Chocolate and Pistachios go together perfectly. These fabulous cookies are chock full of sweet chocolate chips and crunchy pistachios. Perfection!
If you read my blog on a regular basis you have probably figured out I’m a bit of a pistachio nut. Pun intended!
I love those little green nuts. I’ve been munching on them for longer than I care admit. I’ve eaten more of them than any one person should ever admit to.
My first crack at noshing on pistachios came when I was in grade school. A new girl moved onto our street, she was the same age as me. We became fast friends.
One day while we were lounging around watching Felix the Cat after school her mom asked if we wanted some snacks. She then put a huge bowl of red pistachios on the table.
OMG!!! My whole world changed that day. The sun shone a little brighter, the world seemed a little happier, I heard harp music play as I took my first bite of those red, salty pistachios.
Too far? Okay, so maybe the harp music was a stretch but the rest is all true. I had never tried, or even heard of pistachios until that day. My ‘rents were cheap-skates so we ate chips, not pricey nuts.
From that moment on my fingers were permanently stained red. I could not hide my new addiction. I would try to make up excuses why my fingers were red but finger painting is not a believable story as you move through your tween years.
Then one day I finally discovered you could get pistachios without the red dye. Colour me happy, and no longer red. I was the happiest little nut in the world that day. No more stories about finger painting. Yeah!
As the years pass my fascination with pistachio nuts continues. Any chance I get to pop them in a recipe I’m going to take it. I make sure the opportunity comes up often.
I usually opt for cracking them myself for recipes. I know you can buy them shelled but where is the fun in that. This way I can do the whole “one for the recipe, two for me” routine as I shell them. Quality control right. It’s a thing.
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You can also see these over at Food Fanatic. I share this Pistachio Chocolate Chip Recipe with them. I’m a monthly contributor there. I am their Chocolate Fanatic. You can peruse all my chocolate recipes while your visit.
Food Fanatic is a great website where tons of bloggers come together to contribute recipes on a monthly basis. If you’re looking for variety it’s the site for you. Tons of recipes to keep you inspired.
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You can peruse my own Chocolate Recipes by using my recipe index. I’m also a huge Pinterest Fanatic so be sure to follow me on Pinterest. You can find tons of inspiration on my Best Chocolate Recipes Board.
Tune in on Monday for a great Ninja Blender Giveaway. You’re going to want to enter that. Plus there are tons of new recipes on the horizon.
Toodles and smoochies! xx