It’s Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? Do you have big plans? Sleep plans? Grill plans? Or maybe just “let’s see what the world throws at me” plans?
Whatever you have planned, I hope you squeeze in a little treat for yourself. I know I’ve been talking about soups and chowders lately, and can you blame me? We’ve been getting frost warnings all week and my tummy is definitely in an autumn chill mode.
But whatever the temperature might be and no matter how much soup I polish off my bowl, there’s always room for chocolate. Gooey, creamy, velvet chocolate. So I thought I’d share two recipes that I’ve been eyeing lately.
First are some decadent-looking Chocolate Marshmallow Squares from TK member Rachael of Movita Beaucoup. Let me tell you, these are no ordinary chocolate marshmallow squares. They’re built on a chewy coconut layer, followed by a chocolate walnut layer. Then you top that with a gooey marshmallow layer and drape everything in a chocolate icing layer. Holy cocoa goodness, Batman.
Have a hankering for some peanut butter with that chocolate? How about this Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake from Fanny of Oh Sweet Day! It has an Oreo cookie crust, a peanut butter cheesecake filling, and a chocolate ganache topping, all garnished with toasted peanuts. If cheesecakes scare you, have no fear! This is so simple to make: no water bath needed. The ganache over it means no one ever know about any cracks in the cheesecake.
Either of these will surely drive away the “I miss summer!” blues. I think it’s one of chocolate’s super powers—along with its power to shrink my jeans with single slice, but we won’t mention that here.
Have a great weekend, everyone, and save some room for chocolate!