No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies |

Sometimes simple is better. Not only are simple recipes less time consuming, they yield just as tasty foods. I decided I wanted to go a simple route for some cookies. I love baking, it’s really “my thing.” Therefore, I never got into no bake cookies. I can’t even remember if I’ve made them before. It just wasn’t a thing I would do. So, I decided to give them a try.

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Saltine Cracker Toffee

Saltine Cracker Toffee |

Now that Christmas has come and gone, I should probably finish my last installment of Christmas candies. Although, who am I kidding? Candy is perfect any time of the year. However, I specifically made this recipe for my family for Christmas. I have made it a few times, and it’s always been a hit. It’s another salty and sweet combination, and we all know how much I love salty and sweet.

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The Best Chocolate Fudge

The Best Chocolate Fudge |

I have always been a fan of the “old fashioned” Christmas candies. This love comes from many years of enjoying candies as a kid and making them as an adult. There is one type of old fashioned candy I love to make above all others: fudge. I have been making fudge since I was in high school. I have made this particular recipe countless times, and I will say it is my most requested recipe by my family every Christmas.

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Vanilla Wafer Cakes

Vanilla Wafer Cakes |

Merry Christmas Eve! Hard to believe it is that time again. In my quest to make simpler desserts around the holidays, I came across some posts about vanilla wafers being transformed into cakes. You may have seen these across Pinterest or on the boxes of vanilla wafers at the store. They seemed very easy, and this fit the bill of easy desserts to make before Christmas. I’m so glad I gave these a try!

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Low Calorie Chocolate Cake (with Chocolate Frosting!)

Low Calorie Chocolate Cake (with Chocolate Frosting!) |

Cold, snowy weather always puts me in the mood to bake. There is just something about baking while watching the snow fall that brings me joy. It’s a bonus that it’s the holiday season, and I love baking during Christmastime. So, since it’s snowy and cold, I decided to bake today. I wasn’t planning on baking today, so I didn’t have a whole lot of ingredients to work with. I didn’t really want to drive to the store in the windy snow. So, I decided to make something I’ve been drooling over for a couple weeks now, a low calorie chocolate cake.

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Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies |

If you’ve read some previous posts, you may think I’m an innovative thinker in the kitchen, way ahead of my time with culinary exploration. Or you think I’m weird. I have tried some interesting recipes, and they came out so delicious (see Chocolate Silken Mousse and Caramel Cheetos). So, I’ve made another interesting recipe this week. It may scare you because it’s a bit out there, but it’s one of the most delicious cookies I have ever had.

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Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles |

I have started my annual Christmas candy experimentation for this holiday season. In recent years, I started to make my own candies for family and friends instead of buying packaged candies for Christmas. Before giving never before made candies to friends and family, I like to test them out personally (and on my guinea pig husband). Well I’ve stumbled upon another odd sounding recipe that really intrigued me. I couldn’t believe how easy it sounded. And for a chocolate based candy, it wasn’t terribly unhealthy. I give you the dark chocolate avocado truffle!

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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies |

If you don’t already know, you are about to find out that I have a big weakness when it comes to food. Sweets. I absolutely love sweets, and I can’t think of a time when I said something was “too sweet.” That phrase doesn’t even exist in my vocabulary. Well, this creates a problem when it comes to calories. Most sweets are very high in calories, and this doesn’t work well with my low calorie lifestyle. So I came across a soft chocolate chip cookie recipe that I was able to alter to fit my needs. I’m not sure if you can beat 77 calories a cookie!

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Chocolate Silken Mousse

Chocolate Silken Mousse |

Tofu seems to be a staple in the vegetarian diet. Well, except in my diet. Truth is I’ve only had tofu a handful of times in my life. What may be more surprising to some is that in nearly a decade of being a vegetarian, I’ve never made anything with tofu. I’ve never even purchased tofu. Samuel is not a fan of tofu in general, so this also had influence on my experimentation. Yes, tofu is very bland on its own. It definitely needs a lot of help in order for it to be considered delicious.

In order to transform the bland tofu into something worthy of the adjective “delicious,” I had to pair it with a very flavorful ingredient. Prepare yourself because you are about to think I am crazy. Ready? Continue reading