Fudgy Brownies

I love chocolate.  When I’m out to eat with my husband I always pick the chocolate item for dessert.  There is something to be said about being predictable, right?     😉 So naturally I’m going to be in love with brownies, especially FUDGY brownies!  These chocolate decadent treats are heavenly for so many reasons.  How much time do you have? These brownies have a very thin crunchy top layer, perhaps to hold in all that chewy and fudgy goodness.  Some brownies have a tendency to be dry, but not these.  These are probably the richest and most moist brownies I’ve ever had …

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Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

I was organizing the food in my kitchen cabinets and I found that I had some macadamia nuts.  Hmmm, I wondered how could I use these up?  I instantly thought of Pepperidge Farm’s Sausalito Milk Chocolate Macadamia cookies and that inspired me to make these delicious chocolate macadamia nut cookies.   I should have been thinking of a healthy way to use them since I’ve been on a health kick lately but dessert wins again.    🙂 Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe (Makes 24 cookies) Note on the preparation time: The dough is chilled for 2 hours. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (equivalent to 1 …

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Coconut Fudge Bars

No bake bars…chocolate…coconut…yup, I’m sold!  I’ve made these chocolaty treats a few times and they are always hit.  I mean how can you go wrong with sweet chocolate topped with crunchy coconut?     😉 Coconut Fudge Bars Recipe (About 32 servings) Ingredients: 1 cup butter (equivalent to 2 sticks of butter), divided for two steps below 2 and 1/2 cups honey graham crackers (equivalent to about 2 sleeves of graham crackers), finely crushed 1 can (5 ounce) evaporated milk 1 cup white sugar 1 (10 and 1/2 ounce bag) package of miniature marshmallows 8 squares (8 ounce box) Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup …

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

My neighbors’ daughter recently found out that she has to follow a gluten-free diet for health reasons.  I’ve never baked gluten-free desserts before so she has inspired me to expand my horizons.  I have a tall order to fill to impress an amazing 8 year old girl! These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are really the quintessential representation of chocolate and peanut butter but in a gluten-free and flour-free way! Gluten-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (Makes about 18 cookies) Note on the preparation time: The dough is chilled for 2 hours. Ingredients: 1 cup creamy peanut butter * 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 large egg 1 …

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