Boozy Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Oreo Cookie Buttercream

A good cupcake recipe is a must have. Kick the box mix to the curb, and make an adult version of the favorite dessert with these Boozy Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Oreo Cookie Buttercream. Chocolate, vanilla liqueur & coffee infused cupcakes are topped with an Oreo cookie and cream butter cream frosting. It’s the perfect adult flavored dessert.

Boozy Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Oreo Cookie Buttercream

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Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Sauce

Rich & creamy this fudgey Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Sauce is quick, easy, and will knock your socks off with flavor. Perfect over ice cream, donuts, or even stirred into your morning cup of coffee- this sauce is a must-have on hand for a sweet simple moment of indulgence.

Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Sauce

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Chocolate Malted Milkshake Cake

Do you love chocolate? Did you love chocolate shakes as a kid, especially in the Summer? Get back in touch with that sweet side with a slice of this Chocolate Malted Milkshake Cake.

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Chocolate Malted Milkshake Cake

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Copy Cat Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Have your favorite ice cream and enjoy it too, on a budget. This Copy Cat Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream is simple to whip up, and our no churn recipe means you don’t even need and ice cream maker. Silky smooth, creamy soft serve is studded with chopped sweet, dark cherries and chunks of dark chocolate.

Copy Cat Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Mocha Muffins

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A moist muffin that makes a perfect pairing with your morning cup of coffee, you want these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Mocha Muffins in your daily routine. It’s the best way to start your day, even when you’ve only got time to grab and go.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Mocha Muffins

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Baked Chocolate Malt Donuts

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Moist and spongy, we’ve packed the flavors of chocolate malt and cake into one wholesome donut recipe. Studded with chocolate chips, and topped with sifted powdered sugar–  pair these Baked Chocolate Malt Donuts with a cold glass of milk for a great way to start or end your day.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Gah, kids grow so fast! I look at the sons at least ten different times on any given day and find myself taken aback. They look so… grown. When did that happen? Wasn’t it just yesterday even son # 1 still need his tears wiped away and boo boos kissed by Mom? I’m always surprised by how fast they grow. I’m thinking that won’t ever change, no matter how old they get or how much they eventually tower over their Dad & I. That being said, feeding said growing boys has proved quite the challenge over the past few years. When they enter the ‘hungry phase’ (although it’s really not a stage since the hubs hasn’t left it behind yet) it strike immediately. One day they will have been eating a nice normal portion of food, and the next, next, next, and so on after that…they’ve become walking, talking garbage disposals eating us out of house and home and peppering the rest of my days with hungry pleas for more. The only feasible solution that we’ve found is protein. Protein, protein, protein. The fuel my 5 hungry guys need to stay full and, incidentally, focused. I’ve gotten pretty creative at finding affordable ways to incorporate more of it into their meals snacks, and even desserts, to help keep their bellies and my bank account as full as possible.

Knowing the struggle, as I’m sure every other parent has juggled before, I knew this little ditty was going to be taking a test run. Packed with a whopping 28 grams of protein (yes, you read that right) I was fairly confident they’d guzzle it down without a second thought since all that protein was hidden under layers of chocolate and peanut butter. Two things the sons never turn down. And why would they when they combine so beautifully here. An easy, healthy peanut butter chocolate smoothie tasting just like a peanut butter cup. What’s a Mom, or anyone really, not to love about that?!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

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recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

1 large banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
3 Tablespoons sweetened cocoa powder
6 oz Chobani 0% Greek Yogurt (or 2%, flavored or unflavored)
3/4 cup skim milk (or your favorite kind of nondairy or dairy milk)
1-2 tbsp honey, maple syrup, or agave
1 tbsp creamy peanut butter

4 Sons 'R' Us: chocolate peanut butter protein shake

Directions

1. Put all of the ingredients into the blender, in the order listed, and blend on high until thick and smooth. I would start with only 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, blend, and then add 1 more for a stronger chocolate taste.
2. You may need to stop and stir/scrape down the sides of the blender a few times. Drizzle glass with 1 tsp of chocolate syrup (optional), hold the glass up and let it swirl around inside for a bit, pour your shake in, and enjoy!
3. If you prefer a less sweet smoothie, you may leave out the honey. Add more peanut butter for a stronger peanut butter taste. Add more milk to make the smoothie thinner, if desired. Add 1 cup of your favorite greens for added nutrition.