Cooler Chocolate Challenge……

The Challenge this past week for any takers in the Cooler (a FB group of food lovers, bakers, and cooks) was chocolate, anything goes.

There were beautiful submissions. We are in the company of a crew of talented bakers.

Without further ado, here they are.


amy klein homemade AJ bars

Amy Klein made homemade Almond Joy bars. I can remember them as a kid, going to the movies, some Almond Joys, bad popcorn and bad soda pop.  Those look a hell of a lot better than the ones I had!


judy k dawson vd

Judy Kennedy Dawson with an incredible presentation. Here’s her description!

 I was looking for something special and chocolate-y to fix for Valentines dessert and found this Chipotle Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe on the Simply Recipes blog ( It was so easy and tasted divine! The hardest thing about it was waiting for it to cool!

dm It's a Reese's peanut butter cup on top of a double stuffed Oreo encased in Ghirardelli double chocolate brownie cooked in a cupcake tin.

David Cavanagh.  Above and below.   Above, well I’ll let DM describe them.

Real simple, a double stuffed Oreo, topped with a peanut butter cup and covered with brownie mix, cooked in a cupcake tray. Bake 20 minutes at 350. I use Ghirardelli brownie mix according to package directions and it will make a dozen. Those things were damned good, as a matter of fact, one of the girls called me yesterday for the recipe.

And below, DM’s Chocolate dipped strawberries.  You’re killing me Dave!

dm cav strawberries

suzanne birnie snyder

Susan Birnie Snyder, her take on Hostess cupcakes. Wicked!

donna currie Wacky cake, with a twist.

 Donna Currie,above it’s Wacky Cake, below truffles. Check out Donna’s blog,  every day there’s something awesome.         

donna currie Clods of dirt. Er, I mean TRUFFLES. The chocolate kind.

kate matney perini cream cheese brownies with macadamia nuts and ended up with super light fluffy cake.

Kate Matney Perini, Cream Cheese Brownies. I love the back drop!

sheryl wolter pecan turtles

Sheryl Wolter, Pecan Turtles. I love turtles, those are superb!

kel hinkle nutella

Kel Hinkle, above Nutella flourless cake, below, brownies with Rolos! LOve me some Rols, love me some brownies with Rolos more!

kel hinkle Brownies with Rolos, and Flourless Nutella Cake (the latter two for the chocolate challenge!)

chris hughes chocalte empanadas

Chris Hughes, Chocolate empanadas. I think I could clean that plate!

sherri medley Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake....

Sherri Medley, Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake!  Man oh man, that is decadent.

lisa grotte Dark Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting. Blackberry to top.

LIsa Grotte,  dark chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting. Simply put, those are some of the best looking cupcakes I’ve ever laid my eyes on.

Kim pope Death by choclate cake by hubs

Kim Pope, Death by Chocolate cake (made by her hubby!) Kudos to the hubby!

woo brower chocolate pecan lace cookies

Woo Brower, Chocolate Pecan Lace cookies.  Give me a nice cup of coffee, and I bet I could eat a dozen of those!

That’s it for this week, stay tuned for the next Cooler Challenge!

  1. dmcavanagh said:

    I think we did chocolate pretty proud!

  2. Oh man! Looks great! I want one of those cupcakes!

  3. lindatx said:

    Your doing an awesome job, Tupper! Love it.

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