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Showing posts with label chocolate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chocolate. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Chocolate Oatmeal Cups/#National Oatmeal Month

Welcome to The Freshman Cook!

Did you know that this month is National Oatmeal Month? It is, which makes this a fun time to share recipes made with oatmeal! 

                    

I thought it would be fun to bake a treat that I haven't made, which is how I came up with these Chocolate Oatmeal Cups! I have made oatmeal cookies many times over many years, and I am hoping these Chocolate Oatmeal Cups will become a fun and tasty addition to your baking treats collection!

These Oatmeal Cups can be made in stages, which really helps when you have a busy day ahead, but you want to make these yummy oatmeal treats! When I made these, I baked the oatmeal cups one day, and finished them the next day, when I melted chocolate and added it to the cups! No stress~lots of fun flavor that you and your friends and family will love! 


Chocolate Oatmeal Cups

  • 1 1/4 cup Butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1 large Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
3 cups Quaker Oats, quick or old fashioned, uncooked
Milk Chocolate Bar (approx. 6-8 ounces)
Topping for cups



Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; mix well. Add oats; mix well.


These oatmeal cups were made in an air fryer, but of course they can be baked in your oven. Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough into a mini muffin pan. Bake in the air fryer at 350 degrees, for 6-7 minutes. Your air fryer might take a few minutes longer or shortener. If you are baking in the oven, bake at 350 degrees, for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven or air fryer. Cool for 1 minute, then remove from pan.


Chop the chocolate bar into small pieces.


Melt the chocolate over medium low heat, add the heavy whipping cream and mix into the chocolate, stirring as you add the whipping cream.


                                                                                                            


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    Add chocolate to each oatmeal cup.

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Decorate the top of the Chocolate Oatmeal Cups anyway you like. I decorated for Valentine's Day, which is festive and fun, and the strawberries add a fresh look and taste great mixed with the chocolate! You can top the Oatmeal Cups with anything you wish!


Thank you for stopping by today and letting me share my Chocolate Oatmeal Cups with you!  Keep scrolling for a printable recipe, and a list of amazing recipes from my blogging friends! They all sound yummy!


National Oatmeal Month

  • Apples and Cinnamon Oatmeal by Palatable Pastime
  • Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal by Shockingly Delicious
  • Blueberry Baked Oatmeal by Kathryn's Kitchen Blog
  • Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes by Jolene's Recipe Journal
  • Carrot Cake Oatmeal by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Chocolate Oatmeal Cups by The Freshman Cook
  • Hot Chocolate Oatmeal by Our Good Life
  • Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe by The Fresh Cooky
  • Magical Ingredients Gingerbread Oats in an Instant Pot by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Oatmeal Apricot Cherry Bars by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
  • Old-fashioned Oatmeal Pie by Savory Moments
  • Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal by Cheese Curd in Paradise
  • Spicy Chickpea, Oats, and Carom Crackers by Magical Ingredients
  • Sweet Potato Bread by Art of Natural Living
  • Yellowstone Cowboy Cookies by Simply Inspired Meals




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    Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate / Recipes From Our Dinner Table

    When winter shows its nasty head, and drops by with crazy wind, and freezing temperatures, hot chocolate often makes an appearance at our house. This Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate is the perfect remedy for the weather. It is full of chocolate and cherry flavor and it is best served with a dollop of whipped cream on top! Mmmmm!

    This recipe uses chocolate syrup for the chocolate flavoring. I used a recipe I have made in the past to make homemade chocolate syrup. It makes a tasty base for the hot chocolate. Of course, store bought syrup will work just as well.  



    Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate
    (makes 8 1/2 cup size,  hot chocolate drinks)
    (printable recipe at end of page)

    5 1/2 cups Milk
    1 1/2 cup Half and Half
    1 1/2 cups Chocolate Syrup
    1/2 cup Maraschino Cherry Juice, divided
    1 3/4 cups Whipping Cream
    1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar 

    Chocolate Syrup
    1 1/2 cups Water
    1 1/2 cups White Sugar
    1 cup Cocoa Powder
    1 dash Salt
    1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


     It is easier if you make the Chocolate Syrup first. That way you can put the hot chocolate recipe together quickly. Mix together the water, sugar, cocoa powder and salt in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk until the mix begins to thicken and begins to simmer. Take the chocolate syrup off heat. Add the vanilla and stir. Let cool. You will have extra chocolate sauce. Refrigerate for other uses!

    Start the hot chocolate by mixing together the milk, half and half, chocolate syrup and seven tablespoons of maraschino cherry juice in a large pot. Use medium high heat. 

     
    Beat the whipping cream using medium speed with mixer. Add powdered sugar a little at a time. Add powdered sugar and the remainder of the cherry juice, until soft peaks start to form.

    Place the hot chocolate in a mug, add a dollop of whipped cream, serve and enjoy!

    Thank you for joining me today!

    Scroll down to see more tasty hot chocolate ideas. They are a tasty way to keep warm in the upcoming months!








    Creamy Cocoa Recipes
    cocoa, chocolate milk, hot chocolate, whipped cream, maraschino cherries
    beverage, chocolate, cold weather beverage, family beverage, party beverage
    American
    Yield: 8 cups
    Author: The Freshman Cook
    Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate

    Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate

    With the cold weather here, a mug of Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate will warm you and make your taste buds happy too!

    Ingredients

    • CHOCOLATE SYRUP
    • 1 1/2 cups Water
    • 1 1/2 cups White Sugar
    • 1 cup Cocoa Powder
    • 1 dash Salt
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    • Hot Chocolate
    • 5 1/2 cups Milk
    • 1 1/2 cup Half and Half
    • 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Syrup
    • 1/2 cup Maraschino Cherry Juice, divided
    • 1 3/4 cups Whipping Cream
    • 1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar

    Instructions

    CHOCOLATE SYRUP
    1. It is easier if you make the Chocolate Syrup first. That way you can put the hot chocolate recipe together quickly. Mix together the water, sugar, cocoa powder and salt in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk until the mix begins to thicken and begins to simmer. Take the chocolate syrup off heat. Add the vanilla and stir. Let cool.
    HOT CHOCOLATE
    1. Start the hot chocolate by mixing together the milk, half and half, chocolate syrup and seven tablespoons of maraschino cherry juice in a large pot. Use medium low heat.
    2. Beat the whipping cream using medium speed with mixer. Add powdered sugar a little at a time. Add powdered sugar and the remainder of the cherry juice, until soft peaks start to form.
    3. Place the hot chocolate in a mug, add a dollop of whipped cream, serve and enjoy!
    Did you make this recipe?
    Tag @thefreshmancook on instagram and hashtag it #Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups/#Farmer's Market Week

    Because desserts are one of my favorite things, I thought I would end #FarmersMarketWeek on a sweet note with these Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups! They are easy to make and full of flavor. Plus, they can be put together easily and quickly. They are perfect for snacks, picnics or a light summer dessert.

    Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups:
    (makes 2 rollups)
    (printable recipe at end of page)

    1 dozen Fresh Blueberries
    1 Banana
    Fresh Pineapple Chunks
    1 Peach
    2 Flour Tortillas
    3 ounces Milk Chocolate Squares
    2-3 tbl Heavy Duty Whipping Cream(for melting chocolate in pan)
    1 cup Heavy Duty Whipping Cream  (for making Cinnamon Cream)
    1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
    3 teaspoon Sugar
    melted Chocolate (for plate and top of tortilla)






    These tasty treats start with a flour tortilla and are filled with blueberries, a couple slices of banana, some pineapple, and a few peach slices. Of course I had to add some small chunks of chocolate too!

    Heat the grill to medium high heat. Roll up the tortillas and secure with a toothpick.





    Turn the tortillas to mark them with grill marks.                                     





    Once the marks have been made, remove the tortillas from the grill. 





    Use a frying pan to melt the chocolate squares and heat the cream.

    Once the chocolate is melted, combine the cream and chocolate together and stir until completely combined. Set aside to use for drizzle over the finished tortillas.


    Pour the heavy whipping cream into a medium mixing bowl. Add the cinnamon to the bowl, along with the sugar. Mix until thick and creamy.


    Put your plates together! Swirl some chocolate onto the middle of a plate. The plate I used is a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square. I used it sideways, just to create a different look. Place the 2 finished tortillas on the plate and garnish with the same fruits you put inside the tortilla. Drizzle some chocolate on top of the tortillas, and then top with a small scoop of the cinnamon whipped cream. Garnish with a few more blueberries! Enjoy this fun to make and fun to eat dessert.

    Thank you for spending time here at The Freshman Cook! I hope you enjoyed #Farmers Market Week and the Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups!


    Farmer’s Market Week is always the first week in August. Whether you have a great local farm stand or market, are a member of a CSA or purchase your fruits and vegetables at the supermarket, follow our Pinterest board, for great recipes including those for appetizers, drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and more


    Here’s more Farmer’s Market Week Recipes:


    Starters and Sauce Recipes

    Side Dishes Recipes

    Main Dish Recipes

    Dessert Recipes



    dessert, chocolate, fresh fruit, flour tortillas, tortillas, chocolate whipped cream,
    treats, dessert, grilled dessert, easy to make
    dessert
    Yield: 1-2
    Author: The Freshman Cook
    Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups

    Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups

    These Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups are a great little dessert to share with friends and family. Make almost everything ahead of time for ease of presentation. This tasty dessert is light and full of flavor.

    Ingredients

    • 1 dozen Fresh Blueberries
    • 1 Banana
    • Fresh Pineapple Chunks
    • 1 Peach
    • 2 Flour Tortillas
    • 3 ounces Milk Chocolate Squares
    • 3 tbl Heavy Duty Whipping Cream(for melting chocolate in pan)
    • 1 cup Heavy Duty Whipping Cream (for making Cinnamon Cream)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
    • 3 teaspoon Sugar
    • melted Chocolate (for plate and top of tortilla)

    Instructions

    1. These tasty treats start with a flour tortilla. Fill the tortilla with blueberries, a couple slices of banana, some pineapple, and a few peach slices.
    2. Add some small pieces of chocolate to the top of the fruit.
    3. Roll up the tortillas and secure with a toothpick.
    4. Turn the grill on to medium-high heat.
    5. Turn the tortillas to mark them with grill marks.
    6. Once the marks have been made, remove the tortillas from the grill.
    7. Use a frying pan to melt the chocolate squares and heat the cream.
    8. Once the chocolate is melted, combine the cream and chocolate together and stir until completely combined. Set aside to use for drizzle over the finished tortillas.
    9. Pour the heavy whipping cream into a medium mixing bowl. Add the cinnamon to the bowl, along with the sugar. Mix until thick and creamy.
    10. Put your plates together! Swirl some chocolate onto the middle of a plate. The plate I used is a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square. I used it sideways, just to create a different look. Place the 2 finished tortillas on the plate and garnish with the same fruits you put inside the tortilla. Drizzle some chocolate on top of the tortillas, and then top with a small scoop of the cinnamon whipped cream. Garnish with a few more blueberries! Enjoy this fun to make and fun to eat dessert.
    Did you make this recipe?
    Tag @thefreshmancook on instagram and hashtag it #Grilled Fruit Tortilla Rollups


    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    Chocolate Caramel Cookies for Valentines Day!

    Valentine's Day is the day I became engaged to my husband, which makes it one of my favorite days of the year. I would love to say that every year we go all out and celebrate like crazy, and although we have done that a lot of years, most of the time life gets in the way and it becomes just another busy day. 
    So this year, as part of my plan to make Valentine's Day extra special, I thought it was time to make these Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies. These cookies taste amazing! The caramel flows from the chocolate heart, and mixes with the chocolate cookie for an awesome, creamy chocolatey taste that you will love, and won't be able to forget. Plus, they make a great gift for your special someone!


    Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies
    (printable recipe at end of post)

    6 ounces Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate 
    3/4 cup Butter
    1 cup Sugar
    2 Eggs
    1 3/4 cup Flour
    1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
    Caramel Baking Chips (3 per cookie)
    Creamy Caramel Chocolate Hearts


    Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 min, or until butter is completely melted. Stir butter and chocolate together until chocolate is completely melted. 
      Stir in sugar.
    Add eggs, one at a time. Mix until completely blended.
    Combine the flour and baking powder together, and add it to the bowl. Mix well. The dough will be very soft. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
    Use a 1 ounce scoop to make balls of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    Add 3 caramel chips to each ball of dough.
    Reroll the dough to incorporate the chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 
    While the cookies are baking, remove the appropriate number of caramel candies from their foil. 
    Place a caramel heart on each cookie immediately upon removing them from the oven. Enjoy warm, or place in a tin for gift giving!



    Thank you for joining me today, 
    Happy Valentines Day!




    Double Caramel Chocolate Cookies

    ingredients:

    • 6 ounces Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate
    • 3/4 cup Butter
    • 1 cup Sugar
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 3/4 cup Flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
    • Caramel Baking Chips (3 per cookie)
    • Creamy Caramel Chocolate Hearts

    instructions:

    1. Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 min, or until butter is completely melted. Stir butter and chocolate together until chocolate is completely melted.
    2. Stir in sugar.
    3. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix until completely blended.
    4. Combine the flour and baking powder together, and add it to the bowl. Mix well. The dough will be very soft. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
    5. Use a 1 ounce scoop to make balls of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    6. Add 3 caramel chips to each ball of dough.
    7. Reroll the dough to incorporate the chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
    8. While the cookies are baking, remove the appropriate number of caramel candies from their foil.
    9. Place a caramel heart on each cookie immediately upon removing them from the oven. Enjoy warm, or place in a tin for gift giving!
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