Maple Glazed Apple Blondies

It’s finally feeling like fall here in Southeastern PA and I’m so ready to go apple picking, carve pumpkins and wrap myself if fuzzy blankets. I had a couple apples that I needed to use and an entire jug of maple syrup waiting for me, so I whipped up a batch of these delicious treats.

The blondies are so good. They are packed full of maple flavor and are sprinkled with bits of fresh apples.

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Strawberry Lemon Blondies

I feel like all I’ve been making is dessert bars lately. It’s been very hot and humid here in PA and bars are pretty quick and easy to make … plus they don’t take long to bake, so I’m not heating up my kitchen for very long. I promise I have some new recipes coming soon!

These bars were really good. I don’t make brownies or blondies very often, but after this recipe, I may make them more often. I bet these would be amazing with peaches. I loved the sprinkling of fruit, the punch from lemon juice and zest and the sweet glaze on the top.

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S’mores Cookie Bars

As I begin to reflect on the last 10 years of blogging, it’s crazy how many recipes I’ve made and shared with you all. I decide as part of my celebration, I would go back to some of my original recipes and make them again. I forgot how amazing these s’mores cookie bars are! They are going to definitely become part of my regular rotation of dessert bars to make for parties and events.

These bars are delicious! Chocolate and marshmallow sandwiched between two graham cracker cookies. They will surely delight anyone!

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Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Blueberries are just starting to be in-season and I can’t wait to make more recipes with blueberries. I picked up a pint of fresh berries from a local farm stand and they were delicious. I’m hoping my husband’s grandfather invites us to his house to pick blueberries this year. We’ve been able to go in the past and have picked gallons of berries that have lasted me months.

These cheesecake bars were delicious! The blueberry swirl breaks up the rich and creamy cheesecake.

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Chocolate Chunk Banana Bars

Once again, I found myself with over-ripe bananas and was looking for a way to use them up. With the craziness of spring sports starting, our work schedules, my school board campaign getting underway, I haven’t had much free time to spend in the kitchen. I knew I had to find a quick and easy recipe to use up these bananas. I stumbled on this recipe for banana bars and it was just what I was looking for!

They remind me of banana bread but more like a cake. My daughter loved them and they made for a great after-school snack. The banana makes these bars moist and the chocolate chunks were a nice added sweetness.

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Apple Crisp Bars

I was in the mood to do some baking and wanted to use up what I had in my house. I had bought some apples at the grocery store the other week and it was a mistake. They weren’t crisp and a little mealy….so not great for eating. I decided I would use them to bake instead and whipped up a batch of apple crisp bars.

These bars are three layers of goodness – a layer of shortbread, gooey cinnamon apples and a crisp, buttery top. They are easy to make and delicious.

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Fudgy Avocado Brownies

I bought two avocados last week and hoped they would have been ripe to eat before I started a 3-day juice cleanse, but of course they weren’t ready. I was looking for recipes to use them up since I knew no one else in my family would eat them. I found this recipe for brownies and figured I’d give it a try.

They were easy to throw together on a whim especially since I had all the ingredients in my pantry. I didn’t tell my kids what were in the brownies, just that they had a secret ingredient. My daughter chimed in “it’s love.” Ah, how sweet! ❤ I’m going to keep the secret a little longer. 🙂

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No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

I had some leftover mini bags of pretzels from Halloween and wanted to use them up before they got stale. I found this quick and easy recipe for no bake peanut butter pretzel bars and whipped them up last night. My son helped me make them and enjoyed pouring the pretzel “sugar” into the mixture.

The bars are packed full of peanut butter flavor! The crunch of the pretzels are perfect and you can’t go wrong with a chocolate topping. They taste almost like a peanut butter cup.

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Red Wine Brownies

Everyone loves a gooey brownie and add in some red wine and you have an even more amazing dessert! They’re perfect to wrap up #Choctoberfest! These brownies have a crunchy top but are super moist and rich. I had a bottle of leftover wine from dinner the other night and decided to add a little to these brownies … omg! This Italian red wine from my wine club was amazing – it has packed full of berry flavor with hints of clove and cinnamon. It went great with pizza and brought a whole new flavor to brownies.

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oat Squares – #FilltheCookieJar

It’s time to Fill the Cookie Jar with all things pumpkin! I knew I couldn’t miss this month because I love pumpkin and it’s been awhile since I baked something delicious. These oat squares are packed full of pumpkin, peanut butter and chocolate chips. My husband loved them and I’ll need to hide the rest of the batch, so my kids can enjoy them too.

They have the perfect amount of sweetness and are a little chewy – something for everyone! The best part is that take less than 30 minutes to make, including baking; which is perfect for us busy moms who are doing 3 things at once.

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