Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’
A bag of leftover bagels – chopped into little squares
leftover cinnamon bread – chopped into little squares
3 cups half & half (or whole milk or heavy cream)
We got the inspiration for this cheesecake from the Killer Bars! Mmmm… so decadent!
Two packages of graham crackers
1 stick melted butter
8 ounces 70% chocolate
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 large eggs
8 ounces butterscotch chips
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup salted macadamia nuts (for decorating)
1/4 cup chocolate chips (for decorating)
While we were in Kauai we overdosed on these Killer Bars that we would buy at Banana Joe’s almost everyday. Once we got back we made them for a baby shower. They’re actually made by Country Moon Rising Bakery, but we found a recipe that we used as a starting point on planetgreen.com.
1 stick butter
1 package of graham cracker crumbs (equals about 2 cups)
1.5 cups organic chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
15 oz sweetened condensed milk
Laurie surprised us with this scrumptious dessert that she discovered on marthastewart.com. You can make the whole process easier by using a box mix and way more fun by using a creme brule torch to brown the meringue.
These intense brownies came from our desire to fuse two love affairs: chocolate and mint!
The first iteration of these brownies started with a single bar of Lindt Dark Chocolate Mint chopped up super fine and mixed into the batter. While that version was pretty good, it just wasn’t minty enough. This time we not only found normal Andes, we found a conveniently pre-chopped up bag of Andes, which saved some prep time. So with mint mixed in and turned into a frosting, we’re finally satisfied with these brownies!
It’s probably the only time you’ll see a box mix on our blog; but Ghirardelli’s are so phenomenal there’s really no reason to waste time making brownies from scratch!
Box mix of Ghirardelli brownies
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup canola oil, butter, coconut oil or your prefered oil
1 bag chopped Andes Mints (can generally be found in baking aisle with chocolate chips)
1 box of whole Andes Mints
We saw this on-line and couldn’t pass it up… it’s the winner of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Is Your Dessert Intense Enough? contest! Enough said! We also liked the simplicity of ingredients… literally chocolate, butter, eggs and heavy cream. While there are very few ingredients, it is fairly time intensive, so plan accordingly. We made the cake on a Wednesday and froze it until Friday when we pulled it out around noon. We whipped up the ganache frosting around 3:00, frosted the chilled cake and it was perfect when it was cut around 9:00 that night!
Active time: 30 minutes Baking time: 40 minutes Freezer time: overnight
3 cups Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
8 large eggs, chilled
1/4 teaspoon salt
Ganache Frosting Ingredients:
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips
2 ounces Ghirardelli White Chocolate baking bar, chilled
3 oz dark chocolate
2 cups of your favorite granola
Melt the chocolate (either over a double boiler pot set up or in 20 second increments in the microwave)
Pour over the granola
Scoop out into individual servings while still hot- we put ours in cupcake liners!
Let cool until chocolate is set
Enjoy this super easy dessert!
Ok, we’ll admit…. this is a time consuming cake. We made this over two days. Day one we made the four chocolate cake layers and the filling. Day two we made the frosting and assembled it. Click “read more” to see the lengthy list of ingredients and instructions. While it’s time consuming, it did get rave reviews from those that ate it! One catch–you have to like maraschino cherries!