Category Archives: Cookies – Bar Cookies and Brownies

Orangesicle Magic Bars

Orangesicle Bars

Magic bars are a popular bar cookie get their name because they require few ingredients and are so easy to make that it’s hard to believe they taste as good as they do. The classic recipe features chocolate, nuts and coconut on a graham cracker crust and while it is a fantastic combination of flavors, there are times when a little variety is good. I ... Read More »

Mango Bars

Mango Bars

A perfectly ripe mango should have a firm, creamy texture that almost seems to melt in your mouth. They’re so good on their own, that many people don’t bake with them and prefer to eat them as-is. I usually put myself in that category, but I’ve had many mango desserts – from mousses to cakes – that made me re-think that position and start to ... Read More »

Marmalade Crumble Bars

Marmamlade Crumble Bars from Baking Bites

Marmalade is a popular fruit preserve┬átypically made from sugar and orange juice that has pieces of orange or orange rind suspended it it. Seville oranges, also known as bitter oranges, are the standard citrus used in marmalade, but you can actually make it with any kind of citrus and I’ve had some lovely marmalades made with blood oranges and grapefruits before. Marmalade has a very ... Read More »

Salt and Pepper Brownie Bites

Trader Joe's Organic Stone Ground Salt and Pepper Dark Chocolate

When I think of combining sweet and savory flavors in a dessert, I usually think about increasing the salt so that there is more of a contrast with sweet ingredients like sugar, caramel or chocolate in a recipe. I don’t usually think about adding pepper to make things even more savory, but I recently tried some Organic Stone Ground Salt and Pepper Dark Chocolate from ... Read More »

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies

Not everyone is a big white chocolate fan, but even people who don’t generally like white chocolate find that it is a great combination with macadamia nuts. Creamy white chocolate is a great compliment for crunchy, buttery macadamia nuts because the flavors work extremely well together and neither one dominates the other. Other kinds of chocolate can sometimes overwhelm the delicate flavor of macadamia nuts. ... Read More »

White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Blondies

White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Blondies

Peppermint is often paired with dark chocolate, but it can be an excellent match for white chocolate, too. White chocolate is creamy and sweet, and can serve as a very nice counterpoint to strong, bright peppermint. This is exactly how these flavors come together in these White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Blondies. The easy to make bar cookies are buttery, chewy and tender, with a creamy ... Read More »

Pumpkin Bars with Spice Glaze

Pumpkin Bars with Spice Glaze

If you love pumpkin, but are getting a bit tired of baking pumpkin pies, you might want to mix things up a little bit with a pumpkin bar cookie. These Pumpkin Bars with Spice Glaze are a nice change of pace, but will still satisfy a pumpkin fan with their flavor. The bars are moist and tender, with a crumbly and almost pound cake-like texture ... Read More »

Fudgy One Bowl Brownies

Fudgy One Bowl Brownies

I think that everyone should have one go-to brownie recipe. This One Bowl Brownie recipe is mine. The recipe takes just a few minutes to put together and I typically have everything that I need to make it on hand at any given time. Brownies are a huge crowd pleaser, so they’re perfect for almost every situation when you need or want a baked good. ... Read More »

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