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Honeycomb Toffee – Do the Hokey Pokey

This very easy to make candy goes by many names; cinder toffee, sponge candy, and my personal favorite, “hokey pokey,” but no matter what you call it, this eye-catching confection is a proven crowd-pleaser. And, that’s before you dip in in chocolate, as my British friends highly recommend. It’s no big secret that people love sweet, crispy things, but this …

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Chocolate Bark – Temper, Temper

In addition to sharing an easy, and beautiful edible holiday gift idea, I wanted to make this chocolate bark so I could test a simplified technique for tempering chocolate without a thermometer. It sounded too good to be true, but worked fairly well, which is the problem. Is fairly good, okay?  Properly tempered chocolate will snap when broken, and retain …

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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

This fudge is so simple to make and is absolutely delicious. I made it then took it to small group last night and everyone went crazy over it! It was the perfect treat to make with my younger who is 3, she could easily help me stir the butter and peanut butter. The process was also super quick so she …

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White Chocolate Cinnamon Pretzels

I made a double batch of these pretzels then put them in snowman cellophane gift bags to pass out to our neighbors and they turned out so cute! I also took some to small group and everyone loved them! They have that salty sweet thing going on and are absolutely addicting. This recipe is from Life In The Lofthouse. 16oz …

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Oreo Pops

I LOVE Valentines Day! It’s one of my favorite holidays. I might go a little over the top, but I love it so much. This year Bryce picked Oreo Pops for his Valentine to give to his friends at school. I was just giddy because I love making things so cute. I usually make a bunch so that we can …

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Homemade Dark Chocolates

VALENTINES equals CHOCOLATES ! HOMEMADE CHOCOLATES equal  I LOVE YOU ! treat your loved ones to something HOMEMADE from the heart. chocolate CAN be a healthy indulgence. BUT…you absolutely must MOVE OVER TO THE DARK SIDE !  i am not a nutritionist, nor do i carry any reputable knowledge in the field, but I DO LOVE CHOCOLATE !  and…of course, i’m …

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Whipped Ganache “Rocher-Style” Truffle Bombs

Whipped Ganache “Rocher”-Style Truffle Bombs crunchy salted almonds, crisp snappy dark chocolate coating with smooth fluffy  whipped ganache surprise inside. i must admit…these where an unexpected accidental delicious truffle treat.  i had a huge bowl of dark chocolate ganache frosting in the fridge and no cake…hmmmm…chocolate will not go to waste in this house.  i’ll make truffles.the interior, as you …

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Coconut Curry Lime Dark Chocolate Truffle Bites

STAY-CATION?are you stuck at home this holiday?…or know someone who isn’t vacationing this season?let chocolate take you somewhere, even if it’s just for that one fleeting get-away moment.TRUFFLES…smooth dark chocolaty ganache…perfect for gift exchange, dinner parties, hostess gifts or a simple quiet moment alone. FOR THESE ASIAN TROPICAL TRUFFLES…a slight hint of coconut curry with a touch of fresh lime …

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Chocolate Covered Chicharrones

chocolate covered bacon?…no old news… CHOCOLATE COVERED CHICHARONES ! dare i say…BETTER THAN BACON ?! this is another one of those…“it cant be true”“no you didn’t !”“i don’t think so…” GIVE ME ANOTHER !…GIVE ME MORE ! these are a must for your Cinqo de Mayo festivities. SPICY CHOCOLATE COVERED CHICHARONESwith roasted salted almonds what you’ll need…chichaorones…the real ones are …

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Mexican Mole Truffles

authentic Mole usually has a zillion ingredients. with all it’s many layers of complex flavors, it seems to be one of the “mother sauces” of Mexican food AND everybody’s Mother has their own interpretation of this classic “mother sauce”. being that mole is well known for it’s chocolate enhancement… i thought why not make a MOLE TRUFFLE ? to keep …

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