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This is such a non-recipe that I am almost embarrassed to share it with you. I was desperate for something chocolate a few nights ago and after raiding my cupboards, this is what I came up with. Simple? Yes. Easy? Certainly. Delicious? Yes oh yes! My neighbor who I shared these with ever so nicely described them; “They look like the mushrooms in Super Mario Bros and taste FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS”.
Marshmallows (as many as you can eat)
Some chocolate chips or a few squares of bakers chocolate (I used both as thats what I had)
1 tablespoon of peanut butter (optional)
Any topping that sounds appealing to you – crushed nuts, candy, sprinkles, coconut, cookie crumbs mmmm
Melt the chocolate and peanut butter together in a double boiler (pot with water with a bowl on top with the chocolate in it)
Once melted, dip your marshmallows so they are half covered.
Dunk the the chocolate side into your topping.
Put them in the fridge until the chocolate hardens and then store them in an air tight container out of the fridge.
Mmmmm I’m thinking white chocolate and pistachio would be delish, or chocolate with graham cracker crumbs – like a smore. Or use butterscotch chips instead of chocolate? The possibilities are endless!
Warm amber light against a backdrop of chocolately brown wood and airy white linens sets the stage for the perfect retreat. Sure, this space may be a bungalow on a beach half way across the world, but who’s to say you can’t call something like this home? Details like a sisal rug bring make the room feel more natural and ambience is created with back lighting and giant candles flickering to the side of the bed.
* Make these healthier by decreasing the amount of sugar and/or maple syrup
*A mandolin would make this process very easy peasy. I used a knife and tried to make the slices as thin as possible without faling apart. Dont worry if some of your slices come out thicker, they will just be a little chewier.
*Store in an airtight container for up to a week. Keep them out of the fridge or they will go soft.
Christian Haas’ career began in Germany shortly after he finished a degree in industrial design. His portfolio is extensive and includes everything from interior design, lighting design, chinaware, glassware and furniture design. In addition to personal design projects under his own label, Haas also works with renowned companies such as Villeroy & Boch and Volkswagen.
One of his latest 2011 collections, ROPES, is my personal favourite and I can pick a few spots in my apartment where I think these would look great. On his website, Haas describes the concept of ROPES as “a soft look and textile touch, energy-efficient technology, are combined to create an innovative light source and distinctive design object. Unlit, the lamps provide a graphic statement to their environment. Lit, they diffuse a gentle ambient light. Each unique and numbered piece varies in size and technique.”
Take a look at Haas’ website for a look at the complete ROPES collection as well as his other works.
This show stopper dining room table made of reclaimed wood is the perfect anchor for seating of different shapes, sizes, and eras. Place it all on top of a classic parkay floor with a fluffy rug and you’re ready for dinner!
Add a pop of colour into your life by getting rid of that drab popcorn ceiling and giving it a coat of paint instead. Though you may not notice it at first glance, this room is about DETAIL. Accents like a designer chair, mother of pearl mosaic lamp and original artwork give our eyes something to focus on in this modern space. Using sinuous curvy branches, this headboard works as a perfect focal point.
Rebecca and Rick Puig started Sugarboo Designs with the mission to add soul to the home with handmade products. Their gigantic portfolio gets better with every click through their website. From pillows to reclaimed wood, to metalwork, all of their products remind me a little of the beachhouse and a little of the farmhouse. Take a look at their website to see more of the collection and while you’re there, take a look at their ‘About’ page for their adorable family photos.