foodie fridays: individual dark chocolate skillet cookies with nutella & strawberry pop rocks
Currently, my Valentine is away.
Far across the ocean and miles away from any red heart-shaped box full of candy.
What’s a girl to do?
Come to think of it, this may be our first Valentine’s Day apart in the whole 82 years we’ve been together. Mr. B and I tend to not go balls-to-the-wall-out when it comes to celebrating this holiday. We generally veg out in our college alma mater pj’s, order or make pizza, sip red wine, and if the stars align that year, cards are exchanged.
But something is different about this Valentine’s Day in particular. I feel out numbered. With Mr.B in a totally different area code, I am powerless against the marketing guru of Russell Stovers, over-sized teddy bears, and long stem roses. They.are.everywhere!
So, to combat the need for tubs of ice cream, crying uncontrollably during chick-flicks, and wanting to buy 97 cats, I have armed myself with these dark chocolate skillet cookies with Nutella & strawberry Pop Rocks. Who needs covered chocolates, when you can have a perfectly potent cookie? Who needs creepy over-sized teddy bears, when Nutella’s got your back? And who needs roses, when you can have flavored strawberry candy dancing in your mouth?
My Valentine may be away, but I’d bake him these cookies any day.
Send help, babe!
Individual Dark Chocolate Skillet Cookies with Nutella & Strawberry Pop Rocks
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips
Strawberry Pop Rocks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixer fitted with a paddles attachment, beat butter and sugar together. Add the egg, vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, and salt. Gently combine. Fold in the chocolate chips. Press dough into two six-inch mini skillets. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. Spread Nutella over top of cook and sprinkle Pop Rocks on top!
You’re a genius! Pop rocks!!
I’m sorry hubby is gone. Nutella is your new hubby 🙂
Thank you, my dear!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Awe I’m sad you don’t have your hubby next to you this Valentine’s day… hopefully he will make it up to you. We don’t do anything crazy either, but this year I insisted we go out since this is our last child-free Valentine’s day EVER! lol… I think I need to make these individual skillet cookies this weekend 🙂
Yay!!! So excited for you guys!!! Thanks, Katie!
I think we are vegging pj-homemade-pizza-red-wine style tonight too. And hopefully there will be skillet cookies involved!
Thanks, Cassie! Happy Valentines Day!
Lol, for some reason, I haven’t been seeing any Valentine’s Day products out there (maybe because I’m turning into a hermit in my old age and never leave the house). I’m sorry Mr. B’s far away but my Gawd, these skillet cookies! I wouldn’t want anyone around to see me shoveling this decadent, gooey goodness into my mouth by the handful. And damn, pop rocks. Brilliant!
Thanks, Nancy! Have a great weekend!
I love the healthy slathering of nutella!
Me too! Very appropriate for Valentines Day! Thanks, Laura!
You totally could have flown down to Lubbock and been our third wheel for tonights dinner. Shaun wouldn’t have minded at all. 😉
You are so sweet!! One of these days I will make it down to Lubbock:)
Pass me a spoon!
I’m sorry you’re missing your Valentine tonight! But these cookies must give you some solace…they look amazing! And the Pop Rocks garnish is genius!
I’ll be your Valentine 🙂 You bring this… I’ll bring wine!
Dang girl! Just wow! This is calling my name!
Umm…. Pop rocks!! SO dang fun! This is genius, you are genius!!
Sorry Mr. B is away, but hey more cookie for you! 🙂
Nutella is the perfect hubby substitute!
Oh my goodness! This is so cute and fun and I LOVE individual desserts!
On the plus side – you get one of these babies ALL TO YOURSELF. I’d say that’s pretty awesome.
And I always cuddle with nutella when the.boy isn’t home. It’s a pretty good substitute.
I’m sorry you had a solo-Valentine’s Day – I hope you and Mr B are planning to celebrate when he gets back! Love the pop rocks on top of these; that splash of pink is the best.
As sad as it was/is this has to be one of funniest posts you have made!! Congrats on making lemonade out of lemons.. We love you.. did you eat the whole heart of candy we sent? Squeezes.. Susie
Funny you should mention pjs. Squirrel (my hubs) and I stayed in and chowed down on a pan of enchiladas while watching movies. This cookie skillet could cure just about anything. Pinned.
Oh… so sad that your valentine was gone but at least you can comfort in this skillet cookie. Loving the nutella on top, and the pop rocks are so fun. Totally would have never thought of that. 🙂
I can’t believe I have never baked with pop rocks! What a genius idea!
I need this in my life right now!
Thank you, Amanda!