Perfect Chocolate Coating

Frustrated with gloopy melted chocolate? Need perfectly melted, smooth, glossy chocolate for chocolate covered strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, and more? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve finally cracked the code for the perfect chocolate coating: for every 1 oz of chocolate, add 1/2 tsp of shortening. Just look how gorgeous and glossy it is! This…

The Best Chocolate Frosting

I dream about this frosting. When I bake my favorite chocolate cake, it’s usually because I want this frosting. I use dark chocolate cocoa powder in my chocolate frosting, making it rich and super chocolatey. There are a couple of important tips when it comes to frosting: Make sure your butter is soft. Cold butter will…

Rocky Road

An old-fashioned, no-bake candy Why did people ever stop making rocky road? It’s so easy and has such a wow factor. You basically just cut up marshmallows to line an 8″ pan, then pour a chocolate-butter-nut mixture on top. This would be perfect in the summertime when you don’t want to turn on the oven,…

Fairytale Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Pumpkin cheesecake brownies fit for a princess WOW. Can I just say WOW? These brownies are unbelievably good. A luscious pumpkin cheesecake layer is the sweet surprise inside these fudge-y brownies. I used a Ghirardelli brownie mix but you could of course make brownies from scratch. I used my homemade fairytale pumpkin puree for these brownies. Fairytale…

Mickey Mouse Rice Krispy Treats

Missing Disneyland? Want to add Disney magic to your day? You’ve come to the right place to take a mini culinary vacation to the park! These are hands down the most delicious Mickey Mouse Rice Krispy Treats you will ever have. I wish I had taken a photo of the inside so you can see…

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Quite possibly my favorite thing in the world is a deep, dark chocolate chocolate chip muffin. I always treat myself to one on vacation, which is why this recipe is part of my Vacation at Home series. There’s just something about a rich muffin with melty chocolate chips that makes any day instantly special. One…

Perfect Chocolate Cheesecake

You’re going to want to bookmark this one! Here dark chocolate cheesecake is topped with pillowy almond-scented whipped cream and piled high with fresh summer strawberries and raspberries then dusted with powdered sugar. There’s quite a bit of history to this dessert. The base of this recipe is a cheesecake that’s titled “Chocolate Cheesecake That…

M&M Bar Cookies

What’s more comforting than warm, gooey chocolate chip bar cookies full of M&Ms? The last time my mom and I were at the lake, she said, “I think you’re going to bake us M&M bar cookies,” so I hopped right up and did just that. They were so good, I just had to share the…

Homemade Reese’s

Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you! Here’s how to make homemade Reese’s, delightful chocolate-covered peanut butter bars. The dough comes together quickly for this no-bake dessert, making this is a fun treat to make all summer long when you don’t want to turn on the oven. You could shape these into eggs, Christmas trees,…