Maple Walnut Rocky Road

This is an updated version of my classic Rocky Road. This recipe uses about a half batch of my homemade maple marshmallows and wow, is this candy good! The maple marshmallows melt in your mouth. They really elevate rocky road! This no-bake treat would be a wonderful addition to a Christmas cookie plate. (And who…

Halloween Swirl Brownies

These are just about the prettiest brownies I ever did make! In an effort to bring you more beginner recipes, here is a dessert teenage me baked all the time: cheesecake swirl brownies using brownie mix. (Ghirardelli is my brownie mix of choice but you can use whatever you like!) These are so easy to make. Just…

Black Forest Brownies

You may have noticed by now: I love chocolate, I love German food, and I love creating new dishes from easy-to-make components. Here I’ve come up with a delicious brownie dessert with pillowy whipped cream and my favorite black cherry sauce. Es war einmal… Inspired by Germany’s classic Black Forest Cake, this is easy brownie…

How to Make Chocolate Mice

I made these little cuties for my Cinderella dinner party dessert. Aren’t they darling? I found this silicone mouse mold on Etsy and it worked perfectly. For this size, you need about 1 oz of chocolate per mouse and a spoonful of caramel sauce. These are very simple to make and take just ten minutes…

Chocolate Banana Sheet Cake

What a delightful, easy cake this is! I was craving cake at the lake house yesterday and had perfectly ripe bananas so I decided to try out my favorite banana sheet cake with my favorite chocolate frosting and it was positively magical. The cake is a one-bowl recipe, perfect for lazy day baking. It’s really…

Coconut Macadamia Nut Bar Cookies

I just love bar cookies. They’re so easy! I came up with this new version to serve at my game night tonight. You guys get to see them before my friends even get to eat them! (But don’t worry, I had one for quality control and my parents conveniently swung by the minute they heard…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you! This is a twist on my classic chocolate chip cookies, which are the best cookies ever (if you love soft cookies like me!). Bittersweet chocolate chips balance the sweetness of the peanut butter chips. The key with these cookies is knowing when to pull them from the oven….

Oreo Bar Cookies

Do you ever wake up one morning and think, I wonder what would happen if I baked Oreos into my favorite bar cookies? Girl, same. The result was a work of art. Just look at how pretty they are! This recipe starts with my Chocolate Chip Bar Cookie base. I reduced the chocolate chips by…

Chocolate Strawberry Torte

Is this not the cutest little cake?! It’s so demure and very German with its single layer and whipped cream in lieu of frosting, hence the name Chocolate Strawberry Torte. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: my Best Ever Chocolate Cake freezes really, really well. I baked two layers and used…