Monday, March 30, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Easter Eggs

Easter is this weekend so you know what that means...Eggs filled with delicious peanut butter and Cadbury creme are everywhere! 


I decided to make my own and fill it with cookie dough!!  Because who doesn't like raw cookie dough? 

I found this recipe on Pinterest  and knew I had to try it.  Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles.  YUM!


but really...It's what's on the inside that counts right? 
Some of mine turned out prettier than others. 

So here's the trick that I learned.  Refrigerate your cookie dough overnight.  THEN try to smooth it out and shape it into eggs.  Put it back in the freezer for another hour before you try to dip it in the chocolate. 


These may not solve all of your problems, but they come close.  Happy Easter! 

Get the full recipe here

Monday, March 16, 2015

St Patrick's Day Treats

St Patrick's Day is tomorrow!
I'd much rather have a glass of milk these days than beer...especially when it's paired with some chocolate :)  So I got into the St. Patrick's Day spirit yesterday by making these Peppermint Patty Brownie Cookies!


Mine looked NOTHING like the recipe I found on Pinterest but they tasted good so that's all that matters, right?  Recipe here

I continued with the Mint Theme- My husband's birthday is this week and since he LOVES mint chocolate ice cream 

I made him Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge.  



It tastes like mint chocolate ice cream...in fudge! 



Ingredients: 
3 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
3/4 cups mini chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons mint extract 
Green food coloring

Combine your white chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for about a minute. Stir and if needs longer, heat for 30-45 additional seconds.  Mix in the can of sweetened condensed milk, mint extract and green food coloring and let sit for a minute to cool.  Fold in 3/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips.

Line an 8x8 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.  Pour your fudge mixture into the pan and top with the remaining 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips.   Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.  

That's it!  You have mint chocolate chip fudge perfect for St. Patrick's Day...or any mint lover!





Friday, March 13, 2015

Red Velvet Oreo Truffles

There's no WRONG way to eat an Oreo but the best way...Twist It, Lick It and Dunk It!


When Oreo announces a new flavor I get excited


Maybe a little TOO excited.


The latest...Red Velvet!!


oh YUM!  I needed them but I couldn't find them anywhere!  So I mentioned my plight on Facebook and BOOM Red Velvet Oreos were delivered to my door.  Our listeners rock!  I got a few TOO many packages though so I decided to do a little more than Twist, Lick and Dunk these.  I made truffles!



Ingredients:
18 Red Velvet Oreo Cookies
4 oz Cream Cheese
White Chocolate Almond Bark


Combine the Oreos and Cream Cheese in a food processor and blend together.

Roll into balls and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Melt white chocolate bark in the microwave or a double boiler and dip the frozen balls in.   I used the White Chocolate Almond Bark squares and melted one at a time to judge how much chocolate I would need. 

Top with melted semi-sweet chocolate or sprinkles!  I found Red Velvet Cake sprinkles!  
 

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I had to share with my coworkers but you can just keep them for yourself.  No judgement!