As Requested…

A few of you requested recipes for a couple of the yummy chocolate treats that rated as favorites when everyone entered the Valentine’s Giveaway last week. This is a bit of a departure from what I might normally post, but far be it from me to deprive you of the roadmap to some sweet chocolate destinations :) I will include a couple of our family favorites as well.

As you prepare to feed your chocolate sweet tooth, let me encourage you to nourish your soul with something equally as satisfying — God’s Word. “When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight…” Jeremiah 15:16a

Oreo Truffles (from Heather)

1 package of Oreo cookies
1 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1 package of almond bark-chocolate

Crush the cookies in the food processor until a fine powder. Then mix the cream cheese and cookie powder together. Roll mixture into balls. Place on wax paper and chill for about an hour. Then melt the almond bark and dip the balls into the chocolate. Then place on wax paper and chill until ready to serve. I like to drizzle white chocolate over the truffles. You can also dip them in white chocolate and drizzle with regular chocolate.

Lose Weight Chocolate Cake (from Norma)

3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. boiling water
1 pkg. (16 oz) angel food cake mix
1 1/4 c. water
1 T. instant coffee powder
1 1/2 c. skim milk (or 1%)
1 pkg. Dream Whip whipped topping mix (can use Cool Whip)
1 pkg (1.4 oz) sugar free instant chocolate pudding mix

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line 10×15 in. jelly roll pan (or 10×13) with waxed paper. Whisk together cocoa, sugar, and boiling water. Cool to lukewarm.
2. Prepare cake mix per pkg. directions, using 1 1/4 c. water and adding cocoa mixture. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake 20 minutes or until top looks dry. Invert onto wire rack. Remove pan and paper. Cool.
3. In medium bowl, dissolve coffee in milk. Add topping and pudding mixes. Beat on low until moistened. Then beat on high until soft peaks form. Chill 5 minutes.
4. Cut cake crosswise into thirds (2 layers is fine – can be hard to do 3 layers. Norma used flat-edged cookie sheet as a large spatula to help separate the layers without tearing them to pieces). Cover each layer with topping. Stack. Chill for 2 hours. Serves 10. Per slice – 261 calories, 1.5 g. fat, 427 mg sodium

**Norma plans to try it in 2-3 round cake pans without splitting into layers.

Chocolate Sheet Cake (we love this with homemade ice cream!)

Mix in large bowl:
2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1/4 t. salt

In a sauce pan, put 2 sticks of margarine, 4 T. cocoa, and 1 c. water. Bring to a quick boil and pour over the above mixture. Stir. Then add:

2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. buttermilk (1/2 T. vinegar to 1/2 c. milk)
1 t. soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla

Beat. Bake in a greased and floured jelly roll pan at 400 for 20 min. or until done. About 10 min. after putting cake in the oven, make the icing. Spread over cake a few minutes after taking it out of the oven.


1 stick of margarine
4 T. cocoa
6 T. milk

Bring to a boil and add 3 3/4 c. powdered sugar, 1 t. vanilla, and 1/2 – 1 c. chopped nuts.

Magic Cookie Bars

1 stick margarine, melted
1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. chopped nuts
1 c. chocolate chips
1 1/3 c. flaked coconut
1 1/3 c. (15 oz can) Borden’s Eagle Brand

Melt margarine in bottom of 9×13 pan. Add rest of ingredients one by one on top of each other. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over melted margarine, chopped nuts carefully over crumbs. Then distribute chocolate chips over nuts, flaked coconut evenly over chocolate. Pour Eagle Brand over all. Bake in 350 oven for 25 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Allow to cool 15 minutes before cutting. Cut into small squares.

*Flickr photo by mescon


  1. Thank you so much, Cheryl, for sharing the recipes. Now I must try them out on my family. :)

  2. I have a question, Cheryl:
    In the chocolate sheet cake recipe, what does “1 small squares” mean? Is a word left out? Thank you.

  3. Joyce, thanks for catching the mistake. I had problems with the text posting correctly when I tried to substitute a picture. Hope everything is correct now!

  4. Thanks Cheryl for the recipes. I’m interested in the Lose Weight Chocolate Cake. That is kind of an oxymoron isn’t it? I am demonstrating how to make Magic Cookie Bars again. This time at the Tuesday night conversational english class this time. This is killing me!:) I, also, have to make heart shaped sugar cookies for international wives for Wednesday.

  5. Debbie, I bet you’re using our Christmas cookie recipe for the Valentine’s cookies — I’ve done that before. Makes me want some just thinking about it! :)

  6. Heather, I’m totally going to make those oreo truffles! Oh my gosh, I can’t wait! :)

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