13 Desserts You’ll Go Coconuts Over (Recipes)
By Cooking Panda
Coconuts — the origin of creamy coconut milk and chewy coconut flakes — make excellent desserts. Perfect in treats hot and cold, baked and no-baked, the fruit is a versatile beacon of deliciousness. Here are 13 clever ways to go coconuts for dessert time.
You’ll need a tall glass of milk to wash down these crazy rich triple-layer bars. Their fudgy brownie base, coconut cream cheese center and chocolate ganache topping will have you dreaming of chocolate coconut goodness for months to come.
This sweet dip, paired with graham crackers or vanilla cookies for dunking, acts as a deconstructed coconut cream pie. It will start as an attractive center piece at your next party and will quickly end as an empty bowl.
These four-ingredient pops get creaminess from coconut milk, a caffeine kick from coffee and sweetness from pitted dates and vanilla extract. Drizzle them with melted chocolate and sprinkle with shredded coconut for a delightful touch of texture.
Forget cotton candy; if clouds were edible, they’d most definitely taste like this light and pillowy coconut cake, frosted with the airiest of toppings and flecked with flaked coconut.
These soft vanilla cookies, sandwiched with coconut cream frosting, are like quadruple-stuffed golden Oreos.
Just when you thought dessert couldn’t get tastier than Samoas, BAM, it did: with a buttery graham cracker crust, vanilla ice cream, homemade caramel sauce, melted chocolate and toasted coconut, all combined in a blissful no-bake cake.
These comforting bars combine a rich shortbread crust with a soft and dense coconut filling. One bite will make you feel like you’re curled up on your grandmother’s couch, listening to family stories with a full belly and a happy heart.
There is no better way to utilize rich coconut cream than to let it seep through poked holes in a moist chocolate cake. This bad boy is generously topped with a frosting made from whipped cream, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla — then sprinkled with crispy toasted coconut for a tantalizing textured experience.
Pina coladas take food form in these chewy coconut cookies, filled with a quarter-sized dollop of pineapple preserves for a treat fit for an island getaway.
Go vintage with this no-fuss pie recipe from the 1930s. A smooth custard is speckled with shredded coconut and baked, giving it the texture of creme brulee — but the flavor of coconut cream pie.
If you’re a candy lover, these chewy truffles will give you all the flavor of an Almond Joy bar — without the preservatives of processed candies. Their silky chocolate shells give way to a soft coconut filling and a crunchy almond surprise in the center.
This lovely layered dessert comes together in a pinch with store-bought pudding mix, vanilla wafers and toasted coconut. It’s so sweet and velvety, you’ll forget banana pudding ever existed.
Concoct a terrific teatime treat with these citrusy scones, topped with lemon glaze and crispy coconut — and perfect with a comforting mug of tea.
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13 Unholy But Delicious Things To Do With Potato Chips (Recipes)
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It’s no secret that potato chips — smooth or ridged, plain or barbecue — are delicious straight out of the bag. Less celebrated, and shamefully so, is their ability to add an unexpected touch of whimsy to just about any dish. Here are 13 crunchiness things to eat with potato chips with an ideal combination of flavors in different ways to appreciate the salty, delicious things to do with potato chips, crispy, lays, powerful potato chip in everything from snacks to desserts. Potato is an important vegetable which covers a lot of dishes and we’re on the lookout to add more recipes that use potato chips, once found we’ll add those here too. If you want to know about things to do with chips, are thinking about what to do with potato chips or looking for recipes with lays chips, we have collection of recipe using potato chips:
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Three-cheese pasta with crispy bacon, mushrooms and peas sounds great on its own. Try it baked with a parmesan and crushed potato chip crust, though, and you’ll wonder why you ever made mac and cheese without a bag of Lay’s.
Because everything tastes better with butter, sugar and chocolate.
These salty nachos are topped with far better than plain ol’ shredded cheese. They’re drizzled with a cheese sauce made from steak drippings, white wine, butter, cream and, oh yes, a mixture of blue and Gruyere cheeses. It’s poured carefully over the chips, followed by a generous helping of juicy steak and green onions, until each bite is laden with meaty, cheesy bliss.
Coated with kettle chips and panko breadcrumbs, these quick and easy oven-fried tenders have a guaranteed crunch factor.
A buttery, salty potato chip crust balances handsomely with a sweet chocolate and coconut cream filling. It’s rich, it’s sleek, it’s magnifique.
This warm chicken salad goes far beyond the classic mix-ins of celery and mayonnaise. It’s tossed with a flavorful seasoning mix, cheddar cheese and cooked bacon — and topped with potato chips and baked until crispy yet gooey. Eat it on your favorite bread, over a bed of greens or straight from the pan.
Inspired by onion dip, this surprisingly delicious appetizer gets creaminess from cream cheese, flavor from chopped chives and softened spring onions, and contrast from crunchy crushed chips. For a simple and elegant look, garnish it with whole chives before baking. To mimic the appearance of dip, spread it with sour cream, chives and extra chips.
These brownies cover every texture in the book: chewy fudginess from the brownie base, buttery silkiness from the chocolate topping, creaminess from Reese’s cups, and, of course, crunchiness from pretzels, Oreos and potato chips.
There’s nothing sad about this gloriously Southern combination of cheesy potatoes, cream of chicken, sour cream and crushed potato chips.
This addictive appetizer comes together with a bag of kettle chips, tossed on a pan and topped with brown sugar, maple syrup, cheddar cheese, bacon and cayenne, then baked. It’s so simple, I’m not sure if it sounds easier to make or easier to devour in one sitting.
Combine two essential party snacks into one with this sweet and salty bake.
Chips make a great side for sandwiches — until they get knocked off your plate. They serve a far better purpose inside of a sandwich. In this case, their saltiness cuts through the richness of cheese, and their crunchiness adds another dimension of texture to a tried and true treat.
We started with mac and cheese, so let’s end with it, too. These golden brown babies combine the soft creaminess of cheesy mac with the crisp saltiness of potato chips into one (OK, maybe two or three) glorious bite.Featured image credit: PixabayTags: Appetizer, appetizer with potato, brownies, buffalo chicken salad, cheese pasta, cheesy bacon, cheesy potatoes, chicken salad, chicken salad recipe, chicken tenders, chips, chips chicken tenders, chips recipe, chips toffee, chive cheesecake, cook potato chips, cookies, crack, crispy bacon, crunchy, crushed potato chips, desserts, do with potato chips, easy dinner, fired mac and cheese balls, Fried Snacks, Funeral, funeral potatoes, gorgonzola, grilled cheese, holiday crack, hot chicken salad, kettle chips, kitchen crack, mac and cheese, mac and cheese balls, panko breadcrumbs, potato chip grilled cheese, potato chip nachos, Potato Chips, potato chips chicken, potato chips chicken tenders, potato chips crust, potato chips recipes, potato chips toffee, potato cookies. potato chips cookie, potatoes, recipes, recipes with lays, salty, salty chocolate, salty chocolate tart, salty nachos, savory chive cheesecake, steak, steak and gorgonzola, things with potato chips, toffee
Chocolate Chip Cookie Layered Brownies
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12 Brownie Recipes To Awaken The Child Inside Of You
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Everyone loves brownies, a quintessential childhood dessert. With more fudge than most cookies, but easier to carry than most cakes, there is nothing like a soft, chewy brownie to soothe a chocolate craving on the go.
However, how often do you actually feel inspired to bake brownies from scratch? Be honest. How often are brownies your homemade dessert of choice, instead of impressive cakes, or easy-to-make cookies?.
Once you look at this list of 12 decadent, chocolate brownies, you will surely find a recipe to inspire the baker inside of you…whether you’re a seasoned chef or just want to look like one.
Oreos, dark and white chocolate chips, and a bit of instant espresso add texture, crunch, and punch to this simple recipe.
French Silk Pie in brownie form? Sign me up!
Break out the Bailey’s!
For those days when you’re torn between eating Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, or brownies. With this indulgent dessert, you don’t have to choose!
If you’re patient, wait a day before eating. The caramel will have a chance to seep into the brownies, making them more moist and gooey.
A brownie layer, topped with an Oreo truffle layer, finished with a layer of soft, sweet chocolate…guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!
Your favorite campfire treat is now one of your favorite brownie recipes!
Nutella in fudge form? I’ll probably make these for my next potluck. I need these in my life sooner rather than later, and I imagine you do, too.
These brownies have a layer of caramel and shortbread, just like the candy bar. They take a bit more time to make compared to other recipes in this list, but it’ll be worth the wait.
Stout beer adds an extra dimension to chocolate desserts, and these brownies are no different. This recipe uses a coffee stout, but any dark, stout beer will do.
By “poking” the brownies, you’ll get the rich, caramel goodness in every bite. Heat these up for a few seconds before eating.
Peppermint extract works best to get the smooth, true mint flavor we all desire. This will definitely be a crowd-pleaser around the holidays.
Featured Photo Credit: Carlsbad CravingsTags: brownies, chocolate recipes, dessert recipes, desserts
Chocolate Coconut Brownies
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If You Bought Entenmann’s Sweets Be Aware Of Plastic In Your Muffins
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Entenmann’s, a brownie and muffin brand, has voluntarily recalled brownies and muffins in 34 states. Check your box if you bought it within the dates of Aug. 12-23.
You may recognize the brand more in its fancy blue cursive writing, and by the mini bite-sized brownies and blueberry muffins that are so addictive. It turns out, according to a press release by owner Bimbo Bakeries, the product may have plastic in it, causing a choking or cutting hazard (Yuck!).
Food Safety News reports that at least one consumer reported an injury as a result of plastic in the product. The recall includes: Little Bites Fudge Brownies, Little Bites Chocolate Chip Muffins and Little Bites Variety packs with brownies, chocolate chip muffins and blueberry muffins.
You can determine whether or not your own boxes at home are contaminated by looking for the code number 3098 printed by the “Best By” date on the outside of your box. Also, as I mentioned above, these boxes were distributed during the weeks of Aug. 12 through Aug. 23.
As delicious and tempting as these little treats are, I wouldn’t chance eating plastic if you can help it. That is, if you’re not munching on them while reading this article. Don’t take any chances; just throw out your potentially contaminated boxes and go out and get some post-recall to be on the safe side.
Then again, if you have a contaminated box, you can always return it for a full refund instead of throwing it out. Get your money back and get some new snack cakes!
You could also just go with homemade until this whole thing blows over. At least that way you know what’s going in to your food. To me, the extra effort seems more than worth it. Plastic doesn’t sound appealing as it is, but risking a cut while eating one of your favorite snacks? No thanks.brownies, Entenmann's, Muffins, recall, Snack Cakes