Posted by Basanaki – - Prep 20 mins - Cook 55 mins - 16 Piece Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking pan 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate chips (1 1/2 cups) 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 32 miniature chocolate peppermint patties, such as York Candy eyes, chocolate chips, and icing pens, for decorating Directions: 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter an 8-inch square metal baking pan and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides.
Posted by Basanaki – - Use up leftover chocolate candies and candy bars from the kids” Halloween haul to create these crumbly shortbread bars.Makes 16 bars Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)1 cup semisweet chocolate chips2 cups assorted chocolate candies or roughly chopped candy bars (12 ounces) Directions: 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and salt on medium-high until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. With mixer on low, add flour in three additions and beat until combined (dough will be crumbly).
Posted by Basanaki – - «Fancy taste without all the work. This cake is wonderful for a get together or just a special occasion at home. Using a box cake mix as a base it’s a real time saver!» – bettina Prep 5 mins - Cook 20 mins - Ready in 2 hrs Ingredients CAKE: 1 (18.25 ounce) packagemoist white cake mix 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder 1/4 cup coffee 1 tablespoon coffee flavored liqueur FILLING: 1 (8 ounce) containermascarpone cheese 1/2 cup confectioners” sugar 2 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur FROSTING: 2 cups heavy cream 1/4 cup confectioners” sugar 2 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur GARNISH: 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).