Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sweet Treats

We have a fellowship meal together after our evening worship service every Sunday at church.  Sometimes we will put a theme to the meal such as Mexican, Italian, Greek, etc.  Well last night we themed the dessert portion to a chocolate theme.  I think we had a cheesecake theme last month!!  I tend to make a lot of chocolate desserts because I LOVE chocolate!!! I decided to try a couple of new recipes so I put pictures and links to the recipes below for you to try.

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Coconut Mud Bars

My friend, Kristal, over at Knit1Kids4 posted this recipe last week on her blog.  I’m not a fan of shredded coconut flakes so I left them out of the topping and used the pecans only.  I did use the coconut flavoring because it is just the texture of the coconut that I dislike not the flavor.  She had done the opposite (left out the nuts and used only coconut).  They turned out fabulous and I highly recommend this recipe.  I will be adding this one to my regular dessert rotation!!  Click here for the recipe.

Just as a side note:  It calls for you to chop up 10 oz of chocolate.  It bent the blade to my chopper.  I think I will use a bag of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips next time instead of chopping the blocks of chocolate. 

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Baker’s Chocolate & Mocha Sweethearts

Ok, I found this recipe in my inbox from Kraft Foods.  I get emails from them periodically with recipes to try.  I saw this one and loved the picture of the little chocolate hearts.  Thought this would be a perfect dessert for our chocolate theme night plus it was Valentine’s day:)  I must say they did not turn out as good as I would have hoped.  This could be due to the fact that I didn’t follow the recipe to the letter.  I am known for changing things up because I love to experiment and make it my own!!  This time it was not done on purpose.

You see I didn’t pay close attention to the ingredients.  I saw Baker’s chocolate and assumed it was semi-sweet since a lot of recipes call for this.  I had lots of boxes of the these in my pantry so I didn’t buy any.  When I went to make the recipe I noticed it called for unsweetened chocolate but it was too late so I used the semi-sweet thinking it wouldn’t hurt.  Not sure if that was the problem or not because I didn’t find them to be rich enough however it got great reviews on the Kraft Foods website.  I knew they would get eaten up just because they were cute.  It’s all about the presentation:)

The kids loved them so I may try them again.  We’ll see.  Click here for this recipe.  Let mw know if you decide to try these!

2 comments:

knit1kids4 said...

I used chips for the bars - I should have noted that.

Now the other recipe I'll have to check out!

Jenn said...

Both of these look great. I can't make those coconut bars cuz hubby can't stand coconut in any form or fashion. I'll have to try the other ones.