Life’s Like a Box of Chocolates Brownies + History of the Heart-Shaped Box

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Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist. But, in fitting with Mama Gump’s saying… each of these rich, dark chocolate brownies contains a different surprise filling! How is this possible without spending all day in the kitchen? A box of assorted chocolates of course! Simply layer the filled chocolates between two layers of extra-chocolatey Nutella and cocoa brownie batter.Lifes Like a Box of Chocolate Brownies 5

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Mini Smores Pies + Chai Misbehaving

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These 5-ingredients smores pies will come together in minutes to satisfy your ooey, gooey, chocolatey, marshmallowy craving with no campfire or oven required. Perfectly portioned into mini pie tins, simply pop them in the freezer for a bit and then pop them right out of the tin and into your mouth!

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Frozen Cherry Lemonade Pie + No Bake Features

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This frozen treat is a fun twist on pink lemonade, using lemon and cherry flavors. It comes together very quickly and requires only 4 ingredients. Layering different combinations of these ingredients keeps the pie from going hum drum and expected. Plus the colors are so cute for summer!

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Light Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Mini Trifles

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This low fat trifle is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without ruining your beach body! A bright burst of lemon flavor is paired with tangy reduced fat cream cheese and healthy, homemade lemon cake. Top with fresh blueberries. Layer the trifles in small jars that can easily be tucked into a cooler or basket. The single serve jars also make for a convenient cookout dessert.

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Blueberry Pancake Donut Sandwich + 15 More Jazzed Donuts

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Have you ever wondered what to do with that sad plain glazed donut left in the box? You could just eat but are all those empty calories best spent on a plain donut tasting mainly of oil? I think not. Read on for ways to jazz up those stragglers using Nutella, ice cream, bacon, cheese and more!

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Candy Bar Brownies + Candy Bar Trivia

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Rich, dark chocolate brownies spiked with chocolate caramel vodka and stuffed with high quality chocolate bars. Then topped with a thick salted caramel sauce, peanuts, crisp rice cereal and even more chocolate. The toppings for these boozy brownies are easily customizable to riff your favorite candy bars. Read on for this recipe plus candy bar trivia!

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Funfetti Jelly Bean Cake with White Fudge Frosting + Happy Birthday to Me!

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This adorable, colorful cake was made in celebration of my 27th birthday. Since I’m now well past the age to be concerned with my girlish figure, this cake is also rich and decadent. Two funfetti cake layers wrap a raspberry cheesecake filling in a celebratory hug. The white fudge frosting contains a whole pound of butter so you know it’s to die for. (Warning: You may actually die from consuming this much butter in one sitting.) Topped with my favorite candy, Starburst jelly beans, there’s not much more I could ask for on my old lady day! Plus use up leftover ingredients for some yummy peanut butter chocolate chip cookie sandwiches.

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