Brownies and Bars

banana bars

Banana Cinnamon Shortbread Bars

Posted on Feb 26th, 2012

Honestly, most baked banana desserts taste the same to me.  Baking with bananas results in a very similar cake-like texture, whether you're making…

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brown butter cinnamon rice krispies

Browned Butter Cinnamon Spice Rice Krispies Treats

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2011

Sure, these are a little more work than your basic Rice Krispies treats, but it is so worth it!  My husband, who claimed he would not like these,…

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mint brownies

BYU Mint Brownies

Posted on Mar 15th, 2011

Back in the day, I attended Brigham Young University.  One of the most popular items at the campus cafeteria were these mint brownies.  Besides…

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Chocolate Caramel Crunchers

Posted on Dec 14th, 2012

Wow! When I came across the recipe for these crunchy caramel bars I had a feeling they would be good.  I had no idea how good.  They remind me…

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cookie dough cheesecake bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Two of the best desserts ever--chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake--in one yummy bar.  It's pure genius! My family raved about how good these…

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ganache filled blondies

Chocolate Ganache Filled Blondie Bars

Posted on Aug 11th, 2011

They're filled with ganache.  What else do I need to say?  And they're fairly easy to make, as long as you're patient, and you do all of the…

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Posted on Jul 8th, 2012

The only thing better than a cookie is a bar cookie, in my opinion.  The bar method is just so much easier.  No hanging out in the kitchen scooping…

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Dulce de Leche Brownies

Posted on Sep 17th, 2012

Most of the specialty brownie recipes I've tried don't end up being any better than a good old chocolate brownie.  But these are exceptional! …

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glen's famous brownies

Glen’s Famous Brownies

Posted on Mar 28th, 2010

Years ago, when we were first married, my husband began a quest to find a really great brownie recipe. Definitely not something cake-like. …

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Lemon Blondies with Lemon Glaze

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Oh. My. Goodness.  I am so excited about these chewy, gooey bars of lemony goodness.  I have tried so many variations of brownie and blondie…

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Meyer Lemon Bars

Meyer Lemon Bars

Posted on Sep 6th, 2011

I've tried a lot of lemon bars, but I love these because the have such a thick layer of lemon filling.  And although they're called Meyer Lemon…

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No-Bake Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Posted on Jun 13th, 2013

Fresh cherries and chocolate combine with a creamy, no-bake cheesecake filling in these Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars.  A chocolate ganache…

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oatmeal carmelitas

Oatmeal Carmelitas

Posted on Dec 8th, 2009

How have I lived for nearly 40 years and never tried this recipe? These are SO good.  You must try them.  I leave the nuts out of many recipes…

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Orange creamsicle dessert

Orange Creamsicle Dessert Bars

Posted on May 16th, 2012

My husband is a huge fan of both Jell-O and Orange Creamsicles, so I knew he'd love this dessert.  And he wasn't the only one!  It really does…

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Pantry Blondies

Posted on Jan 7th, 2010

Imagine a cross between a moist, chewy brownie and a chocolate chip cookie.  That's what these blondies taste like!  You're likely to always…

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Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats

Posted on Apr 19th, 2012

Rice Krispie treats are always a hit!  And the addition of chocolate and peanut butter only makes them better.  I find that store brand Rice…

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Peppermint Truffle Brownies

Posted on Dec 4th, 2010

I saw these truffle brownies awhile back and thought they might be fun for the holidays with a little peppermint topping. They require just a bit…

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pumpkin cheesecake bars

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

Posted on Nov 14th, 2010

When I saw this recipe over at 3B's--Baseball, Baking and Books, I couldn't wait to make it.  Because what's not to love about a pumpkin and cream…

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raspberry buttercream filled brownie bites

Raspberry Buttercream Filled Brownie Bites

Posted on Feb 7th, 2012

I think chocolate and raspberry has to be one of my favorite flavor combinations.  Which is really saying something, because there are a lot of…

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Raspberry Lemonade Bars

Raspberry Lemonade Bars

Posted on Jun 1st, 2012

These tangy raspberry lemonade bars are a fun twist on the traditional lemon bar, and a perfect summertime dessert.  I love their bright pink color,…

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Raspberry Mousse Pie Bars

Posted on Jan 25th, 2013

These raspberry mousse pie bars are absolutely amazing!  The flavor and texture are just perfect--sweet, but not too sweet, and incredibly smooth…

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Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Posted on Nov 15th, 2009

I'm probably fooling myself, but I like to think of this as a "healthy" cookie. It's an easy treat to put together, using ingredients I almost…

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

Posted on Jul 19th, 2011

How have I lived nearly 40 years on this earth and never heard of this recipe?  Seriously.  I remember when I was a kid, my mom had those peanut…

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Rice Krispies Treats

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2010

I know you can get this recipe right off the cereal box, but I hadn't added to my online collection yet.  And who doesn't want this recipe in their…

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s'mores bars

S’mores Bars

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2010

These are one of my favorite bar cookies.  I might even like these more than regular s'mores.  I've tried making them with regular marshmallows,…

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s'mores brownies

S’mores Brownies

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2010

These are so good, and so easy!  Using graham crackers is such a quick, simple way to create an instant crust.  I loved them warm from the oven,…

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Salted Nut Roll Bars

Posted on Mar 8th, 2014

If you love sweet and savory treats, you're going to love these Salted Nut Roll Bars. I admit, I'm always a bit skeptical of copycat recipes, but…

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Simple Samoas Bars

Posted on Mar 5th, 2013

First of all, I completely and totally advocate buying Samoas (and all other forms of Girl Scout cookies) from your local Girl Scout troop.  This…

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sopapilla cheesecake

Sopaipilla Cheesecake

Posted on May 9th, 2011

I know, this isn't really anything like sopaipillas, or cheesecake, but put it all together and that's what it tastes like! And it is so very…

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Sugar Cookie Bars

Posted on Jan 31st, 2012

I first shared this recipe back in 2010, but with Valentine's Day coming up, I thought it was worth repeating.  I don't know about you, but I hate…

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