Candy Cane Fudge Ice Cream Sandwich Cake (a make ahead dessert)

Candy Cane Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

 

The other day we talked about getting healthy in January, but today we’re going to serve up a little more elf food.  This is how my brain works.  I want to be healthy, but I want fudge more.  Oh the battle!

Anyway, this is the time of year for sweets, so we’re going with it.

It’s also the time of year for unexpected company and impromptu get togethers.  This dessert is perfect to keep on hand for that.  It can be made ahead of time.  You can bring out the whole cake or just serve up pieces of it, saving the rest for another time.  And there are several pretty ways that you can plate it to make it look even more special.

The best part is that it’s very easy to make.  It’s really just an assembly process.  But before we get to that, let’s talk about serving it.   [Read more...]

Hot Fudge and Caramel Chocolate Poke Cake

This is one of those recipes that you’ve probably seen before.  It goes by different names – Holy Cow Cake, Butterfinger Cake etc.  Most of the recipes I’ve seen use sweetened condensed milk.

I like to bump up the yum, by using a jar of hot fudge and a jar of caramel topping.

I made this for my 14 year old son’s birthday a few weeks ago.  He likes to ask for labor-intensive cakes, but had somehow weasled two birthday cakes out of me this year.  So, instead of making the Cannoli Cake he asked for, I made this.

He was happy, because how can you not be happy with chocolate cake infused with caramel and hot fudge?  And I was happy because it’s super simple to make.

Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more...]

Coffee Toffee Ice Cream Pie with a Ribbon of Fudge

As far as I’m concerned, coffee ice cream with hot fudge is the best dessert in the world.  It’s my favorite of favorites.

So when I was asked to try Häagen-Dazs® and I got to choose my own flavor, I jumped at the chance.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love ice cream?

Of course, I chose coffee ice cream.  I thought about posting a photo of a big bowl of Häagen-Dazs® with hot fudge, because that is how I like to eat it best.  But, then a friend told me about a pie she once had.  The pie had coffee ice cream, rich fudge, toffee pieces and a chocolate crust.  Holy ice cream scoops!

This pie is impressive, perfect for serving to company.  It’s no-bake, easy to assemble and you can make it ahead of time because it gets kept in the freezer until you’re ready to eat.

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more...]

Make Your Own Buster Bars

Buster Bar copy cat recipe

When I was little, my Dad sometimes would drive down to the Dairy Queen on 9th street and come back with a bag of Buster Bars and Dilly Bars for us to eat on the front porch.  There still isn’t a better way to enjoy a summer evening.

I haven’t been to Dairy Queen in years (something that needs to change soon, I think).  The other day I was telling my kids about eating those Buster Bars on the front porch.  Mid-story, I gasped.  My eyes lit up as an idea popped into my mind.  My youngest son said, “I love it when she gets that look.  It means she’s about to make something really good!”  He knows me well.

The first thing I needed to figure out was how to do the chocolate dipping.  [Read more...]

Caramel Fudge S’more Nachos

It’s like a S’more.  Only built like a nacho.

Oh yeah, and it has caramel.  And fudge.

And you don’t hold it on a stick over a fire.

I’d love to say this idea was mine, but it wasn’t.  Original idea belongs to George Duran.  I saw the title on his website and decided to run with it.  Mine are constructed different than his.  I didn’t check out his recipe until after I made them.  He uses chocolate bars and constructs them in a skillet.

I used caramel ice cream topping, hot fudge and caramel swirl marshmallows.  I don’t think you can go wrong, no matter how you do it.  Here’s how I constructed them: [Read more...]

Dad’s Brownie Sundae from the 50s Prime Time Cafe Disney World

It’s Friday.  Time to have some fun.  The kids loved making these brownie sundae’s, inspired by the Dad’s Sundaes served at the 50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Grab the fixings from the store and sweeten up your Friday night.  Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more...]

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