Category Archives for Cookies, Candy and Bars

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my favorite cookie recipe. How could you not love something that’s full of butter, brown sugar, vanilla and of course plenty of chocolate chips. I make a batch of these for our cookie jar at least once every two weeks. They always turn out great and are a family favorite. Perfect for after-school […]

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Coconut Cookie Recipe

These delicious cookies are full of coconut and vanilla with a little rum for flavor and of course plenty of sugar to make them sweet and crunchy. Don’t they look beautiful, sprinkled with a little extra coconut?  I usually make the dough for this right before picking my daughter up from school. By the time […]

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Yummy Pecan Chews

These sinfully scrumptious bars combine all the elements of cookie and candy for a mouthwatering treat you won’t forget! Crust Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces Topping Ingredients 1 1/4 cups (packed) golden […]

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Muffin Pan Brownie Bites

Whenever I send my husband and daughter to the store, they come back with a pack of brownie bites. I’ve finally gotten the hint that they both like these small brownies with plenty of corners. With school about to start up again (and thus the need for lunch box treats and after – school snack) […]

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Chocolate Ginger Clusters

These are great for serving at the holidays, and make good gifts too. Chocolate Ginger Clusters • 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips (milk or dark) • 1 TBSP butter • 1 cup toasted chopped nuts (I used pecans) • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots • 6 pieces crystallized ginger, chopped Cover baking sheet with […]

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Easy Whoopie Pie Gobs

1 cake mix (any chocolate cake mix or devil’s food chocolate cake mix) 1 (3-ounce) package of instant chocolate pudding Whoopie Pie Filling (see recipe below) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease the cookie sheets. In a large bowl, prepare cake mix according to directions on […]

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Homemade Granola Bars

These are by far my favorite homemade granola bars. You can easily change the flavor of the by using different chips (i.e. peanut chips in stead of chocolate chips) and adding different nuts and dried fruit. 1/3 cup butter 6 ozs milk chocolate chips ½ cup coconut 14 ozs sweetened condensed milk 3 cups Quaker […]

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