We are excited for the upcoming Spring Break period! With yo-yo weather here in Fort Collins, Colorado, we’re not sure if we need to bust out the snow shoes or the hiking boots. Either way, we are sharing a few of our favorite recipes that will make Spring Break feel a little more festive. No matter how you’re celebrating, we have some thoughts! First, we’ll share some easy recipes that you can whip up and still feel like you’re on vacation. Then, we’re sharing some lighter recipes if you’re looking to indulge in a healthier way. Finally, we can’t help but share some over-the-top chocolate goodness featuring our cocoa powder!

Easy, fun recipes

Salted Vanilla Bean Glazed Cookies

Soft and buttery shortbread cookies are topped with a vanilla bean glaze that will harden to create a simple and easy treat to whip up in under 30 minutes. Follow along with our how-to video here!

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Vanilla Cream Cold Brew

Vanilla Cream Cold Brew is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up or to ease into the weekend with a caffeinated treat! Upside Down Whipped Coffee: Bold & rich cold brew topped off with the fluffiest, salty-sweet vanilla-flecked cream.

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Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts

Easy baked vanilla doughnuts make a delicious treat! Dunked in vanilla glaze, these doughnuts come together in minutes and make a perfect weekend breakfast!

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Classic Bakery Blueberry Muffins

Classic Bakery Blueberry Muffins have to be jumbo-sized, filled to the brim with plump, fresh blueberries, and topped with the crispiest, crunchiest sugar coating. These muffins check each of those boxes! Our moist and tender muffins are made with sour cream and butter for the loveliest bakery-fresh flavor. Then they are baked to golden, crispy-crunchy-on-the-edges browned perfection. Best served warm from the oven with a cup of hot coffee or tea.

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Banana Sheet Cake

Banana Sheet Cake with cream cheese frosting, made in a quarter sheet pan! Topped with Cream Cheese Frosting, this easy recipe is a new staple at Rodelle.

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Recipes to Take with You!

Sheet Pan Old Fashioned Pancakes

Tender, old-fashioned pancake batter is given a makeover into a sheet tray topped with all sorts of kid-friendly fruits like strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and peaches. Of course, the pancake has a generous splash of Rodelle vanilla extract! Feel free to decorate the sheet tray pancake with sliced bananas as well. This method of making pancakes makes breakfast quick, simple, healthy, and able to feed a crowd! Warm pancakes are sliced into squares and can be topped with warm maple syrup, softened salted butter, and lightly sweetened whipped cream. We love the idea of bringing the dry ingredients pre-mixed and the wet ingredients on a trip to the mountains – saves worrying about if your AirBnB has measuring spoons!

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Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are everything you would want from an oatmeal cookie. Crispy on the edges and chewy on the inside. If a no bake chocolate oatmeal cookie and a baked oatmeal cookie had a baby, this would be it! The cookie dough is made with both brown and white sugars, plenty of oatmeal and Rodelle’s rich Dutch-processed cocoa powder. We love how well these cookies hold up on a road trip.

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Easy Funfetti Cupcakes

These easy funfetti cupcakes are soft and fluffy, loaded with heaps of rainbow sprinkles and topped with a mile high swirl of vanilla buttercream. The perfect cupcakes for all occasions and are SO fun to bring to a Spring Break Party!

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Recipes on the Lighter Side

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Flourless Dark Chocolate Mug Cake with Coconut Cream

This chocolate mug cake is dairy-free and gluten-free! A rich chocolatey batter is made from coconut oil, baker’s chocolate, almond flour, and Rodelle’s rich baking cocoa.  The mug is microwaved briefly for 45 seconds for a cake that is perfectly cooked but moist. The hot cake is topped with cold coconut cream, which deliciously melts into the cake. This is not an official health food, but its indulgence is kept in check with its portion size!

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Such an easy-to-make pudding recipe with incredible flavor! This homemade, vegan dessert is made in just 30 minutes and will surely become a favorite staple!

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One Recipe to Tempt You!

Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Espresso Frosting

The flavors of dark, rich cocoa powder and espresso pair perfectly in this Devil’s Food Cake recipe. With three irresistible layers, this cake is a chocolate-lovers dream! Anyone who gets a slice of this will be breaking in line to get another!

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