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Easy Classic Dirt Cake

Dirt cake is funny. It looks like dirt… but it isn’t! It’s a great practical joke to play on an unsuspecting two-year-old. Unless they refuse to eat it, even after everyone is eating it, then you might feel just a tad guilty. You might feel even more guilty when, days later, you offer a plain gummy worm and it, too, is refused.

Easy Classic Dirt Cake

  • 1 package Oreos
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • cool whip, about 1/2 container
  • gummy worms

Directions:

  1. Crush oreos into fine crumbs. You can use a blender, but I just put them in a ziploc bag and used a rolling pin to smash them. It’s especially fun to do it this way after a long, rainy, summer day when the kids were stuck in the house all day.
  2. Prepare pudding according to package directions. When pudding is finished, fold in about half a carton of cool whip.
  3. Put crushed oreos into bottom of serving dish. I did mine in individual cups, but you can use a large serving dish, too. Put pudding on top, and arrange gummy worms in and around the pudding.
  4. Sprinkle more cookie crumbs on top of the pudding.

 

Dirt Cake

This is such a fun dessert. I know there are more detailed and more complicated recipes out there, but I kind of threw this together at the last minute. Maybe I’ll make it again and give you better directions next time!

Maybe my little Elmo will eat it next time!

But if not, it’s okay. I try not to get too upset when they don’t eat their dessert ūüėČ


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Chocolate Milk Waffles

Today is my son’s 7th birthday. I get super sentimental on my kid’s birthdays. I can’t help it; time just goes by so fast.

Except for the first five-and-a-half months of my son’s life. I thought they would never, ever, ever, ever end. People told me that colic only lasts for three months, but they lied. ¬†(A little side note… if you have a baby with colic right now, which I’m guessing you don’t, because if you did you would probably be crying too, instead of reading a recipe for chocolate milk waffles, but if you do, first of all, I’m so very, very sorry. Second, it will end. I know you don’t believe me, but I promise you, it will end).

Fortunately (for him), Batman is now an extremely pleasant kid. Maybe he thought he’d get all his crying done early in life. I don’t know, but I’m grateful. I’m so grateful that I just might make him some of these for his birthday breakfast:

Chocolate Milk Waffles

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup canola (or vegetable) oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs with a fork. Mix in milk, oil, and vanilla.
  3. Add dry ingredients and mix with fork just until combined. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron and cook until they’re as done as you like.

 

Chocolate Milk Waffles

 Click here for a printable version.

 

These are so not breakfast waffles. Actually, I suspect they’d be great with ice cream and chocolate syrup on top. ¬†But don’t tell anybody, I served them for breakfast anyway. If a chocolate doughnut can be called breakfast, then so can a chocolate waffle.¬†Take that, Cheerios.

I probably don’t have to tell you that my Critics all love these. They were so busy scarfing them down that I didn’t get much more than “Mmmmm…” and “They’re good!” from anybody, and that’s fine by me!

Happy My Son’s Birthday!!

 

 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Once upon a time there was Chocolate. Chocolate was good… VERY good, but lonely. One day she met Peanut Butter. Peanut Butter was also lonely. So he asked Chocolate out on a date. They fell in love, got married, and lived Happily Ever After. The End.

I don’t know if that’s how it happened, or if it was more like the¬†old Reese’s commercials¬†(“Your chocolate’s in my peanut butter” “No, your peanut butter’s in my chocolate…”) but it doesn’t really matter. The important thing is that it happened.

Quick sidebar: The best thing about that commercial is that it reminds us of the good ol’ days, when girls would walk down the street with an open jar of peanut butter, eating it with their hands. You know, before the invention of spoons? And etiquette?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups peanut butter (I use creamy)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 2 11.5-oz packages milk chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Combine butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add peanut butter and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
  3. Mix in powdered sugar. Mix, and mix, and mix. This is really hard. You have my permission to skip the gym today. Your arms will get quite a workout. Keep mixing. You’re not done yet. When you look at the mixture, and you think, “Eh, it’s good enough,” mix a little more.¬†Then¬†you’re done.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. Or overnight. But beware, if you leave it in there¬†too¬†long it starts to evaporate. (At least I think that’s what happened. I’m¬†sure¬†I didn’t eat any of it while watching¬†Modern Family).
  5. Shape mixture into egg shapes.  Return to refrigerator again for another hour-ish.
  6. Melt chocolate in a microwave or double boiler. Dip each egg into the melted chocolate and coat well, then place on waxed paper. Store in refrigerator for I don’t know how long. They never lasted long enough to be a problem for me. They also freeze very well.

Makes about 45-60 2-inch eggs, depending on how much you ate while watching Modern Family.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Mmmm… Chocolate and Peanut Butter. Arguably the greatest duo of all time.

Other contenders:

Nick & Nora-

"Well, I do believe the little woman cares." "I dont care! Its just that Im used to you, thats all." -The Thin Man

Tracy & Hepburn-

"Lawyers should never marry other lawyers. This is called in-breeding; from this comes idiot children... and other lawyers." -Adams Rib

Fred & Ginger-

"Oh, Im sorry! I didnt realize I was disturbing you. You see, every once in a while I suddenly find myself... dancing." -Top Hat

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid-

"You just keep thinkin, Butch. Thats what youre good at." -Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau-

"Youre not gonna make any effort to change? This is the person youre gonna be until the day you die?" "We are what we are." -The Odd Couple

Abbott & Costello-

"Get up on your feet. Its only a dummy" "Dummy nothin. It was smart enough to scare me." -Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

Nah, Chocolate and Peanut Butter still win!

Happy Easter!!