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Posts tagged “Cocoa

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 […]


Super Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies

Super Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #brownie #recipe #glutenfree

Slightly adapted from Flippin Delicious My gluten free friend Kelly has a birthday this week, so she decided she was going to do an ice cream sundae bar at work for a birthday celebration. She shared this little tidbit of a plan with me and I said “well, then, I need to make brownies!” … […]


Double Chocolate Raspberry Quinoa Muffins

Double Chocolate Raspberry Quinoa Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quinoa #recipe

Adapted from Lauren Kelly, Certified Nutritionist Dense, chocolate muffins with a hint of fresh raspberry, made healthier with the addition of quinoa. Quinoa is a wonder seed, full of fiber and protein … often thought of as a grain, but it’s not really. I love the nutty, chewy texture of quinoa when I’m cooking. It’s […]


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 […]


Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pecan Granola

Chocolatey nutty goodness with an undertone of pumpkin spice that is just wonderful. Plus, (especially if you use dark chocolate), it’s good for you. What could be better than that? I know that there are those of you that will think “why on earth would I bother to make granola when I could just pick […]


Chocolate Pear Cobbler

Chocolate Pear Cobbler ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dessert #recipe

Good chocolate is pure comfort food, and with all the pears that have appeared in my life this fall, I wanted to make something delicious with chocolate and pears. This is Part 2 of the tribute to my coworker who lost her daughter. She would have been two years old in November. We made a […]


Chocolate Mocha Date Bars

Chocolate Mocha Date Bars

These date bars are like your childhood favorites … all grown up. With underlying hints of chocolate, coffee … and Kahlua. And a bit of Nutella in there, too, just for fun. This recipe reminds me of my baby sister. She was the one who just loved date bars when we were growing up. Mom […]


Fire Roasted Red Enchilada Sauce

Fire-Roasted Red Enchilada Sauce

My mom gave me this huge box of tomatoes from her garden … I promised her I would process them right away because some of them were starting to get soft … so I was fire roasting them on the grill, thinking I would make some sort of sauce with them, when my friend Mia […]


Skinny Peppermint Mocha Slushie

Skinny Peppermint Mocha Slushie

It’s National Coffee Day … I intended to make it to the coffee shop this morning to buy myself a fancy coffee, but then I got busy with other things … When I finally got home this afternoon, I still had a craving for coffee. I opened the fridge and there sat a pot of […]


1,2,3 Chocolate Zucchini Cake {Lowfat}

1234 Chocolate Zucchini Cake {Lowfat}

This is a luscious, moist and healthy chocolatey cake that takes only takes a few minutes to put together (most of that time is grating the zucchini) and it’s so yummy! I made it years ago when my daughter-in-law first came to visit and we topped it with strawberries (or was it raspberries?) and whipped […]


Chocolate Chia Brownie Bites

Chocolate Chia Brownie Bites

It’s my one-year blog-iversary today. I am having a party in the real world tomorrow to celebrate. I’ll have a party in cyberspace too and I’ll invite all my foodie friends to bring wonderful things. There will be much revelry and champagne (with watermelon sorbet!) and good food shared. I made these brownies for the […]


Chocolate Banana Pecan Baked Oatmeal

Chocolate Banana Pecan Baked Oatmeal

Since my first baked oatmeal turned out so good, I wanted to try another version. I meant to make this one banana pecan, but once I got into the kitchen, well, I couldn’t help but add chocolate. In the end, I’m glad I did … this oatmeal is SO deep dark chocolate decadent. I almost […]


Cinnamon Chocolate Chia Pudding

Cinnamon Chocolate Chia Pudding

So I have these chia seeds that I won from Lauren at Nutri-Savvy and Ruth’s Foods and I’ve heard they make a nice pudding … tapioca-like. Well, of course I had to try a chocolate version. I added a little cinnamon because I love the taste of cinnamon and chocolate together: the taste combination reminds me of Mexican […]


Lisa’s Chocolate Mud Cake

Last week, my foodie friend Lisa from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish found this recipe for “Mud Cake” in her recipe box, so she made it and blogged about it.  It looked so good and moist and chocolatey … and easy. I needed a little chocolate in my life yesterday, so I decided to make Lisa’s cake. […]


Elvis’ Favorite Muffins

Elvis' Favorite Muffins (Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana with a Peanut Butter filling)

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, & Banana Muffins … with a Peanut Butter Filling Okay, Elvis never really tried these muffins. But he should have! He would have loved them. But then again, who wouldn’t love chocolate banana muffins with a peanut butter filling? Maybe my mother. She’s not into chocolate. I will never ever in a […]


Light & Luscious Mocha Nutella Mousse

Light & Luscious Mocha Nutella Mousse

It’s National Chocolate Mousse Day today, so of course I had to make some chocolate mousse! I lightened it up by using nonfat Greek yogurt and an egg white in place of the heavy cream, but it still tastes deliciously decadent, with deep dark undertones of Kahlua and hazelnut. Light & Luscious Mocha Nutella Mousse […]


5-minute Dark Chocolate Red Wine Mug Cake

Dark Chocolate Red Wine Mug Cake

Post #4 of 5 in my Five Favorite Things for my Five Thousand Foodie Friends series … #1 was salad. #2 was dip. #3 was bread. and #4 is … duh! CHOCOLATE! of course! … and wine … two of my greatest loves. Because red wine and chocolate are always there for you. They will be yours and […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

I’ve seen a bunch of chocolate granola in the foodie world lately and oh I ached to do one myself. Because I really really love eating chocolate for breakfast. Simply Gourmet Photography did a lovely dark chocolate peanut butter granola. A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll made a dark chocolate one. Oh Nuts! […]


Heavenly Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Brownies

Heavenly Chocolate Brownies with Pretzels & Caramel

It was Thursday, and every Thursday I have to pick up my daughter from school and take her to dance lessons. She is always STARVING right after school because they feed her lunch very early in the day, so I have to bring her a snack. Usually I try to make it healthy, and yes, […]


2-Minute Decadent Dark Chocolate Oatmeal

Dark Chocolate Oatmeal - Ready in 2 Minutes!

This is the most amazing oatmeal I think I have ever had … well, okay, I’m a chocolate fiend, so of course I like it, and I’ve had many different kinds of chocolate for breakfast, but have you ever thought to put chocolate in your oatmeal? I confess, I hadn’t (although I can’t quite figure […]

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