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Chocolate

  • peanut butter chocolate chip scones on a baking sheet

    Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scone Recipe

    This is the BEST peanut butter chocolate chip scone recipe… have you ever wanted to make the perfect melt in your mouth scone?  This is it!  These moist and flaky scones are energy…

  • 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!…

  • 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…

  • 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.  …

  • Jewel Box Truffles on a glass tray

    Jewel Box Truffles

    Jewel Box Truffles ~ I dare you to find a better or easier holiday food gift than these adorable bedazzled chocolates.  And the best part?  If you can melt chocolate, you…

  • 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.…

  • Overhead shot of individual Tiramisu dessert with chocolate shavings

    Easy Summer Tiramisu

    My Easy Summer Tiramisu is a classic dessert made in pretty portable glasses because it’s still light out, for Pete’s sake, and nobody wants to be stuck at the dinner table…stroll…

  • one banana banana bread cooling in loaf pan on white board

    One Banana Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

    One Banana Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts ~ when there’s just one banana left on the counter, this one-banana, one-bowl quick bread recipe steps up to the plate.…

  • 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!…

  • 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!…

  • The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dinner

    The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dinner ~ are you pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day?  I’ve got your back with the makings for a deliciously impressive (but totally doable) romantic…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • double dark chocolate chip shortbread cookies-3021-July 28, 2017-2

    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…

  • 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…

  • How to make Homemade Vegan Thin Mint Cookies ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies

    My No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies are hopelessly addictive, just like the ones you buy from your favorite Girl Scout ~ but my copy cat recipe is shockingly easy to…

  • 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%…

  • Making Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge

    Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge capitalizes on one of the world’s great flavor combos ~ this homemade fudge is sophisticated, quick and easy, and definitely giftable. *This post is sponsored by Peanut…

  • Marbled Pumpkin Bundt Cake ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Marbled Pumpkin Bundt Cake

    Marbled Pumpkin Bundt Cake ~ this is my classic spiced pumpkin bread recipe swirled with deep chocolate and topped with a thick bittersweet ganache ~  because even humble pumpkin bread has…

  • Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie recipe | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

    Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie…if those words don’t send a little shiver down your spine then you might not be firing on all cylinders…just saying. A warm double chocolate chip cookie…

  • 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.…

  • Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark

    Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark

    Spring is around the corner and here at TVFGI even the chocolate is decked out in pretty pastels — my Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark is special enough for any occasion, from…

  • 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…

  • Spot on Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookie Recipe

    Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookies

    Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookies — because nobody should have to miss out on America’s favorite cookie — and this copy cat Girl Scout Cookie is even better than the original!…

  • 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!…

  • SNICKERS® with fresh berries

    SNICKERS® Crisper

    I had to smile when SNICKERS® asked me to review their new Crisper bar.  Snickers bars were my mom’s favorite and during my formative years there was always a good supply…

  • 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…

  • A rich creamy thick hot chocolate to end all hot chocolates!

    The Ultimate Hot Chocolate

    The Ultimate Hot Chocolate ~ this thick, rich, chocolatey hot cocoa is going to be your new best friend this winter, trust me!…

  • Chocolate Crinkle holiday cookie recipe

    Reader’s Recipes: Chocolate Crinkles

    Reader’s Recipes: Chocolate Crinkles  ~ these chocolatey cookies are easy to make, not too sweet, and absolutely gorgeous (who can resist those crackles?)   They keep well and travel well, too,…

  • 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.…

  • Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies

    Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies

    Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies are a delicious blend of fall spices, molasses, and chocolate in a super easy recipe that will quickly become a new holiday tradition! According to the calendar,…

  • vegan chocolate cake with coconut frosting

    The Best Ever Vegan Chocolate Cake

    The Best Ever Vegan Chocolate Cake ~ this easy one bowl Depression era ‘wacky cake’ is made without butter or eggs, and yet it’s rich, moist, and incredibly delicious!…

  • 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,…

  • easy white chocolate dipped strawnerries

    Easy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

    Easy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries ~ this classic spring and summer dessert is healthy and lots of fun to do.  Use long stemmed strawberries and your favorite chocolate for a stunning treat. …

  • 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…

  • homemade candy, Meyer Lemon, Dessert, chocolate

    Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates

    Believe it or not these Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates are super easy to make at home, and you can customize the chocolate and the filling in countless variations!…

  • 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…