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Dark Chocolate Aztec Truffle Bon Bons

no need for mistletoe this year with… A FLAVORFUL PUNCH IN THE KISSER smoky espresso chocolate, bright sunny orange zest, warm cinnamon and a kick of chipotle. who doesn’t love a few homemade “bon bons” around the holidays ? AZTEC TRUFFLESidea from About.com by Elisabeth La Baumakes about 33 8 oz. good dark chocolate 3/4 c. heavy cream 1 1/2 Tbsp …

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Spicy Dark Chocolate Bacon with Roasted Almonds

YES, chocolate bacon has been around for a few years…BUT if you haven’t tried it… YOU MUST PARTAKE IN THE PHENOMENAL FLAVOR COMBINATION AND SHARE WITH YOUR BACON LOVIN’ FRIENDS !if you have tried it and weren’t too impressed, i guarantee this is far better than the pathetic scrap you paid big $$$ for at the local fair.  besides…you will …

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Snickers Cupcakes

I love a good Snickers now and then. So then I though…why not a Snickers cupcake?! So I made some. And they’re my new favorite:) A moist, fluffy cake filled with caramel then topped off with a light, whipped peanut butter buttercream. Cupcakes:1 box devil’s food cake mix3 eggs1/2 cup oil1 cup buttermilk1/2 cup sour cream2 t vanilla Peanut Butter …

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Bacon Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolates !

1#pound of bacon… 1#pound of chocolate… a handful of pretzels  and a little peanut butter… hands down…call your mama… shut the front door… absolutely one of the BEST BITES i have made all year.  CHOCOLATE… my newest obsession. i think this holiday season you might be seeing a lot of chocolates. i’ve already made 5 different chocolaty morsels and i can’t …

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie…Gluten and Guilt Free

chocolate and pumpkin…a delicious pair GLUTEN AND GUILT FREE  super easy to make, no crust to deal with, diet friendly, can, should, be made ahead of time and leftovers are fabulous for breakfast or healthy treat with a little vanilla greek yogurt and fresh berries. a chocolate dessert that’s low calorie, full of protein and low-fat…a healthy end to a …

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Homemade Twix Bars

Remember how I made that 6-Minute caramel? It has it’s purpose now – inside these Homemade Twix Bars. I love a good Twix every once in a while, don’t you? And since finding this faster than fast caramel, they are beyond easy to make! Crumbly, light cookie crust with a chewy, gooey caramel, topped with delicious chocolate. You’ll love these! …

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S’more Tarts

The blogasphere is awash with s’more recipes.  Lately, I’ve seen s’more cupcakes, s’more pudding, s’more ice cream cake and s’more pie, to name a few.  If I didn’t love the graham cracker/chocolate/toasted marshmallow combo I would be rolling my eyes and begging for no more s’more.  But I do love that combo and so, after six grueling rounds of recipe …

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

I’ve been on vacation for 5 weeks now, so that’s why my posts have been non-existent! But don’t worry because on my travels I’ve discovered several recipes that are sure to grace your recipe box! Now I’m not much of a mint person. In fact I usually won’t even try things if I know they have mint in them. Just …

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Double Ginger Chewy Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies

GINGER ?… MOLASSES ?….summertime? YES…why not?  there are no holiday flavor police.  i love ginger and i love molasses…i love both fabulous flavors all year ’round.why does molasses only come around during the Christmas holidays?…. it seems everyone forgets how to use it  ’til the “holiday spice fest” rolls around.  these delicious flavors pop at specific times of the year, …

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Japanese Cheesecake with Ginger White Chocolate Ganache

oooh, the Japanese Cheesecake. ever so hard to master the perfect cake,  ever so delicious when you get it almost right. and if this is almost right…i’m good with that…for now. covered with a GINGER WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE… it’s a whole new ball game… on it’s own the cake is fabulous, light and airy, but matched with the rich ginger chocolate …

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