Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lindt Chocolate Sticks

While perusing through Target last weekend, I came across Lindt Chocolate Sticks.  The wrappers immediately caught my eye because they had so much personality!  I've never seen a candy bar that says "Hello my name is" and "Nice to Sweet you!"  As soon as I saw the "Nice to Sweet you" they sold me.  So cute!  I picked out three flavors, Strawberry Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, and Caramel Brownie.

Let's start off with the Strawberry Cheesecake.  On the wrapper it reads milk chocolate with strawberry cream cheese filling.  I'll tell you, it definitely tastes like a chocolate covered cheesecake with strawberry preserve on top.  It's super crunchy and you can even taste some strawberry seeds in the mix.  There's definitely a strawberry aftertaste and the strawberry flavor is definitely very strong.

Next is the Key Lime Pie.  I've always loved Key Lime Pie since I was little and my grandma would often serve it as dessert after dinner.  She'd either serve that or Lemon Meringue. Yum!  Back to the stick.  The wrapper defined this treat as white chocolate with lime and buttermilk.  I'm usually not much of a white chocolate fan, but biting into this tasted nothing like white chocolate, but bursting with key lime pie flavor!  This one was definitely my favorite out of the three.  It smells like key lime pie and cake batter, there's no filling inside, just solid white chocolate which really tastes just like key lime!

Last but not least is the Caramel Brownie.  It's milk chocolate with a hazelnut and caramel brownie filling, as the wrapper says.  It was crunchy, biting into it was caramel central, with caramel oozing out of the bite sized morsel.  It was extremely rich.  I'd definitely describe it as a mix of Cadbury Eggs and Nestle Crunch and throw a brownie in there.  It's perfect for a chocolate caramel lover!

All in all, these sticks got personality!  Each stick was made up of 6 morsels that can be broken off.  They each had words, phrases, or photos on them, including "hello" "nice to sweet you" "Lindt" a photo of lips, and hearts. Super cute!  They're a fun alternative to candy bars and got some pizzaz.  Try them and see what you think!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Grilled Peach Dessert

That's just peachy!  I don't know about you, but I love peaches! Lucky for me, my boyfriend's dad has a peach tree in his backyard and the peaches are blossoming like crazy!  And you know what that means?  Millions of peaches, peaches for me.  Millions of peaches, peaches for free!

Since there's an abundance of peaches and since it's summer, I decided to try a fun grilled peach recipe. I've never had grilled peaches before so I thought I'd give it a try and make a delicious grilled peach dessert!  Prep time is about 5 minutes max, with cutting the peaches and mixing the peach filling.

Here's the ingredients:
Greek yogurt

I figured half a peach or a whole peach per person is a good hearty dessert.  To get things started, I washed the peaches and halved them like this:

I put them on the grill with the halved part facing down for 10 minutes to make sure they were warm, soft, and had some grill marks on the edges.

While on the grill, I mixed some greek yogurt with agave syrup.  I'd say about 1 a cup of the yogurt and 1 Tbsp. of the agave is enough for 6 peach halves.  

When the grilling was over, I scooped out the yogurt, placed it in the inside of the peach where the pit once was and filled it with a big dollop of the yogurt/agvave mix.  Then I sprinkled granola on top, and finished it off by drizzling the top with honey, and voila!  You have this sweet masterpiece!  It's easy, delicious, sweet, and a healthier dessert option!