Chocolate Treats

After lunch with C, we decided to walk around. We went into clothing stores but C had told me about this chocolate drink she had at Lindt. So after we finished looking at clothes, we walked into chocolate land! (Click here to read up on where C and I went for lunch.)

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C ordered a Classic Milk Chocolate (I think).

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I had a White Chocolate Mocha.

Both were extremely chocolatey, which I love and the chocolate shavings added the finishing touches. I usually don’t go for anything coffee-related, but it was good!

I definitely recommend both drinks to anyone that is a chocolate lover. Or if you’re looking for a treat, why not this…go big or go home!

P.S. Thanks to C for treating me and letting me know about the goodness of this drink.
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Ghirardelli Chocolate

For all the chocolate lovers….

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When I was in Chicago this past weekend, I stopped by Ghirardelli. Everything is chocolate. You can order chocolate desserts and or look at the wall of chocolate goodies.

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This is the menu. Ice cream to sundaes and waffle cones. I think there is more to the menu once you enter the store.

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I did not get a chance to try anything on the menu, as I was eating all throughout the day. I was stuffed when I got to Ghirardelli’s. I love waffle cones and chocolate desserts, but I was just too full. Next time, I’ll leave room for an afternoon snack or a treat.

Click here to go to Ghirardelli’s website.

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Cookies

Two weeks ago, I was invited to an Easter Dinner. Knowing me and my excuse to try something new, I decided to take a risk and bake something way out of my comfort zone. (And, I already had bought all the inrewidents weeks ago because I had the urge to make this after having Tim Horton‘s version of this cookie, but without the chocolate.

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Whipping the butter and sugar first. Always (almost) a first when baking cookies.

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It looks like a chocolate chip cooke dough. And that’s exactly what is it at this stage.

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After having an hour to chill in the fridge, add the pecans and bits of caramel. Scoop wit a spoon or use your hands to roll them into a ball. I would pat the dough flat, at this stage, because if the cookie is in a round ball shape, the inside might not be fully cooked. And no, they do not flatten once baking. And also, make sure the caramel is not peaking out from the sides.

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If the caramel pieces ARE on the sides, they’ll turn out like this (picture above, left side). Doesn’t look too appealing.

ENJOY!

*Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe taken from Sally Baking Addiction.