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Month: August 2010

Gratifying Concoction

Gratifying Concoction

The August 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Elissa of 17 and Baking. For the first time, The Daring Bakers partnered with Sugar High Fridays for a co-event and Elissa was the gracious hostess of both. Using the theme of beurre noisette, or browned […]

Stand By Me

Stand By Me

We have a list two pages long tacked to our fridge; it is our to do list on the house. Two solid pages of indoor and outdoor projects from growing grass and weeding, to replacing the hole in the bathroom floor from when we moved […]

Candy Bar Cupcakes

Candy Bar Cupcakes

At the beginning of the year I shared with you all a special indulgence: Candy Bar Pizza. I told you that this is the dessert I turn to for comfort, but what I left out, this is really the dessert I turn to for a lot of reasons, some reasons that don’t even exist.

It’s been nagging at me for a while to transform these bar cookies into a cupcake, and they turned out just as tasty as the cookies with the added indulgence of being soft and fluffy.

Candy Bar Cupcakes

Topping
4-8 of your favorite candy bars, plus 1 bag of favorite M&M’s
(Twix, Payday, Reeses, Snickers, Rolo’s, Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Kit Kat, Nestle Crunch)
Crush, cut and mash into tiny pieces
Mix together in a bowl, set aside

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Frosting
½ cup peanut butter
1 cup chopped chocolate
½ cup cream
Melt together over low heat, stiring constantly, until incorporated
Remove from heat and let cool
When completely cooled whip with beaters until fluffy

Cupcakes
1 ½ sticks softened butter
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
Cream together until fluffy

Add
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs
Mix together until color lightens

Add
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups flour
1 ½ cups buttermilk
½ cup mini chocolate chips
Stir until flour is incorporated

Pour evenly into cupcake liners, ¾ full
Bake at F350°, 10-12 minutes until edges just begin to brown
Remove from oven, let cool

Frost with peanut butter chocolate ganache and top with candy bars

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

‘Tis the season for citrus; it is refreshing, cool and tickles your bones as it rushes through your body – why wouldn’t you love it? Plus, you can eat it outdoors on a hot day without adding to the penetrating, suffocating heat you must already […]