October 13, 2014 / 2 Comments

Dessert comes in many forms, but a pan of bars is one of my favorite ways to feed my sweet tooth. You may call them “squares” or “treats” in your neck of the woods, but whatever you title them, our taste buds can all agree that they’re satisfyingly sweet.

Growing up, our family had several bar recipes that were on regular rotation.

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Chocolate Krispy Bars

August 18, 2014 / 2 Comments

Everybody has a go-to Rice Krispy bar recipe. Mine is gooey and thick with marshmallow-y goodness. Others like them heavy on the cereal.

And still others add chocolate.


This concept is newer to me. I grew up on the classic marshmallow flavor, but a few years ago, my cousin Megan mentioned that she had this irresistible Rice Krispy bar recipe with chocolate chips and peanut butter.

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Layered Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

June 23, 2014 / 2 Comments

Two dessert recipes in a row?

Why not?

Those of you who have tasted a recipe of this kind before are probably salivating right now. Those of you that haven’t are probably thinking I’m crazy.

I know. The ingredients list is rather bizarre. Pretzels…cream cheese…Jell-O? Do those things go together? Is that combination legal?

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Rice Krispy Bars

May 19, 2014 / 4 Comments

Yeah, I know. This recipe isn’t the most original one on earth. I mean, who hasn’t had Rice Krispy Bars in their lifetime?

I, for one, have had many.

But the kind that come prepackaged in gas stations and grocery stores across America?

I’ve had one. One too many.

Those are fine and all if you’re on the run…but to me, they’re dry little brick-like squares that pale in comparison to the homemade variety.

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Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

May 5, 2014 / 2 Comments

Let’s talk about bars.

No, not that kind of bars! I am not a drinking woman.

The dessert kind!

Some call them “squares.” Some call them “treats.” In the Midwest, we dub pretty much any dessert in square form a “bar.”

We have Rice Krispy Bars, cookie bars, oatmeal bars, cheesecake bars, lemon bars…

And these banana bars.

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