Coconut Caramel Bars

Macadamia nut shortbread, coconut caramel, toasted coconut, and dark chocolate. If you like Samoa girl scout cookies, you are going to love these coconut caramel bars. Their toasted mac-nut shortbread, coconut milk caramel, and dark chocolate conjure a bit of nostalgia that you can enjoy anytime! Pre-cutting the shortbread isn’t necessary. But because of the […]

Cherry Chocolate Ricotta Muffins

Ricotta almond muffins, with chunks of chocolate and cherries, topped with cocoa nibs and toasted almonds. These muffins have a tender crumb with aromatic flavors from the almonds and cherries and richness from the chocolate. I did not want these muffins to be overpoweringly sweet. So I used a combo of cocoa nibs and semi-sweet […]

Bourbon Cherry Chocolate Cake

Bourbon chocolate cake, cherry bourbon filling, chocolate ganache, and fresh cherries. Indulge in this rich chocolate cake with its sweet dark cherry filling, creamy chocolate ganache, and bright, fresh cherry garnish. A delicious way to start the new year! Ganache First layer with the filling Cake with ganache This cake has a spreadable chocolate ganache […]

Peppermint Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Crisp peppermint-flavored meringue baked with chocolate chunks and peppermint candy. I started making meringue cookies for the holidays because I wanted to use up leftover egg whites from eggnog. Every year I switch up the flavors, and this year I chose to use chocolate and peppermint. These cookies are light and crisp, like eating a […]

Cinnamon Mocha Sandwich Cookies

Soft chocolate cookies dusted with cinnamon and sugar, and filled with chocolate coffee ganache. The idea for these cookies came to me while I was thinking about snickerdoodles. The cinnamon sugar is perfect for the holidays, but I wanted a cookie with a little more pizazz. But what to add to them? Coffee and chocolate, […]