Chocolate Mint Brownies

If you love the little chocolate after- dinner mints you get with your check at diners, then you will really really love these rich chocolate mint brownies. A thick brownie base is topped with a creamy mint buttercream frosting and then a smooth chocolate ganache is poured over it all….to die for!

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Dear Zucchini, you are the most satisfying vegetable for the brown thumbed gardener…You grow so cooperatively and easily that it seems wrong to resent your abundance and fireplace log dimensions, but it can be a challenge to keep finding new and delicious recipes.   Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes the grade however, with chocolate and espresso flavors and a sizable amount of shredded zucchini. Double or triple the recipe and freeze some for school lunches. Read More


Energy bites

Energy ball, protein bites, fat balls, whatever you want to call them, these little no-bake snacks hit the spot for quick, tasty and goodness- filled morsels.  You can get creative and add in just about anything small and sweet– dried fruit, nuts, chocolate or carob chips or chunks, butterscotch, granola and more! Read More


Salted Almond Bars

Double chocolate brownies with milk chocolate, smoked almonds and sea salt on top…this is a like a very delicious grown up candy bar.  The center is gooey and rich, and the topping combines sweet, crunchy and salty.  This recipe was discovered in an old Better Homes and Garden magazine and is truly perfection in every morsel!

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Irish cream chocolate coffee bars

After the corned beef and cabbage, Guinness and soda bread, a sweet little pick-me-up is in order… This delicious cookie bar will hit the spot, as it combines a trifecta of most agreeable flavors, chocolate,  coffee and Irish Cream liqueur into a fudgy brownie-like treat. Read More


Layered chocolate espresso bars

Here’s a two-for-one to start your coffee break:  these cookie bars will not only give you a tasty chocolate and cream flavor combo in each bite,  but will also provide a satisfying caffeine buzz.  A subtly cinnamon flavored cream filling is layered between a rich chocolate glaze and a brownie base for a sophisticated and delicious cookie bar.  Decorate it with some espresso beans or chocolate shavings and it will be ready to climb into the bakery case. Read More