Showing posts with label Cherries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cherries. Show all posts

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Chocolate Cherry No Bake Bars / #SundaySupper

Today we are having a picnic, and I brought these Chocolate Cherry No Bake Bars! These bars are easy to make. They do take a little bit of time; but they are so worth it! Creamy, tasty, and full of chocolate and cherry flavor. They are a perfect dessert! They fit in at a picnic, a campout, a backyard party or anywhere you want to serve a fun dessert that everyone will love! 
Plan time to make this dessert. It has to be refrigerated for at least 3 hours after making it.  It can be refrigerated for several days if you wish to make it ahead of time!
 

Chocolate Cherry No Bake Bars
(printable recipe at end of page)

1 pound Fresh Cherries
1 cup Fresh Whipping Cream
2-3 tbl Confectioners Sugar
3 Cherry Yogurt Containers (6 oz. each)
Chocolate Graham Crackers
Chocolate Curls

 Wash the cherries, take the stems off, pit the cherries, and cut them in half. Place in refrigerator until needed.
Make whipped cream with the whipping cream, adding sugar as desired. I used fresh whipped cream, but pre made whipped cream will work also. Mix the whipped cream with the containers of cherry yogurt; just mixing with a spoon.
 Fit chocolate graham crackers onto the bottom of the pan, You can use any size pan for this recipe. I used a small one that is 6"x9". If you prefer to use a larger dish, adjust the amount of the ingredients to fit your pan. The graham crackers are easily cut with a serrated knife by "sawing" back and forth.
You will be making 3 layers, so divide your yogurt whipped cream mix accordingly. Place the first layer over the bottom layer of graham crackers.
 Add cherries, again keeping in mind that you will have three layers of cherries.
Add the second layer of graham crackers right on top of the cherries. Then spread a layer of the whipped cream yogurt mix on top. Add more cherries.
Add the final layer of the graham crackers when you are almost to the top of your pan. 
Add another layer of whipped cream and yogurt mix, and top with the cherry halves. Use a vegetable peeler to shave pieces of chocolate from the block of chocolate to the top layer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for approximately 3 hours. Check to see if the graham crackers have softened by sticking a toothpick in to several spots. The toothpick should go down through the crackers. Once it does, the bars are ready to be cut and served.
The bars should be kept refrigerated. The longer they are refrigerated, the better they taste and the softer the texture.
Serve right from the fridge!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this recipe! 

Thank you to our host today, Christie, who blogs at A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures!

Keep scrolling down to find more picnic recipes from the rest of the #SundaySupper cooks. I know you will find even more to love! 


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Yield: 12 Bars

Chocolate Cherry No Bake Bars

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 pound Fresh Cherries
  • 1 cup Fresh Whipping Cream
  • 2-3 tbl Confectioners Sugar
  • 3 Cherry Yogurt Containers (6 oz. each)
  • Chocolate Graham Crackers
  • Milk Chocolate Bar

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Wash the cherries, take the stems off, pit the cherries, and cut them in half. Place in refrigerator until needed.
  2. Make whipped cream with the whipping cream, adding sugar as desired. I used fresh whipped cream, but pre made whipped cream will work also. Mix the whipped cream with the containers of cherry yogurt; just mixing with a spoon.
  3. Fit chocolate graham crackers onto the bottom of the pan, You can use any size pan for this recipe. I used a small one that is 6"x9". If you prefer to use a larger dish, adjust the amount of the ingredients to fit your pan. The graham crackers are easily cut with a serrated knife by "sawing" back and forth.
  4. You will be making 3 layers, so divide your yogurt whipped cream mix accordingly. Place the first layer over the bottom layer of graham crackers.
  5. Add cherries, again keeping in mind that you will have three layers of cherries.
  6. Add the second layer of graham crackers right on top of the cherries. Then spread a layer of the whipped cream yogurt mix on top. Add more cherries.
  7. Add the final layer of the graham crackers when you are almost to the top of your pan.
  8. Add another layer of whipped cream and yogurt mix, and top with the cherry halves. Use a vegetable peeler to shave pieces of chocolate from the block of chocolate to the top layer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for approximately 3 hours. Check to see if the graham crackers have softened by sticking a toothpick in to several spots. The toothpick should go down through the crackers. Once it does, the bars are ready to be cut and served.
  9. The bars should be kept refrigerated. The longer they are refrigerated, the better they taste and the softer the texture.
  10. Serve right from the fridge!
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Chocolate Cherry Crescents / #15 Minute Friday

It is 15 Minute Friday, and today we have some Chocolate Cherry Crescents to share. Made with fresh cherries and semi sweet chocolate, these are sure to become a favorite treat!
 Chocolate Cherry Crescents
(makes 8 crescents)
(printable recipe at end of post)
1 package regular Crescent Rolls
1 cup fresh Cherries
1/4 cup semi sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar
1 tablespoon Milk


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

 Pit cherries and then chop the cherries in to quarters.
Unwrap the crescents and cut apart from each other. Add 1 tablespoon cherries across the bottom section of the crescent. Add a small amount of chocolate, like above, depending on your preference for chocolate.
Turn in both sides, and roll the crescent. All sides should be closed so nothing can leak out. Place crescents on baking sheet, bake according to package directions.
While crescents are baking, make glaze by adding milk to confectioners sugar. You can also use water instead of the milk.
Mix together until glaze is smooth.
Remove crescents from oven, let them cool. Drizzle with glaze.  
Let glaze set up. 
 



I tried to keep this to 15 minutes, but it may go over a little. You could use canned cherries and it would be quicker.  

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yield: 8 Crescentsprint recipe

Chocolate Cherry Crescents

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 package regular Crescent Rolls
  • 1 cup fresh Cherries
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Milk

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pit cherries and then chop the cherries in to quarters.
  3. Unwrap the crescents and cut apart from each other. Add 1 tablespoon cherries across the bottom section of the crescent. Add a small amount of chocolate, like above, depending on your preference for chocolate.
  4. Turn in both sides, and roll the crescent. All sides should be closed so nothing can leak out. Place crescents on baking sheet, bake according to package directions.
  5. While crescents are baking, make glaze by adding milk to confectioners sugar. You can also use water instead of the milk. Mix together until glaze is smooth.
  6. Remove crescents from oven, let them cool. Drizzle with glaze. Let glaze set up. Enjoy!
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cherry and Sliced Almond Mini Bundt Cakes/#BundtBakers

Today at #BundtBakers we are showing off our fruit and nut inspired bundt cakes! For me, my cake had to be a Cherry and Sliced Almond Mini Bundt Cake! Cherries are my summertime obsession this year! I am loving them!! I also added a fun, tasty cherry sauce that is so easy to make, it's ridiculous! You will want to make this!
 Cherry and Sliced Almond Mini Bundt Cakes

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread

Every couple months I try to send a little care package to my former neighbor in Utah. He loves getting small loaves of bread that he can eat a little bit at a time, so I included this Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread! He is the best neighbor we have ever had, and the sweetest man I have ever met, and my family misses him dearly. He is making plans to visit us here in North Carolina, and we are eagerly anticipating his visit. In the meantime I want to make sure he has his full allotment of treats, and I think this Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread will satisfy that craving!

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chocolate and Cherry Bread Pudding!

Today I am visiting over at Kristen's blog, Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker! Stop by and visit! I brought my Chocolate and Cherry Bread Pudding today as part of Kristen's "Solid Month of Chocolate"! I am a lover of all things bread pudding and chocolate, and this is one of the tastiest I have ever eaten!
 I love baking bread pudding in individual dishes!
  
I used Challah bread for a rich taste.....
cherries,
and Callebaut milk chocolate !

To get the recipe for this Chocolate and Cherry Bread Pudding
stop by and visit at Kristen's blog,
While you are there, check out all the other
 incredible, yummy recipes for Kristen's 
Solid Month of Chocolate!
You can never have too much chocolate,
or recipes that use it!

Thanks for joining me today!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Black Forest Mini Cupcakes and a Giveaway!

It's Tuesday of our "Mini Week" and today we having Black Forest Mini Cupcakes for dessert! It's also Day 2 of our giveaway. You can sign up everyday until the drawing on Sunday! There is a picture of the giveaway at the end of this post! Check it out and enter everyday! Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite mini dessert is, and for 2 extra entries, like us on facebook, and follow The Freshman Cook. Leave me a comment about that too. Enter every day this week until Sunday!
Black Forest Mini Cupcakes 
 Cupcakes
(cake from Cake Dr)
1 box Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake Mix
3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 1/3 cups Buttermilk
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
3 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Fresh Cherries 

Chocolate Frosting
8 tablespoons Butter
2/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3 cups Confectioner's Sugar
1/3 cup Milk
2 teaspoons Vanilla
1/4 teaspoon Salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pit your cherries. You will need 2 cherries per cupcake 
for the filling, and 1 cherry, pitted, but with the stem on
for the garnish on top.
Combine the mix, 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder,
buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla in mixing bowl. 
Mix for 1 minute on low. 
Scrape the bowl, and mix again on medium for 2 minutes.
I used 2 ounce souffle cups for cupcake wrappers.
Put a small spoonful of batter in the bottom of the cup.
Place 2 pitted cherries on top of the batter.
Cover the cherries with more batter.
Fill the cups about 3/4 full.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Cool on a cooling rack.
While your cupcakes are cooling, make your frosting.
Place 8 tablespoons butter and 
2/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa in bowl. 
Blend on low until combined.
Add confectioners' sugar, milk, vanilla and salt.
Beat on low for 2-3 minutes. If the icing is too thick, add
more milk. If it is too thin, add confectioners' sugar.
Using a Wilton #5 tip, pipe the chocolate frosting
on top. Garnish by pitting the cherry, but keeping it
in as good a shape as possible. Top cupcake with cherry.
Enjoy!

Thanks for joining me today!

Stop by tomorrow and see what we are making
for tomorrow's mini!
This is our mini giveaway I mentioned above.
You can enter every day until Sunday. The giveaway 
ends Sunday at 11:59 pm PST.
Enter by leaving me a comment telling me what your favorite
mini dessert is. You can enter once a day! Get 2 extra entries
by liking us on facebook, and following The Freshman Cook.
If you enter everyday, and like us on facebook, and follow us
you will have 9 entries!
 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chocolate Cake w/ Cherry Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

It's time again for the Crazy Cooking Challenge! This is such a fun challenge. Each month we are assigned a featured food. This month it is chocolate cake! Yum! Our job is to go out into blog land and find a chocolate cake made on a fellow bloggers blog. Then make the cake, and post it on your blog. There are some rules, of course, so once you join, you'll have to read the fine print. But you are going to join, right? It easy, fun, tasty, and really interesting! You will love it!! You should join!
I found my chocolate cake on a blog called Chef in Training. This blog is so incredible! I love it. It is authored by Nikki, who has the most incredible recipes ever! Her chocolate cake is the BEST! EVER! I am in love with her Copycat Wingers Sticky Fingers recipe. I love Wingers, so I can't wait to make them.  Her Navajo Tacos recipe looks incredible and honestly, I never met a Navajo Taco that I didn't devour! But wait until you try the chocolate cake!! Here it is:
THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE EVER!

1 box Devil's Food cake mix 
1 small pkg Jello instant chocolate pudding mix 
1 cup sour cream 
1 cup vegetable oil 
4 eggs, beaten 
1/2 cup milk 
1 tsp vanilla 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.
The batter will be thick.
Pour the batter into your prepared pans.
Let cook until done, about 20-30 minutes.
Let cool on a cooling rack.
  Cream Cheese Icing
2  8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cup Confectioners Sugar

Make your icing by creaming the cream cheese 
and the butter together. Add the vanilla.
Slowly add the confectioners sugar.
Make sure it incorporates and mix well.


Cut the two layers in half, widthwise.
Cover each inside half with a thin layer
of cream cheese frosting.
Then on top of the bottom cream cheese
frosting, place a layer of cherry filling.
Put the top on the cake.
Frost bottom layer.
Do the same thing to the top layer. 
Add top layer to cake before frosting. 
Frost top.
Decorate how you wish. 
Because it is the season of love I 
thought this cake was begging to be decorated with a heart!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Some changes:
I changed a couple things from the original recipe.
Nikki used chocolate chips in her cake. I omitted them.
In Nikki's recipe she decorated with chocolate icing and
Skor candy bars. It looked beautiful, and I'm sure it 
tastes heavenly. But when my husband discovered that I was 
baking a chocolate cake, he asked if I would make cream cheese
icing and add cherries to the layers.
Because I can't say no to him, I honored his request.
It was delicious!
My husband swears that this cake is 
the moistest, unbelievably best chocolate cake he has ever had!!
He is right! You will love this!
Here is the original recipe.

Thanks Nikki for making this such a great
Crazy Cooking Challenge!



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