Recipes

Below is a list of recipes mentioned in the Chocolate Lovers series. They are some of my personal favorites and I make them all the time.  Happy baking!

 

Buckeyes
A heart shaped plate with six buckeye cookies isolated on white

Ingredients:
1  1/2  cup creamy peanut butter
1  stick softened butter
1 pound bag powdered sugar (Yes, an entire ONE POUND bag!)
1 bag milk chocolate chips or 1 bag of white chocolate chips, your choice, either tastes delicious!

Directions:
*Mix together peanut butter, butter and entire bag of powdered sugar.
*Roll about a tablespoon size (or small cookie scoop if you have it) of dough into small balls (ha ha, balls).
*Melt bag of chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave at 30 second intervals (stirring in between) until fully melted.
*Using a thin metal cake tester (this is the easiest tool I’ve found for doing this), stick the end into one of the pre-formed balls (stop laughing) and dip into the melted chocolate. To make them look like an actual buckeye, do not cover completely in chocolate (see photo above).
*Set chocolate dipped buckeyes onto a tray (I use a cookie sheet covered in foil) to cool. You can also put them in the fridge to speed up the cooling process.

 

Cranberry Hootycreeks

Closeup of two cranberry and nut cookies and cup of coffee
Ingredients:
1/2 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Quick Rolled Oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1  2/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup Craisins (cranberry raisins – can be found by regular raisins at the grocery store)
1/2 cup pecans

Directions:
*Beat butter, vanilla, egg and sugar until mixed. Add all remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
*Drop tablespoon sized dough (or small cookie scoop) onto cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
*Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes.

Snickers Surprise Cookies

Hokey Pokey Biscuits
Ingredients:
1 cup softened butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3  1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
24 miniature Snickers candy bars (Can be substituted for any mini-sized candy bar. I’ve used mini Reese’s Cups before and they were AMAZING!)

Directions:
*In one bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
*In a separate bowl, mix together butter, peanut butter, brown & white sugar, eggs and vanilla.
*Slowly add dry ingredients to wet until all combined.
*Chill dough for 2 – 3 hours.
*Stuff one miniature candy piece into about 2 tablespoons of dough (enough to completely cover the candy) and roll into a ball.
*Place balls (fine, go ahead and keep laughing) onto cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart.
*Bake at 300 degrees for 10 – 20 minutes.

 

Pretzel Turtles
Ingredients:
Rolos candy (If you’re not from the US, these are little soft caramel candies dipped in chocolate)
Mini pretzels (Regular shape or the square “waffle” kind work the same)
Pecan Halves 

Directions:
*Place pretzels in a single layer on cookie sheet (you can put them as close together as you’d like).
*Put one Rolo candy in the center of each pretzel (Minus the foil wrapper!).
*Bake at 200 degrees for 4 minutes.
*Remove from oven and immediately place one pecan in the center of the Rolo, pressing gently.
*Cool and enjoy!

 

Butter Brickle Bars
Apple, walnut crumble bars
Ingredients:
1 box yellow cake mix
1/3 cup softened butter
1 egg
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 package Heath Toffee Bits

Directions:
*Mix cake mix, butter and egg (will be the consistency of pie crust).
*Press into a 15 x 10 inch jellyroll pan (cookie sheet).
*Pour can of condensed milk on top of crust.
*Sprinkle toffee bits on top of milk.
*Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
*Cool and serve.

 

Snickerdoodles
A group of freshly baked Snickerdoodle cookies.
Ingredients:
1  1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2  3/4 cup flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Directions:
*Mix together sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs.
*Add the rest of the ingredients and combine.
*In small bowl, mix together 2 TBSP sugar and 2 TBSP cinnamon.
*Roll dough into 1 inch balls (are you STILL laughing?), roll into cinnamon/sugar mixture until coated.
*Set dough 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
*Bake at 400 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes.

 

Chocolate Covered Shit (not ACTUAL shit)
Pattern of Ridged potato chips cover with Chocolate using as background Gourmet chocolate covered pretzel on a white background.
Ingredients:
Potato chips, pretzels, nuts, Nutter Butters, Oreos, Rice Krispy Treats, or anything else you can find in your pantry.
Chocolate (milk, white, dark – your choice)

Directions:
*Melt chocolate in microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each time until melted.
*Dip whatever shit you want in the chocolate.
*Place chocolate covered shit on cookie sheet and cool.
*Eat chocolate covered shit and enjoy.