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Snickers Cupcakes

Easily one of the best cupcake recipes I've come across, these chocolate cupcakes have middles that are filled with bits of snickers covered in homemade caramel sauce. What, did your teeth just tell you to stay away from these? You may want to make a dentist appointment after eating them, but they're amazing and will charm the pants off of your everyone at your party when you bring them out!

Chocolate Dump Cake

It may not have the prettiest title, but this chocolate cake is so easy that you'll actually volunteer to bring it to family functions. No kidding! With a shockingly low amount of ingredients, this chocolate cake spans seasons. Need a quick dessert for dinner? Dump cake. Need to bring a cake into work when you don't care enough to bake something for people you don't even like? Dump cake.

Red Velvet Cupcakes + Cream Cheese Icing

You only turn 26 once, and when you do you should celebrate with Red Velvet! These cupcakes come with a long line of recommendations and will not disappoint. Scouts honor.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chocolate Filo Parcels

Our friend Ben threw his very first 'official' house party this past weekend. Ahh, it's so hard to see your kids grow up right in front of your eyes... Anyway, to commemorate the occasion I made these new fangled desserts called Chocolate Filo Parcels. I had never heard of them before, and I'm almost positive I've never seen them either. I found the recipe on the 'Photo Cookbook - Baking' App on the iPad, but here it is too:

One edit of mine: I would suggest not using the mint and using a little more chocolate.

Chocolate Filo Parcels  (kind of sounds like a weird soccer team)
Serves: 18
-4-6 tbsps of melted butter  (i was good with 4)
-1 cup of ground hazelnuts
-1 tbsp of finely chopped fresh mint
-1/2 cup of sour cream
-2 apples, peeled and finely chopped
-2 oz. of semisweet dark chocolate, melted
-9 sheets of filo pastry, about 6 inches/15 cm square   **i did a little research and found that won ton wrappers were pretty similar, and they already come in squares! i picked them up in the vegetable section at a super walmart.
-Powdered sugar for dusting

1 > Preheat the oven to 375. Grease a baking sheet. Mix the nuts, mint, and sour cream in a bowl. Add the apples, and stir in the chocolate and mix well.  (forgot to take a picture of that part, whoops).

This is what the won ton wrappers look like, and the size that you need. You need to brush each square with butter, and then place a second square on top, and brush that one with butter too.

2 > Then place a spoonful of the chocolate mixture into the center of the square. 

3 > Bring up all of the corners of the wrapper around the middle and twist them together. Then start doing it with all of them.

They won't get bigger in the oven so you can put a lot on one sheet.

Fancy right? I tried using only one won ton wrapper for each one, and that worked too but I liked the double wrapped ones better. If there are two wrappers it doesn't seem like the middle chocolate part is too overbearing.

Almost finished..

Then you dust them with powdered sugar!

Overall, the reviews on these were pretty favorable. My main critique would be to leave the mint out, and add a little more chocolate. The hazelnuts are awesome, and the won ton wrappers worked really well, I'd highly suggest going that route.

If you're looking for a fancy dessert idea, give these a try!

Source: Chocolate Filo Parcels, Photo Cookbook - Baking' App on the iPad


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