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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cupcakes May 11, 2012

Filed under: Food — travit @ 9:27 pm
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chocolate covered pretzel cupcakes

Cupcake, delicious cupcake

The fundraiser was a giant success today.  We raised a lot of money for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  These little babies were the biggest hit and sold out first.  You just can beat that salty and sweet combination. Everyone who tried them love them, so much that I never even got the chance to try one! Wait until they find out how easy they were to make.

Ingredients

Chocolate cupcakes -24. I used a boxed cake mix (gasp!) and prepared according to package directions

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Crushed Pretzels

24 small pretzels

1 bag of Wilton Candy Melts of your choosing

Directions:

While cupcakes cool, melt the candy melts according to package directions.  Dip small pretzels into melted chocolate and set to cool on waxed paper lined cookie sheet.  Put in fridge to set.

Once cupcakes are cooled, frost the cupcakes.

Dip the frosted end into crushed pretzels.  I sifted the crushed pretzels with the strainer to remove fine powder. Coat the top of the cupcake with the crushed pretzels.

Stick chocolate covered pretzel into center of cupcake.

That’s it! Super easy, huh? What are you favorite easy cupcake tricks?

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Baking for Boobs May 10, 2012

Filed under: Cooking,Food — travit @ 9:18 pm
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It’s a big day at work tomorrow.  We’re having a bake sale to help raise money to support me in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  It’s less than a month away and I still have a lot of money to earn and training to complete.  Hopefully this sale will help me on the way towards that.  We’ve been touched by cancer too much in our family so I’m not just walking for breast cancer but to bring an end to all cancers.

Some of my fabulous co-workers have agreed to help bake so I only needed to make two things for tomorrow. I decided to try two new recipes.

First up, caramel and chocolate covered marshmallows.

Pardon my lousy cell phone/instagram picture

Ingredients:

20 lollipop sticks

20 marshmallows

1 bag of unwrapped caramels

1 bag of Wilton candy melts (I used dark cocoa)

Directions:

  1. Put sticks into marshmallows
  2. Melt caramel in microwave according to package directions
  3. Dip marshmallows into caramel and coat (Lesson I learned: marshmallows dipped in super hot caramel start to melt. Duh.)  Place onto cookie sheet on your favorite nonstick material.  Because they will stick.  A lot.  No really, they are sticky little mofos.
  4. Place in fridge to chill for about 3o minutes
  5. Melt candy melts on 1/2 power in microwave
  6. Dip caramel covered pops into the chocolate and coat well.  Put on wax paper and back into the fridge.
  7. Once fully chilled, wrap and serve.  Or rap and serve depending on your MC skills.

Tomorrow, I will post the recipe for the chocolate covered pretzel cupcakes.  Um, yum!