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This March 17th, you won’t need the luck o’ the Irish to find a perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipe. Get the shenanigans started with easy-to-bake, homemade chocolate brownies spiked with luscious Irish Cream. These flavorful, fudgy treats are surprisingly light, so you can indulge and still have room for all that green beer. Cheers!
Irish Cream Brownies (makes approx. 16 brownies)
Recipe from Cooking Light
With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, the Big Apple is celebrating this romantic time of year by showing its sweet side. Created in 2011, NYC Chocolate Week is the first event in New York City entirely dedicated to the art of preparing chocolate. During this seven-day culinary showcase, twelve participating NYC restaurants and their chefs will highlight chocolate’s irresistible qualities through food and wine pairings and specialty desserts.
From February 13-19, chocolate lovers have the opportunity to indulge their sweet tooth at romantic spots including Ayza West Village, Bistro Vendôme, Opia, DB Bistro Moderne and Jean-Louis. Details vary by location, but many offer guests complimentary chocolatey confections—from decadent dessert samplings to chocolate fountains—with the purchase of a two-course meal.
Need a little more temptation? By attending a NYC Chocolate Week event, you’ll also be supporting official charity partner Action Against Hunger in the fight against malnutrition worldwide. Giving back never sounded so sweet.
For more info and a full list of participating restaurants, visit ChocolateWeekNYC.com.
Image courtesy of AyzaNYC.com.
Impress guests this holiday season with flavorful, easy-to-make Bourbon Balls. These sweet and chewy, no-bake confection will have dessert lovers (and especially bourbon fans) swooning. Get creative with tasty toppings—colored sprinkles, granulated sugar, chopped nuts, melting chocolate—for a box of bourbon-flavored beauties that’s perfect for gift giving. Now, grab a bottle of your favorite Kentucky whiskey and get rollin’!
Holiday Bourbon Balls (makes about 4 dozen bourbon balls)
Recipe adapted from the Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookies E-Book