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  • Toasted pecan and dark chocolate chip blondies

    Toasted Pecan and Dark Chocolate Chip Blondies

    These moist and chewy Toasted Pecan and Dark Chocolate Chip Blondies are big, fat, classic blondies perfect for packed lunches, picnics, and care packages ~ stash one in your work tote…

  • almost no bake chocolate mousse pie

    (Almost) No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

    Almost No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie is an easy chocolate dessert for any time of year. It’s creamy, decadent, and super quick to whip up.  Chocolate lovers, rejoice!…

  • sliced chocolate zucchini bread

    Death By Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    My Death by Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe is a classic zucchini bread amped up with layers of chocolate culminating in a thick layer of ganache.  It’s a super delicious way to…

  • A pan of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream with scoop

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream ~ a brown butter and brown sugar ice cream base studded with dark chocolate.  If you’re a closet cookie dough fiend, you’ve just found your…

  • A Brown Sugar Bourbon Icebox Pie topped with shaved chocolate curls

    Brown Sugar Bourbon Icebox Pie

    My Brown Sugar Bourbon Icebox Pie recipe with lots of pillowy whipped bourbon mousse piled into a dark chocolate crumb crust and topped with more dark chocolate is a seriously adult…

  • Nutella Sandwich Cookies, stacked

    Nutella Sandwich Cookies

    Nutella Sandwich Cookies ~ these easy cookies have a delicately crisp exterior, and are soft and chewy inside.  A thick layer of Nutella filling seals the deal.  So yummy.…

  • Will You Marry Me Brownies, sliced with powdered sugar

    Will You Marry Me Brownies

    Will You Marry Me Brownies ~ a simple pan of homemade brownies has won more hearts than any box of bonbons or dozen roses ever could.  This easy chocolate dessert is…

  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with sprinkles

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are the answer when you need something sweet in a hurry.  Great for holidays, gifts, parties, or just emergency snack attacks.  …

  • A chocolate hazelnut torrone, sliced

    Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone

    My Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone is an Italian confection that is pure chocolate hazelnut nirvana.  It’s made with 3 simple ingredients, but nobody has to know how easy it was to throw…

  • Sugar Plum Fairy Bark on a gold and white plate

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark ~ a pretty white peppermint confection bedazzled with sprinkles, because a little bling is always appropriate during the holidays.…

  • Easy How To instructions for making swirled chocolate bark

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways!

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways ~ chocolate bark is the easiest of all homemade candies and probably my favorite.  It can be done in a thousand and one ways, here are…

  • sliced Nutcracker Bark on a marble slab

    Easy Nutcracker Bark (with printable recipe tags!)

    Easy Nutcracker Bark ~ crunchy, salty mixed nuts enrobed in lots of dark chocolate.  Who wouldn’t want some of that?  Nobody, that’s who.  And I’ve even included downloadable recipe gift tags…

  • Breaking apart a homemade turtle candy

    Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy Recipe

    Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy ~ this vintage homemade chocolate candy recipe is straight from grandma’s recipe box, it’s the one she made throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s and it’s…

  • A stack of homemade Butter Brickle Bark

    Easy Butter Brickle Bark

    Easy Butter Brickle Bark ~ this is it, the ultimate easy peasy homemade candy that you can make for yourself, or for gifts.  The prep is just 5 minutes, and it…

  • Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake, sliced, with sprinkles on parchment paper

    Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake

    Are you ready for cake?  Because I’ve got cake!  This classic Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake is a nod to that irresistibly glossy chocolate doughnut that calls to you from the doughnut…

  • a batch of brownies with peanut butter frosting, cut into squares

    Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies

    Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies ~ these chewy chocolate brownies are topped with a veritable avalanche of creamy peanut butter frosting.  Don’t even bother trying to resist.…

  • Chocolate hazelnut blondies, cut in squares

    Outrageous Chocolate Hazelnut Blondies

    Outrageous Chocolate Hazelnut Blondies ~ these blondies are made with hazelnuts, Nutella, and dark chocolate chips for a truly unique flavor.…

  • These easy cocoa meringues are the minimalist of cookies ~ just a few simple ingredients whip up into something magical! Meringues are a naturally gluten free, fat free treat!

    Easy Cocoa Meringues

    These easy cocoa meringues are the minimalist of cookies ~ just a few simple ingredients whip up into something magical.  Meringues are a naturally gluten free, fat free, guilt free dessert!…

  • Yotam Ottolenghi’s Flourless Coconut Cake

    You don’t have to be on a gluten free diet to appreciate Yotam Ottolenghi’s Flourless Coconut Cake ~ this super moist, super decadent pound cake is completely grain free and a…

  • hands holding a glass bowl with cocoa powder and a chocolate truffle

    Hot Chili Pepper Truffles

    These Hot Chili Pepper Truffles are made with a dark chocolate ganache spiced up with cayenne pepper for a unique homemade candy with a kick!…

  • Outrageous Almond Butter Skillet Blondies

    These Almond Butter Skillet Blondies are an easy one bowl skillet dessert that makes a quick treat for the family, the perfect end to a romantic evening, or maybe both!…

  • Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake

    This Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake is a chocolate lover’s dream, and everybody needs a great gluten free chocolate dessert in their recipe repertoire. This easy chocolate cake makes an elegant base…

  • Easy Grand Marnier Truffle Recipe

    What to Make Now: Chocolate Truffles

    Homemade Chocolate Truffles ~ it’s a happy coincidence for chocolate lovers everywhere that the most decadent chocolate candy on the planet is also the easiest to make.  Here are some of…

  • How to Make Homemade Nutella Liqueur (Video)

    How to Make Homemade Nutella Liqueur ~ ever since my recent DRINKABLE NUTELLA recipe I’ve been obsessed with the idea of making the famous chocolate hazelnut spread into a decadent beverage. …

  • Dark Chocolate Dipped Apricots

    Dark Chocolate Dipped Apricots  ~ this uber simple treat is surprisingly delicious, I call it dessert minus the guilt, which is a beautiful thing.…

  • Drinkable Nutella

    Drinkable Nutella ~ a warm, sippable version of your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread.   This beats any drinking chocolate you’ve ever had, and it’s pure, molten bliss.  Go ahead, skip right to…

  • Easy 2 Ingredient Toasted Hazelnut Bark

    Easy 2 Ingredient Toasted Hazelnut Bark ~ don’t let the 2 ingredient part fool you…this easy chocolate bark is a killer homemade candy worthy of those at the tippy-top of this…

  • Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

    If you love pumpkin, or chocolate, you can’t afford to pass up this Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Bread, it’s quite a decadently delicious pumpkin dessert, in a fall sort of way…

  • Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

    Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups ~ when I need a little something sweet but don’t want to wreck my diet with a pint of ice cream or a stack of…

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    Double Dark Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

    Double Dark Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies ~ they melt in your mouth with an explosion of deep rich chocolate that’ll make your eyelids flutter… to call it a cookie is to…

  • Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite campfire treat in an ooey gooey bar!

    Nutella S’mores Bars

    Nutella S’mores Bars ~ everybody’s favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.…

  • Gluten free Quinoa Chocolate Cake

    Amazing Quinoa Chocolate Cake

    Quinoa Chocolate Cake ~ naturally gluten free and one of the moistest, fluffiest, most delicious chocolate desserts I’ve ever had ~ and it’s all due to an unlikely ingredient.  This super…

  • homemade candy, Meyer Lemon, Dessert, chocolate

    The 11 Best Reasons to Eat More Dark Chocolate

    The 11 Best Reasons to Eat More Dark Chocolate~ we’re not talking about a candy bar from the check out lane, we’re talking serious chocolate with a cacao content of 70%…

  • No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars

    Peanut Butter Pie Bars

    These no bake Peanut Butter Pie Bars were a big hit in our house — and  when I tried to hide the last one from the rest of the family, I…

  • Beautifully rich and dense Chocolate Pound Cake

    Chocolate Pound Cake

    Everyone should have a rich Chocolate Pound Cake in their recipe file, preferably right up front — this dark chocolate loaf cake is topped with a creamy chocolate ganache.…

  • Whiskey Glazed Brownies

    Whiskey Glazed Brownies

    Whiskey Glazed Brownies ~ because the only way to improve on a fabulously decadent frosted brownie is to add whiskey, of course! Some recipes are so self explanatory that it’s hard…

  • A recipe for a gorgeous swirled chocolate bark candy

    Marbleized Chocolate Bark

    Marbleized Chocolate Bark — this colorful homemade chocolate bark is kind of like finger painting in the kitchen, but you get something delicious to eat when it’s all done!…

  • Easy swirled chocolate bark, two ways

    How To Make Swirled Chocolate Bark

    How to make swirled chocolate bark for an easy last minute holiday gift — the combinations are endless and the result is stunning!…

  • Easy Grand Marnier Truffle Recipe

    Grand Marnier Truffles

    If you do nothing else this holiday season, make yourself a batch of homemade Grand Marnier Truffles.  You won’t regret it.  Neither will your friends.…

  • Bittersweet chocolate peanut clusters

    Spanish Peanut Clusters

    Spanish Peanut Clusters are the easiest homemade chocolate candy ever, and everyone goes ‘nuts’ for them! Happy Halloween everyone!  it’s going to be a slow one here, my husband has to…

  • An easy and impressive molten chocolate dessert

    Patrón Incendio Molten Lava Cake

    Patrón Incendio Molten Lava Cake is a voluptuous dessert with the surprise kick of chocolate chile liqueur!  This dark chocolate dessert never fails to elicit oohs and aahs.…

  • One bowl, soft batch style chocolate chip cookies

    Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies might be the world’s most perfect dessert.  Soft, chewy, full of buttery flavor and loaded with chips…trust me, you need these in your life!…

  • I Want to Marry You Cookie Dough Bars are the perfect no-bake summer dessert

    I Want to Marry You Cookie Dough Bars

    I Want To Marry You Cookie Dough Bars are chocked full of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, oats, and pecans.  There’s a little bit of everything in there,…

  • a delicious desseert mashup between classic tiramisu and ice box cake

    Icebox Tiramisu

    Icebox Tiramisu is a mash-up between classic tiramisu and a good old fashioned ice box cake. Did your mom ever make the Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafer cake? The recipe dates all…

  • rich no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough bars

    No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

    No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars ~ an easy no egg recipe for cookie dough lovers of all ages!  *NOTE: The FDA has recently warned that while it is unlikely,…

  • A stack of giant sized brownies

    Colossal Brownies

    Colossal Brownies ~ these easy brownies are lusciously large and decadently dark, because when it comes to chocolate, I say go big, or go home! Even if this isn’t’ your normal…

  • spicy chocolate heart cookies

    Smoldering Heart Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

    Smoldering Heart Chocolate Shortbread Cookies ~ these deep dark chocolate shortbread cookies have a spicy secret ingredient: cayenne pepper!  Just a touch adds some real heat to these smoldering hearts……

  • healthy chocolate bites

    Dark Chocolate Detox Bites

    Dark Chocolate Detox Bites are the healthy way to do dessert ~ these mendiants are made with anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate topped with fruits, nuts, and seeds ~ and they’re just…

  • Banana Snack Cake with Mocha Buttercream

    Banana Walnut Cake with Mocha Buttercream

    Banana Walnut Cake with Mocha Buttercream ~ this moist and nutty banana snack cake topped with a decadent chocolatey frosting is definitely a step above the rest! This little cake deserves…

  • peanut-butter-cookie-smores

    Peanut Butter Cookie S’mores

    Peanut Butter Cookie S’mores ~ a better version of the classic s’more made with soft and chewy peanut butter cookies.  This beloved summer dessert just got a much needed upgrade!…

  • Cold Chocolate Snacking Cake is a remake of Sara Lee's chocolate pound cake and it's irresistable! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Cold Chocolate Snacking Cake

    Cold Chocolate Snacking Cake is cool, dark, moist, and decadent — keep a batch in the fridge at all times!  It’s a copy cat version of the famous Sara Lee chocolate…

  • Blonde Chocolate Macadamia Bark

    This unique Blonde Chocolate Macadamia Bark is a completely new concept in chocolate!  White chocolate is slowly ‘toasted’ in the oven to a rich caramel, and the flavor is amazing.  Add…

  • Chocolate Chip Banana Bread 2

    Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    Chocolate Chip Banana Bread ~ dark chocolate chips give this classic quick bread a delicious dose of decadence! Pretty soon I’ll be shoving my loaf pans and muffin tins to the…

  • English Walnut Toffee 1

    English Walnut Toffee

    English Walnut Toffee ~ there’s nothing quite like making your own candy, and this crisp nutty English toffee is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten ~ make it for…