Category Archives: chocolate

Oreo Truffles… Just Not Right

A friend of mine posted this sinfully good recipe on her blog a few months back. She had a picture of her toddler eating one of these yummy truffles… I just had to try them. I made them for the hubs for Father’s Day, which we celebrated a couple of days early.


Easiest recipe in the world… ready…

Ingredients:
1 Pack Oreos
1 8oz bar of cream cheese (I actually used low fat and they still tasted great)
chocolate bark or morsels for coating (I used dark chocolate)

Crush up the oreos in the food processor, then stir in the softened cream cheese. Roll the mixture into little balls and set them on wax paper. Put the balls into the fridge to cool (maybe and hour). Melt the chocolate on low and dip the oreo balls in, covering them with the melted chocolate. Return them to the wax paper and then to the fridge to cool and harden.

Easy Peasy!!!

Oh and apparently these are good for your marriage too. My husband asked where these have been all of our marriage. He said that these truffles could have solved so many disputes over the last seven and a half years. If I had just given him a truffle at the beginning of an argument, he would have forgotten all about it and moved merrily on his way. Ha Ha!

Like this recipe? Check out what my sis Shannon did with oreos!

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A New Look

I like to change things up now and then. I decided to change the look of this blog after encountering a few issues with my previous layout. I know that the monkey background was more appropriate for the name of the blog… but I really like chocolate and coffee too! I mean… without those two things (and Jesus)… I don’t know that I could survive!

I hope you like the new look. I’d love to have feedback. And for all you blog stalkers out there who visit regularly… I really like affirmation and my self confidence would really be boosted if you left comments or followed the blog… just saying! Bloggers love comments!

I am at the beach this week with the kids and will try to blog again soon.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

At the request of big brother monkey, we added pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to our rotation this year… and I am so glad we did.

We came across a number of recipes, but went with this one found on allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup canned or cooked pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla. combine flour, oats, baking soda and cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-13 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Mmmmm…. Homemade Chocolate Syrup


I had a hankerin’ for chocolate last night, but there was none to be found! Then, I remembered something I had read over at Good to Be Crazy … Homemade Chocolate Syrup!!!

1 1/2 cup Water
1 1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup Cocoa Powder
Dash of salt

Whisk over low heat until simmering and gets thick.

Store in the fridge in an air tight container.

It took me a while to get it to simmer, but the result was yum-a-licious! You can put it in milk, make hot cocoa… I plan to drizzle it on some icecream tonight!

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