This dark chocolate salted caramel tart screams Happy Valentine’s Day, at least for me. While my husband doesn’t eat chocolate, I haven’t had trouble sharing this tasty treat with the other Valentines in my life.
Seriously… this is a crunchy chocolate crust, filled with an ooey gooey sweet caramel, topped with a slightly bitter chocolate ganache and dusted with salt. Amazing. There are several steps to this recipe, which each require cool time, but it is definitely worth the effort! Read through the entire recipe to make certain you have plenty of time prior to serving. While the cool times may be several hours, each step only takes a few minutes to complete.
Try this… your loved ones will thank you!
Confession of a *wannabe* foodie… I had every intention of making a special treat for my lovely non-chocolate eating, Allen. Unfortunately, I couldn’t seem to make it happen this week, so not only am I a *wannabe* foodie tonight, I am also a *wannabe* sweet wife. There is always next year, right? (shame)
We are in full-on mermaid mode in our house. I am not sure if our two-year-old is subconsciously dreaming of warmer days to cope with all this snow and cold, but there is not much we can play, read, listen, watch, or color if it is not somehow associated with a mermaid! While I love The Little Mermaid, I was pretty excited that my niece requested a “Frozen” cake for her 5th birthday. I haven’t actually seen Frozen yet (apparently there are no mermaids in Frozen), so I hit Pinterest for some inspiration. How amazing is this Frozen cake from Bubbly Nature Creations!
I had to try those blue ice shards! Seriously.
Turns out simple sugar candy is surprisingly easy and the shards turned out great! We also created a simple vinyl stencil to put over one of the shards, and then scratched the surface with sandpaper to create the etched 5. I say “we,” because that was actually both Allen’s idea and execution.
I made a simple ice cream cake, frosted with Cool Whip, and then kept the decorations simple to show off the shards.
Fairly simple and definitely fantastic!
You can alter the amount of ingredients in your ice cream cake depending on how many people you need to serve, available space in your freezer, and the size of your bowl. I did have a huge bowl, so I just went to town.
Confession of a *wannabe* cake decorator…. Sometimes while brainstorming, you find an idea that is so fantastic, there aren’t many improvements to make! Thanks Bubbly Nature Creations for such amazing inspiration.
Happy World Nutella day!
It is so cold and snowy in St. Louis these days, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to warm up the oven for these ultimate comfort brownies.
I am always looking for any excuse to bake and celebrate!
These Nutella brownies are a fantastic way to celebrate the merging of two cultures! Combining chewy chocolaty American brownies, with creamy delicious hazelnut Italian Nutella, is a fantastic tribute to our culinary and cultural histories. The Nutella flavor is somewhat subtle in these brownies, so don’t forget the chopped hazelnuts to really amplify the chocolate hazelnut goodness!
Bake, eat, share, love!