… because what is life without good food?

Candy

Chocolate Caramel Nut Magic Bars

Chocolate Caramel Nut Magic Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #orgasmic #chewy #layer #bars #recipe

I lied. The name of these bars is not “Chocolate Caramel Nut Magic Bars” … the real name for this recipe came about because I gave a box of these lovely bars to my yoga friend for her birthday. She told everyone at yoga how wonderful they were … so then I had to make them […]


Top 16 Sumptuous Recipes of 2016

Top 16 Sumptuous Recipes from 2016 ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Bestof2016 #Recipes

Happy New Year,  my dear foodie friends! 2017 has begun … at the beginning of a new year, I always like to take a few moments to look back on the favorite recipes from the previous year. What recipes did people visit the most in 2016? Here’s a countdown of the 16 best loved recipes on my blog from […]


Toffee Chocolate Mashup Bars

Toffee Chocolate Mashup Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls 7-Layer #chocolate #PB #7Layer #Bars

Cousin to the traditional 7-layer bar, these mashup bars have a chocolate crust, topped with toffee bits, chocolate and peanut butter chips, oats, peanut butter, chocolate and caramel syrup, crunchy salty peanuts and sweetened condensed milk to stick it all together. It’s almost Thanksgiving and guess what? I’m not baking up any pumpkin pie. I’m bringing […]


Pretzel English Toffee

Pretzel English Toffee ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #candy #ImperialSugar

It occurred to me last winter when I was in my holiday baking mode that putting salty pretzels in toffee would be a brilliant idea … an idea akin to the saltine toffee that many people make, but with more crunch. So I made it … and it was wonderful … and everyone loved it […]


Mango Ginger Peanut Clusters

Mango Ginger Peanut Clusters ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #easy #candy #treat #recipe #glutenfree

Spring is upon us and I have a spring cleaning bug … badly. I want to clear away the clutter in my house, in my mind, in my soul. Let it all go, make space. Strangely, that is how these little clusters came to be. I was cleaning off the clutter from the countertops, putting […]


Pretty Peanut Butter Cup Truffles

Pretty Peanut Butter Cup Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #peanutbutter #truffles #recipe

Sometimes when someone tastes something I’ve made and makes a comment, it sticks in my mind forever. So it was with this recipe… I remember one of my friends coming up to me and saying, “Oh my gosh, Ann, these truffles are like Reese’s peanut butter cups … on steroids!” I can’t help but think of that […]


Dark Chocolate Red Wine Fudge

Dark Chocolate Red Wine Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chocolate #wine #fudge #recipe

Red wine & dark chocolate are a heavenly match and something I just HAD to try. And then I did add just a bit of hot pepper to make it dance on the tongue. It’s not spicy at all, but it has a beautiful tingle with the creamy chocolate fudge. This lovely little fudge was […]


Pumpkin Irish Cream Fudge

http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/40-healthier-holiday-appetizers/

It’s a white chocolate fudge with pumpkin and Irish cream … oh and some salty, crunchy pepitas thrown in, for good measure. Sweet, salty, creamy, with those lovely pumpkin spices singing to you every step of the way. Seriously, what’s not to love? This fudge is oh so perfect for Thanksgiving. I made it for […]


Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream Truffles

Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #molded #truffles #recipe

Oh you guys, it’s getting close to time for our semi-annual Wine & Design event and I’ve got a bazillion yummies lined up for it! I’ve been chocolatizing everything in sight lately, it seems. But these … these little babies are a close-your-eyes-because-you’re-going-to-want-to-totally-savor-every-moment-of-chocolate-strawberry-cream-bliss goodness. If you want to attempt these at home, they are a little […]


Pretty Peanut Butter Truffles

Pretty Peanut Butter Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beautiful #decadent #chocolates #recipe

Pretty molded truffles that look and taste as wonderful as if you had bought them from a fabulous chocolatier … with a little time, the right mold, some high quality chocolate melts and some patience, you can make these beautiful chocolates for the peanut butter lover in your life. In my life, it seems, the peanut […]


Dark Chocolate Toffee Dipped Apricots

Dark Chocolate Dipped Toffee Apricots ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #dessert #recipe

It’s my birthday and I was all psyched to go to yoga and then go out with my yogi friends for a celebratory birthday drink. But, it being January and “dangerously” cold outside, they cancelled yoga, along with any celebration I may have wanted for the anniversary of my alive-ness. Sigh. How so like every […]


Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dulcedeleche #pecan #bars #recipe

Adapted from Stephie Cooks At Thanksgiving this year, I wanted a pecan pie, but nobody else did, so there were several pies, but no pecan pie and I was sad. I tried to enjoy the other pies, but I couldn’t help but dream that I had a slice of rich pecan pie. I don’t know why … I […]


Wall Flower Fudge {Red Chile Fudge}

Wall Flower Fudge {Red Chile Fudge} ~ she'll leave you wanting more ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #fudge #recipe

You see her from across the room.  She’s a bit plain and unassuming … not like the others in her company.  You think this one will not hurt you so you ask her to dance. The dance starts out slow … just like so many others, but then things change!  She’s a bit spicy and […]


Eggnog Toffee Squares

Eggnog Toffee Squares ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #shortbread #toffee #eggnog #dessert #recipe

Adapted just very slightly from Baking in a Tornado These delightful little squares are like toffee with a soft shortbread cookie crust, and it doesn’t stick to your teeth like toffee sometimes does. They would go well with a cup of hot chai or coffee or even a glass of holiday eggnog. Every Saturday I have a virtual party […]


Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #chocolate #peanutbutter #microwave #fudge #recipe

Continuing with my series on (definitely not healthy but oh so delightful) fudge for holiday treats and gifts this year, since I have a total addiction to peanut butter and chocolate together, I absolutely HAD to make a peanut butter cup fudge. This fudge features a rich and creamy chocolate layer with a layer of peanut […]


Candy Cane Crush Fudge

Candy Cane Crush Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #peppermint #whitechocolate #fudge #recipe

I’ve been on a fudge tangent this year. I decided fudge would be just the thing to make for our Wine & Design event last Friday and in keeping with my normal way of completely overdoing every tangent I embark upon,boy, did I make a LOT of fudge. Peppermint was the number one crowd pleaser, […]


Cherry Pistachio Irish Cream Fudge

Cherry Pistachio Irish Cream Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #white #fudge #recipe

Adapted just slightly from The Two Bite Club A simple, but oh-so-decadent white chocolate fudge with Irish cream, chunks of chewy dried cherries and crunchy roasted pistachios tucked within. Fudge is one of those things my dad used to make for us in the wintertime when we were little. He made a simple chocolate fudge, […]


Ghirardelli English Toffee

English Toffee ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #candy #recipe

Inspired by Lemony Thyme who led me to this recipe from Ghirardelli Chocolate Sometimes when you see a friend try something brave that has always intimidated you (perhaps just a little bit–enough to give you an excuse to never try to actually TRY it yourself), that gives you just the extra boost of courage to […]


Muddy Buddy Truffles

Muddy Buddy Truffles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #puppy chow #truffles #recipe

At the holidays, my kitchen seems to get filled with bowls of things … crushed candy canes, melted chocolate, powdered sugar. This year, there was an additional “something” in my kitchen that my daughter brought home from school one day: muddy buddies. People around here commonly refer to it as “puppy chow”. It’s that addictive […]


Chocolate Cranberry Plum Bourbon Balls

Chocolate Cranberry Plum Bourbon Balls ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #recipe

“While visions of bourbon balls dance in their heads” … hey, don’t we adult folks deserve some holiday treats too? I think we do … So these are my adult version of “sugarplums”.  Let’s revel in bourbon balls this year!  ( …  I also wanted to mention: these are healthi(er) holiday treats.  Made with dried […]


Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Turtles

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Turtles ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #holiday #recipe

Adapted from Tastes of Lizzy T These pretzel turtles are the easiest thing to make and they are incredible! I wanted to make the pumpkin spice ones with fancy little chocolate drizzles like Tastes of Lizzy T did, but the pumpkin spice kisses are nowhere to be found. I had to adapt my plan. It didn’t matter […]


Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzel Kisses

Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzel Kisses ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #holiday #recipe

At the holidays, I always want to dip pretzels. I love pretzels dipped in white chocolate or dark chocolate … they are so good … but my favorite favorite favorite holiday treat is when they are dusted with crushed peppermint candy canes. This year I discovered an even easier way to “dip” my pretzels. The […]


Chocolate Pistachio Truffle Berries

Chocolate Mascarpone Truffle Stuffed Strawberries with Pistachios ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #strawberry #recipe

Inspired by Amee’s Savory Dish’s recipe appearing on PopSugar Strawberries filled with a sweet chocolate mascarpone filling, topped with dark chocolate and chopped pistachios to seal in the “truffle-esque” filling. I made these chocolate mascarpone stuffed strawberries for my friend Kelly for her birthday … she had given me some ideas for favorite foods, but […]


Chocolate Mocha Amaretto Balls for our Troops

Chocolate Mocha Amaretto Balls

Yesterday I got a message on my Sumptuous Spoonfuls facebook page from a friend of a friend of mine. She has been sending cookies to our troops in Afghanistan and this year they asked for 178 dozen cookies/treats … she was feeling a little overwhelmed and was looking for some help! 178 dozen cookies is […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...