Candy

Chocolate Mustache Pops

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So, what’s the consensus on the mustache fad? Are mustache accessories and jokes still funny? Totally over? Tired, but finishing one last lap around the pop culture track? And what about chocolate mustaches? Does the addition of chocolate change the answer at all? I really, really hope you said that chocolate mustaches are still “in,”…

Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Ideas

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This post is a little different that my typical recipe-palooza. But when I was looking for inspiration during the birthday party planning process, I appreciated all of the other blogs that shared their ideas and resources, so I’m doing the same in the hopes it will help someone else. If you’re in the market for…

Snickers Cupcakes

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I have never understood the gourmet cupcake craze. Don’t get me wrong—I understand the appeal of cupcakes themselves. Bite-sized cakes, with a 50/50 frosting ratio, adorably petite, so cute they’re practically batting Disney princess eyes at you, and socially acceptable to eat as an afternoon snack? That I get. What I don’t get is paying…

Twix Kat Candy Bars

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This might be surprising given the name of my blog, but I rarely buy commercial candy. For one thing, I already eat way too much candy as a result of my other job, and some days I fear that my tombstone will read, “Here lies Elizabeth. She really should have stopped after 12 truffles.” For…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

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Any Princess Bride fans in the house? Today’s hybrid cookie bark recipe brought to mind this quote from one of the most quotable movies of all time*: Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togeder today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam within a dweam… I’m referring, of course, to the mawwiage—excuse me, the marriage—of some…

Chocolate-Dipped Pound Cake

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Remember how I went on and on (and on) about tempering chocolate a few days ago? I hope that put you in a chocolate-dipped mood, because have I got something good for you. Please meet my new favorite treat, Chocolate-Dipped Pound Cake. Is it a cake? Is it a candy? It’s kind of both, and…

How to Temper Chocolate – An Illustrated Tutorial

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Today I’d like to do something a little different. I want to take off my chef’s apron and put on my tweed professor’s jacket (you know, the one with the corduroy elbow patches) and lecture talk about a subject near and dear to my sugar-lovin’ heart: tempering chocolate. Tempering chocolate is a skill that’s invaluable…

Raspberry Mousse Chocolate Cups

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Bow ties? Check. Cummerbunds? Check. Spats, top hats, and tails? Check, check, and check! Now that we’re wearing our fanciest of fancy outfits, we can get down to the business of making fancy raspberry mousse chocolate cups. These mousse cups may or may not be Valentine’s Day desserts that never got blogged in time (okay,…

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