Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chocolate Delights ~ Recipes

Okay, I'm going to be honest here, I've got a big weakness for chocolate! I just love to drizzle {or more like completely immerse} pretzels, fruit, etc in them and each time I eat it, I just can't get enough! So today, I've gathered some great looking chocolate recipes for all you chocolate lovers out there! Enjoy! ~Bethany

{Source For Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles}
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
  •  1/2 cup salted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • chocolate bark, to melt for dipping
  • additional chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc., optional for topping the truffles
Directions ::
In a large bowl, use electric mixer to cream together butter and brown sugar. Add vanilla. Beat in flour, 1 cup at a time, until it is incorporated and you no longer see chunks of brown sugar (if you spot any, just squish them). Beat in sweetened condensed milk and mix until well-combined. Stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips. Cover bowl and refrigerate until dough is firm (at least 1 hour- maybe more... you want the dough to be quite firm). Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out heaping Tablespoonfuls, roll into balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Place all of the rolled balls back into the refrigerator until you are ready to dip them in chocolate. Melt chocolate bark in a glass bowl- easiest to do in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring after each heating time, until smooth. Use a spoon to help you dip the chilled dough ball into the chocolate and roll it around to cover all sides. Place it on a waxed paper-lined platter. Sprinkle with any desired toppings. Repeat with the rest of the dough balls. They'll begin to set pretty quickly. Keep them refrigerated until ready to serve.

{Source For Brownie Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookies}
Brownie Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups cubed prepared brownies

Directions ::
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment or silpat liner. Place butter and sugars into the bowl of a stand or electric mixer, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until well combined. Place flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl, mixing to combine. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients along with chocolate chips and brownie chunks until just combined. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet about 1-inch apart. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes until cooked through. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

{Source For Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies}
 Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 11 broken pieces Oreo Cookies
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Directions ::
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter, and sugars until well combined. Add egg and vanilla until mixed well. Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl, stir to combine. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients then stir in oreos and chocolate chips until just combined. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop onto baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until cooked, but still soft. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
{Source For College Fudge Squares}
 College Fudge Squares
  • 1/2 Cups Sifted Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Shortening
  • 2 Squares Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate, melted {I used 6TBSP Chocolate Powder + 2TBSP Butter}
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, well beaten
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder and salt, and sift again. Add shortening to melted chocolate and mix well. Add sugar gradually to eggs, beating thoroughly; then add chocolate mixture and blend. Fold in flour mixture. Add milk and vanilla, mix well. Bake in greased pan, 9x9x2 inches , in slow oven (325 F.) 35 minutes, or until done. {Stick a toothpick in the center & see if it comes out clean.} Remove from pan and cool. Cut in squares. Makes about 16 squares.