Salted Almond Bars

Double chocolate brownies with milk chocolate, smoked almonds and sea salt on top…this is a like a very delicious grown up candy bar.  The center is gooey and rich, and the topping combines sweet, crunchy and salty.  This recipe was discovered in an old Better Homes and Garden magazine and is truly perfection in every morsel!

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Raspberry Lemonade Bars

On the lengthy list of special days in the month of May is this:  May 6 is Lemonade Day!  It’s true– the first Sunday in May is designated as a day for the appreciation and consumption of lemonade, specifically from a child staffed booth.  This tasty day was actually created as a way to encourage young entrepreneurs by helping them set up neighborhood lemonade stands**.  So, along with your refreshing glass of lemonade, why not consider a cookie bar with delicious complementary flavors.  These bars taste like summer… fresh raspberries are layered on a tart lemon filling and shortbread crust, and topped with a sweet crumbled topping.   Read More


Chocolate Espresso Pie Bars

These fantastic cookie bars are the real deal– rich dark chocolate, strong espresso and a dash of cinnamon baked in a buttery brown sugar pie crust.  They are so good!  So good, so good!  This is a big batch recipe, baked on a large cookie sheet, so you will end up with extras to put in your freezer, plus have some to share with your friends and some to keep all to yourself…   Read More


Sugar cookie bars

One bite of this retro style cookie bar and you will be transported back to those days after school with cookies and milk at the kitchen counter!  This soft but sturdy cookie is buttery, full of vanilla flavor, and covered with a rich but not–too-sweet vanilla buttercream frosting.  The bar cookie style saves time, and also means that if you cut your bars really big, you are still just having one delicious indulgence.  Tint and bedazzle the frosting as you see fit–  Read More


Irish cream chocolate coffee bars

After the corned beef and cabbage, Guinness and soda bread, a sweet little pick-me-up is in order… This delicious cookie bar will hit the spot, as it combines a trifecta of most agreeable flavors, chocolate,  coffee and Irish Cream liqueur into a fudgy brownie-like treat. Read More


Ginger lime streusel bars

A little ginger, a lot of lime, and a dash of almond– what a combination of flavors!  The almond- shortbread base is topped with lime curd and crystallized ginger, and a good amount of almond streusel topping covers it all.  These bars come together quickly, freeze well and look pretty on a cookie platter.   Read More