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Easy Chocolate Caramel Bars

by on January 12, 2013 · 4 comments

Quick Chocolate Caramel Bars

I couldn’t decide whether to call these “quick” or “easy” but settled on “easy” because even though you can throw these together in a matter of minutes (no mixer required!), they take a while to cool. These are bar cookies with a shortbread/oatmeal base surrounding a center layer of melted caramel filled Ghiradelli chocolate squares.  […]


Published on January 12, 2013
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Favorite M&M Bars

by on April 26, 2012 · 14 comments

M&M Bars

Graduation is around the corner. And if you’re looking for recipes that use school colors, here’s the perfect bar cookie. Unfortunately, I didn’t consider these for graduation until after I’d baked a batch and discovered the colored M&Ms really did stand out. So unless I can find someone graduating from clown school, this batch will […]


Published on April 26, 2012
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Samoas Bars

by on March 29, 2012 · 10 comments

Samoas Bar

In our region, these popular Girl Scout cookies are called Caramel Delites, but we call them Samoas anyway. It’s just a more interesting name, plus if you compare the not-so-minor differences between the two cookies, you might suspect that the Samoas are just plain better. But that’s subjective, of course. Either way, ours are all […]


Published on March 29, 2012
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Today’s recipe was the grand prize winner at the Statesman Cookie Swap contest — Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars with Caramel and Sea Salt. The bars won because they tasted great and were an interesting choice, but the recipe is not entirely new. It’s based on a highly rated but not-so-well-known recipe …


Published on December 19, 2009
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Toffee-Oat Cookies

by on November 12, 2007 · 3 comments

Here’s a good recipe for using up the last of the Halloween Heath bars. The cornflakes give them and interesting, slightly chewy texture. Toffee-Oat Cookies 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 ounces unsalted butter, room temp 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup granulated […]


Published on November 12, 2007
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Candy Bar Bars

by on November 5, 2007 · 8 comments

candy bar cookies

You can run, you can hide, but you can’t escape… TOO. MUCH. CANDY. I came home from a trip to find the mountain of Halloween candy right where I’d left it on the dining room table. Luckily, there was a solution – Candy Bar Bars from Eagle Brand. The recipe looked familiar at first, but […]


Published on November 5, 2007
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Chewy Butterfinger Bar Cookies

by on October 2, 2007 · 19 comments


I thought about postponing this recipe until after Halloween, but couldn’t wait.  I just love anything made with Butterfinger and had to give this recipe a try.  The bars, which are like rich, brown sugary blondies, are made in a 13×9 inch pan, but you can halve the recipe and make it in an 8 inch pan if you […]


Published on October 2, 2007
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Butterfinger Mounds

by on March 2, 2006 · 9 comments

I’m calling these “Butterfinger Mounds” because the flavor reminds me of Butterfinger bars. Plus, I read somewhere (maybe the wrapper?) that Butterfingers are made with ground up Corn Flakes, so it makes sense. Butterfinger Mounds 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/4 cup corn syrup 1/2 cup butterscotch chips 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter […]


Published on March 2, 2006