Chocolate

Peanut-Chocolate Toffee Sundaes + A Giveaway!

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So as you might have heard, I have a book coming out in—deep breaths—one week. I’m not quite sure how that happened! It seems like only yesterday I was squeezing into an apron and haulin’ my 30-week pregnant self and a whole trunkful of handmade candy to our photoshoots…and now those very same photos grace…

Mounds Cookies (Coconut-Filled Chocolate Cookies)

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I have a killer cookie recipe to share with you today. But first, a short diversion. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the Carly Rae Jepsen song “Call Me Maybe” about a million more times than you’ve ever wanted to. I don’t know what sorcery goes into making a fiercely annoying…

Chocolate-Lavender Pie

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Chocolate and lavender. I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in. Chocolate…and lavender? I’ll admit, chocolate and lavender isn’t quite the classic pairing of, say, chocolate and peanut butter. But despite how iffy the combination might seem, this pie made me a believer. Turns out they are two great tastes that taste great…

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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So, I had a baby somewhat recently. In the first few weeks after giving birth, before I’d received approval to start exercising again, I was full of daydreams about how awesome it was going to be to get back in shape. I pictured intense, sweat-drenched workout sessions and virtuous meals chock full of fresh vegetables….

Brownie Lava Bites

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Pssst, remember lava cakes? The menu mainstay of classy dessert joints for the past decade or so? For awhile it seemed they were everywhere—you couldn’t pick up a menu without seeing yet another variation of a lava cake. They may have become cliché, but I never truly got tired of them—how could you get tired…

Junior Mint Cookies–And A New Arrival

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Hello! Hi! Howdy! I’ve been away a solid month and I have missed you all. Here’s a little project I was working on in my absence: Our little sugarbaby is 4 weeks old today! He’s sweet-natured, loves to eat (just like his parents!), and is, in our entirely biased opinions, completely adorable. He’s also more…

Lick-The-Knife-Clean Chocolate Spread

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As part of my candy-writin’ job at About.com, I get a lot of emails from people I don’t know. A lot. Most of them are perfectly lovely and are a pleasure to answer. Some are completely baffling. Some are a bit insulting, in the please-provide-me-with-free-consulting-work sort of way. And some—my very favorite type—provide inspiration for…

Chocolate Strawberry Pudding Cake

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Pudding cake is one of those classic, homey desserts that I’ve always heard about but never tried for myself. I don’t know why it took me so long, because as a lover of everything sticky-gooey-chocolatey, it’s basically all of my favorite things in one messy, ugly, so-wrong-it’s-right package. Pudding cake is kind of a magical…

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