Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

S’mores Lucky 7-Layer Bars

With 7-layer bars like these, everyone will be after your lucky charms. Made with a graham cracker crust, white and semisweet chocolate, coconut, marshmallows, marshmallow cereal, and sweetened condensed milk.

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Strawberry M&M® Cheesecake Truffles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSweetness #CollectiveBias

Everything you love about cheesecake all rolled up into a ball and dipped in chocolate and made special with M&M’s® Strawberry. What more could you ask for this Valentine’s Day?

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After the flurry of the fall and winter holidays you might think that it’s all over until next time. But before we brought in the new year, Valentine’s Day was already on the horizon. Not to mention other holidays and events such as football playoffs, Mardi Gras, and a little more down the roas is St. Patrick’s Day. If we are gonna be cooped up inside, we may as well have fun with it, right?

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Even as a kid I loved celebrating every holiday. From decorating holiday themed sugar cookies, handing out little gifts to my friends, and sometimes actually having themed parties (IDK how I convinced my parents to support my holiday-obsession). But who am I kidding, even as an adult I love holidays. In fact I may still hand out those boxed Valentine’s Day cards to my friends and coworkers along with a little treat. As I’ve said before, holidays are my thing.

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Another reason to love the holidays is all the themed food items that are available. This year I hunted down the M&M’s® Strawberry at Walmart and ended up snagging some cute American Greetings® Valentine’s Day cards and a DOVE® Valentine’s Day tin. Collectively, I sensed the making of an awesome Valentine’s Day present.

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Of course being a food blogger I couldn’t just bring the bags of M&M’s® Strawberry home and eat them straight out of the bag. Okay maybe I ate a few while I was creating these truffles but ultimately they were chopped up and turned into these wonderful strawberry cheesecake truffles! Originally I had intended to coat them in white chocolate, thinking that the M&M’s® Strawberry were white chocolate based. After sampling a handful few, they are milk chocolate inside with a strawberry flavored candy coating. Instead of chocolate covered strawberries, think strawberry covered chocolate.

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But the best part (as with most things) is what lies within. Cream cheese is blended with chopped strawberries, chopped M&M’s® Strawberry, graham crackers, and a little powdered sugar resulting in a filling that tastes just like fresh cheesecake but without all the hassle of a spring form pan. After rolling into balls and chilling, they were dipped into melted milk chocolate and topped with graham cracker crumbs or a single M&M’s®. Who wants to be my Valentine??

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Want to make these truffles for your Valentine? Save $1.00 on ANY TWO (2) M&M’s® Brand Chocolate Candies, 8oz or larger. Click HERE to get the coupon. If you have any other fun Valentine’s Day ideas for the M&M’s® Strawberry please do tell! I have another bag waiting for a purpose in life.

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One year ago: Black Bean & Chorizo Soup

Two years ago: Three Cheese Chicken and Artichoke Bake

Four years ago: Almond Cherry Chip Blondies

Five years ago: Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

STRAWBERRY M&M® CHEESECAKE TRUFFLES

Makes 3 dozen

Ingredients:

FILLING

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup + 2 Tbsp graham cracker crumbs

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3 Tbsp chopped M&M’s® Strawberry

3 Tbsp finely chopped strawberries

COATING

12 oz. milk chocolate, chips or chopped

Graham cracker crumbs or whole M&M’s® Strawberry, for decoration

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with foil, parchment, or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in the chopped M&M’s® and strawberries until distributed.
  3. Scoop about 2 teaspoons of filling at a time and roll balls. Place on prepared baking sheet. Place in fridge or freezer to chill until firm.
  4. To melt the chocolate, place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Add chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Coat truffles one at a time using two forks, and tap off excess before returning to baking sheet. Top with more graham cracker crumbs or M&M’s®, if desired. Return to the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.

Source: Adapted from Annie’s Eats.

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Homemade Malted Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade hot chocolate is the way to be, especially when there is malted milk powder involved! Whip up this easy mix to warm up on the next chilly evening by the fire.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Gingerbread Tart

To prove that peanut butter and chocolate have a place in your holiday plans, I made this tart with a ginger bread crust. And only 6 ingredients!

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Root Beer Chocolate Chip Cookies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. All opinions are my own. #BrighTENtheSeason

Once you add root beer to your favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies you may never go back. These chewy morsels taste just like a root beer float!

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Kitchen Sink Cookie Bars

Get your glass of milk ready, because you’re gonna need it for these decadent kitchen sink cookie bars made with peanut butter and chocolate!

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Homemade Instant Oatmeal

Never buy processed oatmeal packets again. Get the taste of homemade oatmeal with the ease of instant with these homemade instant oatmeal packets. Just add your favorite mix-ins!

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Peanut Butter Turtle Cookie Cups

The classic turtle made with caramel, chocolate and pecans invites another member to the party in the form of a peanut butter cookie cup. Because everything is better with peanut butter.

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle

Make your own homemade peanut brittle, the kind that brings back memories. This version also comes with a layer of milk chocolate on top!

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Pumpkin S’mores Dessert Lasagna

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweetenTheSeason #CollectiveBias

Impress your party guests with this pumpkin s’mores dessert lasagna with layers of pumpkin marshmallow filling and graham cracker. Easy to throw together and can be made in advance! 

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