Recipes For My Boys: Dark Chocolate
Showing posts with label Dark Chocolate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dark Chocolate. Show all posts

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Double Chocolate Mayo Muffins

Double Chocolate Mayo Muffins are the best chocolate muffins, ever!  At least according to my boys they are.  Moist and chocolaty, they almost melt in your mouth!  My oldest calls them Brownie Cupcakes.  A huge thank you to our facebook friend, Jennifer W..  for sharing her mother's Banana Muffins recipe.  (I adapted these Double Chocolate Mayo Muffins from the recipe.)  Her mother added the delicious recipe, and others, to a cookbook for one of her birthdays.  How sweet!  Her mother also left room in the cookbook for her to add her own favorite recipes. I love it!  My blog is my cookbook to my boys.  Sharing their favorites and some memories along the way.


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Brownies

These Dark Chocolate Chip Brownies are so easy to put together with 3 ingredients!  A healthified way to eat brownies ..


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Very Chocolate Brownies

I made these for my son to share with his class for his birthday.  They are very chocolaty and moist and a Hit!  I adapted this recipe from an old clip I found for Baker’s One Bowl Brownies. 



Monday, April 29, 2013

Dark Chocolate Coca Cola Cake From A Cake Mix

Two ingredients, well three if you add chips, nuts or marshmallows, in this moist and wonderful dark chocolate cake!  The icing, you can make as much and as thick, as you wish.
I made a lot of icing to pour over the hot cake so it ended up as a rich, very moist and almost like a pudding cake.  Gooey and decadent.  Eat it warm or cold, my preference, out of the refrigerator.  But, do, keep it in the fridge.  Grab a fork and spoon and dig in!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Peanutty Dark Chocolate Magic Bars

These are so rich!  You only need a bite...yet, you keep going back for more!  Layer the toppings or mix them all together.  However you top it, it is intensely full of deep, sweet flavors!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dark Chocolate Graham Cracker Brownies

My youngest just came home from the hospital last night after staying there 3 days from an asthma attack.  The whole time there, he wanted brownies.  This morning, I made these really easy fudgy brownies for him.  I know he will be happy to share with the rest of us.  Enjoy them out of the oven while they are soft and gooey or let them cool and they are chewy outer covering and fudgy inside.  Either way, I know you will love them!  Use different flavor graham crackers, chips, dried fruit, nuts .... for a variety of new brownies.  I am thinking quite a few ways to enjoy them!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sour Cream Ganache

What do you do when you don't have cream to make a ganache?  You use what you have in the refrigerator, this for me meant sour cream.   I love the way it tastes on my overpowering chocolate brownie and Frozen Banana Eclair Cake.  This gets very thick as it cools so work fast.  You can use a little more sour cream if you want it thinner, but not too much.  You don't want a strong taste of the sour cream.  I used Hershey's Dark Chocolate Special Blend and it turned out almost bittersweet.  We loved it.  Next time you are out of cream, grab the sour cream.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chunky Banana Nut Dark Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Spice Cookies

Yes, you read it right!  These cookies are great!   At least my boys think so.   Dark chocolate, spices, bananas and nuts.  You can add dried fruit, too, if you wish.  With flax seed, wheat germ, wheat and soy flours, and of course oatmeal...what's not to love!   I bet you could even get away with eating these for breakfast, I did!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Frozen Dark Chocolate Banana Slices

These are great for after school snacks or a cool treat after a day outside.  Yeah, it's warm in Florida at the end of January!  A delightful bite of creamy, frozen banana, deep dark chocolate and your favorite topping.



Saturday, January 12, 2013

Deep Four Chocolate Brownies

These are so light, melt in your mouth, not too sweet, deep, dark and chocolaty!  If you like rich chocolate taste without being overly sweet...this is for you!  Enjoy!



Saturday, December 22, 2012

Quinoa and Flax Seed Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

I am trying to incorporate healthier recipes in our diet.  The boys pediatrician said I could cut out gluten and and dairy to help with one of the twins over active behavior and my oldest short attention span and forgetfulness.  This is my first change and my boys really like them!  They have a slightly different taste and I'm not certain if it is because of the quinoa flour or flax seed.  I did find they taste better after they have cooled completely.  The addition of dark chocolate chips and dark chocolate ganache was a plus.   Hope you like them.  My boys have asked for them again....already!  You can find the recipe on Examiner.com.  I would love if you would subscribe to my articles there.  ~love and hugs~



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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Haystack Squares

My precious Mama would make these every holiday season.  There would be an endless supply of this wonderful candy.  Lines of them on wax paper the length of the table with pieces missing here and there.  ~smile~  I made these today but wanted to make them different.  I made them in squares so they package and handle easier.  Dark chocolate was a bonus that I never had in these growing up but think I will keep for my boys.  Enjoy!

Haystack Squares

1 bag butterscotch chips
1 cup salted peanuts, I used party peanuts with sea salt
2 cups chow mein noodles, broken in pieces
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Spray brownie bite pan or line a 13 x 9 pan with parchment paper.  Melt butterscotch according to directions.  Add peanuts and chow mein noodles. Stir to mix thoroughly.  Stir in dark chocolate chips.  Press into cavities of brownie bite pan or baking pan.  Put in refrigerator to set.  Un-mold or left parchment paper from pan and cut into squares, rectangles or shapes *haven't tried this but it should work*   Enjoy! 

NOTE:  The candy mixture got hard so I put the filed silicone brownie bite pan in the microwave 10 to 15 seconds at the time until candy was just melted, about 45 seconds total.  Be careful you don't heat too much.  The next time I make these, I will do the same and may actually skip melting the butterscotch first and just mix everything together, add to the pan and melt either in the microwave or oven.

I shared this on this amazing party!
The Better Baker Weekend Potluck #46

Friday, November 16, 2012

Dark, Dark Chocolate Pie



This pie is so rich, smooth, velvety and delicious your family and friends will be asking you to make this again even before the first one is gone. There simply isn’t a comparison between this and a store bought pie. Take the time to make smiles from your kitchen.



Monday, November 5, 2012

Chocolate Oatmeal Cake For My Birthday

Yep, it's my birthday.  My 50th Birthday.  One half of a century old.  I have boys.  A 9 1/2 year old and 5 1/2 year old twins.  Hubby of 24 years.  Beautiful friends.  Some loving family.  Dogs, cats, mini horses, big ole pigs and an old goat.  I'm a Blessed and Happy Old Girl!

Here is my birthday cake.  I didn't want an overly sweet cake.  This is dense, moist, rich and chocolaty.  You may want to use regular cocoa and semi sweet chips if you want a sweeter cake.  Love and hugs!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Bran Muffins

Another muffin recipe for you to enjoy.  Muffins are so easy to make and eat.  This one if full of bran, pumpkin, spice and the dark chocolate chips I added.   Eaten as a snack or breakfast is alright with me.  Enjoy!


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dark Chocolate Bean Cake with Raspberry Sauce

I am always looking for new recipes to make.  Especially ones I can sneak something healthy into like veggies or beans.  This time I used beans and nobody was the wiser.  It has a slightly different texture but not in a bad way.  It is a thin cake and will be eaten in no time at all.  I made this last night and it is already gone.  Make it for your family and don't tell them what the secret ingredient is.  You'll smile as they eat it and rave about their newest favorite cake.  Enjoy!



Dark Chocolate Bean Cake 

1 large can white beans, rinsed and drained
3 large eggs
1/2 unsweetened dark cocoa
3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped, or mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease 8" springform pan. 
In a food processor, mini processor (that's what I used) or blender,  pulse or blend, beans and eggs until smooth.  Put in bowl and whisk in cocoa, sugar, soda, salt, and vanilla extract.  Stir in chocolate chips, as many as you wish.   
Pour into a greased 8" in springform pan.  
Cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes, turn and cook another 12-18 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. 


Raspberry Sauce

2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen, I used frozen
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons granulated sugar, more if desired
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract, optional

While cake is cooling, heat water and sugar until sugar is dissolved to make a light syrup.  
Add 2 cups raspberries to light syrup.  
You can add more water and sugar to make more syrup. 
Heat raspberries.
Spoon over whole cake or individual slices.  
Keep refrigerated if sauce is over cake.  

Enjoy!  

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dark Chocolate Upside Down Cake

An old recipe my Grandma and Mama would make.  It's also known as Chocolate Cobbler.  Very simple yet wonderful.  It's just what your chocolate lovers are wanting!  A thin cake with a thick chocolate sauce. You can easily double this to make a thicker cake.  When ready to serve, cut a piece, flip it over with a spatula and see the amazement on faces gathered 'round.  
Enjoy!  Love and hugs! 


Monday, July 23, 2012

Dark Chocolate Cake

As always in our house, nobody can agree on what kind dessert, or anything for that matter, they want.  I did as I usually do and combine different ingredients of their requested food.  It tends to make a happy dessert for everyone.  I saw a recipe on the back of Hershey's Dark Cocoa..here is their recipe for Deep Dark Cake.  I adapted this recipe from theirs.  This cake is very moist and really does not need anything to top it.   The icing is great though.  We added it to cut pieces, each person topping their own.  I did find that this cake wasn't as thick as I wanted it so I made another cake that is reduced fat.  It turned out a little thicker.  I'll be sharing that one very soon.   I am making another one tonight cake tonight in an 8x8" pan and will let you know how it turns out.  <3 and hugs! 
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dark Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes

I'm still trying to revamp recipes to make them a little healthier than my norm.  Healthier this time was adding flax seed and cutting down on the sugar.   One of my twins was more than happy to help this morning when I told him we were making this for breakfast.  He sliced the strawberries, added the vanilla and little bit of sugar.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Banana Cake

My precious oldest son made 6 A's and 2 B's on his final report card for third grade!!!!  I wanted to make his something special that was a healthier than my usual way of cooking.  I asked and my gorgeous friend, Ann of Sumptuous Spoonfuls, shared her recipe for Decadent Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread I loved the recipe the moment I saw it.   I love ALL of Ann's recipes for that matter!  
A quick trip to the store for zucchini, braving Tropical Storm Debby's rain bands and a stop by the Dr.,  I was bitten and scratched by one of our kitties this morning, I was all set to cook.  The bread...my boys call it cake, it's that good, has the rich taste a dark chocolate, a hint of banana, not too sweet (you can adjust sugar to your taste), and very moist!  A hit!  A little dense and oh so good! 
Well, what are you waiting for?  Go pick, or pick up, some zucchini!  <3 and hugs! 



Dark Chocolate Zucchini Banana Cake

2  squares unsweetened chocolate, 1 oz each, melted
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
1 ripe banana mashed, approximately 1/2 cup
2 1/2 to 3 cups grated zucchini,  I used one medium
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup unbleached whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup milled flax seed
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 350F.  Oil or spray 9" spring form or cake pan.  
Melt chocolate according to directions. Cool.
Add cocoa, sugar, eggs and yogurt.  Mix well.
Sift together all dry ingredients.  
Add to wet ingredients and mix to incorporate. 
Pour in pan and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Turn and cook another 10-25 minutes.  Yeah, I know it's a wide range in time.  
I kind of lost track.   As always, my oven cooks different than yours.  Please adjust time accordingly.
It's done when toothpick, skewer or thin knife comes out clean.
Cool on rack and wait as long as you can.  Okay, go ahead and cut it now.  You deserve it!
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and enjoy! 





Enjoy!  Love and hugs! 
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