Twix Bars

An easy recipe for Twix Bars. Dare I say they’re better than the actual candy bar?!

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It feels like an eternity since I’ve last made you a pan of bars. Almost 3 weeks, which is about 2 1/2 weeks too long, if you live in my world. Whenever I develop a craving for some fabulous bars I am convinced that all of you must feel the same way. I don’t even know where this blog would be without them and have an inkling that most of you amazing readers are big fans as well. Immaright?!

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Also, candy. I find it much easier to exclude candy I don’t like instead trying to make that difficult, gut-wrenching and basically impossible decision as to which is my favorite. Almond Joy, 3 Musketeers and Babe Ruth are the ones I could do without. There are just too many that are that much better and steal the show every time. Twix candy bars definitely rank high on my list. And because they’re the perfect thing to recreate, I couldn’t wait to make something that might be even better than the real thing – an entire pan filled with chocolaty, caramelly, and buttery goodness. [Read more…]

For The Love Of Cranberry Bars

If you love cranberry or fruity desserts in general, this recipe is for you. A buttery crust with a delectable cranberry filling and a dusting of powdered sugar… so good!

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend. We have had the most beautiful weather over the last couple of days. Combined with the gorgeous colors of fall everywhere, it was a hard one to beat. It just feels a little weird that it’s getting dark out so early now. The sun seems to be setting anytime between 5:30 and 6 at night, which has caused my hubby and I to long for bed as soon as it hits 8 o’clock, ha. Daylight savings time can’t come soon enough ;).

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The other night I did manage to stay up later since I was working on these bars though. It’s not that they take a long time to make, but the idea for these jumped into my head out of nowhere.

And sometimes I just can’t wait to give something a whirl. Guess what I was dreaming of that night?

That’s right. I couldn’t wait to get up and taste these incredible Cranberry Bars the next day! [Read more…]

Inside Out S’mores Bars

 Gooey Brownies filled with Graham Crackers, Chocolate and Mini Marshmallows. Simply ah-mazing!

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Wow, Friday. It sort of caught me off guard that we’re entering the weekend already, which is certainly not a bad thing! Come to realize that Labor Day is just around the corner and that I will be seeing yellow school buses all over on my way to work Tuesday morning.

Goodbye summer – you will be missed. Until I’ll taste my first pumpkin-spiced coffee, that is ;). I secretly can’t wait to drive up to our coffee shop and purchase said beverage. I heard that Starbucks released theirs on Tuesday… not acceptable while we’re still in August if you ask me, but anything goes in September.

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So as a last and definitely must-make summer treat, I made you some incredible bars. I stumbled upon them a couple of weeks ago and waited for the perfect moment to prepare them. They have Labor Day Weekend written all over.

And for good reason. Come along and find out how to make these scrumptious bars. [Read more…]

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Butter Bars

 Cookie Butter Bars are infused with cookie butter and plenty of cookie pieces & chocolate chunks. Don’t attempt to make them if you can’t handle a whole lot of cookie goodness in bar form. You won’t be able to stop at just one.

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It’s Friday. Weeee!

I have been looking forward to this weekend for quite a while now. Not only is it time for the big Fantasy Football Draft (for both Adam and me), but the MN State Fair has finally opened as well.

We’ll be heading to the great MN get-together on Sunday and I am THIS excited. Can you tell? Even though the arrival of the fair always rings in the unofficial end of summer, I cannot wait to hold a fried on-the-stick novelty in my hands.

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I will try my best at taking pics along the way, but I can’t make any promises – a bucketful of warm & gooey chocolate chip cookies from Sweet Martha’s requires two hands. One will be holding onto said bucket while the other hand will be busy chowing down so we can close the lid ;).

There are a couple of traditional things we eat and go see every year, but I’m always excited to try their new creations as well. I already printed off the list of new items… dessert salami, anyone?

Yep, the State Fair is my guilty pleasure. Speaking of which, I might as well let you in on another guilty pleasure of mine – Cookie Butter. [Read more…]

Tastes Just Like Apple Pie Bars

 If you love apple pie but not the time commitment and work it takes to make a homemade apple pie, then these bars are for you. So much easier to prepare and every bit as delicious.

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I have really been into glazing everything lately and these bars are no exception. It makes everything so much better ;).

When I was in the process of making this recipe, I couldn’t help but think of the new season that’s right around the corner. Don’t get me wrong, I am not ready to bid adieu to summer just yet, but these bars are a slight nod as to what’s ahead.

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Lovely aromas, flavors that will leave you feeling cuddly and warm inside, and everything autumn has to offer is about to take over the food world. Some of my fellow bloggers have already started to whip up a couple of amazing fall-inspired treats, which is getting me more and more excited about all things cozy and comfortable.

But I am not quite ready to welcome said season and am intend on enjoying every last day we have left of summer, which probably comes as a shock to no one.

So Apple Pie Bars it is. Always scrumptious, always a winner, no matter the season. [Read more…]