Dylan’s Candy Bar

DylansDylans’s Candy Bar is like dying and going to candy heaven. With only five locations in the world, this buffet of sweets is right by my job, which means serious trouble. I don’t let myself go there too often, but when I do, oh my goodness! It is such a unique candy store… it combines two of my favorite things – candy and art. They have over 5,000 different types of candy here! From jelly bellys, to cotton candy, ice cream, chocolate fountains, vintage sweets, and any type of candy you are looking for, this is the place to go.  I clearly always find myself in the fudge & chocolate sections. Have you ever been to Dylan’s? What are your favorite sweets?stairwayjellysCandylollicolorCandy WallfudgeChocolate FountainCotton candyDylansice creamChocolate

Chocolate Lava Cake

lavaSo many restaurants have “chocolate lava cake” on their dessert menus. Being a huge chocolate fanatic, I usually can’t resist a warm chocolate cake with oozing chocolate filling, gushing out with each fork-full. Who would have thought something so decadent could be so simple. I certainly didn’t. I found this recipe, and with only 5 simple steps, and all the ingredients already in the house, this cake would be mine. I had to double the recipe [and the cook time], because I only had 10 ounce molds, where the recipe called for 4 ounce molds. This was so easy and is so delicious. Next time we have dinner guests, I will definitely impress them with this for dessert!

Turkey Cupcakes

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays throughout the year. Naturally, at our feast, I’m in charge if bringing a few of the desserts. The first thing I made was these turkey-topper cupcakes. These weren’t that difficult to make, but they did take a decent amount of time. I followed these instructions for the toppers, with a few small changes (I used junior mints instead of whoppers, I added candy corn wings, etc) to give it a little extra. I can never resist anything chocolate and made with Reese’s! Hopefully they will survive the car ride and arrive at my parents in one piece.

The Ultimate Dessert

Earlier this year I saw this “Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie n’ Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar” recipe here. The second I laid eyes on this decadent treat I know who I had to make it for. My brother, Matt, absolutely loves sweets and he is one of my favorite people to bake for. His birthday was the perfect excuse to give him this outrageous combination of his favorite sweets. A layer of chocolate chip cookies, topped with a layer of double stuffed Oreos, topped with a layer of fudgey brownies, topped off with classic vanilla ice cream. Anyone with a sweet tooth needs to try this out.. and I need to get this insane dessert out of my house so I will stop eating it!