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5 Chocolate Inspired Desserts

Today I will be sharing 5 chocolate inspired desserts with you all.

Any chocolate lovers out there?

There is nothing like the smell of fresh chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven or anything chocolate for that matter! I love sharing chocolate inspired desserts from some of best baking bloggers around! Think chocolate muffins, chocolate cream puffs, chocolate smores tarts, chocolate smores popcorn, and Snickers stuffed cookies!

Do I have you drooling?? I am definitely running to the pantry to see if I have any candy bars in my secret stash…at this point even a handful of chocolate chips will do!

Chocolate Inspired Desserts
Fall is right around the corner and this is when we can crank up those oven temps. We can let those delicious baking smells spread through our homes. Smells inviting doesn’t it? Well, maybe if I had a scratch and sniff button for you all!

These zucchini banana chocolate chip muffins look delicious and are extremely healthy. I hope my kiddos will eat them. Fresh zucchini from the garden, yum.

zucchini-banana-chocolate-chip-muffinsZucchini Banana Chocolate Muffins | A Life From Scratch

Next up are these double chocolate cream puffs. There is nothing like a fresh cream puff, but these are double chocolate, so imagine my desire to pop a few in my mouth.

Double-Chocolate-Creme-Puffs-4-600x900Double Chocolate Cream Puffs | Sweet and Savory by Shinee

Even if you can create a campfire in your backyard and have smores, this chocolate smores tarts is a sure way to satisfy that craving for chocolate and marshmallows.

easy-snores-chocolate-tartChocolate Smores Tart | Spaceships and Laser Beams

My girls love Nutella. So, any recipe that incorporates this stuff is going into my Pinterest board of recipes. These would be great for an outdoor movie night!

Nutella-Smores-Popcorn-TitledNutella Smores Popcorn | Frugal Foodie Mama

Finally, this last recipe includes one of my favorite candy bars. These Snickers stuffed peanut butter cookies have me drooling. Nothing satisfies like a Snickers.

snickers-stuffed-peanut-butter-cookies-5-682x1024Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies | The Gold Lining Girl

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Source Guide kitchen essentials to create these 5 chocolate inspired desserts:

This recipe might also interest you:

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Enjoy your day,

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5 Frosty Summer Sips

Today I am sharing 5 frosty summer sips with you all. When the temps get really high and I am tired of sitting in the AC and need to be outside, these summer sips definitely make the heat more tolerable.

Think fruity and refreshing. Frosty and indulgent.

Do I have your attention?

Frosty Summer Sips ~ refreshing drink recipes to keep you cool, all summer long! | Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party

One of my favorite summertime beverages is strawberry lemonade. The fresh sliced strawberries and lemons make this the perfect recipe to try. I think we are going to have to schedule a date to pick some fresh strawberries from the patch as well.

Strawberry Lemonade | Simply Suzanne’s at Home
Strawberry Lemonade

When I have a stressful day, I love to pull out this wine slushy recipe. They are so refreshing during the summer time months. Don’t they look amazing?

Wine Slushies | Love Grows Wild
Wine Slushies

Now, I am not a southern gal, but I can appreciate a mason jar of sweet tea! Do you drink out of mason jars? We do, love it. The perfect farmhouse style glass with the perfect southern sweet tea.

Perfect Southern Sweet Tea | This Cookin’ Dad
Perfect Southern Sweet Tea

During the late summer months, my husband usually will go blackberry picking. It is something he has enjoyed since he was young. When we were dating he would love to take me out to the country roads and pick a bucket full for a pie or fresh eating. This wild blackberry crush is a must try for us in our home.

Wild Blackberry Crush | A Worthy Read
Wild Blackberry Crush

This pineapple peach mojito reminds me of the summer vacation I didn’t get to take! There is nothing more refreshing than fresh pineapple and the juiciest ripe peach. The combination is quite delicious.

Pineapple Peach Mojito | Spoonful of Flavor
Pineapple Peach Mojito

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Kitchen source guide for making these 5 frosty summer sips:

Another summer time recipe you might like:

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garden fresh bruschetta with basil and cilantro

Enjoy your day,

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5 fresh and fruity summer time favorite recipes

Hi friends! I am sharing 5 fresh and fruity summer time favorite recipes with all of you.

Nothing makes summer time more memorable than creating good eats with fresh strawberries and fruits.

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Fresh and fruity desserts

As a kid, my mom would make us kids fruit pizzas. These fresh and fruity treats were the perfect way to combine healthy fruit and a sugary snack.

mini fruit pizzas from Sweet and Savory

Mini Fruit Pizzas-Sweet and Savory by Shinee

I have yet to try this strawberry tart, but doesn’t it look just amazing? This delight would be wonderful to bring to a summer family picnic or gathering. This recipe is definitely on my list to make and try.

Strawberry Cardamon Tart

Strawberry Pistachio Cardamom Tart by Spoonful of Flavor

When I saw this crostini recipe, I knew it would satisfy every fresh and fruity craving I had! Oh my goodness, check out all that goodness.

strawberry goat cheese crostini

Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini by Just Us Four Blog

My all time favorite dessert combination for the summer months is strawberry and rhubarb. I absolutely enjoy every last bite of the combo. This strawberry rhubarb apple dessert had me at hello!

strawberry rhubarb apple galette

Strawberry Rhubarb & Apple Galette by A Pretty Life

And, if you are like me, sometimes dessert is good for breakfast too. This strawberry poke cake would be so fresh and fruity with a cup of coffee in the morning.

strawberry poke cake

Strawberry Poke Cake by Lou Lou Girls

I can’t wait to try all these fresh and fruity strawberry recipes. They all look so mouth watering good.

If you are planning on having a family gathering and need some pretty display pieces for these delicious desserts, I have curated a collection of pretty cake pedestals and white dishes for you.

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Curated collection of pretty display pieces for these fresh and fruity desserts:

Another fresh fruit recipe you may enjoy:

peach berry cobbler recipe

Enjoy your day,
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Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party #101

Welcome to week #101 of Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party!

Hey, hey, hey! How are ya? It has been a beautiful week thus far in Wisconsin-sunny and temps in the 60’s! Can’t complain. I have been able to open the windows, clean all the Christmas tree needles off the front porch, and utilize my clothesline again! Those may just be simple things, but believe me…those simple things make all the difference!

Let’s get the party started shall we?

You can party with us every Tuesday night starting at 10:00 pm CST. You can read more about the party rules here. We work hard to bring you a fun link party each week so please follow along so you don’t miss the parties!

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 This week’s five fabulous features…

Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party Features ~ Cocktails & Mocktails

Refreshing sips for spring and summer…

Frozen Banana Daiquiri | Cooking with Curls
Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party Features ~ Cocktails & Mocktails: Frozen Banana Daiquiri

Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail | Kleinworth & Co.
Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party Features ~ Cocktails & Mocktails: Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail

Cucumber Mint Lemonade | Simply Suzanne’s
Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party Features ~ Cocktails & Mocktails: Cucumber Mint Lemonade

Raspberry Limeade Gin Fizz | Frugal Foodie Mama
Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party Features ~ Cocktails & Mocktails: Raspberry Limeade Gin Fizz

Salted Caramel Apple Whiskey Cocktail | Mama Mommy Mom
Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party Features ~ Cocktails & Mocktails: Salted Caramel Apple Whiskey Cocktail

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Link Party Cookie Exchange

Hey friends, are you ready for a link party!

Hope you have been enjoying all the new recipes from the Cookie Exchange earlier this week!

I shared a mouth watering recipe for white velvet cut out cookies.

If you did not get a chance to browse the recipes-

here is a collage of the delicious treats a few of my blogging friends baked up.


Please visit the following blogs to see what they brought to the

2014 Christmas Cookie Exchange


What Meegan Makes Sweet Pea


Prodigal Pieces Simply Fresh Vintage


Lemons and Laughs Shabby Art Boutique


Lilacs and Longhorns Cupcakes and Crinoline


Captivating Corner Postcards From The Ridge


Our Southern Home Dandelion Patina


Great Contradictions Mrs Hines Class

And now it is your turn! Link up your favorite recipes on our cookie exchange link party below.


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