These happened by mistake.
If you follow me on instagram or twitter you know that it is snowing like crazy up here in my little mountain town (seriously, it looks like Whooville around here!), and that we have a huge tree in the middle of our kitchen, and that I was having a rough day in the kitchen on Sunday.
I had not one, but two batches of cupcakes explode in the oven! Yes, I do mean explode! Like full on cupcake batter everywhere in the oven! The top, bottom, sides and racks. Lets just say is took me a long while to get the oven clean again. And honestly, it is still not all that clean. I am pretty sure there is still cupcake batter (err more like ashes by now) on the bottom of the oven.
I honestly do not know what went wrong. I was trying to experiment with my usual chocolate cupcake recipe. The recipe that I use as a base for almost all of my cupcakes! What I was doing was simple, It should have worked. Really, it should have worked! I still do not get it! It was just not my day for baking.
So, after the second failed batch I threw in the towel and turned off the oven.
It turns out turning off the oven was one of my best ideas yet! I totally switched gears and flavors and created a ball of deliciousness. Finally, success! As the Grinch would say “brilliant!” I do not even think I really knew what I was planing on doing. I just grabbed three very simple ingredients, mixed them together, covered them in chocolate and then did a fancy looking carmel drizzle, called em candies and called it a day!
Gooey, chewy, coconutty, chocolatety deliciousness!
Um can I just say, these are way better than cupcakes. Way better!