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Vanilla Peppermint Fudge Recipe. Cranberry Bliss Bars. Cranberry Bliss Bars I love to bake. And if I’ve been baking, then you should know that it’s because of one of these 5 reasons: 1. I’ve developed or discovered a recipe that I have to try ASAP. 2. It’s raining 3. I’m falling off the diet wagon 4. I’m baking for something or someone 5. I’m depressed, and baking cheers me up! Lucky for me, 98.9% of the time it’s #1. The past week has been a roller coaster of emotions. I hate being emotional. This is a bar that is sort of the ultimate in comfort. These bars are topped with a white-chocolate-cream cheese frosting. The first layer is blondie-like- so sweet, soft-ish, but firm- and a great base for this bar. Triangles seemed like the obvious shape to cut these into.

I must say that these bars might cheer up even the gloomiest of people. Baklava. Baklava is yummy…but it’s yummiest when it’s homemade. And it doesn’t have to be my home that makes it. It can be anyone’s home. I just think homemade baklava tends to have a little more flavor…a little more freshness…a little more somethin’ somethin’ than a lot of the baklava you buy. Not that I buy a lot of baklava in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. But still. Baklava makes a great Christmas treat: give a whole pan to someone you love or split it up into portions and gift them in little boxes or bags. Here’s how you make it: First: Imagine a photo of a package of phyllo dough. Now, about the phyllo dough: It’s sold in frozen packages, so you need to remove the package from the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge 24 hours before you want to make the baklava.

When you’re ready to make the baklava, throw chopped pecans or walnuts into a bowl or onto a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then butter a rectangular baking pan. Then melt plenty of butter ’cause you’re gonna need it. Geez. Slutty Brownies - StumbleUpon. Now I don’t want to over sell this, so I’m going to be conservative and simply say, that these are… The Best Brownies In The WORLD.

I know, big statement. They’re called Slutty Brownies because they’re oh so easy, and more than a little bit filthy. They’re best served warm from the oven, with good quality vanilla ice cream (devastatingly I didn’t have any in the freezer this time, so I guess I’ll just have to make them again). They take about 45mins to make, including baking time. The ultimate comfort food, whipped up within the hour. You will need… 1 Box of cookie mix, 1 Box of brownie mix, 2 Eggs, 2 Packs of Oreos (double stuffed ones are even better if you can find them) Some oil & your favourite ice-cream (optional) Preheat your oven to 350F, 180C, gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper. Squidge (technical term) the cookie dough into a lined baking tray, until it covers the bottom.

Cover this layer with your Oreos. Mix up your brownie batter. & pour over your Oreos. Bake for 30mins. How To Make Perfect Brownies | How To Cook Like Your Grandmother - StumbleUpon. I’ve tried lots of brownie recipes: Boxes, scratch, frosted, plain, nuts, chips, fudge … Each of them has something to like, but depending on my mood I might want a change of pace. Not any more. My wife found this recipe, and it’s perfect. I’m done looking. This is the brownie recipe that I’ll use from now on. Ingredients 1½ cups sugar ¾ cup flour ¾ cup cocoa powder (see note below) 3 eggs ¾ cup butter, melted ½ teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter) ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (see note below) Directions A NOTE ON CHOCOLATE: You’ll notice the list of ingredients is very short.

The assembly is about as easy as you can get. Do this by hand, until the dry ingredients are just incorporated into the wet, and stop. Stir in the chocolate chips. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment. Pour the batter and spread it out. Bake at 325° for 20-30 minutes. Very carefully lift the parchment out of the baking dish. Peel the edges and let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Like this recipe? Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes - StumbleUpon. So, after being gone all last week, this has been catch up on the house week. Mostly laundry actually. Man, who knew that a weeks worth of laundry from 5 people could be so daunting. Yikes!! But I am kind of behind on my cooking and baking as well since I've been gone and cleaning. Not to mention, I needed an Oreo fix! Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes 1 box brownie mix, 8x8 inch size 24 Oreo Cookies 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 muffin cup baker with paper liners.

Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Makes 12 servings Recipe from picky-palate.com foodsnots.com. Reese's Cheesecake Brownies. Butterfinger Blondies. Join us on Facebook for our latest recipes! I am eternally grateful to Cookies and Cups for creating this amazing recipe! Ever since Camille introduced me to her fabulous Cake Batter Blondies, I have been blondie crazy (Literally, crazy. To the point where I dream about them!). These were simple and soooooo good! Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt (or regular salt) 2 cups coarsely chopped Butterfinger Bars (approx 16 “Fun Size” bars) Instructions Preheat oven to 350° Cream butter and sugars in mixing bowl.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s) Cooking time: 25 minute(s) Butterfinger Buttercream: Ingredients 1/2 cup room temp butter (1 stick) 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 2 1/2 – 3 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup chopped Butterfinger Bars (approx 4 “Fun Size” bars) Cream the butter and shortening together until smooth. Preparation time: 10 minute(s) Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Samoas Bars. I love the look of the original Samoas Girl Scout Cookies, but making them from scratch can be a little bit time consuming. This is largely because the dough must be rolled out, cut out and then each of the cookies has to be handled individually for topping. The results are well worth it, in my opinion, but we don’t always have time to make a labor-intensive recipe – no matter how bad a craving for Girl Scout cookies gets.

Bar cookies are the perfect solution. This is basically a shortcut recipe that still delivers all the great samoas flavor without some of the more tedious parts of cooking making. These bars have a buttery shortbread base that is topped with the caramel-coconut samoas topping and chocolate. The final step is to dip these in chocolate once the topping has set. Homemade Samoas BarsCookie Base: 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 large egg 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt First, make the crust. Preheat oven to 300. Makes 30 bar cookies. Weight Watchers Recipe - Blueberry Squares.

Lemon Bars. This is the part of winter I hate the most, the wasteland between late February and the end of March where spring seems so close and so far away. Each sunny day feels like hope, only to be followed by another 6-inches of snow. It can be discouraging. I think at times like this we should all be grateful for citrus—a little orange or lemon to brighten the day. The blood orange tart did wonders to lift my spirits and I hoped the remedy would continue to work with these classic lemon bars that Faith Durand made over at The Kitchn. I’m generally not a fan of lemon bars. They can be the stuff of boxed-lunch nightmares, a mediocre crust topped by way too much overly sweet and artificial tasting lemon…curd? The Ultimate Lemon Butter Bar by Rose Levy Beranbaum Shortbread Lemon Curd EQUIPMENT: 8-inch by 8-inch by 2-inch baking pan, preferably metal (if using a glass pan, lower the oven temperature 25°F), bottom and 2 sides lined with an 8-inch by 16-inch strip of heavy-duty aluminum foil.

Butterfinger Blondies. Butterfinger Blondies Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 25-30 bars 2¼ cups flour1 teaspoon baking powder¼ teaspoon salt¾ cup butter, softened2¼ cup packed brown sugar3 large eggs, room temperature1½ teaspoon vanilla extract5 regular-sized Butterfinger candy bars, crushed Preheat oven to 350°F. Who doesn’t love a Butterfinger? Either way, these were absolutely delectable, and I’ll tell you why: lots of butter, brown sugar, and crushed up Butterfinger candy bars! Combine your flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside. Beat together your butter and brown sugar for at least 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Crush up your candy bars in a Ziploc bag. Gradually add your flour and then add the Butterfingers. Spread the batter into your pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting. These are irresistible! Share This Recipe:

Brewer’s Blondies by Baked. There was a pretty insane storm in New York last night! When I was at the gym, the news was on and they were telling people to stay away from windows, as severe hail was expected. I didn’t see any of that, but when I finally left the subway to walk to my apartment, rain droplets the size of what seemed like golf balls were coming down, and fast! I sprinted home, and for the rest of the night, Kramer and I could barely keep our eyes away from the spectacular lightning that was going on outside. It felt like a rave or something – I haven’t seen lightning like that in a long time. It was fun to watch, but I always get a tiny be freaked out by storms like that, too. I’m terrified of losing power, even though I know it happens to people all the time and that it’s certainly not the worst thing in the world. I made these Brewer’s Blondies from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking Your ingredients. Combine your dry ingredients. Roughly chop your cashews.

Cube your butter. Brewer’s Blondies by Baked. Samoas Bars. Homemade Samoas. Yes, it’s true. And they’re delicious. They taste very close to if not exactly like the Girl Scout cookies! I was amazed and flabbergasted. I can’t believe that this amazing recipe even exists. They’re even better refrigerated, in my opinion. Ingredients! Cream together the butter and sugar for the cookie base. Beat in the egg and vanilla, then gradually beat in the flour and salt. Using your hands, press the dough into a greased and/or lined 9×13 pan. While you let the cookie base cool, turn the oven down to 300 degrees F and spread your coconut onto a baking sheet. Toast for about 20 minutes, stirring about every 5-8 minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn. Unwrap your caramels and combine them with the milk and salt. Microwave for 3-4 minutes until melted, stirring every 30-45 seconds so it doesn’t burn. Combine the toasted coconut with the melted caramel.

With a greased spatula, spread the coconut/caramel mixture over the cookie base. Samoas Bars Cook time: Total time: Salted Chocolate “Twix” Bars. We’re watching our friend’s cat right now, and it’s a lot of fun. Kramer and I want to get a pet so badly, but I just don’t think that I have the time, energy, or, frankly, money, to take care of an animal the way I would like to. For now, though, it’s just fun to pretend to have a pet for a week. His name is Eddie and he’s pretty funny. I’ve never had a cat before, but Kramer grew up with them so he’s more accustomed to their behavior than I am.

My dog at home, Tessa, is always so interested in what you’re up to and even sleeps under the covers at the foot of the bed, which I love and miss so much! These bars really do taste like Twix, and I’m not even exaggerating. Your ingredients. Combine your flour, brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cut your cold butter into cubes and add to the flour.

Using your hands or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until a course mixture forms. Mix in the water and the egg yolk until combined. Spread the caramel over the baked shortbread crust. Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Blondies. We leave for Phoenix early this evening! I can almost feel the warmth of the sun. I am honestly so ready to wear shorts and leave behind my big winter coat. It feels so strange to pack a suitcase and not have to worry about bringing boots and hats and tights and scarves – I love it! Not that I don’t love New York – living here in such a fast-paced city with varying weather is what makes some time spent in Arizona fun. I could never move back, but I’m thrilled to be visiting. I sent these into work with Kramer and he tells me that they were a big hit.

Your ingredients. Combine your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside. Unwrap all of your Reeses. Chop them up and set aside. Cube your butter. Beat it together with the brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the peanut butter and the vanilla and almond extracts. Gradually add in the flour, until just moistened. Fold in your chopped peanut butter cups and your white chocolate chips. Graham Cracker Caramel Bars. I was in the mood for something simple when I made these bars. I had a box of graham crackers that had been taking up space in my pantry for far too long, but I didn’t have anything to make a pie or a cheesecake or anything like that with, which is what you normally see graham cracker crumbs used for.

I searched the Internet high and low, trying to figure out something to do with this box of graham crackers that I had. I finally found this recipe for ooey, gooey caramel bars with a graham cracker crust. I added in some raw peanuts for texture and toffee bits for an even more rich flavor. These taste like pure caramel heaven. It seems that these might be too sweet, but they really aren’t, considering what they are. On an unrelated note, be sure to check out my Curried Butternut Squash Post to see how you can win a trip home for the Holidays from Folgers! Your ingredients. Pulse your graham crackers into fine crumbs. Beat them together until a dough forms, no more than a minute or so.

Stawberry Lemonade Bars. I brought these over to my friend Beth’s house and we ate them after we went swimming. I really liked them! They’re kind of like a shortbread cookie version of those Real Fruit bars (especially when you freeze them). I really liked them and so did Kramer and Beth. They’re perfect on a hot summer day, just like Baking Bites suggested. Recipe after the jump! I used frozen strawberries, but fresh is always better! Put the butter and sugar in a large bowl. And beat until light and fluffy. Add the flour and salt and mix until it turns to a crumbly dough. Press the dough into a crust and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges seem a bit golden. While the crust bakes, make the filling.

Use a zester or a cheese grater to get your lemon zest. And juice a few lemons until you have a cup of lemon juice. Add the lemon zest, juice, and eggs along with the strawberries and sugar. Then add the combined flour, baking powder, and salt. They’re like popsicle bars! Stawberry Lemonade Bars Prep time: Cook time: Blueberry Crumble Bars. Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. Killer Peanut Butter Mousse Brownie Pie. Stylish Cuisine « Peanut Butter Cup Bars. Better-Than-Crack-Brownies. The Brownie That Will Change Your Life. Coffee Cream Bars. White Chocolate Brownies with Dark Chocolate Chips - Recipes.