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14 Seriously Amazing Truffle Recipes

A few weeks ago I was just browsing the Internet at 1:00 am…as ya do…and I came across this:



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I squee’ed a little bit, not gonna lie.

What resulted was a deep nose-dive into truffle recipes and I’m not sorry…not at all. I stayed up way too late planning and thinking about my holiday cookie tray and wondering what cookies I could “retire”, as it were, to make room for these amazing truffles.

Since I know a lot of you also bake and decorate for your families and for the holidays, here lies the result of my late-night conquest…14 seriously amazing truffle recipes that you’re going to want to pin, save, blog, tweet, post or print if you’re old-fashioned like me! 😉

14 Seriously Amazing Truffle Recipes


Peanut, Butterscotch, Nutella Brownie Bombs


Raspberry, Coconut and Chocolate Truffles


Raspberry, White Chocolate and Pistachio Truffles


Peppermint Truffles


Cookie Dough Brownie Bites


Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles


Sugar Cookie Truffles


Carrot Cake Truffles


Chocolate Mint Truffles


Caramel Stuffed White Chocolate Truffles


Bourbon White Chocolate Truffles


White Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles


Cheesecake Truffles


Easy Lemon Truffles


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20 Delicious DIY Ice Pops

Cool down this summer with these 20 Delicious DIY Ice Pops! Made using fruit, yogurt, and even veggies (don’t knock it til ya try it!), these homemade ice pops are sure to be well-loved by kids and adults alike.

Use a traditional ice pop mold, or if you find yourself without one, you could also make these ice pops using plastic cups, ice cube trays, or a muffin pan.

20 Delicious DIY Ice Pops


  1. Mango Yogurt Ice Pops
  2. Easy Fruity Ice Pops
  3. Dinosaur Ice Pops
  4. Mango Chia Ice Pops
  5. No-Waste Sugar-Free Ice Pops
  6. Strawberries and Cream Ice Pops
  7. Berry Ginger Ice Pops
  8. Red, White, and Blue Ice Pops
  9. Yogurt and Blueberry Ice Pops
  10. Go Green Smoothie Ice Pops
  11. Strawberry Mint Ice Pops
  12. Strawberry Yogurt Ice Pops
  13. Mango Ice Pops
  14. Peanut Butter Banana Ice Pops
  15. Berry Ice Pops
  16. Root Beer Float Ice Pops
  17. Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Pops
  18. Fruit n’ Veggie Ice Pops
  19. Key Lime Ice Pops
  20. Strawberry Mango Gin and Tonic Ice Pops

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24 Desserts from Around the World

Tired of the same old cupcakes and cookies at every party or celebration? Up your dessert game by making Fairy Bread, Figgy Duff, Babka, Mandazi, or Qatayef Asafiri instead!

This collection of 24 international sweets is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth…and might even introduce you to something you never even knew you needed in your life.

From one side of the globe to the other, here are 24 dessert recipes from around the world!


24 Desserts from Around the World

Australia – Fairy Bread

austrialia-fairy bread

Brazil – Brigadeiro


Canada – Figgy Duff


Denmark – Aebleskiver


Egypt – Umm Ali


Finland – Spoon Cookies


Greece – Samali Cake


Hungary – Blintzes


Israel – Babka


Japan – Mitarashi Dango


Kenya – Mandazi 


Lebanon – Baklava


Morocco – Chebakia


Netherlands – Poffertjes


Oman – Chana Dal Halwa


Poland – Paczki


Qatar – Qatayef Asafiri


Romania – Mucenici


Switzerland – Zurich Apple Fritters


Turkey – Apricots with Cream Stuffing


Ukraine – Khrustyky


Vietnam – Banh-bo


Yemen – Bint Al Sahn


Zimbabwe – Candy Cakes


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12 Tasty Ice Box Pies

YOU GUYS…summer is the worst.

sweaty summer GIF by Thoka Maer

It’s hot, muggy, and literally impossible to turn your oven on without heating up your entire house. This, of course, makes it near impossible to enjoy a yummy cake in the summertime…unless it’s an ICE BOX CAKE.

Made almost completely in your freezer and featuring such delicious foods as whipped cream, ice cream, and fruit, ice box cakes and pies are an awesome summertime staple. They’re great for summer birthdays, BBQ’s, or just to cool down on a hot summer afternoon.

Often inspired by delicious cocktails (like pina coladas and margaritas), ice box cakes make it slightly easier to enjoy the bright summer sunshine!

12 Tasty Ice Box Pies

ice box pies

  1. Pina Colada Ice Box Pie
  2. Lucky Charms Ice Box Pie
  3. Old Fashioned Lemon Ice Box Pie
  4. Blueberry Ice Box Pie
  5. Nutella Ice Box Cake
  6. Key Lime Ice Box Pie
  7. Pink Lemonade Ice Box Squares
  8. Kahlua Coconut Ice Box Cake
  9. Lemon Ice Cream Cake
  10. Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Box Pie
  11. Strawberry Ice Box Cake
  12. S’mores Ice Box Cake

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9 Delicious Dump Cake Recipes

Let’s be real…sometimes you want a little something sweet but you just don’t want to turn on your oven or dirty up more than a dish or two…or maybe you actually do have an unexpected guest that comes to visit and you want to whip up something quick and easy for dessert…

No matter what the reason, dump cakes are a great go-to for weekday desserts or last-minute treats. Often mixed and baked right in a cake pan, dump cakes are equivalent to a chop n’ drop recipe that gets you in and out of the kitchen in no time.

Some of these are made in slow cookers while others bake in the oven. Most require less than a handful of ingredients, so if you have cake mix and some chocolate on hand, you can create a decedent dessert that tastes like you slaved away all day!

dump cake recipes

9 Delicious Dump Cake Recipes

Blueberry Dump Cake


Chocolate Peanut Butter Dump Cake

peanut chocolate

Peach Dump Cake


Chocolate Cherry Crisp Dump Cake

cherry chocolate

Strawberry Dump Cake


Easy Hot Chocolate Dump Cake


Easy Caramel Apple Dump Cake

caramel apple

Pineapple Blueberry Dump Cake

blueberry pineapple

Pina Colada Dump Cake


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17 Tasty Mug Recipes

Sometimes you just need a little taste of something sweet. While I’m certainly not above just making my cake and eating it, too…there are times I want a little somethin’ sweet but don’t want to turn on the oven and heat up the whole dang house just to enjoy a piece of cake. Thankfully, there’s no better time to turn to the 1950’s staple of good home cookin’: the microwave.

These microwave cup-cakes are great for enjoying on your own, or sharing with a special someone. Prepared, mixed and baked all in a large coffee mug, these recipes are perfect for late-night cravings or quick and easy desserts for two (or let’s be honest, one) ;).

17 Tasty Mug Recipes


  1. Cookies and Cream Mug Cake
  2. Dulce de Leche Mug Cake
  3. Oatmeal Mug Cake
  4. S’mores Mug Cake
  5. Pumpkin Pie Mug Cake
  6. Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake
  7. Caramel Brownie Mug Cake
  8. Cinnamon Roll in a Mug
  9. Strawberry Pie Mug Cake
  10. Cheesecake in a Mug
  11. Roasted Tomato Soup
  12. Chicken Pot Pie in a Mug
  13. A Cup of Coffee Cake
  14. Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug
  15. Omelette in a Mug
  16. Pizza in a Mug
  17. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

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Narutomaki Cookies (Fish Cake Cookies)

No, no, no…these aren’t made with fish or taste like fish…so calm down! 🙂


If you’ve ever gone out for an authentic bowl of ramen, you may have seen a little white and pink swirly “cake” in your bowl. This little fish cake, or Narutomaki, often mimics the texture and color of the meat of lobster, crab and other shellfish. They’re actually way more delicious than you may think (they’re not fishy at all) and add great flavor and color to your ramen.

The pink swirl in these “fish cakes” are meant to symbolize the Naruto whirlpools of the Naruto Strait near Japan…plus they’re just so darn cute!


Often about the size of a quarter, these fish cakes are brought to life in a much bigger and sweeter way with these cute Narutomaki cookies. Made using my favorite sugar cookie dough and a sweet royal icing, these cookies are the perfect ending to any Asian or ramen-inspired meal! 😉

Narutomaki Cookies (Fish Cake Cookies)


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour

For Icing:

  • 1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/8 cup milk
  • 3/8 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • Pink food coloring


In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Reduce speed to medium; add egg. Beat until combined. Beat in corn syrup, lemon zest and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and add flour in two parts. Shape dough into two disks, wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. The dough might be crumbly, but use your hands to form it back together.


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out 1 disk of dough to ¼ in. thick. Using cutter (my scalloped cutter was about 2 in. wide), cut out shapes. Transfer to baking sheet. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 10 – 12 minutes. Transfer to cooling grid; cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Using my 2 in. cutter, I got 21 cookies.

To make icing, combine confectioners’ sugar, milk, corn syrup and flavoring of choice. I used almond, but you could also use vanilla. Mix on medium to start, then on high until combined. Add more confectioners’ sugar to make icing medium-stiff consistency.

Prepare a decorating bag with a round tip 2 or 3 and about ½ cup stiff consistency icing. Outline your cookies. Let dry, about 15-20 minutes (use a wet paper towel or napkin to cover the unused icing and keep it from drying out).


Transfer any remaining icing back into the bowl.

Using milk (add 1 teaspoon at a time – a little goes a long way), thin the icing to thin/medium consistency.

These next few steps need to happen somewhat quickly, so read ahead before jumping in!

Prepare a decorating bag with a round tip 5 or 6 (or use a cut bag) and thinned icing. Fill in your cookies, using a toothpick to pop any bubbles and spread icing around cookie. Repeat covering remaining icing with wet paper towel to prevent drying. Transfer any remaining icing back into bowl.

Using pink icing color, tint the remaining icing light pink. Prepare a decorating bag with round tip 2 or 3 and pink icing. Pipe swirl in wet icing and let settle.


Let cookies dry, at least 24 hours, before packaging.


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