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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 the 15 best!…

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 so you can share with your bestest friends.…

Breaking apart a homemade turtle candy

Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy Recipe

Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy ~ this vintage recipe is straight from grandma’s recipe box, it’s the one she made throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s and it’s still the best classic holiday candy around.…

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 firms up in the fridge in another 30.…

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 shop case……

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 around the garden, and take your creamy tiramisu…

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

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 meal.  It’s as easy as choosing one from column A and one from column…

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 for any fancy toppings you might want to…

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 my favorite truffle recipes to indulge yourself or…

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 the recipe, I won’t be offended, I’d do…

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 year’s holiday gift list.…

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 decadently delicious, in a fall sort of way ;)…

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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 completely miss the point.…

Gluten free Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Amazing Quinoa Chocolate Cake

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

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 make ~ hold on to your hats, these…

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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% or more…it’s deep, rich, delicious, and it’s incredibly…

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 Butter & Co™ ~ thank you for supporting…

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 a delicious dark side — who knew?…

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 falls into a category of desserts that I…

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 discovered that they’re fantastic frozen, too! I’ve been…

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 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 Easter and Passover, to weddings, showers and beyond,…

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 to s-t-r-e-t-c-h out the chit chat to a…

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! My Homemade Thin Mints is one of the…

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 of them around our house.  In fact I…

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. I make truffles at least once every holiday season, and every time, without fail,…

Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Reader’s Recipes: Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

My Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies have a creamy layer of peppermint filling in between two soft and chewy brownie cookies ~ these rich treats are a perfect addition to your holiday cookie assortment!…

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 be somewhere for work and my daughter is…

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

The Ultimate Hot Chocolate

The Ultimate Hot Chocolate ~ this thick, rich, chocolatey 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, so, basically, they ‘re the perfect holiday cookie!…

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, Wednesday was the first day of fall, but…

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! I have no resistance to a great chocolate cake, it’s…

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, eating raw flour can make you ill, therefore…

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.  Save the recipe for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day,…

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 dessert style, sometimes it’s fun to change things…

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 as pretty as they are delicious!…

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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! *This post is in association with Chocoley ~ a fabulous online…

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 a recurring spot on your fall baking schedule…

Dutch Cocoa Pops with Vanilla Bean Magic Shell

Dutch Cocoa Popsicles with Vanilla Bean Magic Shell

These dutch cocoa popsicles with vanilla bean magic shell are a gourmet twist on the original, the inside is an impossibly dark creamy fudge, dipped in a layer of vanilla bean flecked white chocolate that crackles when you bite…

a chorus line of chunky peanut butter cup pudding popsicles

Chunky Peanut Butter Cup Pudding Popsicles

Chunky Peanut Butter Cup Pudding Popsicles are creamy, almost impossibly decadent frozen treats made with everybody’s favorite flavor combination ~ these homemade ice cream bars aren’t just for kids!…

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Minimal Monday: Chocolate Sprinkle Waffle Cups

Minimal Monday: Chocolate Sprinkle Waffle Cups are fun and easy to make, and I guarantee you’ll find endless uses for these be-sprinkled waffle bowls! I found waffle cups in the supermarket the other day… maybe you’ve already seen them,…

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 cake, and it’s utterly irresistible. Do any of…

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 macadamia nuts and you’ve got a spectacular and…

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 back of the cupboard.  It’s just the way…

Lazy No Bake # Ingredient Thin Mint Cookies 2

Lazy No Bake Thin Mint Cookies

Lazy No Bake Thin Mint Cookies ~ a lazy cook’s dream of a cookie!  These super easy no bake cookies taste every bit as good as the originals, and you can make a dozen quicker than you can say…

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 friends and family, but definitely make extra to…

Chocolate Espresso Chip Cookies

Chocolate Espresso Chip Cookies are for serious chocolate and coffee lovers ~ these dark chocolate chip shortbread cookies melt in your mouth!…