I’ve kind of been chomping at the bit (that’s a cute analogy right? ha!) to share with you the dessert table shoot that I worked on for Minted the last few weeks! Before I share that with you the rest of the week, you should hop on over to Oh So Pretty and check out my recipe for these edible white chocolate mint mousse cups, which are perfect for all of your upcoming Spring get togethers.
Plus, their cute as a button, sweet but not too sweet, and simple to make, so really they’re for everyday, right?
photos and recipe contributed by Nanette of Cultural Chromatics
What’s crunchy, chocolate-y, and eggstremely adorable? You guessed it! Eggs in a Chocolate Nest! Easter holds a special place in my heart, and besides loving eggs, I also adore pastel colors, Easter brunch, and marshmallows. Thus, I’m particularly excited to share this simple recipe that’s both festive and filled with chocolate!
- 1 pack (~6 oz) dried chow mein noodles (ramen or any other dry noodles would work too)
- 4 oz dark chocolate
- egg candy of any kind (I used the speckled cadbury eggs)
Break the chocolate into large chunks and then microwave at half power for 45 seconds. Then, continue to microwave in 20 second intervals until it’s completely melted.
Crumple the noodles with your hand into smaller pieces and toss it in the chocolate until it’s completely coated. Form little nests in your desired shapes and sizes and let solidify on parchment paper.
If it hasn’t set within 20 minutes, put the nests into the refrigerator to set. Top off with chocolate eggs and enjoy!
recipe and photos by contributor Nanette of Cultural Chromatics
Recently, chocolate muffins have popped up in my Pinterest feed, and suddenly I became obsessed. I needed some rich, uber-chocolatey muffins in my life and that’s what inspired the recipe for these dark chocolate cherry muffins with stout. Originally, I had wanted to try making a black forest style muffin, but kirsh, a cherry brandy, was a little difficult to find as it turns out. However, I was set on making these an “adult” muffin– so stout was the next choice, and it totally works! The slight bitterness of the guinness contrasts wonderfully with the sweet syrup of the dark cherry. Or you can skip the stout and make them family friendly…
- 1 box chocolate muffin mix (I used Duncan Hines)
- 1 can cherries in syrup
- 1/2 cup cherry syrup (from above)
- 1/2 cup Guinness (if you don’t want to add guinness, you can replace with water)
- eggs (amount called for by the mix)
- oil (amount called for by the mix)
- shaved chocolate (optional)
To see the recipe: Continue reading
If you’re December has already gotten as jam packed as mine, you probably won’t have the time to spare for making and shipping your own sweets for Christmas gifts as perfect as they may be for long distance family and friends. Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of extra time to console each other on our chaotic schedules by skipping the kitchen and heading to the good ole’ world wide web for eight of the cutest mail order sweets out there.
Of course, we all know it’s all in the details when it comes to gifts and packaging and these select favorites of mine fit the bill for that too, not just the sweet tooth. Don’t forget though, most require you to order by December 13th to meet the Christmas deadline so jump on it now! Also, if you’re a U.S. resident and Instagram user, you can keep an eye out for a chance to win a gift certificate to The Cravory today! Follow my Insta account for details!
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