Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chocolate Covered Bagel Bites

My recent move to Colorado has given me a new group of taste testers. They didn't know that I play to win, so I've been trying to break them in slowly. They've been happy with what I've made so far, but I thought it was time for them to branch out and have a go at some chocolate-covered questionables (the barbecue chips were tame in comparison). And these bite-sized snacks of bread, meat, and cheese have been begging me to coat them in chocolate. 


Chocolate-Covered Bagel Bites


While the full recipe is just cook bites, melt chocolate and coat, head on over to Foodbeast anyways.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Chocolate Covered Barbecue Chips

Are you sitting around today, twiddling your thumbs, and looking at picture after picture on Pinterest trying to find something inspiring? Well search no more, and be inspired as I have decided that today is the day you shall go into your pantry and choose one thing to cover in chocolate.


While I'm sure there are a number of options in your cupboard that could result in chocolate-covered awesome, feel free to start out small and work your way to weird. You could do something a simple as chips...barbecue chips, that is. 


Chocolate Covered Barbecue Chips

You should know the details by heart now: choose your food item, melt the chocolate (bark is my preference but chips will do, if that's what you got), coat chosen food item, chill to set.

With my love of barbecue chips and covering things in chocolate, you know how I feel about this. So now it's your turn to head to the kitchen and make this a chocolate-covered kind of day.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creme de Menthe Kisses Cookies

The best time to make holiday-themed recipes is right after that particular holiday. That way you can get the ingredients on the cheap. For example, even though you may still be feeling its effects, St. Patrick’s Day is over and done with. So now is the ideal time to stock up on Crème de Menthe Hershey’s Kisses and make these cookies. I used this cookie base with Andes’ mints previously, and they turned out great. So why mess with a good thing?


Creme de Menthe Kisses Cookies

For the full recipe that had me singing this cookie's praises, visit Foodbeast.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Chex Mix Bark

Quick and easy post about a quick and easy treat: Chex Mix Bark. You don't even have to go through the effort of choosing what ingredients to pour over your melted chocolate. Chex has done that for you and put it all in a convenient bag. Just go to the store, buy your favorite chocolate chips and your favorite Chex Mix, and you are all set. 


Chex Mix Bark
Ingredients

  • 12oz chocolate chips (I used milk)
  • 1 bag (8oz) of your favorite Chex Mix (I used Turtle)

Directions

  1. Prep baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Crunch up your Chex Mix just a bit (mainly break up the pretzels).
  3. Melt chocolate and spread over wax paper.
  4. Distribute as much Chex Mix over the chocolate as possible and give it a teensy smash-ity smash.
  5. Chill in fridge until solid, and break into appropriately-sized pieces (up to you).

With all the different Chex Mix and chocolate chip options available to you, I'm sure you can make some gems that really go well together...like this one.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Birthday Cake Oreo Cake Batter Blondies

I know, I know, I totally just used Birthday Cake Oreos to make truffles a couple of weeks ago, and here I am using them again. But what’s better than cake-flavored things? Cake-flavored things with cake-flavored things inside of them, that’s what. Plus, these Birthday Cake Oreos are only available for so long, so I have to pack in the recipes while I can.

I snagged the blondie recipe from Girl Meets Life, and I just threw in some extra goodness.


 Birthday Cake Oreo Cake Batter Blondies

For the full recipe that tastes as good as it looks, visit Foodbeast.

Friday, March 2, 2012

2-Ingredient Peppermint Fudge

I think I kind of sometimes like peppermint. Baskin Robbins' Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream was my go-to back in the day, and Thin Mints are super tasty (especially when you keep them in the freezer, oh, and when you make truffles out of them). But other than that, there aren't many peppermint-flavored things that I eat on purpose. However, my discovery of this fudge recipe coincided with me seeing Peppermint Frosting at the grocery. And shortly after that I purchased a bag of dark chocolate and mint chips. The pair seemed like the perfect first attempt at this recipe.


2-Ingredient Peppermint Fudge

Ingredients
  • 16oz frosting (I used Peppermint)
  • 12oz chocolate chips (I used a dark chocolate and mint mixed bag)
Directions
  1. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with wax paper for easy removal.
  2. Melt chocolate chips.
  3. Stir in frosting.
  4. Spread into prepped pan.
  5. Cool completely in fridge and then slice that bad boy up.
Here's how the second part of the last step went for me: *Taste* Eh, I don't really care for it. *Slice. Slice. Taste.* Nah, it's not really great. *Taste. Slice. Taste.* There's just something... *Taste* that isn't quite... *Taste. Slice.* Well, actually... *Slice. Taste. Taste*

So it took a few tries, but it definitely grew on me. Super peppermint-y, but super creamy, too. As always, I think this is a great recipe because you can use just about any flavor chip/frosting that you could want. And seeing as both of the flavors I chose were specially made for the holidays, you are on your own for that part.