If holiday shopping has you going crazy this year then we have a simple solution for you... chocolate! It makes the perfect holiday gift, especially for those on your list with a sweet tooth. So to make your holiday shopping a bit easier, we've picked out a few of our favorite chocolate treats this year to stuff in stockings and put under trees (and stuff in your mouth as well).
Listed as one of "Oprah's Favorite Things 2013", Sprinkles Cookie Dough has been making a splash in the world of sweets. Take a pointer from the big O and pick up some of these delicious cookie doughs for your favorite chocoholic. Choose between the classic chocolate chip, double chocolate, or peanut butter pretzel chip.
Attention cupcake connoisseurs! Sprinkles, the first official “cupcake-only” bakery from Candace Nelson (of Cupcake Wars fame), has come out with a new savory cupcake just in time for the beginning of fall: maple-bacon. It’s easy to be skeptical about Sprinkles jumping on the internet-fueled bacon bandwagon, but trust us, this is worth checking out.
When naming this cupcake, they definitely got the order right: it’s definitely more maple than bacon flavored. The Madagascar Bourbon vanilla cake is woven with crispy bacon bits that offer a suggestion of umami bacon flavor more than a straight up statement. Topped with a fantastic maple cream cheese frosting (at a perfect cake-to-frosting ratio), the sweet and savory flavors of the cupcake come together harmoniously with each bite.
The Bacon Maple cupcakes are only around from August 30th to September 15th, so we recommend stopping by to pick one up soon.
Despite the economy still being in some pretty hot water, we’ve seen some massively indulgent things these last few years. Money and jewels are typical fare, but it looks like baked goods are getting in on the action too. Cupcake shops are posh and cool. Regular sized cakes are so last year. Now to help people satisfy their cravings 24 hours and 7 days a week, famous shop Sprinkles has created an ATM for their sugary treats.