Coconut Marshmallow Treats

For some reason, I always seem to have marshmallows and rice krispies in the house.  Instead of questioning why, I was thankful because I was really in the mood for something sweet and marshmallow treats would be perfect! For fun, I added toasted coconut and made coconut marshmallow treats. At first, I couldn’t taste any…

S’more Bars

I thought I’d ease into 2017 with these simple and comforting s’more bars.  They satisfy every need you have for the campfire treat in a nice homemade bar, and it’s a lot of fun to make with your family.  I’ve even been able to get Miles, who’s on the brink of becoming a sullen teenager,…

Chocolate Covered Brownie Peeps

  Last week during our Friday Social at work, we were joking about peeps.  Everyone thinks they’re cute, but no one likes to eat them.  We were trying to think of things we could do with them.  We all thought peep s’mores might be tasty.   Then they challenged me to come up with something for…

Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Every now and then, I go through phases where I like to try to recreate my favorite childhood sweets i.e., Samoa and Ding Dongs. This time I wanted to try to make my own Little Debbie Oatmeal Crème Pie. I recently went to a bakery in the city that sold them. They were really, really…

Cashew Blondie with Caramel

Disclaimer: This was an experiment and a work in progress. About a month ago, I made blondies with peanut, pretzel and caramel. It was pretty good and reminded me of a payday, but it only made me really want to try to make a payday “type” bar (not a candy bar, but blondie bar). I…

S’more Rice Krispies Treat

This recipe comes on the heels of my rice krispie treat phase. For a while I was obsessed with putting a “twist” on something that was already pretty darned perfect. The sad thing is, I never think of these “twists” on my own, I always see it somewhere, think it’s pretty interesting and then decide…

Cookies N Cream Rice Krispies Treat

This recipe was kind of a no-brainer. Lately I’ve been into adding other ingredients to rice krispies treats (until now I didn’t see the need to mess with perfection), so the next natural step was to add oreos. I followed the basic recipe, bought a sleeve of oreos from the bodega, chopped them up and…

Maple-Walnut Rice Krispies Treat

A friend of mine posted this recipe on my Facebook page and asked if I would make it his birthday which is still months away. Rice Krispies treats are a no-brainer, so I decided to whip up a batch a little sooner. Who knew it was possible to make a mistake with such a simple…

Maple-Pecan Rice Krispies Treat

A friend of mine posted this recipe on my Facebook page and asked if I would make it his birthday which is still months away. Rice Krispies treats are a no-brainer, so I decided to whip up a batch a little sooner. Who knew it was possible to make a mistake with such a simple…

Whoopie Pie

I’m going to be honest.  I’m not that crazy about Whoopie Pies.  I’ve had Amish Whoopie Pies, and they’re ok, but not super great (to me).  They always seems to be missing one thing.  Turns out it’s two things: salt and butter.  I found out that traditional Whoopie Pie recipes are made with shortening, both…