Tag: chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake

Made this for a friend’s birthday party recently that was a Cinco De Mayo theme so this seemed only fitting.  It came out great! I was inspired by Mexican hot chocolate which is traditionally made with chilis and cinnamon. Cake: 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips […]

Beth's Birthday Cupcakes

A coworker rung in another birth year recently and I made these to celebrate! 1 stick butter, softened 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 large eggs at room temperature 2 tsp almond extract 3 cups cake flour (I use Softasilk brand) 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt […]

Guilt Free Coffee Cooler


This drink is virtually guilt free because it’s really low in calories and fat, and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than what your neighborhood Starbucks is shelling out for around $5 a pop!  (Sorry Dad)

Now, I’m no coffee connoisseur.  I prefer my Folgers crystals over that bitter tasting stuff any day.  (Again, sorry Dad)  However, this drink has quickly become one of my favorite go-to pick me ups!

The coffee in this gives you the extra jolt of energy while the addition of malt powder and crushed ice feel like you’re being really bad when in fact, you’re not.

  • 1 tbs instant coffee
  • 1 tbs chocolate syrup
  • 3/4 – 1 cup hot water depending on size of glass
  • 1 tbs fat free half and half
  • 1 tbs malted milk powder (I used Nestle Carnation brand)
  • crushed ice
  • Fat free Reddi Wip topping

Start by putting a pot of water on to boil.

Place instant coffee in a large glass and add your hot water.   Add in chocolate syrup, malt powder and half and half and stir to combine.  Fill with crushed ice, top off with Reddi Wip and extra chocolate syrup, grab a straw and enjoy!

Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes

If this combination sounds strange to you, think for a minute if you will about familiar favorites such as chocolate covered pretzels or peanut brittle.  What do these desserts have in common?  The amazing pairing of salty and sweet.  Well, chocolate bacon cupcakes are combining the same two familiar flavor […]