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Guava Rice Krispie Treats with Maria Cookies

Guava Rice Krispie Treats with Maria Cookies

Deliciously sweet treats made with crispy rice cereal, guava marmalade marshmallow cream, cubes of guava paste and crumbled Maria cookies!

Hello old friend. It’s been a while. I’ve made TONS of things with you. No, not you. I’m talking about guava. hehehe.

When you grow up in a Cuban household, you eat guava, cream cheese, and maria cookies ALL. THE. TIME. Either cuban crackers with guava and cream cheese or Maria cookies with a slab of guava.

The possibilities are endless.

Recently, I saw an episode of Unique Sweets where they featured one of Miami’s sweet bake shops.

This bake shop makes rice krispie treats with guava. Whaaat.

Fruity rice krispie treats!

Deliciously sweet, ooey gooey treats made with crispy rice cereal, guava marmalade marshmallow cream and cubes of guava paste!

WHY HADN’T I THOUGHT OF THIS!?

They mix guava marmalade with melted marshmallows then add the rice cereal, cubes of guava paste and crumbled Maria cookies. 

Press all that into a pan, cut, serve, and then TRY not to devour the entire pan.

OH. MY. HEAVENS. 

Of course as soon as I saw that, I HAD to recreate it! I’ve made two batches already and, in case you were wondering, yes it took all of the will power in the planet not to eat the entire pan.

What do they taste like? Sweet, ooey gooey chewy, tart, and tangy.

A tropical explosion in your mouth. OH YEAH.

Why not give this a spin…you may actually love this new fruity concoction. ;)

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Guava Cheese Pop Tarts

Guava Cheese Pop Tarts

Super easy, semi-homemade guava and cream cheese pop tarts made using refrigerated pie crust then topped with a drizzle of condensed milk. The perfect combination of a Cuban treat on an American classic.

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m obsessed with guava and cheese. I’ve been making recipes with this dynamic duo all year.

You can find them all here.

Growing up in a Cuban family, you are taught that guava and cream cheese are just inseparable. Dessert on most days would be a sliver of guava paste with a sliver of cream cheese on top. Sometimes you would add a Maria cookie (which are buttery biscuits from Spain similar to a tea biscuits).

To make life easier (and get these quickly in my tummy), I’m using refrigerated pie crust. Your favorite pastry dough recipe will work just as fine too but let me tell you, these were so easy to make and came out pretty freaking delicious.

These semi-homemade guava and cream cheese pop tarts are super easy to make using refrigerated pie crust and condensed milk for drizzling. The perfect combination of a Cuban treat on an American classic.

The filling is the real star of the recipe. Plus adding that drizzle of condensed milk? C’mon! How much better can this get! You can also just dip the entire pop tart into the condensed milk or even pour some on top instead of drizzle – you are the master of your own destiny.

Give these a shot and let me know how they come out for you. Your kids will love them! Perfect for Saturday mornings, a quick on-the-go breakfast with your coffee, or a snack.

Speaking of, whatever happened to Saturday morning cartoons, do they still exist? I miss Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry.

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Super easy, semi-homemade guava and cream cheese pop tarts made using refrigerated pie crust then topped with a drizzle of condensed milk. The perfect combination of a Cuban treat on an American classic.

Super easy, semi-homemade guava and cream cheese pop tarts made using refrigerated pie crust then topped with a drizzle of condensed milk. The perfect combination of a Cuban treat on an American classic.

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Super easy, semi-homemade guava and cream cheese pop tarts made using refrigerated pie crust then topped with a drizzle of condensed milk. The perfect combination of a Cuban treat on an American classic.
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Guava Cheese Pop Tarts
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These semi-homemade guava and cream cheese pop tarts are super easy to make using refrigerated pie crust and condensed milk for drizzling. The perfect combination of a Cuban treat on an American classic.

Servings: 6 pop tarts
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 1 package refrigerated pie crust
  • 4 ounce guava paste or marmalade
  • 4 ounce cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 egg beaten
  • condensed milk for drizzling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 425 degrees F.

  2. Roll out of the pie crust. Using a rolling pin, create a rectangle out of the pie crust. Cut the rectangle into 6 small rectangles. Repeat with the other pie crust. You should have 12 rectangles total.

  3. Place 6 of the 12 rectangles on a lined baking sheet. Make sure they are 1 inch apart from each other. Add about 1-2 slivers of guava paste or guava marmalade and a sliver of cream cheese onto each rectangle, without letting it touch the edges.

  4. Top the rectangles with the 6 remaining rectangles and seal by pinching all the sides with a fork. Brush each rectangle with egg wash.

  5. Bake for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before serving. Drizzle with condensed milk and enjoy!


 

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Boozy Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Boozy Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Deliciously moist and rich, dark chocolate cupcakes topped with smooth buttercream frosting and a pipette of chocolate liqueur!

Chocolate lovers, raise your hands! Booze lovers, pay attention! These boozy dark chocolate cupcakes are here to save the day.

To be honest, I don’t even like cake that much. I KNOW RIGHT. WHO AM I?! But really… unless it’s ice cream cake, I don’t really care for it. I LOVE ice cream cake! I mean, I love ice cream too. Who doesn’t love ice cream?!

I digress.

 

Deliciously moist and rich, dark chocolate cupcakes topped with smooth buttercream frosting and a pipette of chocolate liqueur!

While I may not be wild about cake, when I see a cupcake, I eat the whole thing. Weird huh? It’s still cake! But I don’t know, I feel like cupcakes are just so cute and small.

These boozy dark chocolate cupcakes are definitely the definition of “good things come in small packages”.

They are rich, moist, and chocolatey. The buttercream – smooth and creamy. Plus, hello chocolate liqueur! Can’t go wrong with a little boozy boost. If you can’t find chocolate liqueur, you can also use hazelnut liqueur or Irish cream liqueur. You can also omit the alcohol altogether but I mean, WHY. Don’t do it!

I’ve been making these dark chocolate cupcakes with buttercream for years. And now I just took them next level. Please make them soon and tell me how much you LOVE them! Cuz you will. ;)

Don’t forget to buy the pipettes!

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Deliciously moist and rich, dark chocolate cupcakes topped with smooth buttercream frosting and a pipette of chocolate liqueur!

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Deliciously moist and rich, dark chocolate cupcakes topped with smooth buttercream frosting and a pipette of chocolate liqueur!
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Boozy Dark Chocolate Cupcakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

Deliciously moist and rich, dark chocolate cupcakes topped with smooth buttercream frosting and a pipette of chocolate liqueur!

Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons chocolate liqueur divided
Buttercream Frosting
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • sugar sprinkles optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Add one egg at a time then stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of chocolate liqueur.

  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 of the way with batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean.

  4. While the cupcakes are baking, make the buttercream by mixing confectioner's sugar, softened butter, vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream in a bowl until desired consistency.

  5. Once cupcakes have cooled to room temperature, frost each cupcake with buttercream, add sugar sprinkles (optional), and a pipette of chocolate liqueur to each one. Serve and enjoy!


I hope you make them and LOVE them!

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Easy Nutella Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Easy Nutella Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Easy Nutella Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Your favorite ice cream sandwiched between two soft, chewy, and super fudgy sea salt Nutella cookies!

Nutella makes everyone happy, doesn’t it? Every time I have a jar of Nutella in my house, I have to immediately make something to get rid of it. Why? Because the jar stares me right in my face.

Eat me. Eat me!

Easy Nutella Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Your favorite ice cream sandwiched between two soft, chewy, and super fudgy sea salt Nutella cookies!

Easy Nutella Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Your favorite ice cream sandwiched between two soft, chewy, and super fudgy sea salt Nutella cookies!

If I don’t make something with Nutella quick, I run the risk of literally eating the entire jar with a spoon until I feel sick. Obviously, not a good idea.

Thankfully, this recipe for sea salt Nutella cookie ice cream sandwiches is super easy and, makes deliciously chewy, salty, sweet Nutella cookies which are TO DIE FOR.

Such a nice surprise as soon as you take that first bite. They just make your mouth water! Not to mention, the ice cream. DUH. You guys know I’m obsessed with ice cream, right? You can only imagine my excitement when I brought two of my favorite things together – cookies AND ice cream.

That’s the dream. I can’t.

You can use any ice cream you want for these cookie sandwiches. Vanilla, chocolate, mint chocolate chip. Oooo, that’s gonna be my next batch. For this recipe, I used my FAVORITE ice cream which is Salted Caramel Cone Ice Cream. As long as Nutella is the start, the ice cream flavor doesn’t matter.

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Easy Nutella Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Your favorite ice cream sandwiched between two soft, chewy, and super fudgy sea salt Nutella cookies!
You can also just make Nutella Cookies – just 4 ingredients!
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Easy Nutella Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Your favorite ice cream sandwiched between two soft, chewy, and super fudgy sea salt Nutella cookies!
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Easy Nutella Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Easy Nutella Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Your favorite ice cream sandwiched between two soft, chewy, and super fudgy sea salt Nutella cookies!

Servings: 6 ice cream sandwiches
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • sea salt for sprinkling
  • your favorite ice cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 

  2. In a bowl, mix nutella, egg, and flour until well combined then place dough in freezer for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove from freezer and make 2-inch balls of dough. Place on baking sheet at least two inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

  3. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool slightly then place the cookies in the freezer for 10-15 minutes so they can harden. (Makes it easier to assemble the ice cream sandwiches.)

  4. Remove cookies from freezer. Assemble the ice cream sandwiches by taking a scoop of ice cream and sandwiching it between two cookies.

  5. Enjoy immediately or wrap each ice cream sandwich tightly in plastic wrap and place back in the freezer. 

Super easy Nutella cookie recipe adapted from Ambitious Kitchen.

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Easy 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Sauce

Easy 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Sauce

A very simple homemade, sweet salted caramel recipe made with just 4 ingredients! Perfect for cookies, brownies, cakes, breads, just about anything!

To know me is to know that I am completely obsessed with salted caramel!

Well, I love all things sweet and salty so this should be no surprise to you. ;)

Never tried salted caramel before? Here’s what you can expect. A sauce that is sweet, sticky, buttery, salty, and truly decadent. Just make sure to let it cool before you take a spoonful of it. I know it will be hard to resist BUT… you WILL burn your tongue so be careful! If it looks too thin when you’re making it, don’t worry. The caramel will thicken as it cools.

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Here are some recipes you can make with salted caramel:

Aside from that, you can drizzle it on fruit, spoon it over chocolate chip banana bread, give it as a gift, or just keep it all for yourself.

I mean, I would NOT blame you.

Here’s the super simple recipe courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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A very simple homemade, sweet salted caramel recipe made with just 4 ingredients! Perfect for cookies, brownies, cakes, breads, just about anything!
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Easy 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A very simple homemade salted caramel recipe made with just 4 ingredients! Perfect for cookies, brownies, cakes, and more!

Servings: 1 cup
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, heat sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly. Sugar will form clumps and eventually melt into a thick brown, amber-colored liquid as you continue to stir. Be careful not to burn it.
  2. Once sugar is completely melted, immediately add the butter. The caramel will bubble rapidly when the butter is added. Be careful. Stir the butter into the caramel until it is completely melted, about 2-3 minutes.

  3. Very slowly, drizzle in the heavy cream while stirring. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute. It will rise in the pan as it boils. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of salt. Let cool before using.

Enjoy!

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Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Crushed candy canes, crushed Oreo cookies, cream cheese, and melted dark chocolate result in the easiest, most refreshing, and festive dessert ever – Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Truffles! It’s not December without peppermint, am I right?!

Am I the only one that’s still in shock that this year is almost over? I mean SLOW DOWN, LIFE! Please!

I’ll be one year older in a few days and I can’t even believe it. Where my Capricorns at?! Woot. We Caps like Jesus. Heyyyy. I was thinking of baking my own cake for my birthday this year. But…. I don’t even like cake that much, tbh. I’m more of a cookie girl. Maybe I’ll just do one big Brown Butter Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet. Mmmm. Or maybe I can just build a huge tower of these truffles and put a candle on it.

Thoughts?

I love peppermint. Two sweet things I love with all of my heart: coconut & peppermint. Well, salted caramel too. And chocolate. And toasted marshmallows. …….. Five things I love with all of my heart: coconut, peppermint, salted caramel, chocolate, and toasted marshmallows.

Sigh.

Since it’s December and Christmas will be here before we know it, let’s focus on peppermint for this post k? It’s hard I know. I love everything about this time of year! Although, it feels like Summer outside because I live in Miami and it’s 100 degrees outside. I’m also wearing flip flops. I make the best of it by making things like these Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Truffles!

If it can’t FEEL like Christmas, it can sure TASTE like it!

This was so easy to make, you guys. Omg and it was so hard not to just give up, sit on the couch, and just spoon feed myself this entire mixture. I mean, Oreo cookies AND crushed candy canes in the mix?! Slight crunch with chocolate?! I can’t.

Oreo cookies are my ultimate weakness (so are french fries… ugh, death to calories). These Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Truffles are perfect for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day! Just make sure you store them in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to serve or they WILL melt.

Now go on and make these super chocolatey, festive and refreshingly minty Oreo truffles!

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Crushed candy canes, crushed Oreo cookies, cream cheese, and melted dark chocolate result in the easiest, most refreshing, and festive dessert ever - Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Truffles!

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