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Candy Bar Blondies

Candy Bar Blondies

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My freezer already has a half-eaten bag of candy stashed on a shelf in the door, and it’s not even Halloween yet. We don’t get trick-or-treaters in our city building, but I’m feeling nostalgic. I

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped chocolate candies
Cinnamon Shortbread Owl Cookies

Cinnamon Shortbread Owl Cookies

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When I asked my 4-year-old what kind of animal he thought these cookies were, I kind of held my breath. They’ve been on my to-bake list for years ever since I first spotted a version

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 32 dark chocolate chips
  • 16 whole roasted unsalted almonds
Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart

Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart

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My favorite dessert combination does not make much sense in the heat of summer unless it’s served chilled. Nothing satisfies my sweet tooth more than chocolate and peanut butter because it’s the perfect balance of

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • Butter for pan
  • 1-1/2 cups finely ground chocolate wafer cookies (about 24)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • For filling
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
Triple Chocolate Ombre Cake

Triple Chocolate Ombre Cake

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The only way I know how to celebrate a birthday is with cake—a proper one with lots of layers. It just feels fancy and festive. We had a birthday at our house last week, so

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Ingredients
  • For cake
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 3-3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
No Churn Triple Chocolate Ice Cream

No Churn Triple Chocolate Ice Cream

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It should be no surprise that my ice cream maker gets the most use during the summer. With long days and warm temperatures, nothing beats a cool scoop (or two) of one of my favorite

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces finely chopped milk chocolate
  • 2 ounces finely chopped white chocolate
Neapolitan Loaf Cake

Neapolitan Loaf Cake

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I can’t stop thinking about ice cream and berries. Perhaps it’s premature summer on the brain? There’s an amazing ice cream shop in our neighborhood, and anytime it’s the slightest bit warm with a few

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter at room temperature, plus 3 tablespoons melted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch processed
  • 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies

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Macadamia nuts might be the perfect nut for cookies. They are nice and buttery to go along with that from-scratch, homemade flavor, and they are chunky. I say the more lumpy and bumpy the cookie,

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Ingredients
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/4 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
Double Fudge Donuts

Double Fudge Donuts

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I’ve never considered myself a donut person. Maybe it’s because the sweetest my breakfast cravings go are waffles or pancakes and not full-on dessert for breakfast. Donuts are attempting to dethrone cupcakes, and now they’ve

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Ingredients
  • For donuts
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Coconut Chocolate Mousse

Coconut Chocolate Mousse

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My husband won’t know this coconut chocolate mousse was vegan until he reads this blog post. When he reached for a ramekin in the fridge and asked me what it was, I didn’t disclose a

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Ingredients
  • 2 5-ounce cans coconut cream, chilled
  • 7 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup aquafaba (the liquid strained from one 15-ounce can chickpeas)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons coconut sugar plus more for serving
  • Toasted coconut flakes for serving
Chocolate Financiers

Chocolate Financiers

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Why is food made in miniature so much more irresistible than when those eats are just standard size? This is especially true for anything sweet. Mini desserts are the best way to indulge in a

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 6-1/2 ounces whole almonds
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 ounces (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Milk Chocolate Chip Scones

Milk Chocolate Chip Scones

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Most people probably wouldn’t consider this a problem, but I had a surplus of chocolate chips in my pantry. A few weeks ago I made the mistake of shopping with a half-baked list and not

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream