Lucky Charms Cookies

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These cookies incorporate two of my favorite breakfast foods: Lucky Charms and chocolate! A typical chewy, buttery chocolate chip cookie recipe gets a twist with white chocolate and marshmallow-packed cereal. Just after baking, sprinkle with additional cereal for extra color and sugar.

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Ultimate Pumpkin Spice Brownies

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Yet another best of both worlds dessert recipe, today’s post starts with a fudgy Nutella and dark chocolate brownie base and ends with a fluffy pumpkin spice cream cheese topping. A handful of toffee and milk chocolate candies are sandwiched in between for good measure.

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The Science Behind Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies + Recipe

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Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite of many but are surprisingly difficult to get just right. The appropriate size, texture, doneness, chocolate distribution and carmely color and flavor are a lot to think about. In this post, we break down the recipe by ingredient and process to help you figure out where you’re going wrong.

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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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Casey’s Diary Bday Cake + Graduation + Bonus Recipe

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I made this just unnecessarily over-the-top cake to celebrate my little sister’s 21st birthday. It includes all of her favorite things. 3 layers of yellow cake with chocolate chip cookie dough and Twix cheesecake in the middle, all covered in chocolate ganache and other goodies. It’s a significant time investment but I’ve included several make-ahead tips in the recipe below. And the time invested is totally worth it for this big day! My family also celebrated some other events this weekend including Derby Day, Mother’s Day and my graduation from college. This fantastic cake suited all of our needs.

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Naughty n Nice Wonka Factory Milkshake Martini

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With the weather warming up, some are worrying about swimsuit season. I say why bother? It’s more like high time to be thinking about ice cream. This over-the-top boozy milkshake combines basically anything you could ever want or need in a dessert into one two-faced drink. On one side cake batter ice cream meets jelly beans, Starburst, white chocolate, sprinkles and some crazy fruity rainbow candy cane. On the other, chocolate hazelnut gelato mixes with vodka, truffles, Oreos, hot cocoa and mini chocolate chips. Dear God, what have I done? Enjoy them separately or all buddy-buddy.

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Birthday Frosting Cookie Dough Bites

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Easy, colorful treat made with funfetti frosting and crumbled frosting-filled chocolate chip cookies rolled in sprinkles and mini chocolate chips.

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