Peanut Butter Oreo Brownies!

Chocolate and peanut butter is a classic, timeless, winning combination. If you know me, you know it’s my favorite combo. Remember the movie Parent Trap (the Lindsay Lohan version) when they (the two Lindsays) bond over sharing Oreos and peanut butter at camp?? I’m not sure if the peanut butter Oreo thing was big before that,…

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake PB Cup Brownies

Fall is here! The season of outdoor activities, colorful leaves, apple picking, scarves, leggings, and, of course, pumpkin!! The pumpkin craze is real. Just the other day, Trader Joe’s hosted their annual pumpkin palooza– two hours where you can sample ANY and ALL pumpkin items in the store. The cashier told me there are over…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies with Pretzel Crust & Caramel Drizzle!

’tis the season for pumpkin everything! Apparently the fact that I think that means I’m “basic.” I’m not sure who coined that term, but, I don’t really understand it. I mean, I know people get really excited for pumpkin season. But who doesn’t like pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies?? Well, basic…

*Healthier* Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars!

You like peanut butter, chocolate, warm & soft treats… and you also like to try to eat healthfully…sometimes…#amiright?? Enter: these babies. They’re whole wheat & oat and have no butter or oil. Lots of peanut butter (for protein, health fat, and deliciousness), touch of sugar, whole grains, and, shamelessly, a glorious amount of chocolaty chips….

The Brownie Bowl Sundae

Guys, I love brownies. When people hear I’m a baker, one of the first questions they ask is “What’s your favorite thing to bake?” Answer: “My favorite thing to eat, and therefore my favorite thing to bake, are brownies.” I’ve made beer brownies, sour cream brownies, peanut butter Oreo brownies, red wine brownies… And, my…

Boozin’ Brownies: Beer, Bourbon, & Bacon!

Do you like chocolate? Beer? Bourbon? Bacon? Ever wonder what would happen if you put them all together?! Well, I was curious. City Tap House in Washington, DC had a baking-with beer competition. It was a Terrapin Wake-n-Bake competition; everyone had to use to original wake-n-bake beer in their baked entry. After some experimenting and brainstorming,…

Coconut Chocolate Chip Blondies!

Question: What’s soft, sweet, chocolaty, and full of coconutty goodness? Answer: THESE BLONDIES! Blondies are the the sister-treat to brownies. They’re kind of like a chocolate chip cookie, but softer. More like…cookie dough, but cooked. And a square not a circle. It’s something you really need to just experience. Trust me! Like, right now.. Coconut…

Peanut Butter S’mores Brownies!

Chocolate? Peanut butter? Graham crackers? Marshmallows? What’s not to love!? When I was growing up, my family and I would go camping at least once a year. I LOVE camping. Building the campsite, going hiking, building campfires, and, always, making s’mores. Such a simple concept– Take graham cracker; put on square of chocolate, add marshmallow,…

Red Wine Brownies with Chocolate Red Wine Ganache Swirl!

Cravin’ a Chocolaty treat?? THESE are the last thing I made before lent started. Oh yeah, I gave up chocolate. Not even a week in and it feels like forever. I’ll be making some new non-chocolaty treats soon….stay tuned. Anyway, back to the chocolate & vino!! It’s a longstanding fact that wine and chocolate go…

Baileys Espresso Brownies with Black & White Oreos!

Brownies are my favorite dessert out there. Period. Don’t get me wrong– I love a good cookie, or pie, or other dessert. But if you asked me what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday, I’d say a brownie cake 🙂 As you may have noticed, I’m on a Baileys kick. Why not? It’s…

7 Layer Bars: Birthday Edition!

Is it a cookie? Is it a candy? Who knows! But they’re delicious: 1) Graham Cracker Crust 2) Dark Chocolate Chips 3) Golden Oreo pieces & regular Oreo pieces 4) White Chocolate Chips 5) M&Ms 6) Coconut 7) Sweetened Condensed Milk BONUS: Rainbow sprinkles = Birthday 7 layer bars!! They’re gooey, they’re tasty, and they’re…

Baileys Espresso Cheesecake Bars with Oreo Crust!

Oh my yum. Oreos, Baileys, espresso, cheesecake….what’s not to love?! Creamy, chocolatey/mocha, smooth cheesecake, and fairly easy too! You can see the layers a little bit in the picture above. It starts with an oreo crust– simple combination of oreo crumbs and melted butter. Then, there is a layer of espresso cheesecake batter, a layer of…