Almontella I love nutella. I really, really do. I lvoe baking with it. I love it on bread. I love it for a few sneaky tastes on its own… you get the idea. I’m not really thrilled with the amount of sugar in it though and so I thought it would be a good idea if I gave it a go on my own AND my favourite nuts are almonds so I was able to do a little changeroo there as well. Shockingly easy and I’m pretty happy with its ‘healthiness’. No, this isn’t an everyday treat but it is yummy and fun....more

Rustic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay, I need to brag a little.  It is a bit uncomfortable but … these chocolate chip cookies are really good!  They were so much fun to experiment with and I think I got just the right balance of sweetness.  Date and coconut sugars were both used so there is mild molasses flavor and the whole wheat flour really balances them out.  If you want them more cakey than cookie then don’t flatten them down as much as I did.  The cookie does not spread much in the pan.  Just the perfect little bites for that special moment you deserve. ...more

Chocolate and Candy Cane cookies

Makes: 20-25 cookies .Preparation Time: 10 min. Standby time: 30 min. Cooking time: 15 min Ingredients1 1/2 cup of  flour3 tablespoons of cocoa powder1 teaspoon  of  baking soda1 pinch of salt3/4 cup of  sugar128 grs. bittersweet chocolate2 tablespoons  of butter...more

How to Make Chocolate Bowls: A Jock's Guide Ep. 11

A most EXPLOSIVE episode of A Jock's Guide Cooking Series.This short and sweet video shows you how to make edible chocolate bowls (Yes, I said edible!) that you can fill with fruit or better yet, Banana Pudding, and garnish to your liking.Please do not try this at home until you've watched the whole video and read the hints and tricks on the printable recipe!...more

The Chocolate Walk: It's Kinda Like Mardi Gras But With Less Boobs And Beads

This being November (the month of thankfulness and all) I'd like to say a massive thank you to a couple of folks. I have to give a big shout out to the Aztec people (my new homies) for giving us the deliciousness called "xocoatl" and to Hernado Cortes and crew for adding sweeteners to it, thus giving the world chocolate.(Mmm … chocolate) And many, many thanks to the Brown County Humane Society for hosting a Chocolate Walk.(Mmm … chocolate walk) ...more
I think I need to go on a chocolate walk! Who knows what I would end up with...more

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

 Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk...those mere words bring such happiness. Reese's Peanut Butter cups come to mind. I was craving peanut butter so I thought I'd make some cookies to make both chocolate and peanut butter lovers happy. This was fun and easy, and they make a great afternoon snack - or a bite to beat the midnight hungries!Crunchy outside, slightly gooey inside...pure....bliss...Ingredients:...more

Blogging Woes

How many newbie bloggers start out with the grandiose idea that their blog is going to rock the world? That EVERYONE will want to read their words of wisdom? Yes, I am one of those delusional schmucks. I mean, seriously, who wouldn’t be waiting by their <insert device of choice here> to read my next brilliantly crafted chocolate review? My blog is a hobby and I have enjoyed the process of creating and maintaining it. But, my ego sure has taken a beating. I honestly did not realize how much work was involved in getting visitors to my blog....more

Black Forest Cherry Muffins

You can’t go wrong with a dessert so here are some yummy Black Forest Cherry Muffins Recipe.  No frosting necessary.  It is October so I thought I would make some recipes to celebrate Oktoberfest.  Also, my husband has run out of sweet snacks and I need to restock the freezer.  These muffins have little bits of chocolate spread throughout and the texture is moist.  Combined with the cherries it will become one of our favorites....more