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Buzzy Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Chocolate espresso bean cookies

Last week, after making several batches of chocolate bars for a family event, I found myself lots and lots of leftover Trader Joe’s chocolate-covered espresso beans, a free afternoon, and a craving for coffee.

Starting with my traditional chocolate cookie base (it’s the same one used in my mint M&M cookie recipe), I added espresso powder, chunks of dark chocolate, and plenty of chocolate-covered coffee beans for a buzzy, chocolate-y treat.

Between the chocolate, the coffee beans, and the espresso powder, these delicious cookies definitely pack a bit of a buzz. And, they smell heavenly while baking, too!

Chocolate espresso bean cookies

Chocolate espresso bean cookies

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Double Caramel Chocolate M&M Cookies

Caramel M&M Cookies

Caramel M&Ms? A BLUE bag? What did I just see??

Caramel M&MsA few days ago, I happened to be wandering the aisles of my neighborhood drugstore when I spotted something strange and unfamiliar: M&Ms candies in a dark blue package. I instantly did a double-take. It was then that I noticed the yellow banner on the bag proclaiming it “NEW!” flavor, and a 2-for-1 sale sign nearby. Upon closer inspection, I realized that I was in the presence of…caramel M&Ms!

After a bit of research, I learned that this flavor is a brand new edition to the M&Ms family, with the candies making their debut in May 2017. So, being a fan of both M&Ms AND caramel, I snatched up one of the blue bags and set my sights on creating a new M&M cookie.

A twist on the classic M&M cookie, this recipe combines a dark chocolate base with caramel M&Ms and chunks of caramel candy. (I used the classic Kraft caramels, although any brand would do.) They’re particularly good when warm and just slightly gooey.

Kraft caramels

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