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Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Toffee

Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Toffee

2023 Holiday Treats - Part 3 One of the more popular recipes on this blog is Saltine Crack Candy - a toffee-like candy that uses saltine crackers as a base. It's easy to make and even easier to eat. This riff on the original recipe takes the classic combination of...

White Chocolate Rocky Road

White Chocolate Rocky Road

2023 Holiday Treats - Part 1 Here is the first of my Holiday Treat posts for this year. This no-bake treat is easy to make and perfect for gift giving. A simple medley of dried fruit, mini marshmallows, and crushed graham crackers are nestled in white chocolate...

Kinder Bueno Tiffin

Kinder Bueno Tiffin

Recently a co-worker brought a few boxes of Kinder Bueno chocolate bars to the office. I think she bought them for a fundraiser and wanted to share them with us. These chocolate-covered wafer cookies are filled with a hazelnut cream. They are light and rich and...

Easter Tiffin

Easter Tiffin

If you are looking for a chocolaty treat for your Easter celebration, look no further than these festive, no-bake tiffin slices. At this time of the year, it's not difficult to find any number of chocolate candies perfect for an Easter basket. Before the festivities...

Mini Brownie Blossoms

Mini Brownie Blossoms

2022 Edible Holiday Gifts - Part 5 It's down to the wire, just a couple of days until Christmas. Do you need a last minute gift? If so, this "recipe" is for you. These mini brownie blossoms are inspired by peanut butter blossom cookies. A perfect chocolate-lovers bite...

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

2022 Edible Holiday Gifts - Part 3 Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combination but sometimes you need a little extra something to bring it to the next level. Believe it or not, pretzels do just that in these delectable peanut butter pretzel bars. Just add...

Chocolate Butter Mochi

Chocolate Butter Mochi

Butter mochi is an easy and yummy dessert that originated in Hawaii. But did you know you can make a chocolate version? Who doesn't love chocolate? (Actually I know someone who absolutely abhors it but he is definitely in the minority.). Resembling a...

Biscoff Tiffin

Biscoff Tiffin

Earlier this year I shared my first attempt at making tiffin. This type of dessert/snack is new to me and I was pleased with the feedback I received. I was encouraged to try new varieties. Using Nadiya Hussain's recipe for inspiration, I started thinking about...

Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Filling

Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Filling

Banana bread is one of those comfort foods that are easy to whip up and delicious to eat. I have made my go-to Chocolate Chip Banana Bread for years (dare I say decades?) and with or without chocolate chips, it's a winner. Recently I started thinking about...

Easy Mint Brownies

Easy Mint Brownies

Over the holidays I needed an easy dessert to take to a gathering and came across this Mint Brownies recipe from Taste of Home. It makes a fantastic dessert and can barely be called a recipe. It uses a boxed brownie mix that, once baked, has melted...

Peanut Butter & Jelly Tiffin

Peanut Butter & Jelly Tiffin

This recipe comes from one of my favorite contestants of The Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain. Her take on this British treat is influenced by the American peanut butter & jelly sandwich. The mixture of chocolate and festive candies makes it a...

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes are a heavenly combination of chocolate cake and cheesecake. These humble little treats are proof that a cupcake doesn't need to be hidden under piles of buttercream to be delicious. For me, these cupcakes evoke memories of my mom in the kitchen...

Filled Chocolate Dobash Cupcakes

Filled Chocolate Dobash Cupcakes

In bakeries in Hawaii you will often find Dobash cake in the display case. This Hawaii-born cake layers chocolate chiffon with a pudding-like frosting. It is a favorite in the islands, but many, including my co-worker, will be quick to tell you that despite its...

Chocolate Pistachio Marbled Cupcakes

Chocolate Pistachio Marbled Cupcakes

This week I reimagined another family cookbook favorite, transforming a bundt cake into festive Easter cupcakes. This is one of those old-fashioned recipes that many families, including ours, shared through the years. And with some small differences, the recipe has...

Chocolate Cereal Treats

Chocolate Cereal Treats

I’m always looking for delicious treats to share with friends and family. And especially around the holidays, simple and easy is key. Not much could be simpler than Rice Krispies treats, but this version adds a chocolaty twist to the original. The recipe starts with...

Doubletree Signature Cookie

Doubletree Signature Cookie

The undisputed winner of our Chocolate Chip Cookie Project is this gem from Hilton Hotels. While I've never had the opportunity to stay at a DoubleTree hotel and experience these cookies for myself I was told that these were authentic. I wish I could tell you what...