Category Archives: Chocolate

Delectable Dark Chocolate Tarts with Coconut Shell

Delectable Dark Chocolate Tarts with Coconut Shell

This recipe is reminiscent of the classic chocolate and coconut flavors of Mounds and Almond Joy bars.  It can be made with or without almonds because as the saying goes, “Sometimes you feel like a nut … Sometimes you don’t.”  Which bar was your favorite?   Mounds bars were introduced in 1920 by Peter Paul in New Haven,…Continue Reading

Chocolate, Cranberry and Pistachio “Slices”

Chocolate, Cranberry and Pistachio “Slices”

In Australia, where this recipe has its origin, items go by different names than we use here in the States.  For example, this recipe is called “slices,” but we would call it “bars.”  Some other terms that are interesting  – shrimp are called prawns, arugula is called rocket, cilantro is called coriander, diapers are called…Continue Reading

Everyone Loves Chocolate-Dipped Waffle Cone Bars!

Everyone Loves Chocolate-Dipped Waffle Cone Bars!

Eating al fresco is another one of our favorite things about spring.  Using paper placemats makes clean-up a cinch and colorful napkins with napkin ring holders liven up your outdoor table in an instant (the ones in the picture are for sale at The Shop at thesimplecelebration.com). How about a great ice-cream dessert to serve…Continue Reading

Scotcharoos – No-Bake Cookie Goodness

Scotcharoos – No-Bake Cookie Goodness

Although Kellogg’s originated this recipe, many of us (and our mother’s) have had it in our recipe boxes for a very long time.  Scotcharoos come together quickly and everybody loves them.  Try making them with Cocoa Krispies for even more chocolatey goodness! 6 cups Rice Krispies (original or cocoa flavor) 1 c. light Karo (corn) syrup…Continue Reading

Tiramisú – Easy AND Impressive

Tiramisú – Easy AND Impressive

  My daughter and her husband come over for dinner most Sunday nights, now baby Claire does too! I always like to include dessert with the meal and decided to try out this Tiramisú recipe.  It came together in no time and was so delicious, I had to blog it!  Both my husband (who is not a big…Continue Reading

Devilishly Dense Flourless Dark Chocolate Mint Cake

Devilishly Dense Flourless Dark Chocolate Mint Cake

  More chocolate on Valentine’s Day?  Of course!  This cake comes together quickly and tastes delicious.  It is the perfect ending to what we hope will be your most romantic (and delicious) Valentine’s Day ever. 1 lb. bittersweet chocolate 1 stick unsalted butter 5 large eggs, separated 3/4 cup sugar 3 + 1 T white…Continue Reading

Buckeyes – So Easy, Let the Kids Make Them!

Buckeyes – So Easy, Let the Kids Make Them!

For all of you non-bakers, this is the Christmas cookie for you!  If you are short on time, and who isn’t this time of year, you can get these cookies together in no time.  Better yet, have your kids make them for you (maybe with a little supervision). 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 6 tablespoons unsalted…Continue Reading

Hidden Cherry Fudge Cookies

Hidden Cherry Fudge Cookies

This week we are going to blog a few cookie recipes.  Bringing homemade cookies to a holiday party as a hostess gift, to a neighbor, or co-worker is a thoughtful and inexpensive way to wish them a happy holiday.   These recipes are tried and true from Vicki’s kitchen and we are sure they will…Continue Reading

Dark-Chocolate Bark – Only 60 Calories!

Dark-Chocolate Bark – Only 60 Calories!

We are over halfway through our healthy eating month – it’s time for chocolate!!!  Can a chocolate dessert be healthy?  Absolutely – dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, and the dried fruits are high in fiber and minerals.  So let’s indulge … 1 1/2 cups walnut…Continue Reading

A Decadent Angel Dessert

A Decadent Angel Dessert

  Finish off your simple, yet elegant dinner with this decadent dessert recipe.  IMPORTANT:  Be sure to make this dessert the day before your dinner! 1/2 of a large angel food cake (find in your store’s bakery section) 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 eggs, separated 1 cup of whipping cream 1/2 t. vanilla…Continue Reading

Best Chocolate Brownies – Ever!

Best Chocolate Brownies – Ever!

We found this brownie recipe while looking through Bon Appetit magazine.  This recipe was created by Alice Medrich and we have changed it only by using dark cocoa powder. Ingredients: Non-stick spray, such as Pam 10 T. unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch squares 1 1/4 c. sugar 3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa (I use dark cocoa)…Continue Reading