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…]

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake

A Chocolate Mug Cake that only takes 5 minutes to prepare, but tastes like you’ve been working on it for hours. Dessert for one, please!

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake

On Monday we tried to avoid thinking about the start of another work week. I did my best to keep you and me distracted and forget all about what was coming up next. Well, we’ve made it to Wednesday and I find that to be the most excellent reason to celebrate. And the best way to do so is with cake, of course. A personal chocolate-laden cake that is just for you and your lovely self.

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake

Get your spoon out right now. Since this cake will be ready in the blink of an eye, you will want to be prepared and not waste any time.

So let’s jump right in! [Read more…]

Mini Grasshopper Brownie Delights

Scrumptious Brownies, Mint Frosting, Dark Chocolate and all things Mint create an utterly delicious bite!

Mini Grasshopper Brownie Delights

Alright, Monday, let’s do this. When you don’t really want the week to start, you procrastinate by dwelling on that mind-blowing dessert you’ve made over the weekend. It includes being thankful for the invention of brownies, pondering the sweet yumminess of homemade frosting, reimagine the melted chocolate, and wishing you had another bag of those mint chocolates hiding in your cupboard. Because you’d do it all over again. In a heartbeat.

Mini Grasshopper Brownie Delights

We all know those food combos that belong together like no other. From peanut butter and jelly to macaroni and cheese, and most importantly milk and cookies, most of us adore foods that love each other.

Another one of those combos has always been dark chocolate and mint for me. From the time I can remember, mint chocolate chip ice cream has been my go to. I also recall that my Grandma used to have bars of dark chocolate filled with a luscious mint cream ready for an after dinner treat when we came to visit her. Chocolate, mint and I go way back.

In honor of my nostalgia and because I really wanted to buy mint chocolates, I present to you Mini Grasshopper Brownie Delights. [Read more…]

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

A Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake that’s healthy?! Yes, yes indeed.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

Hands up for thick, rich, creamy, and just the right mix between chocolate and peanut butter. Skip the drive-thru and enjoy a “milkshake” that you can be proud of and will leave you feeling beyond fantastic.

Today’s concoction is the perfect example of breakfast, lunch or even dinner in a pinch. That’s how filling and satisfying this milkshake is. You could, of course, sip on it post-workout as well. And by making one simple addition you can totally amp up the protein in this shake.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

I don’t know about you, but I usually don’t care for protein powder. The taste, texture (grittiness, to be exact), and flavor is something I’ve never gotten quite used to. And yes, I’ve tried many different kinds. But blended into this amazing shake, you get all the benefits you want from protein powder but without any of the negative affects.

Whether you decide to add protein powder or not, this shake is equally as delicious. [Read more…]