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Cocoa Pufferdoodles MashUp

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    • Prep 40min
    • Total40min
    • Servings20

    MashUp SmashUp: When Flavors Collide. Another sweet MashUp SmashUp recipe from Taste Seekers.MORE+LESS-

    ByBetty Crocker Tasteseekers

    Updated August 4, 2016

    Make with

    Pillsbury Cookie Dough

    Ingredients

    2

    cups Cocoa Puffs™ Cereal

    1

    roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies

    Steps

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    • 1

      Heat oven to 350°F.

    • 2

      In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Using hands, mix in cereal.

    • 3

      On ungreased cookie sheet drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.

    • 4

      Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

    Nutrition Information

    No nutrition information available for this recipe

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    Brownie Recipes That Chocolate Lovers Will Be Swooning Over

    For chocolate fans, one thing's for sure: there's nothing better than a brownie. Rich and fudgy with a meltingly rich interior and a crispy crust, a brownie can be at once a homey, nostalgic experience and an elevated, gourmet experience perfect for a special occasion date night or soirée.

    For a dessert so many love, there are divisive debates surrounding the world of brownies. One prominent one is whether to use cocoa or chocolate as the base. According to The Kitchn, the former tends to be softer and more chocolatey, while the latter boasts a chewier texture. Other disagreements exist as well: Do you add flavorings and mix-ins like mint, orange, nuts, or spices, or do you leave well enough alone? And perhaps the most divisive: are you a center brownie or corner piece lover?

    Luckily, when you're making brownies at home, you don't have to choose: We've got a brownie recipe for every taste, and you can sample a middle and a corner square from each and every one, until your brownie allegiances are perfectly clear. (For science!)


    A dessert smoothie is a healthy way to get your dessert fix. The cocoa powder adds a rich chocolate flavor, and a little can truly go a long way. If you have a full jar, you can make smoothies for weeks.

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    These truffles are super easy and healthy, too. They are dusted with cocoa powder for you to experience a fitting, slight bitterness before tasting the sweet chocolate.


    Photo by Delaney Strunk

    Step 1

    Whisk together whole milk, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and espresso powder in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Heat until small bubbles appear around edges but do not allow mixture to boil.

    Step 2

    Remove saucepan from heat and add chopped chocolate. Stir until melted returning to low heat if needed.

    Step 3

    Pour into cup and top with as much whipped cream as you like. I’m not trying to tell you how to live your life.


    How To Make Real Homemade Hot Cocoa in 4 Easy Steps

    As the weather gets colder and the snow starts falling (well, theoretically), a steaming mug of hot chocolate becomes my go-to. My uncle always whips this treat up for me and it’s the real deal – rich and creamy with no powdery mix in sight.

    If you’ve been looking to try out that kitchen in your dorm but don’t know how to go about it, this is the place to start. Here is a simple recipe that’s perfect for the holiday season and it’s super easy to double or even triple once your hall mates get a taste!

    Prep Time: 1 minute
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: About 6 minutes

    Servings: 1

    Ingredients:
    2 heaping teaspoons of sugar
    2 heaping teaspoons of cocoa powder
    1-2 tablespoons of boiling water
    3/4 cup of warm evaporated milk (or enough to fill your mug)
    Whipped cream, candy canes, chocolate shavings, marshmallows or any other toppings of your choosing


    Quickest and Easiest Homemade Brownie Recipe

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    There’s nothing I love more than a pan of brownies in my oven at all times. Brownies are the perfect comfort food and dessert. Today, I will present to you the quickest and easiest homemade brownie recipe. This recipe requires the most basic of baking ingredients and the smallest of prep time. They're healthy, but they still have the same decadent sweetness that we all know and love them for, just with less of the guilt.

    Bakers have long debated the use of butter vs. oil in desserts. Although both work for this recipe, I personally prefer using canola oil, and here’s why:

    Butter helps provide an airy brownie batter, but this recipe is, first and foremost, designed for moist and fudge brownies–my favorite and the most comforting. In this case, oil acts as an emulsifying agent that will help us reach this goal. Additionally, using oil makes this recipe slightly healthier, which will help you justify eating that extra serving.

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    It's very important to aerate the brownie batter. If you chose oil over butter, you've already sacrificed a little bit of aeration for the sake of taste and health. However, this is a situation that can easily be mended–you don't want a wet brownie! First, you need to take the mixture of the wet ingredients very seriously. Brownie batter isn't something you want to mess around with, of course. The color of the mixture needs to turn light (almost like pancake mix) before adding the dry ingredients. This is an indication that you've created loads of aeration in the mix, which sets a wonderful foundation for the rest of the process. Second, when mixing in the dry ingredients, I recommend you use a silicone spatula to fold in the ingredients rather than an electric mixer. This ensures that you don't flatten the airy mixture that you've created, preparing you for the most fudgy but still light brownies.

    In this recipe, I used Hershey's Cocoa Powder, Natural Unsweetened. I've also tried this recipe with Ghirardelli's 100% Cocoa Powder and Navitas Organics Cacao Powder, but I found that Hershey's works best.

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    Which Flourless Brownie Is The Best?

    Sweet Potato Flourless Brownie

    I tried the sweet potato brownie first. It was truly delicious. There was a strong dark chocolate flavor with sweet undertones. But, even though there were still a few noticeable bits of sweet potato still in the finished brownie, it didn't taste at all like sweet potato.

    Avocado Flourless Brownie

    The next one I tasted was the avocado brownie. It was much more moist than the sweet potato brownie, but not nearly as sweet. In fact, although the texture was better, it tasted quite a bit like avocado. Which, is great. if you love avocados. But, not exactly what you expect when biting into a brownie.

    Black Bean Flourless Brownie

    Finally, I took a bite out of the black bean brownie. This one made the decision a bit more difficult. It was chocolatey. It was also delicious. And it did not taste at all like beans, which is excellent because I was really terrified to find out what it's like to eat actual "chocolate beans." But, it wasn't very sweet.


    Cocoa Puffs Cereal Milk Milkshake

    Published: Jan 2, 2016 · Modified: Aug 11, 2018 by Wajeeha Nadeem · This post may contain affiliate links.

    Okay, so this Cocoa Puffs Cereal Milk Milkshake is a mouthful to say. And it's also a child's dream come true. Or anyone who loves the flavour of those last few spoonfuls of cereal flavoured milk in the bowl on early mornings. Because let's face it, that's the best part right? Not the crunch, not the sweetness, but the actual flavour of that milk is the very best part.

    And now I've brought you a recipe to make a milkshake out of it. Plus there's Baskin Robin's Belgian Chocolate ice cream involved too. It's so simple too. I sound like a parrot right? I keep repeating that for every recipe I post. But seriously I only like easy recipes. It's very rare that I make a recipe that requires effort, and the recipe has to be worth it if I'm going to put effort into it.

    There are just a couple of steps, and a mere 5 minutes between you and this dreamy milkshake. Try it, it's insanely good.

    It's almost like just making a bowl of cereal in the morning. Except there's ice cream involved which is even better! You pour the cereal into a bowl, add milk and then let it infuse for 30 minutes. The contents of the bowl go into a blender, are topped with ice cream and blended into this blissful drink. That's all. And we all live happily ever after. The End.


    Chocolate Martini

    The next most popular creme de cacao drink: the Chocolate Martini! This drink is rich and creamy, basically a dessert in a glass. It’s got Irish cream and creme de cacao for maximum flavor, like the liquid version of your favorite chocolate bar. Mix this up for special occasions like Valentine’s Day or a romantic dinner…or just anytime you need a sweet treat in cocktail form.

    Ingredients: Vodka, white creme de cacao, Irish cream, cream, cocoa powder, simple syrup


    20 Homemade Pizza Recipes Your Entire Family Will Love

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    You aren't limited to cheese and pepperoni, so get creative! These fun recipes will show you new techniques and deliver flavor combos to please every palate.


    21 Protein Powder Recipes for Chocolate Lovers

    No offense to vanilla, but chocolate has always held a special place in our hearts. Unfortunately, too much of the sweet stuff can lead to a higher risk for problems such as obesity or diabetes — but we’ve got good news. You can make some of your favorite chocolate foods healthier by using chocolate protein powder in place of flour and added sugar you’ll find in most recipes.

    The additional protein will keep you satiated so you can treat yo’ self without overindulging. Plus, the friendlier portion sizes will help you avoid those inevitable sugar crashes and stomachaches. From breakfast cereals and pancakes to shakes, cookies and fudge, we’ve rounded up 21 decadent recipes that will make any chocoholic rejoice.

    21 Delicious Recipes with Chocolate Protein Powder

    High-Protein Breakfasts

    1. Healthy Cocoa Puffs (17.2 g protein)
    Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs? This homemade version puts a healthier spin on the childhood cereal your mom and dad probably never let you buy. Between preparing, chilling and baking the dough, these chocolate morsels will take some time, but they’re worth the effort. Photo and recipe: Ali / Veggies by Candlelight

    2. Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes (22 g of protein)
    You’ll definitely flip for these healthy hotcakes! Flax seeds, eggs and chocolate protein powder up the protein content in these flapjacks, making them the perfect post-workout power meal. Drizzle your stack with honey or maple syrup for a sweet finishing touch. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

    3. Brownie Batter Protein Overnight Oatmeal (20 g protein)
    These overnight oats pack a one-two punch, thanks to a combination of chocolate protein powder and Greek yogurt. Prepare it the night before so the oats have enough time to soften and absorb the liquid. Photo and recipe: Katie / Dashing Dish

    4. Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Waffles (16 g protein)
    Craving Nutella? Try these gluten-free hazelnut waffles instead. Made from hazelnut meal instead of flour, they’ll have much less sugar than the chocolaty spread. If you’re keeping an eye on how much fat you’re consuming, use low-fat Greek yogurt instead of regular. Photo and recipe: Carolyn / All Day I Dream About Food

    Protein Smoothies

    5. Black Forest Protein Shake (23.2 g protein)
    Have your chocolate cake and drink it, too. This decadent shake has the same flavor as the luscious dessert. Antioxidant-rich cherries will soothe post-workout soreness, so don’t skimp on the red fruit. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

    6. Raspberry Chia Protein Shake (33 g protein)
    Most smoothies get their thickness from bananas, but this one has the same texture thanks to a combination of antioxidant-rich raspberries and chia seeds. The fiber and protein will keep you energized all day long. Toss some cacao nibs and hemp seeds on top for extra flair. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

    7. Mocha Protein Shake (28 g protein)
    Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Reach for this caffeinated sip instead of your usual sugar-laden Frappuccino. Thanks to some cold brew and instant coffee powder, this blended creation has plenty of caffeine to keep you going. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

    8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake (32 g protein)
    Sweet (peanut butter) dreams are made of these. Who are we to disagree? Cheat on your Reese’s addiction with this nutty knockout. With seven grams of fiber and over 30 grams of protein, drink it as a meal replacement or for a refreshing snack after a sweat session. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

    9. Protein Frosty Shake (26 g protein)
    Thick, creamy and oh-so frothy, this slimmed down childhood classic tastes just like the original. Be sure to have xatham gum on hand, because that’s what gives this sip its unmistakable “Frosty” texture. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

    10. Chocolate Brownie Batter Protein Shake (16 g protein)
    This vegan protein shake is the next-best thing to licking batter straight from the bowl. Pouring brewed coffee into your blender adds a kick of caffeine to energize your morning or afternoon. Plus, the java complements (and intensifies!) the chocolate taste. Photo and recipe: Lee Hersh / Life by Daily Burn

    High-Protein Snacks

    11. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars (6 g protein)
    Store-bought protein bars sure aren’t cheap, so why not make your own? Chow down on this version after a tough workout — the carbs and protein will help your muscles recover faster. Photo and recipe: Emily Miller / Life by Daily Burn

    12. Protein Puppy Chow Mix (10 g protein)
    Puppy chow is a snack time calorie bomb that’s usually packed with sugar and butter, in addition to chocolate and peanut butter. This lighter, gluten-free take has half the calories and fat of the regular version, so you can munch happy without indulging too much. Photo and recipe: Jessica / Desserts with Benefits

    13. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls (10 g protein for two balls)
    Roll these delicious bites up in a jiffy, since they’re no-bake and only require five ingredients! Pack these in a purse or gym bag and fuel on-the-go. If you’re allergic to peanuts, simply substitute almond butter into the recipe. Photo and recipe: Lee Hersh / Life by Daily Burn

    14. Chocolate Maca Protein Truffles (12 g protein for two truffles)
    Thanks to dates and coconut oil, this recipe needs no sugar or artificial sweeteners. You’ll have to refrigerate the dough for an hour before rolling it into balls, so make a big batch you can enjoy all week long. Photo and recipe: Sarah McMinn / My Daring Vegan

    Protein-Packed Desserts

    15. Molten Lava Chocolate Cake (11 g protein)
    Craving dessert but want to avoid a sugar coma? Mix up this foolproof, five-minute recipe for molten lava cake. No need to turn on an oven, because you can cook it right up in your microwave. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

    16. Red Velvet Fudge Bites (17 g protein)
    These red noshes get their rosy hue from roasted beet puree, not food coloring. Need just a nibble of dessert? Cut the bars into smaller squares for portion control. Photo and recipe: Jessica / Desserts with Benefits

    17. Almond Joy “Cheesecake” (29 g protein)
    Five minutes and five ingredients are all you need for this candy bar inspired mousse. Eat it immediately after combining the ingredients — or for more of a cheesecake texture, let it firm up in the freezer for 30 minutes. Photo and recipe: Taylor / Food Faith Fitness

    18. Chocolate Banana Pops (5 g protein)
    A great source of potassium, bananas are a healthy choice for a little after-dinner indulgence. The protein powder and coconut oil shell couldn’t be easier to whip up, either. Drizzle some melted almond butter on top if you’re feeling fancy. Photo and recipe: Margaret / The Plant Strong Vegan

    19. Protein “Brookies” Cookies (7 g protein)
    If you can’t choose between cookies and brownies, get the best of both worlds with this inventive dessert mash-up. Remember to use a brand of almond butter (or DIY if you can!) that’s on the softer side so your dough has the desired consistency. Photo and recipe: Lee Hersh / Life by Daily Burn

    20. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (9 g protein)
    You’d never guess these chewy cookies are gluten-free. A pinch of salt will complement the peanut buttery taste, so don’t forget to shake a little on top before forming dough balls and popping them in the oven. Photo and recipe: Lee Hersh / Life by Daily Burn

    21. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (2 g protein)
    At only 85 calories a pop, you don’t have to feel guilty about having one (or two!) of these bite-sized cups. Blend up the ingredients in a food processor, freeze the fudge for an hour and voila! Dessert is served. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn