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Coconut Key Lime Dark Chocolate Truffles

CHOCOLATE the perfect gift for any occasion. really…ANY occasion. i just so happen to have “those occasions” every day. these little gems turned out unexpectedly delicious.i questioned myself for a week, just wondering if lime would pair well with the deep dark chocolate.   a key lime pie would be delicious with a chocolate crust so why not a Key Lime truffle …

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Coco Mocha Truffles…Dairy Free

the chocolate lover’s truffle… one of my most favorite plain and simple, yet decadent and complex. these are dairy free, yet know one will know.  the creamy coconut milk does not effect the simple, straight up dark chocolate flavor profile. the espresso accentuates the deep fruity flavors of the chocolate while the ancho chili leaves you with just a slight …

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COCO ADOBO Truffles…dairy free

THE PERFECT IMPERFECT BITE when it comes to truffles… the most important element is getting it from hand to mouth. once you’re in…the smooth dark chocolate ganache should overwhelm any minor exterior imperfections. PERFECTION IS NOT THE KEY HERE… flavor and texture is what it’s all about.   about these imperfect little truffles…deep dark chocolate, a hint of cinnamon and a smoky …

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World Peace Cookies

Dorie Greenspan, cookbook author, cookie maven and proprietor of the newly famous NYC cookie boutique Buerre & Sel popularized this recipe from the French pastry chef Pierre Herme.  Previously known as Karova cookies, Dorrie renamed them World Peace Cookies after her neighbor declared that a daily dose of this little gem is all that is needed to “ensure planetary peace and happiness.” …

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Flourless Chocolate Espresso Pecan Cookies w/Fleur de Sel. Method #2, FAVORITE !

i know you’ve all seen this cookie before…but THIS ONE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT… i’ve done them before, BUT i used Franscois Payard’s Recipe and method.  they are similar in taste, but i hate to say this recipe received better reviews.  i’m not saying Franscois weren’t absolutely delicious…i’m just saying these are DIFFERENT and to each his own. these are more dense …

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Red Curry White Chocolate Peanut Butter Thai Truffles

imagine this…like nothing you’d ever expect in a typical peanut butter chocolate candy morsel.upon first bite, instantly you are transported to another country…but where am I ?…what are those flavors ?…yes, i see peanuts and chocolate, but…lemongrass, coconut, red curry, ginger…oooh AND there’s a spicy kick at the end ?!it’s like some little Thai mother infiltrated the Reese’s factory and …

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“Half Pops” and Bacon Chocolate Cups …YUM !

POPCORN — BACON — CHOCOLATE crunchy sweet savory party in your mouth. “HALFPOPS”… have you discovered HALFPOPS yet ?! these are genius in a bag.  you know that crunchy “half popped” little kernel you search for at the bottom of the bowl of pop corn?…well, someone has discovered a way to package those crunchy little bits.  every tiny niblet in …

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Reese’s and Chocolate Fudge ICE CREAM Cake

ICE CREAM CAKE… NO…not COLD Ice Cream Cake… this is CAKE MADE with ICE CREAM !2 ingredients…ice cream and self rising flourTHAT’S IT !!! are the grand-kids, nieces and nephews still here for the holidays? are you running out of things to do ? does Nana and Grand need a break ? well, this is a must try. this is too …

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Candy Cane POP ROCKS Mocha Truffles

POP ROCKS !?!…GENIUS i can’t believe i found CANDY CANE POP ROCKS !!! what a throw back.  yes…they’re still out there.  i snatch them up whenever i come across a bag.  although they usually get eaten up before i can try anything with them, the candy cane ones were hidden in an unassuming brown paper bag……just waiting. they come in …

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Rosemary Almond Salted Caramel Chocolates

ROSEMARY and CHOCOLATE…FABULOUS COMBOadd some smoked salt caramel and roasted almonds?…done deal just trying to squeeze in as many chocolates as possible before it’s too late.  i’m obsessed with tempering chocolate, learning new tricks and trying new flavors.  although chocolates make great gifts anytime of the year, this one looks and tastes very “winter holiday-ish”. if you temper your chocolate …

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