Brown Butter Salted Caramel Espresso Bars

Brown Butter, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans, and more Chocolate. These bars have your name written all over them!

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Espresso Bars

I hope you’re in the mood for some epic bars today.

Recently, I found myself digging through my baking pantry and discovered a container of chocolate covered espresso beans. Pretty sure I purchased those on a whim one day in Trader Joe’s and decided to hide them from myself. Burying the container amidst large bags of flour, sugar, and everything else you could possibly need to satisfy your baking addiction. Because I cannot be trusted around them.

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Espresso Bars

You know that awesome feeling when you find something unexpectedly like a $10 bill in a pair of jeans you’ve forgotten about? That’s what I felt like after discovering my hidden chocolate espresso beans. After waiting a couple of weeks due to my forgetfulness, I was all about making a pan of bars featuring those espresso beans that I would remember for years to come. [Read more…]

Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

“Hot” Chocolate becomes the ultimate frozen treat. Complete with Salted Caramel, Whipped Cream and Chocolate Covered Pretzels.

Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Welcome back, everyone. Did you have a good weekend? We attended number 1 out of 4 graduations this past weekend. Celebrating my brother-in-law’s achievement of becoming a graduate student and moving on to the next chapter in his life.

During the ride to Kansas and even on our way back, I was certainly dreaming of the frozen drink I’d made just a couple of hours before. Friday’s recipe inspired me so much that I couldn’t let the caramel-chocolate-pretzel combo go. I was having too much fun playing around with some of my favorite flavors when it comes to all things sweet.

Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

And to be honest, a bar of blondies tastes that much better when accompanied by a frozen hot chocolate drink. We’re talking milkshake, slushy and frosty all in one. That’s right. This frozen hot chocolate is a mixture of all three. Which basically means it can’t be anything but amazingly delicious. [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies

Hands down the best Blondies you can make at home. Chock-full with Chocolate Chips, Pretzels and a very generous drizzle of Salted Caramel.

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies

It has recently come to my attention that Blondies have suffered some serious neglect in the Deliciously Yum household lately. Which is such a shame given the fact that they are one of our favorite treats to enjoy. Mostly because they’re so versatile and can be switched up in many different ways. Once you find a perfect base recipe, all options are open to you. It’s one of those recipes that don’t require a lot of ingredients to prepare, can be made in one bowl (yay for minimal cleanup), and loves to showcase the add-ins you choose or the leftovers you’re looking to use up, hehe.

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies

Believe it or not, but salted caramel sauce is somewhat of a leftover for me. A jar of my homemade caramel sauce is always hiding in our fridge and practically begs to be used every time I open the fridge doors. And since pretzels and chocolate chips are a given in my pantry, I knew just what to pair with my salted caramel sauce.

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies are the happiest accidental creation to have come out of my oven over the past few weeks. [Read more…]

The Best Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Soft, moist and scrumptious Vanilla Cupcakes filled with Salted Caramel, topped with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and finished with even more Caramel. The best cupcakes you can make at home!

The Best Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Here I was thinking that I don’t do pretty swirls on cupcakes. Have you noticed the absence of cupcakes on this blog of mine? Yes? Because I did too. Pretty sure I waited for the right moment, flavor and enough courage to try to pipe frosting beautifully on top of each mini cake. Most of you know by now that patience is not my strong suit. Making the frosting or buttercream is one thing, but I was seriously dreading the process that inevitably would follow next. The fact that I’d never tried my hand at decorating cupcakes this way before didn’t help either.

The Best Salted Caramel Cupcakes

After procrastinating and avoiding cupcakes for quite some time, I finally decided that I needed to bake to the occasion ;). I carefully planned what I was going to make and settled upon Salted Caramel Cupcakes because it just made sense. Caramel and I are inseparable. And I had full confidence that anything involving caramel couldn’t fail. [Read more…]

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies filled with Salted Caramel and Chocolate. These are some yummy little bites!

salted-caramel-and-chocolate-filled-thumbprints

And so another fun weekend comes to an end. Between spending most of our time with friends and family all weekend long (it doesn’t get much better than that), my hubby found a couple of hours to put up our Christmas lights outside. We usually try to get that checked off of our list before the first snow fall, but weren’t quick enough this time around. Yep, it happened. Earlier last week we received quite a few inches of the white stuff and our surroundings looked and felt like a winter wonderland.

salted-caramel-and-chocolate-filled-thumbprints

So naturally I couldn’t help but listen to Christmas tunes all week long. Can you blame me?! Saturday morning was no exception. And while my husband was installing our lights, the noise he made reminded me and our kitties of someone else who likes to make a serious clatter on roofs towards the end of December… and out of the sudden I felt the need to whip up a batch of cookies.

It was absolutely wonderful! [Read more…]