Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

peanut  eggs recipe

I picked up a book called “Best Church Recipes” when our library had a booksale and I darn neared drooled over these chocolate peanut butter eggs.  They were super easy to make too!

 

 

Heavenly Hummingbird Cake

spring cake ideas

One of my favorite spring cakes is a Hummingbird Cake.  After trying several recipes – my favorite is the one from Southern Living magazine.  Not surprising, it is one of their most requested cakes of all time.  Moist, flavorful and decked out with a delicious cream cheese frosting – heavenly!

Oh…did I mention that it is extremely easy to make?

Recipe & photo courtesy of Southern Living Magazine.

 

 

Best New York Black and White Cookies

best black & white cookie

Perhaps my all-time favorite cookie is a New York Black and White Cookie.  It’s a cakey cookie topped with delicious white and chocolate glaze.  I thought I was making the BEST black and whtie cookies until Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO shared her pics and recipes.  These are simply divine!  Thank you Danielle!

black & whites cookies ny

Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Bars

mint desserts

Here’s another fabulous recipe from my friend Liz at ThatSkinnyChickCanBake Blog.  Looking for mint desserts recipes?  You’ll only need this one!  Isn’t it a beauty?

Homemade Salted Caramel – So Good!

how to make salted caramel

My friend Danielle over at Hugs&KissXOXO blog is an *amazing* dessert maker/creator.  And she has shared her never-fail method of how to make salted caramel.  As most of you probably know, salted caramel is very in now.  VERY.  And now you can get in on the trend; this liquid gold is delicious over ice cream, brownies, apple pie, spice cake – you name it!

Oreo Cookie Brownies – YUMMY!

oreo cookie brownies

I’m always on the look out for recipes using oreo cookies.  Or sometimes I’ll create one!  Such was the case for these Oreo cookie brownies.  Using a boxed brownie mix makes these especially easy to make!

I used one cup each of chocolate and white chocolate chips, however, you can use 2 cups of the same type if you’d prefer.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate Glaze

chocolate glaze recipe

I made this recipe for my little sister’s birthday celebration and everyone loved it!  The recipe is from Martha Stewart and I almost followed it completely.  However, the crust called for chocolate wafer cookies and I can’t find them where I live so I subbed chocolate fudge striped cookies.  The crust was amazing – a treat in itself!

Also – I tend to skip the water bath (see step 5) and yes, sometimes the top of the cheesecakes crack because of skipping that step.  But it’s fine with me since I typically top a cheesecake with a glaze or fruit.

Recipe and picture courtesy of Martha Stewart Living

Chocolate Dipped Nutter Butter Cookies

nutter butter cookies

I love taking a store bought product (that is already delicious) and ‘fancy-ing’ it up a bit.  Of course famous nutter butter cookies are great on their own but once you dip them in chocolate, there’s no going back!  My chocolate dip is a mixture of cream, corn syrup (just a tiny bit) and chocolate for a shiny look and decadent taste.

 

 

Homemade Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts

how to bake donuts

If you want to achieve “Rock Star” status with your kids, spouse, friends, relatives, well just about with anybody…bake them some of these incredibly delicious chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze.

Let me start off by saying that this was the first time I made donuts.  And it couldn’t be easier.  You don’t even need a mixer; just whisk the ingredients by hand.  Put the batter into a ziplock bag, snip an end off and fill the donut pan 3/4′s full and 8-10 minutes later you have *perfect* chocolate donuts.

I bought my non-stick donut pan on Amazon for less than $10.  And the recipe below is an adaptation from a baked chocolate donut recipe in the cookbook “Mini Donuts” from Jessica Segarra that I ran across while visiting our local library last week.

chocolate glaze for donuts

Heavenly Milky Way Brownies

milky way bars

Oh my – this recipe from my friend Liz at ThatSkinnyChickCanBake blog is so divine!  Why are these called Milky Way Brownies?  Because of the chocolate fluff and caramel layers!  Liz’s recipe below calls for brownies made from scratch but you should feel free to substitute your favorite brownie mix if you’d like!