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Chocolate Fig Thumbprints with Balsamic White Chocolate Drizzle

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I hope you are enjoying #Choctoberfest so far, I know I am! Forte Chocolates sent me a selection of bars to use in creating my recipes for this event, and one of the varieties included was Balsamic Vinegar in White Chocolate.
I started thinking about all the things that I would pair with balsamic, and figs seemed like the perfect way to go. Unfortunately, I couldn't find fresh figs, but I did find some beautiful fig jam at the farmer's market.
I went with a chocolate base for the cookie, but you could also use a classic thumbprint dough.I simply substituted 1/4c cocoa powder for the flour in my family favorite recipe.If you don't care for fig, these would be amazing with strawberry preserves too.

I melted the white chocolate with a little bit of vegetable oil in a glass bowl in the microwave.  Make sure to do it in short increments, and stir.  I may have gone a little overboard with my drizzling, but it's so good! 
Thank you so much to Forte Chocolates for sponsoring …

Welcome to Choctoberfest 2018!!

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Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2018 with Imperial Sugar!  I am joining forces with over 100 other bloggers from around the world to post delicious chocolate recipes celebrating all things chocolate - milk, dark, white, bittersweet, semi-sweet, and cocoa! I received product from our sponsors to help in creation of my #Choctoberfest recipes, but all opinions are my own.




We are starting with a #Choctoberfest prize pack from our generous sponsors. Scroll down to learn how you can enter to win. One lucky winner will receive the following:
A 100-Piece Cake Decorating Kit from our blog sponsors The PinterTest Kitchen. This set includes a cake turntable, piping bags, piping tips, flower nozzles, scapers, and more.A-+ 3n Instant Pot and a 40-Pound Case of Granulated Sugar from our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar. Imperial Sugar provides high-quality sugar and sweetener products and over 100 years of time-tested recipes. Sweet things happen when people come together in the kitchen, and that’s w…

Mummy Brownies

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My guys are pretty die-hard boxed brownie mix fans, but every once in a while, I see a recipe that I know they will love.  I found these fun Mummy Brownies in a Taste of Home Halloween round up, and I knew they'd be a big hit here.

They're both allergic to tree nuts, so I left those out.  I used a 13x9 pan and they baked in just over 35 minutes.  I don't have a particular knack for piping, but that's the great thing about mummies, they're not meant to be neat and tidy. I used some great candy eyeballs I found in the cake decorating section, but you can use mini M&Ms too.

The trick was almost on me, these treats were disappearing so fast I had to hide them so I could get a few pictures!  Be sure to go and check out what Halloween ideas the other #FestiveFoodies are sharing today using the links down below.  Thank you so much to Ellen from Family Around the Table for hosting!



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Mummy Brownies reviewed by Jolene's Recipe Journal October 11, 2018 1/2 …

Creamy Caramels

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My husband has been asking me to make caramels for quite a long time.  I'll admit, I was intimidated by the candy-making process, and kept putting them off. I looked at recipe after recipe,  finally settling on these Creamy Caramels from Taste of Home.

I made a mistake right off the top, which was to buy light corn syrup instead of dark.  I was assured that the color may be off, but they'll still be delicious.  I used a brand new candy thermometer, but since it was my first try, I also used the water test.

The guys taste-tested while I started wrapping.  They told me to not waste my time wrapping, they were going to eat them right out of the pan.  After the intial frenzy, I took some of the caramel and spread it on shortbread cookies, sandwiched it between pretzels, and then coated them with melted chocolate.  Both were big hits.

Thank you so much to Marcie W. for sharing her recipe!  For even more awesome #Halloween recipes, check out what the rest of the #FestiveFoodies are …