Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Treats

What's Christmastime without some of your favorite treats?  With the big day just around the corner, we are happy to bring you some of our personal favorite winter confections! 

We start with the classic chocolate covered pretzel rod, which you can order in either milk or white chocolate.  We have topped ours this holiday with green and red candy drizzles and festive Christmas sprinkles.

Christmas Chocolate Covered Pretzels

We've also got our crowd favorite (and Susan's favorite as well), our Peppermint Bark.  A medley of milk and white chocolate marbled together to create perfect harmony with a hint of peppermint, and a sprinkling of crushed candy canes.  Shards of this minty treat are sure to leave you wanting more.  And with it being a holiday and all, we encourage you to indulge yourself...

Peppermint Bark

We'll finish off today's post with a How Sweet It Is original.  We have a slight obsession here at HSII with mixing together the sweet and salty worlds.  We decided to create a Salted Caramel Peanut Bark.  It's creamy milk chocolate with a marbling of caramel sauce inside, salted peanut pieces, and a blizzard of sea salt on top.

Salted Caramel and Peanut Bark

Please email us at with any last minute Christmas orders.  A tin or package of these goodies will be a welcome gift for any family member or friend.  

Have a very Merry Christmas from Corinne and Susan at How Sweet It Is!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Whoopie Pies

We recently were able to photograph our Whoopie Pies.  (That's right, we don't just do cupcakes.)  We love these little guys.  If you've never had a whoopie pie, it's sort of a cross between a cake and a cookie.  They have two cake-like patties with a creamy filling sticking them together.  ...And they are scrumptious.

Our Whoopie Pies are the traditional chocolate flavor.  The cake is moist and dense, similar to our classic chocolate cupcake recipe.  The filling for Whoopie Pies is most commonly made from marshmallow creme, and as neither Corinne nor Susan are very big marshmallow fans, our filling is a hybrid of marshmallow and our traditional vanilla frosting. 

All put together, they are very decadent and very addictive.  We have them photographed here in the regular and mini sizes.  They are sweet, and a bit sticky, and a perfect chocolate treat.

Whoopie Pies

Special thanks to TZRollins Photography for the beautiful photos.  Please check back soon for photos and info on our Chrismas gift tins and packages.  How Sweet It Is confections make great holiday presents!