Desserts

Toffee Crunch Cupcakes

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These cupcakes are absolutely amazing in both how they look and taste!

12
Cupcakes:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup (2 tablespoons) granulated sugar
1/3 cup (2 tablespoons) unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and warm
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon espresso powder
1/2 cup hot coffee
1/2 cup Heath toffee bits
Swiss Meringue Caramel Buttercream:
5 egg whites
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, diced and softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup caramel sauce
Chocolate Dipping Sauce:
2/3 cups dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons heavy cream
4 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted
5-8 tablespoons warm water
heath chocolate covered toffee bits

Place an oven rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 350º F. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar and baking...
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Nutritions

Calories
1634

Sodium
212mg
8% DV

Fat
145g
223% DV

Protein
6g
13% DV

Carbs
55g
18% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV

You can't beat the ease of this creamy and cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta for a 30-minute dinner that the whole family will love. Made-from-scratch skillet mac and cheese is tossed with kielbasa and tender broccoli florets so that you get an entire meal in one pan. This kid-friendly dish is perfect for busy weeknights!

2 c uncooked elbow macaroni
1 1/2 c chopped broccoli florets
1 T olive oil
13 oz smoked sausage ( such as kielbasa )
1/2 c finely diced onion
2 T butter
2 T all purpose flour
1 1/2 c half and half
8 oz sharp cheddar
4 oz smoked gouda
1/2 t dry mustard
Kosher salt and pepper
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  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions. During the final 3 minutes of cooking time, add the broccoli florets to the boiling water with...
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Nutritions

Calories
756

Sodium
738mg
30% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
31g
62% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV