Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Last week was a total bust on the blog front. We had eight straight days of clouds and/or rain which made me feel lazy and unmotivated. I did manage to push myself to try one new recipe but it was a flop so obviously I was not going to share it with you.  By the end of Wednesday I decided to write the week off. I was super productive over the weekend though.  My husband and I went car shopping.  (You know, test driving, sitting through salesman schpeals, etc.)  I hate car shopping but it didn’t turn out as bad …

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Classic Rice Krispies Treats

Are you ready for a blast from the past? I’ve been wracking my brain to try to come up with a fun take on the original Rice Krispies treats recipe.  (I blame the food blogger in me.)  Nothing seemed to sound nearly as good as the originals.  In fact, a few years ago I made triple chocolate Rice Krispies treats in an attempt to be creative with the cereal.  They were tasty, but they were just not the same as the real deal.   At the end of the day, I decided to put my creativity aside and go with making the recipe that …

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

I’m celebrating Friday with chocolate and coconut (not that I really need a reason to have chocolate). These bars are little squares of cakey goodness.  But guess what?  There is no wheat flour going on here.  They are made with coconut “flour.”  They get their sweetness from the coconut flakes, chocolate chips and maple syrup instead of piles of sugar.  Crazy, right?  Well to me it sort of is because I’m used to baking with flour, butter, and sugar.  You know, all the fatty delicious food groups. In my continued efforts to get ready for short sleeves, shorts, and (gulp) bathing suits …

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Almond Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Do you get obsessed when you find a new ingredient that you love?  Right now I’m into baking with coconut oil and coconut sugar. Do you bake with coconut sugar?  If so, do you use it because of a particular health reason or because you like the flavor?  I’m curious.  It sounds like coconut sugar has some good benefits, but I don’t really have a strong opinion one way or the other.  I’m just having fun experimenting with it, especially since I’ve had some successful recipes lately.  I still bake mostly with white and brown sugars. I recently ran out of the paleo chocolate …

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Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

One giant cookie is always a good idea. Folks, you’ve heard it here first… I’m officially tired of making cookies for the season.  If you follow this blog you probably know why that is.  I’ve made about a bazillion of them in the past couple of months (give or take).  So… yeah…  I’m done.  Or am I really done?  I think baking one ginormous cookie is the exception because it’s like making a brownie.  Technicalities.  😉 I highly recommend using a 9 inch size oven safe skillet for this recipe because the directions are specific to that size.  I had previously tried …

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