Tuck one of these peanut butter-topped brownies into your Purim packages this year.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That saying probably wasn't meant to apply to the heavenly combination of peanut butter and chocolate, but it works just the same. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were invented in 1928, and the combo has simply stuck around.
Spiff up the candy box classic with these little brownie bites.
Have you ever had a cherry cordial? Chances are, if you've ever gotten a box of chocolates as a gift (say, for Valentine's Day?), you have. It's a chocolate shell filled with a candied cherry and syrup. They're not my favorites in the box - more of the one I'll take a bite of and put back - mostly because they have a very artificial cherry flavor. Whatever may once have been a cherry is obscured by the sugary-sweet syrup.
Turn overripe bananas into a delicious breakfast or snack.
I love convincing people they actually do like food they profess to hate. Can't stand brussels sprouts? Try my roasted garlic version. Hate cooked fruit? Here's a slice of my apple pie. Can't stand coconut? Try these cookies.
A 'magic' addition to chocolate chip cookies brings them to a whole new level.
Practically everybody has a recipe for chocolate cookies. Depending on your preferences, chewy or crispy, thin or thick, big chunks of chocolate or little slivers dispersed throughout, there's a tried and tested favorite for everyone. But I'm betting most people haven't tried this version, with a secret ingredients transforms things completely.
Wow your guests with a luxurious chocolate orange tart.
As summer turns to fall and winter approaches, bright, colorful berries are replaced with flavorful citrus on supermarket shelves. And I love baking with citrus - particularly the peel, since it is just so jam-packed with taste. Lemon, orange, lime and grapefruit all pack a powerful punch in just a little zest.
This recipe, which I first learned in pastry school, is a wonderful vehicle for citrus's bright flavors, paired with rich chocolate. It's a bit technically advanced, but if you've been cooking and baking along with me all this time, I think you can do it.
Have fun with your friends and family by serving these trompe l'oeil chocolate pretzel cookies.
In this world, there are fancy, dainty, tea party cookies, and there are fun, childish, novelty cookies. These fall squarely into the latter category - not because of the flavor, which could rival any fancy treat, but the shape, mimicking pretzels, right down to the sprinkle of "salt."
Leave the oven off and still produce a sweet treat
Between June and October in Jerusalem it’s pretty much a guarantee that your days will be hot and toasty. And New York right now is experiencing a literally record-breaking heatwave. So it’s safe to say, these are unlikely to be days you want to crank on the oven to bake. Enter these no-bake oatmeal coconut bars. Sweet, chewy, with complex flavors and, of course, chocolate, these will be a favorite with the whole family.