Category Archives: Snacks

Chocolate Caramel Covered Matzos

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Crunchy caramel-covered matzo squares drizzled with melted chocolate and sprinkled with nuts Yield:  12 servings Ingredients:  6 matzo squares1 cup (2 sticks) butter1 cup firmly packed brown sugar1 cup (or more) semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunksOptional: Chopped sliced nuts (almonds, peanuts, etc.) and melted chocolate for drizzling Instructions:  1. Line… Read more »

Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot

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A crunchy sweet vanilla-flavored bread/cookie with chocolate chips! Yield:  2-3 dozen slices Ingredients:  1 1/2 cups sugar1 cup oil4 eggs3 tablespoons orange juice1 tablespoon vanilla extract4 to 4 1/2 cups flour1/2 teaspoon salt2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1 cup chopped walnuts, optional1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips… Read more »

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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An easy, chewy bar cookie with oats and chocolate chips! Yield:  24 squares Ingredients:  1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened3/4 cup brown sugar, packed1/2 cup granulated sugar1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*1 teaspoon baking sodapinch of salt3 cups rolled (“old-fashioned”) oats12 ounces (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips** Instructions: … Read more »

Cut-Out Biscuit Cookies

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Buttery cutouts reminiscent of shortbread or biscotti, dipped in mint chocolate and perfect with coffee or tea! Yield:  3-4 dozen Ingredients:  1 cup softened butter1 cup sugar2 eggs1 tablespoon milk4 cups sifted flour1/2 teaspoon baking powderpinch of salt Chocolate coating ingredients*: 6 ounces (1 cup) dark bitter-sweet or semi-sweet chocolate… Read more »

Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Soft and chewy homemade classic chocolate chip cookies Yield:  8-10 dozen cookies Ingredients:  2 cups butter, softened (not melted)4 cups brown sugar4 eggs4 teaspoons vanilla2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt6 cups flour12 ounce bag (or as many as you prefer) chocolate chips* Instructions:  1. Cream butter and sugar; add eggs… Read more »

Unleavened Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

A two-layer chocolate cake with a rich fudge frosting! Yield:  12 servings Ingredients:  1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened2 cups sugar6 eggs1 1/2 cups flour1 cup cocoa powder1 tablespoon vanilla extract Frosting ingredients: 2 cups white sugar1 cup cocoa powder1/2 cup milk1/2 cup (1 stick) butter2 teaspoons vanilla extract Instructions: … Read more »

Deluxe Chocolate Frosting

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Rich, creamy chocolate frosting that’s simple to make and absolutely delicious! Yield:  ~2 cups (see additional notes below) Ingredients:  1 cup butter, softened*1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 1/4 cups cocoa powder4 1/2 cups powdered sugar1/2 cup milk Instructions:  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer. gradually… Read more »

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies (Gluten Free)

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Sweet and chewy gluten-free brownies made with black beans (but you’d never know it from the taste)! So simple and amazingly delicious! Yield:  16 squares Ingredients:  2 cups cooked black beans (or 1 can, rinsed and drained)3 eggs1/3 cup melted butter*1/4 cup cocoa powder2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 cup sugar (or… Read more »