Saturday, May 18, 2013

Almond Joy Dip

If happiness could be wrapped up in a coconut-chocolate-almondy goodness Almond Joy's would be right on target.  The combination of sweet, and salty along with the perfect texture make them one of my favorite candy bars.

So of course, it was only a matter of time before I tried to make my own!

However, I was unsuccessful when it came to the dipping process.  

I didn't want to put all these yummy ingredients down the sink, so I decided to do some experimenting and create an Almond Joy dip!  

Goodness was I successful.  

Almond Joy Dip
Recipe slightly adapted from Vanilla Sugar Blog


14oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
12oz Sweetened Coconut
Pinch of Salt
3/4 C Milk Chocolate Chips
2 C Heavy Whipping Cream

Mix the sweetened condensed milk, coconut and salt together in a bowl.  Make sure you get everything distributed evenly.  You can adjust the amount of coconut if you think it's too creamy. 

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in 30 second intervals in the microwave. Pour the chocolate onto the coconut mixture and combine thoroughly. Again, you can add more chocolate in if you want it to be more chocolaty.

Pour the heavy whipping cream into a large bowl and use the whisk attachment on your electric mixer until it is the consistency of whipped cream.

Mix the cream with the coconut mixture until thoroughly incorporated.  Serve with gram crackers or fruit!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Kit Kat Bars

This is another recipe I found on Pinterest.  I love Kit Kat bars, so if I could almost make my own how awesome would that be?!

This recipe can also easily be made gluten free!  Just buy gluten free Rice Krispies and make sure your products have no risk of contamination.   You can also substitute peanut butter for the peanut butter chocolate chips.

Kit Kat Bars
Recipe Adapted From Shugary Sweets


3/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
25 regular sized marshmallows
12 oz milk chocolate chips
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
5 cup Rice Krispies cereal
11 oz butterscotch chips
1 cup peanut butter chips


In a large bowl, combine the marshmallows, milk chocolate, and baking chocolate.

In a large pot bring the sugar, cream and butter to a boil over medium-high heat.  Let the mixture boil for 4 minutes while constantly stirring.  After 4 minutes, remove from the stove and pour the hot mixture over the marshmallows and chocolate.  Immediately use an electric mixer to combine the two until everything has melted and it is completely smooth.  After a few minutes the butter will start to separate, just mix some more right before pressing into the pan.

Melt the butterscotch and peanut butter chips either on a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second intervals.

Mix the melted chips and Rice Krispies together in a large bowl along with 1/3 of the chocolate mixture until evenly distributed.  

Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper and press 1/2 of the remaining chocolate mixture onto the bottom.  I found it worked best when I used the back of a large spoon.

Pour the cereal mixture over top and press down firmly so that the top is smooth.  

Press the rest of the chocolate mixture on top of the cereal mixture and allow the bars to set up in the refrigerator for about an hour before cutting.