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Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownies

Chirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie mix is the bomb!  Really.  I crave chocolate, and having a small bite everyday has helped me not eat the entire pan (that, and I would probably make myself very sick).

I have had cravings for Butterfingers as well.  I had some of the Butterfinger baking pieces in the freezer, and decided that these two things would be extra yummy.

Yes!  All I did was sprinkle one cup of the Butterfinger candy on top of the brownie mix.  Baked, and cooled. Super yummy. Very rich and decadent.

A cheater way to something yummy.


chocolate · Recipes

Serenity Chocolate Cake

It is wonderful.
Flour less Chocolate Cake…it is wonderful.  I will have to post pictures later…mainly I need to upload, and secondly, I am sitting in my chair not wanting to connect the camera.

Yes, truth.

8 oz dark/semi-sweet chocolate
2 sticks butter (Yes, real butter, sweet cream no salt added!) softened, at room temperature
4 eggs (at room temperature)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
6 tablespoons corn starch

Melt chocolate, and set aside.  Beat butter until fluffy, add cooled-melted chocolate.
In another bowl, beat eggs, slowly add sugar.  Beat 6-8 minutes or until thick.  These should be the same thickness.
Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture.  Beat in Grand Marnier.  Sift in corn starch.
Pour into a greased 9″ spring form.  Cover with buttered parchment.  Put in shallow dish, fill 1/2 way with near boiling water.  (water bath)
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.  Remove from water bath, let cool 15 minutes.  Invert onto a serving plate.  Let stand 30 minutes and then remove pan.
Top with Ganache.
Recipe for the Ganache to come soon.  =)

chocolate · peanuts · pretzels · Recipes

Christmas Goodies

We wanted to make some goodies for friends for Christmas this year. 


Almond Bark  – Milk Chocolate
Dry roasted peanuts
Pretzel rods

Begin by melting your almond bark in your crock pot.  This is the best way that I have found to melt chocolate.  You don’t have to constantly stir it, and it keeps it hot without over cooking.

Wal-Mart or your local grocery store candy section.
I use my small crock pot.
Add 1 jar of peanuts, and stir.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto wax paper.  Let cool.
Pretzels are dunked into the chocolate, then lay on wax paper, add sprinkles, let cool.