Tag: squares

Peanut Pretzel Cornflakes Bars

  A sweet and savory version of 7-layer bars (aka Hello Dolly Bars or Magic bars) featuring chocolate, peanuts, cornflakes and a pretzel crust.  There is a place about an hour or so away in PA that purports to be the birthplace of hard pretzels. We visited the tiny museum […]

Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Blondies

    Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon molasses 1/2 teaspoon vanilla pinch ground mustard pinch salt 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon mace 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup flour […]

Fruitcake Cookie Bars

Ingredients: 1 cup flour PLUS 1/4 cup (divided use) 3  cups fruitcake mix candied fruit (a mix of candied cherries, pineapple, citron, lemon peel, and orange peel) 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1 egg, at room temperature 1 teaspoon orange zest or […]

Toffee Macaroon Matzo Bars

    Ingredients 2-3 sheets plain matzo 10 oz semi or bittersweet chocolate chips 1 cup sweetened finely flaked coconut 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk* 3/4 cup toffee chunks** Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly butter a 9×13 inch baking pan. Set aside. Place […]

Marshmallow Lovers Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients: 6 cup crisped rice cereal (aka Rice Krispies) 1 cup plain or multicolored mini dehydrated vanilla marshmallows* 6 tablespoons butter 2 10-oz bags mini marshmallows 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Butter a 9×13 inch pan. Set aside. In a large bowl, toss together the cereal and dehydrated marshmallows. Set aside. […]

Speculoos Butterscotch 7-Layer Bars

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups speculoos cookie crumbs* 1/2 cup butter 10 oz semi or bittersweet chocolate chips 1 cup butterscotch chips 1 cup unsweetened finely flaked coconut 1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted pecans 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 inch […]

Cocoanuts Bars

  Ingredients 1 3/4 cups (honey or cinnamon*) graham cracker crumbs (about 8 graham crackers’ worth) 1/2 cup butter 1 cup semi or bittersweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup butterscotch chips 1/2 cup peanut butter chips 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts 1 (14 oz) can sweetened […]

Cocoa Chocolate Chip Brownies

Ingredients: 2/3 cup canola oil 3/4 cup cocoa 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 3 eggs 2/3 cup light brown sugar 1 1/3 cups confectioners sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips pinch salt sprinkles if desired Directions: Preheat oven […]

Black Bottom Brownies

Ingredients: For the brownies: 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped 1/4 cup cocoa 6 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at room temperature cream cheese layer: 1 egg, at room temperature […]

Soft Confetti Sugar Cookie Squares

Ingredients: 1/3 lb butter (at room temperature) 2 eggs (at room temperature) 1 1/3 cups sugar 2 1/3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 3-4 tablespoons colored sprinkles (I used Betty Crocker Hollyberry) Directions: Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour one 8×8 pan. In a […]