Candy

Raspberry-Almond Salted Chocolate Bark

April 18, 2015
Raspberry-Almond Salted Chocolate Bark - extra-dark chocolate sprinkled generously with freeze-dried raspberries, honey-roasted almonds, sea salt, and Demerara sugar. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Chocolate bark is officially my life-saver dessert. It’s that one thing you can reach for when plain ol’ chocolate just isn’t gonna cut it but anything else would be too indulgent (← my current situation — because it’s when I decide to eat healthy that I crave everything unhealthy more than ever). And even though I’m […]

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Boozy Chocolate Caramel Cups {GF}

November 6, 2014
Boozy Chocolate Caramel Cups - dark chocolate cups filled with a rich rum caramel and topped with a sprinkle of sea salt.

Dark chocolate + boozy spiced rum caramel + a sprinkle of sea salt and sparkling sugar. This basically must be what heaven looks like, right? These actually started out as heart-shaped chocolates for Valentine’s Day (wayyy back in February, that is), but then I realized that my genius plan to use an Ikea ice cube tray […]

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Easy Fall Chocolate Bark with NatureBox {Dairy-Free}

October 23, 2014
Easy Fall Chocolate Bark - a healthy, simple dessert for chocolate-lovers, loaded with classic fall flavors in every crunchy bite.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Truth: When I was putting this post together, I had a serious debate going on in my mind over whether chocolate bark should be categorized as a snack or not. I was *this* close to putting the recipe in the snack category, but then I decided that maybe some people don’t understand the concept of snacking chocolate like […]

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Buttery Cinnamon Caramel Sauce + LorAnn Oils Giveaway!

November 2, 2013
Easy Buttery Cinnamon Caramel Sauce - made without cream! From Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker

Have I told you yet how much I love caramel? I’m mildly obsessed. I can’t get enough of caramel lattes, anything with salted caramel, and classic homemade caramel sauce *swoon*. Even though I’m one of those people who rarely makes the same thing twice, caramel sauce is basically a staple in my kitchen. I make it […]

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Confession #96: This is how my mind works… Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Marshmallows

December 2, 2012
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I can’t make things fast. I try, but I just can’t. And one reason why is because my mind always tries to weigh the possibilities, pros, and cons of everything. Case in point: The other day, I needed to stop by the store on my way home to buy peppermint candy for these marshmallows. It […]

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Confession #74: I’ve “Toasted” Marshmallows in All the Wrong Ways… Marshmallows!

July 11, 2012
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While I am completely aware that marshmallows are traditionally toasted over a fire, I think I’ve actually done it this way about once in my life. That’s sort of pathetic saying it out loud – or writing it out loud, I guess – but I only remember doing it once. On the other hand, I […]

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Confession #51: I have my own dark chocolate philosophy… Pistachio and Cranberry Dark Chocolate Bark {GF, Vegan}

February 17, 2012
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You know that saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, for me it’s more like, “Dark chocolate each day… is absolutely essential.” I know it doesn’t rhyme, but it still sounds better, doesn’t it? It makes sense too! We all know there’s tons of research out there to show that dark chocolate […]

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