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Old 12-07-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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Chocolate dessert to bring to open house

We're going to a holiday open house at a friend's home next weekend. I offered to bring a dessert, and OF COURSE IT HAS TO BE CHOCOLATE. (In my chocoholic mind, there IS no other kind of dessert.) Any suggestions on something easy for people to pick up and eat, not too-labor-intensive to make and less predictable than brownies? All suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!

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Old 12-07-2007, 02:41 PM   #2
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How about chocolate fudge with maraschino cherries and nuts?
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:00 PM   #3
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Maybe a Tiramisu?
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:02 PM   #4
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We're going to a holiday open house at a friend's home next weekend. I offered to bring a dessert, and OF COURSE IT HAS TO BE CHOCOLATE. (In my chocoholic mind, there IS no other kind of dessert.) Any suggestions on something easy for people to pick up and eat, not too-labor-intensive to make and less predictable than brownies? All suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!
I'm assuming you don't want to do a whole cake, but if you do, let me know - I have some incredible chocolate cake recipes, T&T.

For individual desserts, how about chocolate cupcakes (or brownie cupcakes), mini chocolate cheesecakes, chocolate truffles, or chocolate dipped coconut macaroons?
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:45 PM   #5
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Welcome, elemom.

Trifle is easy. How about chocolate trifle...

California Chocolate Trifle

Or made with brownies...

Chocolate Trifle
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Merstar the macaroons sound awesome! Do you have a recipe? I never find just the right ones.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:20 PM   #7
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Hello Dolly bars aka "7 layer bars" are also easy and delicious--I've never had any leftovers at parties....just Google it and you will get tons of recipes.......
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Merstar the macaroons sound awesome! Do you have a recipe? I never find just the right ones.
Unfortunately, I'm not 100% happy with the one I've been using - it's too wet and hard to drop onto the cookie sheets. I tried adding more flour, but it didn't help much. I'll have to experiment more, and try some other recipes until I come up with the right one.
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Unfortunately, I'm not 100% happy with the one I've been using - it's too wet and hard to drop onto the cookie sheets. I tried adding more flour, but it didn't help much. I'll have to experiment more, and try some other recipes until I come up with the right one.
So here, I have a deal for you. If I find the perfect macaroon, I'll tell ya. And vice versa. I am willing to waste alot of coconut to find it!!!!!!
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So here, I have a deal for you. If I find the perfect macaroon, I'll tell ya. And vice versa. I am willing to waste alot of coconut to find it!!!!!!
That sounds great - I'll PM you right now, so we don't forget each other!
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