Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownies + #NationalOreoCookieDay!

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownies

National Oreo Cookie Day is coming up on March 6th! Get ahead of the game and go shopping for the ingredients for these over-the-top brownies. Red velvet and cream cheese Oreo cookies and truffle-filled Hershey kisses are sandwiched between two layers of ultra-rich and chocolatey red velvet brownie batter. Press your extra truffle kisses into the top of the baked brownies for a well of extra chocolate deliciousness inside each brownie square!

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Crockpot Turtle Marshmallow Brownie + Chocolate History

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You may know that February is the month of lovers but did you know that it’s also the month of chocolate lovers? SweetMeets has shared several chocolatey recipes this month but this fudgy crockpot brownie is by far the chocolatiest. Cocoa powder, chocolate chips and Nutella make for a strong chocolate base but I didn’t stop there… Dulche de leche, marshmallow fluff and pecans pile on top for a huge mess of chocolate dessert love. Read on for this and other chocolate recipes, as well as a brief history of chocolate.

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Boozy Nutella Hot Chocolate + Chai Kisses Sheep

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This is the simplest but richest hot chocolate recipe you’ll ever make! Just pour hot milk over a dollop of Nutella and a shot of chocolate vodka. Top with marshmallow fluff for extra amazingness.

Drink. Repeat.

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Our Growing Edge – January 2016

SweetMeets in Our Growing Edge January Round Up


New year, new idea, new start, new recipes.

This month’s theme was ‘Random yet creative’ which called for contributors to share their cooking, any original recipe that they created from anything random they came across in their fridge or supermarket shelves.  In short, just last minute meals, something they throw together with whatever ingredients available.

Here’s the round up of all the creations we received for the month.

We started with sweets.  White Chocolate Cookies to Middle Brownies, Mochi Toasts and Strawberry Shortcake.

Then came the savouries.  Baked mayo cheese mussels and Cosy Winter Soup followed by Potlikker as starters.

The mains included Beef Short Ribs, Quick dinner made with Butter Chicken Sauce while on the move and Student’s style ‘seafood’ fried rice.

If you are looking for something to munch in between meals, we have Strawberry Lemonade Tart, A desert to twist your tongue and

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Butterfinger PB Bars + History of Butterfinger

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Not only are these yummy peanut butter blondies topped with chocolatey chunks of Butterfingers, they are also filled with them. These treats are a gift for one of my coworkers who will be leaving CVS this week to focus on her full time job and the care of her elderly father. We will miss you, Tiffani! She’s constantly buying Butterfinger and Reese’s candy from me when we work together so I developed this recipe specially for her.

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Matcha Matcha Chip Crisps + History of Matcha

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I think I’ve been clear in a couple previous recipes about my obsession with matcha green tea powder. I’ve seriously never tasted anything like it (in a good way)! I was looking online for a recipe combining matcha with a typical American chocolate chip cookie recipe. No luck! All those wimpy recipes called for 1 teaspoon or 1 tablespoon of matcha. I want all the matcha flavor! You can tell that these cookies definitely have it by their odd seaweedy coloring. These thin cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside and packed with dark and green tea-flavored chocolate chunks.

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Vanilla Chai Bubble Tea + History of Boba Milk Tea

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I have been a fan of tapioca pudding since I was kid. For some reason, those little fish egg-looking chewy bits always appealed to me. Much later in life, I discovered a sweet Taiwanese beverage that combines 3 of my favorite things: milk, tea and tapioca. What the heck? Why has no one told me about this before? Bubble tea, also known as boba milk tea, has a shaken until frothy tea and milk or fruit base plus chewy tapioca pearls or fruit gummies. There are many different possible flavors. The version shown here uses chai tea, vanilla soy milk, vanilla extract and large pearl white tapioca.

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