Attention ladies and gents – Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and you are about to be given the tools for a delectable sweet that will have your sweet thinking you are: a. thoughtful b. a great cook and c. not at all concerned with the size of their ass!
The beauty of my life as a novice baker lies partly in the fact that I don’t like sweets. Don’t get me wrong – I love baking them, smelling them, working with them and sharing them… my taste buds just prefer the savory side.
Trust me, this is a good thing. My list of food/beverage related vices is long enough that sparing me of sweet related calories is a God-send. Now when I start making my own cheese, beer and bread – we’ll be in trouble… “we” being my waist-line.
I wonder if there have been studies on the effects of nostalgia making things taste better? Every now and then I pick up Swedish Fish from the gas station, and reminisce about penny candy jars and little league baseball games. Those things are like wax, but damn they taste good in my mind.
I would argue for nostalgia making these Hostess Cupcake impersonators taste so darned good, but they just ARE that good!
Many moons ago I came across this recipe from the lovely Kristina of The Chocolate Peanut Butter Gallery and wanted to try my hand at it.
Thank God I finally crossed it off my “to-bake” list, cuz these little cupcakes are wicked!
The combination of banana and chocolate chips in the batter is perfectly balanced, with a heavenly whipped peanut butter/cream cheese frosting.
The man or woman behind the S’more is nothing short of a genius. Seriously, who would have thought to combine a graham cracker, a Hershey bar and some marshmallows? Whomever they were, they knocked it out of the sweet treat park.
Remember the days when Starbucks was a hotbed of activity- filled with the sounds of killer music and smelling of reasonably priced legal addictive stimulants? Yeah, I know it’s hard to think back about ten years, but those were the good old days!
Let’s call these delicious cranberry bliss bars an ode to my well-spent late teens and early twenties in NYC, or at least an ode to all the lattes I drank!
Do you wish girl scout cookie season was year round? Well wish no longer!
This is the perfect recipe for those delicious thin mints at home. Trust me, people will eternally grateful for replicating their favorite boxed delights!