dark chocolate

Lightened-Up Orange Chocolate Chunk Cacao Nib Muffins

March 7, 2016
Moist & tender whole wheat muffins with a bright orange flavor, studded with chunks of dark chocolate and crunchy cacao nibs. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Back when I first started this blog, I was still in college, which meant I baked, took pictures, wrote posts, and did everything else outside of the time that I was at school or doing homework. I thought that was hard, but you know what’s harder? Working an 8-5, taking care of housework and all […]

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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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One-Bowl Orange-Butterscotch Chocolate Chunk Blondies

February 27, 2015
One-Bowl Orange-Butterscotch Chocolate Chunk Blondies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

A couple weeks ago I went on this complete orange kick where I was adding orange juice and/or orange zest to evvvvverything (like these scones!). I think that subconsciously I was just feeling sick of winter, sick of the lack of seasonal fruit to work with, and uninspired by the January blahs that inevitably follow all […]

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes

January 29, 2015
Dark Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes - moist chocolate cupcakes frosted with whipped ganache make a rich chocolate treat with a bold coffee kick! Perfect for Valentine's Day| www.brighteyedbaker.com #GhirardelliVday #CG

I hope I never run out of ways to put as much chocolate as possible in a cupcake, because… let’s be real here… chocolate makes everything a million times better. And if you follow me on Instagram or know me at all, you have to know that coffee and chocolate are two things I absolutely […]

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Lightened-Up Double Chocolate Muffins {Dairy-Free}

January 23, 2015
Light and tender double chocolate muffins made healthier with NO white flour, coconut oil, and just enough brown sugar for sweetness  -- a chocolatey treat without the guilt. {Dairy-Free} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

My kitchen has been out of commission for the last few days, which has inevitably led me to rediscover the fact that I’m not at all suited for a desk job. Food blogging basically involves three main things: the actual baking/cooking, the photographing, annnnnd then the computer stuff. It’s that last part that gets me every […]

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No-Bake Chocolate Sesame Seed Bars {Dairy-Free, GF}

January 2, 2015
No-Bake Chocolate Sesame Seed Bars -  sesame-flecked chocolate bars with a honey & tahini twist. {gluten-free}

 And just like that, we’re into 2015. Bang. Acting like the sensible person I pretend to be sometimes, I usually try to make January an “eat healthy” month, post healthy recipes, and in general act like I don’t crave chocolate chip cookies 24/7. Considering I have one – count ’em – ONE recipe ready to post that I’d actually […]

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Chocolate-Dipped Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles

December 18, 2014
Chocolate-Dipped Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles - flavors of sugar and spice make this no-bake dessert a decadent treat! | brighteyedbaker.com

As if it wasn’t bad enough that it’s basically been nonstop dessert central around here lately, I have MORE cookie dough truffles for you. I blame my weakness for sneaking bites of raw dough, which is super easy to do when you spend the day rolling and cutting gingerbread man cookies. Then I figured that a few […]

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Brown Butter White Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Truffles

December 7, 2014
Brown Butter White Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Truffles - aka your legitimate excuse to eat cookie dough for dessert tonight. ;) | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’d just like to put it out there that whoever first came up with the idea of cookie dough truffles is a total GENIUS. Chocolate chip cookies are like the key to my ♡, and as much as I adore them warm from the oven, loaded with pools of ooey-gooey chocolate, the dough is really where it’s […]

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Healthy No-Bake 3-Layer Chocolate Espresso Bars {GF, Vegan}

November 21, 2014
Healthy No-Bake 3-Layer Chocolate Espresso Bars - dessert taste without the guilt!| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I ♡ no-bake recipes. Because really, as much as this blog is all about BAKING, it’s also about making treats that don’t involve baking but taste everrry bit as good – like pumpkin cheesecake shooters and apple cinnamon energy bars. That’s partly because these kinds of recipes are usually less involved (at least the way I tend do them!), partly because they’re […]

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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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