Ultimate Thin Mint Brownies

Ultimate Thin Mint Brownies

Ultimate Thin Mint Brownies Let me introduce you to your new favorite brownie recipe!  A perfect combination of chocolate and mint, these fudgy mint brownies are topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Andes mints, chocolate chips, and an amazing layer of mint butter cream frosting.  Most definitely a brownie lover's dream come true! It's Girl Scout Cookie season once again.  For many of us, those chocolate covered Thin Mint Cookies are irresistible!  I love other Girl Scout cookies like the coconut and caramel Samoas and the shortbread Trefoils, but nothing beats those darn Thin Mints.  I love these cookies so much, that I decided to develop a mint brownie recipe around the delicious chocolate and mint flavors! These brownies are pretty simple to assemble, and just require a Continue Reading...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sheet Cake Chocolate sheet cake doesn't get much better than this!  Moist, delicious chocolate cake is topped with a layers of creamy peanut butter, chocolate icing and then loads of peanut butter chips.  This cake recipe is perfect for anyone that loves an amazing chocolate and peanut butter dessert! My Grandma Dona makes the most amazing chocolate sheet cake!  Anytime someone in our family is celebrating a birthday, she will whip together this cake and hand-deliver it to them.  This cake also makes regular appearances at local pot-lucks and church dinners, at which it is consistently the first item to disappear.  Grandma Dona's Famous Chocolate Sheet Cake is one of my favorite recipes, and one that I love to adapt and recreate into other delicious cakes and Continue Reading...

Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars No bake cheesecake bars don't get any better than this!  Made with an OREO crust, a creamy no bake cherry cheesecake filling, and topped with a chocolate drizzle and chocolate dipped cherries, these bars are incredible.  Easy to make, and completely delicious! There is something about chocolate covered cherries that makes my heart melt.  The sweet, crisp chocolate on the outside of a juicy, delicious cherry is simply the perfect texture and flavor combination.  I feel the same way about chocolate covered strawberries.  This amazing fruit/chocolate combination inspired me to make these super delicious Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars! I derived this recipe from my OREO Lovers No Bake Cheesecake Bars.  Its a Continue Reading...

Double Chocolate M&M Bars

Double Chocolate M&M Bars

Made with the help of a cake mix and a few other ingredients, these Double Chocolate M&M Bars are fantastic!  Loads of milk chocolate M&M's candies and semi-sweet chocolate chips are in the center of these cookie bars, sandwiched between the cake mix batter.  Perfect for an after-school snack or a lunchbox surprise! Have you ever made something other than a cake from a cake mix?  Yep, not only is it possible, but you can make lots of things other than a cake from a cake mix - my Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies and Double Chocolate Turtle Bars are the perfect examples!  I've got a super-delicious, chocolate loaded cookie bar recipe that is just 5 ingredients including the cake mix!!!  How awesome is that?! This recipe is actually a simple adaptation from my Double Continue Reading...

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

I love nothing more than seeing what you all loved the most over the year.  I've compiled my Top 10 Reader Favorite Posts based on page views over 2016.  Ya'll really love no bake desserts, chocolate and peanut butter and blueberries!!  You're definitely my kind of people! :) You asked and I delivered!  These ten posts of 2016 were your absolute favorites, based on overall page views from January 1st, 2016 through December 30, 2016.  There was definitely a reoccurring theme - ya'll love anything with cream cheese, especially no-bake desserts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter was definitely a bonus as well.  Creamy dinner options were also popular, as well as cheesy appetizers! I'm really looking forward to making more delicious recipes for you in 2017! Here are your Continue Reading...

Peppermint Red Velvet Fudge

Peppermint Red Velvet Fudge

Gorgeous red velvet fudge topped with crushed peppermints is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season!  This delicious fudge recipe is perfect for your holiday candy trays, cookie exchanges and Christmas parties!  Leave this fudge for Santa and he's sure to leave you an extra present or two! As a kid, I helped my mom make loads of Christmas cookie and candies in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  The types of sweets varied year to year, but the one thing that we always made was fudge!  Typically the traditional chocolate type with walnuts, but we got more adventurous with peanut butter fudge, and even made our way into chocolate mint territory. Mom and I would typically make at least 8-10 types of cookies and candies, and would store them in the big deep-freeze that is still Continue Reading...

Chocolate Caramel Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Caramel Cashew Clusters

Salty and sweet come together for the most amazing gooey treat!  These Chocolate Caramel Cashew Clusters are simply made with just four ingredients, making them the perfect Christmas candy!  Fantastic for gifting, cookie exchanges, holiday parties or anytime you need to satisfy your sweet tooth! I would venture to say that one of my all-time favorite sweet treats is caramel.  When paired with chocolate and nuts, you can stop me in my tracks!  I blame my love of this sweet treat on my father.  Not only does he have a fierce sweet tooth that he lovingly passed on to me, but Dad also loves caramel treats just as much as I do.  I especially love a salty-sweet treat, and these Chocolate Caramel Cashew Clusters do not disappoint! Not only are these sweet treats delicious, they are Continue Reading...