Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

PostHeaderIcon S’more Bars – Awesome S’more Recipe

In honor of National S’more Day yesterday, we decided to make S’more bars for The Hot Spot. It was a seriously sweet (yet oh-so-delicious) treat we all enjoyed very much. I do not recommend making this recipe too often because of the high amount of sugar, but it was fun to make regardless. The best part is it was SUPER easy and took maybe 10 minutes to put together before baking.

 

The original recipe came from Megan’s Cookin’, a page we found on Pinterest (love that site by the way – how did we ever manage without it?).  We made a minor change, and I actually suggest cutting back on the sugar just a bit more. The graham crackers were sweet enough without the loads of sugar and butter.

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PostHeaderIcon Unique Brownie Recipes

The other day I stumbled on a sinfully delicious brownie recipe. Oreo Fudge Brownies, to be exact. It combines all my favorite desserts into one; Oreos, hot fudge, cookies and cream ice cream, and of course, brownies.

I had to attempt making it, so I did. Holy cow, it was FANTASTIC. All you need is a brownie mix, hot fudge sundae topping, the ice cream, and Oreos. See the link above for mouth-watering pictures and directions. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with this warm and gooey chocolate treat.

Now I was about to dub this the best brownie recipe I’ve ever had, but then I came across another…The Brownie That Will Change Your Life.

The blog post title alone made me stop and read more. I had just made the Oreo Fudge Brownies, and still had a few left over, but I still wanted to make these. I haven’t just yet, because it does look like there are a few more steps than the Oreo recipe. I’m sure most people will agree we want to do the least amount of work possible when it comes to cooking. Yet this SO looks worth the time and effort, and is on my list of things to do this week.

If you have a favorite unique brownie recipe, be sure to leave a comment or contact us! We are always looking for more!

PostHeaderIcon Easy Chocolate Birthday Cake

It may seem easier to go out and buy a cake for a birthday party, remember how much time and money you’re spending. Even though you have plenty of tasks to complete before the birthday party, making the cake can take less time than you think. Plus, you’ll be providing a special gift made by your own hands.

The following recipe is a bit different, but still in the realm of “chocolate cake”. It’s absolutely fantastic for a change from normal, often dry, birthday cake.

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake and Frosting

Cake:
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 c. water
3/4 c. sour cream
1/4 c. shortening
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted

Frosting:
1/3 c. butter
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
3 c. sugar
1/2 c. sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla

Preparing the Cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 inch pan. Add all cake ingredients into large mixing bowl, and mix well by hand. Beat with a hand blender for 3 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

Preparing the Frosting:
Mix butter and chocolate thoroughly. Blend in sugar. Stir in sour cream and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

If it’s a child’s birthday party, let the kids decorate the cake with chocolate sprinkles, candy, and candles. Allow them to be creative, and enjoy themselves too. It’s a great activity to do before opening the presents, and entertainment for the little guests.

Enjoy the party!