I’ve been craving some chocolate decadence lately, but with some of the weight I gained back recently (keeping weight off is HARD people), I wanted something with fewer calories and sugar but not miss an indulgent thing – as it should be, right?! I have high expectations. I also have lazy expectations, so I threw all the ingredients in the blender and created a crazy-good double chocolate decadent monster. Yep, in the blender, the one-stop-good-old-smoothie-making blender … quick and easy … guilt-free … mess-free … chocolate bliss … these muffins are a very delicious thing and so accommodating. 🙂
Chocolate Pot De Creme + White Chocolate Bark for Halloween (gluten free, paleo, soy free, vegan)
I know, I know, I’m really late to the party, but I’ve come with some super quick and easy dessert that are a chocolate-lovers dream and allergen-free, so nobody is left out! More on the whimsy side rather than the ‘hey it’s Halloween and I’m going all out!’ kind of dessert, but the rich, creamy chocolate will have you forget my lackluster efforts with some white chocolate bark for good measure and to keep this yin-yang in our chocolate universe. This is chocolate heaven, my friends – Halloween or otherwise.
Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Dark Chocolate Truffles
A possible, just maybe, Christmas week scenario: It’s Christmas week and you still have last minute gifts you need to give but you want to make them homemade because you don’t know what your dear ones would like or want because they are more of an acquaintance from work, or your hair dresser, or your super or the mailman (who always makes sure you get your packages from Amazon safely and securely); and who wants to go to the mall and look for parking for an hour when you have too many things to do before Christmas, so you search for a quick and easy food gift that doesn’t look quick and easy and all without baking a single thing because you baked enough cookies and are cookie-ed out. With that, we also need to make it gluten free, dairy free, grain free, nut free and vegan to cover all your allergen bases.
Chocolate PB & J Cups
I’m a fair weather Halloween friend, I must admit. Sorry, Halloween lovers out there, I don’t care for the skeletons and crossbones or all the scary stuff, but still love you anyway. Hope we can still be friends.
What I do love is chocolate, and candy … and stuffing my face with sweets. C’mon I know you do too. 🙂
Chocolate Fudge Bats + Pumpkin Spice Brownie Milkshake
I’ve been thinking about chocolate.
Not chocolate bar chocolate, more like chunk-of-fudge chocolate to dig my teeth into. Not something easily attained, as you know, when gluten, dairy, and soy free. So when I saw this fudge recipe last week on Alisa’s Go Dairy Free blog I thought this just may be what my fudge tooth is looking for.
Poached Pears with Chocolate Ganache for New Year’s Eve (gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan)
Peppermint Bark Marshmallows
It’s December and the holidays are near, which means the legendary flavor of peppermint (and chocolate) is all around us in just about every sweet product. The hard part, with all the wonderful treats I see, is that rarely can I bring home something for my family to enjoy. Every ingredient label reads “contains wheat, dairy, soy, egg”. So when the holidays (and holiday gifts) come around my kitchen goes into overtime mode after the little guys go to bed. Aside from the flavor combination of peppermint and chocolate that we know and love, there is one other important component to the holidays of early winter …
Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart with Maldon Sea Salt
When I think of Valentine’s Day I think of chocolate.
Rich, dark, sinful chocolate. But for me, that’s not enough. I needed more. As if chocolate wasn’t enough. Hey, why not add peanut butter, with a sprinkling of maldon. There, now that is one sinfully satisfying dessert that will embrace all cravings for decadence. It’s Valentine’s Day. This sweet, yet salty, crunchy, yet creamy chocolate tart will have your partner weak at the knees. Now is the perfect time for any bribery. It’s that good. This tart does have a few processes to it, but worth fussing over in the kitchen. As with most of my recipes, each component can be made a day or two in advance.
Ginger Cookies dipped in Chocolate
Happy 2014 everyone!!! Make it an amazing one, with lots of good health, good food, and good times.
Here is the ginger cookie recipe, the last of three from my trio of holiday gift cookies that I had given for Christmas… Here are the Oatmeal Cranberry Orange Glaze and Red Velvet Crinkle cookies.