Halloween Treats

The following fudge recipe includes chocolate, butter, and peppermint extract. It also sneaks in a few of the traditional halloween-type treats with the inclusion of Oreo Mint Thins. 

This fudge needs to be refrigerated to set, so make this earlier in the day so that you can have a plate ready to snack on as you greet the trick-or-treaters. And if you make an extra-large batch, offer to share with your adult neighbors who are accompanying their kids. They just might enjoy a more adult snack!

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Healthy Baked & Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts

Looking for a treat, but don’t want all the fat that comes from a traditional fried doughnut? Try these Healthy Baked & Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts!

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Garden to Table: Zucchini Brownies

Tis the time of year when zucchini fills (or overfills) the gardens. This recipe is a special treat my family enjoys and is actually pretty healthy for a dessert. An added bonus–getting to eat your vegetables and chocolate at the same time.

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Frozen Chocolate Banana Chips

This cool treat is easy to make and is a healthy mix of fruit and dark chocolate. #desserts #easy #frozen #chocolate

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Chocolate and Cranberry Rice Crispy Squares 

Chocolate and Cranberry Rice Crispy Squares  A healthier version of the rice crispy treat dessert with cranberries and dark chocolate added. Ingredients: 1/3 cup butter, plus extra for greasing the pan About 4 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows About 5 cups chocolate rice crispy cereal 1/2 cup dried cranberries Materials: Measuring cups Large 3- quart saucepan…

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Snow Topped Chocolate Crinkles

It’s the week before Christmas, so that means it’s time for baking (and eating) cookies! If you do not like the “traditional” type of Christmas cookies–sugar, ginger bread, almond, and so forth–I have some recipes for you this week that will cause Santa to leave extra presents under the tree. Be sure to check back…

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie

Fresh raspberries really bring out the flavor of the chocolate in this brownie. If you enjoy brownies that are crunchy on the outside but soft and moist on the inside, bake them until the sides are clearly set but the center is only just set. If you test with a toothpick, it should be clean…

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Scones for the Holidays

These vanilla scones feature chocolate chips, which melt slightly into the dough around them as they bake, making for an especially enticing presentation. Top with sparkling course sugar or my family’s favorite–salted caramel chocolate truffle spread. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 6 tablespoons butter,…

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Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 butter or margarine 2 egg whites 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate pieces or morsels Nonstick spray Materials: Measuring…

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Cookie Bars

This family favorite dessert is a little bit like a cookie, a little bit like a candy bar, and 100% delicious. Ingredients ¾ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup packed brown sugar 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 egg 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder…

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Quick & Easy Chocolate Cherries

Breene (one of my beta readers) joins me in the virtual kitchen today with her Frozen Chocolate Covered Cherries.  Take it away Breene! Ingredients: 4 oz. semisweet chocolate 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 10-12 pitted cherries Materials: Microwavable bowl Cocktail pick Parchment paper Small cookie sheet Directions: Microwave 4 oz. semisweet chocolate with 1 Tablespoon coconut…

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Anne Montgomery’s Twisted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Anne Montgomery joins me in the virtual kitchen today to talk about cookies.  Take it away Ann! When Ruth Graves Wakefield invented chocolate chip cookies in 1938 – hence forth named Toll House Cookies for the inn she owned in Whitman, Massachusetts – the confection became an instant American classic. So, perhaps, no one should…

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A Chocolate Treat With Lizzie T. Leaf

Throw in chocolate, the food all the heroines crave, add a few hunky heroes, and of course villains we love to hate, then mix with a dash of humor and spice. Now let the fun begin!

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Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookies

For the ones you love on Valentine’s Day

This is a new family favorite. I made these in place of my traditional Christmas Cookies this year, and have requests to make them for all upcoming holidays. For New Years I made an extra batch to store in the freezer for any time an unexpected guest visits, and they lasted about a day.

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If It’s Not Chocolate, It’s Not Breakfast by Anne Montgomery

Looking for something healthy-yet-delicious to prepare for those back-to-school breakfasts? Anne Montgomery has you covered.

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Death By Chocolate Ice-Cream Cake

This is a special cake that I make for friends/family who love chocolate. It is a perfect treat for a summer birthday. This is a big cake, so be sure to invite a lot of people to celebrate!

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