Welcome to Rachel's Sweets and Treats!

100% homemade treats from scratch! No box mixes, bag mixes, or anything from a can, and I love to test out new ingredients and recipes!

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Scrumptious healthy muffins!

These are super low-fat bran muffins! I'm trying to create some healthier recipes. The only fat in these comes from using whole eggs, and the base is mainly bran flakes. There is flour in them, so next time I will use whole wheat to improve the health benefits even more. They came out great! Tasty, flavorful, and very moist - yum :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes

fantastic, homemade, from scratch (duh) Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Personally, I think they are far better than any of those you'd get at the expensive cupcake places (I'll leave names out), but you should try for yourself :)


Check these out! They are light chocolate peanut butter cookies with peanut butter cups, peanut butter m&ms (valentines day colors), and Hershey bar chucks! SO GOOD! quite possibly my new favorite.

mini banana chocolate chip muffins

I made these for my travel marketing class :)
i make them alllllll the time! same recipe as the banana bread i always make! delicious

Chocolate cookies with reeses pieces!

I looove these cookies! chocolate cookies loaded with reeses pieces candy- yumm

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chocolate oreo cake

This cake should look kind of familiar. I've posted about it a few times, but I will never make any other chocolate cake. The first picture was when I made the chocolate cake and frosted it with cookies 'n' cream frosting (vanilla frosting with oreos mixed in) and topped with more oreos, some of which are in the shape of an A (for my friend Andria's birthday).

Then other people who had seen the cake but didn't get to eat it wanted some, so I decided to make another one the next weekend just for fun (and let's get real, I wanted more of it too) SO, the same chocolate cake recipe, but I frosted it with half chocolate cookies 'n' cream frosting, and half of the frosting I made for Andria's cake, the regular cookies 'n' cream.

amazing. best cake ever. (but you must like chocolate in order to enjoy the full experience ;))

Peanut butter cup peanut butter cookies

Ok, so I don't know about you, but I am a HUGE chocolate and peanut butter fan. If any 2 foods are supposed to go together, it's these two. These cookies were awesome and I will make them again and again!

Oatmeal-chocolate covered toffee-coconut-dark chocolate m&m-dark chocolate hershey kiss cookies

So these were an experiment. I wanted to make a cookie with a lot of flavor. The ingredients seem kind of random, but the cookies came out DELICIOUS! Just to clarify, they have...

Chocolate Covered Toffee Bits
dark chocolate m and ms
dark chocolate hershey kisses