Ultimate Chocolate Roundup: Happy Birthday, Alex!

Hi friends!

Today is my little brother, Alex’s, birthday! Although he isn’t so little anymore (he’s a towering 6’3″ and is 19, but I digress), he’s still my younger brother and he’s my favorite brother 🙂

scan0014I don’t remember much when he was born (I was about to turn 3), but from home movies, it is clear I loved him even if I showed it in a torturous way (e.g, standing in my bedroom doorway at the end of the hallway, excitedly calling his name and egging him to crawl down the hall in his leg braces, only to slam the door in his face when he reached my bedroom… yeah, not one of my nicer moments; and bombarding his baby videos with me holding up glamour shot pictures of me to show the camera and my parents futile attempts to push the camera past the picture of me and focus on their newborn baby with me wailing in the background “but look at my picture!!!”) #spoiledbratmuch ?

scan0030But he definitely got back at me as he grew older, driving me absolutely batty with his newfound word, “bap” which sent me into a downward spiral of six-year old rage whenever he pointed and said that god-awful three-letter word. (Many infuriated tears were shed over the word “bap.”)

And even though I was a terribly bossy older sister (playing Legos ‘my’ way, watching ‘my’ TV shows.. the list, sadly, goes on into brattier territory), he still loved me unconditionally in a way only brothers can love their psychotic, neurotic, meanie older sisters. And I love him dearly for putting up with my shenanigans (which sadly, continue to this day).

scan10073In honor of my little brother who LOVES chocolate, I thought I’d feature a fun chocolate roundup today. I find it funny that women are notorious for being “chocoholics” yet every man I’ve met is a chocolate FREAK. Double-edged sword, mm? Anyway, here’s some sinfully delicious chocolate recipes for guys and girls and my sweet, bapping brother.

Happy Birthday, Alex!

Dark Chocolate Toffee Potato Chip Cookies
Chocolate Toffee Caramel Cupcakes
Snickers Brownie Bites
Cinnamon Caramel-Filled Mocha Cookies

Capookie
Oreo-Stuffed Brownie Cakes
Goo-Goo Cluster Brownie Bites
Hot Cocoa 3 Muskateers Cupcakes

Brownie Pie
Breeseos
Chocolate Peanut Butter 7-Layer Bars
Brownie Batter Pretzel Bites

Mocha Almond Fudge Brownies
Cookie Dough Stuffed Oreos
Double Chocolate Fudge Oreo Mocha Muffins
Homemade Nutty Bars

Twix Brownies
Turtle Capookie
Aaaaadventuretime Cupcakes *because I originally made them for my brother, despite being chocolate-free!

Now go grab a bib. And Happy Birthday, Alex!!

xo, Hayley

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Comments

  1. Happy Birthday, Alex!

    I vote for the Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes. Just, WOW!

  2. All this chocolate goodness is sending me into a frenzy! And I’m totally throwing my head back and evilly cackling at you encouraging him to crawl then slamming the door in his face. You mean older sibling, you! I remember my brother being the same with me, he’s the older out of the two of us.

    Happy birthday Alex. Have a good chocolate-filled one, which I’m sure is going to happen with a super awesome sister.

  3. Awww so much like me and my brother (and I totally had that Belle costume too, btw)! I was 2.5 when my lil bro was born, and now he’s all 20 years old and 5’9″ (which to lil 5 ft. tall me is a behemoth). And I totally took over the baby videos insisting the camera watch me as I danced or sang or something equally adorable. Poor lil brothers 😛 But we feed them ! So that makes up for it! (ok so my brother gets fed by me a total of like twice a year-bc I live in NYC and he’s in Ohio with everyone else- but whatever…:P)

  4. Lots of birthdays this week, huh? 🙂 Love the devotion. My brother is one of my favorite people and he too, loves chocolate.

  5. Awesome. Every cookie exchange I’ve been pondering – DONE – right there. To the store for some chocolate!

  6. You sound like a normal sister to me! I’m glad you are getting along and ….how cute were you in those old pix?! Thanks for taking us on your sentimental journey!

  7. Awwww, what cute pics (of both of you!)! Happy birthday, Alex!

  8. Back for Seconds says:

    Bahahaha! You were such a great big sister, lol! I love the old photos, so cute! Happy birthday to your baby bro! Looooove all the chocolate goodness!

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