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Posts tagged “Chocolate

Hand-dipped Chocolate Covered Cherries {pit-less!}

Hand-dipped Chocolate Covered Cherries - Pit-less! ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #dessert #recipe #diy #cherrypitter

You guys I have the most amazing discovery to share with you … I know cherry season is a little bit, um, over, but I just cannot wait until next year to share this one with you! My dad made a cherry pitter out of a fork to pit his gorgeous little plums. It works […]


Peanut Butter Cookie S’Mores

Peanut Butter Cookie S'Mores ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cookie #smore #recipe

I’ve seen these cookie S’Mores making their way across the interwebs and decided that my kids and I just HAD to try them. My son was not on board with this idea (he prefers to eat his cookies and marshmallows and chocolate UN-toasted), but my daughter and her friend were totally up for it, so […]


Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #wholewheat #darkchocolate #muffins #zucchini

These are everything you want in a dark decadent, super chocolatey muffin, plus some hidden healthy stuff. You cannot taste the zucchini. Seriously. You won’t notice it’s there … (except your body will thank you for eating veggies). And there’s whole wheat flour … and a little flaxmeal … and yogurt. This is starting to sound […]


Mini Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Mini Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Cups ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #mini #chocolate #dessert #recipe

These little cookie cups are really quite easy to put together, and they are fancy and decadent and satisfying too. The cheesecake mixture requires no baking and it’s very chocolatey and creamy good. I made the cookie cups Saturday, painted them with chocolate on Sunday morning, then made the filling and stuffed them Sunday afternoon. It […]


Peanut Butter Parfait Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Parfait Baked Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #baked #oatmeal #recipe Tastes just like a DQ Peanut Buster Parfait (made healthier)!!

Those of you whose favorite treat at the Dairy Queen is the Peanut Buster Parfait, raise your hand! I am right there with you. I’m hopelessly, shamelessly, entirely addicted to Peanut Buster Parfaits. I try to avoid the temptation as much as possible, but every once in a while, it happens. I must have one. […]


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 […]


Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #mint #cheesecake #brownie #recipe

Adapted from RecipeGirl Last Monday night we had a little goodbye party for our Monday night yoga class. It was the last in a long series of these classes taught by Roscha, one of my very favorite yoga teachers. She is both funny and serious, passionate and loving and sassy all during the same class. […]


Protein Power Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

Protein Power Chocolate Banana Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fast #breakfast #recipe

Super Quick Power Oatmeal! I love a bowl of good oatmeal for breakfast, especially when it is quick and easy and healthy–and decadent. I was travelling last weekend and needing a good breakfast. My host had some over-ripe bananas on hand and quick oats … and I discovered some healthy chocolate shake powder too. I didn’t […]


Mint Chocolate Mocha Fudge Cookies {Low Fat}

Mint Chocolate Mocha Fudge Cookies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #decadent #lowfat #chocolate #mint #cookie #recipe

Oooey gooey fudgy mint cookies with a melty mint chocolate swirl on top. I know maybe you won’t believe me when I tell you that there are only 2 Tablespoons of butter in the whole batch of these cookies, but it’s true! Of course there is some fat from the chocolate as well, but still, it’s a pretty […]


Peanut Butter Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Chocolate Baked Oatmeal ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cookie #bakedoatmeal #breakfast #recipe

Adapted only just very slightly from Lauren Kelly, Nutritionist This baked oatmeal is like a giant oatmeal cookie laced with peanut butter and chocolate. What could be better, or more comforting, for breakfast? My friend Lauren Kelly and I (and about a zillion other people) share a mutual love. We’re both head-over-heels in love with anything peanut butter […]


20+ Romantic Valentine’s Day Desserts

Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Crepes from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #crepes #recipe

Upon request for Valentine’s Day desserts, I’ve created this collection of 20+ recipes from my own collection plus a few from some fabulous foodie friends that I just love. I even included some gluten free, a paleo recipe and some semi-healthy options. Click the title or the image for the recipe. Happy Valentine’s Day! Chocolate […]


Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Oatmeal Fudge Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #oatmeal #decadent #dessert #recipe

Adapted just slightly from High Heels & Grills I have encountered these amazing fudgy oatmeal bars at parties and gatherings a few times in my life. Every time I “met” them, I reveled in them, loved them, wanted to know how to make them, but somehow the idea never crossed my silly mind to search for […]


Peanut Butter Apricot Bars {No Bake}

Peanut Butter Apricot Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #pb&j #light #dessert #recipe

I finally relented … I went into the kitchen fully to make Lauren Kelly’s lightened up peanut butter chocolate bars, but my apricots started talking to me. I was minding my own business, trying to follow the recipe as best I could (sans the sucanat, of which I have none) and the (partly-eaten) bag of dried apricots […]


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 […]


Toffee Grapes

Toffee Grapes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #holiday #dessert #snack #appetizer #recipe

Adapted just slightly from The Nutrition Twins These little bites are an amazing combination of sweet, crunchy, juicy and creamy … they are a bit like one little bite-size caramel apple, but with extra crunch from the toffee. They are the sweeter cousins of the White Chocolate Peanut Grapes–both exceedingly simple, both amazing in their own right. I […]


Easy Peppermint Fudge

Easy Peppermint Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #simple #peppermint #chocolate #fudge #holiday #candy #recipe

Adapted ever so slightly from A Spicy Perspective Fudge that is rich and chocolaty, with a festive holiday peppermint crunch on both sides. And it’s super simple and speedy to make too! It is the day after Thanksgiving and I do not care if it is not quite December yet, I am officially declaring it Peppermint […]


Chocolate Cherry Brownies {Gluten free}

Chocolate Cherry Brownies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #glutenfree #cherry #chocolate #brownie #recipe

Decadent soft and buttery dark chocolate brownies with chopped tart, chewy dried cherries, topped with a white chocolate ganache drizzle and more chewy dried cherries. My work friend Tyler happened to have a birthday last week and I asked him what his favorite flavor was. He didn’t really tell me, but I knew (from past […]


Strawberry Ghosts

Strawberry Ghosts ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Halloween #dessert #recipe

Here’s another spooky fun idea for Halloween! Quick and simple to make, and who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries? Using white chocolate and give them a spooky face and you have strawberry ghosts. My daughter gobbled these up right after the photo shoot. We’ll be making more later this week. PrintStrawberry Ghosts Prep Time: 15 […]


Aztec Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Aztec Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Raspberry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #raspberry #zucchini #cake #recipe

with Raspberry Sauce … (and Gluten Free options) When I visited my parents last weekend, they had one of those large zucchini sitting on their counter. They told me I should take it to make something. “It’s perfect for cake,” I said, and gladly took it off their hands, with visions of chocolate cake dancing […]

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