Anyone thinking about a rich-yummy-tidbit-of-chocolate with a cup of coffee? Have I got something to share with you! I have a few recipes, that I recently found, you will love…and that are relatively easy. With the 4th of July coming up you may need a few tasty ideas for those parties and Bar-B-Ques! Here we go…
“Party Time Recipes”
Let’s start with the “Chunky Chocolate Coffee Cups:
(Before going any further…I made a batch without coffee and they were just as tasty!)
Preheat oven to 375F
Coat(spray) 36 mini muffin cups with cooking spray…after placing them in a mini muffin tin…
In a large bowl 1 tsp instant espresso/coffee in 1 Tbs of water. (I used 1Tbs of a shot of espresso)
Add 1 package of Betty Crocker double chocolate chunk cookie mix
3 Tbs of oil
Stir until a soft dough forms
Place 1″ balls into coated mini muffin cups and bake 8-9 minutes or until set.
Make an invention on the top of each and let cool.
Now you can serve these delectable treats as they come out of the oven or continue with the next steps…
Combine 1 can of vanilla frosting
2 Tbs caramel liqueur of cold coffee
Once blended add 1/2 cup of marshmallow creme into the icing mixture.
Spoon frosting onto each little cup of deliciousness and store in the fridge. Before serving drizzle caramel syrup over the cups with a fork. Makes 36 servings
The next one was to die-for! It is great with vegies or crackers!
My Favorite Onion Dip:
This one may sound complicated but it is far from it…just a few steps to follow.
2 Tbs EVOO ( translation..Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
2 cups of chopped green onion
1 medium minced red onion
1 tsp Thyme
1 8 ounce package of cream cheese ( I used a fat-free version)
1 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt ( less is more and I chose a fat-free version)
Heat the EVOO in a skillet and add the green onions and Thyme
Lower heat and stir until the onions begin to brown
Place the green onions and Thyme on a paper towel and dab the excess oil
…you can mince the red onion while cooking the green onion and Thyme…
Meanwhile…combine the creme cheese and yogurt and red onion
Once combined add the cooled green onion and Thyme and stir.
It can be made up to 2 days ahead of time!
Both of these recipes were recently used and
inhaled enjoyed by all. You should really try them…I know I will be preparing these for our celebration coming up!
I hope you enjoy these…
Have a great day!