Archives for August 2015

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Espresso Bars

Brown Butter, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans, and more Chocolate. These bars have your name written all over them!

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Espresso Bars

I hope you’re in the mood for some epic bars today.

Recently, I found myself digging through my baking pantry and discovered a container of chocolate covered espresso beans. Pretty sure I purchased those on a whim one day in Trader Joe’s and decided to hide them from myself. Burying the container amidst large bags of flour, sugar, and everything else you could possibly need to satisfy your baking addiction. Because I cannot be trusted around them.

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Espresso Bars

You know that awesome feeling when you find something unexpectedly like a $10 bill in a pair of jeans you’ve forgotten about? That’s what I felt like after discovering my hidden chocolate espresso beans. After waiting a couple of weeks due to my forgetfulness, I was all about making a pan of bars featuring those espresso beans that I would remember for years to come. [Read more…]

Chubby Hubby Truffles

  Chubby Hubby Truffles feature Creamy Peanut Butter, Pretzels, and are dipped in Chocolate. Psst – they’re not just for husbands!

Chubby Hubby Truffles

Can somebody tell me why in the world I’ve never heard of Chubby Hubby Truffles before? I hope I’m not the only one who had no clue what chubby hubby referred to. I was definitely intrigued and instantly knew that I would most likely be in for one scrumptious little bite. My suspicion was confirmed once I did more research.

In case you have no idea either, here are 3 words that sum up the deliciousness that are chubby hubby truffles – peanut butter, pretzels, and chocolate.

Chubby Hubby Truffles

3 magic ingredients that basically guarantee a successful sweet treat. The moment I found out about them, I immediately went into my kitchen, whipped out everything I needed, and planned to surprise Adam. He was working hard on a landscaping project outside and most definitely deserved something special. Plus, I knew that he’s always willing to share, which may have given me extra encouragement to make them right then and there. [Read more…]

Apple Crisp Cake

 Traditional Apple Crisp and Classic Yellow Cake come together for one mouthwatering dessert – Apple Crisp Cake.

Apple Crisp Cake

Before I got started on today’s recipe, I was really struggling as to what I should make. I’ve been craving apple crisp as I was in the mood for something slightly crispy, not too sweet and something that utilizes apples. But then I went even further with my daydreaming and all I could think about was apple pie.

The only problem was that I wasn’t ready to try my hand at a homemade pie crust just yet. I have never made my own before and couldn’t be bothered to put my head down and learn something new. That’s a project for another day. Keeping my fingers crossed to be able to post the best apple pie recipe this fall. Keep your eyes peeled.

Apple Crisp Cake

The next logical thing was cake. Since baking cakes is definitely something I’m always up for, I didn’t have to think too long before getting up and turning my mixer on.

Little did I know that I was in for an epic dessert mashup that would take care of every single craving in a single bite. Apple Crisp Cake is truly irresistible. [Read more…]

The Healthiest Double Chocolate Cookies

No refined sugar, butter, or all-purpose flour. And certainly NO guilt. Here’s how you can enjoy Double Chocolate Cookies while staying happy & healthy.

The Healthiest Double Chocolate Cookies

Ever since making my Unbelievably Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies a couple months back, I knew that I wanted to try my hand at a better-for-you Double Chocolate Cookie recipe.

I do not have favorites when it comes to cookies. Yes, I am not a big fan of dry or even crispy cookies, but generally speaking, I could never choose. There are just too many great cookie recipes in my life. Not that I’m complaining or anything.

But I was lacking a chocolaty cookie recipe in my collection that left such a big hole, it was basically begging to be filled. And I happily got to work.

The Healthiest Double Chocolate Cookies

Since our cookie consumption can be quite high (just take a peak at my recipe page and have a look through all the cookies I’ve shared over the years), healthy cookies have become a must in our cookie jar.

You guys know that I’m all about variety and easily get bored. Which is why I am beyond thrilled with the fact that I now have 2 healthy options to indulge in that taste anything but. THRILLED! [Read more…]