Posts tagged ‘Chocolate’

Turtle Cheesecake Truffles and my One Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

One year ago today I started this blog and it has been a really fun year of trying and sharing new recipes and interacting with all of you wonderful people via this blog!  I have thoroughly enjoyed this year and am looking forward to many more!  I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate one year with at Chocolate Covered Recipe and I chose to feature these Turtle Cheesecake Truffles adapted from Steamy Kitchen’s blog!  I made them for my Mother-in-law’s 60th birthday party and they were a huge hit!  They are easy to make and are absolutely STUNNING on the plate!  They are not overly sweet but are very rich and are perfect for a party!  They also keep very well in the fridge for a couple days if you need to make them ahead of time.

I ALSO thought I would start off my second year of blogging with my first GIVEAWAY!  I am going to make a batch of my Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies for one lucky reader!  The rules are simple:  All you need to do to enter is to be a subscriber of my blog and leave a comment on this post!  I will then randomly pick a winner and contact you via email to find out where to send the cookies!  This giveaway is unfortunately restricted to within the USA.  Good luck to all!

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Soda Cracker Delight…or the easiest “Toffee” you will ever make!

photo by my friend Matt Turner

This is an old school recipe that is still around for a reason…it is awesome!  I believe it has many names and many different versions and this is simply my adaptation.  I will warn you (don’t say I didn’t warn you) it is one of the most addicting desserts ever so you might want to make a couple batches…one for yourself and one to share with others!

I was first introduced to this recipe in high school at my friend’s the Eichler’s house!  Bethany Eichler is one of my oldest and dearest friends and this dessert is one of the many important contributions she has made to my life!  This is really an easy dessert but is impressive both visually and deliciously!  I hope you will try it this holiday season and that it will make a beautiful addition to your dessert table!

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Christmas Fudge

One of the things that I LOVE about the holidays is the traditional foods that show up year after year!  There are certain foods that actually taste like Christmas to me and this fudge is one of them!  I make it every year and if it didn’t show up on the holiday dessert table, I might be excommunicated from the family haha…well not really I hope!

It is easy to make, you just need to be patient!  I made two batches this year.  I made one Dairy Free Vegan Batch and one regular batch with a little bit of peanut butter added in to make it extra special…and it was!  This dessert freezes really well and makes quite a lot so it is great to make early on in the season and then take to share at all of your holiday parties!

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Charlies! Chocolate Sandwich Cookies!

For the next few weeks I will be doing a series of holiday treats and yummies that you can make and enjoy with friends this holiday season!  This is the first post and it is a very simple cookie that tastes absolutely extraordinary!
These fabulous wonders were first introduced to me in high school!  A good friend of our family and one of my second mother’s, Mother Mott, made these for us as we were studying after school.  She called them Youth Group Cookies and I thought they were SO good I didn’t know what to do with myself!   Since then my family has made these many many times and will continue to!
One of my most special memories of these cookies is making these with my cousin Colter Brown!  He and I are very close and making these cookies became a semi-tradition whenever we got to be together…and somehow in that tradition…we renamed them Charlies!  So this post is dedicated to Mother Mott…and to my wonderful cousin Colter!  LOVE YOU GUYS!

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Scotcheroos…deadly deliciousness!

I was first introduced to this deadly dessert by my sister-in-law Amy!  This is one of those desserts that is so sO SO good…that I can now only make it when I have somewhere to take at least half of the pan!  If I let the whole pan sit on our counter or in our fridge…the results would not be pretty.  Between my husband and I, there would be…no…survivors.

This is an extremely simple recipe with only 7 ingredients!  It is a Rice Crispy Cereal Recipe and I think it can be found on the side of some of the cereal boxes or on their website!  It is really really good and even though you probably already know how to make this, if I am introducing this to even one person…then it is worth it!

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