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Sea Salt Caramel & Oat Bars

by on August 12, 2014 · 9 comments

Salted Caramel Bar Cookies

This is my updated version of an old classic called “Carmelitas”, oatmeal bar cookies with a creamy caramel filling made with caramel ice cream syrup.  The old version calls for caramel syrup mixed with a little flour to thicken it up a bit.   This new version uses a thicker, less-sweet caramel sauce called Smucker’s […]


Published on August 12, 2014
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Chewy Granola Bars

I wanted to make a big, fancy two layer yellow cake today, but reality set in and I realized I wouldn’t have time to go buy cake flour and frosting ingredients. That, plus we’re still working on the pie from a few days ago (I froze pieces individually). Luckily, I did have a hodgepodge of […]


Published on March 19, 2014
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

by on January 15, 2014 · 17 comments

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bar Cookies

Here’s a recipe for anyone who likes chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake. That means everyone, right? Well maybe not, but I have a feeling these will disappear quickly at a party. Not that you have to wait until there’s a party to make them. This recipe is based on an old one from Pillsbury which […]


Published on January 15, 2014
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Canarsie Cookies Peanut Butter Brookies

by on September 17, 2013 · 13 comments

Peanut Butter Brookie

Today’s recipe is from Stef, who loves to bake and share recipes on Canarsie Cookies.  This “Peanut Butter Brookie” is one of her creations, and I was lucky to be on the receiving end of a half dozen. Stef makes her brookies (half brownie, half cookie) with organic peanut butter cookie dough and brownie batter […]


Published on September 17, 2013
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Honey Trail Mix Bars

by on August 20, 2013 · 2 comments

Honey Trail Mix Bars

If you’ve been searching for the perfect chewy granola bar, here’s a recipe worth saving. It’s adapted from Olivia Dupin’s fabulous cookbook The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods, which has become one of my favorites as of late. Everything I’ve tried so far has been fantastic, and the book is an interesting read. Subtitled […]


Published on August 20, 2013
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Toasted Quinoa Cashew Cranberry Bars

by on June 24, 2013 · 2 comments

Quinoa Bars

A few weeks ago I bought some tri-color quinoa from the bulk food section at Whole Foods. After grinding most of it into flour to use in quinoa chocolate chip blondies, I started thinking about ways to use the rest and came up with these bars.  Because they were experimental, I made them in a […]


Published on June 24, 2013
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Pretzel Cashew Seven Layer Bars

by on June 11, 2013 · 11 comments

pretzel cashew seven layer bars

Imperial sugar introduced this as a Father’s Day recipe, but I couldn’t wait until June 16th to serve them! Seven Layer Bars are one of my favorite cookies of all time, and this version is made with a salty pretzel crust, cashews, coconut, chocolate & butterscotch chips and mixture of cream and two kinds of […]


Published on June 11, 2013
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Chewy Walnut Granola Bars

by on May 22, 2013 · 7 comments

Chewy Walnut Granola Bars

If you’re looking for a recipe that makes a dense, chewy granola bar and doesn’t call for peanut butter or eggs, this one is perfect! Loaded with walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chocolate and cranberries, these bars are held together by a paste made of apricots, butter and honey. The recipe, Chewy Walnut Granola Bars, is originally […]


Published on May 22, 2013