Sunday, January 13, 2013


Choc. covered 6 labeled

 Want a really fast & easy dessert that would be pretty for Valentine's Day?  Or just anytime you need something a little bit fancy in a hurry!

 All I did was take a small handful of chocolate chips, place them in a sandwich baggie & melt them in the microwave for less than 1 minute.  In fact, I checked them every few seconds, smooshing (that's a very technical cooking term)  the chocolate around to help it all melt evenly.
 Choc. covered

Twist the bag down until all of the chocolate is in one corner. 
Cut off a VERY TEENY TINY bit of that corner of the bag &
slowly move the warm stream of chocolate across some
vanilla creme horns from the grocery store. They have the most wonderfully flaky pastry with a rich, sweet filling.  
 Choc. covered 2

 We each enjoyed ONE then shared the rest with a neighbor couple & the single guy across the street.  I got them out of the house REAL FAST, but ooooh, they were soooo good!!
  Choc. covered 4

 Choc. covered 5
I think I need to practice my squiggling a little more.  I was trying to be too perfect...the wilder, the better in this case, I think!

I'm linking up to Yvonne at StoneGable for On The Menu Monday,
Michael Lee at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday &
The Tablescaper for her Seasonal Sunday.
Come join the fun & see what others are cooking up. 
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  1. Brilliant idea and it has made me crave some chocolate, too!

  2. This is a great idea, Rett. I'm longing for one of those creamy delights right now. I think I'm off to the kitchen for a snack. ;-)

  3. I love when you take something store bought and make it your own! I have been known to take a pie and put it in one of my pie plates! Just sayin' :-)

  4. What a great idea! I don't know where I'll find those pastries, but I'll go looking over the next few days - perhaps at a bakery.

  5. Those are so pretty and how easy!!

  6. Yum!!!! They look positively delicious.

  7. Great idea and looks delicious! Visiting from Yvonne's today and thanks for sharing.
    Miz Helen

  8. Hi Rett, These look so yummy and sound so easy to make, lol. Hope all is well with you. Take care, Jen

  9. Great idea for decorating with chocolate! Oh, they do look good.

  10. Very pretty and tasty too, I'm sure. You are a homemaker extraordinaire, Rett. You are right, the essential ingredient is love!

  11. Hi Rett! I could not go to bed without saying Hi! Gosh! Those creme horns look FAB! I will make and take to school with me. There will be some very happy staff..except for the ones doing the biggest loser. (Not Me, should be) I wish we lived closer too, We could have lunch and talk about our depression glass..and a thousand other things we have in common . Talk soon! huggs, Dianna

  12. Rett, Do you know how can I get "Reply" button after visitors comment?

  13. Rett~ I love the title of your post! Such a fun way to add a little decorative chocolate to a store bought goodie! While baking is not my strong suit, I have squeezing & smooshing down pat :)

  14. WOW...we all know ANYthing is better with a little chocolate and this looks AMAZING. Great idea.
    xo bj

  15. Oh, this brings back memories. Growing up, I used to LOVE cream horns. I don't think I ever had them with chocolate like yours, but that is probably a good thing because I wouldn't have been able to resist them either. I know your neighbors must have been pleased to get such a wonderful treat. Thanks for sharing your great idea!


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