Double Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

Double Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes at the dessert chronicles

Chocolate and Peanut Butter. Need I say more? I’m starting to think I need to add a chocolate and peanut butter recipe category on this blog. It’s getting a little out of hand, but I just can’t stop with such an epic combination. And besides, the fact that it is still very much winter outside, entitles us to alllll the chocolate and peanut butter around. These brownie cupcakes may be the best idea I’ve had in awhile and I seriously hope they end up on your weekend to do list.

Double Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes at the dessert chronicles

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Jacques Torres’ Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jacques Torres' famous chocolate chip cookies at the dessert chronicles

Are you searching for the perfect Valentine’s treat for the chocolate lover in your life? These may not be pink and red and covered in hearts, but they are definitely crave-worthy. I am all about classic Toll House chocolate chip cookies, but I figured it was about time I gave the infamous Jacques Torres chocolate chip cookie recipe a try. The New York times did some pretty lengthy research on what exactly creates a perfect chocolate chip cookie and they ultimately decided that Torres’ recipe is among the best around. After completing my latest dental school exam last week, baking outrageous chocolate chip cookies was definitely the best way to celebrate. [Read more…]

Chocolate Cinnamon Babkallah

Chocolate Cinnamon Babkallah at the dessert chronicles

All of this snow finally gave me the chance to share a new recipe. I have so many great things saved up on my computer, but just haven’t gotten around to posting them. I made this babkallah a couple of months ago and writing this post has me wanting to make it again. The minute I saw this recipe in December’s Bon Appétit, I knew I had to try it. It was 10pm and I seriously contemplated making a loaf right then and there. The concept of a chocolate babka and challah hybrid is genius and the result was even better than I expected. Imagine soft and eggy challah bread full of rich, chocolatey cinnamon swirls. Absolute heaven! [Read more…]

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix at the dessert chronicles

It’s freezzingggg and grey and no longer December, which means we don’t still have an excuse to eat cookies all the time. Do we really need an excuse? January is typically all about healthy eating and lots of green smoothies, but to be honest, all I really want is hot chocolate. I may also still want to just keep eating cookies, but shh, don’t tell anyone. This hot chocolate mix is perfection, but of course it is, because it comes from Deb of Smitten Kitchen. It comes together in seconds and lasts for months AND it has an entire chocolate bar ground into it!! I’d say that’s a step above a Swiss Miss packet any day. [Read more…]