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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 […]


Chocolate, Fruit & Nut Energy Bytes

Chocolate Fruit & Nut Energy Bites

Chocolate craving! Time for something chocolatey good. With nuts. Yes LOTS of nuts. Oh and some peanut butter. Dried fruit in there … ah yes. And to add a little bit more healthy yumminess, some oats. Roll it all into a little ball and what do you have? A quick, healthy snack. Not one you […]


Raspberry Cream Brownie Truffles

Raspberry Cream Brownie Truffles

One of my girlfriends, when she tasted these truffles, told me (in a quiet voice so the “boys” wouldn’t hear) that these truffles are almost better than sex. I laughed, and she said, “I’m serious!” … since then, a couple of my other girlfriends have confirmed her opinion … and I’m quite curious to see […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter BonBons

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonbons

Craving. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Nagging, nagging. Helllooooo. Chocolate. NEED Chocolate! Peanut butter. Mmm. Peanut butter. Nagging. Craving. Peanut Butter. Chocolate. CHOCOLATE! Bonbons … Mmm. Bonbons. Yes. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Yes, yes, yes. Ah! Better. I feed my cravings with high quality ingredients and then I also try to lighten up my favorite decadent treats.  If they taste […]


Mocha Frangelico Surprise Truffles

Mocha Frangelico Date Surprise Truffles

and How I (almost) Killed My Ninja Chopper I had a funny naming conversation with my (male) friend about these truffles … it went something like this: Me:  Hey what do you think I should name those truffles? Him:  Bob … or Robert Me: LOL, you’re funny Him: Wait, I guess they really should be called […]


Chocolate Cherry Cabernet Talking Truffles

Chocolate Cherry Cabernet Talking Truffles

These truffles are very noisy. They keep talking to me. Waking me up in the middle of the night. Interrupting me while I’m trying to work. Maybe they got lonely after I dipped them in chocolate on Friday evening, then we went away for the weekend, but my gosh, now they won’t STOP talking! Hush […]


Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Valentine Truffles

Bailey's Irish Cream Valentine Truffles

“The story of a love is not important – what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.” ~ Helen Hayes Bailey’s Irish Cream Valentine Truffles Makes 25 – 30 truffles. If you can’t find chocolate graham crackers, use chocolate cookies. These are dark […]


Ooh! Organic Chocolates from GreenCuisineList.com

GreenCuisineList Organic Chocolates & Brownies

I know I have mentioned how blessed I feel to have so many wonderful foodie friends. Nisreen from GreenCuisineList.com and Sweet Box Treats is one of them.  I love Nisreen because not only is she a talented cook and wonderful friend, she is a woman of character … she works hard to inform people about the […]


Citruslove: Candied Kumquats & Kumquat Syrup

Candied Kumquats & Kumquat Syrup

For my birthday, my sweet aunt who lives in Florida, sent me a bunch of kumquats from her kumquat tree. Kumquats are something of a new experience for me … the first time I ever tasted them was at Christmas, at my parents’ house, and of course they were a bunch of kumquats from the […]


Midnight Peppermint Truffles

Midnight Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

This is my holiday gift to you, my dear readers. These truffles are dark as midnight inside, with tiny specks of peppermint. I wish I could send you each a tin of these to grace your holiday table, but I will have to settle for just giving you the recipe. These truffles are simple to […]


Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Munch

Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Munch ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #peppermint #pretzel #recipe

One of our favorite treats at Christmas is to dip pretzels. I like mine with white chocolate and peppermint. My daughter likes just white chocolate, or sometimes we will drizzle the white chocolate pretzels with milk chocolate or sprinkles. I meant to make lots of treats to bring on my trip for my friends at […]


Cookie Bloghop: Chocolate Graham Toffee Crunch

Chocolate Graham Toffee Crunch

I’m making food gifts for the holidays. This one isn’t healthy but it tastes really really really good. Like addictively, dangerously good. If you make this, this is what I recommend: take a test piece or two or three, then put it in an airtight tin right away as soon as it’s done. Hide it […]


Melted Witches for Halloween

Halloween Treats: Melted Witches

When I found these adorable Melted Witches in my quest for spooky foods for my Halloween Collection post, my daughter was really taken with these and DETERMINED to make them for the upcoming Halloween parties we are helping with. So we went out and bought Oreos, Laffy Taffy, pretzel sticks, Hershey’s Kisses, almond bark, and food […]


Candied Ginger

Candied Ginger

I don’t know why exactly, but the other day I was suddenly struck with this incredibly insistent urge to make candied ginger. I immediately googled it and found a recipe and was pleased to see that she said it was EASY! Yes! Awesome! A day or two later I made it to the store to […]

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