Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate, hazelnut, more chocolate…sounds like a yummy treat! Earlier this year, I tried this double chocolate hazelnut cookies with sea salt recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod. I enjoyed it so much that a version of these were included in February’s cookie care packages and were sold at Muggles Market Too. These cookies are…

Butterbeer Cookies

One of the flavors in November 2019’s geek-themed cookie care packages was a butterbeer cookie! If you love a good butterbeer flavored treat, try these cookies and then try the infamous butterbeer fudge! The first time I made a version of these cookies was using a recipe from Sugar & Soul. It utilizes pudding mixes,…

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Turtles are a delicious treat of chocolate, caramel, and pecans. I can never eat just one! When the opportunity to try a turtle cookie recipe presented itself, I had to jump on it! This recipe by Live Well Bake Often makes a very chocolaty cookie stuffed with caramel. That’s right – a caramel center! These…

Temporarily Closed for Business

I hope everyone is doing well. Wanted to give you an update on what’s going on here. Casual Confections will be closed for orders until things improve. Being a small business, I buy all of my ingredients from local stores. By pausing business, I don’t contribute to the difficulty people are already having getting access…

WBTV Morning Show – Muggles Market Too

A plate of butterbeer fudge made it on to a local morning show today! Check out leader of the Charlotte Geeks, Joey Starnes, as she shows off goods from many of the vendors you can visit and purchase from at Muggles Market Too, next Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th, at the University Hilton…

Muggles Market Too and the Saga Conference

Greetings! Only one week to go until the Saga Conference and Muggles Market Too in Charlotte, NC! Be sure to swing by, say hi, and grab some tasty treats.   MENU These are some of the goodies that will be available for purchase while supplies last. If you’d like to preorder, send an email to…

Macarons

Macarons are a tasty sandwich cookie that can be customized in many ways. It’s also a very finicky treat to make. There are many ways these cookies can go wrong, but that’s no reason to avoid trying to bake them. Whether you over mix, under mix, end up with hollows, or little nipples on top…

Maple Pecan Sticky Buns

The ooey gooey topping of a sticky bun along with the crunch of the pecans is a combination of flavors and textures that is difficult to beat. I decided to try my hand at making my own version this holiday season. As baking goes when you have family around, distractions happen which lead to mistakes,…

Matcha cake roll with honey Swiss meringue buttercream (SMBC)

Matcha, also known as green tea, is a hit or miss flavor for many. Some simply do not enjoy it at all. Some may find it too grassy, a common complaint of strong matcha. Others find it quite pleasant. I enjoy weaker matcha flavor, typically when blended with dairy. Back in late 2017, I began…

Muggles Market and Geek Gala 2019

If you follow Casual Confections on social media, you’ve seen a lot of chatter leading up to the Muggles Market and Geek Gala which both took place last Saturday. Both events were a huge success! Want to try your hand at making any of the goodies Casual Confections sold or donated to the events? Go…