S’mores Popcorn Balls

smores popcorn ball by Sweet Jumbles (3)I wanted to do some baking this Memorial Day weekend, so after returning home from a Saturday on the beach, I got to work.  But, I was tired.  The beach does that.  And it was hot (I have no A/C) so the oven was off-limits. Fortunately, I had a plan that required minimal stovetop effort and was super easy.  S’mores Popcorn Balls.  Not only are these easy, but compared to many sweet treats they are lower in calories!

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Peanut Butter-Pretzel-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter-Pretzel-Chocolate Chip Cookies(1)What better combination than salty and sweet? Today’s recipe is for just that – cookies that combine the salt of pretzels and peanut butter with the sweet of chocolate. And added bonus, I dropped one of these into a bowl of vanilla ice cream and it did not disappoint. Continue reading

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Rhubarb Pound Cake

Rhubarb Pound Cake(2)Every year I look forward to rhubarb season, as it is one of my favorite fruits that is actually a vegetable. Over the years on this blog we’ve enjoyed Rhubarb Muffins, Rhubarb Apple Pie, and Rhubarb Tart.  Today, a moist, delicious Rhubarb Pound Cake. Continue reading

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Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

toasted marshmallow milkshakeAs much as I love baking, I really really love ice cream.  Homemade or store bought, hand dipped or soft serve. I love it all. So, today I present to you a combination of the classic milkshake and Sweet Jumbles marshmallows – a Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake. Continue reading

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S’mores Crème Brûlée

Smores Creme Brulee by Sweet Jumbles (4)I was enjoying dinner at a local Italian restaurant and got Crème Brûlée for dessert.  It was, as expected, delicious.  Crème Brûlée is surprisingly not too hard to make, so it occurred to me that a s’mores version should be possible.  Sure enough, a bit of searching around online proved me right, and I’ve tweaked things to create a delicious Sweet Jumbles version.

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Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

sopapilla3Today’s recipe is what I would call a “cheat” recipe – it has only a few ingredients making it very easy (or, as a subcategory on this blog, “slutty jumbles”). This is a Sopapilla Cheesecake.  I discovered Sopapilla several years ago in New Mexico where it is a traditional dessert. These deep-fried pastries are made with a dough similar to tortilla masa, and are best served with a drizzle of honey and perhaps a sprinkling of powdered sugar or cinnamon.  The closest comparison I can come up with are beignets. Continue reading

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Chocolate Bailey’s Truffles

Baileys Truffles 2March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day – will you be making something special?  Soda bread, corned beef, or just something green to get into the spirit? We have several St. Patrick’s Day recipes from years past (Grasshopper Cupcakes, Mint Personal Cheesecakes, and Grasshopper Cheesescake). Today we have Chocolate Bailey’s Truffles.  Irish Cream makes this legit for St. Pat’s Day, right? Five ingredients and very simple. Continue reading

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Decadent S’mores Hot Chocolate

S'Mores Hot Chocolate from Sweet Jumbles (1)Before cool weather gets away from us and the first flowers start budding, let me offer you this insanely decadent recipe for hot chocolate. I know some of you might be thinking I’m crazy because you can make hot chocolate from a powder, but trust me on this.  This is thick, and rich, and you really have to believe me because I am not usually a hot chocolate drinker. This is a worthy exception. Continue reading

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Mint Oreo Balls

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This month’s Sweet Jumbles marshmallow installment is a simple treat using only TWO ingredients!  These Mint Oreo Balls are very quick and easy to make. Continue reading

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Millionaire’s Biscoff S’Mores Bars

millionaire's biscoff s'mores bars (2)Yesterday was a snow day up and down the Northeast, so we spent the day huddled warm inside.  This recipe was inspired by a 2013 Sweet Jumbles post for Millionaire’s Shortbread.  But, I made several modifications, replacing the shortbread with Biscoff cookies, and adding a Biscoff marshmallow layer!  They’re easy but it does take some time to make these as they need to cool and harden between each layer. Continue reading

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