Peppermint Cupcakes – This probably isn’t something we’ll try again, although it wasn’t bad. Basically add some red food coloring to a white cake mix along with a touch of peppermint extract. Then sprinkle crushed candy canes (or other peppermint candy) on top of the frosting.

Choco-Cola Cake – Because I don’t plan on doing this one again, either, I’m not going to type up the recipe. Here’s one that’s close, but Wayne creamed both the cake and frosting mixtures instead of boiling them. We served it for company and they all enjoyed it, but I thought it was a bit too sweet. If you really want to test it for yourself, let me know and I’ll send you the recipe!

One of our wedding gifts bit the dust while trying this next recipe. RIP dear yellow tablespoon!

Mini Chip Snowball Cookies – Just add mini chocolate chips to our traditional Mexican Wedding Cakes and you have another delicious variation.

Chippy Chewy Bars – Filled with lots of chocolate chips, coconut and sweetened condensed milk with a graham cracker base and a chocolate drizzle, these are quite rich and super easy to make.