Caramel Violet Crumble Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Violet Crumble Chocolate Chip Cookies - www.yummycrumble.comMy favorite chocolate chip cookie full of Violet Crumble pieces,  smothered with salted caramel and topped with more crushed Violet Crumble.  It’s the perfect combination.  Just ask an Aussie.

Caramel Violet Crumble Chocolate Chip Cookies - www.yummycrumble.comNow, I know that Caramel Violet Crumble Chocolate Chip Cookies is an obnoxiously long title for a little ‘ole chocolate chip cookie.  I get it.  You’re probably thinking, “why not paste with Fleur del sel on the end while your’e at it?”  Well, smarty pants…it’s already mixed in the salted caramel. :)  These cookies are so good they deserve that extra long title.  They’re so good that even if I ended up naming them Ebola Cookies, you’d be raving about Ebola Cookies to all your friends and not even care.  Too soon?  Too soon…

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Hummingbird Coffee Cake

Hummingbird Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze - yummycrumble.comA gorgeous retro cake made of banana, pineapple, walnuts, a crunchy cinnamon sugar streusal, and topped with a cream cheese glaze.  Make this Hummingbird Coffee Cake the perfect excuse to have cake for breakfast!

Hummingbird Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze - yummycrumble.comYou know how I know it’s time to bake with bananas?  By the colony of fruit flies that have migrated to my kitchen.  They hit the mecca every week.  I think they’ve finally made it into the iron age, because I swear they’re wielding swords now.  I want to tell them they don’t need to fight!  The bananas are coming every Thursday so they can party until I get to them.  I know….Ew.  Guys, I swear this Hummingbird Coffee Cake is fruit fly free.

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Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate and Miniature Buckeyes - www.yummycrumble.comExtra dark chocolate cupcakes frosted with creamy peanut butter frosting and topped with melted dark chocolate.  What else would top these Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes than a miniature peanut butter buckeye!  Peanut butter and chocolate lovers rejoice!

Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate and Miniature Buckeyes - www.yummycrumble.comIf you can believe it, I’ve only posted a couple of peanut butter desserts on this blog.  This will make magical number three.  Total blasphemy, right?  How can I call this a dessert blog and only have three peanut butter treats.  Just have patience my friends.  There is more coming…I promise!  With peanut butter on top!

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Red Velvet Oreo Brownies

Red Velvet Oreo Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache - www.yummycrumble.comLuscious layers of super fudgey dark chocolate brownie, deep red velvet brownie, oreos, and ganache.  These Red Velvet Oreo Brownies are sure to get your heart racing!

I hate to start this post out with a rant, but I’m kind of grumpy.  Everything I’ve put in my oven apparently is suicidal, it’s raining like freaking Vancouver,  and  I stepped on a Lego about five minutes ago. Seriously, the Lego peeps need to round down the edges of their treacherous little building blocks.  I’m going to write a strongly worded letter after I furiously compose this post about these Red Velvet Oreo Brownies.  I know everyone envisions their favorite red velvet desserts drenched in cream cheese frosting.  Well, forget about that junk. I’m taking red velvet to the dark side.

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Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes

Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes with Raspberry Champagne Frosting - www.yummycrumble.comRomantic Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day!  Divine devil’s food cake cupcakes frosted with bright pink raspberry champagne frosting and topped with fresh raspberries and a raspberry champagne glaze.

Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes with Raspberry Champagne Frosting - www.yummycrumble.comLet’s talk about romance for a minute.  In my tweens, I pictured love to be just like the movies.  You know, the romantic comedies where the female lead accidentally runs into the handsome man.  She spills her coffee on his shirt while their dogs get tangled in each others leashes.  They laugh.  He whisks her off to Paris for a shopping spree.  Then it’s candles, chocolate, and Barry White 24/7.  Oh, and these Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes.  Definitely these cupcakes. Because these cupcakes have raspberry champagne glaze, and that is totally romance.

Every now and then my husband and I reminisce about how we met.  The mysterious band guy messages the silly college girl online.  They laugh.  He whisks her off to Super Walmart in his big white band van on a grocery spree.  Now it’s giggling, chocolate, and Ella Fitzgerald 24/7.  Oh, and dirty diapers.  But I wouldn’t trade my romantic comedy for anything, because I’m deeply in love with my best friend.  Well, maybe nix the dirty diapers. :)

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Peanut Butter Jelly Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Jelly Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting and Fresh Berries - www.yummycrumble.comChewy  Peanut Butter Jelly Cookie Bars with triple berry jam, creamy peanut butter frosting, and sugared blackberries and raspberries.  Relive your childhood all over again.  It’s peanut butter jelly time!

Peanut Butter Jelly Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting and Fresh Berries - www.yummycrumble.comLet’s  rewind back to elementary school days, shall we?  Peanut butter jelly sandwiches were my jam!  See what I did there?  If you missed it, we will move on quickly to avoid any awkwardness.  As a child, I remember watching my mother make my peanut butter jelly sandwiches for school.  I would eagerly wait as she would gently trace a heart with the butter knife on the peanut butter side.  It was her way of christening each sandwich with her love.  So everyday at lunch time, I would peel back that piece of soft white bread to reveal her stamp of love.  That’s why my mother made the best peanut butter jelly sandwiches :)

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Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes

Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes - www.yummycrumble.comNutella Strawberry Cupcakes baked with a thick swirl of Nutella right in the batter.  Topped with sweet strawberry buttercream and a Nutella dipped Strawberry.  I’m falling in love!

Seriously guys.  Look at these cupcakes.  Someone needs to make Nutella dipped strawberries the universal symbol for love.  Are you with me?  If the strawberry dripping with melted Nutella doesn’t catch your eye, well then you’re a weirdo.  Now I’m definitely a dark chocolate fiend at heart.  I can chug a bowl of chocolate ganache if the challenge presents itself, but there is just something so comforting and indulgent about Nutella that get’s me going.  So to keep this post G-rated, lets talk about these Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes before I get carried away :)

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Star Wars Tusken Raider Cookies

Star Wars Tusken Raider Cookies - www.yummycrumble.comStar Wars Tusken Raider Cookies made out of easy vanilla madeleine cookies and creamy peanut butter frosting.  Cute chocolate chip eyes and a chocolate mouth make these guys a little more adorable and a lot less menacing.

Star Wars Tusken Raider Cookies - www.yummycrumble.comBy far, my favorite Star Wars characters are those viscous creatures known as the Tatooine Sand People.  Some may call them creepy with their vacant eyes , weird ventilating mouth, and tubes protruding from their faces.  Not to mention their crazy battle cry.  You know, the one you heard when that jerk URoRRuR’R’R attacks Luke.  That wasn’t a typo.  That’s actually his name.  Lucas, you wonderful strange man you.

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Caramel Potato Chip Brownies

Caramel Potato Chip Brownies - www.yummycrumble.comCaramel Potato Chip Brownies with only six ingredients!  Salted caramel drizzling down warm from the oven brownies and topped with crunchy, salty kettle cooked potato chips.  Being bad never felt so good.

Caramel Potato Chip Brownies - www.yummycrumble.comAnd…this just happened.  I know what you’re thinking.  Are the potato chips and that ungodly amount of thick, salted caramel necessary?  Yes my friends.  It’s totally necessary.  So if you call yourself an American, it’s very necessary.  A couple weeks ago I posted about this Skinny Deep Dish Cookie Pie.  It was low-calorie, skinny, and it hit the spot.  It also had an ingredient that terrified me, but then it blew my mind after that first bite.   Now that February is coming,  it’s time to roll out some crazy indulgent desserts.  Like these trashy Caramel Potato Chip Brownies.  You know you want it…

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Valentine’s Strawberry Lofthouse Cookies

Valentines Strawberry Lofthouse Cookies - www.yummycrumble.comValentine’s Strawberry Lofthouse Cookies for your sweetheart!  Soft sugar cookies swirled with fluffy pink strawberry buttercream frosting and sprinkled with miniature heart sprinkles.  Let the swooning begin!

Valentines Strawberry Lofthouse Cookies - www.yummycrumble.comI don’t know about you guys, but every stinking time I go grocery shopping , those crazy puffy magical Lofthouse cookies mysteriously appear on the checkout belt.  Does anyone else have this problem?  I just smile at the cashier and say,

“Oops! My kids must have dropped them in the cart, but since you’ve already scanned them I guess I’ll keep ‘em.  Darn.”

“But Ma’am, they’ve been opened and there are three cookies missing.”

“What?  That’s so strange.  My son can’t ever wait until we get home…”

“Ma’am, you have frosting on your forehead.”

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