We’ve all heard that the easiest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Whether that’s true for all men or not, wowing him with your baking skills probably won’t hurt. Once he tastes whatever sweet thing it is that you’ve made for him, he might think it’s sweet of you to go through all that trouble for him (even if the recipe was easy). Plus, if you can make him a recipe that’s got an aphrodisiac in it, he’ll be feeling…well…extra happy. Lucky for you, there are some tried-and-true man-happy recipes out there, ranging from easy to a bit more advanced. Here are 5 recipes that are sure to get you to your man’s heart through his stomach.
Chubby Hubby Bars
There’s a reason why these are called chubby hubby. Actually, there are a couple reasons. These are named after the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor, which was quite possibly named “chubby hubby” because it’ll make you and your hubby chubby if you eat too much (don’t quote me on that). At any rate, these bars will be some of the most amazingly orgasmic bars you’ve ever tasted. Full of chocolate, peanut butter cups, caramel, and pretzels, these will have both you and your hubby weak in the knees. There are several different ways of going about making them, but this recipe seems to have hit the mother load. Check it out over at Cookies and Cups.
These cookies are meant to be big. Big, thick, and man-sized. They’re a combination of all the best ingredients that you can put in cookies: peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. The best part is, they’re customizable! Is your man wild for Resse’s Pieces? Use them in place of the M&Ms. Or heck, use them both! Just take out half of the M&Ms to make way for the Pieces. Or, if he’s a white chocolate fiend, take out the semi sweet chocolate chips and use white instead. When you’ve tailored these gooey cookies to your man’s preferences, he’s certain to get weak in the knees at first taste. There are many, many variations to this recipe, but Sally’s Baking Addiction has a fantastic one.
Chocolate Better Than Sex Cake
OK, this one’s obvious. Not only is this cake wicked easy (it uses boxed cake mix), but it also gives you an opportunity to test out (after you’ve served it) whether or not it lives up to its name. Layered with chocolate, dripping with caramel, and topped with whipped cream, this cake is the definition of decadence. You can tailor this one to a man’s tastes, too! Is he ice cream crazy? Put a scoop on top. Is he a Butterfinger fanatic? Use that on top instead of Heath. Does he jump for butterscotch? Use butterscotch topping instead of caramel. Anything’s possible! Note: This cake is best when eaten in bed. But I can’t promise you’ll finish your slice before distraction sets in. This girl tamed down the name of her cake, but it’s still the real thing. She’s got variations, too: Oreo, Butterfinger, and s’mores.
Maple Bacon Donuts
Yes, I did just say “donut” and “bacon” in the same title. This dessert is the ultimate union of sweet and salty, and we all know that most men are coo-coo for bacon. There are a variety of ways to make these, some being harder than others. Yes, you can bake the donuts instead of frying them. You can use bacon fat in the dough, if you have some laying around, like in this recipe. If you don’t, it would be acceptable to make plain donut dough and just add the bacon on top. Either way, the bacon flavor is going to be fantastic. However you decide to go about making them, your targeted male will have no problem savoring them (or scarfing them, of course).
Booze + sweets = winning combination. It’s no secret that lots of dudes like beer. Whether they’re connoisseurs of all kinds or tend to stick to the light stuff, adding stout to cupcakes will give them a distinct yet chocolatey beer flavor. To take it over the top, add broken chocolate covered pretzels. It’ll be like your man is at his favorite bar, enjoying beer, chocolate, and pretzels. The explosion of flavor in his mouth will undoubtedly greatly impress him, and you’ll be on his really good side. Plus, putting these in cupcake form makes them especially fun to eat. So crack open a cold one, bake, and enjoy! Head over to My Baking Addiction for the recipe.
Joli is an avid baker who often bakes for her fiancé. His favorite treats are brownies and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Once in a while, she needs baking help, especially with breads. She heads over to becomeabetterbaker.com for all her baking tip and technique needs.