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.
Today’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
March 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
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
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
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
Granola Bars are a great on-the-go snack, and they are surprisingly easy to make. This crunchy granola bar recipe only has a handful of ingredients, and is much healthier than the store-bought version. These granola bars are very similar to the Nature Valley Crunchy products that you may be familiar with. Continue reading