Chocolate Glazed Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

peanut butter cheesecake bars

My friend Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO has done it again.  Chocolate and Peanut Butter recipes are my favorite (a marriage made in heaven) and these decadent chocolate glazed peanut butter cheesecake brownie bars are truly divine.

Danielle provides her delicious homemade brownie recipe below, however, you can also use your favorite packaged mix as a time saver!

recipe with peanut butter and chocolate

Chocolate Toffee Matzah – SO GOOD!

chocolat toffee matzah

Thanks to Oprah’s magazine this  scrumptious Chocolate Toffee Matzah is a staple for the holidays.  It can also be made with saltines if you don’t have access to matzah.  Her recipe calls for unsalted matzah but I have made it with lightly salted matzah and just left out the salt called for in the recipe.

Recipe and picture courtesy of Oprah.com/food

 

 

 

 

Easy Snickerdoodles (as well as a Traditional Recipe)

easy snickerdoodles

In my quest for the best Snickerdoodle cookie it was the recipe from the Milk & Cookies Cookbook by Tina Casaceli that was the clear winner! Great taste and great texture. (Everything in this bakery owner’s cookbook has been stellar!).

The third time I made them I was in a hurry and decided to forgo the roll of the cookie balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and instead included the mixture in the recipe instead; eliminating that last step. Well, I also streamlined a lot of the recipe.  I’ll be darned if it wasn’t still a GREAT cookie!

So below I give you two choices: the traditional Snickerdoodle recipe and my easy Snickerdoodles!

Okay – now for my EASY version!

Coffee Crumb Cake – New York Style

new york crumb cake

With the holidays approaching I always try to keep a coffee cake in my freezer so that I’ll have something to serve when guests arrive.  My favorite is a New York Style coffee crumb cake and this recipe from my friend Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO is sure to delight! It’s easy to make but tastes decadent; a tender cake topped with an amazing, thick crumb topping!

coffee crumb cake recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars – Yum!

rice krispy peanut butter bars

The title of this delicious cookie bar recipe could also be Chocolate, Pretzels, Peanuts, Rice Crispy Peanut Butter Bars because it includes all of those scrumptious ingredients.  And you can easily swap other ingredients if you so desire (cashews for peanuts, chocolate rice crispies for regular, etc.)

Photo and Recipe courtesy of  TasteofHome.com

Butterfinger Bar Cookies

butter finger recipes

One of my favorite candy bars is a Butterfinger.  I love the texture and taste.  So when my friend Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO featured these Butterfinger bar cookies I ran to the store to get the ingredients.  To say I loved them is an understatement.  I LOVED them!  Thanks Danielle!

Oh….did I mention that it couldn’t be easier to make:)

 

Soft Maple Sugar Cookies with Maple Glaze

maple syrup dessert recipes

Maple flavor is, to me, one of the hallmarks of fall.  So when I came across this recipe from Family Circle magazine for SOFT maple cookies I was excited.  I love soft sugar cookies and add some maple syrup to the cookie and the glaze, well, its just darn *FABULOUS*!

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Family Circle.

Quick Apple Puff Pastry Dessert

puff pastry dessert recipes

I love using puff pastry to make elegant, delicious appetizers and desserts; it’s a huge time saver.  This apple puff pastry dessert comes from one of my favorite magazines, the free Food & Drink magazine put out by the Ontario Liquor Control Board.

Photo and Adapted Recipe orginally from LLBO Food & Drink

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese

pumpkin bread with cream cheese

Nothing says Autumn more to me than pumpkin (well, apples may be a close second).  And pumpkin and cream cheese is a wonderful combination as shown in this photo.  I also sometimes add chocolate chips to the batter – yum!

Recipe and Photos Courtesy of All Recipes.

Easy Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Reeses

reeses peanut butter cheeseake

Once again a big “Thank You” to my friend Danielle over at Hugs&CookiesXOXO Blog for this totally decadent Reese Peanut Butter Cheesecake recipe.  What makes it extra yummy is the peanut butter cookie crust!

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