Chocolate covered cheesecake bites

This is such a supreme dessert that trying to describe it seems redundant. Vanilla cheesecake is made extra creamy with mascarpone cheese and tops a buttery pecan and graham cracker crust. A thick covering of chocolate covers the entire very worthwhile goodie. You will want to cut these small as they are very rich. Cut them into squares or rectangles, or use a cookie cutter to make elegant little rounds. Top with candy flowers or whatever edible decor you fancy! Read More

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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


Chocolate Espresso Pie Bars

These fantastic cookie bars are the real deal– rich dark chocolate, strong espresso and a dash of cinnamon baked in a buttery brown sugar pie crust.  They are so good!  So good, so good!  This is a big batch recipe, baked on a large cookie sheet, so you will end up with extras to put in your freezer, plus have some to share with your friends and some to keep all to yourself…   Read More


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