Caramel Popcorn Balls, naturally

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Let’s make a deal. For every naughty treat I post, I’ll post a nice one, ok? I might have made you Gooey Butter Cake Cookies that will single-handedly be responsible for some holiday weight gain, but then I made you Chocolate Peppermint Mousse with Greek yogurt as an apology. My apology for those Candy Cane [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Saltine Toffee

The easiest Christmas candy to make: 4 ingredient sweet and salty toffee @dessertfortwo

If you’ve had Saltine toffee before, this recipe needs no explanation. Maybe you’re already nodding your head in agreement that this candy recipe, if any candy recipe ever, needed to be scaled down to prevent over-consumption. Personally, I can eat a whole pan of this stuff. I start chipping away at it shortly after breakfast, [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Single Girl Fondue

Microwave Fondue Recipe for One @dessertfortwo

How’s your weekend shaping up? It’s Fall, so there should be tons of things to do! Octoberfest, raking leaves, food festivals, fall baking. Really, the weekend is your oyster. But you say your Friday nights aren’t looking too hot lately? I know that feeling. You need chocolate. There’s not many things that you can’t dip [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Apple Cider Caramels

Small batch caramels @dessertfortwo

One more chewy, sticky sweet square thing. I swear. A few moons ago, I used to drive to the city (the city being San Francisco) and take the occasional pastry class at the Tante Marie. One of my first blog idols, Anita, studied there, and I wanted to experience the magic that is Tante Marie. [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Homemade Black Licorice

Black licorice recipe @dessertfortwo

Wait, wait, wait! Don’t run away! I know–it’s black licorice. Blackest black midnight black licorice. You see, previously, I thought you had to have a certain arrangement of genes in order to like black licorice. The red licorice? Sure, it’s a little more likeable. But the black jelly beans? Only a select portion of our [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Homemade Caramels

A small batch of caramels @dessertfortwo

I’m on a homemade candy bender. It really freaks people out when you make homemade candy. I get a million questions about how this sweet treat they thought could only be bought in a store came out of my kitchen. Last week, when someone tasted my homemade marshmallows, they asked if I bought the round [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Homemade Marshmallows {small batch}

Homemade marshmallows small batch

I foresee lots of mugs of hot chocolate in your future. And how sad would those mugs be without a big, honking homemade marshmallow floating on top? I made you a small pan of homemade marshmallows. I spread the gooey batter in a 9 x 5-inch bread loaf pan. When sliced, you get 8 large [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Healthy Chocolate Truffles

Three ingredient, sugar free healthy truffles @dessertfortwo

We are not going to say the ‘p’ word. Nope, we are not. We all know what a dried plum is, but every time you call it by its other name, somewhere, a vegetarian gets invited to another dinner party with zero meat-free options. Or yet another lunch with the boss to a restaurant where [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Blackberry Bonbons

White chocolate dipped blackberries @dessertfortwo

At this point, I probably owe Rachael Ray a drink. Or at least a very nice bottle of Tuscan wine. In every issue of her magazine, I find at least one gem to post here. I’ve shared her Raspberry Sorbet Watermelon Sandwiches and my all time favorite easy dinner: Charred Corn Tilapia lately. The woman [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Greek Yogurt Truffles

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I have long dreamt of yogurt truffles. Truffles are my favorite dessert to sneak when no one’s looking.  I slyly pop one on my tongue and it dissolves into bliss. My love affair with truffles was getting a bit obsessive. The heavy cream containers in the trash were judging me.  I knew there had to [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Mashed Potato Truffles

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No, that’s not a typo.  I really used mashed potatoes to make truffles instead of heavy cream. And believe me when I say:  no one can tell the difference.  I served them to many discriminating house guests over the past month. I watched closely for a raised eyebrow, a slight frown, anything! to tell me that you can [ Click to continue Reading! ]