Yes, I'm still obsessed with chocolate despite this being the month where everyone is supposed to be focused on eating more healthy or stepping up those weight loss goals.
You may have also noticed that all that Christmas candy has been marked down to 75% off !(lol) Indulge at your own risk, but if you decide to taste just one, I promise it will be fantastic! Thanks to Real Simple for these cool recipes.
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1/2cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2cup granulated sugar 1/2cup brown sugar 1large egg 1teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2cups all-purpose flour 1/4cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2teaspoon baking soda 1/2teaspoon baking powder 1/2teaspoon salt 1/2cup milk-chocolate chips 1/2cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 350°F. Cream the butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed. Lower to medium speed and add the egg and vanilla. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. On low speed, add the dry mixture to the butter mixture. Beat until fully incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Form the dough into approximately 1 1/2-inch balls. Place on parchment- or foil-lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
- Bake until the centers are just set, about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks.
- Chocolate Topped Crispy Bars
- In a large saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter and marshmallows, stirring until smooth, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the cereal and stir until coated and combined. Press into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
- Roughly chop the chocolate and place it in a heatproof bowl set over (but not in) a saucepan of gently simmering water. Spread the chocolate evenly over the rice mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate 45 minutes. Cut into 24 squares.
CARRYING ON A CONVERSATION ALL BY YOURSELF
Those who know me will tell you I'm a talker, and have a tendency to talk to strangers in the supermarket, at DMV, in the bookstore, etc. But I also really love to listen because there's a lot to be learned from others. What I don't like is the person who speaks non-stop and there's never a spot to jump in.
I love chocolate, all kinds of chocolate.ReplyDelete
For sure, Mary. I like to try different flavor combinations to mix it up, but chocolate is always yummy! Hugs...Delete
Chocolate... I'm trying to cut way back on my dessert eating and this is not helping! Luckily I don't have much here!ReplyDelete
I heard dark chocolate is healthy, so that's your excuse. Lol Hugs...Delete
Chocolate makes anything delicious! Thanks for the recipes!!ReplyDelete
Yay to chocolate!Delete
I don't like chocolate cakes, lol ! But I'm not an alien from another planet, I love good old dark chocolate (with an orange flavor, it's even better). I just *knew* I would find something tempting to eat when I came to visit your blog ! We just received a big book on chocolate recipes at the library, it's on my desk ^^ReplyDelete
You are so lucky to be able to see new books first at the library! I would be in heaven. A new book on chocolaty goodness? Yes! I like different flavors with my chocolate, too. Hugs...Delete
OMG....these all look so yummy! They are calorie free right?ReplyDelete
Ther's nothing wrong with pretending a little, right? Lol! Hugs...Delete
Our neighbor invited us over for drinks and OMG he's a talker. I was thinking, "I remember why I'm glad I don't work in an office anymore." I've lost my tolerance for people who talk endlessly about themselves and never ask a single question about anyone else. Unfortunately, doesn't it seem most people are like that these days?ReplyDelete
Steph, you just totally get me and I love it! When I am in your neck of the woods, coffee, or tea, or a hard cocktail is on me! Lol and Big hugs...Delete
OMG You're killing me with all these choco delights! *reaches for king size Twix*ReplyDelete
Uh...Braine, as gorgeous as you are, I think you could go for 2 King Size Twix bars and we probably wouldn't notice. Lol and hugs...Delete
thanks for these recipes. i've become an enthusiastic baker in the last couple of months, but that doesn't mean i'm good at it. still perfecting your basic bread pudding. lol.ReplyDelete
Kudos for getting more into baking. I could not master a bread pudding if my life depended on it lol, but I like trying chocolate and lemon recipes for some reason. Hugs...Delete
Mmmmm chocolate. I had a peanut butter cup for breakfast. lol Those after Christmas sales are AMAZING :DReplyDelete
I should have been hanging out with you and The Herd this morning. Lol. Hugs...Delete
Oh gosh, those recipes look so good. I wish I could buy all the cheap Christmas candy on sale. Sigh. I'm a bit addicted.ReplyDelete
I know, right? You see all that candy at great prizes and the cravings kick right in! Hugs...Delete
actually chocolate is good for you if you go for the dark stuff. Everything in moderation. even the healthy stuff if you over do will be now good.
stay blessed have a splendid week
I've heard that too, but for some reason, I still like milk chocolate a little better. True, all in moderation. Hugs...Delete
I have the opposite problem - I talk too little. I don't mind listening to people talk, it's when they talk about things I don't like that's when I think 'oh, I must think of something to say' but really, we don't always notice when we are annoying someone until they say something.ReplyDelete
those cookies look good, if only I can cook...
have a joyful day.
Once a day, I think we all run into someone who says something crazy. In most instances I try to laugh about it because it really be out there.(lol)Delete
I actually lucked up yesterday and got to purchase some things (they weren't food but shh, that's n to the important part here) THEY WERE FREAKING 90%OFF! I was so shocked and I still am! AND YES! I've been talking to people sometimes and I can tel they're not listening so gradually I'll just stop talking and then walk away. THEY NEVER REALIZE THAT I LEFT. I hate that beefcake I just listened to all that stuff you had to say and now you don't care to hear what I have to say?? Yes, It happens Ro! :(ReplyDelete
OMG, isn't that the best feeling ever to get deals like that?! Kudos to you. That's the pits for you to actually leave and no one ever notice, Keionda! How dare they be rude to my kute buddy! Hugs...Delete