Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cakes

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cakes, made with chocolate sheet cake, are so easy, cute, and delicious – the perfect treat to make for Valentine’s Day!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cakes | ChezCateyLou.com

Today we are celebrating….it is Chez CateyLou’s 3rd birthday!!!! I can’t believe I have had this blog for 3 years! This is where it all started, with lots of help from TheBetterHalf!  It is so much fun to look at how much my blog has grown and changed since I began.  I have learned so much the past 3 years, met incredible people, and done amazing things – all thanks to my little corner of the internet.

We have a bit of a theme around here when it comes to celebrating blog birthdays…and it involves chocolate and peanut butter. 1st birthday. 2nd birthday. So I had to continue the tradition for the 3rd birthday, with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cakes. Since the big birthday is so close to Valentine’s Day, I thought why not make something to celebrate both of them!… 

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Peanut Butter Christmas Crack

The addition of peanut butter to chocolate saltine toffee takes this addicting treat to a new level. Peanut Butter Christmas Crack might just become your new favorite Christmas recipe!
Peanut Butter Christmas Crack | ChezCateyLou.com

It wouldn’t be Christmas around here without some kind of Christmas Crack recipe! It has become my annual tradition on Chez CateyLou! It started with the original Christmas Crack, which might I add has been my most popular recipe this month, and then last year I made a Graham Cracker Toffee version. And this year, I have really outdone myself with this Peanut Butter Christmas Crack.

In case you have never heard of this delicious treat, Christmas Crack is an easy chocolate toffee that is made with saltine crackers. It is called “crack” because it is absolutely addicting – anytime I make it, TheBetterHalf and I can’t stop eating it. Truly addicting – and that is why I only make it once a year!  My peanut butter version takes addicting to a new level – if you are a peanut butter lover, you HAVE to try this recipe!

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PBJ Thumbprint Cookies & a GIVEAWAY

All the classic flavors of peanut butter and jelly are baked into a festive thumbprint cookies. These PBJ Thumbprint Cookies are perfect for Christmas!

PBJ Thumbprint Cookies - the classic peanut butter and jelly flavor combo in a festive Christmas cookie! |ChezCateyLou.com

This is not just any Christmas thumbprint cookie recipe.  This recipes is part of The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange!  Over 60 bloggers and I are sharing some of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes to get you in the holiday spirit.  And, in the spirit of the season, we are also bringing you The Sweetest Season’s Sweetest Cookie Giveaway! We’ve put together an incredible cookie baking prize package, worth over $600, including a KITCHEN-AID STAND MIXER!!  Scroll to the bottom of the post for more details! I would love one of you to win this awesome prize!

And now, let’s talk a little bit more about these PBJ Thumbprint Cookies!

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100+ Christmas Cookies

Looking for Christmas cookie recipes? Well you are in luck – I have over 100 ideas for delicious Christmas cookies to make this holiday season!

100-Favorite-Christmas-Cookies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….Christmas Cookie Season! The second Thanksgiving is over, I am in the kitchen baking up a storm. I can’t help it, I just love making – and more importantly eating – Christmas cookies! If you are trying to decide what types to bake this year, I have over 100 ideas for you from some of my favorite bloggers. At the end of this post is a roundup of some of our favorite cookie recipes. But first, here are some of my personal favorite Christmas cookies:… 

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Parmesan Cheese Toast with Brown Sugar Bacon

Sweet candied brown sugar bacon tops a savory and salty broiled parmesan cheese toast – these are good enough to be called the Best Appetizer Ever!
Parmesan Cheese Toast with Brown Sugar Bacon, aka The Best Appetizer Ever! | ChezCateyLou.com

Parmesan Cheese Toast with Brown Sugar Bacon is quite a long name for a recipe…I should have just called it The Best Appetizer Ever. Because honestly – this really is the BEST appetizer ever. I mean first of all – brown sugar bacon, aka candied bacon, aka sugared bacon – that alone could be considered one of the best appetizers ever. Sweet and salty and crispy – I could eat an entire plate full of just that! But what makes this THE best is the parmesan cheese toast points. The combo of the nutty salty parmesan broiled on the toast and then topped with the bacon is nothing short of life-changing. Seriously.

Growing up, this appetizer was always served at family parties at our country club. Any get together HAD to include this hors d’oeuvres. And they were always the first to go. In fact at our wedding, we ordered double the amount of these because we knew that everyone would go crazy for them. And yet even after having these for years, I had never actually tried to make them myself. Well…now I know how to make them, and, I know how easy it is to make them – this is going to be dangerous. My brother has already requested that I make a giant platter for Christmas Eve!

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