Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I found this recipe and fell over with excitement! I mean COME ON! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Oreo's and Hershey's Kisses! What will they come up with next?

recipe from: Picky Palate

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 12 Oreo Cookies, broken up 
  • 25 Cookies and Cream Hershey’s Kisses                                                                                  
NOTE: You have choices here! You can use any of these items to make this work! 
Cookies N Cream Kisses

Old Fashioned Cream Drops (I USED THESE)

Cookies N Cream Miniatures

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil sprayed with cooking spray.

Place butter and sugars into a large bowl, stir to combine, at least 2 minutes.
Add egg and vanilla, mixing to combine.
Add flour, baking soda, salt.
Add chocolate chips and Oreo cookie pieces, stirring to combine.
Press 1/3 of the dough into the bottom of prepared baking pan. Top with 5 rows of Hershey’s Kisses 5 per row (or as many as you can fit in like I did). Note: I used the Old Fashioned Cream Drops instead of the Kisses. Top with remaining dough and gently press. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool for 30 minutes, cut into squares and serve.  Makes 12-16 bars

Optional: I crushed up more Oreo Cookies and put them on top. I mean...why not!?  These bars are already a bazillion calories each!  May as well make it count!

Look at all of the layers of chocolate goodness!


You may also like my recipe for OREO STUFFED BROWNIES

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nutella, Brownie and Marshmallow Stuffed Spring Rolls

Nutella, Brownie and Marshmallow Stuffed Spring Rolls

My 10 year old inner child created this recipe while shopping for my cooking class yesterday!
The plan was; Vietnamese Spring Rolls, but after searching for rice wraps for over 20 minutes (without any luck) and realizing I didn't have time to drive all over Glendale to find them...I was suddenly hit the most amazing spring roll recipe! Hello, Chocolate Fried Goodness! 

Note: This is SUPER easy to make with kids! And they will LOVE it (so will you)!


1 Package of Spring Roll Wraps (usually found in the cold section near butter)
Mini Marshmallows 
Brownies (store bought or homemade)
Chocolate Syrup

Spread about 1 tbsp of Nutella in the center of the spring roll wrap on the diagonal. Place two small brownies pieces side by side on top of Nutella. Add 6-8 mini marshmallows. DO NOT OVER STUFF the spring roll or it will fall apart while frying. Fold Bottom Corner over filling: roll snugly half-way to cover filling. Fold in both sides snugly against filling; moisten edges of last flap. Roll wrap up and seal the top corner with a tiny amount of water; lay flap side down until ready to cook. If this sounds confusing just follow the directions/photos on the spring roll package. 

Heat oil to 350 degrees (I used a skillet) and cook on each side until golden brown about 2-3 minutes. 

Let cool; Drizzle with Chocolate Syrup.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Temptation Bars

 Wanna know what Heaven looks like?

Kinda like this!!!

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 These bars ARE SO GOOD! And are always a hit at any social event!

1 (18.25) package chocolate cake mix (use a premium brand like Duncan Hines Devil's Food)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 eggs
1 (12 oz) package milk chocolate -chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2) Combine cake mix, melted butter, peanut butter, and eggs in a large bowl using a mixer or spoon. Add in semi sweet chocolate chips and mix. Press this into a 9X13 pan (sprayed with non-stick spray) reserving 1 and 1/2 cup of the mixture to crumble on top.
3) In a small pot, melt milk chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
4) Spread chocolate mixture over the mixture pressed in the pan and then crumble the 1 1/2 cups of reserved cake mixture on top evenly.
5) Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool COMPLETELY before cutting into bars.