Rich Chocolate Pudding

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When I made the banana pudding  a few weeks ago I mentioned I was going to have a lip biopsy done… well it happened and went very well.  However my bottom lip is now twice its normal size and I need soft easy-to-eat foods.

Plus something inherently comforting sounds nice as well.  And there are few things more comforting than a delicious bowl of rich, chocolate pudding.

This pudding is perfect: intensely chocolatey, smooth, creamy, and easy to make.  If you are not an intense chocolate person I don’t see why you couldn’t substitute 6 ounces of milk chocolate chips, or butterscotch, or even peanut butter chips if you liked.

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Four Ingredient Chocolate Amaretto Fudge

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My little sister’s drink of choice for awhile was the amaretto sour, so I have had a half-used bottle of Disaronno sitting in my cabinet for a good year or so.  It’s not my favorite.  Too sweet for me.

Thus I have been actively looking for ways to use it up and when I saw this fudge I couldn’t resist.  I realize criticizing an amaretto sour for being too sweet and then being a little rhapsodic about amaretto fudge seems a little…. odd. But hey, you expect fudge to be sweet.

And this fudge is so so easy! Just four ingredients which you basically just melt together!  That’s it.  Delicious and simple!

Though, if I make it again I will change things up a bit.  I think I would add marshmallow creme. This fudge came out a little soft for my taste, I want it more structured.  And the flavor is crying out for something cherry to me.  Dried cherries, maraschino cherries drained and chopped… stay tuned, I will probably repost a version that will be completely complicated and lose all of the beautiful quick simplicity of the recipe below.

Sigh, I just can’t leave things alone.  So here is the original, simplest, and quite possibly best version of chocolate amaretto fudge.

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Rice Krispie Treats

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When I was in college, living in the dorms, the kitchen situation was relativity dismal.  But we did have a good stove top and I began regularly to whip up Rice Krispie Treats!  Often I would throw in some M&Ms or whatever we could get at the little convenience store on campus.

I even made a large skillet (yes skillet, I had a very limited range of pots, pans, and dish ware so I used everything non-traditionally) of Rice Krispie Treats for one of my best friend’s birthday one year and stuck in some candles!

Trust me, homemade Rice Krispie Treats are so easy and so much better than the store bought thing!

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