Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

@Home This Weekend: Chocolate Bowls. Mmmm.

This weekend, treat your valentine to scrumptious chocolate bowl, filled with beautiful ripe strawberries or other tasty goodies. Make yourself one (or more!) as well, following these easy directions provided by milkmaid01. Hey, it’s ok to have chocolate at every meal, right? Happy Valentine’s Day!

Handmade Gift Ideas: Holiday Treats! Caramels and “Christmas Crack”.

If you’re like me, today is about the time you just don’t want to go out and deal with the shopping crowds any more! Stay in and make these yummy treats for those remaining people on your list. First up is jennieingram‘s infamous “Christmas Crack”, a scrumptious salty chocolatey toffee concoction that is a favorite [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Vegan Peanut Butter Bars

Dread the idea of going back out into the holiday shopping melee? If you still need a gift, why not bake one! These easy vegan peanut butter bars are sure to please (and if you like, it’s easy to switch to dairy ingredients). You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386614.0 For more great gift [...]

Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: 8 Ways to Spend Less on Groceries, 4 Myths about Chocolate, and More

The Week in DIY: 8 Ways to Spend Less on Groceries, 4 Myths about Chocolate, and More Each week, we highlight some of our favorite projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner DIYer. 8 Ways You’re Spending WAY More Than You Think on Food Trim your grocery bill [...]

Christmas Crack Recipe – Oldies but Goodies

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger MareMare… What do you get from saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar, and chocolate chips? One of the best and easiest (not to mention affordable) desserts for the Holiday Season – Christmas Crack also know as Chocolate Toffee! Friend of Craftster jennieingram posted this wonderful Christmas Crack recipe in 2008, [...]

Foodie Friday: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

This dessert recipe by redflags will create nearly two dozen tasty peanut butter sandwiches to last you through the weekend (or maybe just the evening!). Redflags suggests piping them with Ghirardelli dark chocolate or any semi-sweet chocolate. They would also make a great addition to a bowl of homemade ice cream. Happy eatings! To see [...]

Foodie Friday: Sweetheart Brownie Bites

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, you can always celebrate a delicious (and adorable) chocolate treat! Banga teaches us how to whip up these colorful sweetheart brownie bites in about an hour. Her finished gift box looks just like something from my local bakery, too! To see this project on Craftster click here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=337603.0 [...]

Tute Tuesday: Polymer Clay Cookie Hand Mirror

Do not mistake today for Foodie Friday. This tasty little hand mirror is made from polymer clay and it is definitely one for Tute Tuesday! teapotdnky teaches us a little bit about baking… polymer clay cookies, that is. Check out her photo tutorial with a nifty little tip about texturing clay to resemble cookie dough. [...]

Foodie Friday: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

It was time for Foodie Friday to feature a sweet dessert and jennieingram posted the perfect tutorial — chocolate peanut butter pie. Gather your tasty supplies and a little patience because this treat will take two hours to fully set. My guess is that it will be well worth the wait, though! To see this [...]

Foodie Friday: Homemade Chocolate Swirl Marshmallows

WildeHeart2105 previously shared with us her ever-so-scrumptious homemade vanilla marshmallows. Now she is back and she has kicked them up a notch with chocolate! These chocolate swirl marshmallows look absolutely divine. I imagine them wrapped in clear cello bags, tied with a fabric ribbon and dangled with a handmade gift tag for the holidays. To [...]

Repurpose Your Wii Packaging

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… With the holidays quickly approaching, a Wii might cross your path at some point in the near future. Don’t toss that packaging to the curbside, though! Reuse it as chocolate or soap molds. This picture on Flickr says it all. These would make awesome party favors for video game [...]

Foodie Friday: Chocolate Cheesecake, Brownies and More!

Just when I thought someone couldn’t possibly love sweets as much as I do, I ran across Banga’s chocoholic thread. Her post includes recipes for Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Fudge Bars, Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprints, and Oreo Crunch Fudge Bars with White Chocolate and Buttercream Frosting. I could be mistaken, but I think I [...]

Foodie Friday: Chocolate Bananas

For those of us experiencing a heat wave right now (Portland, Oregon, from what I hear!), here’s a quick, chilled and tasty treat brought to us by olive_juice. Coat with pecans, crushed peanuts, mini M&Ms, sprinkles, or just eat them plain. And they have to be healthy, right? They’re fruit.