Chocolate Pudding (egg-free) {Appreciation Post}

This simple chocolate pudding is a recipe I learned from Robb’s family. He loves foods that are basic, simple, uncomplicated. This pudding is one of his favorites, and we eat it pretty regularly. Chocolate pudding tastes just like love.

Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

This zucchini is humongous. It’s the size of a small child. It’s as big as my leg. It’s the biggest zucchini I’ve ever seen in my life. And it’s sitting on my kitchen counter.

Banana Bread Cookies

Two ripe bananas sat on the counter, like a challenge. “What will you make of us?” they screamed at me. And this is a cookie blog, and it’s been a while since we had a good creative cookie on here. Decision made.

Chocolate Lovers Bark

Honestly, this whole thing is super duper easy, but it takes a while to set. Try to be patient. Maybe start a conversation with a 5 year old while you wait.

Twix Cheesecake Bars

It seems like cheesecake bars are like the cool kid on the block these days. Everyone is making them. You name it, you can make it into a cheesecake bar.

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

The girls and I had fun figuring out what kind of cookie we could make with the ingredients we had on hand. I found a half bag of chocolate chips and a half bag of cinnamon chips, and The Hippie Chick suggested oatmeal cookies, and voila! A heavenly concoction was born.

Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies

I bet he won’t have any trouble finding these dark chocolate cookies. The kid loves chocolate. And cookies. This is why I deliberately made them on a day when I knew he would be gone all day. This way, I get to eat one or two before he discovers them.

One Bowl Brownies

I have no patience for complicated recipes and doing dishes and stuff like that. Give me something I can whip together in 5 minutes in one bowl and satisfy my cravings. Otherwise, I’m left to raiding the cupboards, searching for leftover Easter candy.

Chocolate Mint Cookie Bars

I decided to throw together some last minute cookie bars, and I seriously considered a repeat of the Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars. But my chocolate cravings got the best of me, and with the presence of cocoa powder, mint chocolate chips, AND mint patties in my pantry, the decision became a verrry easy one. A little too easy, maybe.

Grilled Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich

My talented cousin told me in a Facebook post about her delicious grilled PB&J sandwiches, with bananas and chocolate chips. I mean, let’s face it, the idea is brilliant.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

We all have our little struggles and our little preferences, I guess. I love a good chocolate chip cookie and Robb loves anything coconut. It’s the kind of love that makes the world go round. Put them together and you have heaven on earth.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

The Lizard finally settled on Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for his birthday, which is just fine with me. My family’s love of chocolate and peanut butter is practically legend. As if chocolate peanut butter cake and peanut butter frosting weren’t enough, I covered the top with chocolate ganache and threw some chopped peanut butter cups on top.

Peanut Butter Bars (No Bake!)

I was actually worried the family would devour it before I had a chance to photograph it, because I left the house for several hours, while the Hippie Chick and I attended a bridal shower. You never know what will happen to those unattended treats in a houseful of boys.

Strawberry White Chocolate Krispie Treats

And, being teenage boys that are constantly hungry, the kids decided to kill two birds with one stone. They would spend time in the kitchen baking treats. And then they would eat them. I threw them a bag of strawberry flavored marshmallows and a box of Rice Krispies, and put them to work. Having older kids is sooo great.

Chocolate Pound Cake

At any rate, it was time for chocolate at my house, in a big way. Not light and fluffy tiny bits of chocolate, but heavy, dense, serious amounts of chocolate. Even with all that, I still had to resist the urge to cover it with chocolate syrup and Oreo cookies.