Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Bark And Other Easter Fun!

Easter Bark

8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
8 ounces milk chocolate chips
7 ounces white chocolate
2 drops red food coloring
1/4 cup mini cadbury eggs

Lay out a large sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Put melt chocolate over double boiler (or microwave) and spread onto the parchment paper in a rectangle shape. Melt the white chocolate and add food coloring to make pink. Drop on top of the chocolate and decorate. Place on the eggs and press down lightly. Allow to firm for 3 hours. Break into pieces and enjoy!











Easter Bark (sorry not high quality photos)





Our Easter eggs. We are so used to buying brown eggs that we bought them (by accident) for dying. Whoops! However,  they actually turned okay; just a little bit "rustic" looking. 




Easter Bark before cooling

Our eggs drying

My Favourite



Some jewelry I made

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Snowing (again)

It is April 16 and guess what? Last night we got about two inches of snow. I could probably head down to the high school and go cross country skiing if I wanted too (We still haven't broken the record for the most snow? Glad I wasn't there when that happened).

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Brownie Bites

By Pioneer Woman
Ingredients-
4 whole 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate melted and cooled
2 sticks butter (softened)
2 cups sugar
4 whole large eggs 
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1- 1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

Directions-
Preheat oven to 325 degrees 

Melt 4 ounce chocolate and set aside for 15-20 minutes to cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat eggs in two at a time. Drizzle in melted chocolate and mix until combined. Stir in flour. Add chocolate chips and chunks and mix in. Bake 10-14 minutes or until set. Allow to cool completely. Decorate with peanut butter, nuts, candies, sea salt and such. Enjoy!








Sea Salt





Chocolate and peanut butter swirl



Saturday, April 9, 2011

Caramel


Coco's Caramel

3/4 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 T dark corn syrup
3 T organic butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt


Bring the first three ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan, whisking until the sugar dissolves. Boil caramel for 5 minutes whisking occasionally. Turn off heat; whisk in butter, vanilla and salt. Cool completely. Enjoy!




Caramel on Ice Cream

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Break

I'm sorry that I have not written lately because I was on spring break with my family! We went to Arizona and it was just beautiful. The perfect getaway from our cold state. Anyway, I will be posting another recipe soon. Probably cookies or caramel!