Ok, let’s be honest.
^ Ugly photos.
^ Ugly food.
But seriously, this mug cake was SO DARN HARD TO PHOTOGRAPH!! In the end I had to use some cute napkins and chocolate chips to make it look somewhat decent. But obviously there’s only so much cute props can do….
Anyways! Let’s talk about this mug cake. It is:
And that’s not all! You can totally customize this mug cake. If you add chocolate chips it’s chocolaty. If you spread on cream cheese it’s creamy and slightly tangy. And if you top it with whipped cream (hey, we don’t judge here) then it’s THE FABULOUSEST IT GETS!!! (WordPress is trying to tell me fabulousest isn’t a word, but what do they know? NOTHING.)
^ And here’s a mug cake without any chocolate chips on it. I don’t know why you would do that but hey, there are some weirdos out there! (I’M KIDDING! Pffft not…)
And you guys see that pumpkin there on the right? That is a HOME GROWN pumpkin!! Wow!!
There’s another picture. Isn’t it beautiful? Say yes. SAY YES!!!!
Ok anyways, I bet you would like the recipe. No? You say you just came here to hear my beautiful virtual typed-up voice? I’m flattered! Well, I’ll give the recipe anyways cause I’m nice.
I want candy.
Give me candy.
Or no, scratch that.
I want ice cream.
Giiivvve me ice cream.
Or how about,
I want ice cream and candy.
Giiivve me ice cream and candy.
That sounds good to my tastebuds… but not so much to my sense of rhythm.
Whatever. We’ll just stick with that.
Breakfast gets fancy.
Or, if fancy’s not your thing, breakfast gets deluxe. Breakfast gets extravagant. Breakfast gets sumptuous. Breakfast gets ornate.
If none of those sound good, you can opt for some of my favorite options:
- Breakfast gets chichi
- Breakfast gets froufrou
- Breakfast gets rococo
And if you don’t like the sound of any of those, I’ll just conclude that you don’t like your breakfast to be deliciously complex with its layers of hearty yet fluffy pancakes studded with rich chocolate chips and topped with a sticky-sweet sautéed banana compote. (That was a mouthful! No pun intended.)
But reeeeeeally, who doesn’t like the idea of a froufrou breakfast? You’d have to be crazy or something.
(Or insane, nuts, kooky, barmy, daft, delirious, or fruity.)
So ummmmmm I need you guys to do something for me.
I need you to forget that I try to post only nutritious, balanced recipes.
I need you to forget that I am normally pretty healthy.
I need you to forget that if I can I avoid refined sugars and flours.
Are we good? Ok let’s move on to the recipe.
These chocolate peanut butter pretzel truffles are seriously amazing. You will forget everything else you have ever eaten. The world will fade away into oblivion. Your tastebuds, and quite possibly the rest of you, will explode with happiness once one of these truffles enter your mouth. These are tooth-achingly sweet, stomach-achingly rich, and brain-achingly delicious. Yeah. I don’t know what else to say.
MAKE THESE NOW!!
Making this jam was easy.
Yeah, I just went there.
Some things in life just do not make sense. Examples: football, chihuahuas, Dr. Who, and the guitar solo in the song “Rude.” Also: jelly-making and canning. Like, what? Sterilized jars and water baths? I can’t do that. That’s waaaaaay too complicated.
But thankfully there are many things that make sense. Such as French bulldog-beagle puppies, The Hobbit, Vitamin Water, and this super easy homemade blueberry jam! This jam has just 6 ingredients and doesn’t even require fresh fruit. If you’re decently experienced in the realm of healthy baking, you might even have all the ingredients already. All the directions require are for you to thaw, puree, boil, and pour stuff into a jar. How simple is that?! And no, the jar doesn’t have to be sterilized.
(By the way, if you didn’t click on the puppy link above, DO IT. IT’S NOT OPTIONAL.)