Category: Sweet Recipes

Sweet S’more Options Are All The Crave on Pinterest

The official first day of summer is coming up, and it has got me dreaming of some iconic desserts that go perfectly with the warm weather. In addition to melty ice cream and popsicles, I am reminiscing about campfire nights under the stars with a melty s’mores in my hand. Summer reminds me of going camping with friends, setting up a roaring fire, and toasting marshmallows while listening to the nighttime summer sounds. Searches for campfire desserts on Pinterest is up +55% this year. I’m guilty of being part of that search! In an effort to satisfy my summer cravings and celebrate the warm months, I have found unique s’mores treats around Los Angeles, without even pitching a tent!

Mallow Mallow- gourmet S’mores

Ella S’more special flavor made an appearance this year at Coachella, but this store sells these gourmet treats year round. You can find the Smore-ologists popping up at events around Los Angeles, or have them cater your next birthday party with a S’more Service!

Gotta Have S’more

Their mini-muffin shaped treats are a new twist on the classic treat. A graham cracker cup case is topped with a toasted marshmallow, and dipped in a unique chocolate flavor. They have seasonal and special flavors, such as Peanut Butter & Jelly and Salted Caramel. All of their selections are available online for nationwide shipping, too!

Kettle Glazed Donuts

This shop is infusing two of my favorite desserts- donuts and s’mores! Their S’mores donut is a classic cake donut filled with gooey marshmallow fluff and topped with melted chocolate, graham cracker crumbs, and more marshmallow.

This s’mores trend is not only making its way to new desserts, but keeping its classic take as well! See how you can make your favorite fireside treat in a new, creative way this summer via Pinterest. Whether you’re deep in the woods, or just hanging in your backyard, this summer is all about easy-to-make, outdoor dessert recipes.

Check out some of my saved s’mores favorites here!

Hot Chocolate For the Best Valentine’s Day Ever!

I’ve been a big fan of Morning Glory Confections for years now. I love the fun and unique brittle flavors they make and I love giving them as gifts. If you catch them at a farmer’s market or artisan food show you have to make a stop and enjoy one of their delicious baked goods, especially the brownies. So what this is really is a little love story just in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s a love story about my love of Morning Glory Confections.

And perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, they came out with two new drinking chocolates (classic and spicy) that you guessed it, I LOVE! I used their classic drinking chocolate to create the ultimate Valentine’s Day indulgence. Enjoy it in the morning with a shot of espresso or to get cozy at the end of your romantic evening (it goes great with a shot of whiskey).

This is the perfect indulgence for these chilly days and nights. To add to the goodness I whipped up some homemade marshmallows to go on top. If this intimidates you let me tell you right now that marshmallows are easy to make. They are. Not scary. Just takes a bit of planning. They can be made the night before or in the morning to enjoy in the evening. A few simple steps and some time for the marshmallows to form and you’ve got yourself a tasty topping for your drinking chocolate. Check out the recipe below. And if you head over to Morning Glory Confections online shop you can get 20% off your order with my code LMEC20!


Otis Spunkmeyer Holiday Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint holiday cookies

Today is National Cookie Day, and while it seems like there is a national day for everything, cookies are definitely worth celebrating.

I think the timing of this holiday is aptly placed. It aligns so well with holiday cookie parties and setting out cookies for Santa. It would seem that December in general is one big cookie month.

Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Pepppermint Cookie Recipe

To help you celebrate I’m taking my favorite Otis Spunkmeyer cookies and dressing them up for the holidays. This is a simple 2-step process that uses Otis Spunkmeyer Double Chocolate Chunk cookies and turns them into the perfect holiday chocolate peppermint treats.

Otis Spunkmeyer Double Chocolate Cookies

All you need are your Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, white chocolate (or bright white candy melts), and candy canes (or peppermint candies). In a matter of minutes your cookies will become gorgeous, festive sweets that you can enjoy while cozying up next to the fire or wrapped up as the sweetest holiday gifts for friends and family. To me nothing gets me in the holiday spirit like chocolate peppermint sweet treats.

Dip your Otis Spunkmeyer cookies into melted white chocolate or candy melts. Add a splash of peppermint extract if you like things minty. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle crushed candy canes over top. Allow to cool.

Holiday Cookie Recipe

You can then box and share you cookies.  Happy Holidays!

P.S. In celebration of #NationalCookieDay tomorrow, Otis Spunkmeyer has a fun chance to win free cookies!  Everyone who enters gets a link for a $1 off coupon.  Check it out!

I’m proud to partner with Otis Spunkmeyer for this holiday cookie recipe. While I am being sponsored by Otis Spunkmeyer for my posts and activities, all opinions expressed are my own, and all claims or program details shared should be verified at or with the appropriate manufacturers.

Otis Spunkmeyer Hot Chocolate Mug Cakes


With the holidays in full swing there is nothing I want more than to cozy up at home. This recipe for Otis Spunkmeyer Hot Chocolate mug cakes is one big cup of cozy. It is warm, chocolatey, and toasty. Everything you want out of a decadent holiday treat. The best part about it is how easy it is to whip up. With only 3 ingredients, no funky stuff, and your mug you are just minutes away from a comforting sweet treat!


In for the holidays Otis Spunkmeyer has released Hot Chocolate Frosted Creme Cakes – hot chocolate creamed wrapped in a chocolate frosted cake. They are every bit as good as they sound. Individually wrapped, they are great purse snacks if you are like me and like to tuck away treats in your bag. They are even better warmed up in this cozy recipe.


You take 5 Otis Spunkmeyer Hot Chocolate Frosted Creme Cakes and fit them snuggly in your mug. Depending on your mug size this could also be 3-4 cakes if your mug is smaller.


Throw in a handful of chocolate morsels in the center of your frosted creme cake filled mug and microwave for a minute or until then are warm and gently melt down at the touch of a fork.


Once warmed, push your creme cakes down a half and inch into the mug with a fork to make room for marshmallows. Top with a generous handful of mini marshmallow and using your home crème brulee torch carefully toast your marshmallows. If you do not have a crème brulee torch you can also toast your marshmallows under the broiler, just be careful when handling your mug afterwards as it will be very hot!

Grab a spoon and maybe some friends if you feel like sharing and enjoy this fun take on a hot chocolate.


Otis Spunkmeyer Mini Chocolate Cupcake No Bake Cheesecakes


It’s hard to believe that it’s already October and the end of the year is upon us.   Even though it doesn’t quite feel like Fall in LA, I’m still getting into October and what I like to think of as ‘pumpkin season’. I love this time of year truthfully because I LOVE pumpkin. I feel like there is a large group of us pumpkin lovers out there, am I right? It is one of my favorite dessert flavors. I love to get creative with pumpkin treats and moving beyond pumpkin pie, which brings us to this Fall sweet treat – No Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups. (keep reading for the recipe)


Otis Spunkmeyer Double Chocolate Cookie Grasshopper Pie

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There is not denying it, as much as we don’t want it to be true (well I don’t at least) Summer is coming to an end and Fall is upon us. As much as I will miss pool parties and ice cream weather, I do really love the change in temperature and the feeling of Fall. It inspires me to slow down and spend more cozy time at home. It also gets me in the mood to bake and one thing I really love baking in the Fall is pie!


This pie is my in between seasons pie – Grasshopper Pie. It is light and fresh so it reminds me of Summer, but the crust is so decadent and chocolate-y which makes me feel like Fall. Grasshopper pie is a fun, nostalgic treat that was popular in the 1950’s and 60’s. You may remember your mom or grandma whipping it up, I do. It gets its name from the green color that usually comes from using green crème de menthe or green food coloring in the filling. While I love the funky retro color I also like that you can adapt this recipe to use better for you ingredients with no funky stuff.Processed with Snapseed.

Traditionally this is a chiffon pie made with a cookie crust and I’m keeping up with tradition using Otis Spunkmeyer Double Chocolate Cookie to make the cookie pie crust. This cookie crust is super easy to make. It requires 1¼ cups of cookie crumbs – 6 Otis Spunkmeyer Double Chocolate Cookies (1 box) – plus 5 tablespoons of melted butter.

Pulse the cookies in a food processor until they form a crumb mixture. Pour the cookie crumbs into a mixing bowl and add the melted butter. Mix this together until it is combined. Press the double chocolate cookie mixture into a pie pan evenly. Place this into the refrigerator and chill to harden.

The filling requires fresh mint, cream, marshmallows and mint extract. You can choose to use crème de menthe and a few drops of food coloring if you are so inclined in place of the mint extract and fresh mint that I am suggesting.

Steep together the milk and the mint.  Heat together the strained mint milk with marshmallows to form a smooth marshmallow mixture.Whip up some heavy cream to form soft peaks and mix in the marshmallow mixture. Spread the filling into the chilled chocolate pie crust base and chill.

This recipe can be made a few hours ahead or the day before you want to enjoy it. It doesn’t require much and provides so much pie joy. Next time you are feeling nostalgic or just feeling like some pie, go grab some Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies and make yourself at Grasshopper Pie. It will be well worth it!

AND if you need more of a reason to bake yourself a cookie crust pie –   Otis Spunkmeyer has teamed up with No Kid Hungry this back to school season, with limited time “go orange” packaging on all three of their delicious cookies.  For every carton of these cookies purchased, $0.25 cents will be donated to No Kid Hungry, bringing us one step closer to helping hungry children across the country have access to the healthy foods they need. (more…)

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies Sandwiches | Otis Spunkmeyer

Cookies are definitely one of my favorite snacks and they have been since I was a kid. I would love it when my mom packed chocolate chip or white chocolate macadamia nut cookies for snack time. I felt especially lucky when I would get raspberry Linzer cookies or any sandwich cookie for that matter. Sandwich cookies felt extra special because you not only got cookies but a little added goodness too, be it jam or marshmallow fluff or whatever sweet filling held the two delicious cookies snugly together.

Since it’s already August and back-to-school is definitely on everyone’s mind, I wanted to revisit my childhood love for cookies. So I’m having fun with Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chunk Cookies and making them into the perfect lunchbox treat.

Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Using only a few quality ingredients you can make a homemade chocolate hazelnut spread that is perfect for your Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chunk cookies. This is such a fun way to use chocolate hazelnut spread and makes for some chocolaty rich treats. Wrap up these cookie sandwiches with parchment and twine and they are not only cute and compact, but easy to transport. And who are we fooling these are so good you can make yourself a few too and enjoy them at your desk!

Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chunk Cookie Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie Sandwiches

OTIS SPUNKMEYER Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies Sandwich

This simple 4 ingredient chocolate hazelnut spread is a great alternative to buying the store bought version. Add it to your favorite cookies or even on top of pancakes or waffles.


  • 6 Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chunk cookies
  • Natural parchment paper for wrapping
  • 3 cups of raw unsalted hazelnuts
  • 3 tablespoons hazelnut oil (sub coconut oil or neutral vegetable oil)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place hazelnuts on a lined baking sheet in a single layer. Roast in over for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from over and allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a kitchen towel and roll out nuts to remove most of the skins.
  • Add hazelnuts to a food processor and blend until a butter is formed. Scrape down the sides as needed. Should take 8-10 minutes to come together.
  • Heat chocolate over a double boiler until melted. Set aside.
  • Once hazelnut butter is creamy and smooth add the melted chocolate, sea salt and vanilla. Blend/pulse until well incorporated.
  • Arrange cookies to make sandwiches with one side top down. Spread homemade chocolate hazelnut spread over top of one half of the cookie. Cover with second cookie.
  • Wrap with parchment paper. Seal with tape or twine and it is ready for the lunchbox.

I’m proud to partner with Otis Spunkmeyer for this Back to School recipe. While I am being sponsored by Otis Spunkmeyer for my posts and activities, all opinions expressed are my own, and all claims or program details shared should be verified at or with the appropriate manufacturers.

DIY Rosé Gummy Bears

Let Me Eat Cake Rose Gummy Bear photo

This recipe is going to change everything.

In case you have not heard (and I don’t know how you haven’t it’s all the rage) Sugarfina came out with Rose Gummy Bears as a spin-off to their Champagne Gummy Bears. When the rose version was released it sold out in 2 minutes, crashed the Sugarfina website and there is a 10,000 person waiting list for them.

I am sure these are amazing, I’m sure they are delicious, but while you are waiting why not just make them at home. This recipe is simple to whip up and in no time you could be enjoying Rose Gummy Bears.

Now watch the video it has everything you need to know!

The Perfect Coffee Cake Muffins

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Coffee cake is one of those breakfast items that I often order when I’m dining out, but never think to make at home. And I don’t know why that is because it is so simple to whip up, it’s super pantry friendly, and it’s darn tasty. A few key ingredients that you always have at home are all you really need. The real magic here is the T-Sugars Cassonade Sugar (brown sugar) in the recipe that gives this cake deep caramel touches throughout the streusel. Plus the bonus of T-Sugars Icing Mill sugar dusted over top for added sweetness to finish things off. These sugars are my pantry staples. They work in most sweet recipes and their perfect packaging makes them easy to store and use again.

Speaking of ease, that is one of my favorite things about this coffee cake recipe. It can be adapted to your favorite fruit or what you have in season or you can keep it classic with no fruit at all. Since it is Summer I decided to throw in ripe fresh peaches and blueberries. Both are vibrant, juicy and have the loveliest floral essence to them. Paired with the richness of the streusel top, you will find yourself wanting to make coffee cake at home more often. At least I do!

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Makes 12 muffins

For the streusel:

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup T-Sugars Cassonade Sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • *after cooked sprinkle T-Sugars Icing Sugar Mill generously over the top of the cake

For the cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/opcups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup T-Sugars Cassonade Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 8tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter browned (melted over the stove top)
  • 1 fresh peach diced
  • 1/2 pint of fresh blueberries
  1. Spray a 9-inch cake pan with nonstick spray. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. For the streusel, whisk the sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl to combine. Cut the butter into 1-tablespoon pieces, then add it to the mixture and use your hands to mix it in until you’ve formed moist crumbs. Set aside.
  3. For the cake, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl to combine. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, sugar, vanilla extract and browned butter to combine.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, and mix until fully combined with a spatula. Do not over mix.
  5. Fold in fruit.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and top with the streusel.
  7. Bake the coffee cake until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely before topping with T-Sugars Icing Sugar Mill. Slice and serve.

Otis Spunkmeyer Mini Muffin Fruit Kabobs

Fourth of July is just around the corner and as temperatures start to soar the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. Instead, this is the best time of year to really get creative with your sweet treats and create simple and fun no-bake desserts. To celebrate summer and summer entertaining I’ve got a treat that is perfectly patriotic for this coming holiday weekend. It is also a great activity with your kids; you can create a skewer bar with all of the fruit and muffin toppings for the kids to assemble themselves. And it is a great back to school lunch box snack.

I’m going red, white and blueberry with these Otis Spunkmeyer mini muffin fruit kabobs. You can use any fruit that you like, it doesn’t have to be this strawberry blueberry banana combo that I have here. But if you are looking for patriotic, this is a festive American flag combo. For these party skewers I used Otis Spunkmeyer mini blueberry muffins with a honey yogurt dipping sauce. This also works great with the Otis Spunkmeyer mini chocolate chip muffins. You can pair those with banana and strawberry, or apples and throw in a peanut butter dipping sauce.

Who doesn’t love food on a stick! It doesn’t get any cuter than these Pinterest-worthy mini muffin kabobs. Try them out for your next get-together. The fruit and muffin combinations are endless and they are a better-for-you-treat!

Otis Spunkemyer recently launched a brand new line of sweet snack foods at grocery stores across the country that have better-for-you-ingredients and taste more homemade – exactly what consumers have been asking for! To celebrate this milestone for the brand, which has been around since the 1970’s, they are creating a one-day pop-up on the Santa Monica Pier. The pop-up won’t be a traditional storefront, but rather a giant inflatable obstacle course that ends in an Otis Spunkmeyer ball-pit! And lots of free food samples will be available to anyone who wants to come by! The pop-up event will be one day only: Saturday, July 2 from 10am-5pm.

OS Mini Muffin Kabob Ingredients
OS Mini Muffin Kabobs

OTIS SPUNKMEYER Mini Muffin Kabobs

makes 2 skewers

A simple and cute way to present mini muffins and fresh fruit in your kid’s lunchbox. Serve with an easy yogurt dip for added protein.



  • In a bowl mix yogurt and honey together with chopped mint. Refrigerate until well chilled.
  • Thread strawberries, muffins, raspberries and bananas on wooden skewers alternating between fruits and muffins.
  • Serve kabobs with sauce in an airtight container for dipping. Kabobs can be wrapped in plastic for lunchbox transport.