I usually use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to make something ridiculously decadent and pink. I did really well this year.
Update, 2018: In the years since I made this, it’s become a signature of mine. I love blackberry frosting, and it’s a real crowd-pleaser. It’s delicious with both chocolate cake and white cake.
And Lime Meltaways these are adequately named. They are crumbly and seriously melt in your mouth. I’ve been searching for more savory desserts, and these fit the bill. I ate five of them right away after they cooled (and then had a horrible stomach ache because these have a deceptive amount of butter).
I look forward to Puppy Chow all year round; it really is one of my favorite parts of the holidays!
I remember making this with my parents and/or my brother a lot. It was even packaged in cute little bags and handed out to my elementary school teachers a a few times. It apparently didn’t hold such significance in Joseph’s childhood, as he still seems disgusted every time I call it “Puppy Chow.”
I only had a chance to make these once last fall, and since then couldn’t stop thinking of them. I looked forward to autumn purely for the associates with these cookies. So once I saw canned pumpkin in the grocery store, I knew exactly where it was going.
The other day I had a sort of pie-related meltdown. I really needed for some reason to make a pie but had too many recipes. I was dying to use as many new appliances as much as I could. So that left me with any sort of cream pie (meringue in my new KitchenAid stand mixer!) or a Mocha Silk Pie (that requires 20 minutes of my KitchenAid mixer’s use). There were too many recipes, and I was battling having to buy ingredients since I’ve just moved here and haven’t yet found a grocery store I’m comfortable in.
Ultimately, I had to make this one. The fact that it’s basically melted milk chocolate with heavy cream and marshmallows intrigued me. With whipped cream and chopped-up Heath bars? Sign me up! Plus, I got to use my new blender to chop walnuts and even whipped out my mixer twice!