint mocha, you know exactly how delicious the combination of chocolate, peppermint and coffee can be. The only problem with this type of drink is that peppermint is a very strong flavor and it can sometimes overpower the flavors of the coffee and the chocolate. These Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips were inspired by that delicious holiday drink, ... Read More »

Hot Cocoa Cookies with Mini Marshmallows

Hot Cocoa Cookies with Mini Marshmallows

I find that almost no one – myself included – can resist a big mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter evening, particularly if that hot chocolate is topped off with a handful of marshmallows. It was a favorite treat of mine growing up and it still is today. There are very few hot chocolate or hot cocoa-flavored goodies out there, largely because it ... Read More »

Homemade Cinnamon Churros with a Trio of Decadent Organic Chocolate Dipping Sauces

Homemade Cinnamon Churros with a Trio of Chocolate Dipping Sauces

When I entertain during the holidays, I like to make desserts that are shareable to enjoy with my friends and family. To me, a “shareable” dessert includes an element of interactivity that you don’t get from a plate of cookies or cupcakes. While you certainly can’t go wrong with a batch of freshly baked holiday cookies, you get a complete different experience when you and ... Read More »

Reduced Guilt Mexican Chocolate Brownie Pie

Reduced Calorie Chocolate Brownie Pie

  I’m not one to shy away from sweet desserts and most of my recipes use sugar, honey or maple syrup as sweeteners. There are times – such as when I am cooking for family members who prefer a lower calorie dessert, or if I simply want a “reduced guilt” option after dinner – when I work with recipes where I can swap out a few ingredients so ... Read More »

Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter Brownies

Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter Brownies

One of my favorite pumpkin spice products to come out this season is Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter. Cookie butter already has some natural spice to it, but that spice is mild and almost gets lost in the brown sugar base of the spread sometimes. Amping up the spice makes the TJ’s cookie butter very addictive, and the fact that it has real ... Read More »

Brownie Batter Oreo Brownies

Brownie Batter Oreo Brownies

I always enjoy trying the seasonal and limited edition cookies that Oreo releases throughout the year. Perhaps it is because I always had a fondness for Oreo cookies and milk after a long day of school, but whatever the motivation, I always get a kick out of trying flavors that range from Caramel Apple to Candy Corn. One of the most recent releases is Brownie ... Read More »

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