13 Chocolate Recipes Gone Bananas!

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Chocolate has many friends. But, one of my favorites…the mighty Banana.

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13 Chocolate and Banana Mash-ups

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Chocolate Banoffee Pudding 

Recipe here by Good to Know

 

Chocolate Banana Cream Trifle

Recipe here by Pampered Chef

 

 

Reese’s Explosion Banana Bread

Recipe here by Mom on Timeout

 

Banana Bread Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

Recipe here by Carl’s Bad Cravings

 

 

Banana Chip Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

Recipe here by Taste and Tell Blog

 


Peanut Butter Banana Cups

Recipe here by Honestly Yum

 


Bourbon Caramel Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Recipe here by Use Real Butter


Brown Butter Fried Nutella Banana Croissant Sandwiches 

Recipe here by Heather Christo

 

Chocolate Banana Custard Eclair (gluten free)

Recipe here by Gluten Free Canteen


Gourmet Banana Chocolate Tart

Recipe here by Not Your Mother’s Cookbook 


Banana Foster’s Fudge Cake

Recipe here by Very Best Baking


Toffee Banana White Chocolate Rice Pudding with Candied Almonds

Recipe here by Mccabe Kitchen 


Chocolate Banana Pancake Breakfast Casserole 

Recipe here by Food Network 

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Bonjour! It’s Eclair Day

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If you’ve stopped by this blog before, you already know, I’m a gal who loves her chocolate. And, I rarely miss a chocolate holiday. Mainly, because it’s an excuse to indulge, but also because I want to be a responsible chocoholic.

 

So then, onto the celebration.  

It’s National Eclair Day.

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Eclairs are delicious

Eclairs are divine.  

There’s just something heavenly about rich thick fudge, embracing cool fluffy cream– all in the same bite. Two opposites, melting perfect harmony in your mouth. gulp


People have been known to do some crazy things at the tempt of the luring eclair.

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But today is a holiday…so enjoy!


 

Ridiculously Easy-Peasy “Eclair Cake”

Recipe by Food Please

This is a go to recipe for when you have that Eclair-kind-of-craving, and little time to spare.


Wanna keep things old school?


Triple Chocolate Eclairs

Recipe by Country Cleaver

This recipe is well worth the effort- and the triple amount of chocolate. I like to fill mine “sandwich” style for maximum cream capacity. Yum!


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13 Chocolate Recipes for Mother’s Day Brunch

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A mother is a parent, a teacher, a cook, a nurse, a referee, a counselor, a friend,…and so much more. But, above all she has been your guardian angel— from the moment she met you.

Photo courtesy of Huffington Post Canada

Mother’s Day is a time to say thank you.(Although, we need not discount the other 364 opportunities.)

In my family, celebration goes hand in hand with food. And if we’re honoring Mom, a little chocolate can go a long way.

 

Here are some elegant recipes for a perfect Mother’s Day Brunch. Pancakes, Pastries, Bread Pudding, Tarts, Rolls, Fruit— all with Mom’s favorite indulgence. Chocolate.

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And for all those self-less acts Mom gave throughout your life…be sure to save her the last piece of pie.

 

 

13 Stunning Easter Desserts

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A few days before Easter, I’m contemplating the construction of the dessert table.  Of course,  we’ll require an ample  selection of Nostalgic Easter confections.  Bowls of chocolates wrapped in pastel foil, malted Robin eggs, marshmallow chicks, and chocolate Easter bunnies galore.  

Then, we will need a couple hand held treats.  Pastel Cookies and Coconut Nests to eat in between egg hunts and outside games. 

But, the treat that needs most attention, takes center stage on the dessert table.  It’s the Easter show stopper.  Whether cute, or beautiful, it should warrant oohs and awes. And it better taste good, too.  Nothing worse than biting into a gorgeous chocolate egg and finding it hollow.

Here are the finalists inspiring my Easter show piece.  What will you be serving?

13 Stunning Easter Desserts