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Blue-Eyed Bakers - Blue Eyed Bakers. Cake Batter & Sprinkle Bark. I think I’ve found my sugar & sprinkles soul sister recently.

Cake Batter & Sprinkle Bark

I really do. The funny thing is, I had popped by Jessica’s blog from time to time when I would spot her yummy treats linked by friends on twitter, but I didn’t really get a chance to sit down and really take a good long look through her recipes until this past week. That’s when I came across the sprinkled masterpiece of epic proportion: her cake batter chocolate bark. Much like Jessica, I wasn’t what I’d really consider a “bark person” until this recipe came along, but what’s so fabulous about it, aside from the obvious delightfulness, is that it took me 5 minutes active time to make this (and about 5 to eat it–whoops). That’s the incredible thing about this, and about bark recipes in general: you take existing chocolate (of any kind, but the better the chocolate, the better it will be, since it’s really the only ingredient), melt it down, spread it out, add some bits & bites of yumminess, set it, break it and . . . ta-da!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. I’ve never liked chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Go ahead and throw tomatoes at me if you’d like, but I don’t like ’em. They’re just a plain old cookie, after all, with a few studs of chocolate chips in them. They’re nothing special to me, unless you get some cookie dough-action before it meets its fate in the oven. Now you’re talkin’. I’d much rather drown my sorrows in a bowl of cookie dough than nibble a dozen “cookies” dipped in milk. I know there are plenty of cookie-dough-nay-sayers out there… you know, the salmonella scare and all . Chilled dough is rolled into 1-inch balls. Those chilled dough balls are dipped in chocolate and then placed onto waxed paper to set. I dipped a few in Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bark and a few in the Chocolate version too. Oh yeah! Yield: 3 to 4 dozen truffles Prep Time: 45 min + chilling time. Trick or Treat! Halloween Cookie Dough Pops.

Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat! Halloween Cookie Dough Pops

Here are some fun treats to help celebrate today. I made these sprinkled Halloween pops over the weekend, and they turned out so cute, I just couldn’t not share them today! We all know that cookie dough is the best part of making cookies… And what could be more fun than cookie dough dipped in candy and covered in sprinkles? It’s cookie dough! These guys are pretty straight-forward. Use your favorite cookie dough recipe, substituting 2 tbsp milk for each egg. Scoop cookie dough about 1.5 tablespoons in size and roll into balls. After you’ve converted all your cookie dough into upside down pops, freeze them for 15-20 minutes until firm.

Working in batches, remove 4 pops from the freezer at a time. Melt your almond bark in a small glass with enough coating to completely cover the pop in one dunk. You’ll want to make sure your almond bark stays hot, so reheat it in the microwave for 30 seconds every 8 pops or so. Now for the best part… Sprinkles! Or some candy corn will do.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bark. Cookie dough in a bark.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bark

Now you can eat cookie dough without worry and it can be yours in less than twenty minutes. I know more bark, but I’m thinking you will really love this one. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bark Don’t be mistaken by the quiet look of this bark. Between the white chocolate and dark chocolate layer you will find a surprising crispy crunch of cocoa pebbles for added texture and flavor.

Alright, now, I will ease up on the bark. And I’m going to keep this post super short, since my to-do list is quickly turning into an overdue list. I hate laundry. Well I’m going to remedy this swish-swashing and bing-bonging annoyance by explaining to him we are going to buy clothes and undergarments in bulk like people shop at Costco in bulk-The. Aside from that, just think of how many more desserts I could make if I wasn’t saddled with this silly business of clothes washing. A few notes: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bark Preparation: Line 8×8 pan with parchment or wax paper. Ingredients: