Thursday, November 20, 2008

'Tis the Season. . .For Tasty Goodness!

There is a certain flavor combination that is practically irresistible to me, and it seems it is everywhere I turn this time of year.

Dark Chocolate + Mint = Pure Delight

My most recent temptations:

Pepperidge Farm Mint Milano Cookies Drenched in Dark Chocolate

Use the words "drenched" and "dark chocolate in the same sentence, and I'm there!

Oreo Limited Edition Old-Fashioned Candy Cane Creme

As if a regular Oreo isn't pure goodness on its own, now the filling is all minty!

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Twist

A perennial favorite. This year they've added chocolate curls on top of the whipped cream. Mmmm-mmmm! It was all I could do not to run my finger around the inside of the cup when I was done!

If I overdose on these, maybe I won't be so tempted by these in January.

Yeah, right!

So what's your special can't-resist-it treat during the holidays?!


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Our Four Sons said...

The dark chocolate and mint aren't appealing to me, but the Oreos and the coffee sure look good. I have bought a package of the Oreos for a special occasion. Are they really good?

Mocha with Linda said...

They are. The mint isn't overpowering - delicate and just right for the oreo.

Natalie said...

My favorite holiday treat is when Reeses comes out with thier special shaped Reeses Peanut Butter cup. I know it's not homemade but I can really make a dent! I'm waiting for them to come out with Reese's Christmas Trees.

Chocolate + Peanut Butter= no control

sara said...

My favorite just got delivered the other day.......boy scouts carmel popcorn with almonds!!! yum!!

Abby said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I used to be an RN, too.

I don't know what my favorite treat is. It used to be chocolate covered cherries, but I try to lay off the sugar.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Mint and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations. I'll pass on the coffee with mint or chocolate...ick. Sorry, I know you love mocha, but definitely not my thing.

I love peppermint bark, hot chocolate and our special family recipe of chex mix. Really spicy and really bad for you!!


Sit A Spell said...

I'm thinking I need to buy some of those Oreos! My hubby loves Starbucks, I'm a tea drinker, but also love a good cup of cocoa! I will try this one for sure! Their new hazelnut cocoa is really nice.

Enjoy! Shell

Tanja said...

I love Mayfield's peppermint stick ice cream. And Coffeemate's Peppermint Mocha creamer. Umm, umm. Good stuff!

Mel said...

Chocolate Covered Cherries and Gingerbread!!!!! And without a doubt speciality christmas coffee...

Cheryl said...

You are a girl after my won heart, that's for sure!!!
I've not seen those Oreos yet, they would be great for the Oreo balls I mentioned a while back!

Thanks for kick starting my craving for today! :0)

Robin Lambright said...

I had one of those starbucks last season and it was to good. I'm a cookie girl. My DD and I make several different kinds over the holidays, peanut butter (one of my all time favorites) and then we make a dried cranberry cookie with macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips that is to die for. But then it wouldn’t be the holidays without several batches of gingersnaps. We just polished off the first batch the other day.

PS: I am enjoying your blog!

Anonymous said...

All that looks completely gross. terrible. yucky. bleck.

Well. That didn't work. :(

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Yes, I agree with Julie, just gross. How can anyone eat those things....Yuck!

Yea, right..............Oh my I would love to come to your house and hang out and drink the coffee, and eat the cookies all day!!!! :) They look scrumptious and right up my dark chocolate alley. :) :)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I cannot believe you run your finger so daintily around the inside of the cup like that. I shall not confess to what I do, but 'tis not so dainty. Never heard of those Oreos, but I must search now. Goodbye.

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Girl Scout Thin Mints are my favorite cookie EVER EVER.

Apryll said...

oh whoever first thought to mix dark chocolate and mint together should really receive some extra blessings in heaven. :) I love the Starbucks peppermint mocha...mmm...might have to stop and grab one on the way to church this morning. :) Have a blessed day!!

Lisa writes... said...

YUM!!!!! *wishing for a Starbuck's in close proximity*

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Wow...can't decide which I want more!!! Maybe one of each? :)