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S’mores Brownies

S’mores + brownies = chocolaty deliciousness.  I’ve made these brownies before and they were eaten up very quickly!

Plus, have you ever seen this meme from 9gag:

Chocolate counts as salad.

So really, this is like health food.  At least that’s what I’ll keep telling myself.  Sadly, these are going to work with the hubby… possibly minus one square.  🙂 Continue reading

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Almond Joy Cupcakes

Interesting thing about these cupcakes: I won’t eat them.  I don’t like coconut, and therefore, don’t like Almond Joy bars.  However, my coworker requested that I make an Almond Joy cake for her anniversary (pictured below).  Since it was just for her and her hubby, I had some batter left over that I decided to play with.   Plus I bought myself a cupcake corer a few weeks ago that I’ve been dying to play with.

Almond Joy Cake

I used this recipe for the cake, then just finished it a little differently for the cupcakes, using a chocolate sour cream frosting instead of the melted chocolate drizzled over the top.  Also, I switch out sour cream for the oil in the cake.  I think it makes the cake more moist and slightly healthier but doesn’t change the flavor.

Almond Joy and Raspberry-filled Chocolate Cupcakes Continue reading

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Cheesecake with a strawberry that acts as its own little serving dish?  How perfect!  These are a wonderful little treat that is a small portion for anyone watching what they eat, plus you don’t have to worry about cutting and serving or plates or silverware or anything like that.

I took these to work for a coworker’s birthday.  Well, sort of.  His birthday was at the end of January but he didn’t start working on my team until a few weeks into February.  It was close enough to his birthday that I felt like I still needed to do something for him.  I asked what he liked and he said cheesecake.  Strawberry cheesecake.  I knew immediately that I would make these little gems. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Continue reading