Cream Cheese Drizzled Pumpkin & Cookie Butter Bars

Pumpkin, Cookie Butter, and warm Spices. With a yummy Cream Cheese Drizzle. Fall in your mouth – right here.

Cream Cheese Drizzled Pumpkin and Cookie Butter Bars

All I wanted were thick, moist, and drool-inducing bars that screamed fall to me. Pumpkin as one of the main ingredients was a must – no explanation needed. As I looked through the pantry my hand automatically reached out and grabbed the cookie butter jar. Once I opened the lid and smelled the wonderfulness that is cookie butter, I knew the flavors would work extremely well with pumpkin. I mean, cookie butter is basically made out of cookies and you can never ever go wrong with adding cookies to a dessert recipe. It’s a guaranteed winner!

Cream Cheese Drizzled Pumpkin and Cookie Butter Bars

The addition of semisweet chocolate chips, a yummy cream cheese drizzle, and extra cookie crumbs were always a given. There’s no such thing as a good pumpkin bar without cream cheese in one way or another. At least in my recipe book, ha.

If you’re as desperate as I am for the ultimate fall treat, this is the one for you. [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…]

Cookie Butter & Caramel Chocolate Cookie Candy Bark

 3 layers of Chocolate and Cookie Butter topped with luscious Salted Caramel Sauce and Chunks of Biscoff Cookies.

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As I am typing this post, the pictures you see here have not yet been taken. That means that this recipe has not been taste-tested and I have no idea how the pictures are going to turn out. Always a scary situation as a food blogger. Now, I do have an inkling that this candy bark will not disappoint once I get to remove it from the fridge where it’s currently setting.

While I was making this bark, I definitely did my job well and took a bite of everything that went into it. I mean, I had to make sure that the cookie butter was good and the salted caramel sauce was just right. You never know if the manufacturer made a mistake when creating Biscoff cookies and chocolate always needs to go through quality control before it enters any of my recipes. But you already knew that, didn’t you?

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So I asked myself how bad can it really be?? Is there such a thing as too much chocolate, caramel, or cookies? Since I answered all of those questions with a resounding no, I thought it was safe writing today’s post.

Either way, I am going to share this recipe with you!

It’s actually a fun experience to write my post before I get to see the final product. Today is backwards day for me, ha! I can hear myself typing faster and faster… I hear Cookie Butter & Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookie Candy Bark calling my name! [Read more…]