Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

Red Velvet Oatmeal

Monday, June 24th, 2013


I called this oatmeal Red Velvet Oatmeal, but it could also go by Raspberry Chocolate Oatmeal.


The idea came to me while I was stuck in traffic coming home this past Friday afternoon. Red velvet anything is always fun, and I especially enjoy playing around with different oatmeal options.


Red velvet often has loads of red food coloring, but this recipe doesn’t include a bit of it. Raspberries are reduced to a sauce bursting with color and flavor.


I used plain Greek yogurt as topping, which worked well as it perfectly balanced theĀ  strong raspberry flavor.


I just love dark chocolate chips, and couldn’t resist including them. I added a sprinkle of cocoa powder (to stay true to the red velvet concept), but be careful because this can muddy up the red color.

I hope you give this a try! It’s my new favorite oatmeal!

Red Velvet Oatmeal

Makes 1 serving

Plain oatmeal of your choice (quick-cooking, steel-cut, etc)
3/4 cup raspberries
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp water
1/4 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt

Prepare oatmeal according to package directions.

Cook raspberries, sugar and water over medium heat in a small saucepan. Cook and stir occasionally for at least 5 minutes, until the raspberries have broken down and the mixture becomes a thick sauce.

Stir sauce into oatmeal. Stir in cocoa powder, and top with dark chocolate chips and Greek yogurt. Enjoy!

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Gooey Snickers Cookies

Monday, June 17th, 2013


I think 101 Things To Do With a Cake Mix has become one of my new favorite cookbooks. I just love when I look at a recipe and there are less than 5 ingredients!

This particular recipe calls for cake mix, eggs, oil and Snickers. You can actually use either chocolate or yellow cake mix. I went with Moist Supreme Dark Chocolate. It was a good choice (as chocolate always is) but I should mention this particular kind was very sticky to work with.


By the way, you will have plenty of Snickers left over to add to your chocolate stash – just one more reason to make these cookies!


These cookies were delicious – how can you go wrong with gooey cookies with a Snickers surprise inside? I think these would be a lot of fun to make with kids.

I hope you can give them a try! If you experiment with a different cake flavor, let me know what you think!

p.s. I am going to be trying out a new schedule on this blog: Mondays will be new recipes, Wednesdays will be anything blogging/photography/style/makeup etc, and Fridays will be lifestyle posts (High Five for Friday, etc).

I enjoy writing about a range of categories, but would love to hear if there are any you particularly enjoy reading. Thanks so much for reading my blog! Have a great week!


Gooey Snickers Cookies

Slightly adapted from 101 Things to Do With a Cake Mix

Makes about 16-20 cookies

1 box chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 bag Mini Snickers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil in the large bowl of an electric mixer. Beat for about 2 minutes.

Cut Snickers in half and place in the center of a ball of dough. Make sure the candy is covered.

If dough is sticky, use parchment paper on the baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until done.

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